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Creating Cloudscape in Houdini

by Andreas Vrhovsek

In this Houdini tutorial we'll use VDBs to utilize the latest technology and explore some new features. Software Required: Houdini 14

What you'll learn

In this Houdini tutorial we'll use VDBs to utilize the latest technology and explore some new features. We'll create a cloudscape using particles as a base and then add cloud-like internal motion. This setup allows objects to interact with the clouds and gives a dynamic overall feeling. By the end of this Houdini training you'll have learned that changing the look and structure with given nodes, that it's possible to define the renders before further manipulation in the image network. Software Required: Houdini 14

About the author

Andreas Vrhovsek is an Austrian VFX artist living and working in London. He began his career in the feature movie industry in 2003 while working for CA Scanline GmbH in Munich. His work can be seen in movies like Avatar, Harry Potter, Total Recall, 300: Rise of an Empire, World War Z and more. His skill set includes creating water, fire, smoke, and explosions using proprietary simulation software within Maya or Houdini. Andreas Vrhovsek is currently working at Framestore, a British VFX compan... more

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