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stickman posted a topic in ModelingJust thought I'd drop this as it is very cool, and has a houdini feel to it.
Hey everyone, I've been playing around with VOP networks with a little bit of VEX here and there and I wanted to give myself a challenge (not that it isn't already a huge challenge) while I learn these new techniques. I'd like to eventually create something that grows and animates into something like this image. I know there are potentially a lot of steps involved in creating an effect like this, so any guidance would help a lot. I'll be posting my hips along the way. I don't have a lot of experience with generative art, but I think the best way to begin would be to create a similar image with only texture so I can wrap my head around some of these noise concepts. Here are some of my initial thoughts on the process: I like the overall smokey/wispy movement to the piece mixed with the finer more viscous noises scattered throughout. I'm thinking maybe a particle driven growth will work? Like the particles will create the wispy flow as splines grow and follow. A finer noise will be layered on to get the sticky feeling I also like the depth to the piece, it looks like an alien mountain range. Maybe it would be nice to influence the growth with a painted attribute? A spline thickness or spline spacing falloff in the y direction would be nice too so i can get those peaks and valleys. Maybe the peaks and valleys can be created with a noise that forms in the negative space and the growth happens outside of that. Having a color ramp on the y axis would allow me to color the points based on their heights That's it for now. I'll try to post some starting hips as soon as possible.