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Displaced Tubes

I have been playing around with displacing tubes. This is geometric displace, not shader based displacement.

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I have put together a more complex rig for wrapping displaced tubes around a central core/trunk. The base geometry remains the same in each of these images. The only thing changing are the displace maps and AO maps applied.

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I don't mind at all, I am attaching the HIP I made the latest coiled images with. I just converted the helix generation from hScript expression to VEX code. Keep in mind that what really drives this effect are the synchronized AO and baked depth maps.

 

There is a great thread on BlenderArtists, but you have to sign up and login to see all the images. (NOTE: There are over 70 pages of information there).

Sculpting with UVs and displacements.

 

Here is a link for the displace and AO map I used on the first ORANGE/BLUE image. (other maps are available on BlenderArtist)

DOWNLOAD NEW CYCLES DISPLACEMENT AND AO MAP

 

USAGE:

Open the HIP file and select the null_CONTROLS node. Populate the AO Map and Displace Map fields with the images from the CYCLES DISPLACEMENT link above. Increase Resolution Length for more detailed displacements. Houdini goes off into la-la land if you set this too high. The images I posted were set to 1024, but the file opens up with a modest 128.

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Really great stuff. Actually you could build some architecture with this tubes, may be some kind of towers. I can even see them in your pictures, in medieval and sci-fi style.

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