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"Distant Thunder"

Yesterday I wrote my first Python-node ever. With the help of this page: 

https://github.com/mgeier/python-audio/blob/master/audio-files/audio-files-with-wave.ipynb

I managed to load a 24 bit stereo wav file (of distant thunder, which I recorded this summer at our cottage in the woods) and create geometry from it.

Makes for a great desktop background, so I uploaded it as 24 bit png... :-)

DistantThunder.thumb.png.c39a2d868858cc21b9862af56e90731e.png

Created in Houdini Core 16.5, rendered in Redshift and post treatment in Luminar 2018.

Cheers,

Tom

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Have to catch up with some more images I did in the meantime :-)

TwistedPleatsCloth.thumb.jpg.0529a786c5e98a958cabe2690a245527.jpg

Above image is a test what would happen if I applied Vellum to the Twisted Pleat image on the previous page...
Not totally up there but quite interesting nevertheless... :-)

 

I then further played with this idea:

TwistedPleat_v003.thumb.jpg.6679670892a9eca72915329b09ee83fd.jpg

I emphasised the outlines by rendering a copy as strands (all Redshift as usual).

Cheers,

Tom

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Then I played a bit with simple Sinus waves - sometimes it's so much fun to relax with something basic...

Sinus3D_2.thumb.jpg.f76188cf2543360c66e04084daa4ccee.jpg

Redshift & Post in Luminar 2018 (too bad Luminar 3 is totally broken at this point).

 

And another one, where I also played with the new image FX in Redshift... :-)

Sinus_v003.thumb.jpg.d826891960300c935fef1b10ec7b5f50.jpg

Cheers,

Tom

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This one was a test I did based on the idea of replacing the surface of an object with finely distributed particles. I especially love the subtle patterns that creates. Best viewed in full resolution...

FractalCloud.thumb.jpg.2cca73365cecc82a0d2ef2d30ef9558e.jpg

 

And finally for now I played with Vellum some more and tried it on a human figure. Afterwards I realised the bend stiffness was still to high, so the folds are too large for the kind of cloth I went for, but it's still interesting... "In Velum Veritas" :-)

InVellumVeritas.thumb.jpg.adebc7cc900caabc0f5181593a8e7d18.jpg

Cheers,

Tom

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