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how to create effect of a city that rearranges itself


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Hi, I'm a newbie so please pardon my ignorance. I have an idea for an effect and I'm wondering how to even begin to think about building it in Houdini. I would like to create a realistic looking city (I've imported OSM and it works great), but have the buildings rearrange themselves, swapping their positions etc, while maintaining the overall map-like layout. So it's almost like a giant sliding puzzle. The overall effect feels like the city is breathing, a living organism. 

I would like to be able to keyframe this effect so I can control when it starts and stops, but the actual rearranging itself should be driven by maybe a noise. Any ideas, any pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks.



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