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hmihalis1

Modelling Zen Stone Garden

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Hi there, 

I am a new user trying to get into the modelling side of Houdini after trying some simulation, and am currently working on a japanese stone/zen garden based on this image. 

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I've found some great examples on how to create the stones (not worried about moss yet), but I was wondering if anyone out there had any idea how to create the combed patterns around the stones. I just finished doing some work with the ripple solver, but thats too realistic in this case. Ideally it would be something more simple involving grains or particles with instanced geomettry building up more based on a simple black and white image that i'd make in illustrator. 

Apologies if this is too simple a question, any help is very much appreciated. 

Thanks, 

H

 

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 @hmihalis1 If it was simple you shouldn't ask',, Jokes on side ....post your file or exakt image of that you want Please. :wub:

And i think that you have here that file on odforce.. just search more specific

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@hmihalis1 watch and learn and try (visit the page)

 

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Welcome Harry,

you could put a sine wave on the distance from each particle to the closest position on the rocks.

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Edited by konstantin magnus
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Wow thanks so much everyone! That sine wave solution works brilliantly. I'll try to get mine finished and posted soon

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