nijel Posted August 29, 2022 Share Posted August 29, 2022 Hey everyone, I'm a generalist newcomer, I've been lurking for some time around Houdini and lately found some time to get into it. I decided to start my learning with a classic, procedural rock generation, I've been following some nice tutorials with good results (youtube.com/watch?v=2oC9TOgQ3KE youtube.com/watch?v=-IcOKBNNfyo&list=PLNbgmFvU__fiEIv-g12l5KDiW1YAH9MRt&index=2) So I decided to do my own version of it and I wanted to recreate this kind of silicon mineral, because I find the form of the surface (and material) really fascinating. Now, I think the general setup from the turorials I followed gets me in the right direction for the shape of the rock, I can get the sharp edges and all. What I am struggling with are the smaller details, the tiny grooves that follow the direction of a face, the diversity in the surfaces the fact that some faces stay smooth while others are sharp and jagged. The tutorials I followed use vop noise layers (both vdb and geometry version) to generate details in the form, but I cannot seem to find a good combination of noises to get close to tis shape. I am even wondering if the vop approach is at fault here, and maybe I need to try something else for something like this. But I don't know what exactly. So I wanted to ask fro help and advice from the more experienced users, let me know if you have some ideas or knowledge you can share on this problem! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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