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As a Houdini beginner (I am from Maya) i tried modelling organic shapes in Houdini. This was my first attempt so far. People told me that Houdini was nearly useless for modelling, but I think it works alright. I guess I will be uvmapping and texturing this model later on, too.

Any suggestions are welcome!

Cheers Johann

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nice...

Houdini doesn't have all the fancy poly tools (mostly selection stuff) but it can get the job done...and you've done a pretty damn good job :)

hope to see more!

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Cool - like it! More please!

Thanks! I quickly added bones (which are cool in Houdini, i can change the underlying geometry and the capture remains - i have seen this in no other tool)

Here the pig effortlessly performs a handstand.

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Here the pig effortlessly performs a handstand.

I very much enjoy this porcine capoerista.

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one of best models i seen modeled in houdini, network must be gargantuan though, :)

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one of best models i seen modeled in houdini, network must be gargantuan though, :)

Thanks! I intend to post the hip file when i am done with the uvs (and i want to try some copy sop fur). Because the model is rather lowpoly (before getting subdivided) the network is not too long.

Cheers

Johann

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Very much looking forward to seeing the .hip file. I'm new to Houdini too and just assumed I would have to continue to do this type of modeling outside of it, but maybe not.

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your model could provide nice basis for some rigging challenge (autorig, muscles/fat simulation, dop fur, etc )

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your model could provide nice basis for some rigging challenge (autorig, muscles/fat simulation, dop fur, etc )

Good idea! I have no clue how one would so a fat simulation or stuff like that... I have attached the pig model for everyone to toy around with. Please note that i is not finished yet.

pig_model.hipnc

I have also tried to add some simple "fur" (lines being copystamped) but the result is rather strange.

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Cheers

Johann

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Good idea! I have no clue how one would so a fat simulation or stuff like that... I have attached the pig model for everyone to toy around with. Please note that i is not finished yet.

Cheers

Johann

Thank for doing this, really nice stuff!

Cheers,

sy.

PS Looks like we have a volunteer for modeling/rigging tutorial... ;)

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PS Looks like we have a volunteer for modeling/rigging tutorial... ;)

hehe i was thinking the same thing.May be very minimal and simple rig without using autorig..

Calin? :ph34r:

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That's looking really nice. Well, not nice in the sense of beauty. A potbelly pig just doesn't fit in that category. But nice in a sense of very good work ;-)

Haven't looked at the hip file, but I'm looking forward doing that tomorrow.

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I have tried uvmapping the model using uvpelt and brushing / uvediting.

Here is the progress so far ( the map looks still wrong on several spots)

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And a closeup. I got to texture the eyeballs, this looks like a zombie pig from day of the dead...

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When i have got the time i might put up some modelling howto with all stuff I have encountered so far if somebody is interested, maybe with a from-scratch thing with a different model.

Cheers

Johann

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Nice work & thanks for the file!

He (or she?)'s much lower rez than I would have guessed.

I think alot of us would be interested in more.

Best

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