All Posts tagged “Geometry

Melting Complex Objects

Melting Complex Objects Part 2 – Rendering

Welcome to the second and final part of our mini series on how to melt complex objects with fine details, textures and multiple materials. All without melting your pc as well! In the first part we built a setup to retain geometric detail and now […]

Melting Complex Objects

Melting Complex Objects Part 1

You guys seem to like melting things! So over the next two free tutorials, we’re going to answer one of the more common questions: How to melt more complex objects with fine details, textures and multiple materials. All without melting your pc as well! Watch […]

OpenSubDiv Deformer

Sci Fi Panel Deformer with OpenSubDiv Patches

In this episode we’re using a little geometry processing trick to build a sci fi panel deformer, much like some of the tools in the Tissue addon for Blender. We’ll also learn how to use some of the OpenSubDiv functions within Vex in Houdini. Links […]

Freetut H20 Clouds

New In Houdini 20: Cloud Workflow

Houdini 20 comes with a completely rebuilt cloud workflow, which makes it a whole lot easier to create a wide variety of realistic clouds. So let’s build one from scratch and take a look at the new cloud shape tools, noises and shaders! Download Project […]

DIY Rendering Engine Like It’s 1975

What do you do when you need fast info passes rendered out but are too stupid to set up something in ROPs and too lazy to use Solaris? Right – you build yourself a 1970s render engine straight in SOPs. Clever? Not sure. Useful? Definitely. […]

Geometry Nodes Simulation: Relax Points

Often you’ll need point distributions with non-overlapping points. Be it that you want to pack scales onto the surface of a fish or distribute vegetation on your procedural terrain. Although the “distribute points on faces” node comes with a poisson disc mode to remove overlapping […]

Geometry Nodes Simulation: Advect by Curl Noise

Simulation inside of Geometry Nodes is finally possible with this “buffer” hack. After setting up the sim environment, Manuel explains to you what the curl of a vector field is all about and implements a version of curl noise to drive some simulated particles. Download […]

Connect The Dots with Geometry Nodes, The “Plexus” Effect

This time we’ll create the “plexus” effect with Geometry Nodes inside of Blender. Manuel shows you how to abuse geometry to fake a loop, that tests all connections between the points of an incoming point cloud and compares their lengths. Then, only the ones are […]

Geometry Nodes Ep02 – Working with Geometry

Now it’s time to get our hands dirty with Geometry Nodes. Let’s create our first procedural setup, that turns a triangulated model into an alien mesh structure. In this lesson you’ll learn how to use Geometry nodes to modify existing geometry and how to branch […]

Geometry Nodes Ep01 – Intro to Geometry Nodes

In this episode we’ll look into how geometry is stored inside of Blender, how polygons define the connectivity of vertices and how Geometry Nodes is just another modifier, but one that can be customized without limits. To follow the lessons you’ll need at least Blender […]

Geometry Nodes Ep00 – Overview

Blender rencently added a brand new procedural system to its feature set: Geometry Nodes. While being quite powerful it’s not necessarily easily accessible, especially if you are new to procedural workflows. So we decided to cover this system in depth with a new patreon course. […]

Geometry Nodes 3.0 – Cube Grid with Fields

The Geometry Nodes Team decided to redo the architecture of Geometry Nodes for the Blender 3.0 release. Fortunately we can have a look at the new way of working immediately by using the 3.0 Alpha. This tutorial creates a similar effect as my older Cube […]

No VEX Houdini: Organic Modelling Using Winding Numbers

Continuing our “No VEX Houdini” tutorials, Mo covers implementing a very clever technique to model organic surfaces using a mesh’s winding number, as presented in this thread on Twitter by Daniel Piker. In this quick (sub 10 min) tutorial, Mo will use one of Houdini’s […]

Nerd Rant 2.0 – Ep.1: Blender Geometry Nodes

Yes we still have some black frames in there, yes the audio is still slightly offset, no we don’t have a proper intro yet… but… you get the idea. In our second (or first depending on how you count) episode of our new nerd rants, […]