Houdini

VDB, Voxels, and Python

There are two ways to create volumes in Houdini: the Volume method from Houdini, and VDBs from the OpenVDB project. Both methods store parts of a volume with voxels. Today, we make a VDB - both a surface and fog volume - and inspect the voxel data using the HOU Python module in Houdini.

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With our Houdini series we'll take an exploratory approach. Playing around with all the different nodes, and trying to build interesting & challenging models and simulations. Houdini can be intimidating at first, but with a little bit of experimentation, the complexity starts to dissolve and a powerful and simple tool emerges. I hope you will learn to love Houdini as much as we do!