Motion designer and animator Keith Johnson takes us through how he modeled a classic neon sign in Side FX Houdini.

the pros and cons of using procedural modeling techniques

Keith discusses the pros and cons of using procedural modeling techniques, which actually provides some nice insight from his experiences with leaving Softimage and moving to a completely procedural tool that is Houdini.

This represents part 1, modeling the classic neon sign. Part 2 of the Houdini tutorial will look at shading, lighting and rendering to create photorealistic shots.

Keith shares the a download the Houdini file, you can check this post on the sidefx forums

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