Junichiro Horikawa Shows How You Can Implement an Iterative Function System in Houdini to Create Fractals.
Fractals can produce some striking images. They also have a place in workflow and animation in the 3D world, and there are a lot of fractal algorithms to choose. Junichiro Horikawa is an excellent resource for working with fractals and algorithms in Side Effects Houdini. He has posted quite a few that go into great and sometimes recursive detail. His latest has a look at creating iterative fractals using an IFS, or Iteration Function System.
The system is a good one for creating geometric shapes that can you can find in nature, such as leaf shapes, or the iterative patterns of a fern. With Houdini, you can create these with a simple parameter.
Junichiro Horikawa studied architecture and often works with algorithmic design and parametric design.