Working With Iterative Fractals in Side FX Houdini

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.