How to Create a Live Boolean Tool In Houdini

Fabricio Chamon SHows how to cut geometry by Drawing Curves Directly in the Houdini Viewport, like a Live Boolean Tool.

Want to have more control over fractures in Side FX Houdini? Why not make a custom live boolean tool? Watch this short tutorial from freelancer FX TD Fabricio Chamon who shows how to create one. The tutorial covers creating a system where you can draw lines in the viewport to cut away at a model.

A live boolean like this one is a great way to have ultimate artistic control over the fractures that you create. The system uses a sequence whereby drawing curves on the screen plane will be used to create cut planes automatically. Those cut planes then become the boolean operations.

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