How to Create VDB Advect Growth in Houdini

Alexander Golubeff shows how to create an advect growth effect using VDB volumes in Side FX Houdini.

Motion designer Alexander Golubeff shows how you can create some great-looking effects using VDB advection in Side FX Houdini. The tutorial covers the steps to create an advect growth effect using volumes. The growth effect is a popular one in the 3D and motion graphics community, and it is one that gets revisited often.

Check out this list of growth effect tutorials, that includes some growth effects using a variety of different methods. The tutorials cover working with procedural systems, to creating knit patterns and how to deal with overlapping growth.