Quentin Rossetto shows how you can peel a potato using Side FX Houdini.
This is pretty interesting. FX Artist Quentin Rossetto shows how you can create a setup in SideFX Houdini where you can peel a potato. The tutorial really shows the flexibility and power of some of the things you can do in Houdini Procedurally. Rossetto walks through his set up and how it all works in the video.
Based on some shatter techniques the process to peel a potato in Houdini is slightly different in that you need to create a setup that slices geometry while showing the variations between the insides and the peel. You can easily create a peeling effect with Houdini using the cloth solver, as shown by Peter Quint in another tutorial.