How to Create a Generative Kaleidoscope Effect in Houdini

Junichiro Horikawa shows how you can create a generative kaleidoscope effect using VEX.

When it comes to procedural images and generative workflows, Junichiro Horikawa is one of the go-to tutorial authors. His latest shows how to work with curves to weave a generative kaleidoscope effect in Houdini. 

The tutorial creates the kaleidoscope effect using VEX and solvers.


The Algorithmic Design Workbook.

The workbook has twentyone various exercises with two solutions for each. The book allows you to explore multiple possibilities in the procedural modeling process.

Algorithmic Design Workbook covers topics from “look at target” to “attractor transformation” and Particle morphing.

The book is available in both English and Japanese.


About Junichiro Horikawa.

Born in Tokyo / Japan. MSc in Meiji University. March in Columbia University AAD. Worked in Noiz Architects for 4 years and working as a freelance right now, mostly in the architectural / IT field. Junichiro Horikawa works with algorithmic and parametric design in architecture. He takes an interest in VR, AR, Games, and other media. Mostly interested in crossing those two fields together to create a better design system.