How to Dynamically Ruffle a Carpet Using Vellum

Resilient Picture Company shows how using grains can ruffle a carpet in Houdini.

Houdini’s Vellum is an exceptional, unified solver for things like cloth effects, wires, soft bodies, and grains. The grains workflow is the subject of Krishna Bala (Resilient Picture Company) latest tutorial. Krishna shows how you can ruffle a carpet (or towel) in Side FX Houdini.

The multipart tutorial covers using Vellum to create an animation of a carpet affected by an object in the scene, and it looks incredible. The tutorial walks us through the Houdini vellum grains technique and shows how to get an amazingly realistic render using Redshift.

Krishna notes that it’s important to visit his “Bad sponge” tutorial before viewing this one as it provides you with the fundamentals of this new tutorial series.