How to Turn a Character Into a Geometric Pattern With Houdini

Chetal Gazdar shows how to recreate the “Wide Open” VFX in Houdini.

A classic in VFX and visuals is the Chemical Brothers music video “Wide Open”. That was a few years back, already, yet it holds up as a marvel of technology and sweat equity. A new Houdini beginner’s tutorial from Getal Gazdar shows how you can create a similar effect.

“In this tutorial I am going to show you how to covert your Organic model into Synthetic model,” Gazdar says. The technique leverages Side FX Houdini’s procedural approach to modeling and animation to turn a model into a geometric pattern.

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