How to Use Vellum to Create Knotted Cables

The Atypical shows how to simulate knotted cables with Vellum in Houdini.

Houdini’s Vellum is like softbody dynamics to the extreme. The system uses extended position-based dynamics to create anything from cloth, hair, balloons, and even, in the case of this tutorial from The Atypical, knotted cables.

The tutorial covers how to create and animate a knotted rope or cable using a Vellum simulation using Houdini and Redshift to render out the scene.