How to Create a Stylized Magic Orb in Houdini

Rohan Dalvi shows how to make a stylized magic orb animation in Houdini.

This new tutorial from Rohan Dalvi shows how to recreate a classic stylized glowing orb animation in Side FX Houdini. The tutorial covers creating an anime-style magic effect using Houdini’s procedural toolset.

The effect has three components: the sphere, the shockwave, and then the floating particles, which all come together in a practical and real-time texture-based effect on a SOP level.

About Rohan Dalvi.

Rohan Dalvi is a veteran 3D Artist and Trainer covering Side FX Houdini techniques and concepts.