How to Create Particle Trails Along a Surface in Houdini

Rohan Dalvi shows an easy way to have particle trails move along a surface in Houdini.

This new tutorial from Rohan Dalvi shows an easy setup that can create particle trails along a surface in Side FX Houdini. Working with an eye/universe example, Rohan covers a particle structure that can recreate that effect.

More on Particles Along Surfaces.

A while back, Stormz also showed how to recreate the popular effect of having particles flow along the surface of another object in Houdini, using POPs and trails nodes to get the same type of look to the animation.

Similarly, Senior 3D Artist Dario Ortisi shows his setup for creating an eye trails effect that mimics the look of a detailed Iris using Bifrost in Maya.

About Rohan Dalvi.

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