Houdini Game Art – Create foliage for Games with Houdini
This course will take you through the step necessary to create realtime foliage using Houdini.
Starting from reference pictures, we will use Houdini to create a useful Ivy Tool that could be expanded into a more Generic Vegetation Tool.
The main focus of this course will be HOUDINI. You don’t need an advanced knowledge, this course is great for Houdini beginners who want practice procedural modeling in a real production way instead of doing more abstract tutorials. You can use this course as an excuse to finish your first Houdini project, that will take you from beginner to a more intermediate skill level with Houdini.
I will show a typical production workflow from the “real world” that you can use directly in a video game production. We will take shortcuts, and do thing as fast as possible, the goal being the end result.
By the end you should have a idea of how you can integrate Houdini in your video game art pipeline, and have some cool assets you can show off in Unreal or Unity or any engine, and maybe, this will be your first game art assets made with the help of Houdini !
You wil be provided with the final Houdini file used in this tutorial.
NOTE : Even though I use Substance Designer and 3ds Max in this tutorial, their are not mandatory, and can be easily replaced other similar software.
Modeling the parts of the IVY
Understanding "Copy to points"
Orientation attribute quizz