Finished the background for this painting which is based on one of my Houdini FX designs. Just got all the red wires to paint now. I have a couple of competitions I want to enter it in, one in April and one in May so I'd like to have it finished by the end of March. There's a reference image in my DeviantArt gallery page. 28" x 48" Oils on polyester.
Very best of luck Paul.
I hope you win!
I hope you win!
cool..........almost thought you were using chaoscope for a moment........it was designed to visualize flow as well!
Thanks. I looked into chaoscope in the past before I started learning Houdini. Houdini can do strange attractors, julias and pretty much anything else you can imagine. It never ceases to amaze me.
oh really!? ....have to check that out!
thanks paul........i'm afraid that houdinis' price just doesn't fit into my budget restraints at the moment!!
They have a free version available called Houdini Apprentice, then an indy version and the full price version. All are exactly the same, the free one has a render size limitation at 1280 x 720 and a small watermark in the corner, the next one up is around £150 in the UK where I live and that renders at 1920 x 1080 HD resolution and no watermark. The full price version has no limitations on render size.
thanks paul .......I downloaded the apprentice version......even so, it looks pretty intimidating!
Yes it is a steep learning curve in the beginning. Many times I thought about giving it up but after a few months it started making much more sense and I'm glad I stuck with it. Now I'm around 7 months into learning the software and I'm just starting to learn the coding VEX language. There's loads of good tutorials around, plus there's a decent forum run by SideFX and also a really good forum at forums.odforce.net/ where some really knowledgeable people are always glad to help.