Nicole Kennedy Design

Ideation, Creation & Everything In Between

Houdini – Rendering The Bricks

The next stage of the tutorial is to render out the bricks which is quite tricky to do properly. The two images below show the original version of the tea pot without any materials assigned to it and the second image shows the tea pot with the mantra surface material applied to it. This is done in the material palette by pulling surface onto the relevant geometry.

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The next stage was to add a camera to the scene this is done by using the camera tab in the scene view and pressing new camera.Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 14.33.53When in the four way view I am able to move the camera about into the correct position and determine the distance away from the object, the angle I want to view the object at and the amount of the scene I want to be in focus.Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 14.34.39This image has an environmental light included in the scene by pressing the environmental light button on the shelf tools. I can then control the intensity of the light.Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 14.36.05

When it came to actually rendering out the geometry I had to have a few attempts of this before I could get it right. If I noticed anything I didn’t like I was able to press the ESC key to cancel the render and go back into the scene and edit the intensity of the light or the angle that the camera was at.

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This entry was posted on December 12, 2013 by in Creative Experimentation, Creative Strategies, Houdini, Special/Visual Effects and tagged .
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