Houly Daily Challenge: Day1 Elements – Earth

Houly Daily Challenge: Day1 Elements - Earth


Day 1:

Element - Earth

SideFX has announced an Houly Daily Challenge for Houdini artists to compete for cool prizes by creating a new image or animation every day during the month of July. Each week has a theme and each day has a topic.

Each entry has to be submitted before midnight EDT for each day, so I'm going to try and see if I can keep up. Some of the topic's I'm struggling to think of something to create in such a small time frame. Models have to be made only in Houdini, textures can be created with third party software.

Created this for today's Elements: Earth, used the shelf wet sand, tweaked the settings to create slightly damp sand. Used a black and white image of earth map to generate displaced geometry and use it to imprint on to the sand. Spent about 40 mins working time, and then 4 hours waiting for grains to cook.