Understanding Instancing in SideFX Houdini

Scott Keating Product Specialist at Side FX has posted another installment demonstrating the basics of Houdini, this time showing the power of Houdini’s Instancing system, which is a great way to deal with a large number of objects in Houdini efficiently.You will then learn how to create a corn maze using instancing in HoudiniShowing how to create a *huge* corn maze as an example which uses Houdini’s Instancing to create a whopping 125,000 individual corn stocks in the maze. Houdini allows you to use instancing at render time keeping it a memory conserving and efficient process. Scott shows you to create the corn field and then use an image to shape the hallways of the maze.

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