procedural modeling / python : fern generator

since i couldn’t find any fern-type plants in my libraries, i built a procedural one in houdini.

because i used a lot of pretty similar expressions during development i decided to switch to python, storing everything in a couple of functions.

features :

  • easy control for length, density, color, bend angles, stiffness etc etc.
  • custom leaf geometry
  • preview mode for faster interaction

rig : airplane – Boeing 707




For the show “Colonia Dignidad”, i built an airplane rig of

a late 60’s Boeing 707 model in 3dsMax.

It provided the artists easy 1-axis controls for complex

mechanisms like landing gear or multipart hatches.

It was achieved with a combination of parameter wiring and the reaction manager.