Welcome to this tutorial series about adaptive meshes and lattice constructions in Houdini. You can find all the scene files and more tutorials on our site. 

Part 1: Lattice Construction

In this first part  we will go over different procedural modeling techniques to create the lattice construction. We will explore how to make a flexible system, which makes art directing the asset more manageable.

Part 2: Interactive Scaffolding

One of the many strengths of Houdini is its capability of letting assets talk to each other. In this tutorial will make a interactive asset which adepts to the terrain and itself!



Feike is the problem solving brain behind Dokai. Always eager to help, but getting a good idea of the different solutions first. As a senior student at IGAD (International Games Architecture & Design) in Breda with over 2 years experience with Houdini his main goal has been to get a better understanding of proceduralism. Growing up in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, he moved to Breda and is currently a 4th-year-student. Here he is helping out 1st to 4th year students to understand Houdini and Unreal and gives lectures on a regular basis.

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  • McKormick 4 months, 2 weeks ago  | 

    Really nice tutorial.
    Just one trick I know from other tutorials which is really cool: to make lines between points (your video @9:30) you can create one line and define an attribute to it i.e. @id = ptnum then whenever you copy it, it will retain id attribute which you can use in the add node (connect by attribute). That way you will not face problems proper expression.
    Great work .

    • Ivo van Roij 4 months, 2 weeks ago  | 

      Thanks a lot for the compliment!
      We know how some stuff might be more stable or more convenient, but our tutorials can only take up so much time. Explaining this as well, will just add more time, where the goal of this tutorial was on the lattice construction, rather than on line generation from attributes (but it's definitely viable!). We might show it in our other tutorials though. Thanks for watching and replying! ;-)

      • McKormick 4 months, 2 weeks ago  | 

        I understand that perfectly. You Guys create really helpful tutorials I appreciate your work.
        Can't wait to see part 2.

        • Ivo van Roij 4 months, 2 weeks ago  | 

          Thank you so much man! We try to help out haha. This week we’re in LA to give a talk to the local community. Part 2 of this one will come out in a few weeks (sorry for the wait!)

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