Crystal with Vines

Crystal with Vines, 2019. A tribute to a scene from Castle in the Sky (1986). Crystal and vines created procedurally in Houdini. Materials created in Houdini. Rendered in Mantra and edited in Photoshop.

vines_crystal.png
Final Mantra render with Photoshop edits.
vines_crystal.gif
Animation rendered in Mantra and edited in After Effects.
laputa.png
Screenshot from Castle in the Sky, the inspiration for this project.
vines_nodes_houdini
SOP network in Houdini for the vines geometry.
final_houdini
Houdini viewport showing the vine and crystal topology with fog volume and lighting preview.

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