Houdini Telephone Poles Tool

Houdini Telephone Poles Tool, 2019.

This tool allows for the creation of any number of modular telephone poles placed along a curve or at points on a surface, which are then oriented at best angles to form a continuous line. Wires are simulated using vellum dynamics. All geometry modeled procedurally in Houdini.

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The tool was modified here to use a magnet force instead of gravity to draw the wires inward.

Download the hda, material library and example scene here (updated 10.17 to improve curve / spline input, fix grass placement, and lower lamp geometry vertex count):

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The signs as telephone poles: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces:

In-progress screenshots gallery:

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