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.



Download the hda, material library and example scene here:


  • updated 10.17.19 to improve curve / spline input, fix grass placement, and lower lamp geometry vertex count.
  • updated 11.26.19 to improve performance by packing and instancing lamps, transformers, grass, and bracing wires.

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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