First off, I should say that I am new to Houdini, coming from a Blender background, so if I ask silly questions, I apologise in advance.
My ultimate goal if to create sci-fi style car bodies using Houdini, akin to what Akira Saito over at Polyphony has managed to achieve, outlined in the talk:
Its in Japanese, but the images tell a fairly solid story.
Basically, I am looking for a way to sculpt contour lines into a car body.
So to go from a smooth body like this (ignoring the arrows, they are the authors):
To a contoured body like these:
As I mentioned, I am pretty new to Houdini, so any pointers on where to get started would be greatly appreciated!