In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Cloud Rig tool in Houdini. This tool lets you use volumes to generate realistic clouds and cloudscapes. In both cases, you will start out with a simple box and fill it up with a volume. You will then add noise to create a puffier look. Under the surface, this tool uses the OpenVDB tools introduced with Houdini 12.5.

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  • JohnDraisey 5 years, 1 month ago  | 

    Great video, this actually helped me get my first cloudscape into Maya and Arnold. I would love to get more followup videos on this topic, especially after seeing the amazing cloud work in The Good Dinosaur at Siggraph.

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