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Houdini's instancing

Finally understood instancing in Houdini, so I made a test scene that instances lights and geometry. The scene was modeled in modo by doing one half of one section. This was then imported in, mirrored and then instanced multiple times. Floor tubing (not very visible) was also instanced, as well as the lights at the top, and the random placement of the vases. Very cool to use once you get the hang of it.
From 3D 2012

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Jim Crafton is software developer currently doing a variety of work in C++, C#, and Java. He is the author of the Visual Component Framework (more at http://vcf-online.org/), an advanced C++ application framework. He's also interested in graphics, particularly 3D graphics using tools like Houdini and ZBrush.