Create A Mandelbulb With Math In Houdini

Junichiro Horikawa Shows How You Can Create a 3D Fractal-Based Mandelbulb in Houdini Armed With Volumes and a Formula

A Mandelbulb is a 3-dimensional version of the 2D fractal based on what’s called “Mandelbrot Set.” It can be built in Side Effects Houdini and Junichiro Horikawa uses some formulas that are available within this software to shape volumes into detailed polyhedral shapes.

The tutorial covers creating parameter controllers for 3D fractals and walks through adding the formulas to Vex code. Junichiro Horikawa mentions that you can also print out your final output, which is awesome! You’ll find these instructions on this Wikipedia page under “Formula Used” in case anyone wants them – great stuff!”