The Core 2/2

Responsible for all elements
Project Overview
An abstraction of a nuclear reaction.

The initial fractal shape/orb is made in Houdini using subdivision loops.

To achieve a more organic version, this is converted into hair strands.

Alternate path stands are added for another level of detail and some movement / turbulence simulation is applied.

The object is then instanced to a spiraling point cloud, each time with a random orientation and time offset.

The resulting setup is very cheap for the level of detail.
Other Details
The Core 2/2
Masters 21-22

Duration: 12 days