RenderMan project 1: pop up book
I built my model in Houdini and imported it to Maya. An importing challenge came up because of the cookie node. To solve this problem, I imported both assets before the cookie node in houdini. After bringing in both assets, I used the difference boolean to make the final shape. The displacement in the inner part of the books had to be carefully adjusted to control the black edges.
Concept: Ethiopian Orthodox Church carved into a stack of books. Main look dev references are from artist Guy Laramee