Pop Up Book

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.

Final Render

Look Dev/Reference

Concept: Ethiopian Orthodox Church carved into a stack of books. Main look dev references are from artist Guy Laramee

Occlusion Renders