More detailed blog post here (still a WIP effect)

A fun test for the Think Procedural January 2021 challenge “Fractals”. The actual fractal is just a raymarched mandelbulb projected as Houdini geometry, if I had more time this would be something more exotic than just a mandelbulb but I still think it looks cool 🙂

The novel thing here is a custom Karma lens shader that gave me the excuse to delve into the SideFX physical lens and modify it a bit.

Here’s an earlier test that makes the effect more obvious