it’s my first post to the forum.
I want to recreate a similar form as seen on this nike outsole shoe.
First thought was to use magnetic forces/ field charges to manipulate points on a mesh. But didn’t get a grip on how to use these vector forces.
Then I stumbled upon a tutorial on Entagma for Houdini FX (https://www.entagma.com/vops-quicktip-shaping-displacement-using-modulo-noise/) where I saw a similar form appearing and managed to translate that principal into GH.
The pattern that I am chasing here is basically dictated with noise algorithm (I have used plugin from Gulio “4d noise”). But I am struggling to understand what is actually dictating this form.
My question is: How can I have more control over form like that, as to say, how to manually set these focal points of the pattern as seen on nike? What I think is that the noise can only get me so far. For full control over form I think I have to get back to field charges. Any other ideas on how to produce this displacement?
I am attaching very simple .gh file with noise displacement and image of the result.
Final mesh was optimized using Zbrush.