Hey 3D Artists, don’t miss the new tutorial by Entagma, in this tutorial Manuel shows you how to implement a phyllotaxis operator with VEX in Houdini.
Plant growth has a strong connection to mathematics. Especially the special phyllotactic distribution pattern shows up a lot in nature. Be it the head of a sunflower, a pinecone, or a pineapple. The dense packing of seeds and other organs on the surface of these is due to the golden angle phi.
Instead of just implementing the flat disc model we try something a little more sophisticated and build a phyllotactic pattern on a surface of revolution.