"Eating" effect used in "The Day the Earth Stood Still" movie showing swarm of little robots “Aphids” eating whatever they touch produced in Weta Digital (source: pierre-grage.com). Originally Maya with loads of coding was used to achieve this kind of effect. In my case I used Houdini andwhole effect is fully procedural, meaning, it`s possible to replace road sign with truck, house, stadium etc. It uses volume of object therefore it`s possible to eat from inside or from surface of geometry. I will continue developing more, this is core, and I`ll publish more tests soon. Hope you like idea.
This procedural simulation is digital asset, meaning it`s fully customisable and adaptable to almost any production pipeline. If you think this could be useful for your studio pipeline, contact me personally.