Inspired by shooting stars, I used Houdini to visualize meteorites that have hit Earth in the past ~300 years.
Based on a CSV dataset from The Meteoritical Society (, I parsed the data with Python, converted from Lat/Long to cartesian coordinates in Houdini, and drove animation with MOPs (
Houdini was also used to export MIDI data that triggered sound effects in Max/MSP. 

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MIDI from Houdini driving the sound triggering

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