Peek into the world of CGI food & learn why proceduralism gets you closer to photo-realistic food.
For non-Houdini minded people, from clients to producers, directors and mom's ;-), I've created a breakdown of how proceduralism works in its simplest form.
In my humble opinion is Houdini by leaps and bounds the best application to put this into practice. Everything is created in Houdini, rendered with Mantra and some minor color correction is applied in Nuke.
Nick Nimble is a freelance Houdini Effects Artist/TD, for more information nicknimble.com