[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini book update

Peter Robbinson probbins at corefa.com
Mon Aug 21 13:03:34 EDT 2006

Wow! this is getting more exciting all the time.

And the addition of the pub-on-demand is great, particularly for me, 
Craig. The series of books I've been promising and am still working on 
are going to be based
on this concept, so I hope you're gets a good workout.


Craig Zerouni wrote:

> Hi -
> Sorry if you already read this on the Forum, but...
> Earlier this year, I announced the germination of a second Houdini 
> book, based on the concept of a collection of tips and tricks - the 
> thread was here:
> http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=172&page=viewtopic&t=5158 
> <http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=172&page=viewtopic&t=5158> 
> The original concept was to publish a book right about now, that would 
> be compatible with Houdini 9. But H9 has moved out into next year, and 
> meanwhile I had some useful tidbits that relate to 8/8.1, and I 
> thought - why hold on to them?
> So I'm making this shorter version of the book available now, 
> completely free. You can go here
> http://www.lulu.com/content/386002
> and get it either as a PDF or (and I think this is pretty slick 
> myself) you can order it printed and bound. The cost for the printed 
> version is $6 plus shipping, and I get zip - that is just the cost of 
> printing a 75 page paperback book. If you just want the content, you 
> can download the PDF (though you do have to register - sorry about 
> that). It's free because I'm using it as a test run. Think of it as 
> the Open Source version of the book to come.
> This version has 50 "hacks", where the Houdini 9 version will be more 
> like 200. And since that will be published by an actual for-profit 
> enterprise, it won't be free. On the other hand, it will be 
> professionally designed, and thus much better looking. But I think the 
> concept of publish-on-demand is so compelling, I wanted to do 
> something using that format. And this is it.
> Have fun!
> CZ
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