[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini book update
sgustafso at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 23:06:45 EDT 2006
Awesome, thanks for sharing the current version. Looking forward to the
On Mon, 21 Aug 2006 09:40:47 -0700, Craig Zerouni <craig at sidefx.com> 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
> 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
> 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!
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