[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini book update

Garman Herigstad garman_lists at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 22 11:52:54 EDT 2006


Obviously Craig and I are in a contest for who can
release the coolest free stuff.

--- Stephen Gustafson <sgustafso at gmail.com> wrote:

> Awesome, thanks for sharing the current version.
> Looking forward to the  
> full book!
> 
> 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  
> > 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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