[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini book update

Craig Zerouni craig at sidefx.com
Tue Aug 22 12:24:17 EDT 2006


You told!

Garman Herigstad wrote:
> 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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