[Sidefx-houdini-list] FYI, Houdini Training Class! Intermediate VEX Builder (VOPS)

aliza sorotzkin aliza at sidefx.com
Wed Aug 23 15:30:49 EDT 2006

Side Effects Software is hosting a one-day intermediate-level training 
course on working with the VEX builder.

Side Effects Software is hosting a one-day, intermediate-level training 
course on the building of shading, surfacing, animating and compositing 
tools using Houdini VEX (Vector EXpression) Operators (VOPS). The Side 
Effects Software VOPS Workshop will be hands-on and attendees will have 
the opportunity to custom-build many simple examples of tools within the 
Houdini interface. Explanations will be provided of how different 
contexts of VOPS work and how they contribute to the rest of Houdini's 
workflow. In addition, attendees will learn common work-flows within 
VOPS, tricks and tips, and some of the history and inspiration of VEX 
and VOPS. An objective is to present attendees a deeper understanding of 
what magic is happening "under the hood."

The instructor for this course will be thirteen-year CG veteran, Johnny 
Gibson. Johnny has worked most of the last decade for Digital Domain 
where he is currently employed as a CG Supervisor. He has extensive 
experience in film production and television commercial production. His 
background includes programming, rigging, shader writing, lighting, 
animating, effects animating, effects rendering, compositing and 
technical directing. Johnny loves to help people learn and will present 
each in the class with plenty of one-on-one feedback. Currently, Johnny 
is between shows at Digital Domain and is designing an instructional 
video on the wonders of VEX and VOPS.

All Houdini animators, riggers, lighters, shader writers, tds, slugs and 
droogs! Attendees do not need any specific VOPS experience, although 
some Houdini experience is a pre-requisite and any mathematics, 
programming or shading language experience ( e.g. Renderman Shading 
Language) is a plus but not necessary. At a minimum, those interested in 
this course should feel comfortable with Houdini's workflow and editors. 
Those who have attended a Houdini Boot Camp will be comfortably prepared 
for this course.


$250.00 for 6 hours of training.


Saturday, September 9, 2006
9:45 AM - 5:30 PM

Please contact us at training at sidefx.com to reserve a spot. Additional 
classes may be added with demand.


This session will be held at our Santa Monica California offices:

Side Effects Software
233 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 610
Santa Monica, California
USA 90401

Tel: (310) 319 9876
Fax: (310) 319 6264

Parking: Public parking lots on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Streets off Wilshire Blvd.


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