[Sidefx-houdini-list] FYI, Houdini Training Class! Intermediate VEX Builder (VOPS)
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.
Santa Monica, California
Tel: (310) 319 9876
Fax: (310) 319 6264
Parking: Public parking lots on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Streets off Wilshire Blvd.
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