[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini skills in Resume?
baq8 at op.pl
Mon Jan 16 13:41:20 EST 2006
CraigLeeHoffman at aol.com wrote:
>I agree that Houdini isn't very hard to learn compared to all the nested
>menus/options and hotkeys and scripting needed to learn to become proficient with
>Maya, but we are fighting against a prejudice that many folks in the industry
>have had from when they last checked Houdini out around Houdini 2.5. I
>currently work with some former Animators from CORE who are now back working in Maya
>and they ALL said they prefer Houdini.
I've thought about one thing. Who is more valuable for fx/movie studio,
one who knows Maya and MEL or one who knows Houdini? And this 'one' is
of course very creative and have many own ideas for FXs and animations,
>In a message dated 1/16/2006 8:13:56 AM Eastern Standard Time, baq8 at op.pl
>>Subj:[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini skills in Resume?
>>Date:1/16/2006 8:13:56 AM Eastern Standard Time
>>From:baq8 at op.pl
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>> There were some post about job, so maybe U are just little tired of
>>it but I'll just try to ask...
>> Just finished all my FX for reel and now I'm in the rendering
>>process of these, so it can takes two or three months to finish. I must
>>mention all these r made in Maya. During this time my Maya app will be
>>busy so I can do something else like developing more advanced skills in
>> I just wanna ask experienced users what you think about Houdini in
>>resume and people who look for job in this industry? When I look at
>>sites like highEnd3D or creativeHeads I see very often companies look
>>for peoplea who know both maya+mel. Houdini jobs are very rare(yesterday
>>I just saw Houdini job post on highEnd3d by DD). I've heard from one
>>that: "if U know Houdini U will get job very quick" but it rather sound
>>like marketing slogan.
>> I see that it's not hard to learn it. Many said that learning curve
>>is steep. I don't understand, it's much more easier than Maya. So I
>>think there are many Houdini users who posses beginner level knowledge
>>of this app. What employers would like to see, what Houdini skills? I
>>don't think anybody will get job just becouse he know software.
>> I've also read some story from one guy on odForce that he has a Maya
>>only reel and very little Houdini experience but decided to sent it to
>>one company and ... he get this job beocuse he mention in resume about
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