[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini skills in Resume?

rafal 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.
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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, 
etc,etc


Rafal




>-Craig Hoffman
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>In a message dated 1/16/2006 8:13:56 AM Eastern Standard Time, baq8 at op.pl 
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>>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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>>Hi people!
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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...
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>>    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 
>>Houdini.
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>>    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.
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>>    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.
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>>    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 
>>Houdini.
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