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

CraigLeeHoffman at aol.com CraigLeeHoffman at aol.com
Mon Jan 23 21:44:42 EST 2006

Yes, Escape is a drop dead bargain!  It still has the Particle SOP which was 
used for some pretty high end effects in film pre-Houdini 5.  

The only bad part is to get cloth dynamics for characters you have to pay a 
hefty fee to upgrade to Master, or get the Syflex plug-in for as much as Escape 
costs.  And according to their website it is only available for Houdini on 
Linux (is that correct?).


In a message dated 1/18/2006 8:07:46 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
simon at primalpictures.com writes:

> There's always Select and Escape too they are way cheaper.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dante Allegria [mailto:danteallegria at yahoo.ca] 
> Sent: 18 January 2006 13:05
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com; harlequingraphics at yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini skills in Resume?
> --- shawn hawkins <harlequingraphics at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Also, the price of Houdini (non-aprentice) puts the product way out of
> > the reach of anyone other than the most dedicated artist or the most 
> > spoiled geek with rich parents.
> Er, how does that put it out of reach of 3D companies? I know that's not
> what you meant but that sentence is simply just not correct. 
> > I love the product but I
> > have to admit that it is sometimes very daunting to use and, face it, 
> > it just doesn't have the functionallity of some of the other progies 
> > when it comes to things like hair (a major to-do with alot of the 
> > newer animated films out there. The biggest thing about Monster's Inc.
> > was the hair on Scully) not to mention SSS.
> I think Monster's Inc is a pretty bad example? Does anyone know but I
> doubt that it used some push-button hair solution. As of Houdini 8,
> there has been the beginnings of a hair solver (called Wire in DOPs).
> There's no example SSS shader included with Houdini but it has been
> possible since the introduction of point clouds in Houdini 7. For one
> implementation, see:
>   http://www.sidefx.com/exchange/info.php?fileid=144&versionid=144
>   http://www.sidefx.com/exchange/info.php?fileid=209&versionid=209
> For a SOP hack, see:
>   http://www.sidefx.com/exchange/info.php?fileid=230&versionid=230
> dante

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