[Sidefx-houdini-list] Advanced VEX Coding

aliza sorotzkin aliza at sidefx.com
Mon Jul 10 13:09:52 EDT 2006

July 15
Advanced VEX Coding

Side Effects Software is hosting a one-day
advanced-level training course on VEX coding

The focus will be on advanced techniques using VEX to generate a variety 
of effects. Examples of VEX SOPs, POPs, shaders, and pipeline concepts 
will be demonstrated. Emphasis will be on ASCII VEX code although all 
concepts will be applicable to VOP net programming. The VEX workshop 
will be hands-on and attendees will see how to create complex tools for 
production, and should learn a couple of new tricks and gain some useful 
source code.

The instructor for this course will be Ivan DeWolf, founder of Martian 
Labs, a Hollywood-based visual effects company and a premier plug-in 
developer for Houdini. After studying fine art, Ivan DeWolf trained 
himself in programming image creation tools and has created visual 
effects on over 25 feature films as well as numerous TV shows, 
commercials and music videos. He is also the developer of Hydrous Tools, 
an ocean surface simulation software used by leading effects companies, 
including Digital Domain, Rhythm & Hues, and A52.

This course is for Shader writers, programmers, technical directors, and 
the curious. This course will be a good introduction to the central 
programming language embedded in Houdini for technical people who have 
familiarity with other animation systems to learn how to create tools 
for Houdini. There will be some basic math.

This course is designed for people with a basic familiarity with Houdini.


$250.00 for 6 hours of training.


Saturday, July 15, 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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