[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini Channel Operators (CHOPS) Saturday!

aliza sorotzkin aliza at sidefx.com
Wed Jul 19 13:50:50 EDT 2006

Houdini Channel Operators (CHOPS) Saturday, July 22!

Side Effects Software is hosting a morning introductory-level training 
course about motion editing with Houdini Channel Operators (CHOPS)

While Houdini is famous for its procedural approach to animation, 
advanced motion editing using Houdini Channel Operators (CHOPS) is one 
feature that is often forgotten. These procedural channel operators 
allow you to manipulate raw data in almost any format, providing you 
with a level of control that is unique in the world of animation. The 
CHOPS workshop is an informative, hands-on workshop that dives in to 
fundamental concepts in CHOPS. You will explore how to integrate CHOPS 
into your pipeline using various generators, filters, and common 
utilities, along with tips and tricks.

The instructor for this course will be 10-year CG veteran, David Robert 
a production specialist at Side Effects Software’s San Francisco office. 
David was an early adopter of CHOPs in production for character 
animation, motion processing and retargeting. David’s passions for 
creating installation and performance art have lead him to explore real 
time CHOPs techniques. His work has been exhibited in the U.S. and in 
European, Japanese and Canadian galleries as well as new media festivals.

This course is for all Houdini animators! Attendees do not need any 
specific CHOPS experience, although some Houdini experience is a 
pre-requisite. At a minimum, those interested in this course should feel 
comfortable with Houdini's workflow and editors.

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


FREE. Reservation required.


Saturday, July 22, 2006
9:45 AM - 12:45 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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