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

aliza sorotzkin aliza at sidefx.com
Wed Jul 19 14:48:51 EDT 2006

Hi Anthony,

Thank you for inquiring.

Yes! and Yes! :)

This has been suggested. We have begun to video capture these courses
and do want make sure this valuable information is made available to 
those who are out of state or who cannot attend.

Yes, this Saturday's CHOPS course is being recorded. Please email
training at sidefx.com for details on receiving information from courses
held at the SESI Santa Monica training center.


Anthony C wrote:
> Hello Aliza,
> Not sure if this had been suggested... But is there anyway some of
> these free courses (or even the paid ones) can be filmed or taped.
> That way those of us who are out of state or cannot attend can get the
> information also?  That would be awesome.  Thanks.
> Anthony
> On 7/19/06, aliza sorotzkin <aliza at sidefx.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Cost:
>> FREE. Reservation required.
>> When:
>> 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.
>> Where:
>> 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.
>> http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=114&Itemid=215 
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