[Sidefx-houdini-list] Introducing Particle Effects Course - October 14
aliza at sidefx.com
Wed Oct 4 16:46:59 EDT 2006
There are just a few spots remaining in this course! If interested,
please contact training at sidefx.com to reserve a spot.
This course centers on Houdini's Particle Operators (POPS). This is a
hands-on, artist friendly class and a great introduction into the world
of particle effects. It consists of a series of practice exercises each
demonstrating a particular aspect of working with particles. By the end
of the class attendees will understand how to create basic particle
effects for feature film and commercials. This course is a foundation
for the intermediate-level "Creating Particle Effects" course.
The instructor for this course will be thirteen-year CG veteran, Yakov
Baytler. Yakov has started in the industry using a predecessor of
Houdini - Prisms. Then as Houdini was introduced, has been using it
since. Yakov has enjoyed a connection with Side Effects Software since
the year 2000, teaching Houdini courses at Side Effects Software as well
as at the Art Institute and Sony Imageworks. Currently Yakov is a senior
technical director at Dreamworks Animation studio. His work includes
creating effects and leading effects teams for such movies as: Matrix
Revolution, Spiderman, Harry Potter and the Oscar-winning short The
All Houdini animators! Attendees do not need any specific POPS
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. Also, those who attended a Houdini Boot
camp would be comfortably prepared for this course.
$120.00 for 6 hours of training.
Saturday, October 14, 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.
Santa Monica, California
Tel: (310) 319 9876
Fax: (310) 319 6264
Parking: Public parking lots on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Streets off Wilshire Blvd.
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