[Sidefx-houdini-list] Canadians working in the US

zhang xiao zhangxiao6776 at gmail.com
Fri May 18 18:14:31 EDT 2007


can be done with opengl too:O)

On 5/18/07, Peter Robbinson <probbins at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
> Which likely means Houdini could pull it off;)
>
> PeterR
>
> On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 11:38 +0200, Ben Schrijvers wrote:
> > Wow "morphic rendering" that sounds like a cubistic approach where each
> > pixel uses a different camera.. :-)
> >
> > Sean Lewkiw wrote:
> > > Regarding the lawyer thing.... I once had to "write" a letter of
> > > recommendation for someone who was going to work for one of the
> > > studios in the US.  It came pre-written by a very deranged American
> > > lawyer, who would never let a barely-plausible superlative do when a
> > > blatantly outrageous whopping lie was available.  Every adjective in
> > > the book was employed, and anyone reading the letter would have
> > > thought I was a sub-literate nutter absolutely foaming at the mouth
> > > and in love with the person I was recommending, and at the same time
> > > totally unfamiliar with the concept of punctuation, (there were whole
> > > sentences that went on for what seemed like three pages).
> > > I had to re-write it so it didn't seem like:  a) I was totally insane,
> > > and b) this person was about to revolutionize the entertainment
> > > industry with unheard of ground-breaking techniques (morphic rendering
> > > or something like that).
> > >
> > > Sean
> > >
> > > Ammon Riley wrote:
> > >> On 5/18/07, Ammon Riley <ammon.riley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >>> If you're asking in the general sense, then that's where
> > >>> the creativity of the person writing the visa letter come
> > >>> in, but it's generally not a problem.
> > >>
> > >> Although, having now read Graham's email, perhaps I've
> > >> only talked to folks who've had a good lawyer writing
> > >> the letter. :-D
> > >>
> > >> My dad had trouble getting a TN-1 visa -- not because
> > >> of his degree (which was in the field he was being
> > >> hired to work in), but because of the fees -- the
> > >> immigration people don't take credit card (cash only),
> > >> and have no ATM machines in their station. They
> > >> wouldn't let him leave the office to go to the ATM
> > >> machine in the liquor store across the parking lot,
> > >> because they didn't want him to "run off," or something
> > >> silly like that, and, since they were in the process of
> > >> evaluating the visa, if he'd have left to go back to
> > >> Canada, and use an ATM there, they'd have rejected it.
> > >> Fortunately, my mom was with him at the time, and,
> > >> since she's a US citizen, she was free to go off to
> > >> the ATM. She was on crutches at the time, due to
> > >> a sprained ankle. They wouldn't let her drive, because
> > >> the vehicle was registered in Canada. It was raining.
> > >> INS people can sometimes be the biggest pricks
> > >> you've ever met.
> > >>
> > >> Cheers,
> > >> Ammon
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