[Sidefx-houdini-list] Teaching Houdini

Peter Robbinson probbins at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 29 18:31:22 EST 2007

Just as there is a shortage of houdini artists there is also a shortage 
of houdini teachers.
I'm glad you are taking on the challenge Francois. Not many production 
companies can afford to
support a full time trainer inhouse. Most rely on volunteers from senior 
staff and usually organized based on specific
production needs.
Aliza Sorotzkin is the head of our education department and I am 
Sidefx's specialist for training.
Let us know how we can help.

regards, Peter

François Duchesneau wrote:
> Hi, I've started to give Houdini lessons in a company. This is for 
> people that already do VFX with an other software but know little about 
> Houdini.
> I'm gonna teach them how to use the interface and the concept behind 
> Houdini to be efficient as much as possible. After that, they want to 
> learn every aspect of Houdini in Sop, Pop, Dop, Chop etc. to be able to 
> make stunning FX.
> I'm still not sure I want to make a career as a teacher because I like 
> doing FX but I wanted to know if you've notice a lack of teacher. My 
> feeling is, Houdini is getting more and more used and studios will want 
> to quickly be able to use it. Or do every studio has its own teacher 
> internally?
> Any comment about it?
> François
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