[Sidefx-houdini-list] Teaching Houdini
Andrew D Lyons
tstexture at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 20:00:27 EST 2007
Whoa - caught the reply-to field just in time...
I'm not sure what detail I can go into in public. I don't really know
for sure either, but one would think that to make a feature animation
film over a few years a company would need to hire 30-50 Houdini
people to get it from animation to compositing. Tell your friends and
family to start learning Houdini. It's a great gig here.
On 29/11/2007, Alvin Yap <jtalbain at singnet.com.sg> wrote:
> Hey Andrew,
> Do you happen to know what's the hiring schedule for Laika like next year?
> Andrew D Lyons wrote:
> > Yep - I work for a major feature animation studio in the US that is
> > going to need to hire many dozens of Houdini capable people over the
> > next years for surfacing, lighting and effects. More maybe down the
> > track. I know other major studios are looking at H9 pretty hard as
> > well. There's a growing feeling that Maya has run it's course, just as
> > Softimage did before it. Please train lots of good Houdini people for
> > us to hire next year!
> > Cheers
> > On 29/11/2007, zhang xiao <zhangxiao6776 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> maybe in L.A or london or australia, definitely not in big china, houdini
> >> starts to draw
> >> attention of chinese cg artists, and i heard that sidfx ceo is involving
> >> with a training program
> >> in beijing, maybe that's a good sign.
> >> On Nov 29, 2007 3:14 PM, François Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca> 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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