[Sidefx-houdini-list] Teaching Houdini

Dax kalel1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 20:05:54 EST 2007


Hi,

I'm curious..will Houdini be used for cloth/hair type effects (if this is
broken out to a separate dept?) at Laika?  I'm used to using Maya
and XSI for such things so far, but have been interested in Laika and
wondering about this.

Thanks!
Dax


On Nov 29, 2007 5:00 PM, Andrew D Lyons <tstexture at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Cheers
>
>
> 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?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Alvin
> >
> > 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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