[Sidefx-houdini-list] Teaching Houdini

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 20:53:27 EST 2007


I don't think I can comment on such things in detail. I will say
though that we have a bunch of people who worked on "The Wild":at Core
and "Ant Bully" at DNA. We'll see...

Cheers


On 29/11/2007, Dax <kalel1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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