[Sidefx-houdini-list] Teaching Houdini

Dax kalel1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 20:59:31 EST 2007


Ah, ok..fair enough.
With that crowd it looks like I'll have to pick up more Houdini :)

Thanks!


On Nov 29, 2007 5:53 PM, Andrew D Lyons <tstexture at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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