[Sidefx-houdini-list] Sidefx-houdini-list Digest, Vol 167, Issue 10

Janet Fraser janet at sidefx.com
Thu Oct 30 09:04:05 EDT 2008


Hi Robert,

Welcome to Toronto!

We're looking forward to seeing you tonight!  We'll introduce you to 
everyone.
Call me at 416-504-9876 Ext. 204 if you have trouble finding it.

Cheers,
Janet



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>    1. Re: fonts in Houdini (Larry Giunta)
>    2. I am new to Toronto and would like to meet	the H geeks
>       (Robert Kelly)
>    3. Re: fonts in Houdini (Dragos Stefan)
>    4. Re: fonts in Houdini (Dragos Stefan)
>    5. Re: I am new to Toronto and would like to	meet the H geeks (Sai)
>    6. Re: I am new to Toronto and would like to	meet the H geeks
>       (Robert Kelly)
>    7. Re: fonts in Houdini (Larry Giunta)
>    8. Re: I am new to Toronto and would like to meet the H geeks
>       (Rob Piek?)
>    9. Re: I am new to Toronto and would like to meet the H geeks
>       (Jeff Wagner)
>   10. Re: I am new to Toronto and would like to meet the H geeks
>       (Jeff Wagner)
>   11. Re: I am new to Toronto and would like to meet the H geeks
>       (Fran?ois Duchesneau)
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:01:36 -0400
> From: Larry Giunta <larry at gcreativestudios.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] fonts in Houdini
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID:
> 	<2FEB923C-D7F3-40DA-A534-A75BD588CA2B at gcreativestudios.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed
>
> I should have specified that it's a Mac postscript font we're trying  
> to work with.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> On Oct 29, 2008, at 11:36 AM, Larry Giunta wrote:
>
>   
>> Are there possibly any new tools in H9.5 that will allow Houdini to
>> access post script fonts.
>>
>> It seems to only be able to deal with .ttf or .pfb format as
>> usual ...... but I'm hoping there might be some new advancement here
>> that I'm not aware of.
>>
>> I realize you can set type in Illustrator and export. But that's a
>> big slowdown in large motion graphics jobs ....... not too mention
>> limiting ( no control over kerning, etc)
>>
>> Along the same lines as advancements with .fbx and other ways of
>> exchanging data with other platforms and artists, it would be great
>> if there were a bit more flexibility with the types of fonts that can
>> be utilized in Houdini.....
>> although I know it does not affect everyone to the same degree.
>>
>> If there are any options that we're over looking, I'd very much
>> appreciate any advice.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Larry
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Larry Giunta
>> Creative Director
>> G Creative Studios
>> (781)393-0200
>> larry at gcreativestudios.com
>> www.gcreativestudios.com
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:02:15 -0400
> From: "Robert Kelly" <isstuff at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] I am new to Toronto and would like to
> 	meet	the H geeks
> To: "sidefx houdini list" <sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com>
> Message-ID:
> 	<3f42947b0810290902h29ccbcd8tbe01e3494c263164 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> So I have made my way from the over crowded Australian Houdini scene to the
> geek desert that is Toronto. so where can you all be found?
>
> Any one want to meet up for a drink or lunch?
> i heard somewhere that Canadians like to eat and or drink.
>
> Robert Kelly
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:05:06 +0200
> From: Dragos Stefan <ds_list at dsg.ro>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] fonts in Houdini
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID: <490889B2.5080902 at dsg.ro>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> Actually PFB is the file format of PostScript fonts (PFB is the binary 
> and PFM are the metrics.)
> I would LOVE to see OpenType font support however, even if only as a 
> file/container format, whitout any OTF features. More and more type 
> foundries are delivering in this format.
>
> Dragos
>
>
> Larry Giunta wrote:
>   
>> Are there possibly any new tools in H9.5 that will allow Houdini to  
>> access post script fonts.
>>
>> It seems to only be able to deal with .ttf or .pfb format as  
>> usual ...... but I'm hoping there might be some new advancement here  
>> that I'm not aware of.
>>
>> I realize you can set type in Illustrator and export. But that's a  
>> big slowdown in large motion graphics jobs ....... not too mention  
>> limiting ( no control over kerning, etc)
>>
>> Along the same lines as advancements with .fbx and other ways of  
>> exchanging data with other platforms and artists, it would be great  
>> if there were a bit more flexibility with the types of fonts that can  
>> be utilized in Houdini.....
>> although I know it does not affect everyone to the same degree.
>>
>> If there are any options that we're over looking, I'd very much  
>> appreciate any advice.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Larry
>>
>>
>>     
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:11:41 +0200
> From: Dragos Stefan <ds_list at dsg.ro>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] fonts in Houdini
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID: <49088B3D.7000005 at dsg.ro>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> http://www.fontlab.com/font-converter/transtype/
> http://www.fontsnthings.com/tools/conversion.shtml
>
> Totally agree about motion-graphics stuff, we do that a lot and the type 
> capabilities of Houdini leave a lot to be desired.
>
> Dragos
>
>
>
> Larry Giunta wrote:
>
>   
>>> I realize you can set type in Illustrator and export. But that's a
>>> big slowdown in large motion graphics jobs ....... not too mention
>>> limiting ( no control over kerning, etc)
>>>       
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 12:18:51 -0400
> From: Sai <modelingfactory at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] I am new to Toronto and would like
> 	to	meet the H geeks
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID:
> 	<2a2b18870810290918i76512dfem3162a9dd82a430a9 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> Welcome to TO.Just in time for a great weather.:D
>
> http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1379&Itemid=226
>
> masterclass is tomorrow.Come out if you can and you will meet some of us.
> We also have monthly user group meetup.
> http://toronto-houdini.blogspot.com/
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> So I have made my way from the over crowded Australian Houdini scene to the
>> geek desert that is Toronto. so where can you all be found?
>>
>> Any one want to meet up for a drink or lunch?
>> i heard somewhere that Canadians like to eat and or drink.
>>
>> Robert Kelly
>> _______________________________________________
>> Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list
>> Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>> https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list
>>
>>     
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:05:16 -0400
> From: "Robert Kelly" <isstuff at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] I am new to Toronto and would like
> 	to	meet the H geeks
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID:
> 	<3f42947b0810291005s50f3e06g9f7ec9732d6e458f at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> sounds good I will endeavor to be at both!
>
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Sai <modelingfactory at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> Welcome to TO.Just in time for a great weather.:D
>>
>>
>> http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1379&Itemid=226
>>
>> masterclass is tomorrow.Come out if you can and you will meet some of us.
>> We also have monthly user group meetup.
>> http://toronto-houdini.blogspot.com/
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Robert Kelly <isstuff at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> So I have made my way from the over crowded Australian Houdini scene to
>>>       
>> the
>>     
>>> geek desert that is Toronto. so where can you all be found?
>>>
>>> Any one want to meet up for a drink or lunch?
>>> i heard somewhere that Canadians like to eat and or drink.
>>>
>>> Robert Kelly
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list
>>> Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>>> https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list
>>>
>>>       
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>>     
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:06:00 -0400
> From: Larry Giunta <larry at gcreativestudios.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] fonts in Houdini
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID:
> 	<141A4373-5325-4DBB-8865-E6A66FC54C96 at gcreativestudios.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed
>
> worked like a charm, Dragos.
>
> Thanks much for the recommendation!!
>
> Larry
>
>
>
>
> On Oct 29, 2008, at 12:11 PM, Dragos Stefan wrote:
>
>   
>> http://www.fontlab.com/font-converter/transtype/
>> http://www.fontsnthings.com/tools/conversion.shtml
>>
>> Totally agree about motion-graphics stuff, we do that a lot and the  
>> type
>> capabilities of Houdini leave a lot to be desired.
>>
>> Dragos
>>
>>
>>
>> Larry Giunta wrote:
>>
>>     
>>>> I realize you can set type in Illustrator and export. But that's a
>>>> big slowdown in large motion graphics jobs ....... not too mention
>>>> limiting ( no control over kerning, etc)
>>>>         
>> _______________________________________________
>> Sidefx-houdini-list mailing list
>> Sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>> https://lists.sidefx.com:443/mailman/listinfo/sidefx-houdini-list
>>     
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:12:30 +0000
> From: Rob Piek? <rob-p at moving-picture.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] I am new to Toronto and would like
> 	to meet the H geeks
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID: <4908A78E.4070702 at moving-picture.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
>   
>> So I have made my way from the over crowded Australian Houdini scene to the
>> geek desert that is Toronto. so where can you all be found?
>>
>> Any one want to meet up for a drink or lunch?
>> i heard somewhere that Canadians like to eat and or drink.
>>     
>
> Walk down King St W until you see a building with a 'C.O.R.E.' plaque in 
> front. There should be more than a few dozen Houdini users inside ;)
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:18:24 -0400
> From: Jeff Wagner <jeff at sidefx.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] I am new to Toronto and would like
> 	to meet the H geeks
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID: <4908B700.8030803 at sidefx.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 10
> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:36:47 -0400
> From: Jeff Wagner <jeff at sidefx.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] I am new to Toronto and would like
> 	to meet the H geeks
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID: <4908BB4F.4090206 at sidefx.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> Just cut down two blocks to Front St. E and travel East until you see 
> the aluminum tin can citi bank building.
>
> We're on the 14th (really the 13th floor but called the 14 for some 
> superstitious arcane bizarre reason that I simply don't understand) 
> floor. Just email ahead of time.
>
> I think you'll find a few Houdini geeks there. :-P
>
>
> -jeff
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 11
> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:02:11 -0500
> From: Fran?ois Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca>
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] I am new to Toronto and would like
> 	to meet the H geeks
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Message-ID: <4909B053.9040407 at trinix.ca>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> And the view is nice so you save the 20$ or so for the CN tower :)
>
> Fran?ois
>
> Jeff Wagner wrote:
>   
>> Just cut down two blocks to Front St. E and travel East until you see 
>> the aluminum tin can citi bank building.
>>
>> We're on the 14th (really the 13th floor but called the 14 for some 
>> superstitious arcane bizarre reason that I simply don't understand) 
>> floor. Just email ahead of time.
>>
>> I think you'll find a few Houdini geeks there. :-P
>>
>>
>> -jeff
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>>     




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