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

Abdelkareem Abonamous anamous at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 09:06:43 EDT 2008


In future, when people ask me what the difference in corporate culture  
between SESI and other companies, I'll just point them to this thread :)

cheers,
Abdelkareem

On Oct 30, 2008, at 2:04 PM, Janet Fraser wrote:

> 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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