[Sidefx-houdini-list] advice on a "set shot" workflow inwindows!??!! (WTF)

Sean.Lewkiw at cis-vancouver.com Sean.Lewkiw at cis-vancouver.com
Tue May 25 18:35:03 EDT 2010

I have to second these sentiments.  Anytime you let the artist use their 
"creativity" in naming files and organizing directory structures, you can 
count on 10x the work downstream trying to figure out what the heck was 
going through their head during their career-long tequila break.


Sean Lewkiw - Digital FX Supervisor
CIS Vancouver
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From:   Ammon Riley <ammon.riley at gmail.com>
To:     sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
Date:   05/24/2010 01:38 PM
Subject:        Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] advice on a "set shot" workflow 
inwindows!??!! (WTF)
Sent by:        sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 4:40 PM, c.p.brown <cpb at snotbubble.com> wrote:
> If you work simply like this then file management is totally a 
> sharing work is a matter of communication (as it should be), restored
> work won't be broken and you can concentrate on making pretty pictures
> however you see fit.

Of course, if artists are given good tools, file management under a 
directory structure is still a non-issue, sharing work can be made even 
(hey... that communication you speak of? Much of it can be automated),
restored work won't be broken (because, for example, you can ensure
that anything that work depends on is restored at the same time), etc.

> Its also much cheaper and efficient as you can wholly staff your team 
> income-generating artists instead of having to hire support staff, have
> artists devote time to data-entry or having to waste time (and possibly
> talent) on a diciplinary procedure for artists who take shortcuts.

Having worked in studios that range in size between 3 and 800 people,
all I can say is... good luck with that.

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