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

Floyd Gillis floyd at afcg.com
Tue May 25 19:58:14 EDT 2010


Sean... your negotiating skills are desperately needed in Korea right now.

C.P...  sorry... I'm marching with the "good luck with that" crowd.

Floyd


On 5/26/2010 7:35 AM, Sean.Lewkiw at cis-vancouver.com wrote:
> 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.
>
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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
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> 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
>>      
> non-issue,
>    
>> 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
> complex
> directory structure is still a non-issue, sharing work can be made even
> easier
> (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
>>      
> with
>    
>> 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.
>
> Cheers,
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