[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini, I love/hate you.

Alex Lim list at poh-yee.com
Tue Sep 14 21:37:09 EDT 2010


It's just tools... tools to get the pretty images on a different 
medium... Some people are better at making the tools. Some, better at 
using the tools to make the arts. Some are good at both. They're all 
equality needed, IMHO.

:)




On 9/14/2010 6:30 PM, Dan Schneider wrote:
> Hmmm it would seem I am sparking some kind of unintended debate.... I wasn't
> tryin to debate superiority of code vs gui manipulation --but the similarity and
> symbiotic nature of the two, not that a script is more of a means to an end then
> pressing a GUI button that they both are, and doing similar things and that the
> programming and the art are one and the same. But I shall digress....
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Floyd Gillis<floyd at afcg.com>
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Sent: Wed, September 15, 2010 11:16:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini, I love/hate you.
>
>    So true.
>
> I don't code much anymore, but when I did it was often more rewarding
> finishing up a beatiful piece of code than seeing the images, data, or
> processes it was used to create.
>
> How many of us have taken the extra hours, days, or weeks to refine a
> piece of code that already "works" fine?  Cleaning up the logic, getting
> rid of every last unnecessary line, cleaning, optimizing, etc, etc, to
> the point where it becomes more like writing poetry.
>
> Coding can be an art.  And, it can be addictive.  Sometimes you don't
> know when to stop.
>
> F.
>
> On 9/15/2010 9:57 AM, Mark Story wrote:
>> Software  can be inspirational, and quite beautiful ...
>>
>>
>> :-)
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