Javier Meroño javiermerono at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 27 06:52:30 EDT 2012

Hi Phil,

thanks for this valuable resource. We just finished this year´s course, but I will give it a run to check how it goes with it when I get some spare time and will leave my impressions on the instructor´s forum.

Thanks again.
Javier Meroño
FX Animation School
Head of Visual Effects Course
javier at fxanimation.es

> From: PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:36:57 +0100
> Hi, 
> I have created a website that demonstrates the Creation Desk: 
> http://houdinicreationdesk.ipage.com/index.html 
> This is a custom UI that I have been using to teach Houdini here at the NCCA, which I have been developing over the past few years. The Creation Desk calms the Houdini UI down making it simple for new Houdini users to understand, as well as giving a clear UI for teaching. It presents Houdini as a book.
> After discussions with SESI's Kim Davidson and Cristin Barghiel, they have asked me to formally pusblish this work to other Houdini Instructors so feedback about this custom UI can be gathered. 
> If you have access to the Houdini Forum > Instructors area, you will find a similar posting to this email, but with Preference Folders attached for both Houdini 11 & 12 that will automatically configure the Creation Desk for you. Alternatively, for Houdini Artists without access to the Instructors forum, the website gives instructions about how to make a Creation Desk from scratch. 
> While the Creation Desk is primarily aimed at Houdini Instructors, all Houdini Artists are welcome to use this resource.
> I whole heartedly recommend using the Creation Desk for both teaching and production. It is fast, simple, clear and efficient. I would therefore be extremely grateful if any other Houdini Instructors would road test this UI and give feedback to the Creation Desk topic thread on the Instructors Forum. I am also happy to have feedback shared on the email list, or you can contact me directly about the Creation Desk by email (pspicer at bournemouth.ac.uk).
> I will keep updating the website every so often, with new bits and pieces relating to the Creation Desk, when I am able to do so... 
> Kind regards, 
> Phil. 
> Philip Spicer 
> Programme Coordinator - MA Digital Effects 
> National Centre for Computer Animation 
> Bournemouth University - UK 
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