[Sidefx-houdini-list] FAO ALL HOUDINI INSTRUCTORS - INTRODUCING THE CREATION DESK

Alvaro Castaneda varomix at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 12:17:36 EDT 2012


I use a similar desktop, but is divided in three columns
and I do think this could be useful for people just starting in CG

I didn't know there's and educators forum, that great

Who can I get in contact with about that?

thanks


On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Phil Spicer <PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk>wrote:

> Hi Dan,
>
> Many thanks for this suggestion. I will have a play...
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Phil.
>
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> Philip Spicer
> Programme Coordinator - MA Digital Effects
> National Centre for Computer Animation
> Bournemouth University - UK
>
> http://www.youtube.com/user/NCCADigitalFX
>
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> On 27 Jul 2012, at 16:17, Dan Schneider wrote:
>
> > I was browsing the instructions via the link and just though id throw
> out there, where it is recommended to copy to the students, it might be
> preferable if you are friendly with the IT guys or want to finesse it to
> point to a shared storage place in the class room to utilize
> HOUDINI_DESK_PATH, I THINK you can use a NOSAVE extension on it like you
> can with shelves and this would save the issue mentioned of the playbar and
> others getting overridden to default, allow a centralized location for
> updating the desktop and make it safe for students to blow away their local
> copy when things get mucky.... just as a thought.
> >
> >
> > Thanks for sharing Phil, and the instructions on creating the desk on
> its own also make a pretty good tutorial on how to set up a custom desktop
> in itself.
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Phil Spicer <PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk>
> > To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> > Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 5:36 AM
> > Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] FAO ALL HOUDINI INSTRUCTORS - INTRODUCING
> THE CREATION DESK
> >
> > 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
> > www.youtube.com/user/NCCADigitalFX
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