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

Phil Spicer PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk
Fri Jul 27 12:44:51 EDT 2012


Hi Alvaro,

Aliza Sorotzkin can give you access to the Instructors Forum.

Kind regards,

Phil.





On 27 Jul 2012, at 17:17, Alvaro Castaneda wrote:

> 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.
>>
>>
>> Philip Spicer
>> Programme Coordinator - MA Digital Effects
>> National Centre for Computer Animation
>> Bournemouth University - UK
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/user/NCCADigitalFX
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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