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

Alvaro Castaneda varomix at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 12:50:57 EDT 2012


Thanks Phil

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 10:44 AM, Phil Spicer <PSpicer at bournemouth.ac.uk>wrote:

> 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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