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Softimage to Houdini transition guide

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After Autodesk decision to discontinue Softimage, to me still the best general purpose 3D package I felt it was the perfect moment to help those in the Softimage community that are interested in Houdini or want to know more in a friendly way.

 

So I embarked myself into this challenge to create small guides with my limited knowledge of Houdini but comparing it with Softimage which I think is very interesting when coming from there.

 

Anyway, I have been posting them in the SideEffect forum, hope you don't mind the link to them.

 

http://www.sidefx.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=172&page=viewtopic&t=31012&start=75

 

But also, if you want just to have a look at the PDFs… ENJOY

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y0ti6tyf7o3435u/thsQH1Kf2o 

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This is what is needed for those making the change. Have you spoken to SESI about featuring these on their site. They have been vocal about accommodating migrating users, highlighting these guides will not only enforce that but also put the message out there about the community. 

 

Former SI users need not feel like they have to start from scratch. 

 

Great work.

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Guest tar

Odforce Home page would also be a great spot for these!

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Thanks for doing these Jordi. You can absolutely post them here :).

 

The wiki might be a good permanent home for them too though? I'm just trying to think of a place where they won't necessarily get lost in the shuffle.

 

M

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Thanks I will keep going as much as I can and wrap each block onto a bigger chapter, once consolidated I will put it everywhere I can.

 

I am not into Wiki stuff, it just takes much longer and graphically is a pain… I do all this in my mac with Keynote and its a breeze… may be once I finish I will put it all into a book format.

 

Thanks for doing these Jordi. You can absolutely post them here :).

 

The wiki might be a good permanent home for them too though? I'm just trying to think of a place where they won't necessarily get lost in the shuffle.

 

M

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Ha. oh yes, I wasn't advocating reformatting them into wikiland (I tend to agree BTW), merely thinking it might be a place to host the pdfs? But either way, if we can help store them somehow for ease of access then let me know.

 

Cheers

M

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First guide finished, you guys can host it if you want. Now is one big document with page numbers and all in order.

 

Feel free to point any inaccuracy, mistake, improvement… I will try to review it in the near future.

 

Thanks

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Shading guides are now in progress… check the two I posted as they are quite big now.

 

enjoy

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Hey Jordi,

I just wanna say I am not SI user but still appreciate your effort.a lot of good stuffs to pick up! ;)

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It is a very interesting exercise for me too as it forces me to consolidate all the bits and bobs that are on my head… :-)

 

Hope others find it useful..

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Second chapter (shading) now finished… let me know if you guys miss something. thx

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New naming for the files, consolidated chapters 1 and 2 and now starting chapter 3 first delivery… PBR lights.

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You could subtitle the guide as ;)

 

 

" Houdini == Heaven 

Where SoftImage users go, when it passes away "

 

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I liked it and I'm not even transitioning from XSI.

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Wow, thanks!!!

 

I may extend the lighting part to cover other PBR based lights… I have enjoyed it a lot and learned even more.

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