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I am sure that the content of the book is good but is it up to date enough for H12.5?

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Hello

Does this book have anything to offer a someone new to Houdini using version 12?

I almost got hold of Houdini Magic but was told it was so far out of date it was not worth the money. Is that the case for Houdini On the Spot also?

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Obviously a lot has changed since that book's release. But it is more of a cookbook, with quite a few tips and tricks that are still valid today.

~Ilan

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Hello

Does this book have anything to offer a someone new to Houdini using version 12?

I almost got hold of Houdini Magic but was told it was so far out of date it was not worth the money. Is that the case for Houdini On the Spot also?

The Magic of Houdini is seriously worth every penny (and it's not very expensive). 95% of the content is still relevant in Houdini 12.5. In fact, i have a copy on my desk right now. I'd recommend The Magic of Houdini over Houdini On The Spot for someone new to Houdini. H:OTS is great, but is less helpful if you're not already somewhat familiar with Houdini. It's more of a collection of useful tips and ideas.

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The Magic of Houdini is seriously worth every penny (and it's not very expensive). 95% of the content is still relevant in Houdini 12.5. In fact, i have a copy on my desk right now. I'd recommend The Magic of Houdini over Houdini On The Spot for someone new to Houdini. H:OTS is great, but is less helpful if you're not already somewhat familiar with Houdini. It's more of a collection of useful tips and ideas.

Obviously a lot has changed since that book's release. But it is more of a cookbook, with quite a few tips and tricks that are still valid today.

~Ilan

Thanks for the feedback guys.

I guess the core fundamentals of any 3D package won't change significantly, even after many versions. I'll start with Houdini Magic then see how it goes from there. Video tutorials are great but sometimes you just need a physical reference source right there on your desk.

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