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Houdini Python Master Class

SideFX is at it again with a new video from one of their most recent Python master classes. Visit their site to download the video/project file.

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Pixar just announced their next generation render farm management tool called Tractor.
“Systems administrators can easily add Python extension modules to Tractor-Blades and customize the specifics of how various tasks are executed.”

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Yet another Python/Houdini workshop…

Who better to teach a workshop on Python as it relates to Houdini than the creator of Houdini’s Python scripting interface?

Here’s a list of possible topics to be covered:

– exploring the Python API
– creating shelf tools
– scripting digital assets
– implementing operators in Python
– using Python in parameter expressions
– creating user interfaces from Python

For more info visit the

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Speaking of classes…

On March 16th SideFx will be offering a “gentle introduction to programming using Python for Houdini.”

Peeps in the Los Angeles area should not miss such a recession friendly opportunity.

More details can be found on SideFx’s site

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“Pymel makes python scripting with Maya work the way it should — in an intuitive, concise, and object-oriented way. Pymel corrects the many design oversights in the maya.cmds and maya.mel modules, and reorganizes its commands into a class hierarchy. the result is that you can perform scripting tasks in Maya more quickly and with less code, with all the power of python.”

Luma Pictures just released this interesting piece of freeware that could very well make our scripting lives a whole lot easier. I know Python is widely used by studios such as ILM, The Mill, Digital Domain and so forth, so it’s really exciting to see the folks over at Luma share some of their proprietary wealth with the community at large.

Filed under: Maya

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