Steve Burke


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The Houdini Boutique - T-shirts and Hoodies May 20, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

I'm still in the market for a quality Houdini shirt so I am hoping you guys can find a new vendor.

I ordered a shirt from the current store (spreadshirt) but the quality of what I got was bad enough that I didn't bother to try it on. The shirt itself feels as if someone took a scratchy washcloth and stretched it into shirt form. The design looks home-printed via a 90s-era inkjet. The shirt I ordered has only one color, Houdini orange, and it's off by a mile. It's rose-colored. I contacted the company for a refund and was ignored so I just had to deal with them via my credit card company.

I've attached a photo so people can at least judge the print quality for themselves.

Free resources for amateur self-teaching (focus on channels and referencing, SOPs, and simulation) Jan. 26, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

I agree with harryabreu and the John Moncrief Introduction to Houdini course is the course I wish I had started with to learn Houdini.

Rohan's rocket tutorial was my actual first introduction to Houdini and it looked simple enough by the imagery but it was way over my head. It made no sense at all to me when I was completely unfamiliar with the Houdini interface or the Houdini way of doing things. After John Moncrief's tutorial, Rohan's was a great follow-up.

Didn't know LinkedIn had Houdini tutorials. That's interesting.


QT 5 not working on Laptop, only Qt4 - anyone else? Jan. 24, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

My machine also had Nahimic sound drivers (Product Version: 2.2.2801) and simply uninstalling those fixed my crashes with Qt5 versions of Houdini. It sounds like the newer versions don't have this problem so maybe I'll re-install this in the future when I am feeling brave.

I definitely wouldn't have found this issue without your help so big thanks to you Peter, @pbowmar

I'll send a note to tech support as well in case it helps someone else, at the very least my experience should help clarify that the older Nahimic drivers are an issue with Qt5 builds of Houdini.