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    3DBuzz 'The Interview Series' - Steve

    Alright, well this is the 3D Buzz interview series to try and illuminate some of the goings on around the buzz cave as well as to give us a little bit of an insight into who runs your favorite tutorial website. Some of the questions might come across a little weird but it's all there to paint a picture.



    Your name.
    Steve

    Are you known by any nicknames?
    Paddington
    *laughs*

    For the people back home what if any, is your job description at '3DBuzz'?
    It used to be director of 'Houdini' education, but I'm working on 'Maya' content at the moment.

    And how long have you been working at '3DBuzz'?

    On and off for the past 2 years

    Why?
    I'm partly at university.

    And what do you study at university?
    Computer visual and animation at 'Bournemouth University'.

    What are you working on right now?
    Working on, how would I describe this. High end 'Maya' rigging.

    And that's all you can say?
    For now. Oh, and just that it's a sexy system so far.

    And as computer setups go what rig are you running at the moment?
    I have no idea. It's Angela's gaming rig. But it's doing me nicely.

    Your first software love?
    This is way back in the day. First off I got caught up in 'Cinema 4D'. I started with 'Cinema 4D' because I got the program for free from a CD-ROM.

    And what would you say is your primary software package these days?
    'Houdini', 'Maya' coming in second.

    What type of phone do you own?
    A Nokia. That's all I'm willing to say.
    *Laughs*
    My space bar button is broken. It's like an antique

    What book or books, are you in the middle of reading?
    I can't remember the exact titles. But they're 'Renderman' books. 'Advanced Renderman Shading Guide' and 'Advanced Renderman CGI For Motion Pictures'.

    Does an apple turnover have to be turned over?
    Would it just be an apple then?

    I have no idea
    *Srugs*

    What would be a usual day in the life of ….?
    Cornflakes, work, exercise, lunch, work, dinner.

    Toast? Considering you're English you've got to have toast in there somewhere.
    Sometimes. And then drums, guitar, piano.

    All at the same time?
    Yes.

    Many people have dreams, be it owning a sports team to swimming with sharks. What would you say is your ultimate dream?

    I guess to travel the world while working in the visual effects industry.

    Imagine 10 years from now. Where would you want to be?

    As long as I'm having fun I don't really care.

    If you were converted into Morse code would you be a dot, a dash, or a space?
    Does this have some sort of incorrect answer? Is there any sort of Innuendo?

    Nope...
    A dash. Don't ask me why. The space is someone with not a lot in between their ears. The dash sort of waffles on compared to the dot.

    You know Logan and Jeff both picked the space...

    *Giggles*

    What would be your perfect job?
    Hmm. A sort of technical director and research development role. I'd do lots of maths problem solving.

    If you could live anywhere on this planet where would you want to live?
    I don't know that many places.
    *Jeff laughs*
    Shuddup! I mean haven't been to many places so...
    *Looks defeated*
    Can I have a do over and answer that question again?

    Of course.
    Somewhere that is not retardly hot. Cause it just ain't right if your shoes are melting on the floor.

    Finish these sentences.
    Bartender please get me a.......

    Cider

    I'm sorry officer. It wasn't my fault I.......

    vomited in the gutter.

    I've told you a thousand times. Stop touching my.......

    *Complete silence before shrug*
    What does one say to that question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ennglish View Post
    It used to be director of 'Houdini' eduction, but I'm working on 'Maya' content at the moment.
    WTF ? Steve, I will not forget you this !! You will have nightmares till the end of your life. You promised. What we, poor Houdini users, will do now without you? Another lost in fight. RIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swann View Post
    WTF ? Steve, I will not forget you this !! You will have nightmares till the end of your life. You promised. What we, poor Houdini users, will do now without you? Another lost in fight. RIP.
    Nah he appears to be lifer.
    And what would you say is your primary software package these days?
    'Houdini', 'Maya' coming in second.
    Nice interview guys. Was that picture taken before or after the wonderful event in the back of Terry's car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swann View Post
    WTF ? Steve, I will not forget you this !! You will have nightmares till the end of your life. You promised. What we, poor Houdini users, will do now without you? Another lost in fight. RIP.
    I think it's more the fact that Maya stuff is more in demand. Now if I could just aford Maya...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swann View Post
    WTF ? Steve, I will not forget you this !! You will have nightmares till the end of your life. You promised. What we, poor Houdini users, will do now without you? Another lost in fight. RIP.
    That was my first thought - well except the accursedness.
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    I'm excited for the new Maya rigging. It's something that was promised to us 3-5 years ago. Good job Steve, this has been another successful interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TF242 View Post
    Was that picture taken before or after the wonderful event in the back of Terry's car?
    After... some days after

    I know you Houdini guys might be disappointed that I'm working on Maya content currently, but I really think you'll get a huge kick out of my current project. If you liked the rigging we did in Houdini... oh man, you'll totally dig this (and would still stand to benefit from it... it's something that could be fairly easily adapted to Houdini, I believe).

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VelariaKnight View Post
    I think it's more the fact that Maya stuff is more in demand. Now if I could just aford Maya...

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    They are supposed to be making suites available for 5k which would include not only Maya but MotionBuilder 2010 and Autodesk Mudbox 2010. Which would really make it alot more worthwhile than spending the full amount on Maya alone.

    Cool interview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevetwist View Post
    I know you Houdini guys might be disappointed
    Disappointed, no it's not a good word. Piss*d, yeah, this is a good word.

    Why ?

    So there will be nothing new for Houdini this year ? No new packages from Angela for me under Christmas tree ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevetwist View Post
    I know you Houdini guys might be disappointed that I'm working on Maya content currently, but I really think you'll get a huge kick out of my current project. If you liked the rigging we did in Houdini... oh man, you'll totally dig this (and would still stand to benefit from it... it's something that could be fairly easily adapted to Houdini, I believe).
    Soudns very cool and will look forward to it. I did enjoy the rigging stuff and who knows I might be able to afford teh 5k price tag of Maya one day.

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