Autodesk 3ds Max Masterclass 2018

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3ds Max Masterclass 2018

Following the success of our 3ds Max Masterclass at Expo'17, we're pleased to announce a follow-up masterclass that will delve deeper into the possibilities of 3ds Max for design visualisation.


The session will be presented by Autodesk's Media & Entertainment specialist Jean-Pierre van Gastel, who'll discuss different techniques including liquids, Arnold VR cameras, Arnold displacement, Arnold shaders, object paint, 3D characters, civil view, particle flow and asset management.

Jean-Pierre will also be looking at Autodesk's Industry Collections, and the other tools available in the Media & Entertainment Collection.

Figment Productions

After the masterclass, we'll be welcoming Ollie Simmonds from Figment Productions to the stage, who'll be talking about what a VR rollercoaster is, how it works and therefore how it impacts content production. Ollie will discuss the technical and creative challenges unique to this kind of project, ways in which Figment have adapted their production workflow, and some of the tools and processes they've developed. He'll also talk about a couple of recent projects including Kraken Unleashed at Sea World and The Great LEGO Race at LEGOLAND Resorts Worldwide.


3.00pm - 3.15pm: Tea/coffee and arrival
3.15pm - 3.30pm: Welcome from AMD
3.30pm - 5.30pm: Masterclass
5.30pm - 5.45pm: Break
5.45pm - 6.30pm: Figment Productions presentation
6.30pm - 8.00pm: Drinks and networking

The event will be held in the South Bank Rooms in the basement of the Coin Street Centre.


Jean-Pierre van Gastel – Autodesk Media & Entertainment specialist

Jean-Pierre started using Autodesk products twenty-five years ago. After learning AutoCAD 12 and 3D Studio DOS version 3.0 he started his long career as an AutoCAD draftsman. He became part of Autodesk distribution in 1995 and started delivering technical training and support for AutoCAD and 3D Studio resellers in the Benelux region. As it is today Jean-Pierre is still part of Autodesk distribution and supports Autodesk and the Autodesk resellers in Benelux, UKI and the Nordics. 3ds Max, 3ds Max Interactive, Maya are the products where Jean-Pierre is focusing on.

Ollie Simmonds - Figment Productions

In late 2010 Ollie joined Figment Productions as Head of CGI producing visual effects work for BAE Systems’ Global Video, large scale CGI production for Ericsson’s CES and GSMA multi-projection keynote addresses, as well as photo-real CGI work for a Volvo iPad App showcasing the launch of a new car. Most recently Ollie has overseen the completion of Figment Productions’ full-body motion capture stage which has been used to produce high quality character animation.

As Head of CGI, Ollie has led Figment’s CGI team in the production of the VR content for the Derren Brown Ghost Train attraction at Thorpe Park, Alton Towers’ VR rollercoaster ride Galactica, Kraken Unleased at Sea World Orlando and The Great LEGO Race.

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