The 3ds Max London User Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Truckles, opposite the British Museum. Started in 2007, the group enjoys a great number of professional members from London's advertising, architectural and animation industries. We meet to discuss ideas, methods and projects in a friendly, relaxed setting.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

V-Ray, Hayes Davidson and Henry Goss at 3ds London

Wednesday 6th November from 6:30pm
Hayes Davidson
Studio A
21 Conduit Place
London W2 1HS
Map and Directions

We have a great 3ds London planned for November. Hayes Davidson have kindly invited us to their fantastic studio again this year, doors open at 6:30pm. We’ll start the evening at 7pm sharp with introductions and a chance for the group to share their work - you’re going to bring something along,right?

Hayes Davidson are making the first presentation. The team will be showcasing work from the past year, expect their usual highly polished imagery of the latest and greatest projects in the news!

Then we have a making of the fantastic renders for Staithe End, a forthcoming house in Christchurch, England, designed by London-based Henry Goss Architects. Henry is going to explain his workflow and how he managed to master Sketchup, Max, Multiscatter, Forest Pack, Texture Warp, Peter Guthrie HDRI's, Arroway, V-Ray 2.0, Photoshop and Lightroom, on top of designing the project!

I’m happy to tell you Chaos Group are flying over again to tell us all about the upcoming V-Ray 3.0. Progressive production rendering, V-Ray’s new shading capabilities and a brand new user interface with quick settings and presets are just a few of the new features and updates that V-Ray Master Trainer Konstantin Gaytandzhiev will demonstrate. Chaos Group’s VP of Business Development, Lon Grohs will be also on hand for an evening of knowledge-sharing and networking.

We’ll wrap the evening up with a chance to use HD’s studio screens to display work, with doors closing at 9:30pm. Then it’s a stone’s throw away to the Sawyers Arms!

We’ve had a run of brilliant evenings, but remember I’m always looking for presentations. The next slots are likely to be February 2014, so you’ve got months to prepare! Get in contact. Details at and follow @3dslondon on Twitter. See you there, regards, Simon

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Analog @ 3ds London tonight

Honda "Hands" with Analog

Mike Merron is the Director of Analog, an independent creative Visual Effects Studio based producing visual effects for commercials, film, music videos and web content.

In this session, presented in conjunction with the 3ds Max London User Group, Mike will be talking about Analog's VFX work on the stunning Honda Hands advert which shows the automotive brand’s best-known inventions.

This month's presentation is at HP's pop up from 7pm:

 Zed The Vinyl Factory
16-18 Marshall Street

Sorry if this is the first you've heard of it, the event registration was sent to 3ds London members on the email list first, and quickly filled up (note registration is not normally required for the events).

HOWEVER, whilst I can't guarantee it, I don't think you'll be turned away if you turn up! Regards, Simon