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.

Sunday 28 September 2014

3ds London this Wednesday 1st October

This Wednesday 1st October from 7pm is 3ds London at Truckles. We have two confirmed presentations scheduled:

Daniel Zak is going to talk about his first big job from a couple of years ago, focusing mostly on how not to work as a freelancer... Daniel hopes this will be useful for new artists starting in the field! Daniel's also going to show us what he's working on at the moment.

David Lance has been working hard on RandevĂș, the follow up to the short he presented at 3ds London back in September 2012. I'm very glad David's coming along to give us a first look and talk about the production. Catch a teaser here, password: max.

Remember, I'm always looking out for presentations! Last month, although not scheduled, the group enjoyed two very slick presentations from Gamma Basra showcasing the work of Foster + Partners visualisation department and Rob Walsh gave us a great insight into PriestmanGoode's work. One of the reasons I think 3ds London works well is because you never know who else is going to be there- but you have to turn up and bring something along!

Check,, the LinkedIn group, follow @3dslondon or email to get on the distribution list.

I'm not promising great weather this month but there will be a pub full of 3ds Max people drinking beer!

See you there, kind regards, Simon

Monday 1 September 2014

Elmstead & Close @ 3ds London this Wednesday 3rd September

This Wednesday 3rd September from 7pm is 3ds London at Truckles. It's been a few months since everyone's got together so I hope you can make it!

To get things started- Andrei Shah has been coming along to 3ds London for a number of years, firstly as a student at and as a Visualisation Artist at You might have seen Andrei's award- winning 3rd year short, Elmstead & Close. I did, very slick work, and happy then to recognize it was by a 3ds London attendee... I knew I could twist Andrei's arm to make a presentation! As it happened I didn't need to, he was ready to present last month (so he's had an extra few weeks to fine tune his presentation- no pressure Andrei). Always looking for presentations don’t forget! Just bring it along to show everyone on Wednesday or get in touch and arrange a date.

Check,, the LinkedIn group, follow @3dslondon or email to get on the distribution list. Sorry for this month's late notice, holidays / behind the scenes wrangling to blame...

It's going to be warm and sunny (promise) on Wednesday evening so see you there, kind regards, Simon