Well, again I find myself apologizing for not posting sooner. In this one, I would like to let you know about the upcoming events we have scheduled pertaining to 3ds Max programming. The first one is at Autodesk University. I will be presenting a new class comparing the differences between Python and the .NET APIs in 3ds Max. Both are relatively new programming features, and both have genuinely different approaches to development. Not just the languages are different! :-) After the classes are presented in person, I will post a few of the details here. Check back in December. Thanks to Denis Grigor for helping on the Python content.
This class will be presented in Shanghai, China on Nov. 3 (45 minute version with the help of my colleague, Cheng Xi Li), and then again in Las Vegas on Nov. 16 (90 minute version). For information on Autodesk University, see here: au.autodesk.com. If you are attending either event, please come introduce yourself and tell me you read this on the blog!
We will also be holding our annual developer days at several locations around the world in November and December. Although we will not have anything directly pertaining to 3ds Max programming, there will be plenty of topics about related products. The Forge APIs will be a large focus this year. For information about all the different events and the agenda, see here: http://autodeskdevdays.com/. I will be around during the DevLab portion in Las Vegas, so if you have any 3ds Max programming issues, feel free to drop in and see me. Or even if no questions, come by and introduce yourself. :-)
Also, if you have not already, check out the http://developer.autodesk.com portal where the Forge APIs are available. All you need is an Autodesk ID to login and to create your app.