If you are planning to come to Autodesk University, or if just interested in the Forge APIs, then the Forge DevCon is something you should attend. Remember early bird ends October, 15 and you can register for AU and/or DevCon today.
DevCon is occurring conveniently on November 12+13 adjacent to Autodesk University. There are ~35 Forge DevCon classes scheduled on Monday November 12 and Tuesday November 13th. Also note that Forge DevCon will overlay the Connect and Construct summit and there is an option to purchase of a two-day DevCon pass allowing you to attend both Monday/Tuesday content, including the AU keynote, DevLab, and Expo on Tuesday, without purchasing a full AU conference pass.
Denis and I will be teaching a class as well. A good chance to come by and meet us! Our class SD226781 – Advanced Techniques for Using the Forge Viewer, will be on Tuesday morning. Of course there will be a variety of other courses including these interesting ones: CS223617 - A Tinkerer's Experience Getting Off the Ground with Forge, FDC223831 - Move to Forge and the Cloud With Your Existing .NET Experience, FDC231761 - The Future of Forge: An overview of the Evolution of the Forge Platform, and FDC196412 - Creating Flexible Offline Workflows Using Autodesk Forge.
We will also be around in the Forge Village/Expo on Monday. In the Village (again shared with Connect and Construct) there will be technology showcases, including an AR VR area. We will demonstrate some AR and VR technology using the Forge toolkit. The toolkit currently supports Unity, and they will be a sponsor at AU this year, including having a booth in the Forge Village. Here is a related class: SD225860 - Hit the Ground Running with Unity and Forge.
Why are we discussing this in a 3ds Max developer blog? Well... APIs are APIs! but, more importantly the 3ds Max (*.max) format is now supported in the Forge Model Derivative service. For some supporting details about how the *.max translations work, see some tips by Denis on our Forge blog and on stackoverflow. Moreover, the recent 3ds Max Shared Views feature is powered by Forge, and Forge DevCon is an excellent opportunity to understand how you can also use these parts and build for 3ds Max. You can understand how the Shared Views works and how to create a similar experience on your own web site. In addition to the AutoCAD Design Automation, you will hear about new Design Automation for Revit and Design Automation for Inventor services. With those clearly on the horizon, I can only guess that 3ds Max Design Automation will be coming soon. :-)
Hope to see you there!