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Well, it's been a while since last posting, but trying to do more. Recently someone asked about the .NET API for recent versions of 3ds Max. There has really been no big changes for a few releases except moving from ParamBlock1 to ParamBlock2 for some of the older geometry objects... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at GetCOREInterface
Another year has passed, and we have a new release of 3ds Max! 3ds Max 2018 was released today, and should be available soon in your Autodesk Account access. The online help is also already rolled out.For new features, see What's New in 3ds Max 2018. For the 3ds Max... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at GetCOREInterface
Anyone taking plug-in development seriously has to think about plugin versioning. The 3ds Max C++ SDK documentation offers a lot of information on this topic, along with a couple of implementation techniques and some P_VERSION related best practices. For 3ds Max version querying, the 3ds Max C++ SDK offers (within... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at GetCOREInterface
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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at GetCOREInterface
According to Wikipedia, a Gizmo is " ... a bounding box used for manipulating objects in 3D modeling computer programs". Well ... not necessary a box ... and not always used for manipulating objects - couldn't a Gizmo be used just as an onscreen informative tool? In the following post... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at GetCOREInterface
Another year passed, and another great release of 3ds Max! 3ds Max 2017 is coming with a number of great new features. See here for a complete list: What's New in Autodesk 3ds Max 2017. Also Eddie’s blog has a great overview with videos: Introducing 3ds Max 2017 and you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at GetCOREInterface
3ds Max and the Forge APIs, what does that mean? To start, have you heard about the new Autodesk Forge platform? Forge is a place that gathers many new cloud service APIs into one place for consumption by developers. Forge includes the platform technology, a program for supporting partners (think... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at GetCOREInterface
Hello everyone! Just wanted to say a few quick words to restart our blogging activities. First, we are finally re-staffed on the 3ds Max side of ADN DevTech. Denis Grigor joined us in July and is progressing very quickly at becoming a 3ds Max SDK guru. I also revamped the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at GetCOREInterface
Hey! I will be down at the local Boston TechJam 2015 later today. We were asked to demo Oculus Rift and will show a sample running the Autodesk View and Data API.Stop by and introduce yourself if you are in town. :-) I will be sharing some links and am... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at GetCOREInterface
Hey, we are looking for a 3ds Max SDK specialist to join our ADN team. This position will be located in Montreal and is entry-level. We are willing to train in the SDK if you bring excellent C++ skills and strong enthusiasm for 3ds Max programming. Because we are a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at GetCOREInterface
Happy Spring to everyone! This week our ADN DevTech M&E team are together in Montreal as a newly formed group. I would like to apologize for the lack of activity here, but the good news is that we are back to being fully staffed, and should be able to start... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at GetCOREInterface
Hey, we have the M&E DevDay events coming up soon on several dates. You are invited to register for our annual FREE OF CHARGE Media and Entertainment DevDay events taking place on three dates in January in China and Japan. DevDay is the best way for you to lean about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at GetCOREInterface
We are excited to announce the 2014 Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon. This event will be similar in concept to the Portathon that we held in 2013, but this event will be bigger, better, and has new competitions and great prizes! Anyone can participate from anywhere in the world and at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at GetCOREInterface
Hey all, a quick note to let you know that he annual 3ds Max and Maya API surveys are now open. Please take a moment to fill out the survey and get your feedback into our engineering teams. Your feedback helps define the API for future releases. Thanks much! 3ds... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at GetCOREInterface
Do you get excited by APIs? Do you enjoy hacking wicked-cool technology together to solve your daily challenges? While your friends are binge-watching “Grimm” or playing “Minecraft” for hours on end, are you coding cool tools to help make content for those types of titles? If any of the above... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at GetCOREInterface
Without a doubt, Autodesk Exchange Apps is now the best and easiest way for developers to reach Autodesk customers. With over 1,860,000 visitors and over 620,000 downloads, customers continue to demonstrate how much they have come to rely upon Autodesk Exchange Apps to find the tools that help increase their... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at GetCOREInterface
3ds Max 2015 is well into it's product cycle. Due to the heartbleed vulnerability (a security bug in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library) we have already released the first service pack. You can find the SP1 here for Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Service Pack 1 and Security Fix and here... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at GetCOREInterface
There has been much talk about cloud technology over the past few years. Cloud storage is something that has become much more common in recent years. Customers now have easy access to cloud storage and sometimes do not even know they are using it directly and what permissions they are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at GetCOREInterface
Hello! First a big apology for not posting in a while. There were many things happening, and I just became very behind. Here is an attempt to re-earn your attention. :-) Announcing 3ds Max 2015! The official information is located here: and here: From a developer perspective, there... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at GetCOREInterface
Every year at DevDay and Autodesk University, we always meet interesting people, solving interesting problems thorugh customization and programming. Developers like you, using Autodesk technology! But, sometimes it’s difficult to find you in the crowd and that is why this year we decided to turn the hunters into the hunted.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at GetCOREInterface
It’s a wrap! M&E DevDays for the M&E ADN team are now officially over. We spent Monday of last week in Las Vegas presenting an entire day of M&E ADN developer activities. The event went very well and was then followed by the annual Autodesk University conference. Because the DevDay... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at GetCOREInterface
Wow! Where I have I been for the past month?!? Sorry for not posting as quickly as I would have liked. But basically we are busy with the annual DevDay conferences. I just returned from China and Japan where we kicked off the event dates this year. That leads me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at GetCOREInterface
Once again, we will present the ADN Developer Conference the day before the US Autodesk University in Las Vegas. We will have 3ds Max and Maya product development and engineering leads to introduce the new features and APIs in the upcoming releases. We will also have eight industry lectures on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at GetCOREInterface
Hello again! I am very sorry for not finding time to make a post last week, but the news of python for 3ds Max might have made up for it. ;-) Autodesk 3ds Max is a unique product in the company's portfolio. The engineering team for 3ds Max is keen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at GetCOREInterface
On Monday of this week Autodesk released the 3ds Max 2014 Extension. This includes a python module that allows you to execute python scripts within 3ds Max. There are a new set of APIs that came from the MaxPlus work. You can see here for the complete details: Visit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at GetCOREInterface