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Old 07-12-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
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2 Day Amsterdam 3ds Max Seminar Aug 24/25

A two day 3DS Max Seminar

Amsterdam, Thur 24th and Fri 25th of August 2006

UPDATED. I managed to secure a cheaper deal on the venue so I have notified and partially refunded all people who have allready paid. There are still a couple of slots free. Old cost was 500 Euro, new cost is 350 Euro.

Download the Brochure Here.
Book Here.

Following the success of last year's course, this year we have decided to expand the content to cover more particle flow. The initial modelling phase on day one will cover showing how to create a semi-complex insectoid creature – we will cover polymodelling, use of primitives and splines and a few other techniques whilst we do this. The model is being build to be instanced in a swarm so we are going to build it accordingly. After the build we can use simple procedural textures as well as slightly more complexed ones to make a texture for the insectoid.

By the end of the course on day two we will have our insectoid in a swarm simulation – we will be making use of forces, deflectors and operators to make a complex flight pattern.

Finally if there is time we will look at procedural creation of geometry using Pflow and Mesher to create complex objects.

DAY ONE PLANNED AGENDA

Meet up at seminar rooms, introductions, coffee.
Looking over our reference piece, discussion over how it will be modelled as well as discussion of different types of modelling.
Start of build – getting all members of the group up to speed on the technique.
Lunch
Continuation of build, explanation of methods used. Some detailing work, setting up of controllers.

The end of Day one should leave us with a more or less finished model, ready for application of materials and as the base model for the swarm.

DAY TWO PLANNED AGENDA

Coffee and a discussion of the day's work ahead.
Building procedural materials
Initial introduction to Particle Flow
Simple Particle Flow demonstrations
Lunch
Building a swarm simulation in Pflow using the insectoid.
Time permitting, procedural modelling using pflow.
Handing out of certificates and DVDs.

At the end of day two we will have a completed swarm and you should have the ability and knowledge to create moderately complex particle flow systems to your own specifications.

All members of the seminar will receive their certificate from 3d-palace.com to show that they attended the course, as well as receiving over £200 worth of 3d-palace training DVDs;
The APU DVD Set
The Ultimax DVD Set
The Stormbringer DVD Set
The ATMT DVD Set
The Dreadnought 2 DVD Set
The Introduction to Game Character Dev Set
A special coursework reference DVD.

We will be available for questions during the course and if you want to have some extra time during the coffee or lunch breaks to discuss anything related to the course please feel free to ask.
THE VENUE

The event is held at the Learnit training centre in Amsterdam, the address is;

Drentestraat 11
1083 HK Amsterdam
The Netherlands


PUBLIC TRANSPORT. The centre is situated next to the KPN Telecom building, approximately 200 meters from RAI railway station.
BY CAR FROM AMERSFOORT. From the A1 take the A9 as far as the A2; then follow the A2 as far as the A10, then follow the A109 until you reach the RAI exit.
BY CAR FROM UTRECHT. From the A2 take the A10 as far as the RAI exit.
BY CAR FROM ZAANSTAD. From the A8 take the A10 towards Amersfoort/RAI until you reach the RAI exit.
BY CAR FROM HAARLEM. Follow the A9 as far as the Amsterdam Den Haag/Schlipol exit, then take the A4 towards Amsterdam; at the next intersection follow the A10-Zuid until you reach the RAI exit.


“OFF PISTE”

During the evenings you are welcome to join the 3d-palace crew relaxing in one of Europe's most beautiful and laid back cities. Come have several drinks with Cris and the crew and learn how 3d-palace works hard and parties even harder!

Should you decide to “go it alone” then there are many varied and interesting places that you can visit.
www.visitamsterdam.nl has more information for people not used to the area, do please remember if you are out on Thursday that you do have to go back to the seminar on Friday!

There are many hotels in Amsterdam – to find one that suits your budget, why not try;
http://020-hotels.startpagina.nl/ - you can select a price range and let the site do all the work!

This is a great chance to meet new friends and socialise with other 3d artists from all over Europe.
Booking Information;

Booking the course can be done one of two ways;

1.Head to www.2dpalace.com/cgshop and book using our shop system.
2.Email cris@3d-palace.com and ask to reserve a seat.

The course costs €350 – the cost does not cover your transportation or accomodation. All computers and software are provided for you.

All attendees of the course will receive a certificate and packaged DVD sets. Anyone wishing to attend the course aged under 18 will need signed parental permission to attend. We apologise however we will not be able to take bookings from anyone under 16 years of age for legal reasons. This is an intermediate difficulty course however we do have teaching helpers to help anyone who needs a little “Catch up time”.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cris Robson

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Last edited by olblue : 07-17-2006 at 10:00 PM. Reason: Price lowering due to reduced venue costs.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 03:15 PM   #2
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that f*ing brochure cris, why ... WHY ?
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:07 PM   #3
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I do 3d not typesetting :(
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:50 PM   #4
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Wow finally something close enough to go to.. and it frikking costs 500 euro for 2 days :(
 
Old 07-12-2006, 08:17 PM   #5
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Rock <> Hard Place - last year I priced it less for the two day event and ended up so far in the hole it was incredible unfortunately. I wasnt going to run it at all this year however I was persuaded and, compared to the 1700 euro for 1 day on learning the interface seminars actually running in the Netherlands, its still a very cheap 2 day event.

And its tax deductable.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:21 PM   #6
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Yes maybe it's affordable for people with lots of money.. but i am just a poor student though

Kinda sad as usually all the cool events are mostly in different countries :'(

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Rock <> Hard Place - last year I priced it less for the two day event and ended up so far in the hole it was incredible unfortunately. I wasnt going to run it at all this year however I was persuaded and, compared to the 1700 euro for 1 day on learning the interface seminars actually running in the Netherlands, its still a very cheap 2 day event.

And its tax deductable.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 09:40 PM   #7
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I think thats one of the reasons that I decided to actually try starting one for myself - the general lack of a decent seminar in the UK drove me nuts - coupled with the lack of a teaching facility. Only Max courses at the time I found were quite astonishingly expensive which I found really irritating.
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:42 PM   #8
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I do 3d not typesetting :(


oh, it's not the typesetting ...
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You'll get your chance when I am in Ghent later in the year for another seminar
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:53 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Wow finally something close enough to go to.. and it frikking costs 500 euro for 2 days :(



Namibia is close to Amsterdam?!?!
Holy Sh%t!
What happened and why wasn't this on the news?!

man I gotta get out more..
 
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ssshhh... it is just to hide my secret indentity. I can't tell where i really live or else i have to kill you
 
Old 07-17-2006, 10:03 PM   #12
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this is not a bump - just to let all people who were following this thread know;

Due to my being able to negotiate a cheaper deal on the training venue hire in Amsterdam, I have been able to reduce the price by 150 Euros per person. I have refunded all people who have paid for tickets by this amount. New ticket price is 350 Euro available via the shop (www.2d-palace.com).

Nothing I love more than a damn good discount!

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