Free API Training, a Job Title Change, and FBX on the Web

Posted by Christopher Diggins, 21 February 2012 1:02 pm

First up, you may have noticed the change in blog title and description. I have changed roles and I am now an SDK user experience designer. To reflect this change in role you can expect me to start blogging about more than just the 3ds Max SDK.

My new mission is to make it easier for people to customize and extend our products using scripts and plug-ins. This means I no longer directly contribute to SDK documentation though I am very involved in guiding the direction of its development.

The big news today is that the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) is offering free API/SDK training for Maya, 3ds Max, MotionBuilder, and FBX SDK as webcasts. You should come out with a stronger fundamental knowledge of the architecture and understanding of how to use the SDKs.

To register and view the course schedule, please look here:
For specific course agenda’s go here:

In a recent blog post I talked about creating a web server using the FBX SDK and serving 3d data to WebGL. Independently Paul Brunt, the lead developer of GLGE, did something very similar. Check out:


Christopher Diggins

Posted 21 February 2012 7:05 pm

Thanks for the report but I'm not seeing it. I went to and then clicked on Autodesk Maya ( which appears English to me. Where exactly are you seeing the two Russian links?

Christopher Diggins

Posted 22 February 2012 7:28 am

Thanks for the suggestion Martin, I'll forward it to ADN.

Martin Breidt

Posted 24 February 2012 5:56 am

@Kristine: Thanks for the reply - the uservoice voting was intended to be held before the event. I realize it's tricky to change schedule on a daily basis. The list of topics could still be predefined, but it could be partially based on what the audience is interested in?


Posted 26 February 2012 10:47 am

Will these courses be added to the "Webcast Recordings Archive" when they're finished? I'm just not able to carve out the time in my current schedule, but I'd love to be able to watch them later at my leisure.

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