Excalibur (XBR) Update

Posted by Ken Pimentel, 12 January 2011 7:00 pm

XBR Webinars

Join us for a special webcast where we’ll update you on Project Excalibur (XBR). XBR is a restructuring of 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design that is intended to occur over three phases. It addresses fundamental improvements in workflow, UI, and performance. This update will provide more detail about UI, dynamics and viewport changes. You’ll be able to post questions for the development team.

There will be three opportunities to attend identical sessions held at different times on February 8th, 2011 . These webinar sessions will be recorded and those that register will be provided with a link to view the recordings.

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST     REGISTER
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST       REGISTER
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST       REGISTER

 If you are timezone challenged, use this: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc




Posted 13 January 2011 11:07 pm

You can use a time zone converter, like here: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc
Set the From: time zone to US/Eastern and the To: to your time zone.


Ken Pimentel

Posted 14 January 2011 12:06 am

There is a time zone converter in the invite you receive.


Posted 14 January 2011 1:37 am

That works for after you register, but if they want to make sure it is correct time before they register? It may be good to provide it on the registration page, or they can use the one I provided.



Posted 14 January 2011 2:30 am

i am really looking forward to this

Jonathan de Blok

Posted 14 January 2011 7:15 am

Great, can't wait!

Did you switch to another platform for the webinar? I can remember from the previous one that the conference-software could use some XBR-love itself

Ken Pimentel

Posted 14 January 2011 4:03 pm

Thanks, I updated my blog with the link

Yes, we are now trying the goto meeting platform, hope it works better


Posted 16 January 2011 11:02 am

I'm tired of listening to what is planned.
Show for the first time what did you achieve.

Jonathan de Blok

Posted 17 January 2011 8:43 am

"I am still not using some on the new features though, slate ect........."

Not to go off-topic here, but a schematic material editor (Slate) was one of the most requested items ever I think.

And If I understood correctly Autodesk can't talk about specifics of upcoming product details because of a tax-law in relation to the subscription model, it's not that they re not willing to but they just can't.

These webinairs are a way to at least get some information out without breaking the rules I think.


Posted 19 January 2011 5:00 pm

"I have registered.
But I am wondering why you have too at all ?
Is there a reason , will this info not be out in no time after the webinars?"

I think if you are registered and watching live, you can participate by asking questions and making comments.


Posted 3 February 2011 6:32 am

Im not coming coz its too far for me to reach.....But I want to suggest two thing for better 3dsMax

1. improve your viewport navigation so it can handle million poly with an ease
2. improve your start up so it can open 3dsMax at a blink of eye

that s what I want from 3dsMax in the future.


Posted 3 February 2011 6:35 am

also better layer manager can be included....


Posted 4 February 2011 9:14 am

k4noe, you don't have to go anywhere, it's a WEBcast, meaning you watch it on the internet and as Ken mentioned, you’ll be able to post (write) questions for the development team. All you have to do is register and be online when it happens. Use the time converter link also provided by Ken if you don't know what time is then in your area.

Good luck with the presentation Ken and the team!


Posted 4 February 2011 10:24 pm

Looking forward to the Webinar next week Ken! I hope it all goes well. I have been posting tweets to this page.

Ken Pimentel

Posted 5 February 2011 1:18 am

I hope everyone is getting the word out. We're up to 1,200 registered and climbing.

I also hope everyone realizes this is about the long-term future and not events that occur in the next few months...

Ken Pimentel

Posted 8 February 2011 5:21 pm

Hope you all liked the first one. We had over 400 people in that one. The questions flooded in, sorry we couldn't answer more.


Posted 9 February 2011 12:23 am

Would someone there compile the Q&A from the sessions into text files and post them somewhere on area? I got most of session 2 (I missed the last 5 minutes and like I guessed gotomeeting just closed out).

I'd like to see what is asked / answered in the other sessions.


Posted 10 February 2011 4:31 am


I got session 1 QnA

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