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MIA: Ken Pimentel

Posted by Ken Pimentel, 6 June 2012 8:59 pm

Sorry for the absence from the forums and blogging. There are two basic reasons:

1. Lot's going on with roadmap planning and figuring out the future

2. A desperate effort to get everything sorted before my sabbatical starts June 8th!

EUE 2012

I was also crazy enough to plan a trip to the EUE event in Utrecht a week before my departure. The good news is that the event was well worth it and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It really is the very best event I go to. I mean it takes place in a pub! How couldn't it be great? You really owe it to yourself to attend at least once. Hurry before their self-imposed cap of 240 attendees won't let you.

We rolled out our roadmap plans to 45 of the faithful, or maybe that's the doubtful? Anyway, they seemed to like what we were showing them. We did ask for feedback and it seemed we got mostly positive reactions. It's not earth-shattering what we're planning, but I think they liked the focus on stability, performance, workflow improvements and some interesting innovations thrown into the mix. Maybe it was the required drinking game before you entered the room? I'll have to remember that trick in the future.

Sabbatical

I'll be gone for a couple months, so don't break anything while I'm away. Sailing the seven seas, or at least the East Coast of USA and dodging hard things.

10 Comments

mahi

Posted 6 June 2012 9:16 pm

Have a great trip Ken, we all know you deserve it

timd1971

Posted 6 June 2012 9:58 pm

Break anything? Autodesk has that covered!

duttyfoot

Posted 7 June 2012 1:07 am

have an awesome trip ken and hopefully when you get back you can share some of that road map with us

The Angry Beaver

Posted 7 June 2012 2:33 am

Mmmm... isn't sabbatical just another name for a drunken vacation, or was that just me.

Anyway, have a nice safe trip man and don't worry about us coz we just may all migrate over to Cinema 4D while you're gone. And be good

Jonathan de Blok

Posted 7 June 2012 8:23 am

I'm sure when you're looking at the sail you'll think that that piece of mCloth looks pretty good with those wind forces applied, the SPH is making nice splashes at the bow and that ocean shader is looking pretty Awesome

It was nice meeting you at the EUE and enjoy your well earned break Ken!

RioMIV

Posted 7 June 2012 9:18 am

Thanks God they don't like UI innovation. Just dislike ribbon. Love old ui.

nawres102

Posted 27 August 2012 11:50 am

Hi Ken ...
can I ask you about the Naiad ?
is there any plan to fuse it in MAX ?
we all knew that MAX lake fluid simulator ... and PFsource is retarded compare to nowadays particle systems like real flow , naiad , lagua , glu3D , ...
and you know in autodesk know that and acquire naiad so can you tell us is there a future of naiad & max ?

ampersand

Posted 2 November 2012 11:02 pm

"Break anything? Autodesk has that covered!"

Hahah classic

jonhuhn

Posted 10 December 2012 5:15 pm

Sooo.... is Ken ever coming back?

Ken Pimentel

Posted 10 December 2012 8:48 pm

I'm back, watch for a blog as soon as I can figure out the new blogging system!

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