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Thursday, 27 November 2014

November meeting summary and next event

Hi all,

Thanks to everyone who came along last night, it was a great turn out, we even had to find extra chairs to fit everyone in, so that was excellent.

Special thanks to Jamie and Paul for their presentations and Digital Tutors for their raffle prizes of a couple of 1 month subscriptions to their online training library (I'll be in touch with the winners shortly). Lee Phillips from Bluegfx was also on hand to answer questions.

After 4 events in Cardiff, we'll finally be heading to Bristol for our next group get together. Date and location to be confirmed but provisionally we're looking at late February / early March.

If anyone has ideas for presentations they may feel would be interesting to the group please drop me an email at and we'll sort something out.

So thanks again for coming along, have a great Christmas break and we'll catch up in the new year.


Friday, 21 November 2014

Next group meeting - Wednesday 26th November

Hi all,

Our next meeting will held on Wednesday 26th November, again at the Cardiff office of consultant engineers Arup (4 Pierhead Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4QP), from 7pm - 11pm.

Please email me at if you are interested in coming along so I can get an idea of the numbers.

Our main speaker will be Jamie Gwilliam from Autodesk.

"with lots of key announcements around Autodesks latest extensions for their animation products, including 3ds Max. This brief session will feature a round up of the news as well as a look at some of their recent acquisitions, including 'Shotgun' the established cloud based pipeline management tool, and how it helps everyone involved in production. As well as their recent games engine announcements.

As always, it offers a chance to ask any burning questions directly to Autodesk!"

Paul Grimston from Excitech, will be presenting about how BIM is evolving and what that means for modelling and visualisation.
Online creative and tech training company Digital Tutors are generously giving away some raffle prizes at the meeting as well.

Please feel free to bring your own visualisation content to show at the meeting, we'll make sure everyone who wants to showcase their work gets some time.


Saturday, 11 October 2014

September 18th meeting summary and next event date

Hi all,

Thanks to everyone who came along on to our meeting on Thursday 18th September, it was great to catch up and restart the user group. Special thanks to Alex Horst, Product Specialist at Autodesk and Paul Roberts, Trainer at Itoosoft for presenting at the meeting.
Alex ran through features in 3ds Max 2015 as well as some general visualisation tips and tricks, while Paul gave two presentations, running through features, tips and tricks with Forest Pack Pro and RailClone Pro. Thanks again both.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 26th November, presentations and venue will be confirmed in the next few weeks.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Spaces left for September 18th meeting

Hi all,

Just to let you know, we about approximately 6 spaces left for our user group meeting tomorrow, so we'll open it up to the general public.

If you'd like to come along, drop me an email at and we'll see if we can fit you in.


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

3ds South Wales / Bristol) User Group resurrected, next Meeting 18th September

Hi all,

Great news, the 3ds South Wales / Bristol User Group has been resurrected and our relaunch group meeting will be held on Thursday 18th September, at 7pm at the Cardiff office of consultant engineers Arup.

There will be presentations from Autodesk about 3ds Max Design 2015 and ItooSoft on their Forest Pack Pro and RailClone Pro plugins.

Space will be limited to approximately 20 people so in the first instance we will offer spaces to those who have attended previous meetings and if there are any spare places these will be offered to anyone who wishes to join us. We will look to new venues for future events as we become over subscribed.

If you are interested in joining us could you drop me an email at so I can get an idea of the numbers.

Here's a map to show you where the office is (4 Pierhead Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4QP). There is a multi storey car park across the road from our office

Please feel free to bring your own visualisation content to show at the meeting. We'll make sure everyone who wants to show anything gets some time to showcase their work.


Thursday, 6 June 2013

iToo Software launches RailClone2. The new revolutionary parametric modelling tool for 3ds Max.

The developers of Forest Pack create a new approach to parametric modeling with a completely revamped version of the plugin, providing a wide range of applications for Architecture, Industrial Design and Civil Engineering.

iToo Software is proud to announce the release of RailClone2, the new parametric modelling plugin for Autodesk® 3ds Max® and 3ds Max Design®. A Lite version of the software is freely available to download as well as release notes, both on iToosoft website.

RailClone2 introduces an innovative approach to parametric modelling. Custom meshes, defined by the user, are arrayed along splines according to a set of construction rules to create sophisticated procedural objects. This new concept allows you to build complex, realistic and interactive structures for Architectural Visualization, Civil Engineering, Industrial and Interior Design. Use the comprehensive library, or create your own rules in the new graphical Style Editor with a familiar workflow that is easy to learn, and fast to use. Create a whole building facade, fill a stadium with seating, or build bridges and much more with only a few clicks.

About iToosoft. iToo Software, founded in 1999 in Spain, is a 3D software development company, creators of Forest Pack and RailClone, plugins for Autodesk® 3ds Max® and 3ds Max Design®. This release is part of the company´s developing program for 2013, which had its first milestone with the release of Forest Pack 4, and will keep on with additional updates throughout the year.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

ITooSoftware New Tutorial

ItooSoftware have released a new 30 minute video tutorial for Forest Pack Pro. Designed to get first users up and running quickly, acquiring the necessary skills to create fantastic scenes with Forest Pack Pro.

Please click the link below to view the tutorial.

Tree-Lined Canal Tutorial