6 NOV 2014 - COIN STREET CENTRE SE1 9NH - MORE INFO

Autodesk - Jean-Pierre van Gastel

Jean-Pierre van Gastel is a Technical Specialist for the Autodesk M&E solutions based in Benelux. JP started his long career as a CNC miller and switched from CAM to CAD in 1992. After learning AutoCAD 12 both 2D and 3D under the DOS platform and 3D Studio DOS 3.0 and working a couple of years as an AutoCAD draftsman he started working for TOPCAD, the Benelux Autodesk Distributor. TOPCAD started distributing 3D Studio MAX 1.0, Character Studio and combustion. JP supported the Benelux resellers with these products by doing a lot of customer presentations, reseller training and product support. Having ensured that TOPCAD was the first Discreet Training Centre in the Netherlands, JP has been an Autodesk Certified Instructor for 3ds Max since 2010. After almost two decades, he is still working for an Autodesk VAD (Datech) and still supports resellers in Europe: these days by doing webinars, customer visits and live events with 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox and Smoke.