Imagine. Connect. Create.

Once again, Adobe MAX, the largest annual conference for creative professionals, will be a virtual experience that’s free for everyone from October 26 to 28. 

For three days, Adobe will host an immersive event with inspirational content including celebrity guests and a great lineup of speakers. Join us online, find inspiration and learn new skills with live and on-demand breakout sessions and labs. Take a sneak peek at Adobe’s latest innovations and have fun with some musical performances! 

The 3D generation is here. Bring your ideas to life in 3D and augmented reality, and push the boundaries of creativity to the next level. Whether you’re starting out in 3D or working to raise your skill level, you’ll find something for you in dedicated inspirational sessions and hands-on labs focusing on 3D & AR. 

Discover what you can create with the Adobe 3D & AR tools: Substance 3D Stager, Painter, Sampler, Designer, Modeler Beta and Aero.  

Also, don’t miss the 3D & AR evangelist live broadcasts on October 26 and 27, and connect with the Substance 3D and Aero teams at the Meet the Team Sessions


Learn how to use the Substance 3D tools in a series of labs. The workshops will include a downloadable asset and workbook to help you follow our experts throughout the process. 
The labs will be presented in English only with English closed captioning. This year some labs have double premiere streaming to better fit with your time zone. 

L484 – 3D for Beginners: Introduction to 3D Design with Stager 
Jeanette Mathews, Senior Product Manager, 3D & Immersive, Adobe 
Tue, October 26 at 1:00 – 2:00 PM PDT  
More details

L485 – 3D for Beginners: Introduction to 3D Painting with Painter (Double premiere streaming) 
Valeria Gerontopoulos, Product Manager & Technical Artist, 3D & Immersive, Adobe 
Wed, October 27 at 2:30 – 3:30 PM CEST (EMEA) 
Thu, October 28 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT (Americas) 
More details

L488 – 3D Smart Material Design with Substance 3D Painter and Designer (Double premiere streaming) 
Laurens Corijn, Technical Artist, 3D & Immersive, Adobe 
Wed, October 27 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT (Americas) 
Thu, October 28 at 4:30 – 5:30 PM CEST (EMEA)  
More details

L486 – 3D Virtual Photography: Faster than Traditional Photography
Wes McDermott, Creative Producer, 3D & Immersive, Adobe 
Wed, October 27 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM PDT  
More details

L487 – Creating an Interactive Augmented Reality Art Exhibit 
James Zachary, Animation Director, Adobe 
Thu, October 28 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM PDT 
More details


The breakout sessions will be in English with closed captioning available in English, French, German, and Japanese. Don’t miss the premiere sessions, as these will include a live chat to ask your questions. This year some sessions have double premiere streaming to better fit with your time zone. 

S482 – Blending African Culture and 3D with Substance 3D Tools 
Jeryce Dianingana, 3D Environment Artist, 
Tue, October 26 at 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT 
More details

S479 – Augmented Reality: How It’s Transforming the Space Around Us 
Carrie Gotch, Documentarian, Multidisciplinary Creator, AR/XR Curator, Adobe 
Tue, October 26 at 4:00 – 4:30 PM PDT 
More details

S476 – Creating Unique Apparel Designs with 3D Tools (Double premiere streaming) 
Eugene Golovanchuk (Skeeva), Freelance 3D Artist, 
Wed, October 27 at 10:00 – 10:30 AM PDT (Americas) 
Thu, October 28 at 2:00 – 2:30 PM CEST (EMEA) 
More details

S480 – The 3D Asset Pipeline for Augmented Reality 
Don Allen Stevenson III, Multidisciplinary XR Creator
Wed, October 27 at 12:00 – 12:30 PM PDT 
More details

S478 – AR Design Principles: How to Create Immersive Experiences 
Heather Dunaway Smith, AR/VR Artist, Illustrator, Animator, Dunaway Smith Studios 
Wed, October 27 at 4:00 – 4:30 PM PDT 
More details

S481 – Discover Why the Best Product Shots Are Often Made in 3D (Double premiere streaming) 
Bastiaan Geluk, Head of Digital Fashion, INDG 
Wed, October 27 at 5:00 – 5:30 PM CEST (EMEA) 
Thu, October 28 at 10:00 – 10:30 AM PDT (Americas) 
More details

S483 – Target’s 3D Journey from Product Design to Photography 
Anu Madhusudan, Senior Director, Marketing, Target 
Sandra Gagnon, Senior Director, Digital Product Creation, Target 
Thu, October 28 at 9:00 – 9:30 AM PDT 
More details

S704 – The New Nature: Creating Your Own World with Augmented Reality 
Nadine Kolodziey, Visual Artist
Wed, October 27 at 1:00 – 1:30 PM CEST (EMEA) 
More details

S250 – Let’s Get Phygital: A Unified Design Experience at Coca-Cola (Double premiere streaming) 
Benny Lee, Global Manager of Digital Design, The Coca-Cola Company 
Wed, October 27 at 5:00 – 5:30 PM CEST (EMEA) 
Thu, October 28 at 10:00 – 10:30 AM PDT (Americas) 
More details

S475 – Rethinking Educational Experiences with Interactive AR 
Vladimir Petkovic, Creative Director, 3D & Immersive, Adobe 
Dr. Erika Woolsey, Chief Scientist & CEO, The Hydrous 
Thu, October 28 at 1:00 – 1:30 PM PDT  
More details

S715 – In Pursuit of Wonder: Augmented Reality as a New Creative Medium (Double premiere streaming)  
Dr. Helen Papagiannis, Augmented Reality Pioneer, Augmented Stories Inc. 
Thu, October 28 at 1:30 – 2:00 PM CEST (EMEA) 
Thu, October 28 at 3:00 – 3:30 PM PDT (Americas) 
More details


If you speak Japanese and are looking to learn more about 3D, then those “how-to” and inspirational sessions are for you.  

S920 – Experience It in Adobe Aero: Let’s Start Augmented Reality  
Mio Shinohara, AR Artist  
Wed, October 27 at 3:00 – 3:30 PM JST 
More details

S921 – Experience It in Adobe Aero: Going on an AR Imagination Journey  
Hiromi Michiyori, BXCC AR Designer, XRX STUDIO Member, DoremiFa_Design, Dentsu Inc. 
Wed, October 27 at 4:00 – 4:30 PM JST 
More details

S949 – Introduction to Substance 3D Painter  
Naoto Fukui, 3D Artist & Solution Consultant, Adobe 
Thu, October 28 at 2:00 – 2:30 PM JST   
More details 

S946 – Substance 3D in Shoe Design  
Takashi Nakamura, Footwear Designer, Mizuno Corporation 
Thu, October 28 at 3:00 – 3:30 PM JST   
More details