For at least a year now I have been struggling with Blender. I have a Win 7 machine and Blender just will not play nice. I have not been able to complete an example tutorial exactly as shown because each day a different Blender shows up. One day the tool works this way and the next , it does something completely different. No matter what I try, it just does not function properly. I have the most current version available. I gave it one more chance and started to try and create the Volvo EC140C. Try and use all the stuff I have tried to learn. You know, modeling , rigging, animating. Stuff Blender is supposed to be able to do. I was really starting to get somewhere. I was seeing that my modeling was greatly improving. Now all of a sudden, when I try to edit an object, as soon as I it the middle mouse button, everything just disappears. I finally figured out that if I hit Shift +c, it comes back. Big deal, I still can not use the middle mouse button. I just can not take the aggravation any longer.
I do not have this problem with Maya, Modo, Solidworks, etc.
I wanted to try Blender because I mean WOW, look at what it could be. At least to me that is.
I joined this forum for the sole purpose of letting out some frustration for all this wasted time.
I just have to sign off on Blender.
I hope the best for the program, but for me, it has been pure frustration and aggravation. I have to move on.........
Obviously, it is entirely the software's fault, and other users just put up with it...
at least with the other software I use, let's say Solidworks or any other 3D software, the functions run the same every time. Using Blender, I can start a new file, lets say run the spin function in editing. In said file, what it is doing I have no idea. I then open a new file, run the same exact objects and spin function and it works like a charm. If it is people like you and your response that are running Blender, I then have made the right decision because Blender will not mature to play in the big leagues. I think what the people have contributed is awesome. I am far from the first to have complained about Blenders and it bugs
Please dont misunderstand. I dont speak for, or represent Blender in any fashion other then that of a user.
A user who repeatedly sees people come to the forums and whine about how Blender doesnt do $function like $application, Blender sucks. Something isnt working like I think it should be working, so Blender sucks. I am following $tutorial for $version and it doesnt work on $my_version, Blender sucks.
In your example, you mention a middle-click problem causing you headaches, but no question as to why it might be doing it. Blender just sucks, despite many others using it without any such trouble.
Since Shift-C (center view) fixes your situation, it might be a simple matter of your perspective being in the wrong mode, or the pivot point being in the wrong position, so any mouse movement when you middle-click, rotates your model and it shoots it out into the void at warp speed. (Hmmm, I remember 3DSMax doing this to me also, so unprofessional, 3DSMax sucks.)
But you dont want to hear answers, you have already made up your mind.
-- Input devices for a 3D world.
Spacemice / Blender Compatibility
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From your initial description, it sounds like your version of Blender is possessed by evil spirits. Did you install it over an Indian burial ground?
If you have questions on *using* blender, the user forums at blenderartists.org are a good place to ask.
|stiv wrote: |
|From your initial description, it sounds like your version of Blender is possessed by evil spirits. Did you install it over an Indian burial ground? |
Or did he just bought IllusionMage?
Your right. If I paid for the software then I would have a bit@#, but since it is free, you get what you pay for.
Right now, you could not sell Blender because of the numerous bugs.
The only way I was able to correct the problem is delete the piece I was working on and start over.
Like I said, "you get what you pay for..."
|Right now, you could not sell Blender because of the numerous bugs. |
Actually, you can. A quick search on eBay shows a number of people selling it under various names and brands.
Historically, problems using Blender are often from
a) a dogged determination to believe Blender works like some piece of familiar softare
b) attempts to 'just figure it out' rather than referring to manuals, videos or other documentation.
|Grove wrote: |
|For at least a year now I have been struggling with Blender... |
I agree. The interface changes rapidly. Manuals become out of date.