Hello, for the next release it is possible to make a main Blender program with all modeler and animator function without the game engine, the sequencer and the script and make all this function in external library which can be downloaded separately.
- When the main program is stable, developpers can stop the progress and make only the library more fonctionnel
- User have just download the stable version one time and after download only the function he wants
- Perhaps without all function, Blender is faster
I want to know what you thing about this and if it's possible.
I think it would be more trouble that it is worth.
Blender is pretty fast, and small as it is.
(3fps doesn't matter much when changes in your system settings can get you 20 more)
But... but... but... Blender IS microscopic already as it is! And blazingly fast too! Very few applications have such a small footprint, and definately none of the 3D apps come even close... Besides, I hate having stuff divided into separate apps, like the Modeler/Scene split in LightWave for instance. It's really annoying. I vote no.
|Jamesk wrote: |
|But... but... but... Blender IS microscopic already as it is! And blazingly fast too! Very few applications have such a small footprint, and definately none of the 3D apps come even close... Besides, I hate having stuff divided into separate apps, like the Modeler/Scene split in LightWave for instance. It's really annoying. I vote no. |
I agree completely, tally me in the 'no' column.
I think you don't understand what I say.
Imagine you have Blender modelor and render. When the program starts, He looks plugins in his directory to load automaticaly in the application. The principe is the same that the Gimp, there is the program and plugins (plugins to import, export, new tool, ...). The big advantage is developper doesn't need to modify the original source to make new tools. He makes only a new plugins. But this is just an opinion.
Your calling an entire game engine a plugin... which it is much more than any plugin filter or whatever for gimp.
In Blender there is texture and sequence plugins why not tools, import-export or anything else which support plugins.
The Game Engine itself is part of the whole application.. .just like... as you mentioned.. the sequence editor.. there are plugins for the sequence editor but the sequence editor is not a plugin itself. In the same way the Game engine is not a plugin itself but could possibly support plugins in the future to enhance its toolset. There are also many benefits to having it integrated as to having it extrapolated out to various modules. I still vote to keep it integrated.