Petition: Redesign the interface pretty plz :)

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Petition: Redesign the interface pretty plz :)

Post by Shad0wR1d3r » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:13 am

I design computer games and as result I have been using various tools to aid me along the way. I've been using Maya, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Gimp, Visual Studio, etc...
Unfortunatelly I can't afford to run one of those expensive 3d packages at home as I do qite alot of work there. So there was I searching the web for a better solution, when... what is this? a free modeller? =3
So I thought I will give it a shot...
I found that it has got a lot of functionality, but the interface scares the crap out of me. As a result I can't do much with it and I feel like my knowledge is sort of crippled. Even after I gave a go to some of your video tutorials. :(

Now I don't do much programming and I don't think I would be able to modify the GUI even if I wanted to. I am sure I am not the only one feeling that way. So I am asking you :) as you are the people that make it work to start with and so far you did a good job.

If you agree post a reply :)
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Post by joeri » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:03 am

You've been using Maya AND Max but dont know how blender works?

Thats strange. Blender works pretty much the same as Maya, only easier.

How did you learn max? By looking at the interface?

I find your post rather puzzling.

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Post by stiv » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:09 am

I find your post rather puzzling.
I think he is saying he is too lazy to learn blender and to cheap to buy something else.

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Post by Shad0wR1d3r » Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:47 pm

joeri wrote:You've been using Maya AND Max but dont know how blender works?

Thats strange. Blender works pretty much the same as Maya, only easier.

How did you learn max? By looking at the interface?

I find your post rather puzzling.
My point is that I found it easier to work with other modelling applications as the learning curve is a lot less steep cause the interface is pretty intuitive and you know what to do just by playing around, however this is not the case...

And I am NOT lazy as I DID attempt many tutorials :P
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Post by fl0ris » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:21 pm

Some news on this: the interface will be improved in the new Blender (version 2.5).

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Post by Shad0wR1d3r » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:09 am

Can anyone tell me what language the blender is written in apart from the scripting which is Python of course. So I can see if I can do anything about the interface myself :)

[Edit]
nvm I found out it's C and C++
Can someone tell me where I can Find The source?
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Post by jitendra » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:38 am

if u are looking for the source code, its here :

http://www.blender.org/download/source-code/

lol !
but if u wish to get involved you may want to look at this
http://www.blender.org/community/get-involved/

btw can you tell me what background you have and what can you do for blender's interface

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Shad0wR1d3r wrote:Can anyone tell me what language the blender is written in apart from the scripting which is Python of course. So I can see if I can do anything about the interface myself :)

[Edit]
nvm I found out it's C and C++
Can someone tell me where I can Find The source?

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Post by tsgfilmwerks » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:42 pm

I for one prefer blender's interface over Maya & Max's.

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Post by joeri » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:48 pm

Shad0wR1d3r wrote:
joeri wrote:You've been using Maya AND Max but dont know how blender works?

Thats strange. Blender works pretty much the same as Maya, only easier.

How did you learn max? By looking at the interface?

I find your post rather puzzling.
My point is that I found it easier to work with other modelling applications as the learning curve is a lot less steep cause the interface is pretty intuitive and you know what to do just by playing around, however this is not the case...

And I am NOT lazy as I DID attempt many tutorials :P

I find the learning curve from Max impossible. I've been looking and clicking and still cant move a single vertex.

Also entering keyframes is nearly impossible. If not impossible, I could not find how to do it.

Materials in Max are a hell. I have no idea what texture is assigned to what material with what index and how to assign them to faces of my model.

Max is simply a horrorly impossible program.
Not even mentioning arm muscle strain all the rolldown menus must give me from moving the mouse up and down the interface.

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Post by jitendra » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:26 pm

Maybe but many more will agree with stiv, joeri or with me. if you think blender is not as good as those expensive softwares its your call.

3.5 million downloads/year , does it make any sense to you,

maybe you should check out some market news about blender
it rocks !!!

and stop complaining here about the interface. it is far more advanced than what other commerical softwares have.
and 2.5 is yet to come

not tryin to sound harsh but please we love blender the way it is and let it be.











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Post by keffertjuh » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:13 pm

I find Blender to have quite the interface if you're used to it....
It has so many features I can't see how it can be improved much...
Might I recommend trying the blender noob to pro course or some randomn tutorials you find on the web to get the hang of it? >.<
May the LOL be with you!!!!

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