JQL wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:06 pm
SandroS wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:56 pm
why would i waste my time making suggestions for improvement when you have never listened in the past?
testing is a 2 way street - give and take.
Because these guys are listening. I have seen past beta versions and they improved a lot since then.
Altair's vision is not matching yours in terms of UI and what they want from the software. IMHO they are being more ambitious. However they are really concerned with what we say and they work hard on improving the flaws we point at the software.
Some things they won't do (I personally dislike the UI and it's going to keep being like that) but they are implementing stuff that is emanating from us.
Sorry for intervening Claudio and Sandro. I deeply respect you both.
as do i respect you Joao but to whom is Altair listening to exactly? clearly not me - just about every question in this thread has been replied to except my ones...
i'm only asking for the most important tools to be able to create images, not anything superfluous.
honestly, i'm really not fussed what the UI looks like. i got over GUIs years ago as they don't really do anything to speed up content creation.
workflow, performance and efficiency are my only priorities - the rest is nice to have (if done well of course) but not needed if it means the important things get less development time.
i'm all for aiming high and wanting to create the best product possible, but let's be honest here - it has taken 3 years to get this application released in what can only be described as alpha state. and that's despite us being told that the long wait was due to the fact that Altair wanted to release something complete and polished.
how long is it going to take to implement everything else? another 3 years? 5?
i thought my suggestion to give existing Studio users an update including the new engines was a good one. it gets cash in Altair's till and it keeps us existing users happy - another thing that has been promised multiple times but not actually delivered.
it looks like this will not be offered so i'll continue with my baby steps towards switching to Blender and will keep using 1.5 until i find the time to make a full switch.
the only alternative left for me is a potential Blender/Thea plugin, using the latest engines - shouldn't that be possible now that the new engines are available?
if anyone wants my help and input i would be happy to help with Blender integration. i can't code but am willing to help in any other way i can to make it happen.