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It's very good idea to create TheaWiki where every single option will be explained in details for beginners with examples and tutorials and comments from community.

If Thea want to be one of the best CGI render software in the world these things must be improved:
- Marketing
- DOCUMENTATION & TUTORIALS
- Material base
- better integration with modelling software ( i.e. Blender - it is very good and FREE software so that's why it has potentially the longest range on the market - most important softwares like V-Ray, Octane have deep integration with Blender and their teams create daily compilations of Blender for their render engines)
- d..n current GUI of Thea Studio :)
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They should start a page just like Blender, ive seen other use the same like design. Very usefull, i guess also easy to edit

https://www.blender.org/manual/
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Rombout wrote:They should start a page just like Blender, ive seen other use the same like design. Very usefull, i guess also easy to edit

https://www.blender.org/manual/
That is Sphinx. Even very useful as it's also very simple to generate PDFs and man files.

But Blender has probably at least 250k users. Personally I think less than 1% of all Blender users are working on this manual... So, for Thea I am not that optimistic when it comes to going this way.

That being said there is free hosting for Sphinx projects on https://readthedocs.org.
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Not sure why you think 1% reads it, Blender has so much info out there perhaps your read but who knows.

The link you gave looked sort of the same as my link, tried a couple and bumped into one exactly the same;
http://modele-control.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

It's the base which is the same with all of those links. Most of the manuals i saw where very technical with no pictures/photos and different design. This one with the blue side bar is definitely the better layout. Much more calm reading for the eye and works just the same as the rest.
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Rombout wrote:Not sure why you think 1% reads it, Blender has so much info out there perhaps your read but who knows.
We are lost in translation, Rombout. I think 1% of all Blender users are working on that manual. I didn't say working with or 'read'. So, percentage-wise just very few people write such a manual. I don't know how many active users Thea has, but I don't think that you have enough people to finally get a very nice manual like the one Blender has!

But as I said: Hosting on https://readthedocs.org/ is free. Generally it doesn't need anyone from Thea to start such a manual. I don't think Ton Roosendaal was part of Blender's...
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aha okay, yes i thought you meant users.

But i think its better that internal people do these, just to get all facts straight without mistakes.
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On Tue Jan 19, 2016
christina wrote:What we would be prefer to implement more, is to have an online documentation area, a kind of online manual. We hope to have some more news over this issue soon and for sure we will need your ideas for this :)
Is it "soon" yet?
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There not very good with keeping dates in mind :silent: :mrgreen:
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