[Bf-committers] Have you seen this?? How to improve Blender
blenderwell at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 02:15:23 CET 2010
I just saw this presentation earlier today as well. Great presentation in my
I absolutely could not believe someone would ask "Do we want new users?"
Such a selfish thought should be banished.
I sincerely hope all developers can unanimously and enthusiastically
answer "Yes we do!" and lay that question to rest.
On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 1:56 PM, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just read this and it is great and right on, IMOHO. I hope all the
> devs read this and take it to heart. I think we should all be running
> to implement these ideas!!!
> I first found blender about 12 years ago. I downloaded it, started it
> and was completely STUCK!! I turned it off (even had a hard time doing
> that!) and did not try again for 5 years.
> The next time I restarted because I ran into graybeards vids and
> wanted to make a video game. I thought maybe Blender hand grown up a
> bit. I also had a faster computer that make it work much better. His
> vid tuts got me over the hump of the great but incredibly hard to
> comprehend mouse and GUI interface. Within months I was wishing that
> all software hand the same interface. It is so much better than
> anything I had used before in any software, once I got over the
> complete novelty and non-standardness of it. I am still not completely
> sure 2.5 is an improvement is some areas! (but over all it is and I
> find it hard to go back now. It still needs a lot of smoothing out and
> polish as do all new software projects.)
> The next problem was getting better at it. This only happened because
> I got lucky one day googling something and found another vid tutorial
> that took my blender work up another notch. This has repeated many
> times since then but it has alway been a VERY lucky find my jumping
> hotlinks or lucky googling or tips from IRC or whatever. All this
> should be on the main web site and EASY to find for new users. Half
> the time I can't find the tuts that I liked after I found them in the
> first place. This can not remain this way if we are to grow up and
> take over the 3d world. :-)
> A last word; I would LOVE to see a ManCandy 2 done with Blender 2.5!!
> This was the last learning tool that REALLY got the lead out and made
> blender usable for me!
> Douglas E Knapp
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