[Bf-committers] "Blender, an appraisal from a first time user"
magick.crow at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 20:26:49 CET 2016
Ton, I made this 5 years ago and it has had almost 41,000 hits. I don't
like the quality anymore. I have higher standards now. It is only 5 or 6
minutes long. I would like to remake it though. I don't think I will have a
chance until next weekend.
On Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 12:38 PM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
> Here is a friendly mail from a Linux user I had. He failed using Blender
> for a simple video task.
> I'm happy that KDEnlive worked for him, and I explained to him that
> Blender is an advanced 3D creation suite which you have to invest time in
> to understand it well.
> Nevertheless, three lessons we can learn from this:
> 1) Meaningless tooltips
> The "System info" menu has as tooltip "Generate system info". That's
> insufficient. It leaves very relevant information to the notifier button
> that's very easy too miss.
> 2) Meaningless error message
> "Report Error. File format is not supported in...".
> What is that supposed to mean? Errors can easily give more details,
> especially mentioning the function or operator that throws the error and/or
> about the context or editor it is in.
> 3) Blender support section: Tutorials.
> There is no beginner tutorial on blender.org for newbies how to quickly
> get a video edited.
> Anyone knows one? Then I'll add it there.
> Ton Roosendaal - ton at blender.org - www.blender.org
> Chairman Blender Foundation - Producer Blender Institute
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