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Originally Posted by kweechy View Post
And yet it's what we mainly use in every feature film house I've worked at. It's not perfect by any means and you need an army of technical directors to make it really do what you want...but the building blocks are there.
See this is the issue I have with it. I have managed to start working with scripts so that's helped but some of the base tools still don't work properly half the time. Bridge for instance. Target Vertex Merge is another. Overall it's just too crash happy on a typical day.

I also can't believe how long it's taken them to finally implement an autosave feature. heh.

Sorry getting off topic.
/rant
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Or they could just release 3DS Max 9 or something like that for free. It's not like anybody who downloads this is going to be like "oh this is so great I want the real thing!" and fork out for 2012. What's the UI like? I guess I'll try this later.
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Whats the difference between this? Or their Xmax software? Or maya? Or someone getting the newest 3ds max for free?
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Or they could just release 3DS Max 9 or something like that for free. It's not like anybody who downloads this is going to be like "oh this is so great I want the real thing!" and fork out for 2012. What's the UI like? I guess I'll try this later.
So far i really like this program. The UI feels very organized to me and is pretty easy to get use to.
    
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this looks like fun! will download! thanks Autodesk
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Oh, neat. This is great for getting feedback on solidworks/autocad drawings from other people that haven't purchased them.
    
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See this is the issue I have with it. I have managed to start working with scripts so that's helped but some of the base tools still don't work properly half the time. Bridge for instance. Target Vertex Merge is another. Overall it's just too crash happy on a typical day.

I also can't believe how long it's taken them to finally implement an autosave feature. heh.

Sorry getting off topic.
/rant
Yeah but other than maybe Houdini Master (at $10,000 per seat) every 3D app needs a lot of scripting to really get it working for you. An individual artist working alone probably needs nothing more than what comes out of the box, but a large studio needs dozens of tools to really make the program effective.

This is true of 3D Max, XSI and every 3D package including Houdini I believe (though I don't work much with that package).

Weta Digital uses Maya though, Digital Domain, ILM. With the amount of money those guys have, if there was something better that made more sense for them to use...they'd do it.

So interestingly enough, even though it takes a lot of scripting and custom tools...so does everything in the high end 3D world and Maya still ends up being the lesser of the evils.
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Just FYI for those who have asked, it does open Sketchup files. I don't see and option for exporting to Sketchup, however, but I would guess we'll see a 3rd party tool for that if it doesn't get implemented.
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I love SketchUp.
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i have no idea what im doing but im gonna download to play with
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