Hi Blender community !
I use blender since now some few years, and i confess i cannot get rid of it !
The version i currently use, mostly for modeling things i use in my unity3D indie toy is
the 2.49b !!!
ok ok… i agree it’s a pretty old/rusty/dusty version but… imho it’s the only fully
operationnal and stable version ! I also agree it lacks MAAAANY new functionnalities that can be found in 2.6 versions but at least it’s just simply usable.
Some days ago, i decided to jump over my fear of the new, and tried out the 2.59.
I started a model from scratch. After some few hours of use, i felt it was a good new
version, i was surely going to use… juste before the crash… :no:
Hopefully i didn’t loose anything except my confidence in new versions of blender.
This was the first time ( i’m under win7 ) i saw a crash window from the modeler.
OK, let’s say it comes from my windows ( on wich the 2.49b works in a manner of
perfection ), and restart the 2.59. now on my model i want to use the knife…
You know ? the perfectly working and usefull SHIFT+K of the 2.49b… well where is it on the 2.59 ??? hmmm… damn !!! i’m this dumb that i can’t find it !!! Developpers must have put it somewhere my tight mind cannot imagine… well, nevermind… lets run to forums and grab the dumb answer to the dumb question…
1 hour later, after falling from surprise to unbelief, i had to admit that there is…
NO KNIFE !!! OMG !!! they’re cutting in the base tools !!! implementing many many goodies but throwing away mandatory tools !!! :spin:
Maybe it’s become an add-on ??? hmmm nope it seems there was one that has been quickly assembled with some rope and chocolate paper, but it just don’t work… nothing. the void !
I had to come back to my old faithfull 2.49b… And to be honest, as all the 2.5+ versions i tried out were uninterresting to me, i’m just bored of trying things that are developped in a obla-hi-obla-ho way… Making me asking to everyone a question that don’t seems to have been asked on this forum ( the search button did’nt gimme any clue ) :
As a USER, what Blender version do you use, and what for ?
and here’s my own answer:
2.49b for modeling, UVing, Rigging and animating —> export to unity3D V3.4
I hope many of you can answer this question, as i guess it could save hours of tryout to many of us…
Thanks for your help and for your answers, and also…
Congrats to the dev team that really do a good job, even if they sometimes forget users…
Edit: Please don’t post details of what you think is missing or nice in versions…
Just give the version you use, and what is this use for. Your short answers should be able to give people
and idea on the most usefull version for what they want to do. Thanks a lot