Ok so I have this wild idea…
First of all let me say I love blender to bits - it is a truly great program. So great, in fact that I have abandoned five years of blood sweat and tears cooking over a hot 3D studio max stove to convert to blender.
Having said that, there are certain things that I would like to be able to do in blender that may not become availabe for quite some time. So basically I am going through my favourite plugins from my old days as a max user, and emailing the people who created them, and asking them how much money it would take to bribe them into creating a port of their plugin for blender.
First of all, I only bother contacting the ones who offer their plugins for free. Second, I leave it upto them to decide how much money it would take to make it worth their while, but Third, I make the stipulation that the port must be freely available just as blender is.
??? What lunacy is this?
Seriously though, check out the following plugins, and tell me how cool would it be to have these features in blender - in the near future:
And if you’re thinking it, yes I know about fibre and topix and the other stuff around etc etc, but basically ‘I aint getting any younger’ You may also be thinking ‘why don’t you just learn how to do it yourself?’ I’d love to but again it comes back to time - there just aint enough of it
Personally, I don’t mind using some of my personal stash to fund potential projects like this, but in all likely hood, somewhere along the line I’ll proably have to resort to organizing some sort of fundraising.
More than anything though, I’m just floating the idea in the forums to get peoples opinion about whether it’s a good one. It’s also a good opportunity to find out if this is a road the Blender Gods would smile on or frown on.
Thats my 2 dollars worth, what do you think?