I know you are soon going to make an update to Blender3D 2.5, and there is one small thing I want you Blender developers to change in it.
You see, im used to 3DS Max and things like that, which I have kind of used for a pretty long time. So changing into Blender is one big step on the way, but for people who do the same change as I do, let me just ask you to change the controls with the mouse somewhat like 3DS Max. When I go into Blender I am usually looking at it like 3DS Max. So can you guys just kind of change it to a more 3ds max-stylish mouse interface? Just so we woh are used to 3ds max can come in and work with Blender right into it.
you can customize how mouse rotation works already (pull down the top bar and there are mouse preferences, among other things)
Also, in 2.50 all of the keys are mappable, so when that comes out, you can set all of your hotkeys to be what you are used to (and I’m sure someone will release a “make the keys like Max/Maya/anything else” pluginn that does it automatically)
I’m not sure how closely you can emulate Max ish mouse stuff right now (I have only ever used Blender and TrueSpace), but you should be able to in the next release.
Funny, I’ve never had trouble learning a new program, even if I’ve used another for years. I just assume that every new tool I get has it’s own way of going about things, and I’ll be better with it if I just learn it. My brain hasn’t exploded yet.
5. Enthusiastic users are scarying away the public
A special presentation by Tom Musgrove educated us on “How to be an effective Blender advocate”. His presentation covered common etiquette in the 3d industry, and how not to deter future users from Blender by being obnoxious.
The presentation was good advice for anyone in any field. It’s common knowledge that repulsive behaviour will drive anyone away. But a subtle reminder could be what the community needs right now.
I don’t find this funny at all. I can understand CD’s thread being retarded because it nitpicks irrelevent details, but the man asked a perfectly reasonable question. Many people need the level of customizability we’re getting with 2.50.