The changelog is deliberately verbose to make catching up with changes possible and quick.
This is a free product, and if I had the time to create MACHIN3tools videos I would do it. But it’s hard to justify the time and effort it takes to do these, especially in context of ongoing development and documentation efforts for DECALmachine, MESHmachine and HyperCursor as well as product support for these addons.
All the existing videos are still highly relevant and maybe with DeusEx, I can spend some time on documentation for MACHIN3tools too, but in the end, there are only so many hours in a day. For what it’s worth, I work all day, everyday on my addons. Don’t even have time to do art, which I’ve been wanting to change for at least 2 years now, with little success.
I would need to clone myself to be able to do all the things people are asking for. I was hoping the youtube community might pick up on this and cover the various MACHIN3tools features. This is a considerable free content source for them after all.
But since a lot of this is driven by affiliates these days, they too have little incentive to do that for a free product.
For instance, I’m still waiting on anybody covering the group tool set released in January.
None of these features are particularly hard to figure out with the information I put out, with tooltips and maybe with some tinkering. I’m also always happy to answer specific questions.
What will most likely happen - hopefully sooner rather than later - is I’ll do longer videos just covering my work flow - maybe with light narration. This won’t be feature video level documentation, but it will give people the opportunity to see things in action, and ask specific questions, if anything is unclear.
I have considered hiring people to do support and/or documentation for me, but I doubt I or my customers would be happy with the results of that.
I feel like as the sole dev, I have an understanding of the tools and the motivations behind them, that’s just not possible for anybody else to communicate.
I’m open to suggestions on how to deal with this.