First, I’m sorry English is not the native language and may be imperfect, but will try to do my best
Well, I do not see any other thread talking about this, but I want to point out here my opinion. I’m starting a new thread because I do not want this opinion is lost in the middle of a lot of comments about the UI of blender.
I understand that blender needs to evolve its UI as the sofware evolves
And I understand that so far, no substantial changes within the UI should still occur.
In the same way, I believe, that the focus on a new UI for Blender, this wrong focus.
Well, when I was a kid, I had a dream … Bruce Branit, knew represent my dream to perfection in one of his creations. Since I saw this video, I knew that I was not he only one who had that dream. Please watch this video and will understand better the reason for this post (especially if you are developer of code).
This may be possible. With oculous rift technology we can be inside a virtual world, almost physically.
Why waste time arguing and working over a new UI based on old criteria?
New technologies offer many more alternatives to build a UI, The current mobile phones are a good example of how to adapt the UI to the new technologies. (Gestures to control).
Some companies, are investing in the development of games, movies and various applications … using Oculous system. And as expected, in a few years, not only Oculous, will supply a device to “enter” into the application. It’s the future (not too distant), I believe.
For people who do not know that I speak (Oculous rift): http://www.oculusvr.com/
Maybe not all blender functions could be implemented with Oculous rift technology… I don’t know…
But I think it could be very interesting for many other things, modeling, animating, texturing, sculpting, BGE … even play with videos. And more important…Could be revolutionary in the industry, and that can affect the quality of the tools.
Of course, all this can bring compatibility problems or workflow (painting in photoshop, test the texture, make modifications in PS, reload it etc. …), but sooner or later will have to think about this one way or another.
(It is not my intention to start a technical discussion of “how to”)
So I know that this may be possible, time and money can do.
For my financial situation, I can not afford the time to learn C and develop something for Bleder/Oculous rif. So until that is possible, the only option I see to experience my dream is to launch the idea and wait for someone else with this vision, time and money to make it happen (blender fundation? hehe let’s face it, you would not make a donation of $ 20 that will run something like this video? even knowing that it can take three years of development or more?).
And meanwhile emphasize that the UI of an application,(in my opinion) does not have to be conventional to be effective, and the importance of looking to the future.