I don’t mind paying for a piece of software, and I don’t mind making a donation toward development, but paying a set price for the beta version of an incomplete tool is not the same as making a donation to a development team. Either make a voluntary donation page, or let me know when you have a finished product to sell. Cylinders are the one thing I don’t feel like I need an automated tool to retopo. I spend a half hour doing those parts of a character and a couple of days on complex things like shoulders and hips and faces. At the moment this doesn’t do any of the things I would pay money to accomplish, and for the things it does do, it’s still a beta version. This is like selling me a handle and telling me that I can come back and buy the tip of the screwdriver in a few months. And we haven’t finished testing the handle yet, by the way.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited to see how this develops, and I will definitely buy it when it’s finished, but this product launch style really rubs me the wrong way.
Edit: Patrick, I’ll reiterate what I just said about what I actually need in a retopo tool versus what this currently does. I’ll be happy to spend 30 bucks when this saves me more than twenty minutes a month. #analogiesarelessimportantthanreality