I was a Maya User. I am into 3d Design Visualization for architectural modelling and rendering for the last 10 years. Now I run my own 3d Design Visualization studio. We started to use blender. A real thanks for the guys who have been working so hard to create such a great software. I really feel bad that I didn’t use blender before. Now for the last 12 months all our work is done only in blender.
However there are some features I would like to add in blender to speedup the workflow:
-Multiple Objects editing. (This Feature is Most Important to us)
Many times we need to change the heights of architectural features such as windows and doors. And to do that 1 by 1 is real time consuming process and its NOT always good to join multiple objects such as walls, mullions, Glass, frame etc.
-Adding new object should have the values added to its modifier as well so that we can change things later.
eg: adding a UV sphere should have the segments values added to the modifier also so that we can change those anytime.
-Better UV cube mapping. Proper Size. the scale value should be the same as blender units
-Also the cube, cylinder, sphere mapping should be added to modifier with dummy projection objects for reference.
-Better Node editor for material where we can better organize shaders and create material Libraries.
-Should have a window where all the materials are listed and Ability to connect nodes between different materials.
-Better support for curves. Also the tools like spin and loft should be added to the curves.
-Should be able to draw curves interactively as in inkscape instead of extruding method.
-Polar array modifier.
-Ability to Save selected objects into new file.
-Extrude along normals
-Better support for smoothing normals without the use of edgesplit modifier.
-Update dxf import.
-Ability to select objects in modifiers by clicking in 3d view
eg: When using Boolean modifier, instead of selecting the objects from name list, we should also be able to select directly in viewport. Maybe a small button next to selection list for picking objects in viewport.