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  11 November 2013
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After reviewing the posting rules for "general" again, it seems this is the best place to start this type of query. Probably this winter I'll start work on a brand new software developmental project to amalgamate CAD/CAE/CAM with a modeling/animation and rendering program. This will be the first time I create software with the idea of actually distributing it. I will likely use more than one language to build its components, but Python will likely be present or at least its scripting language.

What I'm wanting to know is what others have found lacking in some of the software already out there that could be addressed during the developmental process. I don't have or run every brand of CG software out there, so the focus is on what you'd like to see at your mouse and fingertips rather than complaints about the other guys' works.

As a starter, for example, I'll be basing figure models around technically realistic bones that could render on their own, but can just as easily have a one-click organ and skin orchestration, same as forensic and medical programs. In fact this could be considered to be medical arts driven.

So what else should I be considering?
 
  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by DrCharbonneau: So what else should I be considering?


The other 99 programmers, 10 years dev time to catch up to the competition and a few million budget to keep you going?
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  11 November 2013
It should be obvious that isn't what I mean. I've already written one parametric type of CAD program. It took a little over a year, working on an ATIA basis. This would be more of a parametric mesh type modeler. The first efforts of most programmers are not a team project and my experiences discourage teamwork, so just consider that I don't care about the competition or megabucks. I've been writing graphics for 20 years now, starting with QBasic and POVRay. In that I have a good idea of what's out there more than all the shortcomings of all of those 99 programmers. I'm leaving it to others to list those shortcomings and maybe we'll see what I can come up with by the end of 2016.

I'm really wanting to know what others want in a CG modeler. One thing I could imagine is a universal rigging export system.
 
  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by BrainFreeze: Are you this person?
http://2012forum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18795
?


I believe the appropriate internet response to this is:

LOOOOOOOOOL.
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  11 November 2013
On a more serious note, why reinvent the wheel? Do we really need another entire package? Why not do something more specialised than that? It kinda sounds like you want to create something for no reason other than you want to, well, create something. So it feels like you're not so much motivated by the existence of a niche which actually requires this.
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  11 November 2013
Oh wow, i just had to drop in on this.
Character assassination, internet bin rummaging and thread lockdown....

Wow what an awesome forum, defiantly time to prune my favorites.
 
  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by neuk: Oh wow, i just had to drop in on this.
Character assassination


To be honest, I find it almost offensive that someone is going around calling themselves "Doctor" when it seems they aren't.
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  11 November 2013
I could call my self the king and master of independent people's republic of Chiswick and greater Hammersmith on the internet, whats it to you? Maybe its a joke, context is key here... And what did any of this have to do with the original post...
 
  11 November 2013
Because when someone is dishonest about who they are, it casts everything they say into question. Like this:

Quote: I've already written one parametric type of CAD program. It took a little over a year, working on an ATIA basis... I've been writing graphics for 20 years now, starting with QBasic and POVRay.


To be fair, I'd never have gone digging around looking for someone's name, and I'm not entirely sure how that user made the connection between the two different forums, but now that it's been brought up, it definitely makes me view this thread differently. The above may well be true, but dishonest presentation of context/personal title really rubs me the wrong way.
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  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by BrainFreeze: Are you this person?
http://2012forum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18795
?


How does that qualify as being on topic?
 
  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by leigh: To be honest, I find it almost offensive that someone is going around calling themselves "Doctor" when it seems they aren't.


I find it almost offensive when people who have difficulty looking up the word "doctor" in a dictionary act as though they know the qualification for the title when it seems they don't.
 
  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by DrCharbonneau: I find it almost offensive when people who have difficulty looking up the word "doctor" in a dictionary act as though they know the qualification for the title when it seems they don't.


Huh? You admit in that thread that you're self taught and therefore don't actually hold a doctorate. That means you're not a doctor, simple as that.
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  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by leigh: Because when someone is dishonest about who they are, it casts everything they say into question. Like this:



To be fair, I'd never have gone digging around looking for someone's name, and I'm not entirely sure how that user made the connection between the two different forums, but now that it's been brought up, it definitely makes me view this thread differently. The above may well be true, but dishonest presentation of context/personal title really rubs me the wrong way.

Huh? You admit in that thread that you're self taught and therefore don't actually hold a doctorate. That means you're not a doctor, simple as that.



Wrong. Simple as that. Cognitus iudicum carries more weight than you seem to know.

Actually I'm very honest about who I am, how and why I get to use that title, as well as my capabilities. You are basing your derision on grossly incomplete and even outdated knowledge. I'm into CG to better depict concepts and illustrate my written material, still the software out there most always leaves something to be desired.

Now, back on topic. (I won't even respond to anymore mockery.) What would you like to see in CG software?

Last edited by DrCharbonneau : 11 November 2013 at 02:09 PM. Reason: Squeezing in a last rebuttal to a meaningless insult.
 
  11 November 2013
Originally Posted by DrCharbonneau: What would you like to see in CG software?
There are a lot of things I'd like to see but I'd have to say that top of the list is a 24 foot high angel skeleton.
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