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Old 04 April 2013   #46
Originally Posted by PhoenixCG: Neil, the interface seems cluttered but it's all fully customizable trays with tools in them. Once you learn what you need and what you don't you can dump the other stuff clearing up the UI. It's all gonna work out once you get over the intimidation of seeing all those tools everywhere, everyone does.


The other thing is, if you're only concerned with modeling, as opposed to painting or 2.5D painting, you really only need a fraction of the tools that in there.
 
Old 04 April 2013   #47
I've grown to appreciate C4D modeling tools set. One thing that bugs me to no end is not being able to select thru parent objects, such as hypernurbs, or symmetry objects. I'd rather see these as tags. I like Maya a Modo quick key to just select any poly and toggle the sub-d's.

I'm surprised no one mentioned Max's modeling. Very powerful modifiers, pattern selections, ect.

I also loved Silo's customizable nature to build so many commands into the mouse. For a modeler this is really important and I miss those features.
 
Old 04 April 2013   #48
Originally Posted by Andy1010: One thing that bugs me to no end is not being able to select thru parent objects, such as hypernurbs, or symmetry objects..

These are generator object, so in essence you select the new geometry.
But I agree, I'd love to have at least the Hypernurbs as a tag or object property.
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Old 04 April 2013   #49
You can press Q to toggle the hypernurbs on and off also, I use the command/ctrl+right click same as Photoshop layers which is quite good
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Old 04 April 2013   #50
I think in some cases the shift + right click selection list will reveal the child mesh too, though not for all objects.
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Old 04 April 2013   #51
Thanks PhoenixCG. I looked at the interface and thought 'jeez, where do I start?' but then most software of any complexity is like that anyway. I remember taking a look at Maya and feeling the same way. Having said that, it's not just the amount of tools within ZBrush; I find the workflow a bit errr... 'odd'. I can't put my finger on it. Just different I suppose. Intimidation is the right word so I just need to bite the bullet, knuckle down and spend a weekend getting accustomed to it. I'm usre i will come back soon and be singing its praises. I hope ;o)

Originally Posted by PhoenixCG: Neil, the interface seems cluttered but it's all fully customizable trays with tools in them. Once you learn what you need and what you don't you can dump the other stuff clearing up the UI. It's all gonna work out once you get over the intimidation of seeing all those tools everywhere, everyone does.
 
Old 04 April 2013   #52
To be honest, it's the painting I'm interested in too so I'm aware I have a lot of tools to learn. But hey, learning is fun. If it wasn't I'd be a traffic warden.

Originally Posted by AdamT: The other thing is, if you're only concerned with modeling, as opposed to painting or 2.5D painting, you really only need a fraction of the tools that in there.
 
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