Originally Posted by oglu
you may see the fruits in the next version...
or the version after that but definitely by 2015 or maybe by 2020?
Can I haz kick ass modeling tools and a well integrated renderer now? I am not a tech wiz kid and rendering in MR drains me.
As much as I love Maya I also hate it. I think the fault is maybe with me for picking Maya many years ago knowing well that my main needs would be modeling/rendering and that I won't have a tech team to back me up.
At the time I tried Max, Maya and C4d. I just could not stand Max's UI so was left with C4d and Maya. Maya's UI felt clean and C4d was not that well know so I jumped on Maya bandwagon. I still prefer Maya's UI and think it's the business but........
I just want something that models well and has a modern well integrated renderer. To be honest Maya allows me to model any shape I want so I don't hate the modeling side too much but I don't know better having only used Maya. Apparently compared to Max and Modo Maya blows for modeling.
On the rendering side I absolutely hate Maya. It seems Vray (1k a pop) might be the answer but again it seems that it won't get the love that Vray for Max gets. Being a small man all the extra costs for various 2d/3d softwares add up. I keep trying to learn Modo and making a switch but lack of time and maybe some laziness has resulted in failure so far. Also the UI did not grab me much.
As someone previously mentioned it seems AD wants everyone to buy as many of their products as possible. So instead of having one polished main product have 2-3 semi polished ones.