Have you ever heard that phrase before?
You know, I (as we all) do know that LW certainly has its shortcomings in some regards, and obviously has a fair bit of room for improvement. Yep, we’re all hoping to see something cool in LW8. I know I have a good list of stuff I’d love to see.
But more and more I can’t help but get the feeling that sometimes people are blaming this program (and any other program they use, for that matter) for the fact that they cannot actually produce anything worthwhile.
I mean, just look around you. I see plenty of LW artists producing plenty of cool stuff. And yet all the time I hear complaining about “this tool” and “that tool” and blah blah blah. The fact is that you can make a perfect human model using the Make Poly command, and the move tool. Sure it would take some time, but it just goes to show that making really good 3D models doesn’t mean you have to have tools that do everything for you. Sure it’s nice to have things which speed up your workflow, but in the end, it really comes down to whether or not you actually have any skill as an artist.
And I really can’t help but wonder if a lot of people who spend all their time bitching and complaining about everything are actually frustrated because they lack the skill to actually create anything worthwhile, and are complaining because they want more buttons to press that do stuff for them.
And to those people, I say: go use Bryce, or Poser, or some other program that does everything for you. Because you can complain all you want, bitch until you are blue in the face, but you will never get a tool in LW that makes up for a total and utter lack of artistic ability or 3D skills.