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?