ambient-whisper, I like your style man. Luxology has already contacted you I hope. With the suggestions you make, you’ve had been in my office by now.
The reason I left Lightwave was inconsistency. Modeler of LW got so fragmented it had tools scattered all over the place, one filling on to the other, ending up with a shitload of tools that most of the time can be bundeled into one.
The reason I stepped into Modo was because of a cristal clear interface, modular build, consistent and flexible in use. The last three days I have read 75% of all material included with Modo and the more I read, the more I see an exact copy of LW6 modeler in a streamlined interface + some extra tools.
The moment I saw the release of Modo, that same moment I saw a heap of people jumping around, dreaming of making a bunch of tools, that’ll make up for what is not there yet.
To see Modo start where LW is and added with a clean interface and a speedy workflow is a dream comming true for me. However, seeing Modo start where LW is, i’d love to see it go on the consistent ride… not one where bits and pieces get added.
Look at building software as making a pyramide. Once a pyramide is build, you don’t just add another one on top of that… Nah, even a few hundreds of years ago, people were wise enough to build a new one in a new spot.
LW is one pyramide on top of the other, with plugins hanging on the sides all over the place to balance the whole thing.
Time is money, so maybe taking the time will bring money… think about it… A fast release of bits and pieces will bring nothing more then bad advertising.
The feeling I have when working with Modo is that a few tools have considered very deeply and others just were added really quickly as if they were typed over of some paper dated in the late 90’s.
The biggest mistake in Modo is the inconsistency between the interface and the tools. It’s a nice package of an old product at the moment. And what strikes me the most is that Luxology has the powers to make good stuff… look at the interface: Generic, clean, re-usable for all kinda sorts of things, virtually unlimited… and the tools, well, most of them seem to be made without consideration.
I’d like to have seen the same generic building of tools as intelligent, flexible and consistent as the interface… I’d like to see all of Modo!
Luxology has got somthing going here. This is a company worth investing in. Modo is a great package. However the tools inside Modo aren’t Modo… they are Lightwave, with the exception of a few. I have to use the same workarounds here in modo as I had to do in LW. That’s where something in the back of my mind tells me: “That does it! I’m outa here!”
Most people with whom I talked about Modo refer to your thread, Ambient-whisper. Most of them are waiting to see the things implemented you say before they’ll buy Modo… there’s a clue here Luxology…
Modo v1.0 rocks bigtime. It’s a great apps. However for the next version, i’d like to see Modo tools, not LW’s. We need tools with the same genius as the interface. The more Luxo will step away from Lightwave and the more it will grow towards the Modo spirit, the more copies they’ll sell.
Wise are the men who are listening to experienced users like you Ambient-Whisper. We’ll see at the next release how much they listened to you and they’ll see on their incomes…
I wouldn’t invite just everybody on a forum to my copany, but you’d have a contract of some sort by now man.
The developper that can lay hands on a few people like you, will end up with a kick-ass apps and a shitload of money!
Keep the idea’s flowing man… eventually somebody will implement them… and i’m hoping Modo will!