I just got around to looking at some of the vid examples of XSI & yeah, it’s probably a neat app and all, but geez…look at the GUI…reminds me of Lightwave hell. Whatever happened to making the user COMFORTABLE! :sad:
Yeah, I know, I don’t know what I’m ragging about. A lot of other users will say that neato little icons & such are for weenies, and a stark interface for the experienced user is NECESSARY!!! BLEAK IS GOOD!!! WITH MANY BEVELED OR MAYBE NON-BEVELED BUTTONS!!!
I am not an experienced user of any 3D package, I will freely admit this factoid…but…and it’s a mighty big BUTT…out of the 5 packages I have used (in order…drumroll please…Macromedia’s Extreme 3D - 3D Studio Max - Lightwave (only tested) - Electric Image Universe & yes, Cinema 4D 8.5…Maxons product just makes the most sense to me. I like it’s friendly atmosphere & powerful tools.
I don’t think I would want to use XSI just looking at the interface. I mean, yeah, I know that the big boys don’t need any eye candy, but sometimes you gotta have a little fun with what you do, right?
Now, if I can just upgrade to v.9 without having to up the whole studio package!
Woo-Hoo! Too many beers gents…must depart…