Hirazi Blue wrote:
Or to put it in (slightly more serious) words: there are some features that really appeal to me (the selection stuff mainly), but overall and especially after the inclusion of all them highly necessary model meshes, this SAP doesn't feel like a 2012.5 IMHO, more like a 2012.05. For some of the new features I have already been using user sitcripts/addons, so while it's nice they are included in the software now, I'm not terribly overwhelmed by them.
So it doesn't feel like 4 month of work, but something of a bug fix that should have taken a few hours? Btw except the one shot selection commands, none of this is really available as addons.
Yeah, the selection options have always been here. This release only changes the method to maya style, which is not the best one IMO, just try to select two parallel adjacent polyloops with this method. So it´s not a new feature at all. (Angle based selection or other selection filters would have been more useful, but even those are available with the rc tools I believe)
There have always been alternative methods for capping holes, and normal extrusions were achieved using the famous move-normal addon combined with the extrude, so here things are only made simpler, but it´s more like delivering somthing, that should´ve been in si for a while, but wasn´t. It´s a fix.
There are at least two thickness addons I use regularly, tiny thickness and tim_shell, tiny thickness has almost the same functionality as the "new" one.
That leaves us with spin edges, smooth edgeloop (a good one! ) and slice between two vertices (also a good one), bullet integration (helpful to only a small percentage of users) and, oh yes, new models and even better, new sample scenes.
3 new features and the integration of a third party tech. Wow.
Even Mr. Scheonagel hadn´t enough new features to present at siggraph, so he needed to present the (undoubtetly brilliant) work of others, and still had two minutes left. And when was it, I saw dropping complex objects on other objects in realtime lately? Oh yes... every day. Impressive.
Well, and all this considering the recent pricechange for softimage and the subscription fee, gee, why wouldn´t I jump in joy?
That is exactly what we expected to happen, when si was bought by autodesk, just browse the old threads... That happened to the max useres then (I was one) and the maya users as well ( I am one now). No surprise at all.
My monthly rant.