- Jan 3, 2010
The Blender menu is what stopped me. It's an absolute horror.Heh. Nice. What caught my eye was apparently the layout change with the buttons on the sides, the improved support for mouse usage, the improved file requesters, and an UI that actually makes sense (to me)! The major drawback with the earlier (before 2.5a) versions was that the UI made me shudder and made it impossible for me to even /want/ to get to know it.. I am an esthetic person, ugly and confusing UI's are turn-offs (Zmod is not ugly, but beautiful in its simplicity and clearity). I am sorry, but that is a fact for many others too. It seems as if the Blender team finally has understood this, and that makes me really happy..
That is what I thought too.. but it seems like they have had a change-of-heart experience..I bet it broke thier hearts to make something that can be used by normal humans.
Please consider the fact that it is first and foremost an ALPHA version - and secondly that it is an almost TOTAL rewrite. It seems a bit early to make any hasty claims.. No matter what, I find the new approach most interesting and am looking forward to a /working/ version.I downloaded Blender 2.50 and tried the dof exporter. FORGET IT, IT DON'T WORK!!!!!