Change is a good thing, but 'if it ain't broke...'
I'm an avid LW enthusiast but also use Max (reluctantly) and have
never liked the 'all in one' feel. The interface is awful; it's clunky
and the workflow is nowhere near as smooth as Lightwave's. Layout
never seems to drain memory in the way that Max does (or even Modeler,
for that matter...)
Two seperate apps gives a sound feeling of space and Modeller is great
for focusing purely on geometry (though surfacing has improved
considerably). If there was a merger how easy would it be to edit the
geometry of an object in a scene file without things becoming
Modeler and Layout are both great applications. Layout's animation
facilities are underrated and improving all the time. It would be
great to animate points directly in Layout, but that can't be beyond
the programming team.
Surely the answer would be to work on refining the Hub and making the
applications communicate more effectively... above all stomping on
bugs. A complete rewrite would surely threaten stability. Remember
moving from the rock steady 5.6 to LW 6?
Another thought... What would happen to the undo function in
Modeller... would that finally carry over into Layout? ;o)
Lightwave's interface is pretty intuitive at the moment - that's a
great strength, surely.
'Gravity always lets you down'
> That's it??
> One con and one pro?
> Sheesh. ;-)
> > Con: Too many commands in the one app.
> > Pro: Smart Skin endomorphing easier
> > Revanto
> > > This is one of those funny things.
> > > Lemme ask here for a consensus.
> > > Those that don't want LightWave merged into one application -- is the
> > > that you don't want this, because you would feel that a natural
> > > would then be that the scenefile and object file would be merged as
> > > I'd just like to get a feeling from the community, give me Pros and Cons
> > > merging the application.
> > > ~~Deuce
> > > LWBeta Coordinator
> > > NewTek
> > > > Amen brother.
> > > > I just hope they understood this time.... and hope they dont'listen to
> > > > nostalgic people who want to stick to the present status.
> > > > Paolo Zambrini
> > > > > An integrated app is for sure the solution.
> > > > > This is funny how people are asking for integrated solutions in
> > > > > apps.
> > > > > Anyway i agree with ttp-on this one but i say "integrate" !