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layer explorer rant
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
I haven't had that much time to do anything serious in max lately but now that I got into it again, I had some more experience with the new layer explorer and let me just say - what a pile of oozing crap.

The only good thing about it is that you can now make nested layers, everything else about it is broken.

For one, there is no more cut/paste, wtf? I really have to drag stuff into a layer that is hundreds of objects away? Not to mention that dragging downwards doesn't even work in most cases. Fortunately you can select the objects and create a new layer with them after which you can collapse the layer they are from and move them to their new layer more easily. Still, great job on doubling the effort required to move things between layers.

Second, doing anything is like interacting with an awfully ported console game menu, the selections get stuck in weird places, you have to make extra clicks to make sure you're dealing with the right object, the quad menu keeps moving my mouse for no good reason and its generally unresponsive and stutters like a mofo in larger scenes.

Third, It no longer even attempts to follow conventional shortcut keys and ui gestures, not helped by the fact that its hit detection is rather crappy. Add some lag and unless you're extra careful, you'll get the weirdest shit happening instead of what you were trying to do which you'll then spend 5 mins figuring out. For example, I was trying to move some of the objects from layer 0 to layer "overhead" and after some fancy menu flickering, I somehow renamed every layer and object in the scene to "overhead001..." etc, wtf. I could undo the renaming of the objects but apparently layer changes aren't eligable for undo.

I'm not expecting much from autodesk these days but ffs, this is like the first attempt at an UI by a 10 year old. Riddled with bugs and shitty ideas, how can a "professional" software package afford to fuck up this bad?

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11/30/2014 12:25:19 AM (last edit: 11/30/2014 12:25:19 AM)
show user profile  FX
All the words I ever wanted to type but couldnt be arsed because no-one listens, its a fuckfest of underdevelopment.
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11/30/2014 3:39:18 AM (last edit: 11/30/2014 3:39:18 AM)
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