Further through proportion (Alberti to the fall of proportion...)

Van der Laan's Plastic NumberDoing a bit more reading after work. Basically moving through the Renaissance up to the Baroque. I'm going to have to go back and do some analysis of the various proportional schemes. Wish I had a decent 3D modeller (i.e. one that worked like 3DSMax or AutoCAD), I'd like to produce something similar to the Van der Laan block-set (seen to the left) for each of the proportional scheme. Notes follow:


  1. Anand Shah

    Anand Shah on 10/01/2005 10:41 p.m. #

    Is blender not decent enough?<br />
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  2. Mike Fletcher

    Mike Fletcher on 10/02/2005 1:29 a.m. #

    I was trained on AutoCAD, then 3DStudio Max and Maya. Of those I preferred 3DSMax, followed by AutoCAD. Blender is just so unforgivingly different (and unwilling to give an inch wrt learning curve) that I just can't see picking it up. It might be fine if I was working with it all day every day, but when you only get a few hours a month having to remember dozens of different key-combinations to get even the most basic of operations done is... off-putting.<br />
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    Max's interface, in particular, is a pretty good model for me, everything is basically there on-screen (even though you may need to tab down to find it), and is ordered logically. If I forget a key-command I just point at the thing I want and there's the key-command in the tooltip that I can remember for next time.<br />
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    I actually find AutoCAD with voice dictation (for issuing the commands without needing to move the cursor) unbelievably productive as well, but without voice dictation it's usable, but not as well designed as the Max layout IMO (for 3D modelling).

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