I’m with ManStan.
I’ve only posted 11 times in a decade. Does that make me somehow inadequate as an artist? I’ve been painting and drawing for more than 40 years and I’m pretty good. I got into digital art 15 years ago, and I’ve gotten pretty good at that too. But because I, and by extension Mixart, don’t post to forums you believe this gives you the right to be rude?
Mixart421, what has happened to DAZ is BDS (Bad Decision Syndrome).
They took one of the very best marketplace sites in the web universe and dumbed it down considerably. It was probably the most intelligent, well-maintained site in 3Dville. And now? Not so much. Now it’s another run-of-mill store with the all the headaches all the others have. Someone should have been fired for that decision.
What happened is that they came out with a Poser-killer application 7 years ago called DazStudio that is barely getting up to speed. I like 4.5, it’ s finally a usable product. But it has a ways to go.
What happened is that they came out with a product, DSON, that was supposed to bridge the gap between Poser and DazStudio for their Genesis product. It has serious deficiencies. It works for some, it doesn’t for others. I’m not an early adopter. But I made an exception and tried DSON. I’m sorry that I did.
What happened is the release of a plethora of applications with inadequate documentation. Or worse, none at all. It matters.
As for you posters, who do you think you are? You think because I’ve posted only 11 times (now a dozen) this gives you license to judge my worth to this community? Or Mixart421’s? I buy the products of a lot of people who post and that should be enough.
I read manuals. I read the forum posts. That’s how I learn to use the applications. In fact, some of you writing here have supplied answers to questions I had about this and that. But it doesn’t make you God’s gift to the world.
You complain that Mixart421 was not specific in his frustration. And then, you follow this up with three pages of pure unadulterated condescension. And pure babble.
What’s wrong with DAZ? A lot. One of the worst is the backward path of its website. Don’t make excuses for a bad decision.
I love Daz3D. I’ve spent - literally - thousands of dollars on their product over the years. They have done great work. It isn’t easy. I know. I like Genesis, and I’ll probably like DSON when it gets up to speed. But the frustration is real. And it won’t go way because some of you choose to mock others.
That’s it for my 12th post. I’m sure they’ll be others in the years ahead.