I tried Maya, 3Ds and other programs and also found them impossible to work with.
For Hexagon I find fo me personally it has also too many nothing saying icons. I have to scroll over it and only then I know what t does, and next time I want to use it I have to search for it and yet again scroll over it to see its description.
The more you use it the easier it gets but in the meantime if there are some that you use a lot you can add them to a custom tab to make them easier to find. They are also available from drop down menus along the top of the interface. You may find them easier to find that way.
edited to add that it’s easy to add to the custom tab, just right click and the dialogue pops up and asks if you want to add it to the custom tab.
Yes, the Custom Labs are very helpful. I ave already popped a few items into it.
Other icons I find rather difficult to use. There are some when I select them the object to be changed jumps all over the place at the slightest mouse movement.
I had similar issues when I first started that when I extruded I found it difficult to control. It just takes practice and taking it slowly. I also found using the following process helped. Select the face you want to extrude, then hit Ctrl and the curser will change. Use the universal gizmo to control where it goes.
The other thing that I’ve found helps while getting used to the controls is to type the numbers in via the property tab.
Hope that helps…
Thats a very nice tip. Thanks a lot