I have to disagree and think just the opposite as there is a learning curve for the program and from what I have seen in this community, many don’t want to deal with it and settle for what end result they can get, hence just the preset part. I think many will bypass the program and just wait for any presets the few owners of the program release. I would love to be proven wrong as I think it is a great program and want you guys to do very well with it.
I am looking forward to the 1.1 version, been playing with it more lately and love what I feel i can achieve with it once I get a better grasp on it.
Actually, with anything that requires a degree of creative skill to produce a quality end result, the usage will break out into two camps. Those who create their own designs (either for their own use, for sale or for sharing) and those who prefer to use or purchase shared presets. LAMH falls into being a content creation tool just like a 3D modeler is. Some people like creating their own models, others choose to use already existing models. Same for LAMH.
So, while there’s a learning curve to every creative software application including even Daz Studio, some people will overcome the learning hurdle to use the product. Others will choose to obtain and use presets (which presets is what Daz primarily provides for sale).
One thing I will say about LAMH is that it is, hands-down, the easiest hair styling and hair creation app I’ve ever used. I’ve tried creating hair presets in both Carrara and Poser. While I learned a lot about creating hair models in both of these applications, I could never really get anything great out of them without days of work. LAMH easily beats both of these hair tools by miles and lets me create styles in only a few hours. With that said, I won’t say that this software is completely easy to use right from the go. It does take time to understand how to create and style the hair using the existing tools. Since I had already had previous experience with both Poser’s and Carrara’s hair tools, it was easy for me to move into LAMH. Basically, not only do you have to learn the software tools, you have to also understand and apply real-world hair styling techniques.
Of course, there are also some issues that I’m fairly certain will be addressed within 1.1 that currently make hair styling a bit tricky in 1.0 in places. So, I definitely look forward to the feature enhancements coming up in 1.1 to make hair styling even easier.