Im a old long timer, who hasn’t been here a while. Just wondered what has happened regarding Hexagons user base, what Hexagon is mainly being used for these days? I dont use Hexagon half as much as I used to, but when I was using it, it was a fast modeller for me.
Thanks Dan/aka Tez
I still use it. Hexagon was still owed by…Eovia? What that it? I don’t know…waaaay back when it was the new kid on block. For me, Hexagon is easily the quickest, most free-flowing “artistic modeler” I use. I am a Lighwave and Softimage (...ex-Softimage since Autodesk killed it…grrrr!) primary user. I also have Carrara Pro…and some others. I’m trying to come to grips with Blender, and I tackle it for an hour or so every week….any more than that and I get both overwhelmed and frustrated with its, shall we say, “unusual keyboard shortcuts”. I’m still changing preferences in Blender to work the way I want.
Anyway…I use Hexagon when I want to actually get something done in a timely manner. If I’m in the mood for something more precise or something, then I usually find myself in Lightwave. I really like a lot of Lightwave stuff…but by all that is holy, it has so-o-o-o much “stuff” in it, it usually takes me 5 minutes just to figure out what the heck they are actually calling “Cap Hole” (actually, I still don’t know if LW has that…I’m sure it does…somewhere….but it’s probably called “Planerize Edges” and sits under “Detail”, then “Edges”, then “More” and then hidden in that drop-down…byzantine!). If Newtek would just clean up the interface so that I don’t actually have to wade through fifteen different tabs and drop-downs just to do something that should be a simple one-click opperation, I’d be using LW more for modeling. They have a lot of really cool stuff (in particular, I really like their “boolean” stuff and the “Rounder” tool).
Hexagon, however, is my go-to modeler. I can whip up whatever I need in a fraction of the time it takes me to do it in other packages. I wish DAZ would either put some serious effort into Hexagon 3.0, integrate it FULLY with Carrara, or at least have the decency to sell it to a company that will do something with it. Hexagon deserves MUCH better than it’s got right now…
That was a bit long….I’m off to the doctors office now, then back here to do some more free-flowing modeling in Hexagon!
Paul L. Ming