Ep52: The Blender Disease - Our 'feature checklist' culture

We will talk about:

  • The pervading culture of wanting new features over improving old ones
  • Why this is against our best interests
  • How this further harms our reputation

In this post we discuss:

  • The pervading culture of wanting new features over improving old ones (starts at 21:03)
  • Why this is against our best interests
  • How this can negatively effect development
  • How it could turn potential new users away
  • How this further harms our reputation

Link to the Blender Development Fund

Also, discussed:

  • The horrible trend of movie trailers showing the entire movie
  • Why I could understand a business owner who commits suicide
  • Moving back to Australia - and how the grass is always greener

Questions from twitter using #bgpod (starts at 1:08:22):

  • Is it possible to bake reflections?
  • Where to get Blender advice when struggling?
  • Better to change the language in Blender?
  • Does Australia have a national anthem?
  • Is there a Crazybump alternative or Mac users?
  • What music do you listen to when working?
  • Any experience sculpting or 3D printing?
  • Will you do another AMA?
  • What do you think of Windows 8?
  • Do you ever compete in competitions online?
  • Do you sketch before starting a project?
  • What does Blender do better than other software?
  • What's your daily routine?

Got a question for next week's post? Ask me via #bgpod on Twitter

Thoughts on this week's topic? Post in the comments below.

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Andrew Price