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ssgbryan
Harry Bryan
United States

Some vendors haven't taken too well to my earlier journal, so I want to show what drove it.

Allow me to show you what I, as the customer, have to deal with every single time I fire up Poser........

 

I decide to make a render.  Load Figure (it can be any figure)  Figure needs an outfit.

Go to the character folder to add conforming clothing - Am I looking at clothing?  No, I am looking at 100+ vendor names (aka ego folders).  Now I have to open EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM until I find the dress I am looking for.  If I am lucky it is just 1 ego folder, if I am not, I have to drill down yet another level - for every single vendor.

 

Ok, now do I like the default material?  If I don't, I need to change it.  Now the real fun begins.

Did the vendor follow Poser standards and make .mc6 files and put them in the Materials folder?

If yes, then I go to the material room - I am once again confronted by 100+ vendor names. No problem, after all I know the vendor name from rooting around in the character folder, right?

Not always.  Because I have also bought a 3rd party add-on pack.  Now I have to root around in 100+ vendor names individually, until I find what I am looking for.  And yes, I do have to open every single one of them, because most vendors that make add on packs don't include the name of the base product, and then there are the vendors that use differing folder names between character and material and/or pose folder.

 If no, I have to do the exact same thing in the Pose folder.

 If I am not for sure, guess what?  I have to do it in BOTH folders, because vendors can't follow the established, 8+ year standard.

 Rinse & repeat for EVERY SINGLE ITEM IN THE SCENE.

 Why not use the Poser search function, I hear you say?  Try it sometime.  Because of how many vendors name things, the function is worthless.

 Until I started rebuilding my runtime libraries to have some sense of rationality, I could easily spend 1 to 2 hours looking for things to go in the scene, getting more and more frustrated by the minute.

 I am looking for a solution to this.    

 I understand a need to accommodate all levels of users, what I don't grasp why following the current standard takes a back seat to the "All hail the Poser 4 way of doing things" crowd.

Yeah, it's horrible asking a vendor to follow the standards set out by Smith Micro for a Poser product for the past 8 years, as opposed to using an undocumented hack for Poser 4. What is the world coming to?

 If I have convert 30 files to current Poser standards and then another hour and a half renaming over 100 file names so I can actually find something via Posers' search engine, then I have to ask the vendor why are they making their product hard to use. And more importantly, do I want to buy from this vendor in the future?

Vendors who make their products hard to use are less likely to get my business in the future.  Let me repeat that:

 

Vendors who make their products hard to use are less likely to get my business in the future.

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caesar120 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Harry! Thank you for dropping by my page.
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morbiusgreen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Hello there!

I've just seen you're using my starships. Thank you for choosing them and have lots of fun with them.

Cheers,

Dave
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ssgbryan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Your ships are incredible, they have really been inspiring to me.
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