[Sidefx-houdini-list] Clear market feedback with RFE

Jordi Bares jordibares at the-mill.com
Thu Jan 31 12:53:32 EST 2008

What if we are wrong? For example another software manufacturer changed the
curve tools based on user feedback only to realize they broke a very
important rigging tool!

Of course the opposite happened too but my feeling is that SideFX product
experts visiting facilities and even helping out in real production would
bring far more insight in what is needed.

This is the case also of another manufacturer where the modeling product
expert did such a superb job (visionary style) that of course the product
started to move in these post houses just because of that.

So my take is that there is a lot of noise to filter, nevertheless I must
say the Houdini community is very different to other ones, clearly the
nature of the tool does force users to get under the hood.

My 2 cents

On 31/1/08 15:03, "Michael Goldfarb" <goldfarb at coredp.com> wrote:

> I don't see much good in polls...
> but I'd love to see the list of RFEs...
> often I think I'm just repeating what someone else has requested...
> also it would help to read other RFEs to help refine my own...
> Gene Dreitser wrote:
>> I hate to be the voice of doom this early in the morning, but what would
>> prevent said 'online poll' from being "drowned out in the other noise of bugs
>> and questions" as the post from Simon indicates.
>> I really think the forum is a great medium for this -- perhaps with the
>> growth of the user base, all it needs it a little more aggressive moderation.
>> Just my $0.02.
>> Gene
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Sean Lewkiw <seanl at rainmaker.com>
>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 9:54:59 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Clear market feedback with RFE
>> I think it's a good idea.  As mentioned below, if someone posts an RFE,
>> and 20 people say "me too", (all of whom have been thinking it but
>>  never
>> bothered to say anything), then this would help give SESI a push.  And,
>> you yourself might not know you need or want a "Add Sheen" button until
>> someone mentions it!
>> Sean
>> Simon Barrick wrote:
>>> The problem with Sesi's internal version is there is no wider
>>  disscussion. I bet you yourself have a 100 RFE's that have never made it
>> into
>>  the full package. But what if you could explain to a young and eager to
>>  hear audience why a feature should be added. If those listening then
>>  all chipped in with a chorus of approval then maybe it might influence
>>  what Sesi decide to do next. Its just another way for them to hear what
>>  the market has to say.
>>> They constantly travel round the big studios and talk to the guys on
>>  the frontline, why not also hear from what is hopefully a growing band
>>  of smaller shops.
>>> Ok the forums do that job to some extent but those kinds of
>>  discussions often get drowned out in the other noise of bugs and
>> questions...
>>  This would be a more controlled form of feedback that everyone could see
>>  and join in with.
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