I've been having a hard time with something lately, and I feel it is time to say something about it. This is a slight rant about what is going on in the Blender Community and the 3D design industry in general and what people have been doing for the past few months, a lot more often than usual.
You know what really grinds my gears?
Folks that know little to nothing about blender, and then try to give it a bad name by comparing it to 3DS Max or Maya. But the work they use from blender to be compared to 3DS Max isn't even close and is clearly an indication that they favor one above the other. What most of these folks don't want to admit is, you also get poor quality from the 3DS Max stack as well as the Maya stack. It all depends on who is using the application. If you truly want to see what an application is capable of doing, search for the best artists in the community that use the app. Then you'll get an idea of what it can do.
Just because blender is free, doesn't make it inferior or low grade, compared to the Industry used apps. I've seen work coming from the Blender Community that would give most of the Industry's standard 3D design software a run for their money. SUre there is a lot that blender can still improve upon, but honestly, if you want to compare the two applications with each other by using work that was done with the application, don't use the first image that pops up on Google images. DO RESEARCH! I've been using Blender 7-8 years now, I can safely say that blender is a lot more capable than most people give blender credit for.
Each software has his ups and downs, each software has his n00bs and his pros, I consider blender, 3DS Max and MAYA, on the same level when it comes to designing something in it. Before anyway wants to tell me I'm wrong, I started out on GMAX, 3DS Max's older brother, I used that for 4 - 5 years, I've used 3DS Max in the past too, but it all comes down to one thing. If you want to compare apps with each other, do your homework, do research, find out who is the best with the app, know the application's background and what it is made out of before assuming something and making false comparisons.
Most of the time folks use 3rd Party Render engines, not the internal or render engines that come with apps. So at the end of the day, most of them compare render engines, which isn't showing what the modelling application can do. It frustrates me that people do this, and worst of all is, the majority support these types of people. Grow some B***s, and do proper background research on applications before making some stupid pointless comparison to show your fanboy-nism for a specific application, when comparing things like this you should take it up from a neutral stand point. Not a fanboy one.
Just felt I had to get that off my chest. Been bothering me a lot lately, that blender is receiving so much false flak.
Listening to: The Blinded - Out of Line