What to do?
My wife and I are looking to consolidate devices – we moved into a condo about a year ago from our house which was three times the size. I have a desktop (older dual core WinTel) with XP. She has two laptops and only really uses or needs the one. She has proposed tossing the desktop in favor of me taking over the seldom used laptop which is a Dell Studio 1558.
The issue – it has Windows 7 and she does not want me to dual boot it with XP or downgrade to XP. I have 3D Max 4.2, my 3D program will not run in Windows 7. Sigh.
So, I could upgrade ($3600 USD – HA!!!!) or switch to a freeware program.
I love Max. It is easy (simple, intuitive, a monkey can use it) and I am at home with it. I have three freeware packages – Blender (doesn’t everyone?), TrueSpace and, now, Hexagon 2.5. The trouble is, I cannot get the hang of any of them. Documentation is (I know, free program) limited to crappy to – huh?
I know there are some less costly programs out there but I never got good at Lightwave either. Is it me? Am I just too set in my ways? Should I just sell the kidney and upgrade?