Every so often I try to experiment with 3D models. I know why too, I'm an idiot. What a waste of time...
This isn't a complaint about Hitfilm, because the same thing always happens in every 3D app. You download a model from somewhere and try to upload it in to some app for manipulation. 97% of the time it doesn't work. The FBX or OBJ file and materials never connect. Or they connect and the materials are totally screwed up. So I'm supposed to edit every material. I open up the material box and it contains 18,234 options, all in a tiny, tiny, tiny interface full of bewildering sliders, buttons, do-dads and other mysterious mechanical machinery. What 3D model is worth all this work? None that I've ever seen.
The good folks who designed the 3D realm must be even denser than me, because so long as their industry is this immature their market is going to remain a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny fragment of what it could be. Is it so much to ask that there be reliable data transfer standards? All I want to do is move a 3D model from point A to point B and not have it completely fall apart in the transfer almost every single time.
I have a solution though. Yep, I know what will fix it. Hysterical ranting to the rescue!!!