Personally, I do think it would be useful for many if Spiral Graphics had an updated free or low-priced app. that worked primarily around the idea of altering presets with the adjusters.
You could say that this could be like Genetica Viewer 2.0, only this time, the user can download a .gtx tile and play with the adjusters to get a wider variation of textures (with effect and normal maps) instead of hoping that it's useful in its original state. Now I wouldn't complain if Atlas decided that would be a good idea as long as there's a sort of limit on the adjuster count or the node count (they wouldn't want users making a 'super texture' that greatly reduces the incentive to get the actual application that creates them. )
Anyway, anything below 1K is considered acceptable for small studios (I've heard of smaller developers using the 600 USD Substance Designer Software), but how much less one would consider 'Indie friendly' might depend on who's answering.
NOTE: I use the full version of Genetica Pro, but I also use free software (like Blender for 3D work).
Edited by Ace Dragon, 14 June 2013 - 04:42 PM.
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