Since I didn't use Wwise for awhile and also a lot of things were changed I decided that I have to read the complete UserGuide again to consolidate my knowledge. But it is easy to say than do!
I personally think that Wwise's UserGuide is one of the things which should be definitely improved because the process of reading it sometimes is just painfull. Of course a lot of chapters are very well written and overall structure is clean and straight but still there are so many pages which I just cannot read without thinking: "Why-Do-I-Need-This-Right-Now?".
Shortly speaking the main problems for me are the next things:
- frequent topic distraction
- frequent presence of unnecessary information
- way to much space and letters is wasted for such elementary things like pressing or clicking of obvious buttons (and the worst part - these processes are described with alternatives!)
I have attached the examples:
I think that such things are really contradicting the principles of effective learning:
- stay in focus
- keep it simple
- do not try to learn everything at once
I am using Wwise many years and aforementioned problem for me consist only in the distraction. But I think for newbies it can be worse.
I hope guys and girls from Audiokinetic will read it :)