POV-Ray : Newsgroups : irtc.general : TC-RTC PovRay 0, Other 3 : Re: TC-RTC PovRay 0, Other 3 Server Time
10 Dec 2023 11:17:13 EST (-0500)
  Re: TC-RTC PovRay 0, Other 3  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 16 Jul 2011 03:25:59
Message: <4e213d07$1@news.povray.org>
On 16-7-2011 2:33, Stephen wrote:
> On 15/07/2011 10:06 PM, TawnyOwl wrote:
>> Hi Stephen,
>> ok. there where only a few entries and Normand wons it all. But can we
>> blame him
>> for using his own (possibly handcrafted - as I understand him from
>> earlier
>> contributions) renderer? I Don't think so.
> Michael, I did not meant to *blame* Normand. I don't see how that could
> possibly be done. He is a stalwart of the TC-RTC.
> I am just disappointed that there are so few entries from the PovRay
> community, that is all. The site was set up in response to the outcry
> when the IRTC went down. It costs money (not a lot) to run and there is
> the time and effort of the administrators, mostly Thomas. Well actually
> it is Thomas who effectively does it all.
> I'm just wondering if it is worth keeping it going.
> if you have any ideas please let us know.

I agree with Stephen that the response from the community is very 
disappointing especially after the large discussion we had here 
resulting in the launching of the TC-RTC by Steve Paget. I suspect there 
are a couple of reasons for this, one of them being possibly the 
financial crisis which might have pointed priorities towards more 
mundane things. Nobody to blame for that, except for the financial 
rogues of course.

I have been too busy creating images for the TC-RTC to really pay 
attention to the *new* IRTC while it was active, but neither did it 
attract as much participants as the *old* IRTC in its best days, if I am 
correct. So, the same processes may have been at work there too.

And maybe people are tired of competitions? ;-)  I am not that keen of 
them myself but I see them as challenges to create something interesting 
and/or to stimulate my imagination in ways I would not have followed 
normally. And let's be frank, we may not be the top of artistic quality 
- whatever that may be in our world by the way - but I am convinced that 
we have produced some very interesting and creative quality work over 
the years. Maybe some people are snobbing us, but we have enough reason 
to be proud of our hobbyist production.


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