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
>> 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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