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23 Jul 2024 06:56:19 EDT (-0400)
  Re: TC-RTC: Challenge 1 & 2: Final Results and.... ADIEU!  
From: Paolo Gibellini
Date: 6 Sep 2017 05:10:42
Message: <59afbb92$1@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot wrote on 06/09/2017 09:30:
> And so we have come at last to the end of our long journey. A journey 
> not unlike Ulysses' for we have visited strange places on the Earth and 
> beyond, we have tasted strange fruits, and we have witnessed amazing 
> customs and rites. All this thanks to your imagination and skills.
> As a temporary replacement for the Internet Ray Tracing competition, 
> TC-RTC was the brainchild of Steve Paget, a stalwart of the IRTC and the 
> Pov-Ray newsgroups. He designed it with Colin, the web developer who 
> hosts the site. Steve ran the site for three years and we have run it 
> for the last seven. As a temporary replacement for the IRTC, Tina Chep 
> has lasted almost as long as the original. That is twenty years of 
> almost continuous computer generated rendering competitions.
> As our ways are parting, we have all of us been enriched by this shared 
> experience. And we, as administrators, we say:
>          *So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish!*
> but above all:
>          *Thanks For Your Participation!*
> But it does not end here. A worthy successor to the TC-RTC has been 
> found in NOA OF ARC (http://www.noaofarc.ca/en-us/) which will continue 
> the tradition. Please go there and join!
> Stephen & Thomas, Administrators

IRTC was the origin of my first approach to POV-Ray (through Moray), and 
this competition (united perhaps to scc) will always remain in my memory 
because it was the expression of a world where art, math and code met. 
Mathematical artists, artistic developers and whatever combination: 
interesting and polite people. I waited impatiently for each round, and 
there was always something of very interesting.
TC-RTC has filled the gap due to the end of IRTC. It was organized in a 
somewhat different way, but there was a lot of enthusiastic people.

Now, I miss you already, *RTC.

Competitions for enthusiastic people are a good way to stimulate 
everyone to make the best of themselves, and usually there are many 
innovative elements, unlike in the contests for professionals.

In the last months I had no time for writing decent pov-code, but I'm 
always following the newsgroup and TC-RTC. Should we migrate to NOA OF 
ARC? Ok, let's get a try.

Stephen, Thomas and other Administrators, thank you for your efforts and 
for the service given.


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