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7 Dec 2023 09:33:26 EST (-0500)
  Re: How important...  
From: St 
Date: 30 Jan 2005 16:45:04
Message: <41fd5560@news.povray.org>
"Jeremy M. Praay" <sla### [at] hotmailcom> wrote in message 
> "St." <dot### [at] dotcom> wrote in message news:41fb7c50@news.povray.org...
>> How important are the detail images when it comes to judging? What if 
>> minor things have been missed in one detail image? (And I mean so minor, 
>> that you just can't see them in your main image).
> Not an answer, since it looks like others have answered quite well... 
> More of a slight ramble...
> In many cases, things look best in the detail views and not in the main 
> image.

You've obviously done the 'large image' thing before, and I haven't. My 
detail images look terrible. :/ I used a couple of image_maps and they look 
ok in my main image, but they are SO pixelated in my details, I've got no 
hope... Still, I hope you (all) enjoy the concept.

 I'm currently rendering "the poster" at 4800x3600 and I'm quite
> pleased with the way many details look in high-rez.  While I hold out a 
> hope of winning, I'm planning to buy my own poster regardless, so this 
> will not be a wasted effort for me.

  I would love to buy mine, but not as it is. I'll hold out until I sort it, 
(a coupla tweaks! damn!), and then buy it. Heh, I might even buy yours when 
you win Jeremy!  ;)

> I'm quite certain that I've lost nearly all objectivity regarding my 
> image. As I've said before, some days I think it's the best thing ever 
> created, and other days it looks very mediocre to me.

    Well I'm happy with mine for the main image, but this 'detail' thing 
sure knocked the wind out of me... I *WISH* someone would have said 
something beforehand...

On the bright-side, it looks quite
> similar to what I thought it would look like (in my head), so I really 
> can't complain too much.  Even if it's the best image I have ever created, 
> I'm sure that guarantees nothing in this competition.

     True, and I'm looking forward to seeing it.

> Anyway, I'm anxious to get started on new projects and to resume old ones. 
> It's been a long road.  I feel like I should propose a toast.  ;-)

    LOL!  :)  "To all PoVers, keep on PoVin'".

   And yes, a 'very' long road indeed.


> -- 
> Jeremy
> www.beantoad.com

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