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From: Mike Thorn
Subject: Re: Who unsubmitted?
Date: 13 Nov 2004 21:42:10
Message: <4196c602$1@news.povray.org>
Jeremy M. Praay wrote:
> In my opinion, if you are aware of ANY problems with your image, whether 
> technical or artistic, I think it would be worthwhile to spruce it up.  Of 
> course, there is always the possibility of ruining a good image, but I guess 
> that's a risk you'll have to weigh.

I guess the difficulty is defining "problem" in this case. To me, my 
image isn't quite as "grand" and crystal-choir-type as I'd imagined it 
in my mind. But I'm not really sure what can be done to fix it. Maybe 
once it finishes rendering (I wasn't kidding about never again using 
focal blur...4.75 hours and only now getting to line 1 of the first-pass 
render) p.b.i can tell me what's wrong with it.

It's one of those cases where it *could* of course be improved (what 
can't??) but it's a matter of what exactly to do and how much of a 
difference the additional time will make. I'm between a rock and a hard 
place, really. :)

From: Phlip
Subject: Re: Who unsubmitted?
Date: 14 Nov 2004 14:07:05
Message: <4197acd9@news.povray.org>
Mike Thorn wrote:

> That brings up an interesting thought I had yesterday. I don't know how
> the judges are going to judge the entries but it seems like this is
> going to be the hardest judgement of their lives. Even just from seeing
> the one image that has been revealed (I don't remember the author...I
> believe the name of the image was "Girl With An Earring" or something
> along that line)...

I give that one points for quoting Vermeer, and the dawn of "triomphe d'oil"

However, I give dings for...

It's one picture of one girl, mirrored. Real twins need differences in
personality and clothing. A face's lips should be just a little
discontinuous to avoid feeling like a sneer. Also giving up on the
background and framing doesn't help.

From: Mike Thorn
Subject: Re: Who unsubmitted?
Date: 16 Nov 2004 10:56:29
Message: <419a232d@news.povray.org>
Unsubmit??? ...I'm going to be lucky to have something to *submit* by 
January 31st. I've had about half a dozen image ideas, semi-completed 
two of them, and don't like either one. Bah humbug.

I guess my problem is trying to figure out what is a good showcase of 
POV-Ray's features without being too simplistic scene-wise. Radiosity, 
photons, media and area lights don't make a good image. I can make a 
really ugly model, apply all the above techniques, render it for three 
days and still end up with a very ugly model! :) (which is, in fact, 
what I think I have done)

Ramble ramble ramble...sorry.
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