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From: jhu
Subject: viewing?
Date: 20 Oct 2004 15:05:00
Message: <web.41767e099a456280f89be9050@news.povray.org>
perhaps i have missed whether this had been addressed, but it's not
immediately clear on the povcomp website when the public gets to view the
submitted images. perhaps a timeline on the front page would be a good
idea. i'd certainly be interested to see how good these submissions are.
From: Txemi Jendrix
Subject: Re: viewing?
Date: 20 Oct 2004 17:14:37
Message: <41769cfd@news.povray.org>
jhu wrote:

> perhaps i have missed whether this had been addressed, but it's not
> immediately clear on the povcomp website when the public gets to view the
> submitted images. perhaps a timeline on the front page would be a good
> idea. i'd certainly be interested to see how good these submissions are.

Me 2.
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Txemi Jendrix
www.txemijendrix.com
From: Jaap
Subject: Re: viewing?
Date: 21 Oct 2004 19:15:00
Message: <web.41780a208851153da8399d8d0@news.povray.org>
is there any info avalable about the number of entries,
total size of submitted images, etc. ?

jaap.
From: Warp
Subject: Re: viewing?
Date: 21 Oct 2004 19:37:02
Message: <41780fde@news.povray.org>
Jaap <jws### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> is there any info avalable about the number of entries,
> total size of submitted images, etc. ?

  Not yet. Please be patient.

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From: Phlip
Subject: Re: viewing?
Date: 21 Oct 2004 21:50:12
Message: <41782f14@news.povray.org>
Warp wrote:

> Jaap wrote:

> > is there any info avalable about the number of entries,
> > total size of submitted images, etc. ?
>
>   Not yet. Please be patient.

Guesstimates:

The www.povcomp.com site was programmed to accept entries. It's not
programmed yet to display the collated results.

While it reprograms, the judges must do things they must do anyway before
unveiling. These "things" prevent the judges from even posting early numbers
to this newsgroup.

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  Phlip
  http://industrialxp.org/community/bin/view/Main/TestFirstUserInterfaces
From: Thorsten Froehlich
Subject: Re: viewing?
Date: 22 Oct 2004 17:45:52
Message: <41794750$1@news.povray.org>
In article <41782f14@news.povray.org> , "Phlip" <phl### [at] yahoocom> wrote:

> The www.povcomp.com site was programmed to accept entries. It's not
> programmed yet to display the collated results.

No, that is not it.  We are currently discussing the images that have been
submitted.  There will be news soon.

    Thorsten

____________________________________________________
Thorsten Froehlich, Duisburg, Germany
e-mail: tho### [at] trfde

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From: Phlip
Subject: Re: viewing?
Date: 22 Oct 2004 21:04:31
Message: <417975df@news.povray.org>
Thorsten Froehlich wrote:

> Phlip wrote:
>
> > The www.povcomp.org site was programmed to accept entries. It's not
> > programmed yet to display the collated results.
>
> No, that is not it.  We are currently discussing the images that have been
> submitted.  There will be news soon.

Mine was a pessimistic software engineering estimate. ;-)

-- 
  Phlip
  http://industrialxp.org/community/bin/view/Main/TestFirstUserInterfaces
From: Thorsten Froehlich
Subject: Re: viewing?
Date: 23 Oct 2004 07:31:22
Message: <417a08ca$1@news.povray.org>
In article <417975df@news.povray.org> , "Phlip" <phl### [at] yahoocom> wrote:

>> No, that is not it.  We are currently discussing the images that have been
>> submitted.  There will be news soon.
>
> Mine was a pessimistic software engineering estimate. ;-)

Well, as it turns out we may well have underestimated the time needed to
create as impressive images as we had imagined...

    Thorsten

____________________________________________________
Thorsten Froehlich, Duisburg, Germany
e-mail: tho### [at] trfde

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From: rben
Subject: Re: viewing?
Date: 23 Oct 2004 15:05:00
Message: <web.417a72b78851153d497bbfc0@news.povray.org>
"Thorsten Froehlich" <tho### [at] trfde> wrote:
> In article <417975df@news.povray.org> , "Phlip" <phl### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
>
> >> No, that is not it.  We are currently discussing the images that have been
> >> submitted.  There will be news soon.
> >
> > Mine was a pessimistic software engineering estimate. ;-)
>
> Well, as it turns out we may well have underestimated the time needed to
> create as impressive images as we had imagined...
>
>     Thorsten

It sounds like you have just seriously insulted every artist who
participated in this contest.  I hope that I am misinterpreting your
comment.  I'll be the first to admit that I doubt my image was good enough
to win the competition, but I did put in quite a lot of work.

If you didn't get the quality and/or number of images you expected, you
might also attribute that to several other possible problems.  Perhaps word
didn't spread about the contest as far and as quickly as you wanted.  I
don't know exactly when the contest started, I think I only discovered it
about halfway through the allotted time.  There also hasn't been a lot of
activity on the home page for the contest.  Finally, this is the first time
I've heard of this contest, and the first time out, you almost never get
the turnout you'd expect.  I'm sure that next year's contest will get a lot
more entries, especially if you offer similar prizes.

I hope that you will clarify the remark you made above quickly so people
won't jump to the wrong conclusions.
From: Jeremy M  Praay
Subject: Re: viewing?
Date: 23 Oct 2004 16:51:19
Message: <417a8c07@news.povray.org>
"rben" <ray### [at] comcastnet> wrote in message 
news:web.417a72b78851153d497bbfc0@news.povray.org...
> "Thorsten Froehlich" <tho### [at] trfde> wrote:
>> In article <417975df@news.povray.org> , "Phlip" <phl### [at] yahoocom> 
>> wrote:
>>
>> >> No, that is not it.  We are currently discussing the images that have 
>> >> been
>> >> submitted.  There will be news soon.
>> >
>> > Mine was a pessimistic software engineering estimate. ;-)
>>
>> Well, as it turns out we may well have underestimated the time needed to
>> create as impressive images as we had imagined...
>>
>>     Thorsten
>
> It sounds like you have just seriously insulted every artist who
> participated in this contest.  I hope that I am misinterpreting your
> comment.  I'll be the first to admit that I doubt my image was good enough
> to win the competition, but I did put in quite a lot of work.
>
> If you didn't get the quality and/or number of images you expected, you
> might also attribute that to several other possible problems.  Perhaps 
> word
> didn't spread about the contest as far and as quickly as you wanted.  I
> don't know exactly when the contest started, I think I only discovered it
> about halfway through the allotted time.  There also hasn't been a lot of
> activity on the home page for the contest.  Finally, this is the first 
> time
> I've heard of this contest, and the first time out, you almost never get
> the turnout you'd expect.  I'm sure that next year's contest will get a 
> lot
> more entries, especially if you offer similar prizes.
>
> I hope that you will clarify the remark you made above quickly so people
> won't jump to the wrong conclusions.
>

In Thorsten's defense, I certainly could have used more time, and from 
reading many of the comments that other participants made (especially those 
who dropped-out), it sounds like most of them simply couldn't produce the 
image that they wanted in the time they had available.  Sure, personal 
issues get in the way, but that's why we're all amateurs.  To produce 
something really cool, I would like to have had the freedom to render for a 
couple weeks or more (with high-radiosity, etc.), while still having 
modelled most of the items from scratch.  But to produce another poster-size 
image from that, it could be expected to render for a couple months or more.

In the IRTC, I didn't feel as much pressure to use newly-made models. 
Gilles' "The Wet Bird" uses a ton of third-party models, which would have 
counted against him in this competition (or at least, it wouldn't have been 
in his favor).  However, we've certainly seem some impressive things come 
from Gilles and others where most (or all) of the models were created from 
scratch.  I guess the thing that we don't always know is WHEN those models 
were created.  For me, the modelling took a lot of time, since I was also 
learning as I went along, in many cases.

-- 
Jeremy
www.beantoad.com
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