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  Re: Few hours left, only two submissions in the server? Anybody out there?  
From: Markus Altendorff
Date: 15 Oct 2006 18:15:27
Message: <4532b2ff$1@news.povray.org>
Tek wrote:
> I thought about entering, but the topic didn't really inspire me... maybe 
> next time...

(Almost) the same here, but then with two weeks to the 
deadline i sort of forced myself to submit at least 
something. Otherwise (me only being an after-hour animation 
hack with intermittent phases of couch-potatoism) my 
software might have begun collecting dusty bytes on the 
harddisk...

I started out with storyboarding at the beginning of 
September. Then i started moving packing cases due to a 
renovation instead ;)

In the end, two weeks ago, i threw out the original 
storyboard which i saw i wouldn't be able to complete by 
October 15th, and threw together some bits and pieces 
instead. I've found i only need to overcome my initial 
inertia to get going...
so, i managed to stretch a new effect i came up with, lots 
of camera movement on a static scene, a single odd idea plus 
a few less-than-stellar subtitled quips into a 3:40 MPEG 
with a severe case of compression wrinkles. And, well, if it 
gets accepted, it'll be entry #3 for this round ;)

While a three-entries-round makes for a fast and easy 
download, i wouldn't mind downloading significantly larger 
amounts... *wink, wink*

I'm not sure if i'd needed to hurry, because the readme file 
on the server claims September-November as animation 
timeframe (huh? two months only? more like for stills 
contest?) as well as July-October. Seems there's been some 
mix-up...

Anyway, longing for the next topic to be announced... (ah, 
anyone remembering the times of our collaborative IRTC 
t-shirt...? those were the days ;)

-Markus


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