"Markus Altendorff" <maa### [at] panoramasde> wrote in message
> i_need_a_unique_name wrote:
> > I'd be happy with the "Space Settlements" topic. It was I understand
> > randomly...
> Yes, a "double-blind random draw" - i had an random list of all visible
> IRTC topic suggestions, and dbott picked a number...
> In a way, Space Settlements is a "Barnum" topic - "something for anyone"
> (like the way horoscopes usually "are right" ;). Wether you're good at
> creating procedural landscapes, or elaborate machinery - wrap it in a
> ring, or a sphere, or a cube, or a pipe - and presto: instant space
> settlement :)
> Oh my. Since this is animations, i'm afraid we may be swamped with
> pre-made Babylon 5 downloadable models ;)
> Apart from that, it could be something on a planet (inflatable domes?)
> or the classic "ring-in-space" design, a random cluster of
> welded-together wrecks ("Titan A.E.", anyone? ;) ...
> Topic also lends itself well to scenes with robots, i'd guess ;)
Yes, I agree, it would be nice to know what irtc's future is looking
And yes, I have started on my space settlement animation. I have a nice
scenario to go along with it. Once again, irtc was motivating me to use POV,
and MORAY (which is now part of POV...very cool). But if the irtc turns
to cyber dust, I'll go back to my c++ programming and work on my
raycasting engine. Which I was doing before I discovered all these rendering
I liked the irtc format the way it was. I like the consistency. And, it is
intriguing to have
a longer and more sophisticated competition on top of the original format.
O-Well, I have offered to help out as a admin. I am not out for any
personal or financial gain. It would be nice to see the irtc continue on.
It is an important motivating venue for learning and feedback in this
On top of that it has attracted many unique people.
All right, I am going back to my space settlement.........
first time submitter
(going coo coo)
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