>> Markus Altendorff wrote:
>>> ... how's tracing?
>>> Anyone working on the interim "Space Settelement" animation topic?
Wow, with the overwhelmingly "positive" response to that question ... i
can almost see the tumbleweeds rolling by and hear the broken window
panes of the IRTC animation community in the distance, rattling in the
desert wind ;)
Now do i want to publicly embarrass myself by hurrying to finish my
video, just to find out it's the only entry? :(
I mean, i enjoy making 3-D animations, and now the tools that work well
with my workflow seem to be available to me. Yeah, nice. Great. But
what's even more fun is *talking* (resp. writing) about the results and
the whole feedback stuff. Now 3D isn't quite the mass market (yes,
YouTube, i'm looking accusingly into your direction...), and i'm not
something like a real "artist", that's why i've always enjoyed this
"peer group" talk with other people that already know what doing 3-D
amateur projects is like here. "You don't have to be any good" (quote
from the IRTC rulebook) - that's not something you'll find on the front
page of any other contest/gallery website...
I mean, c'mon. Talking about e.g. "surface normals" isn't quite part of
the common vocabulary. Most people i know in "real life" tend to
interpret that as a reference to people who are "secretly nuts" - and
who am i to blame them ;)
This is why the whole IRTC affair... it just hurts to see it in this
state of decay.
> "John VanSickle" <evi### [at] hotmailcom> wrote in message
>> I've decided that I'm not going to do any animations until there is a
>> definite word on whether the IRTC is coming back or not. At that time
>> I'll decide when and where I'll be resuming animations.
Sorry to hear that. I'm missing Rusty already. Watching the re-runs just
isn't the same...
> The thing is John, you'll be an old man by the time the folks at the
> IRTC decide to say ANYTHING at all. Personally, even if the IRTC came back
> with a new website, new comps, whatever, I wouldn't entertain them. I think
> it's really bad form to have done what they've done without doing anything,
> saying anything, to ANYONE that's involved. It was just really bad
> etiquette, (or, netiquette, if you like).
It sure feels like this, but i'm not certain it was *meant* like that.
From what i've gathered over time, the voluntary "staff" of the IRTC is
really, really small (at some point in time, there were 3 at most? It
started in its first incarnation as a one-man-show, IIRC), and now with
the admin gone for unknown reasons...
(i blushingly recall always being under the impression of the IRTC being
physically locate in Australia, which is why i half-jokingly speculated
about a surfer accident or posion spiders back in december - until i
recently learned it's in the U.S.A - Ooops. )
I've seen artist's websites (i'm also into webcomics... can't seem to
keep away from anything that a) requires computers, b) comes with flashy
graphics and c) wastes my time ;) with notes like "sorry, i'm in the
military and i'm heading off to Bagdad in a week. Won't have internet
for the next year." Now that's a scary thought... and in that case, i'm
pretty sure nominating a replacement admin would be waaay down on my list.
> I would start on "The Black Robe" if I were you John - I was always
> intrigued by what you might come up with for this round.
Will there be more participants this time...?
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