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From: Greg M  Johnson
Subject: 24 entries!
Date: 16 Oct 2000 14:35:54
Message: <39EB4940.7260544D@my-dejanews.com>
I must say that the coolness of the topic increases the number and
quality of entries.....


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: 24 entries!
Date: 16 Oct 2000 21:21:43
Message: <39EBAAD4.FF6C26D3@erols.com>
Greg M. Johnson wrote:
> 
> I must say that the coolness of the topic increases the number and
> quality of entries.....

There are certain authors who are able to achieve coolness no matter
what the topic is.  Neil Alexander and Howard Day are notable among
this group.

Some topics lend themselves to POV-Ray more easily than others, too;
that's when there are the most entrants, even though 3DS, Blender,
and other CG apps are becoming common in the IRTC.

Back when someone suggested the topic "JFK", the first thing that
popped into mind was "This animation was brought to you by the letters
J, F, and K."  Then I'd go on and do what I really wanted.

Regards,
John
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ICQ: 46085459


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From: H  E  Day
Subject: Re: 24 entries!
Date: 16 Oct 2000 23:09:08
Message: <01c037e7$5928e800$857889d0@daysix>
Hey, now.  I've never won.  You have. So has Neil.  4 or 5 times.
So, what'd you think of the anim?

H.E. Day
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From: Warp
Subject: Re: 24 entries!
Date: 17 Oct 2000 09:57:41
Message: <39ec5ad4@news.povray.org>
John VanSickle <van### [at] erolscom> wrote:
: There are certain authors who are able to achieve coolness no matter
: what the topic is.  Neil Alexander and Howard Day are notable among
: this group.

  You excluded yourself.

-- 
main(i,_){for(_?--i,main(i+2,"FhhQHFIJD|FQTITFN]zRFHhhTBFHhhTBFysdB"[i]
):_;i&&_>1;printf("%s",_-70?_&1?"[]":" ":(_=0,"\n")),_/=2);} /*- Warp -*/


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From: Warp
Subject: Re: 24 entries!
Date: 17 Oct 2000 10:01:08
Message: <39ec5ba4@news.povray.org>
H. E. Day <Pov### [at] aolcom> wrote:
: So, what'd you think of the anim?

  So who is talking there after all?

  The sound is not very well mixed, but otherwise its very good. It's well
animated.

-- 
main(i,_){for(_?--i,main(i+2,"FhhQHFIJD|FQTITFN]zRFHhhTBFHhhTBFysdB"[i]
):_;i&&_>1;printf("%s",_-70?_&1?"[]":" ":(_=0,"\n")),_/=2);} /*- Warp -*/


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: 24 entries!
Date: 17 Oct 2000 21:38:27
Message: <39ED0043.69BEF086@erols.com>
H. E. Day wrote:
> 
> Hey, now.  I've never won.  You have. So has Neil.  4 or 5 times.
> So, what'd you think of the anim?

I'd rather not say anything about any particular anim, as the voting
booths are still open.  Of the round as a whole, it was somewhat better
than usual; almost all of them had something good to say about them.

The real problem is that a lot of people bit off more than they can
chew; in several animations, technical quality fell short of the
requirements of the concept.

-- 
ICQ: 46085459


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: 24 entries!
Date: 17 Oct 2000 21:40:03
Message: <39ED00A3.98D2763A@erols.com>
Warp wrote:
> 
> John VanSickle <van### [at] erolscom> wrote:
> : There are certain authors who are able to achieve coolness no matter
> : what the topic is.  Neil Alexander and Howard Day are notable among
> : this group.
> 
>   You excluded yourself.

"I would rather that people wonder why I do not have a monument than
wonder why I have one."--Cato the Elder

Regards,
John
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ICQ: 46085459


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From: Greg M  Johnson
Subject: Re: 24 entries!
Date: 18 Oct 2000 08:34:03
Message: <39ED9761.9135B5D0@my-dejanews.com>
John VanSickle wrote:

> Back when someone suggested the topic "JFK", the first thing that
> popped into mind was "This animation was brought to you by the letters
> J, F, and K."  Then I'd go on and do what I really wanted.

I just downloaded Chris Colefax's city include file. It is amazing at what
it can do.  This include would work well with my idea for the next IRTC
topic. I may actually use it.  There would have been a time when I would
have refused to use such a ready-made object.   The reasons included a
literal view of the IRTC requirement for stuff to be non "pre-existing" :
I thought you had to (ought to) make everything up from scratch yourself
during that time period.  It also may have been an issue of personal
preference, in how much pride I could take in the work when it was done.
It may have been based on a perception that it wasn't "art" or
"sportsmanly"  if one used a 3ds plugin or even someone else's
include--kind of like turning in clip art to a vector art contest.  I also
was convinced that IRTC was ultimately a portfolio dump for pre-existing
work, with only a few percent of the violators ever getting caught.  I
also perhaps had the crazy idea that I could get a second job at 3D and
ought to show in every entry what I could to from scratch: who doesn't
dream in this way?
These feelings perhaps prompted some ungentlemanly comments in IRTC
voting/ forums over the years, for which I apologize to my friends.

It also prompted the idea of "JFK".  I thought it would be something that
everyone would have to do from scratch. I'm to blame for that one.  ;-p
It's in the database!  (see
http://www.irtc.org/perl/topics.pl/9653?x=x&A=SearchTopics&searchall=1  )


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