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From: Josh English
Subject: Proposed Change to IRTC Rules
Date: 22 Jan 2002 11:07:47
Message: <3C4D8E37.F5269111@spiritone.com>
I would like to propose one simple change to the IRTC animation rules.
Could the text files please say how long the animation is supposed to run?

There are a few this round that I suspect aren't running their full
length, and with a slower internet connection I would like to avoid
downloading an animation twice if I can help it at all.

Thanks,

Josh English
eng### [at] spiritonecom
http://www.spiritone.com/~english


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From: Greg M  Johnson
Subject: Re: Proposed Change to IRTC Rules
Date: 22 Jan 2002 11:14:34
Message: <3c4d8fea$1@news.povray.org>
I once firebombed the winning entry in its score because I thought the first
7 seconds made a really stupid plot.  (It was about a minute long).


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From: Mark Wagner
Subject: Re: Proposed Change to IRTC Rules
Date: 23 Jan 2002 00:56:56
Message: <3c4e50a8@news.povray.org>
Josh English wrote in message <3C4D8E37.F5269111@spiritone.com>...
>I would like to propose one simple change to the IRTC animation rules.
>Could the text files please say how long the animation is supposed to run?
>
>There are a few this round that I suspect aren't running their full
>length, and with a slower internet connection I would like to avoid
>downloading an animation twice if I can help it at all.


A few rounds back I had a similar problem, and I suggested that the script
that analyses each entry when it is submitted should automatically add the
length of the movie in frames to the end of the text file.

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Mark


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From: Jérôme Grimbert
Subject: Re: Proposed Change to IRTC Rules
Date: 23 Jan 2002 07:22:11
Message: <3C4EAB04.38B7D9E9@atosorigin.com>
Mark Wagner wrote:

> A few rounds back I had a similar problem, and I suggested that the script
> that analyses each entry when it is submitted should automatically add the
> length of the movie in frames to the end of the text file.

I like that idea, but not at the end of the text file, rather in
the header part.

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From: Warp
Subject: Re: Proposed Change to IRTC Rules
Date: 23 Jan 2002 09:23:16
Message: <3c4ec753@news.povray.org>
One thing I would personally like to see is the renderer used in the
thumbnails page (in both animations and stills). Currently it's a real bother
to have to always open the text file to see which renderer was used. It's also
next to impossible to look at all the images made with a certain renderer (eg.
if I want to see all images made by Maya).

  Of course some people may object to this (perhaps even strongly), but it's
just my personal opinion.

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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: Proposed Change to IRTC Rules
Date: 25 Jan 2002 14:34:57
Message: <3C51B498.C13537CD@hotmail.com>
Warp wrote:
> 
>   One thing I would personally like to see is the renderer used in the
> thumbnails page (in both animations and stills). Currently it's a real
> bother to have to always open the text file to see which renderer was
> used. It's also next to impossible to look at all the images made with
> a certain renderer (eg. if I want to see all images made by Maya).

I prefer to not know what renderer was used.  I handicap based on the
tools used, and that's easier to do in a fair way if I don't know what
those tools are.

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From: Josh English
Subject: Re: Proposed Change to IRTC Rules
Date: 31 Jan 2002 17:42:00
Message: <3C59C812.EEB77AA3@spiritone.com>
John VanSickle wrote:
> 
> Warp wrote:
> >
> >   One thing I would personally like to see is the renderer used in the
> > thumbnails page (in both animations and stills). Currently it's a real
> > bother to have to always open the text file to see which renderer was
> > used. It's also next to impossible to look at all the images made with
> > a certain renderer (eg. if I want to see all images made by Maya).
> 
> I prefer to not know what renderer was used.  I handicap based on the
> tools used, and that's easier to do in a fair way if I don't know what
> those tools are.

I'm guilty of the same thing. I have no idea how difficult it is to so
something in other programs, so I have a hard time with the technical score.


Josh English
eng### [at] spiritonecom
http://www.spiritone.com/~english


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: Proposed Change to IRTC Rules
Date: 4 Feb 2002 01:35:35
Message: <3C5E2D06.4330F2D2@hotmail.com>
Josh English wrote:
> 
> John VanSickle wrote:
> >
> > I prefer to not know what renderer was used.  I handicap based on
> > the tools used, and that's easier to do in a fair way if I don't
> > know what those tools are.
> 
> I'm guilty of the same thing. I have no idea how difficult it is to so
> something in other programs, so I have a hard time with the technical
> score.

As a general rule, I give a technical score based on how natural the
animation is, whether the objects that join together do so smoothly,
and whether there are any discontinuities in the animation.  I give
a score of 1 to 20.  I then check to see what modeler was used.  If
the entrant specifies no modeler, I leave the score as is.  If a
shareware modeler was specified, I factor the score down a bit, and
if a commercial modeler was used, I factor the score down a bit more.

Regards,
John
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