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From: Markus Altendorff
Subject: A week's worth of time left
Date: 7 Apr 2005 18:54:12
Message: <4255ba14@news.povray.org>
Hi, since it's been very quiet recently, how's everybody's 
animation doing? I'm afraid i'll cop-out yet again - my 
animation idea (of a typical "little grey man" alien with a 
tricorder-like scanner sneaking into a "sort-of-Roswell" 
museum with a scanner, only to find that the things on 
display, like "alien foil" and an "actual alien body" all 
turn out to be tinfoil and plastics) never got beyond the 
pencil-and-paper storyboard phase and a few crude meshes...

Anybody else noticed that there seems to be less and less 
spare time around, or am i just getting too old for this?

Sorry, and looking forward to see the new animations next 
week...

-Markus


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From: Bernard Hatt
Subject: Re: A week's worth of time left
Date: 11 Apr 2005 15:10:27
Message: <425ACBA2.7C9D85B5@arkady.demon.co.uk>
Markus Altendorff wrote:
> 
> Hi, since it's been very quiet recently, how's everybody's
> animation doing? 

Well I managed to cobble something together in time, though
it looks like mine is the only one submitted so far ...
 
> Anybody else noticed that there seems to be less and less
> spare time around, or am i just getting too old for this?

> -Markus

I suspect that the goverment has been using UFO technology
to syphon off all our spare time and have been selling it
off quietly to aliens ... well it seems like a better
explanation than the old age thing :-)

Bernard


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From: Sascha Ledinsky
Subject: Re: A week's worth of time left
Date: 16 Apr 2005 03:01:25
Message: <4260b845$1@news.povray.org>
Looks like there are only three submissions this round :-(


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From: Markus Altendorff
Subject: Re: A week's worth of time left
Date: 16 Apr 2005 04:00:40
Message: <4260c628$1@news.povray.org>
Sascha Ledinsky wrote:
> Looks like there are only three submissions this round :-(

Ouch. There were anywhere between 9 and 14 submissions in 
the last five rounds. Looks like "Imposter!" didn't really 
inspire...
On the other hand, as of this writing, the FTP caption has 
not been updated yet (i.e. no new topic announced) - maybe 
there are a few more still waiting for approval?

-Markus


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From: Sascha Ledinsky
Subject: Re: A week's worth of time left
Date: 16 Apr 2005 05:28:21
Message: <4260dab5$1@news.povray.org>
Markus Altendorff wrote:
> Sascha Ledinsky wrote:
> 
>> Looks like there are only three submissions this round :-(
> 
> 
> Ouch. There were anywhere between 9 and 14 submissions in the last five 
> rounds. Looks like "Imposter!" didn't really inspire...
> On the other hand, as of this writing, the FTP caption has not been 
> updated yet (i.e. no new topic announced) - maybe there are a few more 
> still waiting for approval?
> 
> -Markus

I don't think so: I submitted mine just about 4 hours ahead of the 
deadline, and it immediately appeared in the ftp folder :-/

The good thing about it is that there's a chance that I'm among the top 
three :-)


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From: Bernard Hatt
Subject: Re: A week's worth of time left
Date: 16 Apr 2005 05:54:18
Message: <4260E0CA.3F2ADBFF@arkady.demon.co.uk>
Sascha Ledinsky wrote:
> 
> The good thing about it is that there's a chance that I'm among the top
> three :-)

And it's not going to take long to download all the entries in
order to vote either :-)

Bernard


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From: Bernard Hatt
Subject: Re: A week's worth of time left
Date: 19 Apr 2005 14:25:23
Message: <42654D16.2E7BF413@arkady.demon.co.uk>
Bernard Hatt wrote:
> 
> And it's not going to take long to download all the entries in
> order to vote either :-)

... and given that there often seems to be less voters than entries
the vote could be interesting ... The way the system appears to work,
with a small number of entries voting is against your interests, and
if you are the only voter you will come last !

Bernard


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From: Sascha Ledinsky
Subject: Re: A week's worth of time left
Date: 20 Apr 2005 03:14:46
Message: <42660166$1@news.povray.org>
I hope they have some panel judges for this round. If not, they may have 
to cancel voting, which would be a pity!

-sascha

Bernard Hatt wrote:
> Bernard Hatt wrote:
> 
>>And it's not going to take long to download all the entries in
>>order to vote either :-)
> 
> 
> ... and given that there often seems to be less voters than entries
> the vote could be interesting ... The way the system appears to work,
> with a small number of entries voting is against your interests, and
> if you are the only voter you will come last !
> 
> Bernard


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From: Sascha Ledinsky
Subject: Re: A week's worth of time left
Date: 20 Apr 2005 03:54:52
Message: <42660acc$1@news.povray.org>
> ... and given that there often seems to be less voters than entries
 > the vote could be interesting ... The way the system appears to work,
 > with a small number of entries voting is against your interests, and
 > if you are the only voter you will come last !

On the other hand, we could agree to vote with 20/20/20, so we'd have 
tree winners (with the best scores of all time) ;-)

But seriously, I see your point. I'm going to vote this round, and of 
course I'll try to be as objetive as possible, but still: Some panel 
judges would help to get a more balanced vote.

Btw, I think that they devide the accumulated score for each entry by 
the number of votes for that entry, so if you were the only voter there 
would be a div/0 problem.

-sascha


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From: Bernard Hatt
Subject: Re: A week's worth of time left
Date: 20 Apr 2005 12:38:17
Message: <42668579.96317E1E@arkady.demon.co.uk>
Sascha Ledinsky wrote:
> On the other hand, we could agree to vote with 20/20/20, so we'd have
> tree winners (with the best scores of all time) ;-)

It's tempting :-)
 
> But seriously, I see your point. I'm going to vote this round, and of
> course I'll try to be as objetive as possible, but still: Some panel
> judges would help to get a more balanced vote.
> 
> Btw, I think that they devide the accumulated score for each entry by
> the number of votes for that entry, so if you were the only voter there
> would be a div/0 problem.
> 
> -sascha

You're right about the algorithm for the scoring, I must have been
having a 'bad math day' when I looked at the results for the last
anim round. (It looks like from the entrants there were 5 voters 
(scores divided by 5) and 5 non-voters (divided by 6) and hence one
panel judge).

I am going to vote as well, and at least with the small number of
entries it is possible to look in detail at each one, if not quite
frame by frame ...

Bernard


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