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From: waggy
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 8 Jan 2007 22:20:01
Message: <web.45a3090c92698a53442464bf0@news.povray.org>
Markus Altendorff <maa### [at] anthrosphinxde> wrote:
> Would all others planning to enter please step up, too...? ;)
>
I was planning to enter this round, but spent all of last weekend trying to
wrap my head around the interactions among fake caustics, media, surface
properties, and light distance and strength.  I have provisionally
concluded that above- and below-water views of the same scene need to be
treated separately, effectively doubling my scene count and knocking this
animation from being difficult to get in by the original deadline to nearly
impossible to get it done properly by the proposed deadline extension.

Anyway, I could probably get a different animation in if I find out soon
that the deadline is to be extended as proposed and start right away.  I'm
willing to give it a shot, but it might not be right by those who keep on
top of these things, started earlier, and are already submitting their
entries.

-David


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 8 Jan 2007 23:37:49
Message: <45a31c1d$1@news.povray.org>
i_need_a_unique_name wrote:
> Ah, Mr VanSickle what a stroke of genius it was of yours to come if with
> characters that don't have legs!!! Not to mention the fantastic way of
> giving them voices without sound... marvelous stuff.

Pardon me, but the Bugbot, TC, Joe, and the Greb all have legs.

As for voices without sound, if I could find a good free tool for 
putting sound into an MPEG, I'd use it.

> Hope there are a decent number of entries this time round, I'd hate for my
> entry to get listed in any of the winners just because there is <= 3
> because being my first it really isn't upto story content standard of the
> previous rounds.

Hey, feasting on weak rounds worked for me!

> Is it possible to enter multiple times, overwriting previous entries with
> better versions if rendered in time?

I don't see the admins having any problems with it.

Regards,
John


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From: i need a unique name
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 9 Jan 2007 03:10:01
Message: <web.45a34d7c92698a53c3e0e7940@news.povray.org>
> Pardon me, but the Bugbot, TC, Joe, and the Greb all have legs.

Oh yeah, my apologies - legs with all the internal workings showing as well,
no slippage in sight ...

...... all I can say is sorry, I can only think that I'm distracted by the
absorbing and witty story lines.

> As for voices without sound, if I could find a good free tool for
> putting sound into an MPEG, I'd use it.

Sure, but you really could choose to keep only the visual voices its not as
if they are inadequate.

Regards and apologies
i_need_to_look_more_closely

(though I wish I hand't seen the dancing round, especially red dog, still
I'll submit what comes of out of my computer when it deigns to finish)


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From: Verm
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 10 Jan 2007 06:52:31
Message: <45a4d37f$1@news.povray.org>
Markus Altendorff wrote:
> Oh, by the way: anyone knows if the "Blue Danube" is still 
> copyrighted...? (hacking the sheet notes into GarageBand, not ripping 
> some copyrighted recording!)

According to wikipedia it was first performed in 1867 and was written by 
J Straus (died 1899) so the score is well out of copyright :-) - I think 
copyright for european sheet music is 70 years after death of the author 
so you're ok.

There should even be some recordings out there that are out of 
copyright, which is 50 years for recorded music in Europe - although if 
the irtc server is in the US I don't know how US law applies to european 
recordings.

So as far as I can tell for some music it could be legal to use someone 
else's recording but not to do your own, which makes no sense. (I am not 
a lawyer or musician just curious and possibly wrong)

Hmm drifted well off topic here sorry.


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 10 Jan 2007 21:24:25
Message: <45a59fd9@news.povray.org>
i_need_a_unique_name wrote:
>>Pardon me, but the Bugbot, TC, Joe, and the Greb all have legs.
> 
> Oh yeah, my apologies - legs with all the internal workings showing as well,
> no slippage in sight ...
> 
> ...... all I can say is sorry, I can only think that I'm distracted by the
> absorbing and witty story lines.

Didn't know I had any of those...

>>As for voices without sound, if I could find a good free tool for
>>putting sound into an MPEG, I'd use it.
> 
> Sure, but you really could choose to keep only the visual voices its not as
> if they are inadequate.

The main drawback to having sound is that I'd need to gin up sounds for 
everything that should be making sound, or the effect wouldn't be that good.

Regards,
John


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From: Markus Altendorff
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 14 Jan 2007 20:29:37
Message: <45aad901$1@news.povray.org>
> i_need_a_unique_name wrote:
>> Hope there are a decent number of entries this time round, I'd hate 
>> for my
>> entry to get listed in any of the winners just because there is <= 3
>> because being my first it really isn't upto story content standard of the
>> previous rounds.
> 

i wrote:

> Well, there's a mystery entry already on the server, i'm still trying to 
> make one, and i guess we've an all but confirmed VanSickle movie on the 
> radar...
> Would all others planning to enter please step up, too...? ;)

Wow, already six animations! (nothing by the name of 
"Rusty", so i guess we'll see at least one more?) and unless 
something bad happens, i guess i'll also have one ready by 
tomorrow night. Four scenes in the render queue, and 27 
hours remaining...

>> Is it possible to enter multiple times, overwriting previous entries with
>> better versions if rendered in time?
> 
> Yes, that would be nice :) otherwise, i guess i'll have to fill in the 
> missing scenes in my new epic with my scanned-in storyboard drawings - 
> not a sight for the squeamish ;)

After thinking a bit about that, i think it may be a bad 
idea (the "overwrite previous", not the "drawings" ;) - 
overwriting same-name files on a server without 
authorization isn't really nice to do...

> At least i've learned a LOT about my 3D software over the last two 
> weeks... (updated C4D 9->10, all new shiny buttons, but WTF has the 
> workflow i was used to gone...?! ;)

Just in case someone's actually caring about that ;)
after about a hundred hours of severe computer prodding, i 
feel i've got some of my workflow back - and then some :)

-Markus


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 15 Jan 2007 18:06:07
Message: <45ac08df@news.povray.org>
Markus Altendorff wrote:
> 
> Wow, already six animations! (nothing by the name of "Rusty", so i guess 
> we'll see at least one more?) and unless something bad happens, i guess 
> i'll also have one ready by tomorrow night. Four scenes in the render 
> queue, and 27 hours remaining...

Mine is done, but the HTML submission page thinks that we're in the 
voting phase, either six hours early or still left over from the 
previous round.  And I can't access the FTP server with my browser, so 
that's out, too.  Grumble grumble grumble grumble...

Regards,
John


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From: Markus Altendorff
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 15 Jan 2007 21:08:31
Message: <45ac339f$1@news.povray.org>
John VanSickle wrote:

> Mine is done, but the HTML submission page thinks that we're in the 
> voting phase, either six hours early or still left over from the 
> previous round.  And I can't access the FTP server with my browser, so 
> that's out, too.  Grumble grumble grumble grumble...

No chance of using "plain old FTP" ? - on second thought, 
why not clog the admin's mail inbox and submit your file by 
e-mail? :)

-Markus


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 15 Jan 2007 23:09:27
Message: <45ac4ff7$1@news.povray.org>
Markus Altendorff wrote:
> John VanSickle wrote:
> 
>> Mine is done, but the HTML submission page thinks that we're in the 
>> voting phase, either six hours early or still left over from the 
>> previous round.  And I can't access the FTP server with my browser, so 
>> that's out, too.  Grumble grumble grumble grumble...
> 
> No chance of using "plain old FTP" ? - on second thought, why not clog 
> the admin's mail inbox and submit your file by e-mail? :)

I can't connect to the FTP site with my client, although there is a 
chance that it's my ISP doing that.

I mailed it in.  Hope it works.

Regards,
John


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: Anim: How about an additional two weeks time? :)
Date: 16 Jan 2007 21:41:55
Message: <45ad8cf3$1@news.povray.org>
John VanSickle wrote:
> Markus Altendorff wrote:
> 
>> John VanSickle wrote:
>>
>>> Mine is done, but the HTML submission page thinks that we're in the 
>>> voting phase, either six hours early or still left over from the 
>>> previous round.  And I can't access the FTP server with my browser, 
>>> so that's out, too.  Grumble grumble grumble grumble...
>>
>>
>> No chance of using "plain old FTP" ? - on second thought, why not clog 
>> the admin's mail inbox and submit your file by e-mail? :)
> 
> 
> I can't connect to the FTP site with my client, although there is a 
> chance that it's my ISP doing that.
> 
> I mailed it in.  Hope it works.

ANd for good measure, I went over to www.01ftp.com and used a web-based 
FTP client to get it in.  Hope this doesn't mess anything up.

Regards,
John


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