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From: Charles C
Subject: Farmland
Date: 18 Oct 2007 02:44:42
Message: <471700da@news.povray.org>
Who's going to write up some nice farmland for the collection?  :-)

A little more of what I have I have in mind:
A high quality basic farmland setting with a few detailed crops and 
other objects could be a useful basis for outdoor scenes in general.  A 
farmhouse, a barn, a windmill, and maybe a few other things as separate 
contributions that are (removable) prerequisites to the basic setting 
might add a lot.

Got a cool outdoor object to show off?  Show it off at the farm ;-)

Thoughts? Ideas?

Charles


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From: Charles C
Subject: Re: Farmland
Date: 30 Oct 2007 00:40:52
Message: <4726c3e4@news.povray.org>
Charles C wrote:
> Who's going to write up some nice farmland for the collection?  :-)


Oh well, here's to wishing....  <cheers> ;-)
Charles


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From: Chris B
Subject: Re: Farmland
Date: 30 Oct 2007 10:14:16
Message: <47274a48@news.povray.org>
"Charles C" <"nospam a nospam.com"> wrote in message 
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> Charles C wrote:
>> Who's going to write up some nice farmland for the collection?  :-)
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> Oh well, here's to wishing....  <cheers> ;-)
> Charles

Hi Charles,
I very much liked your idea of a collaborative project to encourage 
contribution to the collection.

I found the theme of 'farmland' quite problematic though because it doesn't 
conjure up any single coherent image in my mind. Different farmland 
locations and objects from around the world could be difficult to place 
together in a single scene without seeming out of place. Also, it occurred 
to me that with any big open space, it could be difficult to get lighting 
settings that show off every item to its best.

If you're open to alternative ideas, then how about an environment where 
international items of very different origins could sit alongside each other 
and where each item could be lit to best show off it's features. Does anyone 
have anything we could use as a museum? Otherwise we could just build a 
simple sequence of differently sized interior spaces from a set of white 
boxes with CSG alcoves and niches and assign a theme to each room. Objects 
could then either be fixed on the walls, placed free-standing on the floor 
or mounted on podiums or in display cases. A basic level of room lighting 
could be established, but individual exhibits could also be spotlit. Labels 
and information plates to credit the object designer would also be in 
keeping.

One exhibition could be 'farming', with a room full of farm tools and models 
of farm buildings. You could even have farmland scenes as pictures on the 
walls. I kinow it's not the same, but what d'you think?

Regards,
Chris B.


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From: Charles C
Subject: Re: Farmland
Date: 30 Oct 2007 11:10:01
Message: <web.472756dc1b09311d2869ae640@news.povray.org>
"Chris B" <nom### [at] nomailcom> wrote:
> "Charles C" <"nospam a nospam.com"> wrote in message
> news:4726c3e4@news.povray.org...
> >
> >
> > Charles C wrote:
> >> Who's going to write up some nice farmland for the collection?  :-)
> >
> >
> > Oh well, here's to wishing....  <cheers> ;-)
> > Charles
>
> Hi Charles,
> I very much liked your idea of a collaborative project to encourage
> contribution to the collection.
>
> I found the theme of 'farmland' quite problematic though because it doesn't
> conjure up any single coherent image in my mind. Different farmland
> locations and objects from around the world could be difficult to place
> together in a single scene without seeming out of place. Also, it occurred
> to me that with any big open space, it could be difficult to get lighting
> settings that show off every item to its best.
>
> If you're open to alternative ideas, then how about an environment where
> international items of very different origins could sit alongside each other
> and where each item could be lit to best show off it's features. Does anyone
> have anything we could use as a museum? Otherwise we could just build a
> simple sequence of differently sized interior spaces from a set of white
> boxes with CSG alcoves and niches and assign a theme to each room. Objects
> could then either be fixed on the walls, placed free-standing on the floor
> or mounted on podiums or in display cases. A basic level of room lighting
> could be established, but individual exhibits could also be spotlit. Labels
> and information plates to credit the object designer would also be in
> keeping.
>
> One exhibition could be 'farming', with a room full of farm tools and models
> of farm buildings. You could even have farmland scenes as pictures on the
> walls. I kinow it's not the same, but what d'you think?
>
> Regards,
> Chris B.


Hi Chris,
I'm all for your ideas and I'm open to anything.  I see a lot of outdoor
'elements' and objects without outdoor scenes and thought it might be nice to
have a pre-made testing ground. I didn't mean for it to be so much about
farming, as much as making a farm could be a default scene for what could be a
general purpose testing-ground for outdoor objects, vehicals, skys, clouds,
trees, grasses, rocks, sands, or other environmental elements.  A pre-made
outdoor scene which is itself a complete outdoor scene, but which is also made
to be very versitile and modifiable.

Anything farm related could be replaced and turned into a desert or a sunny
meadow or a battlefield by adding and removing and changing components.  Just
something that would be a high quality starting point for people who haven't
created outdoor scenes before and are interested in showing off some element of
of an outdoor scenes or outdoor object.

Charles


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