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Schitzoboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 08-24-2002 20:12

I havn't been messin' around with POV in a while and I thought a match would be fun and get me back into it. Anyone up for a game?

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-25-2002 12:46

btw: some time ago i played another pong match on another message board (yes, seize the traitor!)

http://www.embege.com/pong/abraxas/


schitzo, if you dont find someone else, i would like to play with you, but im kinda busy the coming week, so my returns will take time.

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-26-2002 18:57

I'm up for a match, but I may be slow to respond; classes start today for me. But I still think I'll have enough free time. So go ahead and serve, I'll wait. =)

massacre
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the space between us
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 08-26-2002 19:06

yipiieeeee another pov pong!
~grabs some popcorn and take a seat~

Schitzoboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 08-26-2002 21:00

Thats all good Slime I have classes now too, I just needed something to break up the monotony I'll have a serve ready later tonie.

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-27-2002 19:26

Schitzoboy doesn't have any web hosting, so I'll be posting both of our images.

his serve:

( http://www.slimeland.com/misc/pspong/povpong_match2_0.pov )

my volley:

( http://www.slimeland.com/misc/pspong/povpong_match2_1.pov )

Your turn =)

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-27-2002 19:32

ROFLMAO!

now insert some lunatics and maniacs!

god job!

why not open an extra thread for this, with larger thumbnails?

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-28-2002 18:00

No, I don't think I'll bother with a new thread, since this one is already made for this match anyway. Thumbnails... could be made bigger but they're already 1/4 the size of the actual image, so it would sort of defeat the purpose, I think =)

His volley:
"I couldn't get the colors any better so it looks kinda washed out :P"

( Source )

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-29-2002 06:00

My return:

( Source )

Sent you an email, too.

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 08-29-2002 06:03

This is fantastic so far. You guys have some POVin' skills!

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-29-2002 17:49

i just rendered the last return at 1024:

Total Time: 0 hours 27 minutes 42.0 seconds (1662 seconds)

its beautiful. and going to my desktopwallpaper.
keep it coming!


Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-30-2002 02:24

Personally, I'm *very* impressed with schitzo's return:

"mmmm, grime That thing in the corner in case you can't tell is a Mattress."

( Source )

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-31-2002 00:00

My response:


( Source & blanket height field )

[This message has been edited by Slime (edited 08-31-2002).]

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-31-2002 19:03

At this point, the changes are so subtle that you probably won't notice them. We're just refining details.

Schitzo:

( Source )

Slime:

( Source )

Schitzo will be doing one last set of modifications, and assuming I'm happy with it, we'll be submitting it at that point to the Internet Raytracing Competition =)

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 08-31-2002 22:38

holy good work you two!
it also fits great into the actual topic of the irtc!

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 09-01-2002 00:42

Yup, we decided we'd bring it in that direction about halfway through =)

This is the final version:


( Source )

Schitzoboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 09-01-2002 00:56

Thanks Grumble =)
I gotta say I had a lot of fun making this image with Slime, especially once we decided to go the 'lonliness' route. Wish us luck!

Schitzo

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-01-2002 00:57

amazing!
how long did the last render take?
if its short enough, maybe we can see a short camera fly through the cell...

Schitzoboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 09-01-2002 01:11

2h 42m 58s, but I think for the last third or so I may have accidently set the render priority to low and the GUI priority to high by mistake The AA settings were pretty high too. A think a fly through could be possible with lower aa and a lower rez, but it would still take quite a bit of time....

hmmm... this would be really cool and creepy if the camera slowly crept up to the man as the lamp sways gently. When I get some more free time I might play with it. Of course you can download the source code and give it a try too.

Schitzo

[This message has been edited by Schitzoboy (edited 09-01-2002).]

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-01-2002 01:44

maybe i give it a try, yes...

btw: i always have render priority to low.

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 09-01-2002 06:12

By removing the inner surface of the light bulb and reducing the max trace level by a lot, and then somehow simplifying the hair of the guy (maybe making fewer steps in the sphere sweeps, reducing the number of hairs, etc), the render time may decrease enough to make a short low res animation possible.

pixelpunk
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: amsterdam
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 09-05-2002 00:11

ah that's wicked. and indeed it perfectly fits the topic loneliness.



[This message has been edited by pixelpunk (edited 09-05-2002).]

Schitzoboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 09-17-2002 02:48
quote:
as stated by Bill Marrs...

Due to the voting period starting late, there will be a 4 day extension to
the voting period.

The voting period will end September 18th instead of September 14th.
-bill



ACK! I can't take the suspense! I'm really lookin' forward to all the other POVers comments.

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 09-17-2002 03:06

Wow, it ends so soon? I didn't realize.

Scitzo, I haven't voted, and as entrants we have the right to vote. If you'd like to vote I can give you the email I used and you can register with it and vote, 'cause I don't really plan to.

Schitzoboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 09-17-2002 03:12

Nah, I've got a english paper due tomorow that needs some revision and a big Comp Sci project to work on to boot. I don't think I'd have time to vote. Thanks though.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-17-2002 13:19

is voting that much work?

Schitzoboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 09-17-2002 17:04

I think you have to vote for EVERYBODY in 3 different catagories and give comments too.

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-17-2002 23:29

ok. that is much work...

but the decision is not only based on the votings, there is also a jury, right?

GOOD LUCK you two!

[This message has been edited by GRUMBLE (edited 09-17-2002).]

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-23-2002 22:03

anyone know what happened to it?
18 September 2002 passed and no result at the irtc site yet.

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 09-23-2002 23:13

They're just lazy.

[edit: there's probably a legitimate reason. Maybe there aren't enough votes so they're waiting for more. I don't think there are a lot of people behind this so sometimes you just have to wait.]

[This message has been edited by Slime (edited 09-23-2002).]

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-24-2002 17:41

ok, today they announced the winners.
http://www.irtc.org/stills/2002-08-31.html

64 votes only overall

[This message has been edited by GRUMBLE (edited 09-24-2002).]

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 09-24-2002 19:43

Well, we got 23rd place out of 138. That's not bad! I was hoping for better (of course), but we got into the 17th percentile. That's better than 4/5 of the entries.

Our score was:
11.828 Artistic merit
11.438 Technical merit
11.812 Concept, Originality, and Interpretation of Theme
11.6927 Overall

A pretty well-rounded score. I don't know what the maximum possible is, however.

[edit: others' comments here.]

[This message has been edited by Slime (edited 09-24-2002).]

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 09-24-2002 20:43

congrats!!! good job!

personally i dont really like the first place. i would have given it to the one who is at the third place. this image has incredible realism. especially the clouds.

Schitzoboy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 09-25-2002 00:10

I'm pretty happy! (it being my first time to ever enter the IRTC). I'm not so sure if I agree with all the results though. I think the pic made in blender of the drug addict should've won, but he didn't place either.

Witherin
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 09-26-2002 19:44

I think the winning image won because of its surrealistic quality and it's excellent use of radiosity. It wouldn't have been my first choice, but I can see it's appeal.



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