Alienware Challenge - UPLOAD FINAL ENTRIES (DEADLINE 20 JAN)


#21

Originally posted by Annuostivix
Lets have another competition RIGHT after so I can join in, heheh.

Dont understand dude, why can you not submit the final image, whats the problem… if i can help i will:)

ok, wrong quote, sorry about that, but the right quote is obvious…


#22

Hello there, I’m currently in a mad rush to get this finished on time (& can’t wait to look at the other final entries). So, does the Jan 20 deadline mean midnight on Jan20/21? Also, what time zone? (gonna need those last few hours i think!)


#23

Is it possible to overwrite a first final pic upload?

For “safety” reasons i’d like to upload one version now, and if the 2nd render works out tomorrow while i’m at work and if I get home in time to recomposite and all, reupload a better version just 5 minutes before the deadline. (when the server will be near death)


#24

can’t seem to transfer the final zip through ftp?


#25

ok, so at the risk of really showing just how little I know about the web and ftp stuff… how do you get your .zip file into that folder??? Realy not my cup of tea, will keep trying, but some advice would be helpfull (using a mac BTW)
thanks
Maty2x4


#26

DOH! silly me, got it.
Leave the host directory box blank
:stuck_out_tongue:


#27

FTP problems - try again! If you still have trouble, email me (robert at ballisticmedia.net).

Image upload confirmation - Not just yet. I’ll probably put a page up soon where you can check. Definately before the FTP deadline.

Deadline - it’s midnight 20/21, in UTC (~GMT).

There’s a countdown timer on:
http://cgnetworks.com/alienware/submit_entry.php
right before the “login” boxes.

(~ 23 hours). We’re not guaranteeing the countdown timer is terribly accurate, but it should be pretty close :wink:

I just talked to Leo, and we’ve decided although we’ll stop allowing the JPEG uploads at the deadline, we’ll allow TIFs to be FTPd up for a bit longer. Not decided on how long yet, but probably at least another 24 hours.

You can probably upload over your final entries, yes.

I wouldn’t leave things until five minutes before the deadline, just incase there are troubles.

Don’t forget to upload all milestones as JPEGs folks! (Not to the FTP, just through the website).

Rob.


#28

I’ve just this second finished adding an image preview section to the “Final Image” upload area.

Basically, click “Final Image”, log in (as normal), and it will tell you if you’ve already uploaded an image, the filesize of the TIF, and will display a resized (800x800 max) copy of the image.

Common problems people have:

  • FTP problems - normally resolved by using Passive FTP (not Active) and BINARY transfer mode (not ASCII).
  • Image colours are wrong / picture is skewed or otherwise distorted - check you only have three channels (R, G, B… no alpha, definately no others).
  • 0-byte TIFF after decompression - Use ZIP, not RAR or ACE. We only support ZIP.

I’d recommend everybody check the page out. If you don’t see the right info for your image, don’t panic too quickly (it might be my code), but try uploading again and/or sending me an email (robert at ballisticmedia.net).

Whatever you do, don’t just let things slide… there isn’t even 20 hours left before the end of the challenge. I’ve set the timeout for the FTP uploads to be another 36 hours after that, so you guys have an eeensy bit more time :wink:


#29

I’ve just this second finished adding an image preview section to the “Final Image” upload area.

Basically, click “Final Image”, log in (as normal), and it will tell you if you’ve already uploaded an image, the filesize of the TIF, and will display a resized (800x800 max) copy of the image.

Common problems people have:

  • FTP problems - normally resolved by using Passive FTP (not Active) and BINARY transfer mode (not ASCII).
  • Image colours are wrong / picture is skewed or otherwise distorted - check you only have three channels (R, G, B… no alpha, definately no others).
  • 0-byte TIFF after decompression - Use ZIP, not RAR or ACE. We only support ZIP.

I’d recommend everybody check the page out. If you don’t see the right info for your image, don’t panic too quickly (it might be my code), but try uploading again and/or sending me an email (robert at ballisticmedia.net).

Whatever you do, don’t just let things slide… there isn’t even 20 hours left before the end of the challenge. I’ve set the timeout for the FTP uploads to be another 36 hours after that, so you guys have an eeensy bit more time :wink:

[Oh and if anyone got duplicate emails today, sorry; that was my laptop misbehaving while I was out to lunch!]


#30

:bounce: Shouldn`t us to do anything after uploading the zip file ?


#31

THANK YOU FOR THE EXTENSION! i was busting my brains over a problem i have: i can’t submit my final image because my school firewall blocks ftp access both in school and in the boarding house, where i live. my only solution was to send it to my fren to submit it from his home connection. however i can only do that AFTER school, and as i have to let the render sit overnight, and as school finishes right smack on the deadline, i ran into a seemingly impenetrable brickwall. so thank you!!! oh yes and is a php uplaod page for the final image a possibilty for those of us who are hopelessly firewalled? and is it ok if like in between milestones our image changes totally radicaally and our conecpt sketch/modelling milestones dont seem to apply anymore? thank you!


#32

Checked out the Apple web site on ftp connections. For some reason under os 10.2.x: “You can use the Connect To Server command to connect to an FTP server in the Finder, but you will have read-only access. You cannot copy, or upload, to an FTP volume in the Finder.”
The help document (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107415) then goes on to list three third party apps which may work.
I was able to upload to ftp by starting up in os 9 and using the connect to server utility.
Hope this helps…

This has been a really exciting contest, looking forward to the next challenge.


#33

Leonard,

I´m having problems with my 512Mb ram and the question is if I have a 1200 pixel wide image may I send like the final, and until the end of the challenge I be able to render one more large may I send it to replace the old one?

Rogers


#34

2High

Author Leonard:
Please send in as high a resolution as you can possibly handle. We will not be considering anything below 1500 (horizontal/vertical) pixels as this will only print 5 inches at 300dpi.

FTP access will be active for 36 hours after midnight jan. 20to21. I had the same problems with my 512 RAM heh)) I’d suggest pushing your machine to it’s limits and render at least 2000 px wide. I rendered mine 2900 for 11 hours. Good luck and Hurry Up :smiley:


#35

Ok!

I understand milestones must be uploaded before deadline for complete my entry and has a chance that Tiff image can be uploaded 36 hours after dead line.

Can I do small changes to this tiff image?.

Or, does it must be exactly the same than the uploaded jpeg final image?.


#36

Everytime I try to uploade my milestone it tells me I have exceeded my space.

Can you please help me with this… SOMEONE…!!!

Patrick Miron

patrick@famillemiron.net

I think I misunderstood how the forum worked, instead of posting mere updates I think I used up the milestones. But now I understand…


#37

Everytime I try to uploade my milestone it tells me I have exceeded my space.

Can you please help me with this… SOMEONE…!!!

Patrick Miron

patrick@famillemiron.net

I think I misunderstood how the forum worked, instead of posting mere updates I think I used up the milestones. But now I understand…


#38

DragonAngel Don’t panic!

Check out your milestone’s file size. If it exceeds 150 kb - then it won’t allow you upload it.


#39

w-h-o-a. jpeg entries just closed. w-h-o-a.


#40

if it’s true one can’t upload the jpegs anymore, then I’m as good as stuffed…

My blasted computer was having fun taking me for a joyride when I left it to render only to wake up and find that two of the objects had their texture coordinates damaged - now, I’m sitting in my room, 1:55AM local time, and I am busy rendering the different components of the scene. In a desperate attempt to finish the entire thing before the servers cut uploading, I dash (as fast as a 2ghz athlon can) to get the final renders thru, WITH their bloody effects for a change !

I come into my mom’s office, connect to the net, hoping there won’t be a message saying “milestone uploads closed”, only to find that there is one (or at least something similar) and that I have yet to have uploaded my texturing milestone and final image thumbnail.

Now I’m basically sitting here in tears, knowing that I haven’t even managed to finish the challenge, even tho I wouldn’t have stood a chance against the other entries and that my entry won’t be on show for all time until the servers are shut down

Is there any way I can upload my final milestone and final image? Pretty pretty please?

I expect it to be finished withing the next 5 hours at most, and I won’t be doing any compositing except for the compiling of the images into one.

Plllllleeease could you get me some way to upload the final bits?
:cry: