Grand Space Opera Challenge FAQ / Questions / Answers


#621

so… stupid question alert :rolleyes:

Do I have to pick one single image and vote for that image or can I pick more than one? If so, how many do I pick? :shrug:


#622

I would think (and hope) that you could vote for more than one.


#623

Hey there guys,what’s up…I hear rumblings of a certain vote that got started…ArtisticVisions…What are you Cg artist Columbo detective all in one …:wink: …How did you stumble upon that.

In the past you could vote to your hearts content,to whom ever you felt deserved a vote…Lets see whats up,I am sure an announcment is coming real soon,with some official news…I have a feeling that my button voting finger will work real hard this time around,too many cool pieces… Ok guys stay c:cool: :cool: l …and I’ll see you soon…:arteest:


#624

To tell the truth I see these pictures with different eyes than other pictures (like some that you see in the finished works…). For me I treat these more like “movies” (even if it sounds kinda silly). I see everything from camera angle to types of characters, their positions, colors, expressions, atmosphere… then try to compare that to their original concept…

:bounce: it seems I have a lot to do to pick the image…


#625

How can I vote?? Anyone can explain?


#626

Hey all,
Can anyone who visits the CG Talk site vote or just the people who entered the contest. I have been looking at all the entries in the voting area ,very nice images.
With regards to how to vote on an image. I would vote on A-quality of the image and B- how well the image fits the Grand space opera theme. The images I would vote for would have to be strong in both of these categories. Although I would tend to vote for everyone who finished but if everyone did that we wouldn’t solve much would we.
We will see what the mods say.
Mike


#627

I just found the link when I checked Lemog’s thread earlier, so I just thought I’d add it to the FAQs. (Columbo… I wish… :smiley: )

Still amazes me that of the 1,800 who entered the Challenge, only a little over 250 finished an entry (and about half of that are competing in the 3D Challenge).

mmoir: Only members of CGTalk are able to vote.


#628

Robert, Leigh, Leonard or someone, not sure who started this with this voting issue at the moment, or where that link came from, but it would seem it’s making a few members who can’t seem to find their work in there anxious, would be cool if you guys could put in an official word and clean this mess up a bit :slight_smile:

edit: OK in the meantime I know where the link came from, an official word would still be cool though :slight_smile:


#629

Public voting starts this Friday. We are adding in all the entries that came in the last 24 hours now.

Dates:
21 - 27 Jan - Public voting
28 Jan - 3 Feb - Internal jury voting
28 Jan - 3 Feb - Public community award voting
14 Feb - Winners announced and notified


#630

So the votes that we gave today are treated as a test of the system:)? And we will be voting again after friday?


#631

Thanks for making it more clear, Leonard. :slight_smile: So I think it’s been a mistake to put that voting-link around here?! :slight_smile:

Something I just saw on that (temporary?!) voting page ( http://www.cgnetworks.com/challenge/grandspaceopera/entries.php ), was that my last sended WIP was showed as final…:shrug: And because that last one was a close-up of the final, people may think that closeup is my final… (CLICK > makes it more clear, maybe :slight_smile: )

I’d really like if my ‘real final’ would be tumbnailed… (otherwise people would not even be interested enough to open the link :shrug:)

Lots thanks for the time, and ofcourse for organizing this coooool challenge:bounce: ,
Gijs


#632

14 Feb valendine day

:love: LOVE Winners :love:
:slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#633

Thanks for clearing that up, Leonard; at least the current list gives us a chance to look through the entries that have been currently uploaded and see the different types/styles of entries.


#634

is it true that I read the public voting is based off of the Final Image JPEG…that would really suck guys…alot of people ( myself included) had to seriously compress both the size of out image and pixels to fit the 150 kb mark…

…It is probably just a rumor flying around…I’m sure CGTALK has the ability to disply scaled versions of our Tiffs for voting…Right Guys… :shrug:


#635

I would think (and hope) that you could vote for more than one.

You can vote for as many as you like - you could even vote for all of them. Any image(s) you vote for get their score increased by one point.

How can I vote?? Anyone can explain?

It’ll all be clear once we announce the voting.

Can anyone who visits the CG Talk site vote or just the people who entered the contest. I have been looking at all the entries in the voting area ,very nice images.

All registered CGTalk members will be able to vote.

Robert, Leigh, Leonard or someone, not sure who started this with this voting issue at the moment, or where that link came from, but it would seem it’s making a few members who can’t seem to find their work in there anxious, would be cool if you guys could put in an official word and clean this mess up a bit :slight_smile:

The pages people saw weren’t supposed to be live, thus didn’t include everyone (since there were quite a few late entrants).

So the votes that we gave today are treated as a test of the system:)? And we will be voting again after friday?

Something like that :). You’ll have to cast your votes again though.

was that my last sended WIP was showed as final…:shrug: And because that last one was a close-up of the final,

The most recent “Final Image” milestone is used for the thumbnail, since that way people can update their Final Image. I’ve changed your later ones to be Post Effects & Compositing, so they shouldn’t show as the thumbnail when voting does open.

The voting page has been removed until the voting actually begins… I have to go through the database now and clean out the votes! :slight_smile:


#636

is it true that I read the public voting is based off of the Final Image JPEG…that would really suck guys…alot of people ( myself included) had to seriously compress both the size of out image and pixels to fit the 150 kb mark…

It was initially intended that we would use the JPEGs for the public voting - it’s what we’d done in previous challenges without any problems.

I just had a nice long chat with Leo, we discussed what the possibilities are, and we’ve decided that the JPEGs will still be used to generate the thumbnails and the mid-sized images (516 wide), but the “large” images will be based from the TIFFs.

How’s that? :slight_smile:


#637

Comprimise is good my friend… :wink:


#638

Funtastic!!! :applause:W00tage, I was concerned about that because I had to super compress my image to fit, its 6000 pixels wide in the tiff,:twisted: so my textures end up looking like big blurs in the jpeg. Compression sux… :wink: Anyway, thanks a bundle the shadows from her hair will now be visible on her face! :buttrock:


#639

Yow, it takes a while to resize and copy a few hundred print-res TIFFs :slight_smile:

Both medium- and large- res “web” images are being generated from the TIFFs.

I’m excited about the quality of images with the challenge - and the sheer number of people who finished is higher than last time :slight_smile:


#640

Your going to do the mediums too :thumbsup: …that’s great…yes all of these images deserve to be seen in all of their GLoRY :eek: )))))