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Title: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on July 01, 2016, 11:48:09 PM
Wow...awesome list of winners and a BETA offer in the same e mail...congrats to all the winners!
1st Place: Peter Weishaupt.

2nd Place: Hannes Janetzko.

3rd Place: Doug Campbell.

4th – 10th Places: Sami Mattila, Ulco Glimmerveen, Pierre Chartier, Kadri Ozel, René van Megen, Allen Paynter, Philip C Matthews.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 02, 2016, 01:30:59 AM
Wow...awesome list of winners and a BETA offer in the same e mail...congrats to all the winners!
1st Place: Peter Weishaupt.

2nd Place: Hannes Janetzko.

3rd Place: Doug Campbell.

4th – 10th Places: Sami Mattila, Ulco Glimmerveen, Pierre Chartier, Kadri Ozel, René van Megen, Allen Paynter, Philip C Matthews.




Yes... Congratulations to all the winners.
Thanks to all the organizers and sponsors.   :D


 I can not wait to see his pictures at high resolution!!!
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: DocCharly65 on July 02, 2016, 09:38:47 AM
My congratulations to all the winners too.  :)
Curious to see the images.  :o
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bla bla 2 on July 02, 2016, 11:38:25 AM
Congratulations to all the winners too; We can see the picture ?
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on July 02, 2016, 03:33:46 PM
I fy'all were saving the WIPs posted I figger all the winners will be in that lot...wish I'd attached names to the downloaded images....sigh.

O K , I officially give up on that; Peter(the 1st place) entered 4 images and they don't say which one won.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on July 02, 2016, 03:34:35 PM
I'm having a nice drink to celebrate the winners winning. Congratulations, guys! But I'm very curious too, so I think it would be nice to post the winning renders.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Kadri on July 02, 2016, 03:38:33 PM

Congratulations to all.
One of the winners is Terragen itself i think. The number of participation's was very good i think.
Curious of the images too of course.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: j meyer on July 02, 2016, 04:46:26 PM
Congratulations to all.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: yossam on July 02, 2016, 05:32:16 PM
Congrats to everyone............. ;)
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on July 02, 2016, 05:33:57 PM
I'm having a nice drink to celebrate the winners winning. Congratulations, guys! But I'm very curious too, so I think it would be nice to post the winning renders.

Yup, more than curious myself as 1 & 2 had multiple entries and I'm sure if I went thru the winners they all do.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: kaedorg on July 02, 2016, 06:15:39 PM
A big congratulation to the winners and the contestants also.
It was a great challenge.

David
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 03, 2016, 07:18:42 AM
The Top 10 will certainly be posted soon. Not sure we'll be able to share *all* the entries for various reasons, but many are in the WIP threads.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on July 03, 2016, 08:33:33 PM
What?
I'm sitting on the balcony of my hotelroom in Greece and just read that I made 2nd place?
Bobby, where was that announced? Hooray! !!!!!
I can't find it with my shitty little cellphone!
However congratulations to all the other winners!
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 03, 2016, 11:21:27 PM
What?
I'm sitting on the balcony of my hotelroom in Greece and just read that I made 2nd place?
Bobby, where was that announced? Hooray! !!!!!
I can't find it with my shitty little cellphone!
However congratulations to all the other winners!


http://terragen4.com/terragen-vr-challenge-winners/?utm_source=Terragen+Monthly+News&utm_campaign=64a75f6731-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ece86fd3b4-64a75f6731-420349309
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 04, 2016, 01:07:45 AM
You should also have gotten an email separately Hannes. :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on July 04, 2016, 06:24:34 AM
You should also have gotten an email separately Hannes. :D

- Oshyan

Thanks, Oshyan. I'm not able to check my emails here, so I'll have to wait until July 11th, when I'll be back home.


Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Danny on July 04, 2016, 01:14:43 PM
Congrats to all contestants
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Mr_Lamppost on July 05, 2016, 12:13:15 AM
You should also have gotten an email separately Hannes. :D

- Oshyan

I also scraped into the list as one off the also ran  ;), There was a general newsletter announcement "Terragen 4 Open Beta + VR Challenge Winners", was this the mail you are referring to? or was there a separate winners only mail?

Congratulations to everyone this can't have been an easy contest to judge.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on July 05, 2016, 05:57:46 AM
Yes, that's the one I got as well.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 06, 2016, 07:15:14 AM
The emails directly to the winners are still going out it seems. :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on July 06, 2016, 07:48:01 AM
I know you're very busy  ;)
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: yossam on July 07, 2016, 01:10:11 AM
I didn't get an email period.  ???
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: AP on July 07, 2016, 01:32:07 AM
Last I checked my email, nothing as of current.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: TheBadger on July 07, 2016, 04:51:20 AM
Great! really looking forward to see how this is displayed/presented and the top 10 entries.

I saw one thumbnail image of Ulco's listed in (i think it was) the top ten, looked like it used erosion. Could not find an expanded view of it though. And I saw one other image of a science fiction scene that may or may not have been part of the contest, but was a TG VR image i guess. Pretty cool image either way though.

Time marches on.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on July 07, 2016, 05:40:09 AM
There's an erosion image of mine in the mail and web page, but that's not an entry. Didn't use erosion in my entries. But I am very curious which of the 4 I sent in was chosen.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 07, 2016, 07:01:00 AM
More info coming soon guys. Thanks for your patience. Unfortunately the TG4 beta and the VR challenge winners announcement ended up happening at the same time, so things are pretty busy. :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: AP on July 07, 2016, 07:28:40 AM
That makes sense. No worries.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on July 12, 2016, 08:15:44 AM
Any news? I'm back home, scrolled through 376 e-mails, but couldn't find any by Planetside regarding the contest.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on July 12, 2016, 10:13:27 AM
You're not the only one  ;) Had a good time? Glad you can finally get on with TG again?
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on July 12, 2016, 10:29:08 AM
You're not the only one  ;) Had a good time? Glad you can finally get on with TG again?

Oh yes, thanks, Ulco. Very good time!!!!!!! So much inspiration for ocean surfaces!!
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 12, 2016, 07:43:41 PM
Strange Hannes, you should have received an email by now. I'll check on it.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on July 12, 2016, 08:48:31 PM
Weird! I couldn't find anything. Maybe you could send me another one?
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: AP on July 12, 2016, 10:18:23 PM
Same here.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Kadri on July 13, 2016, 12:34:54 AM

No hurry but no email here too.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on July 13, 2016, 06:05:39 AM
Yeah, I'd like an email too  :)
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: inkydigit on July 13, 2016, 12:13:25 PM
I am a bit late here too!  ;)
Sooooo, a BIG congrats to all winners!
it was great idea for a contest and great fun too!
can't wait to see the renders/360's etc!
:)
J
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 13, 2016, 07:06:41 PM
Hannes, we're having problems reaching you. The email is being bounced (repeatedly) as spam! :( I guess these "you have won a prize, congratulations!" messages are a little risky. ;) We'll try to modify the message, but if you have an alternate email or can whitelist @planetside.co.uk email addresses, that would be great.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on July 13, 2016, 08:17:33 PM
Hannes, we're having problems reaching you. The email is being bounced (repeatedly) as spam! :( I guess these "you have won a prize, congratulations!" messages are a little risky. ;) We'll try to modify the message, but if you have an alternate email or can whitelist @planetside.co.uk email addresses, that would be great.

- Oshyan

Hi Oshyan,
this is strange, since I don't have a spam filter activated that I'm aware of.
Maybe you can try the same address with @t-online.de at the end?!
What about the others? Do the e-mails bounce as well?
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: AP on July 13, 2016, 10:05:30 PM
Still nothing.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 14, 2016, 12:52:30 AM
From my side I received an email dating from July 1 with information on tg4 with a  link at the bottom of page but, nothing else since.
Pierre Chartier
http://terragen4.com/terragen-vr-challenge-winners/?utm_source=Terragen+Monthly+News&utm_campaign=64a75f6731-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ece86fd3b4-64a75f6731-420349309
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Mr_Lamppost on July 14, 2016, 12:57:20 AM
Nothing here either.

Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on July 14, 2016, 05:36:23 AM
Nope, just the newsletter.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 15, 2016, 12:25:35 PM
Thank you Oshyan I received an email today about the top ten, VR contest.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 15, 2016, 07:09:15 PM
Glad to hear it Jo. We've had a surprising amount of issues just sending emails about this. Must be all the "Congratulations, you've won!". Very spammy, but in this case very real! ;)

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: AP on July 15, 2016, 10:30:01 PM
Received the email as well. Excellent.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on July 16, 2016, 07:12:35 AM
Got it! Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 17, 2016, 07:37:28 PM
Hooray! :D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on July 25, 2016, 01:49:08 PM
Well, are there any official announcements or any other news about the contest?
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on July 25, 2016, 03:11:57 PM
Well, are there any official announcements or any other news about the contest?


Yeah, like a gallery of the winning images would be nice.....
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on July 25, 2016, 03:19:46 PM
Yeah, like a gallery of the winning images would be nice.....

Indeed!
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Kadri on July 25, 2016, 04:04:30 PM

The timing of TG 4 Beta and contest got Oshyan and Matt very bad i think  :D
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Kadri on July 27, 2016, 10:20:10 PM

And SIGGRAPH :)
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 28, 2016, 06:54:32 AM
Yeah, it was a lot at once, unfortunately. Sorry for the delays guys. We'll get back to the contest house keeping when we get back from SIGGRAPH next week. First will be a gallery of simple 2D versions of the winning scenes (single perspective). After that we will do cooler things. ;)

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: AP on July 28, 2016, 10:45:26 AM
Speaking of SIGGRAPH, please share some experiences and thoughts when you all have some time and what is going on in the marketplace.   
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on July 28, 2016, 02:47:40 PM
Yeah, it was a lot at once, unfortunately. Sorry for the delays guys. We'll get back to the contest house keeping when we get back from SIGGRAPH next week. First will be a gallery of simple 2D versions of the winning scenes (single perspective). After that we will do cooler things. ;)

- Oshyan
cool
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 30, 2016, 08:59:09 PM
Speaking of SIGGRAPH, please share some experiences and thoughts when you all have some time and what is going on in the marketplace.   

There was a lot! What would you like to know? What "marketplace" are you referring to, the general Computer Graphics market, or landscape/environment rendering in particular?

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: AP on July 30, 2016, 11:44:46 PM
Apologies for being rather vague. I can not say, honestly. I have been very curious about the event for many years now so it is nice to hear from people that have been there.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 30, 2016, 11:55:57 PM
Well, if you're interested in computer graphics on a technical (or artistic) level, it's a pretty amazing experience. The amount of knowledge being shared openly in panels, courses, and the like is incredible. The camaraderie and idea exchange of "Birds of a Feather" (sort of "user group) sessions is fantastic. And you can see (and often experience) demos of some of the newest, often previously unseen technology and concepts. In recent years the VR stuff in particular has been a big presence at the show, and you can get hands-on with a lot of cool and unique VR experiences and projects. It's a great time for those interested in this industry.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on August 20, 2016, 03:51:54 PM
I hope you don't mind me asking, if there are any news about the presentation of the contest entries. It's very quiet during the last weeks.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on August 20, 2016, 03:56:12 PM
I hope you don't mind me asking, if there are any news about the presentation of the contest entries. It's very quiet during the last weeks.

Yeah...when do we get to see the winners...please.....
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on August 20, 2016, 08:35:56 PM
The unfortunate reality is that it became a "perfect storm" with the timing of TG4 finalization and the challenge results. We've got the majority of other prizes going out to winners already, but the rendering is proving challenging on some scenes. We will share results as soon as we can, that's the best we can say for now. We appreciate your patience!

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on August 20, 2016, 09:03:31 PM
The unfortunate reality is that it became a "perfect storm" with the timing of TG4 finalization and the challenge results. We've got the majority of other prizes going out to winners already, but the rendering is proving challenging on some scenes. We will share results as soon as we can, that's the best we can say for now. We appreciate your patience!

- Oshyan

Thanks for the update and I suspect we all expected that would happen...I just like to whine....
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Jo Kariboo on September 08, 2016, 02:49:18 AM
I received the TG4key and I downloaded today TG4.
A big thank you to Matt, Oshyan and all Planetside staff for the contest.  :D
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on November 04, 2016, 01:13:59 PM
I may be a pain in the ass, but are there any news regarding the contest now that it's almost two months since the last posting in this thread?
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on November 04, 2016, 03:31:32 PM
You beat me to it, I was kind of thinking the same today.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on November 04, 2016, 03:48:30 PM
Ditto....
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on November 07, 2016, 05:29:23 PM
We are working on finalizing the scenes for higher resolution rendering, along with all the ongoing TG4 work (bug fixing, optimization, documentation update, etc. etc.). Thanks for your patience!

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on November 07, 2016, 10:40:13 PM
We are working on finalizing the scenes for higher resolution rendering, along with all the ongoing TG4 work (bug fixing, optimization, documentation update, etc. etc.). Thanks for your patience!

- Oshyan

Thanks man.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Jo Kariboo on December 24, 2016, 05:16:43 PM
I get the impression that we are several to look forward to watching all the pictures of the participants. Personally I am curious and I still have interest.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on February 08, 2017, 01:27:01 PM
...submissively asking whether there maybe are any news about the contest's details... ;)
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on February 08, 2017, 02:36:27 PM
WHAT?
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on February 08, 2017, 02:50:52 PM
I mean the images. All of them. The final ones. Don't tell me, they were already shown!
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on February 08, 2017, 04:28:08 PM
Nope, I guess it's more work than they anticipated. Output must be wonderful!
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on February 08, 2017, 05:12:34 PM
My guess is the update that IIRC Matt implied may come Dec-Jan is way more intensely time consumptive...just a guess.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Hannes on June 18, 2017, 08:56:29 AM
Almost a year has passed now, and still nothing? I'd really love to see all the other images.
I know, there are other important things to do, but it feels a bit strange to see such a great contest left incomplete for so long.
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Kadri on June 18, 2017, 09:00:24 AM

Once upon a time there was a contest...  ;D
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Dune on June 18, 2017, 12:57:53 PM
and they all slept happily ever after  :P
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on June 18, 2017, 05:31:04 PM
and they all slept happily ever after  :P

LOL
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on June 18, 2017, 09:23:01 PM
Yes, it's true guys, and we're really sorry. So many things to work on, stretched a bit thin. But we will get these to you all, I promise.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on July 26, 2017, 03:48:30 PM
I'm guessing the coming update is getting in the way?
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: Oshyan on July 27, 2017, 05:13:51 AM
Actually we're working on it all simultaneously, along with SIGGRAPH. So yes, some distraction from it to be honest. ;) But I have one rendering on my box at home and one at Pixel Plow. The thing is, to render these at the detail and resolution we want, it's just taking a long time (not to mention some tweaks, adjustments, and minor improvements we wanted to make). The Pixel Plow job is currently at some 10s of hours (on a single machine though). Anyway, it's in-progress, and we want to get it to you as soon as possible, truly. It's a top priority after return from SIGGRAPH.

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Contest winners
Post by: bobbystahr on July 27, 2017, 06:18:38 AM
Actually we're working on it all simultaneously, along with SIGGRAPH. So yes, some distraction from it to be honest. ;) But I have one rendering on my box at home and one at Pixel Plow. The thing is, to render these at the detail and resolution we want, it's just taking a long time (not to mention some tweaks, adjustments, and minor improvements we wanted to make). The Pixel Plow job is currently at some 10s of hours (on a single machine though). Anyway, it's in-progress, and we want to get it to you as soon as possible, truly. It's a top priority after return from SIGGRAPH.

- Oshyan

Yeah figgered that's how it is and had forgotten about the super High Res aspect...