There seems to be awful lot of posts at the finished projects about raytraced balls, playing with this and that new tool etc. Much work posted there seems to have been done in less than an hour / in few hours. Now would you call something like that a project?
Also being a newcomer to elysiun it’s easy to imagine what a random visitor thinks when he comes in and thinks: “ok, let’s take a look what blender can do, there are some finished projects”. And sees a shiny… cube.
Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit here, but sure someone else has noticed the same too? How about putting up a new forum for all these posts to get them off finished projects?
Umm, alltaken’s idea is basically good (dividing the finished-section to animations and stills), but three sections would be enough: Animations, Stills/Scenes/whatnot and that “shiny cubes and refracting balls”-section (could be called something like “examples and testing of new features”).
And rather than putting them under the Finished Projects-section, they could just be added directly under Artwork.
Maybe we would also get rid of the highly annoying ‘I was bored and pooped this out in 3 minutes’ - statements (which actually say: “Tell me how cool I am but don’t you dare to criticize, it was done in 3 minutes!”)
I’d love to see something like this, since I only really tinker with blender and yafray, rarely ever finishing anything and post when I have questions about my work or a feature.
A forum specifically for the tinkers among us would be great to show off those quick effect tests. Things like ways to do explosions, interesting material effects etc do kinda need their own forum.
The finished projects should be reserved for the really good stuff or set up a forum called “The Really Good Stuff” and poll whether a finished project should enter it…
Umm… starting to enter into a bit of aramble but you get a yé from me.
Perhaps put this idea in an actual poll thread.
surely anyone can see that it’s really getting overcrowded in the finished artwork section.
is it because people post there to soon and their posts should belong in the WIP section or because blender released another official version and people want to test the new features…
i think people don’t find their way to chatboxes, maybe because it’s to direct or they think it’s to complex. anyway, free speech is a right so i think it’s not correct that posts will get moderated just to keep the finished artword section a lill organized.
Free speech? This is not a government website. We have privelegs around here, not rights!
But what has posting inapropiate stuff / posting in the wrong forum to do with free speech anyway?
And organization adds worth to this site, chaos lessens it.
Free speech? This is not a government website. We have privelegs around here, not rights![/quote]
I’m sorry, i guess my choice of words was a bit bad :-?
what i meant was: if the finished artwork was more devided and better defined, users can still post “whatever” they want without polluting more serious sections
if we are going to have a ‘Small Projects’ forum, it should definitely be up to the submitter which forum their work goes in. Obviously they would post their work in the forum they chose, but we should avoid the
‘If you post your work in Finished Projects and its not a serious project we will delete it because we dont want rubbish on our site’ attitude that i have seen on forums for other apps.
Not a bad idea, and in addition, or as an alternative, I would suggest clearly labelling each piece in the title, like when I put up the misty stream, and labelled it ( effect/anim ) so nobody would download it with the expectations of it being an animated short or some such thing. We could have one catagory for ‘cubes with interesting lighting’, one for ‘objects’, and one for ‘scene’, and yet another for finished animations.
Or how about just: