Having not touched my copy of Blender since OTH3, I think it’s high time to let someone else handle the contest. Someone with more enthusiasm for Blender and the Blender community.
But I don’t want to see the contest just end, I would really like to see how high the number after “OTH” can get. So I’m looking for any interested parties who would like to helm the project for me this year. I will still help as best I can, and I’ll provide all the hosting necessary, but the rest of the contest will be in the new guy’s hands.
This project leader would have to helm and shape the contest in any manner they see fit, as long as they stick to the general ideas and concepts of past contests (i.e. don’t turn this into bathing beauty interactive breast-physics Halloween contest ;)).
If you feel like you could handle this, just post a response here or email me at [email protected].
If you had already planned a competing Halloween contest, apply here as well. I just really want to see the “On the Haunt” name continue somehow. It doesn’t matter if the contest is different or whatnot.
If you think the contest isn’t really necessary or important this year (too many other contests, not enough community interest in more contests at this point, etc.) then say so. It would be pointless to keep it going if it’s not going to go very far.
-Orange (sometimes known as various celebrities, dead and living)
not quite sure what you mean, but ASP.NET is a framework provided by M$, that allows you to create ASP pages with a tag library much like what was already provided by JSP (by Sun Microsystems). The tags call classes via a super-container (called a namespace) that are found in respective files (much like including in C). The code is then run (not sure if it is recompiled every time it is run, or if it is cached).
*DISCLAIMER: I don’t have in-depth knowledge of ASP.NET, and some information may be incomplete or even incorrect, so bear with me.
*Disclaimer: I’m not a huge fan ASP or ASP.NET (it makes me feel dirty, but that’s a different topic altogether), but I have worked in both before.
.NET is a platform for running code and classes that are compiled to .NET MIL format.
On Windows there is a set of classes for .NET called Windows Forms that let you create UI stuff and handle UI events in a truly OOP environment.
ASP.NET is a set of classes for .NET and IIS that includes stuff like Web Forms for handling web page input and output, mimicking the behavior of desktop UI stuff, like state and events.
So it’s not “scripting,” it’s similar to full-blown desktop applications except that you aren’t creating UI environment on the screen, instead you are generating HTML elements etc.
That said, there doesn’t seem to be anyone who is willing to run the contest this year. Hopefully it will return next year. But if someone does want to get a Halloween contest up anytime this month, please remember I have all that prize money and hosting waiting. Just contact me at [email protected] and we’ll work things out.
Until then, OTH4 is on vacation this year. It’ll be back hopefully.
Maybe, this contest could be combined with the other contests in the Contest forum. Just an idea. Would take a lot of the load off of you (Orange). Plus things are all set up for this over there right?
I’ve seen quite a few people that wanted a longer duration contest than the speed modelling contest or the weekend challenges.
Maybe this would be just the ticket.
Here’s the previous 3 contest links, for anyone who needs to see how the previous contests looked like:
Cool. I only just looked at this thread after all this time, because from the title one would never know it was about a contest. Sounds very cool. I am one of the ones that would like to see longer contests, so thanks.
Year 1: 55 entries
Year 2: 96 entries
Year 3: 11 entries
Year 4: ??? entries
Maybe a new thread (sticky) that says something like:
Announcement : On the Haunt 4 (Halloween Contest) has begun.
would be in order.
youngbatcat: Just curious, what are your responsibilities for the contest?
Also, will the contest be at Elysiun’s Contest forum or at Orange’s web site?
I assume the rules will be spellt out also?
ie. only Blender? or external renderers like Yafray allowed?
has to be all new content, or anything you’ve started in the month of October, 2003?
Is output from python scripts like makeHuman allowed, or only if it is extensively modified?