Screenshot Contest for March 2005

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Screenshot Contest for March 2005

Post #1by jgrillo2002 » 24.02.2005, 04:00

Hi. I know that it's early, but this is the first time that I host a Screenshot contest for celestia, so I got it started early this time. they do this at the Orbiter community too. :wink:

Here are the Rules:

1.) You can use any addon in celestia including science fiction. :D

2.) You can use only 640 x 800, 800 x 400, 1024 x 768 to get good details of the picture. One side note that if you are going to use these resolutions, you must use Thumbnailing. If you dont know how to use Thumbnailing, Selden posted instructions for doing that at http://www.shatters.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6844 :D
In order to submit your screenshot, you must find a image hosting service. the best one that I have seen is Image Shack http://www.imageshack.us.

3.) Please be fair to other's work :)

4.) When voting occurs, please do not vote for yourself, it causes errors on counting to see who is the real winner. :cry:

5.) No editing is allowed such as Photoshop with pictures. when not edited, it bring the true feeling of the pictures

6.) Have Fun

These rules will be apply on the following months to come so....

Good Luck

and

Good Hunting
:wink:

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Post #2by bigbunny » 26.02.2005, 13:41

Maybe we could add a requirement:

all participants should add a cel link to the view + link to any requirements needed to see exactly the same view in Celestia (textures, add-ons, and so on..).

So people can check the picture comes really from Celestia (not modified with photoshop) AND people can have the pleasure to play with a nice view in Celestia.

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Post #3by ajtribick » 26.02.2005, 13:45

While the cel:// link is a good idea, I think there are differences between the various versions of Celestia in the way that the coordinate systems work (I think it is to do with the accuracy of trig functions across different platforms). In addition some people may be running with stars placed slightly differently (I use a file which places Sol at the origin of the coordinate system for accuracy's sake, rather than the default displaced position which is there for backwards-compatibility's sake).

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Post #4by Rocket Man » 26.02.2005, 14:10

Also they might use add-ons that you probly don't have or they have created them themsevles. Use cel links for solar system or common add-ons.
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Post #5by Rocket Man » 26.02.2005, 14:26

Image

I guess I am the first contestant. I wish my graphics can surrport bump maps. That woul be lovely.
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Post #6by Rocket Man » 26.02.2005, 14:29

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Re: Screenshot Contest for March 2005

Post #7by ElChristou » 26.02.2005, 14:48

jgrillo2002 wrote:4.) When voting occurs, please do not vote for yourself, it causes errors on counting to see who is the real winner.


Well, how to vote ???
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Post #8by Rocket Man » 26.02.2005, 14:59

maybe privaye message?
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How to vote ?

Post #9by bigbunny » 26.02.2005, 15:22

I think there should be a time limit for submissions (let's say the 15th of march), and then someone could create a new poll, so that we can easily vote from until the end of the month.

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Post #10by jgrillo2002 » 26.02.2005, 15:42

Rocket Man wrote:maybe privaye message?
the voting for these contests uses the poll. I make a new topic for the poll. im not sure it would be nessecary for using Cels but if you want, go ahead

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Post #11by jestr » 26.02.2005, 15:58

Not sure if weve started yet,but I thought I'd show you a screenshot of my latest Stargate addon-based on the episode 'Bane' from series 2.I'm still working on the addon,but it should be on the Motherlode within a month.
[img][URL=http://img232.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img232&image=ghosttown8xc.png][img]http://img232.exs.cx/img232/4929/ghosttown8xc.th.png[/img]
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Post #12by jgrillo2002 » 26.02.2005, 21:24

yes. screenshot submission has started. submissions will stop at the 20th of march

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Post #13by Tanketai » 26.02.2005, 22:08

Image

Using my flare texture, which can be found in the Motherlode, inside Mr. Hegwood's flare package. :D

PS: How many images can one post?

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Post #14by Harry » 27.02.2005, 14:10

Just a reminder:
I have a list of cel-URLs on my site along with screenshots. Not all screenshots show the intended scene because not all necessary Addons were installed when I create the screenshots, but you may still find some interesting views. And of course the screenshots can't show the dynamic nature of some URLs (i.e. a sunrise, a passing by moon, etc.), so trying the URLs is recommended - just click on the images.

The page is here:
http://celestia.h-schmidt.net/celurls/

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Post #15by jgrillo2002 » 28.02.2005, 04:00

Those are good harry, but I forgot to say this people. to all submitters. you can only submit one picture per contestant

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Post #16by Harry » 28.02.2005, 07:29

I didn't want to participate in the contest, just give a pointer to some ideas...

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Post #17by jgrillo2002 » 03.03.2005, 01:40

just bumping this for more people to submit their pics

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Post #18by eburacum45 » 03.03.2005, 09:48

I am not really a competitive person, but I am quite proud of this picture (I generally process Celestia images a little bit before they go on the Orion's Arm site to show rocket exhaust and so on, but this one is untouched).
Some Starhand robots building a zero-gee habitat;


Image

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Post #19by Don. Edwards » 03.03.2005, 10:21

Ok, here are my screenies for the month.

Transit
Image

Conjunction
Image


Strom Season
Image

All images are raw screen captures from Celestia. No visual manipulation was done except to crop the pictures and resizing for thumbnials.

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Past texture releases, Hmm let me think about it

Thanks for your understanding.

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contest

Post #20by Beowulf01 » 03.03.2005, 11:30

this sounds like a lot of fun.


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