While im voting...i am somewhat disgusted with the fact that all the nominees are generally poser related....I think we need more diversity amongst the nominees.
mf193, sorry i forgot to add that additional information about the monthly 'topic' to the Q&A section. i've just updated the article to reflect that now. :-)
What an excellent and fair concept for nominating the artist of the month. Thanks for the Q&A.
Thanks for all the great info on the nomination process. It's good to know that so much thought and care go into it.
And what a wonderful result! It'll be verrry difficult to make a selection, that's for sure.
mf193...er... that's because it's a poser nomination month this month - that was available prior to this q&a section as I saw it!
Great batch of artists, the choice is very hard this month!
I am SO HAPPY the nominees are now selected by a committee... finally we have a list of true masters from which to choose instead of people being nominated simply cos enough of their friends went and nominated them :P
This is very cool, I really like this new method of choosing nominees... and I agree, it is going to be tough to choose this month for sure.
Oh, where can I get one of those parallel quantum molecular emotive neural processing do-hickey things? I could use one for work :)
Ohhh myyy! It is going to be tough picking one this month.
idd Ron, it has been a tough decission picking the best artist, because they are all great...
This is the hardest choice yet!Just spent the last hour browsing all the galleries.My hats off to "ALL" the artist,truely some great work from everybody!If I could vote for all of you I would!
I would say that all the nominees are winners. This was definitely a hard decision to make. Congrats to all for making it this far!
well, elHarry's giving me the finger... not a way to win my vote over, lol
Congratulations to all the nominees. You all do outstanding work. It's a tough decision this month.
There is just so much talent here. I am glad I don't have the job of selecting the nominees, it will hard enough to narrow it to one choice for the voting!
damn, it's not an easy choice! so many great works and different artists here..
Thanks for the Q&A - it looks like a very well thought out and fair system - and it sure came up with some outstanding nominees this month, looks like it's working! :-)
I will finally vote for the AOM now that the process has become fair to all. My thanks go to the people who developed this system and I hope that it will continue. Now to go check the galleries and then to the vote. Thank you again.
I agree, this month is was really hard for me to choose...there were actually about 3 people I wanted to vote for...anyway good luck to everyone..:)
beton's image is from the bryce gallery btw - not that I mind. I think this new method is very worthwhile!
i doubt he modelled that in bryce. i vote for "none of the above", too bad that is not an option...
Well, I think ToxicAngel is a great artist, but wasn't he on last month? Or was that spot light?
Good grief... this is going to be something akin to impossible for me to choose! Thank God the list is only this long!
I don't know, I kind of like the old method better. It was a whole lot easier to vote. I mean look at the contestants! Too many favorites! Sure, you new method is better, but it sure makes it harder!
By: Seven Wolves
I want to thank the board for making the choice as difficult as they possibly could have! No doubt whomever wins this is more than deserving of the award. I agree with the new selection process. I want to see someone get this on their artistic merits, and not a popularity contest.
Congrats, to all and gook luck
Too-o tough task, really!
First of all it is hard to choose as everyone has it's own criteria. The second reason is each artist has individual advantages that are hardly compared (in some cases we need a bike in other - a limo) I. e. one artist is great in poses the other makes exceptional compositions, the third one achieves fantastic photorealism etc. Perhaps there will be reasonable to have some separate nominations: e. g. for Poser it could be
- overall composition
- textures & photorealism
Why not have some nominations within each "application category": photorealism, expression, composition, etc. We cannot compare 3DLabs to Tyan - each has individual advantages.
Mmmm...chosing is very difficult this month, I choose beton for being slightly controversial, I like that. That doesn't mean the others are bad or something, they'r all good.
I would actually like to know how would someone be nominated for AOM.
vwaters, thats exactly whats being explained above! - by commitee
I'm glad we've moved to a better system, instead of who has the most alias names, or who is a member of the church of the sub genius..I know i'll catch a bunch of sh*t of that comment..but i don't care !!!
How about keeping it simple next time and giving only 3 to pick from?
Think the same as mf193: A Poser choice...
_Voted for beton, because he's the most imaginative guy... but I don't agree with this restricted "Poserist" choice: First, I think that the nominees, excepted one or two, are not the best artists on Renderosty, you have on your site a bigger gallery of artists than the French Louvre Museum: What you have is a virtual artistic "Alexandrie Library: I don't understand why on Rendeosity, Poser "erotic" poor quality artistic stuff (or merchandise) always have more privileges than other software and the artists related to . And it makes me ask this question:
Does Poser own Renderosity ? I am VERY disapointed. Because we have great artists here. I would say geniuses ! The talent of some artists is huge. I Never see them appear: It was okay for ToxicAngel, although I really think he should do less "erotic" things,
This site is one of the new century Virtual best Imagery museum of the world. More than in any other site, maybe it will be one day a real huge museum. !!! So, why this relative poor choice ?
_I am not saying the Nominees have no talent: I just say they are far away to be amongst the best artits we have here. I say I am sorry the Jury doesn't know much about Art.
Understand me: It is as if we can only make the eternal so-called recognized & Established painters "Bernard Buffet", or the eternal so-called architects "Le Corbusier" the center of the Artistic good-thinking World.
_I hope this comment is not disruptive, but constructive. We need truth, yes, about Art too, and this point is not "lockable"...too much easy to lock a thread when we don't say what you want to hear.
_And I think what I'm saying is here to help this Community.
Thanks to hear me.
I'm not exactly crazy about the committee, personally. Now only "pre-approved" artists can get nominated for AOM. I don't need someone to think for me, I am quite capable of thinking for myself, thank you.
Hi Klaus (or should I say liftan!?)
As is clearly stated, and was already in place before any commitee was involved, the AOM now works on the basis of being software/category specific each month. That way everybody gets more of a chance of being nominated, or at least have their galleries viewed by others who might not have wandered far from their own genre's too often before.
* January - Terragen / Bryce / Vue d'Esprit
* February - Animation Master / Maya / TrueSpace
* March - All Galleries
* April - Worldbuilder / MojoWorld
* May - 3D Studio MAX / Lightwave
* June - Poser
(thats this month btw)
* July - Carrara / Cinema 4D / Strata 3D
* August - 2D / Photography
* September - Fractal / Imagine / Other Apps
* October - Z-Brush / Digital Comics
* November - Rhino / Amorphium / Amapi
* December - Mixed Medium
I read this and understand it, apparently so did many others, what exactly is so hard for some of you to grasp about this system???
Every new tactic the admins try to implement, (which they have only done because of previous requests and attempts to make the system fairer) gets someones backs up!
I understand this, if it doesn't fit with your or my view of a fair system. But for heavens sake, at least try to actually understand the current system before ignorantly criticising it!
Look at it this way too, there are hundreds of Poser artists out there, there are quite a few who are pretty good, there are even less who excel at it. I think you'll find that apart from the ones already AOM'd, the selection above is a pretty good slice of 'some' of the best at it. And yeah there are quite a few more, who wil no doubt get their chance the next month that Poser or All Galleries nominations come around.
If you feel hard done by about how the site is being run, then leave! - it's that simple isn't it!?
Partially agree with _Klaus and darkjeanette, though I have no grounds to suspect anything from the committee members' part. Just as an experiment... The AOM voting can be held in 2 stages and be very representative and fair. Why not try the following system in say next month (only 1 month as experiment!) for a change:
first 3 weeks of July Renderosity members (those eager to participate of course) name their candidates. A long list of nominees is got as a result. The top say 12 or 16 are posted on the AOM page for a week and stage 2 begins (similar to what we have here just now). As a result we get fair voting results. Let's try!
By: Laurie S
You know it never ceases to amaze me how someone dissatisfied with a system lashes out with absolutely no regard for anyone but themselves, so intent on their own agenda that they do not care who they hurt.
Klaus I do not know you .. I know hardly anyone here .. I have never done a thing to you .. and even if I did know you and vehemently disliked you I would not trash your work to try and make a point ..
You may not like the work presented here but if you go to each gallery and look over the sheer volume of comments on most of the images it is obvious that a lot of folks do.
And please do not give me that tired old "Its because you have a lot of friends here " comment .. I know hardly anyone .. I communicate with no one here on a regular basis. I do not know if this holds true for the other artists represented but I imagine it may.
However the nominations work I was happy to see my gallery in the running .. I like most folks here put a lot of work into my images.. it was nice to be noted.. you took that simple little pleasure and tried to belittle it because you wanted to make a political statement.
If you do not agree with the system, fine ... feel free to say so. If you would like to see other galleries nominated then become part of the nominating committee, but I for one, would very much appreciate it if you reframed from insulting me just because you happen to be displeased with the way things are run.
By: Lon Chaney
I voted for you Laurie S. Not because I know you but because I really like your work. I for one like the new system. I would have never checked out the great terragen and mojo renders if not for the new system.
I just want to thank those who nominaed me. I've posted for ages and never much figured I'd get picked up by the rank and file, although I know I have some fans and do get e mails and contacts from some pros now and again (more again than now). No matter where I end up in the voting, being nominated, here in this very large community, is awesome. thanks again.
I just have to say I like this AOM process. A wider scope of art and artists are being introduced to me quickly and efficiently. I appreciate this very much. In respectful and fairness of turn, before I vote, I go to each and every Artists site and look at almost every single image they have. Especially when the line ups have been so tough to decide between. You are all amazing and I'm sorry I have only one vote to cast...
Another great side to this? Well, for each gallery of work I see, each different style each artist has that is different within their own bodies of work and that is different from their fellow artists makes an impression on me that allows me to grow in my art and explorations.
Thank you all for this :)
Toxic Angel is GOD !
Mike Arizma, Please.
Geeeeee..... people.... where is the fire?
Why dont separate the nomination in two sections, one for the professionnals and another for beginnner...
Because i think both of them have potential but one of them only can use correctly the tools and with all the tricks of post work there is a unbalance...isn't ?
But if i do make a vote...let me see...
Blackhearted and ToxicAngel are some of the most popular artist here...but Beton and moonshadow make some incredible work...Eon and Kiera are amazinf by her mastery...The choice are difficult...I say Ra Graphics !
Ooops, is not in the selected...but her work are awezome...Argh !!! In fact all are exellent and its a torture for me to privilegy one of them...
May the force be with you all.
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