POVRay Short Code Contest - Round 5, The animation round!
This is round five of the POVRay short code contest, again held over the Christmas period so POVRay enthusiasts (at least those who live in countries that slow down during this time of year) have no reason to be bored during the holiday season. The idea of this competition is to create an "artistic" work using a very small POVRay file. The difference with previous rounds is this is an animation round! In addition, the maximum size will be increased from 256 to 512 bytes (rather excessive really).
The real reward for winners of this competition is the adoration/respect of your peers. However I am pleased to announce that the top two entries (voted for by entrants) will be awarded a Amazon gift card to the value of $80.Important dates
An entry can include the following information, the first three are compulsory.
When you've created your masterpiece and have checked it carefully, hit the button below to submit it.
Entries will appear on the voting page in the order they arrive, so get in early!
Voting is only open to entrants and they are encouraged to vote on the craft ... the animation and source code will be visible. There will be two prizes awarded: gold, and silver based solely on the peer voting. The voting process will be made as transparent as possible, however the coordinator (me) reserves the right to decide upon any matter in dispute.
After the winners have been announced, the animation, source code, and any additional information provided by the entrant will be included on a WWW page ... for the adoration of your peers now and into the future.
The competition announcement was made on Slashdot in the early hours of the 17th February. The result was an excellent demonstration of the so called "Slashdot effect", namely an incredible hit on the web server involved. We "survived" although I believe at the peak some users experienced a lower than expected bandwidth. The bottom line is we went from serving between 5 to 6 GB per day to 288GB in one day, see log report below. Once the story drops off the Slashdot front page things return to normal quickly.