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dwburman
07-31-2008, 05:49 PM
Just checking to make sure it wasn't a typo in the entry info.

andrew_y
07-31-2008, 07:17 PM
midnight tonight

shrox
07-31-2008, 07:34 PM
What, the Earth ends at midnight, not at noon? I wonder if I can get a refund for these planetary escape tickets.

dwburman
07-31-2008, 08:22 PM
for some reason I was reading the 11:59:59 PM as 12:59:59 PM.

I probably can't use what I'm working on anyway because of the Domino's Pizza artwork on the Domino's Pizza boxes. I just like the way it's turning out and thought it might be fun to enter in the contest. It's too late to render now anyway.

robk
07-31-2008, 11:31 PM
I started posting my animation at 10:55 my time then checked and found out San Antonio was 1 hour ahead off us. It started uploading before the deadline but went over and eventually crapped out. (past time?)
Now here is the funny part. After rendering the anim all day and using our 3 Lightwave stations (all Q6600 quad cores) I picked out a range of files from my 900 frame animation. Frame 350 to 850. After all this rushing around and compiling stills and rendering with the stills as a backdrop then I realize I have compiled a 500 frame animation!!!!!!!! It should have only been 450 to fall under the contests 15 second limit.
So even if i would have got a succesful upload it still would have been disqualified because it was too long.
I will try to post a scaled down anim on the forums anways just to show what i acomplished.

shrox
08-01-2008, 12:32 AM
I have tried to enter two contests from various companies, Each time I was unable to successfully upload my entry. Oh well, what might have been...

Eugeny
08-01-2008, 01:30 AM
midnight tonight

Brrrr , don't understand, your massage is signed today and watch says what today is August 01. Anyway, did you get my 5th movie ? It's called Frozen 2 if yes pleas ignore Frozen 1.

evenflcw
08-01-2008, 06:50 AM
It's not a surprise this caused some trouble. The next time you host something with a deadline, do everyone a favor and provide a zone that can't be missinterpreted, such as UTC (same as CUT, GMT), and 24h clock rather than AM/PM! Then, ONLY for convenience and perhaps as confirmation, provide a US time and maybe CET/CST, because you do have some european customers aswell. :)

So is it over yet or what? I can't tell from this discussion. (Just wanted to highlight how clever it is to provide a more definitive time value, rather than just "midnight tonight" which means different things depending on where you are and when you read the post.)

EDIT:
I think it was great with a contest and wish everyone good luck!

dwburman
08-01-2008, 02:00 PM
CST is normally GMT-6 but in the summer it's GMT-5 so if the the entry deadline is 11:59:59 PM CST DST then in UTC 24-hour it's 18:59:59 if I did the math right... which often is not the case :)