First off, I had a blast with the competition. However, I feel that some in the top ten didn’t fulfill many of the stated rules, most especially:
- Artists may enter the contest at any time before its final deadline. Pixologic reminds all entrants that community participation is 40% of the total possible score. Additionally, a late entry will have less opportunity to demonstrate overall ZBrush technique during the contest. The later the entry, the more active the entrant will need to be to build a competitive score.
3 of the 10 were late entries, with little to no participation in any of the other threads that I saw. Perhaps I am wrong, and probably am, but I feel a bit slighted that many of the contestants followed the rules to the letter and a few others swooped in and circumvented them. Was the score they got so good that it made up for lack of participation? Obviously there were many great entries, but many of them participated on a much greater scale than some of the top ten. Can we see the scores that the judges gave, participation-wise? Did style and skill trump participation?
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