Gallery Suggestions.

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Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Godzilla » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:16 pm

First, The current gallery seems kind of plain. Perhaps some kind of flash/widget to make it more interesting/ organized? (Something like dA's portfolios http://samlavoie.daportfolio.com/gallery/93525)


Second, three new categories: Nature, Technical, and Furniture. And I personally think you should consider removing the Fantasy category.


Third, no titles. You can view the file name when you click on the picture, random text like "stilllife06half" or "snare30hrsB" floating above the picture is just distracting and unappealing, to be honest.


Fourth, you guys (Ono and benn, or course :wink: ) should have to approve and sort each picture before it is view-able, currently (or at least the last time I checked), there is no monitoring, so somebody could easily fill the gallery with porn or distasteful images. Also, if you guys had to sort each image, you would be able to keep the "Best of Indigo" regularly updated with new images demonstrating what Indigo is capable of.


Lastly, it's just my opinion that the Gallery should be called Gallery on the header. I just think it makes more sense than "images".


PS. When is the new header coming? :(
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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Borgleader » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:54 pm

+1 to everything :)
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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Godzilla » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:55 am

Another suggestion:

Integrate a rating system into the gallery and make it so that the images are sorted from highest rating to lowest rating, and the top-rated image in each category is the thumbnail for that category?
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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Borgleader » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:23 am

Godzilla wrote:Another suggestion:

Integrate a rating system into the gallery and make it so that the images are sorted from highest rating to lowest rating, and the top-rated image in each category is the thumbnail for that category?
oh that would be so cool :)

Like say: 1 -5 stars (1 star = 1 pt, 2 stars = 2 pts, ...) and the highest one is the thumbnail for the category :)
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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Godzilla » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:26 am

Great Idea borg.

I was thinking just the highest average, but then if one render has an average of say, 4.9*, with 10 votes, and is the thumbnail, one person can rate another render with no votes 5* and it would automatically jump to the top.
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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Godzilla » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:02 am

Any news? it's been over a month... :(
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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by pixie » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:38 am

Godzilla wrote:Great Idea borg.

I was thinking just the highest average, but then if one render has an average of say, 4.9*, with 10 votes, and is the thumbnail, one person can rate another render with no votes 5* and it would automatically jump to the top.
But then perhaps more people would vote, and if it is top notch it would remain on top otherwise it would lower on the position


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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Godzilla » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:42 am

*Cough*
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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by psor » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:09 am

Godzilla wrote:*Cough*
Did ya catch cold again?! :twisted: :wink:






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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Godzilla » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:36 am

psor wrote:
Godzilla wrote:*Cough*
Did ya catch cold again?! :twisted: :wink:






take care
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Yes, i'm afraid it's pretty bad. The only cure is for the gallery to be re-done. 8)
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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by dougal2 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:29 am

*ahem* regarding several images you've singled out Godzilla...

Not limited to, but including http://www.indigorenderer.com/node/371

Once upon a time images were added to the gallery to show off what indigo could do at that particular time. Indeed many images still show very nicely individual indigo features in a clear and simple way.

While times have changed - computers are faster, images are cleaner, indigo has developed features that some time ago had to be 'faked' - many images still represent an artistic quality that can be achieved with the software.


I was a little taken aback to see my neon sign in your 'kill list' to be honest. Sure, it's noisy - however at the time I rendered it (long before you even joined the forum IIRC), my available computing power was not that great. Indeed I think the noisy part makes it feel more like a photo taken in low-light conditions and had the render been fully converged it would look like a bad scan-line rendering.

In fact, the point of the render was to demonstrate a neon-tube construction and a colouring of emission that was not easy to achieve in earlier versions of indigo. Yes, it's simple, and a semi-demo scene but that makes it no less of a piece of art.

I would be sad if my image was removed from the gallery just because of the opinion of a single person.

Now I feel some negativity towards you for making me justify myself against your post - and I didn't want to feel that, as usually you add a lot of quality to this forum.

Please don't be offended though - it's OK for 2 people to have differing opinions :)

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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Termin8 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:24 am

Are you sure this one is a render?
http://www.indigorenderer.com/node/372

No offence, but i'm not :)
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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by PowStudios » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:37 am

Godzilla is right in all points. Have a look at open-source project Luxrender and it's gallery. I just saw Ben on youtube talking about Indigo business development. Stop talking to Hans and clean up the gallery ;) *joke*

Hans is cool. But the gallery as well as the manual could be better for a comercial product. See http://randomcontrol.com/downloads/manu ... manual.pdf

That's the POV of a guy thinking to spend some EUR on his hobby for a product that is tick a head.

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Re: Gallery Suggestions.

Post by Godzilla » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:22 am

I guess one way to put it is that the gallery should be treated by the Indigo team as the 'Best of Evermotion' is treated by the Evermotion team. They only award work that is in the top 0.1% (Quality-wise), or even higher. In 4 years, only 58 pieces have been given this award (Out of the 25,000+ projects posted on their forums since 2006). Other works posted on the site are very good, but not quite good enough receive the award... Just as some works posted in the gallery are nice, but I wouldn't consider them good enough to be used to represent Indigo. If I ever hear of a new renderer, the first thing I do to get a feeling for the quality of the renderer is look in the gallery. I did this the first time I ever heard about Vray, Indigo, Fryrender, Maxwell, Octane etc... And I'm sure I'm not the only one.

So basically, I feel the gallery should stop being treated as a photo gallery for all renders done in Indigo (That's what the forum is for :) ), and should only be used to show off the top 5% of renders done in Indigo.

PS. Any plans on upgrading the gallery?
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