November 3, 2010

CG Society's ''High Standards''

As usual when I finalized my recent work Solara, I sent it to the CG Society Forum 3D Showcase Gallery. And received a declined message mentioning about some standards. I was about to delete their e-mail and forget the whole thing but I believe my labor of love have much more valuable than their judgement.

''Your submission has been declined for the following reason(s):* We're very sorry to let you know that this work does not yet meet our standards as a completed piece for the Showcase Gallery. We'd like to encourage you to post your work in the WIP forum to develop it further before submitting it again.

This is my work they declined - http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycrits/g49/95849/95849_1288702747_large.jpg

Not fitting your ''standards'' of your 3D ''showcase'' gallery. How about the very simple renders I saw there already? That is hypocrisy or prejudice - or maybe both. They are suggesting me to send my final work to their WIP forum and continue develop it.

And here some samples accepted to the same gallery. They accepted these and these ones needed to be developed also - a lot. But they are on showcase gallery... Still can't believe that these are accepted and my work declined. Let's take a look to CG Society's high standards;

Meeting their ''standards'' - completed showcase gallery artworks:

A bathroom (again) made with basic shapes, simple materials, pointless composition and bad lighting;
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=132&t=929983

That's my favorite - definitely fits CG Society's ''high standards'' ;
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=132&t=929940

Another simple figure work, looks like done after following some tutorials. This one is also accepted their Artist Showcase Gallery;
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=132&t=929807

A realistic plane WITHOUT any atmosphere - lack of any artistic point of view;
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=132&t=930902

Extruded cubes rendered realistically with Mental Ray - I think those ''standards'' require using certain software :)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=132&t=930843

A very ''creative'' character, actually recreation of some other artist's design with GI render you can see anywhere;
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=132&t=930607

Angelina Jolie (again) with a made-in-Poser looking render;
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=132&t=929661

I contacted them because of this. Sent e-mail asked why they declined my work while most simple ones are already accepted - and NO response so far. Actually thanks for letting me understand CG Society's ''high standards'' and I understand why some 3D enthusiasts NOT posting to their forum and definitely I'll do the same and also will stay away from their events. Got a good life lesson from this :)

I know I'll be crucified to saying all these. But no matter how fast those daggers come :) ... I have respect to my self and putting A LOT effort to my work and not deserving that kind of false step.

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