September 10, 2011, 07:15:00 pm
I was looking at the Lumion competition and was wondering about something.
If all there versions (Free, normal, and ultimate) can be used in the competition, wouldn't people using the basic or ultimate one have an automatic advantage because they have access to more items than those using the free version?
I can understand where maybe free doesn't have all the content like buildings or cars or trees or whatever, but since materials and shaders are limited, a lot of things would end up looking the same, therefore not being as good, therefore making the entry automatically not look nearly as creative and unique to someone with access to all the materials.
Again, I understand that it's free so there's less content. However, if I were to bring in a model that I made entirely on my own, then it'd still end up looking not as good as someone with another version because of the materials that are on it since we can't import textures.
It's a known fact that a lot of what makes a model believable is the textures, shaders, and lighting, and not just the model itself.
Would it be possible to separate the contest into brackets of some kind to balance it out a bit better?