Very true matej.
It's the same for all participants, no matter what OS one uses. Some just luckily saw that the competition will be extended a bit earlier, but without knowing for how long. There is clearly no advantage for the linux-user, only a disadvantage that refractive tried to minimise.
Please don't forget that we are using beta-software. And please don't forget that the competition is not the olympic games. It should be mainly fun for us!
And i had fun with it so far. I had fun to model and render my scene and I had also fun watching the pictures you have made so far. And you mlody47 made some really great work!
Don't expect it to be 100% fair competition, that's not possible with beta-software. I can understand that you are a bit mad when you worked very hard to finish your project in time and than you read you could have taken one more week. But as matej said it's not the fault of us poor linux users (that can't afford to buy a much better os like windows
I wished as well to see more post from Trinity lately, but i also think we should not blame refractive. I'm sure the developers are working hard to support all three os versions of octane. And maybe they don't have the resources for moderation at the moment. I'm happy that they made this competition and hope there will be some in the future cause as i said before, i'm having a lot of fun with it and i learned a lot about my modelling software and octane.
I think all entries till now should be like treated like "different" - becouse they where finished on time!
Meanwhile Im waiting for some stunningly ALPHA SHADOWED renders from all the linux users and You Matej!
I could post my result now, but as i have more time i prefer to do some tweaking, the same that everybody can do now.