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  1. HiggyB

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    I suppose that would be CEST, you have just over 20 minutes left to submit! :)


    There is no fixed number really. We have to look at the applicants and their submitted topics and go from there, measuring that against our ability to adequately mentor folks. We may take one or we make take ten, it all depends on who submits, what they submit and who we can pair folks up against as mentors.


    If you've already submitted then you're golden. :)


    28 minutes to go (approximately)!
     
  2. ryanzec

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    Would I get penalized for replying to the ticket on my submission trying to clarify something a little better?
     
  3. HiggyB

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    No, but do so _immediately_ please. I spent yesterday replying to (almost) everyone that submitted and today they are being grouped by the type of project involved so they can be shared with various UT staff for review and ultimately selection. Once it goes out to the team for that process additional notes may not be taken into consideration.

    FWIW, we have approximately 90 submissions, some folks submitted more than once (one person submitted 9 ideas!) and we have a lot of great candidates to go through. Thanks to everyone that took the time to submit/apply!
     
  4. Sammual

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    That rocks. I can't wait to see the results. I hope you do this again in the future when my workload will let me give it a shot.

    Sammual
     
  5. Veli

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    Good luck to all who applied!

    Unforetunately, I didn't apply. I got a spot at some nice school up north and the next few months are going to be bit hectic for me (moving, studies starting, perhaps no internet for a while O_O), so I thought that I dont have enough of time on my hands for this one :)
     
  6. bravery

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    any idea when the approved submitted project will be announced?
     
  7. Tempest

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    -- From Tom on Page 2.

    I think it may be up to each developer on whether or not to announce it publicly.
     
  8. zumwalt

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    They will let everyone who submitted know if they were selected or not within 5 more days, nothing to worry about there. This process was well worth it even if only 1 person was ultimately accepted since it means more resources for the community! 1 month is not a lot of time to do any big project so those who do get accepted will most likely be spending 20-30 hours per week for a couple of weeks getting their project complete.
     
  9. ryanzec

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    If they lets everyone know by the 20th, that would actually give everyone 1 1/2 months (42 days) but even that is not a lot of time to build anything huge while making sure it is up to quality to be released by UT. I really hope they are able to let everyone know before the weekend but I will have to wait and see.
     
  10. HiggyB

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    What wasn't clear about my earlier statement that we'll let selected parties know on July 20th? :p

    We will not be notifying folks by end of this week. If you're an eager sort then you don't have to wait to get started, hopefully you're motivated to do that cool work even apart from our program, or at least you won't feel that it's wasted time if you don't get selected. Otherwise we're aiming for a six week dev window, selected projects will be those appropriate for such a time frame. If however there's a cool project that might beg for more time we may adjust as needed (hence no formal statement of exactly how long the dev time will be precisely ;) ).
     
  11. ryanzec

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    Sorry, my bad. I do see where you say people will be notified on July 20th (but I think I originally just saw what you stated above in the same post which says by July 20th). I guess I am just eager to if my submission was accepted (but I am sure everyone else it too).

    In any case, I do plan on working on technical design over the weekend as I do want to build my submission at one point or another (whether it is now with this program or later on my own).
     
  12. dontnormally

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    It's the 20th and I'm dying to know what juicy new content will be available in September!
     
  13. ryanzec

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    Well I will be checking my email when I get home today hoping I get a good response for my submission :)
     
  14. zumwalt

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    And here I thought I was the person on the forums who was the antsiest.. lol.. :) I do remember some wise person here in the forums once told me "ya know, the day lasts 24 hours".. Think it was HiggyB.. Another beautiful coined phrase of his "if I say it will happen, it will happen, just be patient", I loved those phrases, still do. Honestly, what I have learned over the past 2 years about Unity is that they stick to what ever schedule they make for just about everything, although I can't say the pizza delivery can do the same.. I never did get my pizza to eat with my 18 cups of cofee over the weekend.. that is just unforgivable! calling them again tonight.. get me my PIZZA!

    "In the end, all things come to those who wait" (unknown author, n.d.)
     
  15. ryanzec

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    Yea, I know there are 24 hours in the day and I don't except them to let people know the minute they get in the office (I except it to be later in the day if not one of the last thing they do). Of course the next time I will be home and available to check my email is about 9pm EST so whatever will be will be.
     
  16. VoxelBoy

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    I think half the applicants will die from the anxiety of the wait today, including me. Goodbye cruel world. Goodbye cruel forum software, with your cruel color scheme and your cruel attachment system. Goodbye...
     
  17. MrDude

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    Sorry, forgot... don't want to read the entire forum again... Did Higgy say we would have our replies on the 20th AND what time???

    I remember him saying that submission deadlines are 0:00:00 EST which is about 3pm where he lives... So I figured I would know no later than 0:00:00 EST but since I don't know what time that is, I work according to the world clock on my iPhone which I just so happen to have setup for Cupertino :p

    So I figure the deadline is 3pm, "Higgy-time"... and I have been hitting the refresh button every 30 minutes for the past 4 hours now (my Mac is setup to collect mail every hour you see and I AM THE MOST ANTSIEST person on this forms :p )

    The way I look at it, if my proposal is accepted, not only will I share something with you lot that I personally think would turn any SCENE into a GAME instantly, but I will finally have one-on-one assistance in figuring out something I have been dying to figure out for a long time now and the docs just aren't up to scratch... I tried doing it on my own tonight and I got it working...... sort of... but it is just not what I want...

    Boy, this tutor/ mentor/ mastor/ sempai thing is gonna be awesome... Hold on... just have to hit "Get Mail" again... Okay, back... still nothing...

    Anyways, so just a few minutes ago, sitting here in front of my dearly beloved iMac at half past 10 pm... I realized something:
    "Hold on... I am waiting for the midnight deadline for replies... Are the guys in Copenhagen actually working till midnight tonight??? Don't THINK sooooo... Duhh!"

    No wonder my Get Mail gets no response :p

    I have to put my faith in Higgy that he is the one sending the emails and that everything works according to his watch... in which case I am going to bed and seeing what he has to say when I get up :p Don't fail me, Higgy... I've been holding my thumbs so hard they are purple and blue and about to fall off... (Not really... but nearly...)

    And good luck to all the rest of ya guys n gals out there :)
     
  18. beezir

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    Aww poop, I wasn't picked. Good luck to everyone else out there!
     
  19. iCOOLgeeks

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    How do you know you weren't picked? Did you get a rejection letter?
     
  20. beezir

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    Aye I did. Hope I wasn't the only one, my idea wasn't THAT bad. :D
     
  21. Ehren

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    I received a rejection notice about 45 minutes ago. Good luck to the rest of you!
    Ehren
     
  22. MrDude

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    There is still some time to make a few bribes of Apples...

    (p.s. I mean the fruit... in case you think I'm rich or something :p )
     
  23. antenna-tree

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    Guys, please don't feel bad if you're not accepted. We had a ton of applicants and no matter how good the ideas were (and there were a lot of them!) we could only accept a small handful in order to make it a worthwhile endeavor for those involved given our limited bandwidth... we still have to push that Unity 2.6 release out the door at the same time :p

    And I also encourage people to pursue their ideas even without the official "Unity SOC Seal of Approval" because every idea had merit.
     
  24. zumwalt

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    I wasn't accepted either :) (didn't totally think I was going to but I gave it a shot!)
    Since I was the only one in my category, I at least know which category isn't going to get done this year! :) Good luck to all and congrads to those that did get accepted, I can't wait to see the end results!
     
  25. dontnormally

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    Ah - applicants were informed, but not announced.

    I didn't apply - I was just excited to see what new content would be in the works...
     
  26. iCOOLgeeks

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    So... If I haven't received a rejection email yet, does that mean I might still be in the running?
     
  27. Mem Dixy

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    I was wondering the same thing. I'm guessing when they said "you will know by the end of the day" they were referring to the time zone that Higgy is currently in (Pacific Time right?). If this is true then you should know if you made it or not in about 2 1/2 hours (unless for some reason he is on vacation in Hawaii then you will have to wait 5 1/2 hours).
     
  28. jmunozar

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    Same happens here, I haven't received a rejection mail... I wonder what happened :O
     
  29. MrDude

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    short list...?

    @Last night:
    Good bye. Have fun

    @This morning:
    Hey! How ya doin? How is it down here? Show me around?
     
  30. Mem Dixy

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    Here is an idea:

    They got so many applications that it has taken longer then they expected to reply to everyone. So much longer that as they were working late into the night they fell asleep at their computers. Because of this they will not be able to send you a reply until after they wake up which will not be for another 4 hours (8 hours if they are sitting in comfortable chairs).
     
  31. Aras

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    All acceptance/rejection mails should have gone out last night. If anybody hasn't received one yet, please contact lucas @ unity3d . com
     
  32. Tempest

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    I just got my rejection letter from Lucas. Best of luck to whomever gets accepted.
     
  33. MrDude

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    Darn, I too sent the apples to the wrong person :p
     
  34. zumwalt

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    Shucks, I can't wait to see a list of what is coming at this point. We have such a wide veriety of idealistic individuals in this community, you know it is bound to be good and they only choose the best of the best of the best of the list of the best! That means the end result is going to be really good.
     
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    Wow I am impressed already with you and your entire team you have together to work on projects! I am totally jealous! Makes me want a team, can get more done in a short amount of time! That is going to be so kick butt when you and your team get it working and into Unity! Live baking will be awesome! However, I don'w own Max, I own Maya, will your team work on a port for Maya also to do that baking or just Max? That looks so sweet!
     
  37. ranza

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    as for now we think about 3dsmax but with some efford it would be posible to make it for maya too - track the development progress and you'll know first ;)
     
  38. SixTimesNothing

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    Hi all,

    I was fortunate enough to be one of the selected candidates for the Unity Summer of Code. My project is the one about Terrain Erosion. I have posted a bit of a description of the project on my (new!) blog here for those interested:

    http://sixtimesnothing.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/unity-summer-of-code-terrain-erosion-tools/

    I'll post more info soon, along with some images from my early tests.

    The other projects sound really cool, and I am keen to see them as they progress! :)
     
  39. bravery

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    I believe it's a good idea, if Unity team will announce the accepted projects, and show a blogs for there progress of developmenet this will be a good experiance projects for the rest of people.
     
  40. MrDude

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    Actually, it is a requirement that during the course of the 6 weeks the developers have to regularly update their blogs with progress reports. If they don't have a blog the Unity blokes are gonna help them set one up.

    I think I read that in this thread... didn't I? Can't recall, now...

    So yeah, everything will be documented in the developer's blogs... Wether the developer announces his blog until the project is done... Now that is another matter... I don't recall THAT being a requirement :p

    Me, I was not selected but I am going ahead with doing the project anyways. I am also planning on putting details on my blog, but only once I have made some progress. For this program it is a requirement so that is another issue, but generally speaking I think starting a blog and saying:
    "Hey all. I am thinking about doing a project. Come back and see if I have changed my mind, yet" ... Sounds a bit amateurish... don't you think? Hey, hold on... didn't I just announce mine? :p ...sort of... :wink:

    What about the rest of you who entered. How many of you are still going ahead with your "cool idea" ?

    I read they had over 90 entries, but I only read details of about 6 or 7... Where are my compadres? My cardinals? My bros? My comrades? ...and all the female equavalents of the aforementioned..?
     
  41. MrDude

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    Actually, it is a requirement that during the course of the 6 weeks the developers have to regularly update their blogs with progress reports. If they don't have a blog the Unity blokes are gonna help them set one up.

    I think I read that in this thread... didn't I? Can't recall, now...

    So yeah, everything will be documented in the developer's blogs... Wether the developer announces his blog until the project is done... Now that is another matter... I don't recall THAT being a requirement :p

    Me, I was not selected but I am going ahead with doing the project anyways. I am also planning on putting details on my blog, but only once I have made some progress. For this program it is a requirement so that is another issue, but generally speaking I think starting a blog and saying:
    "Hey all. I am thinking about doing a project. Come back and see if I have changed my mind, yet" ... Sounds a bit amateurish... don't you think? Hey, hold on... didn't I just announce mine? :p ...sort of... :wink:

    What about the rest of you who entered. How many of you are still going ahead with your "cool idea" ?

    I read they had over 90 entries, but I only read details of about 6 or 7... Where are my compadres? My cardinals? My bros? My comrades? ...and all the female equavalents of the aforementioned..?
     
  42. Lucas Meijer_old

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    We'll do a blog post announcing the selected SoC applicants. Just give us some time, first priority is to actually make sure all applicants are setup properly, know their mentors, and can start working. Several have posted on their personal blogs already, so if you're starving for info right now, go look over there :)

    Bye, Lucas
     
  43. matthewminer

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    I was one of the selected applicants for my Cutscene Editor proposal. A little bit about my project (now and in the future) can be read on my blog: http://www.pixelsky.net
     
  44. jamie

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    Matthew,

    That looks like a really useful project, I hope it works out well. I'm looking forward to what you turn out!

    jamie
     
  45. jojimbo

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    good luck matthew sounds like a great project which will benefit the community.
     
  46. VoxelBoy

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    My project wasn't accepted but the application process actually helped me get my act together and come up with a good Concept Document, which I'm using right now to speed-up the development. I even had a "Eureka" moment the day after and solved a major issue I was having in the Editor.

    I'll be closely following the blog posts of all the accepted applicants. Good luck guys and gals!
     
  47. HiggyB

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    I can't wait to see how this all turns out, congrats to those that were accepted! And to those that weren't, keep at it anyway!

    Rock on VoxelBoy, that's the spirit!
     
  48. pete

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    FTW!!! Rock on all!
     
  49. matthewminer

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    Thanks, I'm glad to see interest in something that I myself have wanted for a long time. If anybody has thoughts on what they expect to see in a cutscene editor, I'd love to hear them. I'm sticking closely to my development plan in order to get the project finished by the August deadline, but hearing other perspectives is always useful.
     
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