RRRR - Murphy’s Law Render Contest *closed*

TotteTotte Posts: 11,861
edited January 2016 in The Commons

RRRR - Murphy’s Law

This time we run another themed contest, and the theme is Murphy’s Law. There are many sources to the laws of Murphy on the web and if you don't find a suitable law, make one up.

Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy's_law

List of many laws: http://www.murphys-laws.com

For all who have no clue what the RRRR is, it stands for “Random Runtime Roulette Renders”.


Who can play?

Anyone can play!

How do you prepare yourself for play?


The rules are very simple, but first you need to have all your items in some kind of order in a text file, dumped from the itemized history into a text file or a spread sheet. Remove things like software, gift certs, and special plugins from the list.
Then you use a randomizer to randomly pick 4 items from your list (your Runtime/My Library). You can use items from any store.

Lucky Bastard Rule!
If you have sticky lucky bastards, you pull one extra item for each LB you have, simple as that.

Lucky Bastard standings

Luci45: 5 LB 
Totte: 3 LB 
Barbult: 2 LB 
Dumor3D: 2 LB
Sasje: 1 LB 
Jim: 1 LB 

Randomizer that works well:random.org
Randomizer where you get all numbers in one draw:All at once

There are some situations where you allowed to redraw, these are:


- You picked something that doesn’t work, broken thing, only works in a version / software not used etc etc.


- You picked a software or add-on to a software or anything you should have filtered out from the list.


- You picked only huge environment props and will not be able to render a scene without crashing.


- You picked an item you already have been using in two RRRR renders in this content and that was picked randomly. Three is a curse - rule!

Bundles


If you pull a bundle, use two three complete items from it, or more if you like, but you do not need to use all, but only picking a hairpin from V4 Complete Bundle is “too little”. Clarification: A bundle still counts as only one pulled item.

Poses, Expressions and textures/colors
If you pull a pose pack, an expression pack or a texture/color pack, you only need to use one of them, not all. For example if you pull 500 expressions for V4, use one, if you pull 128 colors for Frappe Hair, use one.

The rules of madness!


Now you have successfully and randomly picked your items, make a scene, you can add other items as well but the one you picked should be prominent or cleverly used. Render it, post it and make us all laugh! Remember though that the renders must follow the TOS of the forum. As we have a theme on the contest, the render should in some way touch that theme.

The contest categories!


There are two categories, Funniest and Best, you get it. A fun render might maybe not be a super great render but will cause the viewer to fall of the chair laughing.

Contest duration!


It stats now at November 15 2015, and will go on until Sunday January 10 2016 at 23:59:59 local DAZ time.

Yes, we have prizes, thanks to our sponsors!
This months sponsors so far:


Totte is sponsoring with one item from his store.
Barbult is sponsoring with $20 DAZ GCs.
Ken OBanion is sponsoring wtih $100 DAZ GCs.
Dumor3D is sponsoring with one item in each tier from his store.
Luci is sponsoring with $30 DAZ GCs.
diomede is sponsoring with $10 DAZ GCs.
Karibou is sponsoring with $20 DAZ GCs.
FirstBastion offers 2 product choices from his store for the 2nd place in the best category, (bundles excluded). To be in theme with the theme, second mouse gets the cheese.

I hope we can attract some more sponsors.
Sponsors may of course participate in the contest, their own decision. As Ken O Bannion so elegantly put it, sponsors play for keeps.

If you want to sponsor this RRRR, send me a PM or post in the thread!

More to know?


I will edit this when new info on sponsors arrive.

Maximum number of entries?

Yes, this time we limit the number of entries per person to eight seven ten  nine, nine is the holy number for this contest.

Are you ready to render in 3….2….1…..go!

Entries!
Post your entries here together with your pull and your comments, and feel free to comment on other peoples work as well.
We post images in the Entries only thread with tag and name. We also post the entries in this thread with a full list of the randomly picked items and also, which is a free choice, other used items.

List of some previous RRRR Contests

In the PC Members Only forum:

RRRR Summer Edition ( 13 June 2012 - 15 July 2012) 
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/2065/
Winners Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/5053/

RRRR “Back to Reality / My Summer Memory (15 August 2012 - 23 September 2012)
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/5759/
Winners Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/9315/

In The Commons:
RRRR Commons Premiere (9 October 2012 - 18 November 2012)
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/9325/
Winners Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/12867/

RRRR “Sayings” Contest (6 December 2012 - 31 December 2012)
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/12867/
Entries-Only Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/12877/
Winners Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/15094/

RRRR Contest (18 January 2013 - 24 February 2013)
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/15285/
Entries-Only Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/15307/

Winners Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/17908/

RRRR “April Fool” Contest (with “Mini” Contests) (21 March 2013 - 21 April 2013)
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/19109/
Entries-Only Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/19108/


Winners Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/21780/

RRRR Summer Contest (23 May 2013 - 4 August 2013)
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/21780/
Entries-Only Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/22664/


Winners Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/27864/

RRRR “Chain” Render Contest (15 September 2013 - 13 October 2013)
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/27864/
Entries-Only Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/28997/


Winners Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31526/

RRRR “Chain” Render Contest - Round II (1 November 2013 - 1 December 2013)
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31615/
Entries-Only Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/31760/
Winners Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/33417/

RRRR “Story” Contest (4 December 2013 - 12 January 2014)
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/33479/
Entries-Only Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/33478/

Thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/36407/

RRRR - One day in XXXs life Render Contest: 13 February 2014 - 16 Mars 2014) http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/37042/
Entries only thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/37041/
Winners thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/39504/

RRRR Classic (19 May 2014 - 22 June 2014) http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/41451/
Entries only/Winners; http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/9325/

RRRR Freak Accindents (15 July 2014 - 10 August 2014) http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/43832/
Entries only/Winners: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/43830/

RRRR Back to renders ( 25 Aug 2014 - 28 September 2014) http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/45619/
Entries only/Winners: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/45617/

RRRR Things to do before you die ( 13 October 2014 - November 9 2014) http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/47518/
Entries only/Winners: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/47517/

RRRR Unleashed (3 December 2014 - 11 January 2015) http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/49497/
Entries only/Winners: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/49496/

RRRR Not on the screen ( 29 January 2015 - 1 March 2015) http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/52007/
Entries only: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/52006/
Voting & winners: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/53400/

RRRR Just Random (25 March 2015 - 3 May 2015) http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/54371/
Entries only thread and Winners: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/54370/

RRRR Unlikely Occupations (20 Jun 2015 - 2 August 2015 )   http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/56841/contest-rrrr-unlikely-occupations-with-prizes
Entries only thread:http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/56835/
Winners thread:http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/61494/rrrr-unlikely-occupations-winners-announced

RRRR Stupid is as stupid does (September 1 2015 - October 4 2015) http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/61970/rrrr-stupid-is-as-stupid-does-render-contest-closed/
Entries thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/61969/rrrr-stupid-is-as-stupid-does-entries-only-thread
Winners thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/64971/rrrr-stupid-is-as-stupid-does-winners-announced

 

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Comments

  • barbultbarbult Posts: 16,233

    Hi, sign me up to sponsor for $20.

  • GopherusGopherus Posts: 983

    Alright! Running thru the holidays with catchup time in the new year.

    Gopherus pull #01
    SKINsource V4
    Reflections
    Scarlet Nights Hair
    Evening Star Dress

  • EmsimEmsim Posts: 234

    This sounds like another fun one!  Murphy's Law - I've experienced that plenty of times, lol!

     

    Pull #1:

     681 Dragon Bridge

     543 Hydra

    2596 Leylana

      718 Garbage Cans

     

  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,428

    Oh, Hell yeah, I'm in!

    Here's my first pull:

    349 - Jessica Dress Sexy Textures
    4256 - Jartnia - Character and Outfit
    2181 - Ysaris Hair
    344 - Guardian for Genesis 2 Female(s)
     

    Murphy's Law strikes right off the bat!

     

  • TotteTotte Posts: 11,861

    Murphy’s Law Pull #1

    #4383 Regina Leo for Lion Queen (#16112) Clothing texture set
    #5539 The Living Room Collection 2 (#21772) Furniture
    #3659 Natural Patchwork 5 (#20897) Clothing texture set
    #2343 GOM Genesis Male Morphs (#13271) Morph
    LB1: #4404 Reparation (#9804) Scenery
    LB2: #2460 Harem (#20528) Scenery
    LB3: #1952 Fatale Noir - Poses for Genesis 2 Female(s) (#21678) Poses

    Mr Murphy has been visiting my poll already!

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  • EmsimEmsim Posts: 234
    edited November 2015

    I hope this counts as a Murphy's Law because this is what came to mind.  For such an old model, that hydra rendered out pretty well.    By the way, does anyone know how to change the format of your post so the lines aren't so far apart.  I haven't been able to figure it out.

    Pull #1:

     681 Dragon Bridge

     543 Hydra

    2596 Leylana

      718 Garbage Cans

     

    Tag: emsim #1

    Title: When You're Trying to Impress Someone...

    It never fails.  When you are taking a prestigious member of society on an extensive tour of your estate, the neighbor's pet will choose that moment to scatter your garbage around.

     

    Edit:  Okay, didn't mean to put the picture first - my first time trying to do this in the latest forum.  Obviously I haven't mastered this yet.  Sorry about the weird layout.  Maybe I'll get it right in the entries thread. 

    Edit #2:  Okay, figured out what I did wrong, please disregard the previous edit!

     

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  • GopherusGopherus Posts: 983
    edited November 2015

    @emsim #01  what a mess!  but also a distraction so that you can beat a hasty retreat.  Good one!

    Gopherus #01
    SKINsource V4
    Reflections
    Scarlet Nights Hair
    Evening Star Dress

    WYSANWYG

    What You See Aint Necessarily What You Got.  The best manual… the best applications instructions aren t worth much if the blond won t read them.  If the customer can mess it up… she will.


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  • luci45luci45 Posts: 2,406

    Oh, wow, I just saw this today! I am happy now!!!!!!!!!!!  smileycheekylaugh

    Put me down for $30 sponsor, Totte. Now for my first draw!

    Emsim, your first one is a gem! laugh

  • luci45luci45 Posts: 2,406

    Pull #1:

    Gardens of Poseidon - Reef Rocks
    Old West Mercantile Interior
    The Firearm Pack
    A Curious Tea Iray
    Space Relic (LB)
    Pitfall Poses for Victoria 7 (LB)
    Vintage Bouquet (LB)
    Fountain of Health (LB)
    Elegant Fabric Iray Shaders (LB)

    LOL, This is a mess!

  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,428
    luci45 said:

    Pull #1:

    Gardens of Poseidon - Reef Rocks
    Old West Mercantile Interior
    The Firearm Pack
    A Curious Tea Iray
    Space Relic (LB)
    Pitfall Poses for Victoria 7 (LB)
    Vintage Bouquet (LB)
    Fountain of Health (LB)
    Elegant Fabric Iray Shaders (LB)

    LOL, This is a mess!

    Um, Murphy's Law...!

  • luci45luci45 Posts: 2,406
    luci45 said:

    Pull #1:

    Gardens of Poseidon - Reef Rocks
    Old West Mercantile Interior
    The Firearm Pack
    A Curious Tea Iray
    Space Relic (LB)
    Pitfall Poses for Victoria 7 (LB)
    Vintage Bouquet (LB)
    Fountain of Health (LB)
    Elegant Fabric Iray Shaders (LB)

    LOL, This is a mess!

    Um, Murphy's Law...!

    Murphy's RRRR Law - The More Incongrueous the Better!

    I have this one half done and it is making me laugh. I hope I don't mess it up. Michael 7 is going to distract me a little I know... laugh

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 11,967
    edited November 2015

    Put me down for $10 sponsorship again. 

    Diomede pull #1

    5055 "There About Ps

    5236 "Ultimate Digital Fabric Pack: Patricia

    4207 "Room Comforts

    4925 "the Girl 4 Base

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  • EmsimEmsim Posts: 234

    Thank you gopherus and Luci. 

    @ gopherus - I love the perspective on your first one.  Years ago I ordered something in the mail and at the top of the instruction manual in very large letters was "If all else fails, read the directions."  I thought it was pretty funny.  Seems like this lady could have benefitted from that!

    I have to work all weekend but I'll post my second pull anyway.

    Pull #2:

     617 - Bandstand

    1393 - Valentine Candy

    1726 - Miss Kitty's

     535 - Hammer Tail Dragon

    Seemed pretty straightforward until the dragon popped up.  :)

  • luci45luci45 Posts: 2,406
    edited November 2015

    Murphy's First Law for Delivering to a Remote Corner of the Gallaxy:
    You Will Always Arrive at a Bad Time

    Used:
    Gardens of Poseidon - Reef Rocks
    Old West Mercantile Interior
    The Firearm Pack
    A Curious Tea Iray
    Space Relic (LB)
    Pitfall Poses for Victoria 7 (LB)
    Vintage Bouquet (LB)
    Fountain of Health (LB)
    Elegant Fabric Iray Shaders (LB)

    Ron's Explosions
    Bellatrix for Genesis 2 Female(s)
    Mars Explorers for Genesis 2 Male(s)
    Nano Suit for Genesis 2 Male(s)
    Sci-Fi Crates 'n Containers
    Rock & Grass Bundle
    Areion's Blaze Transport Ship
    OOT HDR 360° Environments Space for DAZ Studio Iray
    Modern Industrial Floors for Iray

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  • GopherusGopherus Posts: 983
    edited November 2015

    Thanks emsim for your comments.

    @luci45 #01  who would have thought that the delivery guy showed up just as neo and trinity were freeing morpheus.  Clever use of your many many pulls. Well done!

    Pull #02
    Princely for Fairy Tale Prince M4
    Bashers and Bludgeons
    Tumbleweed the Toon Horse
    Valiant M4

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  • barbultbarbult Posts: 16,233

    I think we should all vote for Luci45 (of course we do anyway because her renders are AWESOME!) until she gets dozens of LBs!!!! It wouldn't even slow her down. cheeky

  • TotteTotte Posts: 11,861
    edited November 2015

    Totte #1 

    Totte said:

    #4383 Regina Leo for Lion Queen (#16112) Clothing texture set
    #5539 The Living Room Collection 2 (#21772) Furniture
    #3659 Natural Patchwork 5 (#20897) Clothing texture set
    #2343 GOM Genesis Male Morphs (#13271) Morph
    LB1: #4404 Reparation (#9804) Scenery
    LB2: #2460 Harem (#20528) Scenery
    LB3: #1952 Fatale Noir - Poses for Genesis 2 Female(s) (#21678) Poses

    Also Used:
    G2F + Kyra + Patchwork Shoes + Persian Beauty Outfit + Harlow Hair
    V5 + Cat + Lion Queen 
    Genesis + Jepe’s Ian - Pierre Mats + KK Male head Morph + Bad Guy 2
    Aides M7 + Laid Back Outfit + Mathew Hair

    Shaders used:
    PC Gemstones
    PC Metal
    EcVcO Daily Cloth Shaders
    UHT Iray Hair Shaders
    Iray converter for Genesis

    The law of Attention

    The chance of a man losing attention due to a pretty girl is in direct proportion to the importance of the task at hand.

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  • TotteTotte Posts: 11,861

    Emsim #1 - Lol - That’s a very nice pet!
    Gopherus #1 - I’m glad that you didn’t render Kawasaki’s Law of children, “WYSIWYG” (What you smell is what you get). Great idea!
    luci45 #1 - Fab as usual and I agree with Barbult!

     

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 5,032

    Finally RRRR time again

    And already some great ideas in, it's gonna be fun again

    here is my first pull

    Rag-Erator for DAZ Studio
    Cista Sanctus DS
    Victoria 4 Skin Maps Std Res
    Wretched for Spirit of Punk DS


    I guess this something to work with for Murphy's law

     

  • SethMSethM Posts: 62

    I've never done one of these and it looks like fun. I have two rules questions:

    1) Since it's specifically a rendering event/contest, should I assume no postwork/compositing is allowed? Would a triptych be allowed?

    2) I don't know a good way to get a list of my installed products. Using directories seems bad, and even restricting to directories under "libraries" isn't right. Would ranomzing to pages in my Daz account Product List and randomizing within that page (rerolling items that should have been eliminated) be sufficient? I know it isn't perfectly linear (unless my eligible product count is a multiple of 40), but it should be close. That removes non-Daz store items, if that matters.

    Thanks!

  • LinwellyLinwelly Posts: 5,032
    edited November 2015
    SethM said:

    I've never done one of these and it looks like fun. I have two rules questions:

    1) Since it's specifically a rendering event/contest, should I assume no postwork/compositing is allowed? Would a triptych be allowed?

    2) I don't know a good way to get a list of my installed products. Using directories seems bad, and even restricting to directories under "libraries" isn't right. Would ranomzing to pages in my Daz account Product List and randomizing within that page (rerolling items that should have been eliminated) be sufficient? I know it isn't perfectly linear (unless my eligible product count is a multiple of 40), but it should be close. That removes non-Daz store items, if that matters.

    Thanks!

    I can at least tell you an answer to your second question:

    Open your DIM, selct the tab with the installed files, select all products then right click with your mous and choose Export to csv. Creates you a file that you can easly turn into an excel or any other program of the kind. Then begins the sorting out of files that you actually don't use like textures you don't have the original product for an the like (I remove al Iray as my mashine is way to slow for that to be fun). With the random generator links at the top you can get numbers generated from the list you made.

    Have fun but be warned, rrrr can be addictious, cause serious fits of crazy laughter and sights that burn into the memory... ;-)

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  • TotteTotte Posts: 11,861
    edited November 2015

    Welcome to the madness!

     

    SethM said:

    I've never done one of these and it looks like fun. I have two rules questions:

    1) Since it's specifically a rendering event/contest, should I assume no postwork/compositing is allowed? Would a triptych be allowed?

    Postwork is allowed and compositing too, as long as the items are there (which makes it hard in the first place ;-)

    SethM said:

    2) I don't know a good way to get a list of my installed products. Using directories seems bad, and even restricting to directories under "libraries" isn't right. Would ranomzing to pages in my Daz account Product List and randomizing within that page (rerolling items that should have been eliminated) be sufficient? I know it isn't perfectly linear (unless my eligible product count is a multiple of 40), but it should be close. That removes non-Daz store items, if that matters.

    This IS the tricky part, as Linwelly said (there is an .csv export from DIM that you can use, or you start there, then add your other stuff as time goes by!

     

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  • TotteTotte Posts: 11,861

    Pull #2

    #3786 November Textures for Autumn (#17768) Outfit texture
    #695 Cafe Day & Night (Rendo) prop building
    #456 Bandstand (#11510) prop building
    #6371 Zombie Bundle (#23239) {
        Soulless Outfit for Genesis 3 Female(s) #23095 Outfit
        Zombie Run Poses #23213    Poses
        Valoria for Arabella 7 #23233 Character morph and skins
    }

    LB1: #1010 Colors for Meg Hair    (#13760) hair color
    LB2: #3839 Old Forge  (#5779) - Prop buidling
    LB3: #39 20 Easter Eggs (#4166) Props

    Hello Mr Murphy!
    My fault I haven't entered bundles as separate items, but the more the merrier!

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  • luci45luci45 Posts: 2,406

    Thanks, Gopherus, barbult and Totte. LOL, yes, I LOVE my LBs! The more the merrier! Hahahahaha... laugh

    Gopherus, the first one is pretty strange, but this blond expects not less from you. Hehe.

    Totte, nice one! I think you need more LBs though. Oh, I see you pulled a bundle for #2. Yeah for Mr Murphy! I pulled a bundle too, with V3. Fun.

    Pull #2

    V3 High Fantasy Character & Clothes Bundle 
    Tangien Portico 
    Secluded Rendezvous
    Double-crested Cormorant
    RoboSpider (LB)
    Pred Pack - Olive Trees (LB) 
    Flinks Sky Stars (LB)
    Saloon At Trails End (LB)
    DLD Stone Shaders for DAZ Studio (LB)

     

  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,428
    Totte said:

    Welcome to the madness!

     

    SethM said:

    I've never done one of these and it looks like fun. I have two rules questions:

    1) Since it's specifically a rendering event/contest, should I assume no postwork/compositing is allowed? Would a triptych be allowed?

    Postwork is allowed and compositing too, as long as the items are there (which makes it hard in the first place ;-)

    SethM said:

    2) I don't know a good way to get a list of my installed products. Using directories seems bad, and even restricting to directories under "libraries" isn't right. Would ranomzing to pages in my Daz account Product List and randomizing within that page (rerolling items that should have been eliminated) be sufficient? I know it isn't perfectly linear (unless my eligible product count is a multiple of 40), but it should be close. That removes non-Daz store items, if that matters.

    This IS the tricky part, as Linwelly said (there is an .csv export from DIM that you can use, or you start there, then add your other stuff as time goes by!

     

    What Totte said (especially about the madness!)

    I have my own method of putting together an "inventory":

    I go to my Product Library page, and start copying and pasting every item from the list on the left side of the page, then paste that into a spreadsheet.  Repeat as necessary.  (In my case, it was 'necessary' a total of 132 more times; yeah, I have a lot of stuff!  And when I play in the RRRR contests, I only use DAZ products; tracking down all the stuff I've gotten from Runtime DNA, Renderosity, Content Paradise, (cough) Renderotica (cough-cough), or freebie sites like ShareCG, is just too much of a pain in the never-mind-precisely-where!  And, of course, I couldn't use the Renderotica stuff in any case!)

    Also, when I paste, I use the 'Use source formatting' option; that way it retains the URL to the library page, in case I need to be reminded of just what it is that I got.  (It doesn't tell me why I got it, though, and that always turns out to be the Sixty-Four Dollar question!  Well, either that or, 'What the hell was I thinking!?')

    The last inventory update/refresh using that method took me about four, maybe five, hours.  Your mileage may vary.

    Have fun, and good luck!

     

  • Oso3DOso3D Posts: 14,379

    So, is randomly picking a product library page, randomly selecting one on the page, would that be acceptible? All the other stuff seems excructiatingly tedious.

     

  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,428
    edited November 2015

    So, is randomly picking a product library page, randomly selecting one on the page, would that be acceptible? All the other stuff seems excructiatingly tedious.

     

    Actually, there are a number of regular participants in previous RRRRs who did it exactly that way: get a random number from 1 to the last page of your Content Library (inclusive), then a number from 1 to 40 (the number of items per page), and there's your item.

    Alternatively, you could churn out the random numbers, then divide each by 40 and then add 1 (that would be the page), then take the modulus of the same division (which would be the item on that page).

    We're a creative bunch here in RRRR-land!

    EDIT: If the random number turns out to be less than forty, then the page would be 0, and that wouldn't work.  I know, I totally suck at math; that's why I'm a seven-time college drop-out!

     

    Post edited by Ken OBanion on
  • barbultbarbult Posts: 16,233
    edited November 2015

    So, is randomly picking a product library page, randomly selecting one on the page, would that be acceptible? All the other stuff seems excructiatingly tedious.

     

    Actually, there are a number of regular participants in previous RRRRs who did it exactly that way: get a random number from 1 to the last page of your Content Library (inclusive), then a number from 1 to 40 (the number of items per page), and there's your item.

    Alternatively, you could churn out the random numbers, then divide each by 40 and then add 1 (that would be the page), then take the modulus of the same division (which would be the item on that page).

    We're a creative bunch here in RRRR-land!

    EDIT: If the random number turns out to be less than forty, then the page would be 0, and that wouldn't work.  I know, I totally suck at math; that's why I'm a seven-time college drop-out!

     

    Maybe you don't suck. You said "and then add 1 (that would be the page)", so a random number less that 40 would be page 0+1=1, not 0.

    Post edited by barbult on
  • Ken OBanionKen OBanion Posts: 1,428
    edited November 2015
    barbult said:

    So, is randomly picking a product library page, randomly selecting one on the page, would that be acceptible? All the other stuff seems excructiatingly tedious.

     

    Actually, there are a number of regular participants in previous RRRRs who did it exactly that way: get a random number from 1 to the last page of your Content Library (inclusive), then a number from 1 to 40 (the number of items per page), and there's your item.

    Alternatively, you could churn out the random numbers, then divide each by 40 and then add 1 (that would be the page), then take the modulus of the same division (which would be the item on that page).

    We're a creative bunch here in RRRR-land!

    EDIT: If the random number turns out to be less than forty, then the page would be 0, and that wouldn't work.  I know, I totally suck at math; that's why I'm a seven-time college drop-out!

     

    Maybe you don't suck. You said "and then add 1 (that would be the page)", so a random number less that 40 would be page 0+=1, not 0.

    Um, actually that "...and then add 1..." was the edit; the original post was incorrect, so I made the change, assuming that somebody might have read it before I went back in to make the correction.

    So, I stand by my assessment; I cosmically suck at math.  And apparently, I pretty much suck at exposition, too.  I really should have explained that: what I changed, and why.

     

    Post edited by Ken OBanion on
  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 5,872

    Late as usual to the party - but in my defence I'm in the middle of rebuilding my entire Content Libraries. (They'd progressed from untidy to mess) So I'm not ready for my first pull yet. But I don't want to be pages behind so here goes...

    @emsim #1 - great idea - those hydra just have no sense of timing.
    @Gopherus #1 - ooh, clever! But strange: it's usually the men (blond or not) who don't read the manual in my experience?
    @Luci45 #1 - ah, you've arrived with all guns blazing and so has she! Nice response to the (customary) massive pull!
    @Totte #1 - oops, I hope it wasn't too valuable! Neat use of the extra building props.

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