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johnny_riptide
08-11-2003, 06:19 PM
AMD Announces Global Contest in Search of Best Animation and Digital Short Films

Two Grand Prize Winners Will Each Receive an AMD Athlon 64 Processor-Based System and $6,400 Cash


SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2003--AMD (NYSE:AMD - News) today announced its AMD Athlon(TM) 64 Processor Animation and Digital Film Contest, a global search for the best non-commercial animation and digital short films. Eligible participants can submit their work in one of two categories, "Digital Cinematography" or "Computer Character Animation," for a chance to win one of two grand prizes. Each grand prize winner will receive a desktop system based on the upcoming AMD Athlon 64 processor and $6,400 cash. The AMD Athlon 64 processor is designed to provide an astonishing, true-to-life digital entertainment experience and enable the film and animation communities to create new worlds with ease.
"The upcoming AMD Athlon 64 processor will give digital content creators and film artists incredible power to add remarkable detail and generate extremely lifelike characters, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in stunning visual worlds," said Rich Heye, Vice President and General Manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, AMD. "The AMD Athlon 64 processor is designed to take digital film and animation to the next level, enabling users to experience true-to-life digital entertainment."

Eligible participants are invited to submit original 30- to 45-second, animations or digital short films for consideration. Six semifinalists will be selected (three in each category) by AMD and a panel of experts. These six submissions will be re-rendered by AMD on an AMD Athlon 64 processor-based system at the conclusion of the contest. AMD also plans to showcase the six semifinalists at AMD Athlon 64 launch events around the world on September 23, 2003. Contest information and official rules can be found at www.amd.com/animationcontest.

The AMD Athlon 64 processor will launch on September 23, 2003 and is expected to be the industry's first and only Windows®-compatible 64-bit PC processor. Providing access to unprecedented software performance for current applications and designed to run next-generation software, the AMD Athlon 64 processor will enable users to experience movie-like gaming and prepare for a new world of 3-D interactive games and digital media.

Link (http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030811/115204_1.html)

Goon
08-11-2003, 08:31 PM
:surprised Sounds nice....

"The AMD Athlon 64 processor will launch on September 23, 2003 and is expected to be the industry's first and only Windows®-compatible 64-bit PC processor."
They sound like Apple, ignoring their own line of Opterons even.

arctor
08-11-2003, 09:31 PM
they are going to re-render the contest winners on "an AMD Athlon 64 processor-based system at the conclusion of the contest."
...render it with what I wonder?

Martin_G_3D
08-11-2003, 10:07 PM
The Contest is open only to individuals, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, who are legal residents of the United States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Mexico, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, or China (“Participants

Why this werid list of countries?

exluding quebec? whats up with that?
and so many countries listed, but also many not listed.. why not just make it worldwide?

Zastrozzi
08-11-2003, 10:07 PM
NO XSI :(

(the no Quebec thing is do to the difference in laws there from the rest of Canada. they are exscluded from many many contests. read fast food ones ects

Thalaxis
08-11-2003, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Goon
:surprised Sounds nice....

"The AMD Athlon 64 processor will launch on September 23, 2003 and is expected to be the industry's first and only Windows®-compatible 64-bit PC processor."
They sound like Apple, ignoring their own line of Opterons even.

Opterons are clearly being marketed toward the workstation and
server markets, not PC markets.

Rhs_CG
08-11-2003, 11:33 PM
That kinda sucks, only Max, Maya, Lightwave can be used. I wish they would have included Houdini.

Rhs_CG
08-11-2003, 11:35 PM
Originally posted by arctor
they are going to re-render the contest winners on "an AMD Athlon 64 processor-based system at the conclusion of the contest."
...render it with what I wonder?

They'll render it with the default renderer with whichever package you use, just using Athlon 64 hardware. It appears to me that AMD has found a very clever way to get some benchmarks in real-world tests with at least partial public input.

arctor
08-12-2003, 12:23 AM
are there 64 bit versions of Max, Maya, Lightwave ?

Thalaxis
08-12-2003, 03:15 AM
Not yet, at least not that are publicly available. And they won't be
before the 64-bit Windows XP ships, most likely, since neither of
the three run in Linux presently.

AlanStarship
08-12-2003, 04:48 AM
:thumbsdow

I am a brazilian artist an I think Brazil should be in this country list. Why exclude people from participate?
There's no reason for this

:annoyed:

NUKE-CG
08-12-2003, 04:49 AM
Boy.. what a messed up competition, seriously.. AMD have screwed up a good chance to get a lot of entries by having really stupid rules.. no plugins.. selected applications (3D and 2D) only, selected countries only.

AMD.. re-write the rules.. they are terrible, and limit out talented people from beautiful countries like NZ. :D

Go Intel :beer: Hahaha

Thalaxis
08-12-2003, 02:38 PM
Some of the rules (not all, I would think!) are the result of limits
imposed upon them by legal issues... so some of the geo-political
restrictions are probably imposed upon them by political silliness,
since they're giving stuff and money away as prizes. :/

As for which applications... my guess is that they are limiting it to
those that will be launching AMD64 64-bit versions in the near
future.

But that's only a guess, as to the best of my knowledge none of
the mentioned applications' developers have talked openly about
support for AMD64 yet.

Vandal
08-13-2003, 03:41 PM
Wow, if I had anything even close to already done.. I might think about entering... it would be extremly hard to create something in two weeks.
Then again, I am off the next two weeks as I prepare for school... key words - prepare for school. It may be a good refresher before I jump back into class though... hmm... I could use a new computer......

"H. Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages or material considered illegal. Entries containing any such aspects and/or that are in violation of law or otherwise deemed by AMD to be inappropriate will be disqualified."

Still means we can have violence though right? Like fighting...just some basic Matrix moves or something..

PS: My dual MP's will probably render faster than a single CPU Athlon 64 box. Maya, Max and Lightwave aren't even 64bit packages.

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