Rule 1: Each entrant must start a thread here in which to show their progress.
the thread should contain at least three progress renders of the animation (blocking, breakdowns and final or darn close to it.) Name the thread whatever you like but something like "[animation contest] Obnomauk's WIP" would be most helpful
Rule 2: Any sound or music used must be either public domain or created yourself (or properly licensed.)
Rule 3: each animation should not exceed 30 seconds and should be no shorter than 10 seconds.
Rule 4: animations are to be no larger than 320x240 and should not exceed 2MB in file size.
Rule 5: Please... nothing inherently obscene
Rule 6: any modifications to the original Schlitzy model are to be made available for public download for use by all contestants.
Rule 7: the contest will start January 1st 2004 and run through February 15th 2004 any entries submitted after 12 midnight -6 GMT (central time) on the 15th are disqualified. all entries should be in a common codec preferably mpeg-1 please no divX, Bink, EXE files etc. and viewable across platforms. Animations will be posted to a web location to be determined.
Judging will be done by the members of the forum and submitted via PM to Obnomauk. Votes will be tallied and the winners posted to this forum no later than February 20th 2004 any votes received after noon (again -6 GMT central time) on the 20th will be discarded.
Guidelines for judging will be posted at a later date (just so we are all on the same page when it comes time for that.)
Sets and props are left to the discretion of each entrant but are not required.