November 2002 Animation Challenge Official Guidelines - Through Nov 4th - Dec 8th

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  11 November 2002
November 2002 Animation Challenge Official Guidelines - Through Nov 4th - Dec 2nd

With the launch of the new CGChallenge website, the challenges will take on an entire new energy

than before, we're beside ourselves with enthusiam, thanx to everyone for their continued support


Now for what you've all been waiting for, the 1st ever Animation WIP challenge...

This month's Challenge is entitled "Awkward Moments"

- Awkward Moments -
Please choose a topic from one of the three below and take the idea from start to finish.

A) Character tries to access a bank machine and it misbehaves [please use this syntax: Bank machine]
b) Character tries to use a restroom and can't [please use this syntax: Restroom]
c) Character takes on a profession as a mover and has to move an awkward object [please use this syntax: Mover]

Here are the final rules for the Awkward Moments Animation challenge

1) no textures please, use flat colors, the focus is animation
2) you are required to build your own rig, try not to use a rig that's not your own, this is why the challenges will help you in that area.
3) All animations should be 320x240 or less, please no bigger
4) quicktime with sorenson 3 a must (sorenson 3 codec should be free within the quicktime install)
5) please use a static camera
6) your animations can be up to 15 seconds maximum
7) sectional geometry is a must, (this will level the playing field if you choose to use a high or low poly model, and it will also eliminate the need for envelopes)
8) default 3pt lighting is a must, only the key light needs to cast a shadow
9) no audio should be used in your animations
10) basic geometry (optional)
11) no blendshapes/morph targets/or deformations
12) To avoid server bandwith issues please keep your test animations below the 150K anything above this is problematic (this of course applies only to those people that will be uploading their WIP to our servers)

The Challenge starts November 4th, 2002 and will run until December 8th, 2002 Midnight GMT

additional notes:

- Please provide some form of a storyboard, doodles are fine.

Remember that this is a WIP challenge, so it is a requirement to show the steps you used, and

help out as much as you can, of course you're not obligated to, but it will help those that need it


There are however some restrictions to prevent unnecessary issues:
  • Animations cannot be uploaded at this time to the new challenge site, so you must use the forum,

    If you wish to show a larger animation do so by linking it from your site.
  • Keep in mind filesizes. . .this is to help those people with slow connections.


When you begin a new thread please use the following syntax

Awkward Moments - [one of the 3 choices] - [your name]

so for example

Awkward Moments - Mover - lildragon

And that's it,

Now on with the show
  11 November 2002
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