See entries for the February Challenge [thread=600557]here[/thread].
Animation Acting Challenge [size=4]#16[/size] (yes, the title has a the wrong number)
There are two topics to choose from
1. Scared and hiding from someone or something.
2. Audio Clip from [i]Pulp Fiction[/i]
Jules: “Oh, I’m sorry. Did I break your concentration?”
Please Read me!
- Have fun animating!
- Use any rig and any animation software you like.
- Animate with any medium (3D, 2D, or stop-motion)
- You’re open (and encouraged) to post your progress here if you’d like any comments and critiques.
- No time/frame restriction on the animation. Just remember that the more complex it is the longer it will take to finish. Make it by the due date!
- You can do both topics if you have the time. Either separately or as one animation if possible.
- You may add time before and after the audio clip, but please do not change the timing of the audio.
- A separate final submission thread will be created. Post your final animation there. I’ll make the thread a few days before the deadline.
- Textures and lighting are optional. Playblasts are acceptable. Just make the acting clear and easy to see.
- Use any resolution and aspect ratio… but keep the file size manageable. As for codecs, preferably one that’s common like quicktime or windows media. My recommendation would be Quicktime.
- When posting for final entry please state which topic you are animating.
- Adding music is optional, just don’t make it distracting.
We’ll do this for about a month (March 7th - March 28th). Then we’ll vote (March 29th- March 31st). We’ll vote for the best animations AND suggest topics for the next challenge in that time.
Feel free to ask questions about the challenge. We’re still looking to improve how the challenge is conducted, we’re open to suggestions.
-Don’t know where to upload your final animation or WIP? I recommend using www.vimeo.com. Free to register. You get to watch a streaming flash video and if you’re registered, users can also download the original video source. Helps for critiques.
-The audio can also be set to mono instead of stereo, that may help keep the file size down.
-Please consider people from other countries that have certain websites filtered out. If you have webspace it would be nice to upload there to along with any streaming flash websites, at least for your final animation. I don’t want anyone to miss out on the work you’ve done.[/COLOR]
Monthly Animation Tip
Have you heard of a game called World of Warcraft? Have the game installed? Check out the in-game models and animations!
WOWmodelview (only works if you have the game installed)
With this you can see the wireframe of the model as well as how the skeleton of the rig was set up.
Don’t have the game? That’s fine. But take the time to study the animation from the games you play. How did they make it? How would you make it and how can you make it better?