The turntable is not only one of the 3D milestones, it’s also part of the judging.
You create it not as a ready-to-play movie, but as 120 JPG images with filenames numbered in sequence
Uploading the turntable did NOT work when I stuck them all in a folder and zipped it and unloaded that. Here’s what I did that worked:
1 - select all the JPG image files from your turntable
2 - Zip-compress 120 jpgs together (On a Mac, you select your 120 JPGs and go to the File menu -> Make Archive of 120 Items)
3 - In Mac OSX I ended up with a file called Archive.zip
The instructions say that archive must not exceed 2Mb. Mine was 1.9Mb
4 - Go to the Submit Turntable button accessible from the Instructions page and click on it. Follow any login prompts etc that it gives, if any
5 - When asked to select your file then just select your Archive.zip
6 - When it’s finished the page should refresh to say ‘your movie has been uploaded’ and then a Quicktime movie will load and then play an animation of your turntable. That is a confirmation that it worked
7 - To view the movie again later, go to the very beginning of your thread and click on the ‘View Challenge Page’ link.
You can only have one turntable, but if you make a better turntable later then upload it, it will overwrite the earlier one.
Good luck folks. Oh, yeah, this turntable stuff only applies to the 3D entrants of course. I can’t imagine a bigger nightmare than getting all the 2D artists to animate a turntable of their scenes!