We are excited to announce our very first collaboration contest! So how will this be done? Pylon will create the first and last part of the animation and you will create the middle. Here's what you need to create your part:
Download the tire model and find the appropriate rig file. If none of the rigs work with your program, you can create it with the .obj along with the texture files in the extra folder. If you want to create a 2D animation, use the still image in the extra folder as reference.
Your animation must be at least 5 seconds and no longer than 20 seconds. The start and finish of your animation needs to have the rolling tire in the middle of the screen. The overall pace needs to be pretty fast; the tire needs to roll through each scene from left to right. Do NOT use any music, but please use sound effects. We will overlay music over the whole collaborated video.
Anything can happen to the tire in your animation (as long as it follows the rules). Feel free to add characters and other things that interact with the tire. The more the tire moves around (with accurate movements) the more awesome the final result will be! As a rule of thumb, the tire is about 2.5 feet tall (0.83 yards) and is pretty heavy (~40 pounds).
One of the most important parts is what happens at the end of your animation. The tire should be moving fairly fast, in a steady movement forward, with the camera following it in the center of the screen AND something passing the camera. Why is that? When we combine all the animations we will blend the scenes at the end with the thing that passes in front of it. Imagine a “cross-fade” with the object in front leading it. Note the lamp post passing in the example below.
Depending on how many entries we get we may put 10-30 animations together! The best animator will still get the $100 prize and the top three animators will still get their 3D printed trophies.
Contest Rules for January
You may use any software or equipment
Your entry must be at least 5 seconds and no more than 20 seconds
Tire must be centered at the start and end of the animation
Object must pass in front of the camera at the end
Must be at least 1280x720px or higher. (1920x1080px is the preferred)
You may use any animation style (3D, 2D, stopmotion, etc)
Do NOT use any music, but please use sound effects
Must not be video-game related
Must be your own original work!
You may NOT submit a previous animation; it must be new and created for this contest
You may NOT include adult, suggestive, or offensive content
No over-the-top blood or violence (fight scenes are allowed, if appropriate)
You may NOT steal other work or animations
Any animation rigs must be created by yourself or be royalty free