In conjunction with Cactus Dan, C4D Cafe is very pleased to announce the "1 on 1 Basketball Animation Contest". All you have to do is animate the characters and objects in a pre-rigged scene supplied by us and produce a 6 - 10 second animation.
You'll need CINEMA 4D Release 10 or higher. You also need to download from Cactus Dan's site the following 2 sets of plugins. You do not need to buy them (unless you want to). The plugins work in a special runtime mode that allows you animate the characters but not to create or modify rigs.
CD Character Bundle Pro
CD Transfer Tools
Here's a short pdf file explaining how the plugins work in runtime mode.
Here's the scene file:
1st Place - CD Character Bundle Pro 1.5 - worth US $220, CD Transfer Tools 1.0 - worth US $50, Discovering BodyPaint with 3DKiwi - worth US $82, Your choice of 1 only Vertex Pusher training edition - worth US $38
2nd Place - CD IK Tools/CD Morph bundle 1.5 - worth US $110 and Discovering BodyPaint with 3DKiwi - worth US $82
3rd Place - CD IK Tools 1.5 - worth US $70 and Your choice of 1 only Vertex Pusher training edition - worth US $38
The winners also get their animation featured in the Cafe gallery and a Cafe Challenge award.
Contest duration: 6 weeks. Contest close midnight 23 March 2012 PST time
Animation length: 6 - 10 seconds. 10 seconds maximum duration.
Animation resolution: 640x480
Animation format: Quicktime (.mov) using the H.264. File size no more than 5mb We'll review this size if becomes apparent that it's not high enough.
We also want as an image attachment along with your animation, one rendered still from your animation at 1024 x 768 resolution in jpeg format.
Judges: Cactus Dan, Cafe admin staff.
You are to only use the supplied scene. You cannot add extra models and you cannot duplicate / copy objects in the scene. You can however use deformers for example to bend the goal post.
Rendering is to be done using a Cinema 4D renderer.
No post work is permitted.
No motion capture is allowed. No retargetting is allowed.
No imported texture maps. The scene is textured and the lights are all done. You don't have do anything. You can however adjust the lights and add Ambient Occlusion if you want.
The materials / textures are not to be changed. We're not judging on materials.
No other plugins are to be used. This is an animation contest. We want to have a level playing field with everyone having the same resources. You can use Dynamics if you want to.
No WIP images are required in this thread although you are welcome to post them.
You are welcome to add sound effects but the sound must added within Cinema 4D.
You can enter multiple times. For each entry please add the entry as a new post in the final entry thread.
The Cafe judges reserve the right to disallow any entry if in their opinion the entry contains objectionable, offensive material or blatant advertising.
By entering the contest you agree to your animation being used for promotional purposes by either Cactus Dan, MAXON or C4D Cafe.
Please submit your final entry in the final entry thread here.
Let the games begin