The theme of this Animation Challenge is:
An Ornithopter (Flapping flight)
Def: Ornithopter (noun). Heavier-than-air craft that is propelled by the flapping of wings
Looks like a good opportunity to develop those mechanical animation skills!
The rules are here. Keep an eye on the file size and time limit! The rules have changed recently, with a now larger 6MB file limit and as many frames as can fit therein up to 1 minute in length. Of course, 10 seconds or so is the norm, so no worries.
Contest ends Monday, January 16th, 2006, at 9 p.m. Eastern U.S. time (January 17th, 2 a.m., Greenwich Mean Time):
You can find stock models here:
You can find free music (Creative Commons cc-by-sa-nc) at magnatune:
And you can find free sound effects (CC Sampling Plus license) at the freesound project:
If you need server space to post animations, try these hosts:
Remember, Keep It Simple! If it flaps, it’ll fly…in this contest, anyway.
Also please post a frame grab for your animation. This will help keep voting straight and make sure all the votes go to the right place.