Animation Challenge #27 Entries CLOSED

The theme of this Animation Challenge is:

Kicking An Object

The rules are here. Keep an eye on the file size and time limit!

Contest ends Monday, January 30th, 2006, at 9 p.m. Eastern U.S. time (January 31st, 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! Trying to do too much will kick your butt.

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.

monopod kicking a box.

i’m in, and this time i’ll be on time - i’ll even send in my initial ball-smashing-something anim that i use to test some things before i begin if i don’t have anything else yet when it’s monday ;p

@zoel - hehe … it’s a hard life for monopods :slight_smile: out of curiosity, what happens in frames 0 - 150?

naw dang! i missed this one.

I may enter, just to see how well I can whip up an anim in 3 days

Definitely give it a go! I want to remind you, and everyone else, to please feel free to use the stock models from the sites I’ve listed above or from somewhere else or from your own library. Since this is an animation contest rather than a modelling one, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. That’s doubly true for this contest, since there are a bunch of ready-made rigged humanoids available that can do a “kick” action with ease. As long as it’s animated well and tells a good story, it doesn’t have to be pretty.


Here’s my entry:

The character and set are from my work in progress, “Alchemy”.

wow, sketchy wins…

Here’s mine:

Chess Kick:
Watch it!

He ain’t won yet, brother.
LGM’s Entry

Good luck to all!


My 2-3 day effort, 2 days working, 1/2 to 1 day for rendering (left it overnight)

thanks to enriq766 for server space

Here’s mine:

Penguins are cute, but… 640x480 1.4 MB 320x240 555 kB

I’m really impressed by the quality and quantity of this week’s entries so far, and we still have a full day to go. Good job all around, folks!

ok i know i said i’d have something, but my uncle suddenly died saturday… i’ve done nothing. I’ve picked it up today where i left it, but i doubt i’ll get anything done.
nice entries btw.

rendering as i post, but i really need some sleep and don’t know if there’s time to get it up tomorrowmorning, since i have some working-my-ass-off to do. soz people!

If you get it posted, let me know, and I’ll add it as an open entry.