Animation Challenge #30 Entries CLOSED

The theme of this Animation Challenge is:

A Dive

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

Contest ends Monday, March 13th, 2006, at 9 p.m. Eastern U.S. time (Tuesday, March 14th, 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! Don’t take a dive by making it too complex!

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.

By the way, if anyone is looking to improve their model’s image textures, especially the tilable images, I highly recommend Resynthesizer and Texturize for The GIMP. Check out this forum:

placeholder…if I have enough time.

Didn’t have time to put a placeholder so went straight to the animation instead :slight_smile:

It’s 240x320 but vertical; hope that’s okay with everyone.

Get it here >>>>>> DIVE

It’s Quicktime - you’ve been warned. It’s under 500kb so it’s worth a try anyway.

100% Blender (converted to QT in iMovie coz my Blender doesn’t have it). No audio. No copyright infringements.

Nice one AndyD

You had me convinced he was going to jump from 3,000ft

I like the facial expression and love the bird - nice touch.

Here’s my entry.

Small (320x240 25fps): 387 KB MPEG-4
Large (640x480 24fps): 1 MB MPEG-4

The small one conforms to the required format. I actually animated for 24fps, but I don’t think the switch to 25fps for the small one will affect it much.

I think penguins have been getting some bad press lately.

Ok so they’re no good at hide and seek -
but there’s not many places to hide at the South Pole.

And have you tried kicking a football on an ice rink? -
no wonder they’re no good at football.

So here is my animation showing what penguins are good at.

Its called “Always have a dive before breakfast”
(roughly translated from an ancient penguin proverb).
“Always have a dive before breakfast”

(xVid 1mB)

Oh, that’s just the chinstrap penguins. Emperor penguins are actually very capable creatures :wink:

placeholder… I’m getting there…


Here’s my entry, some problems with deformation of the model. And I still have real dificulties working up a walk cycle.

But, overall, I think I’m improving. Slightly. microscopically…

Its all a matter of perception…

Hey McSmiffy, I liked that. Made me chuckle. :slight_smile:

New contest:

Theme is “Embarrassment”. Go for it!