Animation Challenge #35 Entries CLOSED

Time to get energised for this round of the animation challenge!

Theme for this round is:
Energy

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

Contest ends 30th September 2006, 2200 GMT+12 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=30&month=9&year=2006&hour=22&min=0&sec=0&p1=264)

You can find stock characters here:
http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=64036 (bassam/slikdigit’s Mancandy)
http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread?t=63614 (sketchy’s Ludwig)
http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread?t=30994 (nozzy’s SkinnyGuy)
http://mitglied.lycos.de/skatenzock/…ther_zeus.html
http://home.att.net/~yorik/SomeGuyExp1.zip

You can find free music (Creative Commons cc-by-sa-nc) at:
http://www.magnatune.com
http://www.opsound.org/

And you can find free sound effects (CC Sampling Plus license) at the freesound project:
http://iua-freesound.upf.es/

If you need server space to post animations, try these hosts:
http://www.ourmedia.org/
http://www.archive.org/movies/opensource_movies.php
http://gallery.mudpuddle.co.nz/

Remember, Keep It Simple!

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.

Aligorith

Everytime I want to try the animation challenge, I’m either too late or no topic is annouced and by the time I check again I’m too late again…

Finally! :smiley:

this is just great. for this once I wanted to participate in an animation challenge…the BMR is down…

Jacco;

Right, I’ll change some of those links, instead of just copy them from other entry threads…

EDIT: done :slight_smile:

Aligorith

Aligorith - thanks for stepping in and keeping these challenges going.

Congrats to AndyD for winning -
(although I did vote for Ammusionist)

and for picking a weird subject for the next challenge!!

…Energy…

Cannot be created or destroyed

Can be increased by raising a body higher off the ground to increase the potential energy,

which can be converted to kinetic energy by reducing the bodies height above ground.

The Kinetic energy can then be stored as spring potential energy.

Which can then be released back as kinetic energy at any time.

Stored again as potential elastic energy

Re-released as kinetic energy…

Kinetic energy can also be transferred between 2 bodies when they collide.

Well maybe Ludwig’s in for a rough ride this week…

BTW Ammusionist don’t let that AndyD upset your mouse!!!

as I said last challenge, I’ll be in this one

Hmm…30th of September. I’ll see if I can think of something…

I might have somthing… maybe.

Hi there,

Just issuing a friendly reminder that entries are due in on the 30th of September.

Looking forward to seeing all those energetic entries!
Aligorith

My first animation challenge.

http://uk.geocities.com/trilum@btinternet.com/energysg.jpg
(updated link)
http://www.box.net/public/mex0r2vbzh

I hope ive got everything right, some of the models
are reused from old scenes, All the animation and
sequencing was done in Blender. Movie size is 320 x 240
in Quicktime .mov format at just under 2meg.

Bob

ur link doesent work man,… :frowning:

keeping it simple for my first time entry - not expecting many votes :o

Thumb:
http://blender.sixmonkeys.geek.nz/albums/album50/cradle.png

Movie available here:
http://blender.sixmonkeys.geek.nz/albums/album50/cradle45.avi

i’ll see if i can come up with something for this one too, wow it’s been awhile since i did one of these.

Here’s my entry for this week.

Ludwig Learns About Energy

http://www.3d.vertexstew.co.uk/thumbs/energyThumb.jpg

(1.2 Meg Xvid) with sound!!!

http://www.3d.vertexstew.co.uk/mov/energy.avi

(If I get any time in the week I might try a render with vector blur)

Wow! All three so far look good. Interesting ideas! Looking forward to more.

Final boarding call for last entries!

Aligorith

im doing the finishing touches of mine as we speak

http://www.postbrickfilms.com/amped/energy-thumb.jpg
Heres mine, I started from scratch 3 days ago, then last night re rendered everything and reanimated some stuff… still not happy but i’m out of time.
Everything in blender bar the compressing.
Divx and 590k and 16 secs
http://www.postbrickfilms.com/amped/Films/amped-energy.avi

The hour is upon us. Any entry submitted from this point on will not be eligible for voting. However, in the event of more that one entry being submitted after this point, I will give those entries a poll of their own.

Aligorith

I’ve been having some network/upload problems. I will recompress the file and try this again at my own website… I’m on dialup here.

This link should work some time this evening if all goes well:

http://www.artofinterpretation.com/wcc

Title of entry: “What Is Power”
Time: Approximately 2.5 minutes with audio (music) by me
Compression codec: Xvid

RobertT