Animation Challenge #36 Entries CLOSED

Hi all,

McSmiffy has already pm’ed me the topic for this round:

“A Trick-Shot” (snooker or pool)

“If you can animate a ball you can enter this challenge!!”

Just a couple of videos on YouTube for inspiration

some interesting ones

a complex one

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

Contest ends 3rd November 2006, 2200 GMT+13 (

You can find stock characters here: (bassam/slikdigit’s Mancandy) (sketchy’s Ludwig) (nozzy’s SkinnyGuy) (Clean3D’s mouse-rig) (Lasphere’s AnimationMentor characters)…ther_zeus.html

You can find free music (Creative Commons cc-by-sa-nc) at:

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!

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.


uuh I might be in this one :D:D

does it have to be about pool or the topic

I’m definately in

what?? a trick shot… weird

I’m there! This one’s gonna rock!

Here is my entry, complete with dodgy sound effects.

Let me know if there is a problem with the encoding, its
my first attempt at Divx.


how many entries are we at now?

It seems like there’s only one entry at the moment. Do we still have any contenders to this single entry out there?


i was trying, but it turns out I don’t know how to animate a ball :rolleyes:

Yup - Working at it.

As usual I’m using all original models and textures etc, so I’ll be a last minute entry.

Storyboards look good at this point!


Non-Participating Entry

Splund’s entry looks a bit lonely so I thought I’d just upload a non-participating entry
complete with even dodgier sound effects (in the second half)

(xVid 1.5mB)

Why is your entry non-participating, McSmiffy? Afraid for too many votes? :wink:

I picked the topic for this round based on this old animation I did.
I’ve just added a couple of sound effects to it this weekend.
It didn’t seem fair to enter especially when you look at all the work that Splund has done.

nice work mcsmiff

Thanks for that McSmiffy, I had a lot of fun making this entry, I was planning on doing a MB Mousetrap animation so I thought I would combine the 2 projects. All models are new apart from the Ludster. The hardest part was the bullet time bit, but i think I have finally made friends with the IPO editor


ahh now it’s all clear … but you get +1 from me anyway for the dodgy sound-effects :smiley: i’m trying to animate a ball again btw, i might just have something (not worth any votes but still an entry :o ) … hurray for animation contests!

[edit: I couldn’t make it, the balls kept on jumping …]

Hi all,

The number of entries for this round were quite dismal. :frowning:

Congratulations to Splund for taking part in this month’s challenge. As Splund’s entry was the only competing entry entered, Splund wins by default, so well done Splund!