Animation Challenge #37 Entries CLOSED

Hi all,

It’s that time of month again for a new round of the animation challenge! The theme for this round will be:

Mechanimal

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

Contest ends 11rd December 2006, 2200 GMT+13 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=11&month=12&year=2006&hour=22&min=0&sec=0&p1=264)
That is 1 month from when this was posted!

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://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=79305 (Clean3D’s mouse-rig)
http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=78809 (Lasphere’s AnimationMentor characters)
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

Placeholder!

I - am - so - IN for this one!!!

Cool challenge

This is interesting. I’ll give it a shot.
[EDIT]Withdrawn due to lack of time, sleep & energy :frowning: Sorry guys. I also want to focus on my WIP.

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sounds like fun, whoever wins better make a christmas theme,

In fact, I was planning on making the next round have a festive theme, and have it run for a shorter time-frame.

Aligorith

What the heck is mechanimal?

Mechanical Animal…

sorry, this was a bad post!

Here we go…
http://members.optusnet.com.au/%7Ejmckay001/ant.png

It’s in Windows Media format. I’ll post another as soon as I can figure another codec that can compress a 20MB avi to 6MB!

I’m retracting from the challange. I misunderstood the subject.
I thought it was mechanical not mechanimal.
Sorry.

I get the feeling you already had something in production… Is there any way you could change it to fit the theme? After all a lot of mechanical items we make have a basis in the animal kingdom any way!

Here is an image of what I already had:
http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/7691/wip01newsbotll0.jpg
EDIT:
No Ray-Tracing was used in this image!

Anicator: You used a negative lamp to create the ambient shadows correct? To anyone who is interested in this technique check out @ndy and bassams video tutorial on lighting without ray-tracing.

Yes… I didn’t use the video(lol)… I was there!! For a few minutes(or 15) I’m sitting in front of the screen in the end.

Also I’m on some pictures of the making of Elephants Dream. First row.
Also I’ve just had my morning song, it’s my birthday. And guess what my parents gave me… Clothes. But also a Blender T-Shirt!

Here is my entry:
http://home.comcast.net/~woodrow05/Carrot.avi

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/27/thecarrotcoversk0.th.jpg

woodman, why have you posted it right down the bottom when your place holder is up the top?