Animation Challenge #4 Voting CLOSED

This week’s theme: Catastrophe

Pure Entries

Fonix Wircs [list:4eae6c7075]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/FonixWircs/NukeSplash.jpg
http://gallery.mudpuddle.co.nz/albums/public/CityBoomFinal.wmv
mirror (divx): http://workingweek.org/anim/004/CityBoomFinal.avi

mikejedw
Shipwreck

http://workingweek.org/anim/004/shipwreck.avi

Robertt
Here’s something called “eco” which stands for “earth crossing object.”
http://www.artofinterpretation.com/animations/eco-byrjt2004.avi

zdk1


http://myfilelocker.comcast.net/donkim/catastrophedivx.avi
http://myfilelocker.comcast.net/donkim/catastrophempeg4.mov

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These are all very good entries. I ended up voting for mikejedw…

Fonix, you might want to work on your A/V syncing… Remember that sound travels much much slower than light (and while certainly having a realistic time for the difference between the two is abnormal from that distance in animation, I still got the impression it went ‘boom’ slightly before it exploded…) :slight_smile:

I liked both Fonix Wircs’ and zdk1’s, but I voted for Fonix’s because it looked more professional and clean.

All entries where good by the way. :wink:

they were all very good, but i ended up voting for mikejedw. nice job guys. Great particles.

Voted for zdk1. Liked how there was a bit of a story to be told.

I, unfortunately, did not finish mine in time. Got confused about the closing time. Anyways, I think I will still post it in the wip section when its a bit more complete.

If it’s done, I’d be very happy to post it here as a non-competing entry.

In the past, when turnout was low, I’ve extended the submission deadline so that there’d be more than one entry per contest. This time, we had enough entries to go ahead on time. Sorry if that was the source of the confusion.

If it’s done, I’d be very happy to post it here as a non-competing entry.

In the past, when turnout was low, I’ve extended the submission deadline so that there’d be more than one entry per contest. This time, we had enough entries to go ahead on time. Sorry if that was the source of the confusion.[/quote]

No, it was my fault. Was thinking it ended at 9pm Pacific time.

I am at work at the moment, so I cannot get it now. I kinda gave up finishing it when I realized I had already missed the deadline. But I will try to finish it off. Thanks.

Add another vote to Fonix Wircs. Impressive particle effects! I enjoyed watching the others as well.

Thank you for hosting this friendly challenge. Animation is still an area I need quite a bit of work in, so I appreciate this opportunity.

Have a great weekend everyone,

RobertT

great entries, lots of fun working on this one :slight_smile:

i really like fonix wircs and mike’s, but went with fonix since it has more “impact” so to speak.

my vote went to mikejedw… I thought that the swim cycle of the sharks was great - the speed changes as they swim were excellently done.

I couldnt view Fonix entry, don’t have the codec on my linux box. Perhaps there should be some standard codec or format for entries in the animation competition. I thought the other entries were very good, but voted for mikejedw.

The only way i could compress it was using moviemaker which comes in windows… it only saves in .wmv so sry

No problem mate, install linux :wink:

Well you could install the win32 dlls, wine, and whatever the library is the mplayer, xine, etc. link to that uses them…

Of course, y’all have to install something that’ll decode Ogg Theora before I actually enter one :stuck_out_tongue: (j/k. I mean, it’s a cool format and all, compresses better than DivX [except for when there’s large amounts of blue movement [!]], but most people aren’t going to install a video codec that stil requires one to be technically inclined to use. Having said which, there are DirectShow filters available).

I re-encoded Fonix Wircs’s file as divx:
http://workingweek.org/anim/004/CityBoomFinal.avi

Hopefully this will help people who can’t view wmv. It’s not the best quality, though, so, FW, if you can find a way to post your original rendered AVI and your sound file, I could try to encode a better version.

-Mike

Yes, we’ve been loose with this recently, since we haven’t had problems yet with formats. But .wmv might be a problem, so maybe we’ll steer away from it in the future. Does anyone know a good package for encoding to, say, divx (or xvid) on Windows?

VirtualDub http://www.virtualdub.org

Martin

All very good entries this round! I voted for mikejedw, though. Great job on getting that underwater feel.

Some truly excellent entries this time around. My vote went for Fonix Wircs. Let’s keep it up and get more of 'em!

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