Starting from this round onwards, the Animation Challenge is going to be run in a slightly different way:
Each round will last for one week unless otherwise stated
Challenges will take one of two forms - “Audio Sync” and “Rigging”
The “Audio Sync” will run one week, while the “Rigging” will run the week after that.
While one round is in progress, the voting for the previous round will take place.
The winner of each round will be responsible for coming up with a topic/sound-file for the next round of that type.What do each involve:
“Audio Sync”challenges involve creating an animation to suit the music/sounds or lipsyncing what is spoken in the audio file. You are free to animate before/after the clip as you see fit. Where there is lipsyncing required, the length of the clips will be limited to 10 seconds. For music, this limit is 20 seconds.
“Rigging”challenges involve creating a rig (try to come up with neat new solutions) that conforms with the topic and animating it. In order to help people judge the ‘quality’ of the rigs, it would be favourable if the .blend files were uploaded somewhere.File Issues:
Image sizes - should not exceed 640x480. Please be considerate when choosing image size.
File size - try to make this as small as you can without degrading the quality too much (aim to keep the maximum file size in the 6-10 mb range)
Format - choose formats that many people can open without problems. Examples include *.mov, *.mpg, *.wmv, *.avi (commonly used codecs)---------------------------------
For this week, I’ve sourced a sound file which I hope will create a few interesting entries.
I think that if it isn’t in the rules don’t worry about it In my opinion the animation should be longer than the sound clip. If you want to manipulate the audio for your liking I don’t see why not(artistic expression right?). I do think there should be a rule for how long the audio is. We don’t want to try to lip sync a motion picture in a week Anyway, that is my opinion for what it’s worth.
I was just messing around for a little bit taking a break from the group and I came up with this using my Dan character. You can find the other files for the group in this thread. Not quite finished yet, but almost. Here is my entry. Click on the picture. [3MB XVid .avi]
There’s some funny ones there. It’s going to be a tough call. Everyone’s put in a lot of hours.
But I want to say one thing to the person who recorded the sound. Hold a cloth type material stretched out, a centimeter or two in front of the mic, that way you stop that blowing-into-the-mic effect. A cloth material like fine silk or even an old pair of ladies stockings will do the trick.