Animation Challenge #8 Entries CLOSED

This animation contest’s theme is:

The Amazing Race
Anything to do with a race

The RULES are here. Keep an eye on the file size and frame count limits!

Contest ends Thursday, Jan. 13th, at 9 p.m. Eastern U.S. time (Jan. 14th, 2 a.m., Greenwich Mean Time):

You can find the usual stock models here:

Or try these:

Remember, Keep It Simple! Slow and steady wins the race!

hey you should put up a link to the muffin lady too,…she’s in the animation subforum. I may do this one,…sounds fun.
here’s the url

Here’s my Work in Progress:

Anybody else plan to enter? Best get crackin’!

I had a funny idea, but no time. :frowning:

Something involving snails…


Here’s mine:

Hmm, any other entries forthcoming? If not…I WIN! Woooooo!

Huh. Somehow that’s not very satisfying.

i got too bogged down in the modeling so now i have models but no anim. :stuck_out_tongue:

Well, no sweat. I’m extending for another 24 hours, so, if you (or anyone else) can get it done by tomorrow at 9 (EST), it’ll play.

On your mark… get set…

This is wrong. You have until the 13th. I goofed. See post below.

I have an entry I just started working on last night, but I thought I had another week since the contest post had a later date:

Contest ends Thursday, Jan. 13th, at 9 p.m. Eastern U.S. time (Jan. 14th, 2 a.m., Greenwich Mean Time)

:smiley: I’ll upload what I have :wink:


Okay here is the animation (DivX encoded AVI, 10 seconds)

This is about two and a half hours work, so it’s fairly simple :slight_smile:


DOH! Oh, man, you’re totally right. This is 10 days into the contest, but I also did post a date one week later. Dumb, dumb, dumb. That’s what happens when I try to run the contest while on the road :expressionless:

Okay, change of plans. Everyone has until the 13th, as posted. You also have my apologies for being such a flake.

On the bright side, we should get a lot more entries for this topic, which is a pretty cool one.

Robertt, naturally, feel free to do whatever additional stuff to you animation.

Hehe, no problem :slight_smile:

In a way it was good to find out (at the time) there was suddenly so little time because it probably helped push this piece along :wink:

I spent a little more time on my entry, adjusting some of the camera passes and car motions. Also added some miniature drivers and increased the frame rate by 5fps. Still very basic, but it mostly conveys what I had in mind for this exercise.

In all I’d say about four hours of work on this. Rather than spending any more time on this entry though, I might revisit another idea I had for this contest if I can fit it into the extra week.

Hopefully we’ll see some more entries too.

BTW, what codec did you use for your animation? Windows Media Player isn’t showing it (says "error downloading codec’).


Hmm, I use Xvid, which is a free implementation of the Divx codec. You can try viewing it in VLC (, or try installing the 3ivx codec(, which seems to work for most things.

Sooo…anybody come up with any more entries in the extra week?