It seems like the only non-animation contest around is the Weekend Challenge. On the contest forum, we’ve still got the Living Mechanics contest and Gates Of Hell as announcements! Will there be any contests that don’t have to do with character animation (I suck at it)? Or are we stuck with the Weekend Challenge?
One idea I’ve come up with is the usage of a contest for the production of something big. For example, everybody has a project they want to do, but it’s so huge that by the time they finish it, computers won’t be usable anymore!
If either their project or the person is flexible, the usage of a contest could make a rather interestingly weird result.
One example is my idea for one project, “Plotless Film.” The entire point is to get you guys to work on more projects and liven up the forums with cool shorts. The idea is that everyone makes a 2-7 minute short, submits it, and some judges decide what shorts are good and which shorts aren’t as good, but can still be used. (Unless there is a terribly bad short that everyone hates all around, then we’ll get rid of it.) The best get to be called a part of the climax. (An element of plot! AAAHHH!) The rest are scattered everywhere else in the feature-length film project.
Character animation is key in that, but I’m just giving out one idea of mine. Another is to make a full level for a deathmatch, and they’re put into one big game. Another has an interpretation of a theme making up a still. The Weekend Challenge, yes–but the entrants have to play “Six Degrees Of Seperation” to figure out their theme!
Anyway, I just posted this because I feel like there’s nothing going on in the community right now.