You may have noticed that the Blender Conference is just around the corner!
At the conference every year we have the Suzanne Awards and Animation Festival.
Right now we (a bunch of helpfull blenderheads and me) are working on making the announcements of the nominated works for the awardshow.
You can see what we came up with last year here.
What we will end up with is 15 short video clips to announce everyone.
Last year we used still photographs to composit some characters onto.
This year ccherret has recorded high definition video!
The video motion is being tracked by ccherret and kngcalvin.
It’s a camera moving down a path in the woods.
Now the idea is to have lots and LOTS of little robots doing “stuff” on this path.
So we need lots of animations!
I already made and rigged the little robot. All you can help with is animating it, then posting a link to your animated file here. I will then put your robot next to the others on the path.
No robot will be seen for more than 30 seconds in the final compilation. So animate it for 800 frames if you want to be sure it keeps moving!!!
All I need from you is the “actions” so basicly… don’t change the rig or robot at all! only animate it! Then put the file online somewhere and post a link here, or send me a private message with the link in it.
You need a recent version of blender to use the rig (I put a link to a windows version on the page linked above here).
Of course we’ll add your name to the credits if you submit something we use.
Naturally I do reserve the right to choose what we use and what we don’t, but unless you make something very distastefull there’s very little chance I won’t use it
Also if you want to animate more than one robot feel free to do so. You can also simply copy the entire robot and rig in the downloadable file so you can make one file with multiple robots interacting (you have to assign a new action manually to the new robot if you do this).
Oh and of course if you want to use the robot model for something else… feel free
That’s all… have fun… and I hope to see lots of little guys doing lots of interesting things!
UPDATE 1 I almost forgot… the conference is the Oktober 12th, so there isn’t a huge ammount of time… try to get me your stuff before the 1st… that way there’s still some time to render!
ps: moderators, if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it… it could be considered a WIP after all (and sorry if it is).