GOAL: Create the mechanical representation of a living entity.
1 You can render in an external renderer, but Blender must be involved in the modelling process.
1.1 You can use third party generator processus if you want to, but they should not be the center of your entry.
1.2 Post Processing is allowed, but whatever is done must be specified with the entry.
2 Your creation must be animatable ( already rigged with armatures). This is something you should do anyway, since it makes posing your creation so much easier.
3 You can submit an animation, but entries will be judged on a single still image.
4 Entries must be in a JPEG format, in a resolution not more than 800 x 600 ( like animations, you can submit larger pictures, but judgement will not be based upon them). The size of the JPEG file should not be more than 300 K (that’s to make sure people don’t turn in uncompressed JPEG).
5 Since the mechanical creature is the goal of this contest, it should be the focus of your entry. You shouldn’t waste too much time with the environement.
6 You can reuse objects, but the main part of your entry should be new, as in not finished at the time of the launch of this contest.
7 You can submit more than one entry.
The contest will start accepting entries August 1st and the last entry must be sumited before midnight September 30th. (we won’t be too picky on the deadline, but try not to submit at the last minute)
Team work is allowed, as long as there is not more than 3 people participating on a single entry.
Entries will be judged by the public in three categories with a voting system where people award points to entries. The score of each entries in these categories is the average of all the points score they were given by all the voters.
The three voting categories are:
- Overall: Judged on creature, scene, special effects, …
- Creature Conception: Judged on creature only, obviosuly
- Originality: Judged on the overall scene
Also, three special technical awards will be given by a jury (to be determined latter (not me )):
- Technical Modelling/Texturing Award: For outstanding modelling or texturing job
- Technical Accuracy Award: most likely to actually be able to walk/work/function
- Technical Armature Award: for unique/astounding/unbelievable model/rig
err… eternal fame perhaps?
That’s about it for now. We’ll try to setup a web page or something like this. If anyone has webmaster talents or could lend some webspace, just contact theeth.