This post is to announce a new monthly character animation
contest called Monkeyframers that is being developed by Lyubomir
Kovachev, Jacob “WeirdHat” Kafka, Chris Snoeren and myself. This
contest is heavily inspired by the 10 Second Club (and I mean
heavily!) but focuses on non-verbal action rather than dialog.
On the 14th of each month there will be a one day poll to
select the soundclip for the month. On the 15th of the month
the round will begin. Contestants will then have until the
15th of the following month to create a 320x240 character animation
based on the soundclip, which must not be modified. The
entries will then be rated by the group members based on 3 rating
scales from 1 to 10: “Originality” (does it stand out from
the rest?), “Personality” (does the character seem alive?),
and “Motion” (technical excellence of the animation) – these
categories might be replaced by something else if somebody
suggests something better before the first deadline.
Anyways, if you are interested in entering, our currently
“under development” website is here:
and we have a yahoo group here:
… and if you join quickly, you can vote in the poll for
the first round’s soundclip! Good luck, and have fun!