11 Second Club‘s February Character Animation Competition has begun

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 9 February, 2011 - 17:29

The 11 Second Club has begun their February Competition. This month‘s clip has a lot of room for a sincere, yet physical performance, and a nice contrast between the two characters.

11 Second Club is a monthly character animation competition open to everyone! Join their 44397 members and participate in the forums to get feedback on your work. Download this month‘s audio file and animate a character speaking the line to enter the contest. Winners receive an AnimationMentor.com eCritique(R) from a professional animator!

In order to spend the majority of your time on the animation, please take advantage of the free character rigs available in the Resources section of the 11 Second Clubs‘ website, and avoid spending a lot of time on lighting/rendering/etc.

Entries can be character animations in any medium, from CG animation (Maya, 3DS Max, Blender, Animation: Master, etc.) to traditional 2D animation to stop-motion. Consider posting your progress videos in the Work in Progress forum. Feedback and criticism will make your animation stronger!

The competition runs from 12:01 am New York time on the 1st of each month until midnight New York time on the last day of the month. The Voting period runs from the 1st to the 5th of each month. The winner will be announced on the 5th of each month.

Rules to follow:

Copyrighted rigs and/or character designs will not be allowed in entries unless the entrant has the right to use the rig and/or design. The "Azary" and "Ashrafi" rigs are specifically NOT allowed.

Don‘t edit the sound file (beyond adding silence before/after if needed - please try to keep the extra time to a minimum, winning eCritiques will not include added time)

Don‘t put your name or contact info anywhere on the actual video (this makes voting unfair).

Don‘t try to upload files more than 10MB (the server will automatically reject it).

Don‘t use anything overtly offensive (this is not the place for crude sexual humor, extremely violent imagery, or intolerance towards any culture/religion/gender/etc.) This is also not the place for political statements of any kind.

Do have fun!

Show your Work in Progress:

If you post your Work in Progress to YouTube and post it in the Work in Progress forum, 11 Second Club automatically feature it on their website. Please tag your YouTube submission with 11SecondClub so they can find it easily.

Last Month‘s Winner:

Congratulations to Edwin Schaap, winner of the 11 Second Club January Competition. There were a lot of great entries that month, but Edwin Schaap‘s entry engaged the audience with its subtle acting and staging appeal. In recognition of his efforts, Edwin Schaap has won a professional AnimationMentor eCritique of his entry, to be recorded soon!