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World Wide Short Animation Contest

3dsquareThe 10th International Computer Graphics Conference is seeking entries for its View World Wide Short Competition. All 3D animations and VFX (visual effects) produced between 2006 and 2009 are eligible. The maximum time limit for these shorts is 30 minutes.

In order to widen the scope of talent for this competition, students are now eligible to enter their work in this contest.

The 2009 VIEW Award Categories are:

Best 3D short
This award is given to the best short movie created with 2D / 3D  digital animation or live footage integrated with digital visual effects. Motion capture data is acceptable for sourcing animation. Entries will be judged on the following: technical excellence, originality, creativity, design and aesthetics. The time limit for entries is no more than 30 minutes.

dolphinBest 3D Design
This award is for the best entry that depicts an original 3D model for non-character subjects such as automotive, industrial design, architectural, or other common non-living objects. Any 3D modeling software may be used to generate models but must include all textures and shading information. Judging is based upon aesthetics, creativity, originality, and technical excellence.

Best Environment Design / Digital Matte Painting
This award category honors the best digital created digital virtual environment. The entries can consist exclusively of 3D graphics or a mix of digital 3D graphics and digital matte painting techniques. The digital environment can be of an interior or exterior setting and must be compete with surface appearance whether it is painted or textured. Entries are judged upon aesthetics, architectural value, originality, creativity, and technical excellence.

Best 3D Digital Character
This award goes to the best 3D digital character modeled for a video game or animated short film. Any 3D software maybe used for the 3D creation of the virtual character. Entries will be judged upon technical excellence, originality, aesthetics, and character personality.

purpleguyBest Digital Visual Effects (VFX)
This award goes to the best digital visual effects sequence used in a computer generated animation or live-action digital effects short film. VFX may be created using any 3D graphics or compositing software.

Entries are judged upon creativity, originality, technical excellence, and the continuity and consistency of the main theme idea of the short. The entry forms and contest rules can be seen by clicking here. The deadline for this contest is October 15, 2009.


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