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★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-09 08:56:09


Hey all!
I'VE JUST ANNOUNCED THE THEME FOR THE 2016 DRAW WITH JAZZA ANIMATION CHALLENGE!

There's a cintiq, 3 intuos pro's and an intuos draw up for grabs plus Creative Cloud Subscriptions and more, the prizes are fucking insane! A compilation of the entries will be made for NG after the winners are announced.

Use this thread to share ideas and WIP's

DEADLINE:
September 26th 2016

THEME:
Participants must animate an expressive, silly and over-the-top looped walk cycle.

The animation must be 30 FPS (Frames Per Second), with the loop duration being a total of between 20-60 frames. The walk cycle may be looped several times, but the maximum duration of the final video must be a maximum of 1 minute long.

The walking character must be centered in the video and remain in place in full profile view, facing the left side of the frame. The character may be walking in an environment (cityscape, space station etc.) moving behind him, and the environment may include ambient animation, but must not contain any additional characters.

Entries will be judged on the animation quality and execution, the creativity of the walk and motion, its physicality, humor and visual appeal. Entries may be entirely tweened, frame by frame animated, or anything in between. 2D hand drawn stop motion animation (‘traditional’) is also allowed.

IMPORTANT:
To be eligible to enter PLEASE pay close attention to the instructions in the video above, and the submission instructions in this ‘How to Enter’ video.

HOW TO ENTER:

To submit your entry, follow the steps demonstrated in THIS VIDEO:

This is a worldwide competition – join the Arty Party, wherever you are, and whatever age you may be!
RULES:

– You may submit a maximum of 1 entry
– No pornographic material of any kind
– Your piece MUST be submitted by the deadline
– You may not submit a piece using stolen artwork or imagery

NO 3D animation, claymation, pre-drawn animation from tools such as GoAnimate, or stick figures. NO low video quality entries of watermarked entries will be included.
PRIZES!

1st PRIZE OPEN CATEGORY receives:
– A Wacom Cintiq 22HD LCD Display Tablet
– 1 year Free Creative Cloud Subscription
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

2nd PRIZE OPEN CATEGORY receives:
– A Large Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

3rd PRIZE OPEN CATEGORY receives:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

All OPEN CATEGORY FINALISTS will receive:
– Jazza’s Animation Foundation

To enter the Beginner Category, submit your entry and submission email with the word ‘BEGINNER’, this category is aimed toward first-timers and beginners. Prizes include:

1st PRIZE BEGINNER CATEGORY receives:
– A Wacom Intuos Draw Tablet
– 3 months Free Creative Cloud Subscription
– A copy of the art book ’21 Draw’
– A Stillman & Birn Epsilon 9×12 Sketchbook
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

2nd PRIZE BEGINNER CATEGORY receives:
– A copy of the art book ’21 Draw’
– A Medium Stillman & Birn Epsilon Softcover Sketchbook
– 1 Year Supporter Status on Newgrounds.com
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

3rd PRIZE BEGINNER CATEGORY receives:
– A signed book by Christopher Hart
– A Small Stillman & Birn Epsilon Softcover Sketchbook
– An item of your choice from the Jazzastudios.com Shop

When the winners are announced, a poll will also be revealed, allowing the community to vote on all showcased and non-prize winning finalists who will have a chance to win:

COMMUNITY PRIZE:
– A Medium Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet

GOOD LUCK!
I can't wait to see your entries!


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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-09 11:42:06


Awesome, good luck everyone!


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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-09 12:05:20


Hey, if anyone is looking for a Male Voice Actor, please hit me up! I'll send you a demo, and we can see where it goes from there.

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-09 14:55:23


Yippee! Thanks to the pal @superphil64 I'm running animation software again. This project will be perfect in aiding my desire to avoid school work.


Im totally in this.

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-09 17:10:21


Oh damn; this is serious!

I haven't done a proper walk/ run animation since... Picoday '07? I'm gonna have to give this a shot!


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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-09 20:42:21


Gonna give the beginner contest a shot! :D

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-10 01:53:49


If anyone needs a VA just let me know, I'd be happy to help out

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-10 12:55:11


The Challenge sounds great! @Jazza

There seems to be the same questions popping up on youtube. If you don't mind, any chance you could give us your thoughts on the following?

1. Addition of Color, Shading and drawing quality of lineart (eg, pencil line test art). Do these add to the way you judge the animation? Or is it on the movement only?

2. I seen you said to someone, a Walking stick is alright to add, however having the character add a ladder wouldn't be. What are the guidelines with adding additional objects for the character to carry. For instance, a character with a weapon to put the character into context, and possibly off balance their weight. What are the limitations here?

3. When you say Silly, is this an implication of exaggerated animation and not to go realistic, or are does this imply that it's way beyond that and to look bat-shit-crazy and bonkers? Or is it pretty much up to the creator, as long as it's cartoony.


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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-11 05:28:41


I'm will be proud to take a part in this. I can not wait!

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-12 22:39:21


Here's my current idea. I feel like the squash needs a bit more frames to show the impact but would like some tips on what else I need to improve before cleanup

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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-13 05:50:43


Just started, this is my first ever submission to the COTM and also first animation ever. I wish everyone a good luck!

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I hope there will be a smartass stretching the rules to the very maximum making something as much creative as possible, maybe even something unforeseen by the rules. Such as a giant character that occupies the whole screen, but while still fitting inside of it (since that's a rule). Some psychedelic colors. An invisible character too. Webcam for a face (Flash only) isn't allowed by the terms... Well, LET'S GO SMARTASSES. WRECK THE RULES. There must be something Jazza forgot to ban. Say, the viewers are seeing it from a carpet walk paparazzi camera. The character stretches his hand to try to cover the camera filming, the hand due to the proximity becomes very enlarged, covering most of the screen and leaving only some gaps that change with movement. And through those we can peek at the character still obeying the thousand rules that this has.

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-14 11:11:11


At 9/12/16 10:39 PM, TrueHedgehog wrote: Here's my current idea. I feel like the squash needs a bit more frames to show the impact but would like some tips on what else I need to improve before cleanup

I saw a gif really similar to this on FB, same idea and everything

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-14 18:47:57


At 9/14/16 11:11 AM, AnimationNewborn wrote:
At 9/12/16 10:39 PM, TrueHedgehog wrote: Here's my current idea. I feel like the squash needs a bit more frames to show the impact but would like some tips on what else I need to improve before cleanup
I saw a gif really similar to this on FB, same idea and everything

With a flamingo? was it for this challenge too?

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-15 11:35:45


Making some character/prop designs. This is just one of the many ideas I have for the challenge. Good luck to all you guys!

Also, it's ok if my character is walking backwards right? As long as they are facing the left side of the screen?

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I not have a drawing tablet, hopefully I have the mouse xD. but I still want to participate

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-17 00:57:07


Progress

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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-17 04:09:25


At 9/13/16 05:50 AM, Infinity-Kat wrote: Just started, this is my first ever submission to the COTM and also first animation ever. I wish everyone a good luck!

Wow this your first animation?It looks great!

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-17 07:29:01


I think I'm done with this unless someone points out a mistake :)

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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-17 17:10:46


At 9/17/16 07:29 AM, TrueHedgehog wrote: I think I'm done with this unless someone points out a mistake :)

Nice! Are you creating a BG?


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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-17 18:30:27


At 9/17/16 05:10 PM, PeterSatera wrote:
At 9/17/16 07:29 AM, TrueHedgehog wrote: I think I'm done with this unless someone points out a mistake :)
Nice! Are you creating a BG?

I tried making a bg, but my animation program can only do static backgrounds and it looks weird when not moving

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-18 18:12:18


So if I were to do something where the character is walking backwards, would you want the har acted to still face left, or have the motion be to the left? This will be fun. Thanks for doing this!


Please check out my YouTube if you want to: Massive Head Trauma Media

Or, if you want, check out my Newgrounds Page

Thanks!

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-19 13:32:30


At 9/17/16 07:29 AM, TrueHedgehog wrote: I think I'm done with this unless someone points out a mistake :)

No mistakes but it could use some more tweens considering you still have a couple days

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-20 14:25:30


Hi!

It's my first time in a challenge and I need more time!!! hehehe....
I'll try anyway, at least to clean the drawings a little bit.

Marina

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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-20 14:55:58


At 9/20/16 02:25 PM, cuquetafera wrote: Hi!

It's my first time in a challenge and I need more time!!! hehehe....
I'll try anyway, at least to clean the drawings a little bit.

Marina

Do you own a studio punch!? (jealous)


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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-20 16:09:40


No, I don't have it, too expensive!

The animation peg is made of wood, copied from an original plastic one.
I buy plain paper and I go to an animation school where they let me punch it.
The light table is a Huion A4 one, very simple and this one I had to buy it...

:P

At 9/20/16 02:55 PM, PeterSatera wrote:
At 9/20/16 02:25 PM, cuquetafera wrote: Hi!

It's my first time in a challenge and I need more time!!! hehehe....
I'll try anyway, at least to clean the drawings a little bit.

Marina
Do you own a studio punch!? (jealous)

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-21 21:50:46


I love it! If you add feathers falling off and leaving a trail that would put this over the top. A cycle within a cycle, if you will lol

At 9/17/16 07:29 AM, TrueHedgehog wrote: I think I'm done with this unless someone points out a mistake :)

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Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-22 07:43:39


At 9/21/16 09:50 PM, maficmelody wrote: I love it! If you add feathers falling off and leaving a trail that would put this over the top. A cycle within a cycle, if you will lol

At 9/17/16 07:29 AM, TrueHedgehog wrote: I think I'm done with this unless someone points out a mistake :)

Ah, I was planning on adding feathers from the start but forgot. Already submitted it :p

Response to ★ 2016 ANIMATION CHALLENGE! ★ 2016-09-22 15:55:37


I started working on my entry finally yesterday. We'll have to see how much I'll be able to crunch into the few days I have left to work on this. I'm fairly new to the hand drawn 2d but I want to try my skills in the open category anyway. I've been dreaming of a cintiq so I'm giving my all to make this count.

Animating for the first time in Manga studio 5 EX so this'll be rather interesting for that too.
My character is going to be a long haired and armless zombie demon thingy.