Judging Criteria

Full contest rules can be found here.

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BASIC CREATION:

New to animation, or don’t have a lot of time? Enter here! Simply use our Character Creator and submit your .mp4 export, downloaded directly from the Animate 3D Web Service. There’s no additional editing needed (or allowed!) - simply show us your animation!

Judging Criteria

  • 40% - Theme
    • Adherence to one of the three themes: Quarantine Workout, Dance the Day Away, or Slapstick Comedy
  • 20% - Animate 3D .mp4 Export (No Editing Allowed)
    • Use the Animate 3D .mp4 export option, be sure to play with your background colors and your custom character to set yourself apart!
    • This is all about the spirit of sharing for all levels of creators - no editing is allowed in this category so everyone is on the same level!
  • 20% - Forum Post
    • All entrants must post their raw video file directly on their personal forum post within the contest thread. Links to social media will not be considered in this judging category.
  • 20% - Video Length - 30 Seconds Max
    • All videos who are at or under 30 seconds will receive full points. Any that go over 30 seconds will receive reduced points.
  • +10% - Social Extra Credit - #Animate3DYourself
    • Post to the social platform of your choice with #Animate3DYourself and tag our account if we have one.
    • Include a link in your forum submission to get an extra 10% added to your score!
    • Include original video in post.

ADVANCED CREATION:

Do you want to stretch your creative legs? This is the category for you! You can use your own custom characters, or you can generate one with our custom character creator - but to get a leg up, you should consider changing the scenery, add effects, go wild!

Judging Criteria

  • 40% - Creativity
    • Show us what you’ve got! Use your Animate 3D results and make your concept shine by adding in a scene, special effects and whatever else you can think of!
  • 20% - Forum Post
    • All entrants must post their raw video file directly on their personal forum post within the contest thread, located here under Animate 3D Contest, Spring ‘21.
    • Must include source video in forum submission thread or a side-by-side.
    • Links to social media only will not be considered in this judging category.
  • 20% - Video Length - 30 Seconds Max
    • All videos who are at or under 30 seconds will receive full points. Any that go over 30 seconds will receive reduced points.
  • 20% - Theme
    • Adherence to one of the three themes: Quarantine Workout, Dance the Day Away, or Slapstick Comedy.
  • +10% - Social Extra Credit - #Animate3DYourself
    • Post to the social platform of your choice with #Animate3DYourself and tag our account if we have one.
    • Include a link in your forum submission to get an extra 10% added to your score!
    • Include original video in post.
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