June Contest is over. And the winner is ... Nick Turner!
Congratulations to the winner!
July contest is now open, you can submit your animations!
We would like to thank Amhed Odusanya, Misterluqman, Kera Nimations, and Amit Anand Niraj for their participation in June contest. For various technical reasons it appears impossible to publish corresponding videos in this blog.
Update: We can now publish video from Xavier Hennes (Misterluqman):
1776: July 4th TV Special by Andreas Ziebart:
Each quarter iPi Soft is giving away 1 (one) year subscription for the iPi Mocap Studio Pro software, plus one year's maintenance.
To enter, contestants need to produce an original 3D animation using a trial version or a full version of the iPi Soft Motion Capture software, and send a link to the animated video to email@example.com.
Please provide brief description which motions were captured with iPi Mocap.
If you do not own a full license of the iPi Motion Capture software, a trial version can be easily downloaded from our website, www.ipisoft.com. Please note that owners with a full license of the software are also eligible to enter the competition for a chance to win additional license keys.
iPi Soft will choose one winning animation entry each quarter and its author will be awarded a 1 year subscription to the iPi Mocap Studio Pro. iPi Soft will send license key to the winner by email.
iPi Soft will also publish the winner’s name and video on the iPi Soft blog to give the author additional exposure.
Contestants can re-enter the contest each quarter with a new animation until a license is won. Those who already won a prize can enter the competition again one year after.
Create a great-looking animation using our iPi Soft Motion Capture software.
Several seconds is long enough.
Render a finished movie (even if it is short). Just make sure it is interesting and looks great. To increase your chances, create a “Behind the Scenes” accompanying video. For an example, please refer to Nicolas Brunet’s winning entry, DanseKabyle - Teaser and its Making of. (Nicolas Brunet is a previous winner of a 3D World Magazine/iPi Soft competition, http://www.ipisoft.com/3dwcomp.html).
iPiSoft staff will choose the winners.
This competition is for motion captured animations. Contestants can use some keyframing to enhance motion captured animation (for example, to animate fingers or props). However, animation of characters’ bodies, arms and legs should be based on motions captured with iPi Motion Capture software.
You can import your CG character model into iPiStudio (“File”->”Import Target Character”) and render your animation there. The only thing missing from expired trial is skeletal animation export. You should still be able to process your motion inside iPiStudio and export a video.
Yes, you can enter again, but you must enter with a new animation. You cannot re-submit your previous animation.
No. Please be nice and give a chance to win to other people. You can enter a competition again one year after you won.
No. We only award a license for iPi Mocap software in this competition.
We’ll do our best to publish links to more animations to give our contestants as much exposure as possible. However, we reserve the right to not publish some contestant animations at our own discretion without explanation.
Yes, please refer to the Terms and Conditions below.
These rules (“Competition Rules”) specified by iPiSoft LLC (the “Company”) apply to any competition which is run by Company (“Competition”). By taking part in a Competition, you agree to be bound by the Competition Rules and by the decisions of the Company which are final in all matters relating to the Competition. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and/or winner in its absolute discretion for any reason and without notice in accordance with the Competition rules.
Restrictions for Competition videos content:
By entering a Competition you:
You may be offered the chance to subscribe for a free newsletter or other service of the Company but failing to do this will not disqualify you from a Competition.
If you are a winner, you may have to provide additional information (including, without limitation, proof of age or identity) and/or complete additional documents and return them to the Company within a specified period. Failure to provide additional information and/or complete additional documents within the required time period, or notification returned as undeliverable as addressed will result in your disqualification as a winner and an alternative winner will be selected.
The name(s) of the winner(s) and details of the winning entry or entries will be sent to anyone who requests the same within three (3) months of the closing date of the Competition. Requests should be sent to the postal or email address for competition entries and, if postal, should be accompanied by an SAE.
If you are a winner of a Competition:
Unless otherwise stated, the Company is the promoter of the Competition.
If any of these rules are deemed to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the affected rules shall be deleted from these Competition Rules but the remaining rules shall continue in full force and effect.
These Competition Rules and each Competition are governed by English law. Any disputes arising between the Company and any third party in relation to these Competition Rules and/or a Competition shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Moscow, Russia (save that the Company shall be entitled to take action against a third party in any other jurisdiction).