Thursday, 4 November 2021

Rookies' Knight Spider Animation Competition

Knight Spider rig from The Rookies
We're encouraging all our animation students to enter this new animation competition from The Rookies.

It's a special character animation contest for the brand new Knight Spider rig for Maya, which you can find here.  

The animation contest is open to students and recent graduates; entries opened on 24 September and the contest closes on 14 January 2022. 

The contest centres around the new free character rig for Maya - the "Knight Spider", which you can download from their official site

About the Knight Spider
Mehmet Tayfur Türkmenoğluwe created the Knight Spider using Autodesk Maya. The character was rigged by Mike Fabris. 

Competition Rules 
  • The deadline is 14 January 2022
  • Do not touch the camera, light setup, background or scene materials.
  • You are allowed to add 3D Assets with default shaders from Adobe Substance 3D Assets.
  • Your animation must be 10 seconds in length @ 24fps.
  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and embedded to your entry page.
  • You must share your progress. This is a Play-by-Play contest that requires you to add multiple updates to your entry page.  Entries that only share a single update will be disqualified.

Competition Information Video

Sample Competition Entry
The video below gives an example of what can be done with the Knight Spider rig.

Winners will be announced on 3 February 2022.  

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