Monday 10 October 2011

Mc 18: Lamp and ball

On the 5th October 2011, Pixar co-founder, Steve Jobs, sadly passed away. In celebration of his life and his work to establish the company, this fortnight's challenge is inspired by Luxo Jr.

The challenge is to create an interaction between a ball and lamp. It is the second time we have produced this challenge, but we are hoping the community can inject some new life and story into the character.

Remember to plan your animation out before you start and think about the foundations that help build good character animation. By this I mean its most basic principles which include timing, weight and also appeal.

Lastly, remember to tell the idea simply. In the words of Steve Jobs: '“That’s been one of my mantras–focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

Have fun!

Please note: 2d, stopmotion and 3d are all welcome. Frame rate should be 24fps, and animation length should be about 100-125f. Deadline is 24th October. Please check the ''How to Participate'' section for more notes on submission requirements. For Maya users, the Pixo Jr rig can be downloaded here.