Make a video promo for the 2011 Machinima Expo, win $100. Deadline: 6th November 2011.
Red Bull Canimation Contest. UK citizens only. Free to enter. 3D or 2D accepted. Under 2 minutes, in HD widescreen. But… “Forget motion capture” — it has to be hand-animated. No commercial music. Vimeo-only submission (blurgh…). Deadline: 15th November 2011.
DAZ Carrara has hit version 8.5. Carrara is DAZ Studio’s big sister, a proper 3D application — but one that’s user-friendly, and can easily load all of the DAZ and Poser content. Interestingly, the new version adds… “a Content Management System to utilize the DAZ Studio database”, which means those wangling with enormous DAZ content libraries may benefit. There’s also support for the new DAZ AutoFit and Genesis characters/morphs (but be warned that this requires you also have a version of DAZ Studio 4 installed). There’s a free 30-day trial of the Pro version of Carrara v8, with a supplied serial number, if you’re interested in comparing it to DAZ Studio. If you purchase it, you get an optional download for the 8.5 upgrade (currently in very late beta) that adds the Genesis support.
Mitch, master and pioneer of the toon in iClone, has his new ToonTorial “Making of” videos online…