Rookie Awards 2020 | Rookie of the Year

3D Animation

Entries should include content specifically created for feature animated films/shorts. The key is that all elements should be full CG - environments, characters, set, props, animation and effects. Projects should be stylised similar to popular Pixar and Dreamworks movies.

Opens on 7 Mar 2020 /// [ 0d 0h 0m ]
3D Animation
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Category Brief

Entries in this category should include content created specifically for use with feature animated films and short films. The content can be photorealistic, but the content must be specific used in fully computer generated films or shorts. Environments, characters, set, props, animation and effects will primarily have a “toony” or “Pixar” style to them.

Important Notes

  • 3D Animation refers to the whole pipeline involved with creating content for stylised movies and short films. This means that all the following artists are encouraged to enter: Modelers, Texture & Shading, Riggers, Lighters, Animators, Effects TDs, Compositors and more.
  • Do not submit photorealistic assets and elements that would be more suited to a live action film with plates. These should be submitted to the Visual Effects category.
  • Concept Artists should not submit work to this category. There is a dedicated content for this type of work.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • You must create a single entry page that includes all your best work. Do not create multiple entries with single projects as you will be disqualified.
  • Make sure your work is primarily composed of 3D elements.
  • Put effort into your entry page by including text descriptions, titles, work-in-progress and any include supporting material that you feel will impress the judges.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists that are ready for the challenges of production. They are looking for artists with a passion for this category and have worked hard to hone their skills.

The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and employment potential. Treat your entry like a job interview. You have one page to show how amazing your skills are.

How to enter

  1. Read the Rules. Don’t worry, there isn’t too much lawyer talk in there. Quick Link.
  2. Create an Entry using the button below.

Need some help? Watch this video demonstration to help make sure you create the best entry possible.