• Rolex Challenge, Modeling
    Inspiration, News and Updates, Ugandan Artists

    Rolex Challenge, Modeling

    Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 12:09 PM by admin

    Hi Friends, the Rolex challenge is now closed, we are thrilled to share some of the best entries in the Modeling, Texturing and Lighting challenge. Thanks for all the Works in progress you all submitted.

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  • Lens Challenge, Modeling
    Inspiration, News and Updates, Ugandan Artists

    Lens Challenge, Modeling

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 11:45 PM by admin

    Hi Friends, the Lens challenge is now closed, we are thrilled to share some of the best entries in the Modeling, Texturing and Lighting challenge. Thanks for all the Works in progress you all submitted.

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  • Tap Challenge, Modeling
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    Tap Challenge, Modeling

    Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 9:23 AM by admin

    Hi Friends, the tap challenge is now closed, we are thrilled to share some of the best entries in the Modeling, Texturing and Lighting challenge. It was exciting to watch the Works in progress you all submitted. We believe that challenges such as this one, help us as artists to get out of our comfort zones and simply create for the fun of it, and in the process, learn something new and develop new skills.

    This is the photo we provided, shot by Loukman Ali in Uganda. The challenge was for you to model, texture and light your submission, and try to come as close as possible to this original one.

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    We are very impressed. Check out this Gallery of submissions by the participants in the Tap Challenge. Thanks to all that joined us on this exciting 3D Tap adventure. Look out for more challenges.

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  • Golola Moses Illustration Challenge
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    Golola Moses Illustration Challenge

    Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:11 AM by admin

    Hi Friends,  for our next art Challenge, we are tackling none other than Uganda’s most famous kick Boxer, Champion and self described Super Hero.

    Your challenge is to create an illustration of Golola Moses, using 2D or 3D.

    The Challenge is for 2 weeks (October 22nd is the final Submission date), but if you finish yours sooner, then feel free to share it on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/UgandaCartoonNetwork

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    Below are some reference photos of Golola gleaned from the web, you can search for yourself, these are provided to offer you a starting place. Let those creative juices flow!!

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  • Car and City Animation Challenge ~ UCN
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    Car and City Animation Challenge ~ UCN

    Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 4:36 PM by admin

    Hi Guys, it is time for our challenge. This time around we are providing you with an animated Scene of a Vehicle driving around a terrain (3450 Frames, make sure you expand your timeline to that length). Your Challenge is to create a nice environment around it ~ The Environment can be Ugandacentric, Modern or Rural ~ you are only limited by your imagination.

    So this is an Environment Modeling, Lighting and Rendering Challenge ~ Render a Short Animation of your finished Environment, pick any part of the animation and render a 15 to 30 second clip. Be creative with your camera selection. You have 3 Weeks to complete the challenge.

    The setting can be at Night or During the Day. Feel Free to use Dynamics and other Special Effects, use any Render Engine and any Software at your disposal. Add some cool sound effects too :) You can also work as a team and incorporate 2D and 3D elements.

    Here is the DOWNLOAD LINK ~ Have Fun!! (If this dowload link fails, use the one below)

    Car Animation Environment Challenge

    Animated Scene of a Car Driving on a Terrain for you to use to build an environment around.

    THE MODEL AND ANIMATION ARE NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USAGE ~ They are to be used Only for this Challenge

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  • Cycles Demoreel 2014, Blender GPU Render Engine
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    Cycles Demoreel 2014, Blender GPU Render Engine

    Posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 8:25 PM by admin

    Check out this Demo reel for the recently announced GPU-accelerated raytrace render engine for Blender 2.61. Looking at the examples depicted in the Demo reel, the render engine shows a lot of promise, especially since its created using open source participation.

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  • 30 Second Animation Competition, “Busted”
    Animation, News and Updates

    30 Second Animation Competition, “Busted”

    Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 7:56 AM by admin

    Greetings to you all. We welcome you to this “30 Second Animation Competition” presented by our friends and neighbors in Kenya: The Association of Animation Artists in Kenya. The competition is open to EAC member states: Kenya, Uganda ,Tanzania, Rwanda ,Burundi and South Sudan.

    The Theme is: “Busted” ~ Use you imagination to come up with a fun and interesting 30 second animation along that theme. Your creation will only be limited by your imagination.

    WINNING ENTRIES (More updates coming)
    FIRST PLACE: $1200 Rabii Kinyogoli (Kenya)

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    SECOND PLACE: $600 AMP (Kenya)

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    THIRD PLACE: $350 ~ AddMaya Team in Uganda

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    Check out this video on how to Submit your animation: format should be mp4 or avi, online via http://ziqi.co.ke/

    Association of Animation Artistes – Competition 2014 RULES

    1. Submission deadline is 25th May 2014
    2. File submission format should be in mp4 or avi, online via http://ziqi.co.ke/
    3. Competitors must be 18 and over and residents of any of the following EAC member states: Kenya, Uganda ,Tanzania, Rwanda ,Burundi and South Sudan
    4. The films submitted must be animated i.e. 80% or more of the visuals must have be generated frame by frame or using computer interpolation and use one or more of the following techniques: cel animation, computer animation, stop-motion, clay animation, pixilation, cutouts, pins, camera multiple pass imagery, kaleidoscopic effects, and drawing on the film frame itself.
    5. The total length of the final animated film submission must not exceed 30 seconds
    6. The visual and audio contents of the film should not infringe on copyrighted material
    7. The animation must not contain offensive material. Material will be deemed offensive if it:

    • Promotes ethnic or racial hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance
    • Contains vulgar or gratuitous nudity or adult material or may be otherwise classified as pornography

    By competing, you agree to the following.

    • Competitors agree to respect the decision of the competition Judges
    • The competitors grant a worldwide licence to A3 and A3 partners broadcast and promotional rights to use the images, video files and audio from their work and give attribution to the authors of the said work (i.e. the competitors)
    • The competitors agree to participate in promoting the competition and allow A3 and A3 partners to use their image and likeness in broadcasts promoting the competition
    • The competition is closed to A3 and sponsoring company employees, board members, management and competition judges

    JUDGING: The winning entry will be selected by the following:

    Paula Callus, Bournemouth University lecturer, Africa Animated 2004 – 2008
    Ngendo Mukii, creator of ‘Yellow Fever’
    Solomon Jagwe, creator of ‘Nkoza and Nankya’ animated series for Ugandan TV

    PRIZES: Prize giving tiers are as follows:
    Winner: Kshs 100,000 ($1200)
    Runner up: Kshs 50,000 ($600)
    Second runner up: Kshs 30,000 ($350)

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  • Lamborghini Lighting and Rendering Challenge
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    Lamborghini Lighting and Rendering Challenge

    Posted on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 11:08 AM by admin

    It’s that time of the month again friends, here is the subject for this month’s Lighting and Rendering Challenge ~ feel free to download this FBX model and use any software and rendering engine of your choice.

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  • Mini Cooper Lighting  Challenge
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    Mini Cooper Lighting Challenge

    Posted on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 5:54 PM by admin

    Alright friends, here is the subject for this month’s Lighting and Render Challenge ~ feel free to download this FBX model and use any software and rendering engine of your choice.

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  • UGA-BOT Design Challenge Winner
    Animation, News and Updates, UGA-BOT Challenge

    UGA-BOT Design Challenge Winner

    Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 11:06 PM by admin

    The Winning Entry for the UGA-BOT Design Challenge (see Details of the challenge here: http://www.ugandacartoonnetwork.com/port/uga-bot-design-challenge/ ) is from the Team of Jona Kagimba and Nyombi Peter ~ they did an awesome job of reading the requirements of the Challenge and following the key aspects of using Scrap to design their 3D version of a Ugandan style Robot created from junk and serving a purpose.

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