Sony Online Entertainment's Senior Global Brand Manager Debysue Wolfcale has announced that a DC Universe Online PS3 animation contest starts today, as follows:
The DC Universe Online/Mass Animation - Animation Contest has officially kicked off! Now, budding animators and fans alike can compete by animating shots in a cinematic trailer or animating character gestures for in-game emotes for the upcoming PlayStation 3 game, DC Universe Online.
All of the tools that you will need to enter will be provided including a special edition of Autodesk Maya 3D Animation software, storyboards, designs and fully-rigged 3-D models, along with access through the Mass Animation application on the DCUO Facebook fan page.
Once your entry is complete, you can upload your submission for viewing, voting and sharing with friends through the Facebook application. Each week voters, and a panel of judges which included members of the DCUO team, will help determine what shots qualify as the "best" and will be eligible for voter prizes.
There will be 60 submissions chosen as runners-up for the game trailer and each will each receive $500.00 and a copy of DCUO when it ships. The 40 runners-up of the Emote animation entries will win $150, the opportunity for inclusion of the submission in the DCUO Game, your name in the game credits, and a copy of the DCUO when it ships.
Finally those who choose not to submit, but wish to vote are also eligible for great prizes! A top weekly voter prize will be drawn from each week's voter database for both the Game Trailer and Game Character Animation!
Sign up now on Facebook!
Linked above are the official rules and regulations.
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