The DC Universe Online/Mass Animation-Animation Contest has officially begun. Fans and budding animators can now compete by animation shots in a cinematic trailer or by animating a series of character gestures for in-game emotes for the upcoming Playstation 3 game title, DC Universe Online.
All the tool needed to enter in this contest will be provided including a special edition of Autodesk Maya 3D Animation Software, storyboards, designs, and full rigged 3-D models, along with access through the Mass Animation application on the DCUO Facebook fan page. Once you have completed your entry it can be uploaded and submitted for viewing, and be voted by and shared among your friends through Facebook. Each week voters, and a panel of judges which included members of the DCUO team, will help determine what shots qualify to be the “best” of the “best” and will be eligible for voter prizes.
There will 60 submissions choses as runners-up for the game trailer and each will each recieve $500.00 and a copy of DCUO when it ships. Finally the 40 runners-up for 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 again when it ships.
Now for the voters who participate in the contest, can also be eligible for great prizes! A top weekly voter prize will be drawn from each weeks voter database for both the Game Trailer and Game Character Animation!
If you would like to go more into detail on contest rules be sure to check out the PS.Blog