Welcome to the Living Light Box!
This week marks the beginning of our two-month long iAniMagic contest and we’re excited to have you here with us. We’ll be sharing information, examples and tips from our judges about the contest in the coming weeks so make sure you subscribe to our blog at the top-right hand corner of this page.
To kick-off the Living Light Box, we want to run you through a quick step-by-step of how to submit your animation for scoring (and prizing!). You’ll find the how-to just below, but keep in mind that this year’s contest comes with a twist. Participants will need to animate their short stories while using two key frames that feature a simple box. It’s time to enchant your animations and bring your Light Box to life.
Downloading the Living Light Box Package
Download the file from AniZone
Download the file in Animation Desk
Double-check to make sure you are using the latest version of Animation Desk Cloud, Animation Desk for Android, or Animation Desk for Windows. Tap on the iAniMagic icon, to access the contest theme (see below).
The file should look like the screenshot above. Your animation should begin and end with the same frame and is recommended to last between 5 and 10 seconds.
Once you are ready to submit your project, export it by tapping on “iAniMagic” in the export tab. The contest page is part of the AniZone, which means you will need your Kdan ID (free) to complete the submission.
Video tutorials and more contest details can be found on the AniZone – Living Light Box contest page.
Audience Choice Award – Vote for Your Animation
There will be separate prizes awarded for the most popular animations so don’t forget about the Audience Choice Awards. Animations that have the most Likes on AniZone will be competing for their own set of awards. Log into AniZone to cast a vote for your favorite animations.
ProTip: Use social media to your advantage to increase the number of Likes you receive on your videos.
Submissions Open: 05 Oct 2015
End of Submissions: 06 Dec 2015
Voting Period: 05 Oct 2015 – 22 Jan 2016
Judging: 06 Dec 2015 – 22 Jan 2016