All Entrants are required to submit images for the following milestones:
• Concept Sketch or 3D pre-visualization - JPG (online)
• Work In Progress - JPG (online) &
• Final Image - JPG (online) &
• Print resolution still - JPEG (ChallengeUploader)
• Rough Storyboards or 3D pre-visualization.
• Work In Progress - JPG/FLV (online) &
• Finished Video (via CGUploader).
• 30 second version of trailer for initial judging. Followed by a maximum of 90 sec making of material, followed by full length Video.
Video Format (with audio)
Video material is best submitted in 4:3 aspect with a resolution of 640x480. Lower resolutions are accepted (including 16:9 aspect ratio, eg. 640x360).
The Video categories require uploading of Video in the same format supported in CGPortfolio: http://wiki.cgsociety.org/index.php/Help:CGUploader
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE RENDERING TIME - AS LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
• FLV Encoder http://www.digitalgroover.com/flvencoder/ (Windows / free)
• Riva FLV Encoder http://www.rivavx.com/?encoder (Windows / free)
• Sorenson Squeeze http://www.sorensonmedia.com/ (Windows/Mac / License)
• Adobe Flash http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/flashpro/ (Windows/Mac / License)
Download one of these and encode your Video - Videos need to be encoded with a screen ratio of 4:3, common resolutions would be 640x480 or 320x240. The higher the bitrate you use, the more space your animation will require. The CGChallenge Uploader is available here.
All online image submissions must be in JPG or PNG format. The final image for the Image category must be in both JPG/PNG (submitted online), and High Quality JPEG formats (submitted by ChallengeUploader, at a print-resolution of no less than 300dpi).
Final Image (Image Size)
Your final image dimensions should be in print resolution (as large as you can possibly render). Do not send in a low-resolution placeholder and ask us to get back to you, as we won't.
A guideline is 2657 pixels wide and/or 3636 high, 300 DPI (portrait), or 3636 pixels wide and/or 2657 pixels high, 300 DPI (landscape). Your image aspect ratio and layout will dictate the final resolution. These are given as guidelines. To be safe, render images that are larger than these specified.
DO NOT up-sample your images to achieve higher resolution. If you cannot reach the desired full-page resolution, just send in what you have.
Information about the final file submission will be emailed to all contestants in the last month of the Challenge.