What is ReCraft?
ReCraft is the annual Irish national Animation and 3D modelling competition. There are two categories in which you can enter the competition, the Recraft Monster MashUp Challenge and the Recraft StopMotion Challenge.
Who can Enter?
Recraft 2015 is open to all students, 16 years and above, studying at secondary level or further education (PLC). The competition might interest students who wish to pursue careers in art and design for computer games and animation industries.
How to Enter?
You can submit entries for both Recraft challenges and you can enter as many times as you like. Only individual entries are allowed and team submissions are not accepted.
Please use the Online Submission Form to Submit your Entry.
What is the deadline for Enter? Submissions will be accepted up to 23:59, November 14, 2015. When are the winners announced? Winners will be announced on Friday the 20th of November at the Digital Design Careers Day at LIT Clonmel. What are the prizes? The winner of each category will receive a new Apple iPad. 1 winning animation from the Stop Motion category and 1 winning creation from the Monster MashUp category will be selected. How do I submit my entry for Recraft You can submit your entry to Recraft using the Online Entry Form. This form will be made available in early November 2015.
For this Recraft challenge we’d like you to create your own monster hybrid using the free Autodesk Meshmixer software. Combine 3D models until you have a splendid new creature ready to show the world! Release the monster inside you!.
We can’t wait to see what amazing monsters you can create. First off your going to have to download a copy of MeshMixer. This is free to use and you can find it over at: http://www.123dapp.com/meshmixer
MeshMixer is easy to use, you can find a playlist of tutorials that will take you through the basic here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlCjuIIVDuw&list=PLu8TYSQ5jCFjdQBHsLoybhdKXOTmpTRlb
Here you can download a .pdf that will show you all the most commonly used commands. MeshMixer Hotkeys PDF - http://meshmixer.com/help/sheets/CheatSheet.pdf
There is no limit on the number of entries per contestant. To enter, complete the submision using the Online Entry Form and provide a short description of your monster or crossbreed animal in the ‘description’ box. Be sure that the file you upload has the model file and three screenshots of your creation. Entries without these screenshot are automatically disqualified. The preferred size of the images is at least 845 pixels wide by 450 pixels high). Note that the jury can look through the model files or images based upon the screenshots of your 3D model that you put online, so send us very clear, visible screenshots.
Software: All designs must be created on Autodesk’s free Meshmixer software. This free software is can be downloaded on the Autodesk 123D website: http://www.123dapp.com/meshmixer.
File Format: You should submit your model files in .wrl or .obj format. You can find this format in the export menu of Meshmixer.
For this Recraft challenge we'd like you to create a Stop motion animation of an everyday object coming to life. You can use any materials you wish, such as plasticine or clay, to create you're stop motion transformations. You'll find a handy list of software to help you capture your animation below.
There is no limit on the number of entries per contestant. To enter, you should upload your video to either Youtube or Vimeo . Please tag the entry with Recraft2015. You should then submit a link to the video using the Online Entry Form and provide a short description of your stop motion animation in the ‘description’ box.
Learn how to do stop motion animation courtesy of Joe Vena of NYC's Children's Museum of the Arts in these Howcast videos. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLALQuK1NDriZ7JgmfxOc40hRTnYSt6Gx
Software: You can use any StopMotion software you wish. You can even use your phone or tablet to record your animations. Here’s a few options to get you started -
To upload your animations to Youtube or Vimeo, we’ve included these helpful tutorials -
How to upload a video to YouTube?
Upload Videos to YouTube - EducationalTechTools
How to upload a video to Vimeo?
Upload Videos to Vimeo - EducationalTechTools
The following general terms & conditions apply to the Recraft Competition.
Recraft is proudly sponsored by Irish Design 2015. Irish Design 2015 is the start of a job creation journey exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design and designers through events and activities on the island of Ireland and internationally.
LIT is a multi campus institution of higher education in Munster, Ireland, primarily serving the counties of Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.