VIEW Award

Wed 10th Jun 2009 | News





The tenth VIEW Conference 2009 is to be run in Turin, ITALY 4 - 7 November 2009 under the theme of Digital Convergence.  The VIEW Award competition opens internationally and will be announced at the conference.

After the success of the View and Virtuality Award juried in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, the 2009 contest is ready to widen its scope with new themes, new subjects and new contestants. VIEW will include again, for the second year, both students and non-students works.

The 2009 VIEW Award categories:
Best 3D short
This award will honor an outstanding short movie created with 2D, 3D digital animation, or live footage with the integration of digital visual effects. Motion Capture Data can optionally be utilized for the animation. Entries will be judged based on the criteria of Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity, Design and Aesthetics. The duration cannot be more than 30 minutes.

Best 3D Design
This award will honor the best original 3D model for non-living objects (industrial design, automotive, architecture or any other common use object but not characters). Modeling may be created with any type of 3D graphic software and must be complete with textures or shaders.

Entries, in the form or rendered digital images depicting the 3D model, will be judged based on the criteria for Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity and Aesthetics.

Best Environment Design / Digital Matte Painting

This award will honor the best environment created with digital techniques: it can be entirely 3D or a mix of 3D graphics and digital matte painting techniques. It may depict an interior or an exterior environment. 3D modeling, rendering and digital painting can be created with any 2D, 3D or digital painting software. The environment must be complete with surface appearance, painted or textured. Entries will be judged based on the criteria for Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity, Aesthetics and Architectural Value of the piece.

Best 3D Digital Character
This award will honor the best 3D digital character modeled for an animated short film or for a videogame. The character may be created with any software used for 3D graphics. Entries will be judged based on rendering images of the character and on the criteria for Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity, Aesthetics and Character's Personality.

Best Digital Visual Effects This award will honor the best Digital Visual Effects sequence used in a CG animated or live-action short film. The VFX may be created with any software used for 3D graphics and compositing.

Entries will be judged based on the criteria for Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity and Coherence with the narrative structure of the short.  Please read carefully, all conditions in the submission page before entering. All entries must be received by October 15, 2009

Related links:
VIEW Award entry
VIEW Conference

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