NEWBURY PARK, CA – Australian-based digital artist and motion designer Jeremy Mansford was the grand-prize winner in the first MAXON
animation contest for his entry entitled
WinC4D is a new competition and contest site sponsored by MAXON that invites digital artists to submit original10-second themed animation content utilizing Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.
The inaugural WinC4D three-month competition entitled “Ultimate Prize Fight” ran from July to September and challenged contestants to create prizefight themed animations. Competition judges comprised of well-known motion design professionals and educators from the 3D creative community.
Mansford, a motion designer and art director, used C4D Lite for stills and style frame work and admits that his video submission to the WinC4D contest marked the first time he had created a finished animation using 3D software. Drawing from his design and storytelling background, Mansford wanted his idea to be a true fusion of 3D and 2D animation focused on a few key areas that he wanted to learn about – lighting, texturing and explosion – and drew inspiration for the prize-fighting concept from the iconic Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem painting, “The Fall of the Titans.”
“I like to avoid the obvious ideas and try to melt some eyeballs. So for the brief Ultimate Prize Fight piece
, fluorescent killer sculptures frozen in time seemed like a goer,” comments Mansford. “Using Cineware allowed me to learn a few key processes and do a solid mix of 2D/3D techniques. It's pretty satisfying as a C4D ‘noob” to throw around passes and get live 3D updates all within AE."