For the next month, Reallusion (the makers of the excellent iClone rendering system) is running a contest to see who can do the best job of bringing their SketchUp models to life. Prizes include an Apple iPad and a Sony Cyber-shot camera.
So what is iClone? Their site says: “Real-time animation evolves with 3D Video FX, motion paths, HDR and rapid drag & drop creation inside iClone4. iClone4 combines real-time filmmaking & video production inside one powerful engine. The result is a streamlined production tool for motion graphics, 3D animation, video compositing and 3D stereo creation.“
To explain a bit better, they’ve created this video that shows off some of the great stuff that you can do with it:
If you’re interested in entering the contest, you have to produce a handful of items (YouTube video, images, etc) — full details are on the Reallusion site. The deadline is December 15, so get to work!