This Moho (Anime Studio) competition is open to everyone. The competition starts on the 1st April 2017 and runs until the 30th April 2017. Voting will end on 31st May 2017 GMT. The full competition rules can be found at the bottom of the submission form (you must be logged in to view).
All entries entered between 1st May 2016 and 30th April 2017 will been considered for our next annual Competition Award!
We will submit our favourite 10 entries from all the competitions over the past year to Smith Micro, and they will select three winners. 1st place will get a free copy or an upgrade of Moho Pro 12, and the two runners up will get a free content pack.
An alternative 1st place prize can be offered if you already own a copy of Moho Pro 12. Select from either Poser Pro or Clip Studio Paint EX! An upgrade to Moho Pro 13 would be possible if you're prepared to wait. (Date of release of Moho 13 unknown)
How much of the competition theme does my animation have to contain?
The general rule of thumb is, would someone watching the animation know what the theme may have been? If it's not clear what the theme may have been, you may be asked to adapt your entry (if there's time and the competition hasn't ended), otherwise your entry may be disqualified.
Do I have to include all the files?
Yes, entries with missing files may be disqualified.
If you have created your animation with just one .moho/anime file (and not used any external images, fonts etc.) then you can simply upload the single file. (zipped or unzipped).
If you have used external files, then you will need to use the 'File' > 'Gather Media...' option in Moho (Anime Studio) to ensure you have all the files. Brushes, fonts and scripts may need to be manually included. (Moho 12+ will create a materials.txt file with the gather media function that should identify these files).
Shared files that have missing files will give other users a warning message when they open your file.
Please get in contact if you need help with this.
More info: How to share a file
Does the file have to be shared under a 'Creative Commons licence'?
No. When you upload your files you are given the choice on how you would like to share them. The Attribution-NonCommercial licence is the recommended, but if it contains commercial material/s, then you may select the 'retain full copyright' option.
How long does the animation have to be?
It depends on the competition. If there are limits, they will be stated clearly in the description. Try to aim for more than 10 seconds of animation if there are no stated limits.
Does the character have to be fully rigged?
No. You only need as much character rigging as required to create your animation.
Is there a submission fee?
No. The competition is 100% free for everyone to enter.
Can I enter more than once?
Yes! You can submit as many files as you like, but please upload each file individually.
How do I include a video of the animation in my entry?
Before you submit your entry, please first upload your video to YouTube. Then in the description of your competition entry, click the YouTube icon and insert the video ID (11 digits). Please get in contact if you need help with this.
Can you upload my entry and video for me?
Yes. The upload form is very easy to use, but if you do need help then please get in contact. We can add the rendered video to our YouTube account but it's recommended you do this so you get some followers. Please make sure you have an account here on Anime Studio Tutor before you submit your entry or contact us.
Do I need to own a copy of Anime Studio to enter?
No, if you do not own a copy of Anime Studio Debut or Pro, then you may use a demo version to create your entry. Demo versions will create a watermark on renders, so please get in contact if you would like us to amend your preview image.
Do I have to create everything in Anime Studio?
Unless the competition states otherwise, you may create backgrounds or character images in other programs, such as Photoshop, ArtRage, Gimp etc. or even hand draw them and then use bones, layers, points or other methods within Anime Studio for all animation.
You must not import pre-rendered animation from another program (video or a sequence) as this will not qualify.
Can I use a video editor?
You should try and do as much as possible in Anime Studio including adding sounds and titles. But if you need to, you may join your rendered Anime Studio scenes in a video editor, but please don't add any special effects in the editor.
Do I have to create the artwork myself?
Yes. It's part of the competition. Character design and animation is what we're looking for. Please don't just copy or trace other people's work. You can use existing work as an inspiration but please credit those artists/creators if you do.
What are people voting on?
People will vote for various reasons, but we encourage users to look for: Creativity, Originality, Character design, Quality of animation and Technical use of Anime Studio