This is amazing! Please tell us, What programs where used to create these amazing animations?
I am continuing development on WorldKit as a solo endeavor now. Progress is a bit slower as I've had to take a more moderate approach to development hours. I took a short break following the failure of the commercial launch, and now I have started up again, but I've gone from 90 hour work weeks to around 40 or 50 hour work weeks. See my longer reply on the future of WorldKit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAYgW5JfCQw&lc=UgxtXVCCULAyzrzAwvp4AaABAg.8swLeUjv7Fb8swt1875FAT I am hard at work with research and code, and am not quite ready to start the next fund-raising campaign to open-source, so I've been quiet for a while. I hope to have a video out on the new features in the next few weeks.
Someone please create open source world creator already in C/C++.
Blizzard has a number of amazing contests in an assortment of disciplines planned throughout the year that can give students a chance to win some cool prizes. The company is now looking for Environment, Character, FX and Animation artists to show their ability to recreate the legendary stylized look.
Environment Art Contest
Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, create a small environment diorama that would fit well in the game world. Your quest: concept, model, and texture an environment piece that you could imagine stumbling upon during your travels across Kalimdor, the Eastern Kingdoms, Outland, Northrend, Pandaria, or the Broken Isles.
Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, your task is to concept, model, and texture a non-player character (NPC) or creature that you could imagine roaming the plains of Durotar, exploring the depths of Deepholm, or just sitting in the Pig and Whistle Tavern knocking back a mug o’ Thistle Tea.
Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, create a unique combat animation from one of the three choices listed. Imagine entering a dungeon and battling against the Lich King and his undead army or traveling deep beneath the Firelands to take down Ragnaros.
Here are the epic prizes you can get:
- A tour of Blizzard Entertainment’s headquarters in Irvine, California;
- A 2-hour face to face mentorship session with a senior Blizzard artist;
- A one-year subscription to World of Warcraft;
- A Blizzard Entertainment notebook (featuring an original sketch by a Blizzard artist); and
- A Blizzard T-shirt.
You can find more details on the contests and join them here.