This award is to honor the technical and artistic achievement of the visual effects in a non-demonstration, commercially available Video Game or other interactive project rendered largely with a real-time engine. Real-time visual effects and animation are defined as including, but not limited to, characters, effects, animation, environments, and lighting. Only content that has been rendered in real time at a minimum of 24fps will be considered, and if requested the Submitter must be able to demonstrate the real-time rendering to the Committee. All projects should reference the systems in the Before & Afters that generated the real-time renders shown in the Work To Be Considered.

Pre-rendered “cinematics” or other elements that are rendered outside a game engine are not eligible for this category, nor are real-time projects created for education, trade shows, or demonstration purposes. Stage productions using real-time technology should show the audience’s POV of the project in the Before & Afters.

Entries in this Category must be submitted as video captures with the specifications below. No other formats will be accepted.

 

QUALIFYING PROJECTS

Video Games or other interactive projects created with a Real-Time Engine

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Slot 1: Game Director, Art Director, Animation Supervisor (or equivalent)

Slot 2: Executive Producer, Animation Producer, or VFX Producer (or equivalent)

Slot 3: open to any significant effects contributor

Slot 4: open to any significant effects contributor

Slot 5: empty

 

HOW MANY ENTRIES MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS PROJECT?

Only ONE submission per project is allowed in the General Categories. Submissions may combine the work of several facilities in one entry. Submitters should consult with the overall Art Director or Game Producer to avoid conflicting entries.

 

WHAT SHOULD BE UPLOADED?

Work to Be Considered Length: 1:30 Max.*

Before & Afters Length: 2:00 Max.*

Optional Supporting Material PDF: 1:00 reading time

Submission format: DNxHD36 (aka DNxHD LB 8-bit) video: 8-bit 1920 x 1080p 23.98 fps, audio: 16-bit 44.1KHz. No exceptions.

*Not including the length of slates

 

WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANT DATES?

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Monday, November 5, 2018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, November 30, 2018, 11:59PM PST

 

 

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY FEES?

$460. Use vouchers where applicable.

 

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT?

Submissions may only be made through this VES Awards website by following the directions below.

 

 

EXCEPTIONS AND PETITIONS

Exceptions to the rules may be requested by petition. The Awards Committee considers all petitions on their merits and may grant them at its sole discretion. Submit petitions by clicking on the “Petition Committee” link on the Submission Form.

 

 

HOW DO I GET SUPPORT?

Questions about these Awards should be directed to awards@visualeffectssociety.com.

Technical questions about submitting should be directed to vesawards@sohonet.com.

 

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