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Autodesk contest draws inspiration from animated short

February 19, 2013
Autodesk contest draws inspiration from animated short
SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk ( is calling for artists to design an animated “vacation of a lifetime” for the characters featured in the animated short, Gwen & Dave. Created by Autodesk and Hatch Studios, Gwen & Dave are two junkyard tinkerers that find inspiration from a butterfly while fixing their vintage automobile.

Entrants to the contest ( are encouraged to submit an imaginative vacation-themed short film and/or postcard using a combination of assets from the film and one or more products from the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate. The suite is comprised of 3DS Max, Maya, Softimage, MotionBuilder, Mudbox and Sketchbook Designer. The contest will run until May 15 and is open to residents of US and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and Quebec). 

Grand prizes will be awarded to the best submissions and will range from a license of the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate and Lenovo ThinkPad W530 Mobile Workstation to a license of Autodesk Mudbox and an Nvidia Quadro card. 

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