It's nice to see thatÂ Autodesk is open to other "free" software in their competition. ThisÂ was sent to us by Chris Folea who wrote: "We recently created an animation for an Autodesk sponsored high school competition within the F.I.R.S.T (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition.
The theme wasÂ "Use biomimicry to solve a design challenge".Â Our entry took around two months to complete, mostly spent on designing, modeling, and texturing the transformer.Â The competition guidelines were to create a 30 second animation using Autodesk 3ds Max, but we read the rules a bit more carefully and found out that it was legal to use Blender because it is free, so we decided to use Blender because of its fast interface. It made the top five in the entire competition but unfortunately did not win"
Congratulations to Chris and crew for making the top five!