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Focal Press publishes the best 3D and animation books covering Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Blender, and many others. In celebration of this breadth of software expertise we are launching a new Character Mentor Contest. Not a character designer? No worries, this quarter's contest will welcome original character, environment, vehicle, and creature designs that are created in any of the software that we publish books in.

This quarter's Character Mentor contest is brought to you by some of Focal Press' most generous friends. Our sponsors – Toon Boom, Animation Mentor, and 3D Artist/Imagine Publishing – have put together a great prize package worth over $2,300 USD.

Grand Prize Package:

Focal Press Books: Pushing Pixels, Getting Started in 3D with 3ds Max, How to Cheat in Maya, and Digital Mayhem: 3D Landscape Techniques ($184 USD).

Toon Boom harmony software – 1 year license ($1,500 USD)

6-week online Maya workshop from Animation Mentor ($599 USD)

Wacom Inkling ($99 USD)

A winner will be selected by our panel of guest judges:


Focal Press would like to thank our kind sponsors

Toon Boom - The worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software, delivering products and services online to its global community.

Animation Mentor - Animation Mentor offers Animation and VFX programs taught by a team of over 100 working professionals from Pixar Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Weta Digital, and Industrial Light & Magic to name a few.

The contest ends on September 20, 2013

The personal information you provide will be used by Focal Press, Taylor & Francis, and AnimationMentor to send you emails about your chosen specialism. Focal Press respects your privacy and does not disclose, rent or sell your personal information to any non-affiliated third parties. Click here for full terms and conditions.

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