An international animation competition will be held in St. Petersburg

05 April 2021

On May 2, St. Petersburg for the first time will host the international drone festival. The show will be a bright completion of the holiday dedicated to the tourist season’s opening, giving guests and residents of St. Petersburg a true miracle.

As part of the drone festival, an animation competition will be held, according to the St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development. Anyone can take part in the competition. To do this, you need to create a draft drawing that you would like to see painted with bright lights in the night sky of St. Petersburg. The drawing should be made in accordance with the technical requirements and sent to e-mail drones.animation.spb@gmail.com. You also need to indicate in the letter your name, surname, contact phone number and city of residence. Applications will be accepted until April 11.

On April 12, the audience voting for the best projects will begin; it will end on April 19. The winning projects will be adapted and integrated into the drone show.

The following are accepted for the competition:

• Static images in .jpg or .png formats, consisting of dots (no more than 500 dots).

• Video files in .mp4 or .mov formats showing drone animation on a black background (each drone is a colored dot, no more than 500 dots). The duration of the video is from 10 seconds.

• Animation in .fbx, .abc, .c4d formats. Each drone must be a separate object (for example, a sphere).

Additional technical requests:

• Drone trajectories must not intersect.

• It is desirable that the speed of the drones be limited to 5 m / s.

• The use of bright and / or saturated colors is welcome.

• It is desirable to be able to open the file in Cinema 4D.