WHAT: Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that the DC Universe TM Online (DCUO) fan trailer produced by Mass Animation will make its world premiere debut at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Tuesday, June 15 at 5:30PM PST. The trailer will be screened at the SOE booth, located in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth #4600. This CGI trailer features animations, visual effects and modeling submitted directly from the DCUO fan community as a result of a contest held on Facebook earlier this year. The contest offered gamers and animators the first ever opportunity to create game animation for an upcoming title.
ABOUT THE CONTEST: As part of an ongoing strategy of building community by combining user-driven content with behind the scenes access to the developers, SOE held a Facebook contest in conjunction with Mass Animation and Autodesk in which participants were provided with a special edition of Autodesk Maya 3D modeling, animation, rendering and visual effects software. Contestants then uploaded their submissions through a special Mass Animation application on the DCUO Facebook fan page. Each week, voters and a panel of judges determined what shots qualified as the “best” and their creators were eligible for voter prizes. Submissions were received from over 28 countries and more than half of the winners are from outside of the United States.
MORE INFO: For more info on the DCUO Mass Animation Contest visit http://www.facebook.com/DCUniverseOnline
Trailer will be available for download on June 15, 2010 at 5:30pm PST at www.SOEPress.com
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About Mass Animation
Founded in August 2008 by former Sony Pictures Vice Chairman Yair Landau, Mass Animation began with the creation of a virtual studio on Facebook and an open invitation to artists around the world to collaborate in the making of entertainment content thru an innovative new Facebook application. With over 58,000 participants from 101 countries, the company’s first project, Live Music, attracted artists from Kazakhstan to Colombia to collaborate in this completely unique production. When artists arrived at Mass Animation’s virtual studio, they were given the essential tools and animation software necessary to participate, including individual storyboards and 3D models bundled for download along with guidelines on animation and the Autodesk Maya software necessary to actually animate. Thru the social networking features of the application, animated shots could then be viewed, voted on and shared with friends. Mass Animation is currently developing the next generation of stories and applications for worldwide collaborative creativity. To learn more, go to www.massanimation.com
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