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When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls … Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still, that is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight. Welcome, foolish mortals, to the October AnimChallenge...MONSTER MASH! 
It's time to steal yourselves away into your labs and create the spookiest animation creation the online animation community has ever seen! This month, we have a crypt full of goodies for you! Read on, Children of the Night...if you dare!
* Any shot longer than 15 seconds will be displayed as part of the challenge submissions, but will not be eligible as a winning entry. 
**Only submissions created specifically based on the challenge's theme will be considered for voting. 
*** Must be created during the month of the challenge. Any previously created or posted animations before the challenge began will not be considered.

SUBMIT YOUR SHOT BY October 31st 11:59PM PST
Upon submission of an animation, you hereby agree to abide by the AnimChallenge Official Rules and Regulations


The deadline is the last day of each month at 11:59:59 PM PST.

Visit the Facebook group to see others' participation or share yours with the community!

This Month's Rigs

The team at has dug up something spooktacular for you! Download exclusive Zombie Skins for their Agora Original characters, Alpha and Beta. The pack includes a special script that allows you to effortlessly swap textures inside Maya. 

These skins will only be available for the duration of the challenge! Grab them now before they completely decay on October 31st...

Download Zombie Alpha

Download Zombie Beta

Not only do we have some awesome new skins for you, the horrifically helpful AnimChallenge team has also stalked the precious hours of the night to find you this Frankenstein's Monster rig and coffin!

Franky | Maya

Franky | Blender

Coffin | Maya

The entries for September's Talent Show 2 AnimChallenge are currently being sorted! Keep an eye out on AnimChallenge's social media to know when it's time to vote!




How do we find our winners?
We are a group of professional animators who each vote for their favorite 3 shots. Each one gets points; the shot with the most points wins. We base our vote on the animation quality, storytelling, originality, composition, and more. Render and lighting are not important but appreciated.  

Can I copy a shot that already exists?
You can't copy the work of someone else, if you do it for learning purposes, you can post it on the Facebook group if credits and a link to the original shot are in the description.

Technical Problems? Questions about animation principles or looking for feedback? Join the Agora.Community Discord channel
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