I filled out the form, now what?
After you have filled out the form, make sure you check your email for further instructions. You will get an email with details, hard deadlines, and further instructions on what to do next.
Please check your email.
Can I create an avatar based on an intellectual property that is not my own?
For example, could I make a Mickey Mouse costume that I built from the ground up?
Yes, if you build the avatar completely from scratch yourself, it is allowed. If you simply download a premade version, it will not be accepted. All avatars must be custom made.
Can I use other models as a base mesh, for example MMD avatars or Mixamo?
You can’t use MMD models but you can use Mixamo. Mixamo has open license but MMD are proprietary.
What are the official rules again?
- Entries must be inspired by a character from animation
- All work must be original or ‘fair use’ of other works, including parody
- Entries must not violate other’s intellectual property
- Users cannot have web or text entities as part of their costumes
- Avatar’s longest dimension should not exceed 2 meters
- Users cannot use particles as part of their outfit
- Poly limit should not exceed 25k
- 50 max flow joints
- One entry per person
- Must submit an embedded FBX and a hosted FST file.
- You can’t use MMD models but you can use Mixamo. Mixamo has open license but MMD are proprietary.
Where do I submit my avatar once its finished?
Please email your finished avatar to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to include an embedded FBX file and a hosted FST file.
What file format does my avatar need to be?
You will need to submit an embedded FBX file and also a hosted FST file of your avatar for review and submission.
Where can I host my avatar?
You can either submit your avatar to the High Fidelity marketplace, or host it on a personal s3 bucket. Learn how to do that here.
When is the deadline to submit my avatar?
UPDATE: Due to the amount of entries we have received, we have decided to move the avatar submission deadline up to March 8th. We need time to make sure the all the avatars follow our rules/guidelines so we can keep everything fair.
Last day to sign up and submit an avatar will be March 8th by midnight PST.
I submitted my finished avatar, now what?
You will receive a confirmation email that we received your avatar and that you have been accepted into the contest once we make sure your avatar follows the rules. You will also receive information about what to do next.
Please check your email frequently.
How many avatars will be allowed to participate in the contest?
Avatars that pass our guidelines will be allowed to participate in the event.
Do I need to be present for the whole event the day of?
No you do not need to be present for the whole event, but you need to be present 15 minutes before the avatar contest so we can get everyone ready. The official contest is March 16th from 1pm - 2pm PST.
How will I collect my winnings / HFC for participating or if I’m a winner?
For all avatars who are accepted into the contest and successfully participate (including winners and non-winners) you should expect HFC to be directly deposited into your account 48-72 hours after the event. We need enough time to double check our records and submit the correct amount of HFC to the correct usernames.
If you think there has been a mistake or you have not received your HFC after 72 hours, please email email@example.com