• Submission Open: Jul. 1st ~ Sept. 30th, 2021 UTC 23:59
  • Winner Announcement: Oct. 13th, 2021


  1. Create 30-seconds max videos of a facial animation scene using iClone facial animation tools (AccuLips, ExPlus, Facial Mocap, etc...). Remake your favorite movie scene, TV series, music video, or anything! You may choose the final render engine.
  2. Upload your final video entry on YouTube or Vimeo.
  3. Video entries need to start with the title "2021 iClone Lip-Sync Animation Contest - (project name)"
  4. Register your entry in the Submission page.
  5. Share your Work in Progress (WIP) on social sharing platforms. (See samples WIP01 / WIP02 / WIP03 )

Judges' Criteria

Criteria Animation Character Render Bonus

lip-sync accuracy, viseme setting, natural & smooth, balanced facial expression matches voice performance, believable acting, detail camera, lighting, VFX WIP posting on forum platforms and social media
  • Must use iClone for facial animation (AccuLips, ExPlus, Mocap, etc...)
  • Each entry length is 30 seconds max
  • Users can use free trials
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  • When the entry animation video is submitted, it will automatically compete in the best character competition.
  • Users can use free trials
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Submissions & Encouragements

  1. Upload entry video to YouTube or Vimeo for public viewing.
  2. In the video description, insert hashtags #iClone, #AccuLips, #LipSyncAnimation and the following URLs:
    • (iClone Home)
    • (Contest Home)
  3. All video entries must have the Contest Logo at the end of the video for at least 3 seconds.
    Download Contest Logo:

  1. Submit video URL and WIP URL in the online application form.
  2. WIP can be shared on any of the following platforms:
    • ArtStation Portfolio
    • Reallusion Forum
    • Social media platforms (FB/IG/Twitter/Linkedin/YouTube/Vimeo)
  3. You can use all the tools you like such as ZBrush, Substance Painter, Marvelous Designer, Maya, 3ds Max, Unreal Engine, Unity, Blender, and more to incorporate with Character Creator and iClone.
  4. Winners will be posted on ArtStation and Reallusion, and notified through e-mail.
  5. Winners will also have a good chance to be featured on Reallusion newsletters, media channels, and blog interviews for additional exposure.
  6. Winners may have an opportunity to be selected as Featured Content Developers, or contacted to work on outsourced Reallusion projects to monetize their creations to the CC/iClone 3D community. Know More

Other Rules & Criteria

  1. Main Category prizes are ineligible for Honorable Mention prizes.
  2. Only one Honorable Mention prize per entry.
  3. Reallusion reserves the right to disqualify or remove, without notification, submissions done in poor taste including content that is: offensive, defamatory, indecent, or objectionable.
  4. At Reallusion's request, winners may be asked to provide additional contact information for purpose of prize delivery.
  5. Reallusion reserves the right to feature and showcase selected parts of the user videos or images from the WIP and final submission for event wrap up, marketing materials, media reports and others.
    *Note: All used materials will be properly credited to its original artist.
  6. Reallusion reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control or if the number of entrants do not exceed the minimum number decided by Reallusion.