With the close of the #MovingColin contest, we just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated. 

We asked a lot from you as participants, and we are absolutely over the moon at the submissions. We’ve received entries from all over the planet and everyone truly did unleash their imagination, challenge their ambitions and push the limits of the character in Cinema 4D. The jury had a really hard time choosing the shortlist and winner!

It’s also been brilliant to see a community developing; with the unofficial account for @movingcolin to Zoom meetings where some of the participants had a chance to meet and discuss their experiences. 

Thank you again for your entries and a big congratulations to you all!

But enough talking: let’s discover the winner!



The Winner

The winner is @leonario_fernandes!

We loved your extension of Colin’s story; moving from the office to working-from-home. The idea was hilarious and you had superb poses in your animation. Congratulations! We will be in touch with the you to arrange the delivery of the prizes.

The Shortlist

Congratulations to our shortlist @rodrigoantoniodel1, @zachfevans and @rubens2dart

All of your entries were fantastic and when it came down to the final scores everyone was extremely close!

Honourable mentions also go to @brian.animation and @davidcaro.

The Prizes

Access to Bomper Studio

Bomper will be providing you with intimate access to members of the team across the studio, through one-to-one sessions. Explore all aspects of production, storytelling, animation and filmmaking. Ask questions, get great advice, learn the tricks of the trade and connect with mentors from the studio.

Want to make your submission into a short film? Bomper will build it into the experience, sharing their learnings from ‘Coffee Run’ and guiding you through each part of the production process to complete your film.

  • Two full day experience with Bomper across departments (English Speaking) over a three week period.
  • Follow up session with the team 
  • Furthermore: Assistance on art direction for your film and rendering support if you decide to continue working on it

1 Year Cinema 4D Subscription 

Make your ideas come true with a full year of free subscription to Cinema 4D. Whether you want to turn your first animation into an entire movie or delve into other areas of 3D visualization, the intuitive toolset of Cinema 4D will allow you to explore the world of 3D without limits.

Easy to learn and extremely powerful: Cinema 4D is the perfect package for all 3D artists who want to achieve breathtaking results fast and hassle-free. Beginners and seasoned professionals alike can take advantage of Cinema 4D’s wide range of tools and features to quickly achieve stunning results. Cinema 4D’s legendary reliability also makes it the perfect application for demanding, fast-paced 3D production.


Renderboxes Workstation 

Renderboxes is a UK-based manufacturer of high-end, multi GPU workstations. Their acclaimed Molecule product line powers some of the finest 3D artists and they have designed a new model for this competition named the ‘Nano’.

The winner will receive a Nano with the following render crunching specification: 

  • Renderboxes Molecule Nano
  • AMD Ryzen 3900X 12 core/24 Thread CPU
  • Asus X570 WS motherboard
  • 32GB ECC DDR4 Ram
  • 1TB NVMe M.2 Boot Drive
  • 1TB NVME M.2 Scratch Drive
  • PNY Nvidia RTX2080 Super 8GB GPU
  • Noctua fan cooling
  • 1000W EVGA Power supply
  • Windows Pro 10 64 Bit

See more on Renderboxes here.

The Rig

The Colin rig from ‘Coffee Run’ is still available to download. Just click the button below! If you decided to use the rig in any of your work, please just be sure to credit Bomper and please send it to us or tag us – we’d love to see it!

To achieve 2D cartoon-style smears, Bomper created a robust rig, which allowed them to deform the character in novel ways. To learn more about the rig, you can watch the webinar below. In this webinar Bomper Studio’s animators, Claire Hodges and Alan Towndrow, demonstrate the rig. They also discuss all the nitty gritty details on how the rig works, as well as animation principles, different styles that are achievable, and break down animation in Cinema4d.

The Jury

We put together the following jury, who reviewed and chose their favourite submissions. Once they selected a shortlist, an extra jury seat went to the public on Instagram.

Emlyn Davies, Executive Creative Director @ Bomper Studio

Following a decade of experience as a freelance 3D artist, Emlyn founded Bomper in 2014; an independent creative production studio creating work for advertising, branding and broadcast. Emlyn oversees all of Bomper’s creative output for brands such as Levi’s, Glenfiddich, Tesco, Carlsberg, and more. Emlyn is truly passionate about his craft, and it’s often his dedication and attention-to-detail that takes a project to the next level. 

Can Erduman, Senior Character Animator

Can is a 3D Artist, located in Mainz, Germany. He graduated in Media Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz.With several years of freelancing experience, he is doing character animation, motion graphics and product illustrations for studios and industry clients around Europe. He has delivered character animation for iconic products like Lego and Caprisun and frequently talks at international conferences like Playgrounds, FMX or IBC.

Alwyn Hunt, Co-founder @ The Rookies

Alwyn is co-founder of The Rookies, the most influential platform for aspiring artists. He has a background in fine arts and has been in the industry for over 15 years. He has worked at a number of studios around the world including Sony Imageworks, The Moving Picture Company, Double Negative, Animal Logic, Rising Sun Pictures and Weta Digital. Alwyn has a passion for the industry and an interest in helping create pathways for emerging artists into leading studios globally.

Maxon, Makers of Cinema 4D

Maxon has been providing intuitive tools for character artists for many years in Cinema 4D. Always aiming at making animator’s lives a bit easier and allowing them to concentrate on the creative aspects of their work. Encouraging aspiring artists to take their first steps in character animation with this contest is a thrilling experience and we can’t wait to see the results.