Mike Raiford wrote:
> If the animation has sound, and if that sound contains dialog, Would it > necessarily be a bad thing to knock points off for poor lip sync at that > point?
Sure, but you should add a comment telling the entrant that you gave the
animation e.g. a bad technical score because of poor lip-syncing, and
not because "it relied on a soundtrack"...
IHMO lip syncing and animating talking faces is an interesting and funny
topic (and clearly belongs to "animation"). It's a bit hard to do
without sound though... ;-)
I checked with Bill Marrs (who runs the IRTC contest). He wasn't interested
in getting involved in this discussion, but quoted section 5.d of the
rules, noting that:
> I think that's pretty clear and is what we intend.> I'm not sure how we would clarify that.
He also encouraged me to correct people who were misinterpreting the rules.
-- David Cuny