Side Effects Software is calling for entries for its summer Houdini Apprentice Cook-Off contest.
Entrants must create a still image or animation showing the “creation of or consumption of food”. The work must be rendered in the Mantra renderer, and use Houdini’s dynamics and particle tools, but those are the only limits.
Entries created using the non-commercial Apprentice Edition of the software are also eligible.
Stash is also offering a month’s free access to its content just for registering for the contest, so even if you get no further, it’s worth checking out.
The contest concludes at midnight on September 1, 2011 EDT.