Ragdoll July Challenge

Hello everyone!

Great work with this July Challenge, lots and lots of really good submissions!

There’s still time!

You’ve still got a number of hours to go - we said to run until July 31 and for some that means the day has just begun. :blush:

This is one of the places on earth where July 31 ends last, so let’s use that as our exit. Once the day is over for everyone on earth, here’s what will happen next.

  1. Any submissions made after the deadline will not be considered for any prices.
    • You are still welcome to use the crab, we’ll leave any download links active, and keep posting WIPs and questions in #showcase.
  2. The licence server will go on holiday.
  3. We will then take about a week to look through all submissions and figure out who gets the which of the 16 total prizes.

There is a lot of prizes to give. :sweat_smile:

Next Week

For next week, 3 things will happen!

  1. We will find the winners of this competition
  2. We are heading to SIGGRAPH to spread the good word about Ragdoll
  3. There is another competition starting. :blush:

Agora August Competition

From tomorrow, Agora is arranging for a competition via their Discord.

The details are still being worked out, but I expect we’ll spin up another forum category here and post WIPs and questions like we’ve been doing for this competition.

Expect another thread to appear shortly.

That’s it! Go go go! :running_man: :dash:


2 hours and 50 minutes remain! :smiley:


Pencils down! :partying_face: Fabulous work everyone!

Stay tuned in this thread for what happens next. I expect prizes to be handed out before end of this week!


Gathering all submissions into one big video, have a look and let me know if I missed any!

There were a few submissions made without any video, these are not included. But if you have one, and can’t find it in this video, let us know in this thread!


It is great to see all those pieces !!! Lots of creativity"

Long life to RagDoll !!!


Hi everyone! The time has come! :blush:

Ragdoll Personal

Here are the winners of their very own Ragdoll Personal licence! :postal_horn: These are all well-deserved and excellent submissions, round of applause everyone! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Prize Recipient Submission Link
Ragdoll Personal @mrpotter Sneaking In
Ragdoll Personal @Cody Crab Cowboy
Ragdoll Personal @V4NDL0 Crab Competition
Ragdoll Personal @Manu_C_Nair Tarzan Crab
Ragdoll Personal @gnulinuxkernel Grabdoll
Ragdoll Personal @Shady_Sobhy Shady’s Crab
Ragdoll Personal @ZiggyDeutz Godzilla Crab
Ragdoll Personal @pwn Crab Wellerman
Ragdoll Personal @emi Twerkie Twerk
Ragdoll Personal @boricuapab Crab Keep Rolling Rolling Rolling

Ragdoll Complete

Next, the 5 complete winners! In no particular order, these are all equally excellent! :partying_face:

Prize Recipient Submission Link
Ragdoll Complete @kaehwai Cheese Rolling Race
Ragdoll Complete @Andrei_da_02 Do not mess with my tail!
Ragdoll Complete @williamB Coastal Hazard
Ragdoll Complete @AndrewMc Crabtapult
Ragdoll Complete @taylorkevin Hooked

These were the toughest ones! They are all magnificent! :clap: The Cheese Rolling Race is a great example of art directing physics; getting the cheese to end up at a specific location, and then transitioning the crab into a specific keyframed animation. Do not mess with my tail does a great job combining Locomotion with character-to-character interaction and Coastal Hazard has great comedic timing along with interaction with the environment; and a self-walking custom-rigged character! Crabtapult involves multiple crabs, touching on the effectiveness of physics to achieve slight variations in output from the same input and finally Hooked does a great job at combining Locotmotion (or is it?! :open_mouth:) with traditional keyframes and physics!

Ragdoll Unlimited

And finally… :drum: :drum: :drum: The winner of the Unlimited licence of Ragdoll Dynamics July 2022 Ragdoll Challenge is…!

Prize Recipient Submission Link
Ragdoll Unlimited @BBalazs Expedition

Round of applause! :clap: :clap: :clap: This one is amazing, utilising many of Ragdoll’s strengths, just about every feature mixed together in a big jug of creativity.

Well done!! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Huge thanks to everyone who participated! :partying_face: This went well beyond our expectations. You will all be receiving a private message here on the forums with your unique serial number shortly, followed by a more official email once we’re returned from the upcoming hectic next week in Vancouver.

If you want more, there’s an August Challenge happening with more prizes, more details here.

And if you’re in or around Vancouver next week, let us know if you’d like to stop by! We’ve got about 5 exhibition guest tickets we’re happy to give away if you’re up for some SIGGRAPH! :partying_face:


Thanks @marcus and @Jason for this great challenge, and congrats to everyone!!

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thank’s for opportunity to take a challenge, but i probably waiting until there is some normal license for individual freelancer, was happy to participate.

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Ok! You should all have received your key! Let me know otherwise, there was a lot of manual typing that may or may not have been accurate. :sweat_smile:

Congrats to everyone! Thank you, it was fun and a good way to trial the software and learn how to use it.


A_W_E_S_O_M_E … thank you Marcus and Jason

Congrats everyone, really fun ideas out there !!!
let’s keep sharing and having fun with RagDoll.

… lets get ready to rock on the August competition!

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Thank you so much Marcus for all your help and tips during the challenge.

I will continue with the Godzilla crab project to finish it nicely. I will keep you posted on the forum when I have updates again. :smiley:


Wow guys, I’m literally speechless! Thank you so much! This competition was so much fun. I’m so happy and I can’t wait to develop my skills further in Ragdoll Dynamics. Congrats to everyone!


two first places for me it’s BBalazs and V4NDL0. I was absolutely surprised by choice. Come to me V4NDL0 i’ll give you a hug =-D


Wow. Glad to see the results. @BBalazs I just loved the version and how you utilized ragdoll at the peek. Well deserved :partying_face: :clap: :clap: :clap: Congratz to all winners… @marcus & @Jason Thanks for encouraging us and give max support throughout the competition. Looking forward. August challenge. Finger crossed :crossed_fingers:


It is a great submission, it is true! It was tricky, it came down to the other submissions being more complete and presentable. Had we seen the result on that chef character, that may very well have been the winner because all else is stellar work.

For the August challenge, I haven’t caught up on how winners are decided; I expect this is from the Agora team.

But for the next challenge, would it make sense to try a voting-based system? :thinking: Worth exploring! I’d like the most successful piece to win the best prizes.


@marcus @Jason
Thank you so much :grin:!! Had a lot of fun exploring Ragdoll. Can’t wait to see more of it! Congrats everyone!

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Wow I can’t believe that

Thank you, Marcus, for this gift. I really appreciate that, I’m sure in coming personal projects I will use it every day



Congrats to everyone! Thank you Ragdoll Dynamics team for putting on this competition and the generous rewards! I had a lot of fun, but more importantly learned about working with Ragdoll.

I will very soon be posting a little post mortem on my submission thread sharing my experience with the tool and the things I learned. I’d love it if other people did the same!

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Oh yes, very good idea! Please do!

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