That is true Darkware..Alot of photoshop will be used though, for compositing and such..I mean we would still use Maya and all, but it would be half and half, unless the rules say only Maya..
As for the self portrait, but other personality, i think that would be hilarious..Though its hard to picture myself being another gender hehe..
Anyway, this months challenge is almost done and I agree with Mike with people not being able to finish..I think MAYBE because not everyone has yet reached a level where they will be able to do such animation with sounds, hell i cant even do blendshapes. Though the challenge does encourage people to just get into it and learn it, some probably got overwhelmed..
Hmmm still thinking of other ideas...
<a href="http://forums.simplymaya.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16675">May/June 2005 Challenge Entry</a>