# Join Community Contest 2023: Unleash Your Creativity with MATLAB Animations!

Chen Lin on 31 Oct 2023 (Edited on 27 Nov 2023)
Latest activity Edit by Teodo on 10 Nov 2023

You are invited to join our 2023 community contest – MATLAB Flipbook Mini Hack! This year’s contest revolves around creating interesting animations using MATLAB.
Whether you are a seasoned MATLAB user or just getting started, this contest offers a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills, learn from others, and engage with the vibrant MATLAB Central community.
Timeframe
This contest runs for 4 weeks from Nov. 6th to Dec. 3rd.
How to play
• Create a new animation or remix an existing one with up to 2,000 characters of code.
• Simply vote on the animations you love!
Prizes
You will have opportunities to win compelling prizes, including Amazon gift cards, MathWorks T-shirts, and virtual badges. We will give out both weekly prizes and grand prizes.
Check out the gallery and vote on the animations you like.
The MATLAB Central Community team

Teodo on 10 Nov 2023 (Edited on 10 Nov 2023)
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Thank You, for this Great Contest, and for the (this year) freshness of propositions and rules. "Let the MATLAB games begin!" Cheers to all!
Adam Danz on 2 Nov 2023
I'm glad to see some familiar names and faces in these comments who have participated in the previous mini hack contests! Invite your friends, colleagues, and classmates to join! I can't wait to see your 2-second, 48-frame animations!
Gregory Vernon on 2 Nov 2023 (Edited on 2 Nov 2023)
How will you count characters? Specifically
1. Are \n or \r considered characters?
2. Are end-of-line ; characters?
3. Are "clean-code" whitespaces a character? By these I mean indents on nested flow control, a = 1, etc.
Essentially, if someone submits code that looks like:
function c(v)
switch v
case 1
for a=1:10
b=a*2
disp(b)
end
case 2
for a=1:10
if mod(a,2)
b=a^2
else
b=a*2
end
disp(b)
end
end
end
Will that be counted as 112 characters? Or will it be reformatted to something like
function c( v )
switch v
case 1
for a = 1 : 10
b = a * 2;
disp( b )
end
case 2
for a = 1 : 10
if mod( a, 2 )
b = a ^ 2;
else
b = a * 2;
end
disp( b )
end
end
end
which is 386 characters (including newline characters, indents using spaces not tabs)?
Vinay Ramesh on 2 Nov 2023
Character count will not include leading or trailing spaces, semi-colons at the end of lines, or newline characters.
KARUPPASAMYPANDIYAN M on 2 Nov 2023 (Edited on 2 Nov 2023)

Exciting & Looking forward for more fun!

Clarence Donath on 1 Nov 2023
The time of Doge Diet 2 approaches
REVENGE OF THE DOGE
Tim on 1 Nov 2023
Very exciting! Will there be restrictions on the number of frames in the gifs?
David on 1 Nov 2023
Each GIF will be 48 frames, which will run very smoothly.