Published on Dec 21, 2010
Find out more about WaterShed, the U. S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 at the University of Maryland, at http://2011.solarteam.org/
From the Official Rules:
E-2. Computer-Animated Walkthrough
Each team shall provide a computer-animated walkthrough of its house for the following purposes:
1. To be included in a compilation video of all Solar Decathlon 2011 walkthroughs that will be presented to
audiences at the International Builders' Show in January 2011
2. To be posted on the Solar Decathlon Web site as an introduction to each house.
- Packaged into a single Quicktime .mov file (1280 × 720 30fps h.264/mp4 high-definition format)
- Runtime between 3 and 3.5 minutes
- Shall be accompanied by either synchronous captioning or a text version to meet Section 508 Accessibility
standards. For information, visit the "Make Your Videos, Audio Files, Podcasts, and Other Multimedia
Section 508 Compliant and Accessible" feature on the USA.gov Web site.
- Synchronous captioning is always preferred. See the W3C site for more information on synchronous
captioning. For an example of a video with synchronous captioning, see the Super Boiler Overview
- If you cannot caption your video, then you must write a text version. Read about how to write text
versions. For an example of a text version script, see the Wind Power Animation (Text Version).
- If possible, videos should be accompanied by both synchronous captioning and a separate text version of
- Composed of animated computer renderings that walk viewers through the house
- Includes an audio narrative that explains to viewers what they're seeing and describes the philosophy behind
- Does not include elements that are inherently inaccessible to those with visual disabilities