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09-29-2006, 01:39 PM
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09-29-2006, 03:09 PM
oh wow glad to be the first one to congratulate u for ur amazing works.

They are really funny and cute while looking realistic.

I enjoyed watching every shots but especially enjoyed the fireball and the porcupine one.

the blowfish looks so cute! i love it.

how many of u worked on this stuff? how long did it take u?

and... how did u guys manage to creat, texture those photorealistic animals? they are really cool...

again great job~!!! hope to see more of ur works.

09-29-2006, 03:47 PM
Congratulations, that looks ammazing, great animation, great textures and realistic look, i have one comment though, the logo Scifi doesn't move at all, i think it should move a bit when the animals attack.
Thanks for sharing

09-29-2006, 05:40 PM
It's funny cuz Prologue called me to do this job too but I wasn't available at the time. I'm glad you guys got your hands on it. Phenomenal job.

09-29-2006, 05:41 PM
chicken fight !!
realistic cock fights, how wonderful lol.. is it legal :P
5 twinklies.

09-29-2006, 06:12 PM
Great work!


09-29-2006, 06:19 PM
KAVOD :thumbsup:

Great job guys.

09-29-2006, 06:24 PM
Great looking stuff.

09-29-2006, 06:27 PM
hehe, i love this job! =)

09-29-2006, 07:14 PM
really great work.i like it

Hamed Katebi

09-29-2006, 07:26 PM
I saw some of these at Siggraph this year. Very nice work.

I know all too well the challenges of creating a CG chicken. You've done a stellar job.

09-29-2006, 07:45 PM
Great job everyone,:thumbsup:

I really enjoyed working on this project!

09-29-2006, 08:07 PM
The stills look great! Can't wait to watch the videos. (they're not downloading for some reason)

09-29-2006, 08:14 PM
Hi everybody!
Thanks for the comments and compliments :)

p0rcupine - all in all we had around 10 people who pitched in, some only on a single interlude.
The core team consisted of 5 people though.
As for times, I'll have to check that for you :) each interlude took a different amount of time, of course.

PhantomDesign - I'll have a mirror up in a while in case anyone has troubles downloading the video's.

Thanks again everyone.

09-29-2006, 08:20 PM
Great job! Solid work, I'm impressed!

09-29-2006, 08:35 PM
wow! yeah, really really impressive.

09-29-2006, 08:41 PM
In case you don't already know what I think, - great job guys...
You recieved a high quality mission with tight deadline and you handled it with pride.

My only wish for you is to work on more inspiring projects like this.

09-29-2006, 09:56 PM
SciFi channel always had the best standins. I always thought they were cool, I am such a Sci Fi junkie and I've seen all of them soo much that I am kinda jaded with them right now.

09-29-2006, 10:03 PM
To anyone who has trouble with downloading the video's, here are alternative links:

Rooster (

Porcupine (

Armadillo (

Snake (


09-29-2006, 10:09 PM
wow... great concepts and execution of ideas. the snake to slinky was really neat. thanks for sharing!

cheers :applause:

09-29-2006, 10:47 PM
Good job! :thumbsup: Hair and feathers works well :)

09-29-2006, 11:21 PM
it lifts my spirit reading your comments, i wanted to thank all the team 4 yet an other finished project. to thank crew972 4 the amazing character animation and 4 the developers who work closly with our r&d dept - marsel, ornatrix. phil, cat. grant, rpmanager and all the rest. cheers. btw cgtalk works on my cellular phone ;)

09-29-2006, 11:38 PM
This may be too intrusive, but I'm curious as to how much time you had, how many people you had, and what your budget was. I love the blowfish one!

EDIT: nm answer was given already, thanks!

09-30-2006, 12:55 AM
That was amazing!

How did you handle the feathers on the chicken? Wow!


09-30-2006, 01:06 AM
Really impressive animation work! Looking forward to see more from you talented guys.:)

09-30-2006, 01:17 AM
wow, thats really cool. i remember seeing the chicken on the sci fi channel. i haven't seen the others though.

09-30-2006, 01:43 AM
Yeh, I've seen these on SciFi and I really liked them! Great job! :D

09-30-2006, 03:34 AM
aaaaawwwwwweeeeeessome stuff man. this is great. i really liked. this is amazing. and considering that you were only 10 guys working in it, this look even more amazing.
keep up the good work man. best of luck for the future.

09-30-2006, 03:36 AM
Congrats. Very nice! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

09-30-2006, 08:12 AM
Amazing work, guys!

keep it up :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


09-30-2006, 10:06 AM
that looks realy graet david, very realistic, well done.

09-30-2006, 10:23 AM
Very nice characters!

You've got a little bit of Motion Blur issues here and there, especially obvious on the rooster clip, but overall, very good impression and animation. Well, pretty much every aspect of it is cool! :D The models are fabulous! from me! :thumbsup:

09-30-2006, 11:11 AM
Brilliant stuff!! Are you able to go into any more detail about how you approached the hair and chicken feathers. Are they based on max tools or did you write your own solutions. I`m guessing your probably not allowed to give too much away, but I thought it would be worth asking.



09-30-2006, 11:12 AM
Awesome work !
I'm sure you guys had great fun working on this..
I really like the edit of those behind the scenes clips, very well done! :applause:

and also very inspiring.

enough with the ego boosting, get back to work! :))

09-30-2006, 11:54 AM
Great job on :bounce: :bounce:
5 stars.

09-30-2006, 03:25 PM
For Dan and all the rest, hopefully we`ll get the time to write a bit about the techniques we`ve devised for the project.
The basics are what you see in the porcupine layers (the shells formation) but on top of that were a lot more controls ;)
thanks for you all!

09-30-2006, 04:02 PM
Wow !

Very cool, I loved that porcupine!

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing that !


09-30-2006, 04:04 PM
Genius job. Funny and cute.

09-30-2006, 04:21 PM
Donno if its just me but, the Quicktime links dont work for me even when I try to "right click - Save as"

Any help?

09-30-2006, 04:37 PM
4th-Child - I posted alternative links in the second page.. hope it works :)

Thanks for comments everyone.

09-30-2006, 04:46 PM
Thanks! Yeah just saw them, nice one!
Really awesome animation living it!
Would love to see more making of vids!

09-30-2006, 04:52 PM
Congrtulation guys, you did great :applause: ,
i think the Porcupine and Blowfish was the best,
keep it up :buttrock:

09-30-2006, 05:30 PM
awesome work guys !! , loved the roosters reactions hehe , keep it up !! :thumbsup:

09-30-2006, 09:37 PM
I was attacked by a slinky snake once. Those things are dangerous. Spent 3 weeks in the hospital just trying to get it untangled.

Nice work.

09-30-2006, 10:49 PM
slinkies are more complex then one might think beware

10-01-2006, 09:03 AM
Very interesting and great !
I really like the animation and your characters. 5 for you !

10-01-2006, 03:08 PM
WOW, that's really a cool works !! But I have a question want to know, your fur system is base on some max fur plugin ? or your fur is creat by geometry ? I really want to know!! Great works.

10-01-2006, 07:01 PM
hey thomastam79,
the hair is based on ornatrix now knowen as hairtrix and its procedural approach let you build some crazy shit ;)

10-02-2006, 07:22 AM
Just awesome! :D

Love the rooster :bounce:

10-02-2006, 05:37 PM
The style of animation and model....WOW!.......good!
Porcupine especially. How lovable animal !

10-02-2006, 08:49 PM
Yes, this really is very impressive work!

I love it when I see great work done by customers. It makes all those hours of coding worthwhile :)

Big thumbs up for Yoni and the guys at Snowball! I'm looking forward to seeing more great work from you guys in the future.


10-02-2006, 10:37 PM
Thanks for making the life my riggers and animators a whole lot easier ;)

5 stars for CAT...

Cheers mate,


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