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06 June 2007, 10:26 AM
Adrian Baluta is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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06 June 2007, 10:58 AM
Adrian, i really expecting that you'll do for this challenge.
Welcome dude, and good luck ! :thumbsup:

06 June 2007, 07:02 AM
Hallo to everybody in the contest,thanks SweD,welcome to everyone and have a nice contest.Good luck to all!:thumbsup:

06 June 2007, 08:11 AM (

This is an old ideea of my whit mechanical birds and I thik will be nice if the egg is transform not to brake like in a usual way.

06 June 2007, 08:26 AM
very nice concept, I'm curious how it will look
good luck

06 June 2007, 10:02 AM
Thanks ania!Maybe in few weeks I put the models also and a color scketch.Good luck to you!:beer:

06 June 2007, 07:45 AM (

Some sckech with mechanical parts.

06 June 2007, 09:13 AM
Should be cool ! Great concept.

06 June 2007, 11:00 AM
loved the last mechanichal bird you created so i will be waiting to see what you 'll do with this one...

06 June 2007, 11:12 AM
Thank you guys This time you will see also some animation transforming thing stuff like that in that atmosphere like in READY TO FLY.:bounce:

06 June 2007, 07:35 AM (

Some models of mechanical parts.

06 June 2007, 07:31 AM (

Now I define the egg parts for the transformation.

07 July 2007, 11:58 AM
Working... I v seen alot a good things guys Good luck to all!:beer:

07 July 2007, 06:59 AM (

Another scketch of the transformer part.

07 July 2007, 08:53 AM
Owww, I like those mechanical animal things, can't wait to see more of this!


07 July 2007, 12:30 PM
very nice concept, nice drawing sketch.:)

07 July 2007, 12:46 PM
Thanks alot guys!Best to you all!:bounce:

07 July 2007, 06:52 AM (

Some view of mechanical parts.

07 July 2007, 09:26 AM (

Detail parts.

07 July 2007, 09:29 AM (

Eeg detail and mechanical parts.

07 July 2007, 09:54 AM
Now I work on tranformed little mechanical bird.Best to you all!:thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 04:42 PM
Man your Eon final was one of my top fav's. Now this new mech bird of yours, mixed with you older mech bird and your extremely wonderful use of colors will surely make this one of my fav's as well!

Mike Nuts
07 July 2007, 07:14 PM
Great stuff man! :thumbsup: Really nice to see the effort put into the mechnical joints.

07 July 2007, 06:44 AM
Thanks alot guys!I will tried to show all the steps,the modeling part the rig,texture step,light,composition and final render.

Good luck to you to!

07 July 2007, 03:56 PM
Wow, really brilliant idea! This has a lot of potential to become a piece of eye candy with the hatching of the eggs and all the mech parts! Good luck!

07 July 2007, 10:48 AM (

Puting the articulation of the pieces.

07 July 2007, 11:17 AM (

Testing setup for the transform arm.

07 July 2007, 07:26 PM (

Making the setup of the egg.

07 July 2007, 07:51 PM
Nice idea! Mechanical bird looks interesting)
Good luck!)

07 July 2007, 08:02 PM
wow this is starting to look complex =P

07 July 2007, 08:00 AM (

Building Setup.

07 July 2007, 09:06 PM (

Creating the bird...

07 July 2007, 12:21 AM concept! This is going to be fun to watch the egg transform into the bird. Were you inspired by "Transformers"? :D

07 July 2007, 12:02 PM
Thanks Jedi-Juice will be nice to show all my wip on this an very detailed one.

Nice challenge!

07 July 2007, 05:18 PM
hey hey hey bro! :scream: very happy to c u once again! :bounce: love ur concept all the way! :love: very sweet indeed! :p waiting to c more from ya mate! take care! n good luck! :thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 08:15 PM (

Transformation steps.

07 July 2007, 08:31 PM
Thanks man! I will join also the ilustration challenge but later after I put the texture.maybe on the composition level.

Good luck to you nwiz25 !:bounce:

07 July 2007, 08:39 PM
Cool concept. Transformers.... chickens in disguise.

07 July 2007, 10:40 PM
Really cool stuff! :thumbsup: Any robot that transforms is cool in my book.

07 July 2007, 08:14 PM
Thanks again for the comments.Yes I will do a complex one with alot of atmosphere and some composition stuff.And ofcorse at the end you l have a surprise.Because the challenge is call Strange Behavior,right!:buttrock:

good Luck to you guys!

07 July 2007, 09:16 PM (

Building the bird.

07 July 2007, 11:33 PM
This is going to be a very interesting project to watch while it evolves. Nice idea, and a complexe one too.
I've always been curious as to how such tranformation animations were made (car commercials are a huge fan of the concept, for the moment). What to start with first? The tranformed or the transforming?

Or in this case... it becomes a philisophical question. What comes first?
The chicken? or the egg? :rolleyes:

Good luck on your project :)

07 July 2007, 08:50 PM (

Makeing the wings and testing the setup.

07 July 2007, 09:46 PM (

The bird wip on Setup.

07 July 2007, 10:38 PM
I like the borning birds, your sketch is very nice and hope to see that!! great challenge to create a nice transforming animation !! waiting for it ... good job

07 July 2007, 11:28 AM
JuanDB Thank you for the comments and I will do more than just a transforming bird.Because is an animation challenge to I will do like short animation ,I think one minute of animation with mood and good atmosphere and composition will be enough.anyway in few days I will post animation of the transformed egg.


07 July 2007, 01:26 PM
magnificent work...very nice....i couldn't do such thing....this is many hours of work indeed...keep going with the idea.!

07 July 2007, 12:45 PM (

Here are som animation transform.
The link:

07 July 2007, 12:46 PM (

Here are som animation transform.
The link:

07 July 2007, 07:31 PM
looks quite good, but I would animate it slower, so that one could see more of the transformation. currently it goes so quickly that one can hardly notice what happens.

07 July 2007, 07:44 PM
I love this thread~its one of my favorites
fantastic concept and all the progress posts are amazing!
good stuff..waiting to see more!

07 July 2007, 08:03 PM
ania:On the final comp will be a montage with the transformation.Right now I show the bird in full screen,usualy only some parts of transformation you show at the begining,and after the rest.I planed to make one minute of animation,and for the first transformation I will put alot of shots.At the end I am realy shore you ll see a good stuf with comp,Vfx and animation.

HFix:Yes,I will put alot of detail and also I will do an making of after the challenge is finished.

Thanks alot!

07 July 2007, 09:51 PM
Salut Adi,
iar cu pasarici?! Hehehe.Nu te mai saturi de pasarici. Multa bafta in competitie. Iti tin pumnii.
Cu pasarica inainte!

07 July 2007, 10:06 PM
I think ania is right...I mean it's not bad idea to cut and compose diferent moments of some action, but you have to consider for yourself whether it is usefull to do "cut" approach or rather make it more smooth and descriptive with longer shots....of cource it's up to you, and I hope you'll choose the most impresive expresion...

....ha how's that "impresive expresion"...hi hi...sounds little wierd!...however....good luck to you.

07 July 2007, 09:08 AM
Yes,with longer shots I want to do for transformation.Will be more detailed the transform process.Right now I just posted an WIP for you to see some transform:) but at the end you l see a BIG DIFERENCE:thumbsup: .

Thanks for the advise and good luck to you!

07 July 2007, 04:37 PM
Hey Adrian,

The transformation looks great. I'm impressed, how long did the animation process take?


Wayne jermaine
07 July 2007, 08:10 PM
loooking great.. goodluck to you

07 July 2007, 12:02 AM
attack of the tranformer egg! :argh:

try adding some snap and overlaps to the parts to sell it even more... :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 08:28 PM (

Adding the engine reactor.Next step will be the setup add for the reactor,including in the rest of the bird.

08 August 2007, 03:04 PM (

The INSANE SETUP! That was the dificult part.The rest is not that complicate.The setup I didit in 3 steps,egg rig,bird rig and conection rig to have at the end just one skeleton for the animation of the bird.Also to put the pieces to make the transformation more easy.
I hope you liked!

08 August 2007, 04:33 PM (

Building the mother bird.Modeling the head.

08 August 2007, 08:25 PM (

Modeling the head of the mother bird.

08 August 2007, 07:08 AM
Excellent stuff !
as someone said it should be cool if the transformation was one slower.

08 August 2007, 11:52 AM
Thanks gpepper ! With the final render and atmosphere and vfx and montage will look ok.:beer: Good luck to you to!

08 August 2007, 07:28 PM (

Mother bird and the egg.Seting the proportion.

08 August 2007, 08:33 PM
Comming along nicely i see, can wait for the textures im sure they will be amazing :) i found this animation yesterday and it reminded me of your project, thought you might enjoy it.

08 August 2007, 07:30 AM
HFix Hi thanks! Yes will be also a surprise at the end of all the transforming thing.Behind this is a strong story.

08 August 2007, 09:37 PM (

Making the mother bird setup.Building the skeleton.

08 August 2007, 11:04 PM
Awsome Concepts, very clean.

08 August 2007, 09:22 AM
Thanks Taino I ll do my best.Next week I will start texture and lighting test.
best to you!:)

08 August 2007, 05:00 PM (

making the setup.

08 August 2007, 06:09 PM (

This is my sketch for composition,just an ideea to know how will be the lights and the atmosphere.Most of the scenes from my animation will be close up and at the end will see the hole background.The story start with a surprise and it ends with other,a strange behavior ofcorse.

08 August 2007, 08:10 PM
OH! transformers fan, thats cool!:scream:

08 August 2007, 02:57 PM (

Modeling the worm.

08 August 2007, 02:58 PM (

Modeling the worm.

08 August 2007, 07:51 PM
holy cow! i missed a lot over here! :eek: gotta hand it to u bro! insane rig setup :drool:.. my respects for all your hardwork and dedication! :applause::buttrock: good luck to u mate! :thumbsup: take care!

08 August 2007, 11:11 AM
Thanks man! You also do a very good job,and your skills are great.I am preparing a suprise for you guys at the end of my short.I think this week I finished the rig for the birds and the worm,after I will do the texture and some mattepaintings.

Thanks alot and good luck to you nwiz25!:beer:

08 August 2007, 04:16 PM (

A composition test just for light reference.

08 August 2007, 04:17 PM (

A composition test just for light reference.

08 August 2007, 07:39 PM (

Seting the shadow light reference.

08 August 2007, 01:17 PM (

I put some texture on mother bird.

08 August 2007, 11:18 PM (

This is a test for the rig of mother bird.

The link:

08 August 2007, 10:28 AM (

Test light for mother bird and the transform egg.

08 August 2007, 04:47 PM
The link: (

A new transformation.I hope you liked!

08 August 2007, 07:26 PM (

Modeling for Background.Leafs...

08 August 2007, 10:54 PM (

Seting the translucence of the leafs.

09 September 2007, 12:53 PM
Wow exellent idea and fantastic animation. This gonna to be great.

Good job so far :thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 03:04 PM
nice you did it?....i a nice job!:eek:

09 September 2007, 09:01 AM
nice work, i like your idea, i look forward to seeing your last randering.

09 September 2007, 11:08 AM
Thank you guys I will update soon with some modeling and background texture.I almost finish the modeling and texture now is time for building the scene and make my movie.

I am sure you liked!

Good luck to you all!:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 11:51 AM
Hahhaa one more in the Chicken alliance! We have some mutant, some morbid half realistc, and now some mechanical...! And WOW wha a excellent scene render!
Good luck!

09 September 2007, 06:18 PM (

Modeling the three.I have also some small rocks and some texture,after that I will come with some test render.

09 September 2007, 06:30 AM
It seems to go fine here !

09 September 2007, 09:12 AM (

Texturing the three.

09 September 2007, 02:28 PM
Nice tree!.....good shape...and the textures looks nice....maybe adding some flowers to get more life....don't you think?:)

09 September 2007, 03:07 PM (

Seting the main comp.General composition,the location for all the action.

09 September 2007, 04:27 PM (

Seting the atmosphere reference for the movie.I hope you liked.

09 September 2007, 07:15 PM
simply GREAT!!

09 September 2007, 07:25 PM
Oh...beautifu job!....that sunset is really cool...nice glow!

09 September 2007, 08:20 PM
Thank you guys!I setup the scenes and I start the RENDER:buttrock: I have just 25 scenes in one minute short movie.

Best to all!:beer:

09 September 2007, 08:26 PM (

This is two render scenes from my short.Here is the link:

09 September 2007, 10:24 PM
the transform animation looks nice...but i thing that is to fast...maybe a little slow....just a little will leave to us to apreciate more close the transformation:eek:

09 September 2007, 08:30 AM
yeah like melkao said.. its just too fast.... slow it down to show the mericle of a new life comming to the world....need more suspence... but its a good job no doubt abt that!

09 September 2007, 09:31 AM
I said too. transformation are very fast. and light fron sun are very blur... i canīt see the details of bird. (you work hard in model.... ).

Good work.

09 September 2007, 03:42 PM (

Another test render.I hope you liked!
Here is the link:

09 September 2007, 04:50 PM
is much better! could be nice to the robot to show the face trough a hole before transforming....well just a tough!:)

09 September 2007, 06:52 PM
is much better! could be nice to the robot to show the face trough a hole before transforming....well just a tough!:)

Just what I was thinking :)
Haha, it's cool though.. I like the concept of the egg becoming the body.

09 September 2007, 09:07 AM

really good conceptual stuff,
appretiate your hard work and smartness.
keep growin,,,

09 September 2007, 11:04 AM
Thank you for the good replies! Best to all!:beer:

09 September 2007, 11:10 AM (

Some render and comp test.

09 September 2007, 11:16 AM
Now is the hard work of composition and render,I will check the shaders and do some changes to setup the light and the atmosphere.In two weeks I think I finish de render and comp.Maybe iff I have time I will do the sound to:) .

Good luck to you guys is a nice challenge!:beer:

09 September 2007, 06:41 PM
that's really impressive work! Both shading, lighting and ambience!
Would be cool to add sound, as you said!
Keep up!

09 September 2007, 09:40 AM
Cool concept sketches, great design and very good animation tests.

This will be a great entry!

09 September 2007, 06:49 PM
Hi Adrian I must say great potential for great animation but it's not going to be easy but let me start with animation.

First have a clear idea of what you are trying to present. Then I would suggest to stop animating and start drawing thumb nails then make an animatic out of your thumb nails so you can feel the timing of your shots. Make sure that your thumbnails match your camera. Don't make your shots longer than 3 sec unless it's called for. Once you have whole picture of what your animation will look like start editing it or changing things around. Then you should move on to blocking and then on. If you don't care for thumbnails do it in 3d by using your existing characters and background. Either way you will save yourself a lot of time on re-animating the scenes and other headaches.
I got to go but i'll come back with comments on your existing animation.
Later buddy

09 September 2007, 03:54 AM
Hi guero,
Thanks for advise but allready have a storyboard,and I also did the layout,background referance,characters line up and seting from the begining the atmosphere.
1.the ideea
2.the story
3.the storyboard layout
5.background sets
7.rough animatic
9.animation montage
10.test render - seting the lights render
12.montage render rough for the sound montage with sound

I work for 14 years in animation thats what I do and I know what to do.To make a movie is not an easy thing to do.You most set from the begining all things.

About STRANGE BEHAVIOR I show some parts of the work but at the end I will put the steps to see the artists how I work.

Thanks for the comments and sugestions!

09 September 2007, 03:55 PM (

Like I said I will present the steps of my work in order.
1.The Idea-the eggs that transforming in to the birds and at the end the last egg is transforming in to the worm.Strange don t you think?!
2.The storyboard is on the image.
I will put also the rest,step by step.

09 September 2007, 08:48 PM (

Finaly I finish the render for my Strange Behavior animation short.This is my final entry.I will put and the animation to.All critics and comments are welcome.

Good luck to all!

09 September 2007, 09:38 PM
Hey, your final image is magnificant! And I am sure movie is too! And best luck here and in your commision...!

Liked so much ambient and colours and hey, you are part of chicken alliance too! :)

09 September 2007, 10:40 PM
congratulations for finishing my friend....thats a cool piece...i wat to see the full animation....good luck:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 10:38 AM
good work man, the lights, objects looks really good, cant wait to see you animation...:)

09 September 2007, 02:52 PM (

Here is the link for my animation,all critics and comments are welcome.

09 September 2007, 04:01 PM
looks very good
I like that mood
I had to laugh when I saw the little worm
The music of the second part seems to be louder than in the first part, I would make it slightly louder in the first part because it's also a bit too silent compared to the mechanical noises.
Very good work.

09 September 2007, 04:15 PM
looks nice....i love the intro....the camera into the grass....thats really nice...good luck:wavey:

but i yhink that you can improve the sounds and music!...well just a tough

09 September 2007, 11:57 AM
Nice work overal. Original design. Congrats for finish it.

09 September 2007, 06:31 AM
Thanks for the comments!When I have time I will do also a bonus feature with the eggs something nice and I will post on animation forum.And I plan to do an making of after the Challenge is finish.

Best to all!:beer:

10 October 2007, 05:30 PM (

Software: After Effects,Maya

Mechanical birds and the strange eggs.
Is about transforming evolution,eggs transform in to birds and at the end the last egg transforming into the worm.strange right.

Play Video >> (

10 October 2007, 06:48 PM
congratulations dude! :applause: wish i could animate like that! :eek: always get goosebumps :sad:

10 October 2007, 07:23 PM
thanks nwiz25! You also do a great job on ilustration challenge:thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 09:47 AM

ur final pic looks cool! Not sure if it's just me, but I can't see the full animation.. mine cuts out after the grass.. anyway, I'll keep trying and get back to u ;(

10 October 2007, 10:44 AM
Can't see nor listen your animation - my boss wouldn't agree :D , but I have to say that your mechanical bird looks promising, and I'm eager to see all your work (maybe when my boss go home!)
Congrats for finishing!

10 October 2007, 11:05 AM
Thanks for the replies!GREAT CHALLENGE!:beer:

Best to you all!:buttrock:

10 October 2007, 01:40 PM
I see alot great animation here,and also nice moods in this challenge,Bravo to everyone and wish you all THE BEST

GOOD LUCK!:beer:

11 November 2007, 11:08 AM
Great Challenge! Very good entries.
Best to all!

12 December 2007, 07:15 AM
No more comments?:cry:

12 December 2007, 10:08 PM
hey gr8 piece Adib! Congrats on the Compositing catagory award. Have a lotta fun with ur prizes!

12 December 2007, 08:01 AM
Haha you have early submission and waited much... but it has been worth waiting, yes ? Congratulitions! :)

12 December 2007, 07:40 PM
Congratulations, well done!

12 December 2007, 08:23 PM
Thanks guys! Congratulation to all!

Congrats ania and overcontrast! :beer::bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

12 December 2007, 03:26 PM

great short...

12 December 2007, 08:09 AM
thanks infoarq! also your short is great:thumbsup:

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