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06-25-2007, 10:26 AM
Adrian Baluta is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

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06-25-2007, 10:58 AM
Adrian, i really expecting that you'll do for this challenge.
Welcome dude, and good luck ! :thumbsup:

06-26-2007, 07:02 AM
Hallo to everybody in the contest,thanks SweD,welcome to everyone and have a nice contest.Good luck to all!:thumbsup:

06-26-2007, 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.

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

06-26-2007, 10:02 AM
Thanks ania!Maybe in few weeks I put the models also and a color scketch.Good luck to you!:beer:

06-27-2007, 07:45 AM (

Some sckech with mechanical parts.

06-27-2007, 09:13 AM
Should be cool ! Great concept.

06-27-2007, 11:00 AM
loved the last mechanichal bird you created so i will be waiting to see what you 'll do with this one...

06-27-2007, 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:

06-28-2007, 07:35 AM (

Some models of mechanical parts.

06-29-2007, 07:31 AM (

Now I define the egg parts for the transformation.

07-03-2007, 11:58 AM
Working... I v seen alot a good things guys Good luck to all!:beer:

07-04-2007, 06:59 AM (

Another scketch of the transformer part.

07-04-2007, 08:53 AM
Owww, I like those mechanical animal things, can't wait to see more of this!


07-04-2007, 12:30 PM
very nice concept, nice drawing sketch.:)

07-04-2007, 12:46 PM
Thanks alot guys!Best to you all!:bounce:

07-06-2007, 06:52 AM (

Some view of mechanical parts.

07-06-2007, 09:26 AM (

Detail parts.

07-06-2007, 09:29 AM (

Eeg detail and mechanical parts.

07-06-2007, 09:54 AM
Now I work on tranformed little mechanical bird.Best to you all!:thumbsup:

07-06-2007, 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
07-06-2007, 07:14 PM
Great stuff man! :thumbsup: Really nice to see the effort put into the mechnical joints.

07-09-2007, 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!

07-12-2007, 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!

07-14-2007, 10:48 AM (

Puting the articulation of the pieces.

07-14-2007, 11:17 AM (

Testing setup for the transform arm.

07-14-2007, 07:26 PM (

Making the setup of the egg.

07-14-2007, 07:51 PM
Nice idea! Mechanical bird looks interesting)
Good luck!)

07-14-2007, 08:02 PM
wow this is starting to look complex =P

07-15-2007, 08:00 AM (

Building Setup.

07-17-2007, 09:06 PM (

Creating the bird...

07-18-2007, 12:21 AM concept! This is going to be fun to watch the egg transform into the bird. Were you inspired by "Transformers"? :D

07-18-2007, 12:02 PM
Thanks Jedi-Juice will be nice to show all my wip on this an very detailed one.

Nice challenge!

07-18-2007, 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:

07-19-2007, 08:15 PM (

Transformation steps.

07-19-2007, 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:

07-19-2007, 08:39 PM
Cool concept. Transformers.... chickens in disguise.

07-19-2007, 10:40 PM
Really cool stuff! :thumbsup: Any robot that transforms is cool in my book.

07-20-2007, 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!

07-20-2007, 09:16 PM (

Building the bird.

07-20-2007, 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 :)

07-21-2007, 08:50 PM (

Makeing the wings and testing the setup.

07-25-2007, 09:46 PM (

The bird wip on Setup.

07-25-2007, 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

07-27-2007, 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.


07-27-2007, 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.!

07-29-2007, 12:45 PM (

Here are som animation transform.
The link:

07-29-2007, 12:46 PM (

Here are som animation transform.
The link:

07-29-2007, 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.

07-29-2007, 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!

07-29-2007, 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!

07-29-2007, 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!

07-29-2007, 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.

07-30-2007, 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!

07-30-2007, 04:37 PM
Hey Adrian,

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


Wayne jermaine
07-30-2007, 08:10 PM
loooking great.. goodluck to you

07-31-2007, 12:02 AM
attack of the tranformer egg! :argh:

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

08-02-2007, 08:28 PM (

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

08-04-2007, 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!

08-04-2007, 04:33 PM (

Building the mother bird.Modeling the head.

08-05-2007, 08:25 PM (

Modeling the head of the mother bird.

08-06-2007, 07:08 AM
Excellent stuff !
as someone said it should be cool if the transformation was one slower.

08-06-2007, 11:52 AM
Thanks gpepper ! With the final render and atmosphere and vfx and montage will look ok.:beer: Good luck to you to!

08-06-2007, 07:28 PM (

Mother bird and the egg.Seting the proportion.

08-06-2007, 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.

08-07-2007, 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.

08-07-2007, 09:37 PM (

Making the mother bird setup.Building the skeleton.

08-07-2007, 11:04 PM
Awsome Concepts, very clean.

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

08-10-2007, 05:00 PM (

making the setup.

08-10-2007, 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.

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

08-12-2007, 02:57 PM (

Modeling the worm.

08-12-2007, 02:58 PM (

Modeling the worm.

08-12-2007, 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!

08-13-2007, 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:

08-16-2007, 04:16 PM (

A composition test just for light reference.

08-16-2007, 04:17 PM (

A composition test just for light reference.

08-16-2007, 07:39 PM (

Seting the shadow light reference.

08-18-2007, 01:17 PM (

I put some texture on mother bird.

08-18-2007, 11:18 PM (

This is a test for the rig of mother bird.

The link:

08-19-2007, 10:28 AM (

Test light for mother bird and the transform egg.

08-19-2007, 04:47 PM
The link: (

A new transformation.I hope you liked!

08-28-2007, 07:26 PM (

Modeling for Background.Leafs...

08-30-2007, 10:54 PM (

Seting the translucence of the leafs.

09-01-2007, 12:53 PM
Wow exellent idea and fantastic animation. This gonna to be great.

Good job so far :thumbsup:

09-01-2007, 03:04 PM
nice you did it?....i a nice job!:eek:

09-02-2007, 09:01 AM
nice work, i like your idea, i look forward to seeing your last randering.

09-02-2007, 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:

09-02-2007, 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!

09-02-2007, 06:18 PM (

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

09-03-2007, 06:30 AM
It seems to go fine here !

09-03-2007, 09:12 AM (

Texturing the three.

09-03-2007, 02:28 PM
Nice tree!.....good shape...and the textures looks nice....maybe adding some flowers to get more life....don't you think?:)

09-03-2007, 03:07 PM (

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

09-03-2007, 04:27 PM (

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

09-03-2007, 07:15 PM
simply GREAT!!

09-03-2007, 07:25 PM
Oh...beautifu job!....that sunset is really cool...nice glow!

09-03-2007, 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:

09-04-2007, 08:26 PM (

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

09-04-2007, 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:

09-05-2007, 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!

09-05-2007, 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.

09-06-2007, 03:42 PM (

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

09-06-2007, 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!:)

09-06-2007, 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.

09-07-2007, 09:07 AM

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

09-07-2007, 11:04 AM
Thank you for the good replies! Best to all!:beer:

09-07-2007, 11:10 AM (

Some render and comp test.

09-07-2007, 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:

09-07-2007, 06:41 PM
that's really impressive work! Both shading, lighting and ambience!
Would be cool to add sound, as you said!
Keep up!

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

This will be a great entry!

09-14-2007, 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

09-15-2007, 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!

09-16-2007, 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.

09-25-2007, 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!

09-25-2007, 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! :)

09-25-2007, 10:40 PM
congratulations for finishing my friend....thats a cool piece...i wat to see the full animation....good luck:thumbsup:

09-26-2007, 10:38 AM
good work man, the lights, objects looks really good, cant wait to see you animation...:)

09-26-2007, 02:52 PM (

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

09-26-2007, 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.

09-26-2007, 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

09-27-2007, 11:57 AM
Nice work overal. Original design. Congrats for finish it.

09-28-2007, 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:

10-01-2007, 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 >> (

10-01-2007, 06:48 PM
congratulations dude! :applause: wish i could animate like that! :eek: always get goosebumps :sad:

10-03-2007, 07:23 PM
thanks nwiz25! You also do a great job on ilustration challenge:thumbsup:

10-05-2007, 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 ;(

10-05-2007, 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!

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

Best to you all!:buttrock:

10-09-2007, 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:

11-19-2007, 11:08 AM
Great Challenge! Very good entries.
Best to all!

12-16-2007, 07:15 AM
No more comments?:cry:

12-21-2007, 10:08 PM
hey gr8 piece Adib! Congrats on the Compositing catagory award. Have a lotta fun with ur prizes!

12-22-2007, 08:01 AM
Haha you have early submission and waited much... but it has been worth waiting, yes ? Congratulitions! :)

12-22-2007, 07:40 PM
Congratulations, well done!

12-22-2007, 08:23 PM
Thanks guys! Congratulation to all!

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

12-26-2007, 03:26 PM

great short...

12-27-2007, 08:09 AM
thanks infoarq! also your short is great:thumbsup:

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