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06 June 2007, 04:51 PM
Cyril Taussat is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Modeling: Morphing (

06 June 2007, 04:57 PM
yeah, I knew someone was missing :) good to see you here again and good luck!

06 June 2007, 05:05 PM
Hate de voir ton taff Cyril ;)

Glade to see you here :) have fun !

06 June 2007, 05:11 PM
fun to see familiar people

goot luck man

06 June 2007, 05:31 PM
Hey hé ! great to see same famous people around. Good to find and fight you again friends !
the first who win pay the beer pack :beer:

06 June 2007, 05:34 PM
I am glad u are in long since last time we "played "in a challenge. have fun. :)

06 June 2007, 05:37 PM
Hey Cyril, good luck on this one, looking forward to see what will u bring us this time:)

06 June 2007, 05:50 PM
heehee i'm waiting for you from this morning :scream:
gladd you're in my firend !


06 June 2007, 06:07 PM
'Right Dimitris, it's been a while, sure. Since the Journey challenge i'vnt finish, i guess.
It's great you can participate to this one. Can't wait to see how you turn it.

heehee i'm waiting for you from this morning Lol

i've Just waiting a check to be sure i can enter to do the challenge and finish him, and win him, and put up a giant statue to my effigie ! :scream:.
it's ok for me, Let's rock now !

Glad to be here with you. :)

06 June 2007, 06:13 PM
C'est parti !
Bonne chance Cyril !

06 June 2007, 06:39 PM
Salut Cyril!!!Yessaiii, this thread is gonna kick some ass!!It's gonna be a pleasure for me to follow your thread!Have fun ami!:bounce:

06 June 2007, 06:52 PM
Aaahhh , really glad you entered :bounce:

It's gonna be great for sure !

Have tons of fun ... et bonne chance à toi Cyril !

cheers ,


06 June 2007, 06:56 PM
bonne chance cyril ;)

as tu une idée déjà ;)

zapan non :D
moi oui :D

on voit les pros hein
mdr ;);)

cya :)


good luck my friend!
have u got an idea ?
zapan no, but me off course :)

we see the best ahahahahaha

06 June 2007, 07:29 PM
Great! Weee!... Great to be doing this again with you, I look forward to some real wackiness in here:D

06 June 2007, 07:29 PM
Okmer, Stephane and DaddyMack, many thanks mates, it's a pleasure to be welcome like that. Have fun too, i'm expecting your works ! :thumbsup:

héhé Salut laetitia, content de te voir par ici ;)

I've already an idea, some ideas to be correct. But i've made my choice, to focus on one.
i don't know if it's the good choice, but i've time to realize and change.
So cooooool ! :beer:
i don't worry about Stephane, he will find an idea which kick our ass all. :D

Can't wait to see your concept Laetitia, and happy to see you around.

06 June 2007, 10:02 PM

Let´s watch to your behavior :thumbsup:

06 June 2007, 11:07 PM (

What place would be more appropriate than a mental hospital.
I Want to create a surreal scene, with some caracters in strange behaviors and activities.
For this one, i'll try to obtain a cartoon stylish image.
i Hope to.
This is the first rough of a cycle for the first caracter. :rolleyes:

06 June 2007, 11:11 PM
Straight Jacket Boy. Nice. Can't wait to see more material.

06 June 2007, 11:24 PM
hey cyril,

it's not easy to find an idea huh! I still am in search.

but just a little comment: i'm not sure if the idea is will be just right. I think you have an idea and it is more like a cartoonisch representation of a group of people who have strange ways in real life. I think it should be more like some situation of somebody that you wouldn't expect. From mental patients you would expect they have a strange behaviour.
It should be more like: for example: superman crying cause he got a splinter in his finger.

the mental institution is a great idea, but just look out for the details and interpretation.

cheers mate

06 June 2007, 02:40 AM
ัำำัHi , interesting sketch mate! glad to see you in , and good luck !

06 June 2007, 07:27 AM
Santo, thanks, not time for material then, but soon.

Hey Monsit, thank you sir !

Nico...damn dude you're right !! I've speed up on a idea (more a composition actually) wich pop at my brain when i heared Strange behaviors. But you do well to replace the concept on the "unusual" side.
First, false start. :banghead: ... challenge well started !
Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeext ! :D

It' doesn't matter, it just allow me to refresh the pencil and the paper :scream:

06 June 2007, 02:48 PM
After some thinking, i've isolate some concepts :
- A hunter who goes in a municipal pool to hunt a man with a duck lifesaver.
- Mouses making a machinery to catch cheese on a mouse swatter
- one pigeon with false wing try to fly from a rooftop, with some pigeon around who laugh and joke. (but it's approaching a concept i've see, so renounce this one)
and the last, surely the one i'll try, a man awaked in the night goes in the kitchen and see his dog playing poker around the table with his friends, dog of the neighborhood.

be free to say what you think about. :)

06 June 2007, 02:56 PM

Good luck to you man. I hope to get a bit further this time :p.

Thanks for stopping by, my first visitor heh.


06 June 2007, 04:44 PM
I like the last two ideas:)

I think you´d try the pigeons one cause the dogs playing cards is an idea that I saw, don´t remember when,haha but I saw it. For example:

See ya!

06 June 2007, 08:16 PM (

Another concept again, just to let me time to work on the poker party. :)

06 June 2007, 08:36 PM
haha cool.

( I know a guy who was bitten by a dog and, after that, he bit the dog:scream: :D )

06 June 2007, 09:02 PM
poker party - great, but dogs not :) too many of them... but perhaps a few different animals playing together? elephant which hardly fits to the chair, dog, pinguin, giraffe, etc whatever :) simply have fun with it!

06 June 2007, 10:04 PM
Héhé , great sketches Cyril !!

The little boy bitten could be interesting... so could be the poker party ... well even if it already been made , dogs could be funny ... I feel like there a lot of birds concepts around (and I'm the one to talk) so dogs could make something different ... my 2 cents :)

Anyway I'm sure you're gonna make something really cool !

cheers ,


06 June 2007, 01:25 PM (

Hi all,
This is the final concept on the idea of the dogs poker party. Camera angle will be place with the modeling, this is only a top view of the scene, and not the final angle.
Maybe use a table level view with the man in the background, don't now.
hope you like.

06 June 2007, 01:35 PM
Hey Steven, glad to see you here. Don't worry you've got time to do a great illustration, i'm waiting to see what you plan to do.

Gonzalo and Artur, i understand your reluctance about dog, but this is old painting style, and i hope to do a more cartoonish things.
The mix of pets are very interesting, but it depend on my capability to design more of one category of pet and caracter, it's new for me and i don't know yet if i'll have this skill. I keep this idea in mind, and see if the dogs design could be plenty or not.
Thanks both guys. :)

Stephane, thanks a lot.
i guess made an interior scene is more in my technical skill, so i'll try to do the poker finally. And you're right, lot of birds around.
If i'd time (lol) maybe try the bitten boy in the illustration forum :D :beer:

06 June 2007, 02:08 PM
SweD, I love the poker idea. My animation even references one of those paintings. I can't wait to see more.

06 June 2007, 06:11 PM
So much going on here! I've allays loved that dog scene playing poker.
Good idea man! I can't wait to see you doing your animals!:bounce:

06 June 2007, 09:32 PM
Glad you like guyz.
Caracters concept time !

06 June 2007, 09:55 PM
I really like the poker idea but gotta say that man bites man really appealed to me too

06 June 2007, 09:56 PM
Ok dude, the concept is cool so, go for it and may the 3D be with you!:thumbsup: wooff!!

06 June 2007, 01:34 AM
great idea with the dogs. Maybe the boy should look half asleep cause he woke up from some noise and caught the dogs red handed. The image i have in mind then is the boy rubbing in his eye while turning on the light with the other hand.

Another little tought, is to change the activity of the dogs a little. I think it's a bit too much inspired by the paintings.

cheers and keep it up.

06 June 2007, 05:47 AM
realy cool idea with the pocker , Cyril. this would be a challenging scene, but i'm sure it would be a great one.
lots of luck my friend !
( i hope that i'll come up with somethig soon, 'cause i was cought with some other project those days, but hope to realy start this challenge by tomorow :D ).

Cheers !

06 June 2007, 07:07 AM
Daddymack, it's right, the both concept could be really interesting but 2 thing for the poker party : try to design cartoon caracter and a interior environement which is more in my skill.
Maybe i'll try the bitten boy in illus forum...why not. :scream:
Thanks you :)

Gonzalo gracias amigo mio. 2D before 3D friend, always to shy of spend time in rough 3D.

Nico, same thing for the light turned by the boy, héhé it's an idea i've in mind ! ! i've some ideas too, with the activity of dogs, but i prefer let them around the table at this time, maybe with time and some skills.... :D
I'm still not regular for the caracter rigging, but there is a start...

Andrei, as you said, challenging scene but we are here on account of this.
Can't wait to see what you plane friend, but reallife project first ! :thumbsup:

Thanks mates. :)

06 June 2007, 01:26 PM
I like your's strange behaviour indeed and it made me smile. :)

06 June 2007, 02:17 PM (

hey here,

After searching some references on the internet for dog and style for main human, (disney, axis, pixar and my little sister animated cartoon) i've make some sketches to work on face of dog and general appearance of the boy.
it not innovate, but it will surely be funny to do in 3D.
There are 2 dogs here, more 2 to come. :)

Claire, glad you like, and happy to make you smile :)

06 June 2007, 10:08 AM
Hey Cyril !

Really cool sketches , the design is simple enough to allow a very large panel of expressions but keep the personnality .
It's gonna be really great to create them !
Can't wait for more !

cheers ,


06 June 2007, 11:36 AM
love the dog with the cigarre.
maybe the other one needs an earring.

cheers and waiting for more.

07 July 2007, 12:04 PM
Final concept looks great, as weel as the designs of dogs. Waitin for the third dimensional stuff :) good luck!

07 July 2007, 01:56 PM (

This is the first modeling start for the character "The Boy".
Just the head, a keep cool start on 3ds max.

Stephane, Nico and Artur, thanks friends for your interest :)

07 July 2007, 07:38 PM (

lowpoly on 3d studio max, detailled and tweaked in Zb, jammies of the dazed boy. :)

07 July 2007, 07:45 PM
hey nice modleing mate... the boy's face look very interesting.... keep on goin...

hap phun!

07 July 2007, 09:05 PM
Hey Cyril,

You've been busy huh.
I got a few crits so please don't shoot me. The face is a simple and cartoonishly looking one, but maybe a bit too little detail to be just right. Also, don't know if you are gonna rig and animate the guy, but for that the topology will be a problem i think. I doubt that for such a simple face it shouldn't be hard to do a nice topology.

For the Clothes, they look nice in zbrush, but with the lighting you did in 3dmax you don't notice half of the detail. I think you could get the same result with traditional modeling. I think it would make more sence of doing the face in zbrush than the clothes. But then i don't think you'll be anything with the triangles.

i hope you appreaciate me being hard to you :banghead:

cheers man

07 July 2007, 09:35 PM
Overcontrast, thank you mate, have fun too, i'll take a look on your entry. :)

no problem Nico, i really appreciate you take time to give me your feeling about my work.
So, i take my gun.:scream:

With the whole project for this challenge, it's clearly a cartoonish style i want to do. I really think, as you said, take time with the face in Zbrush, to offer a good detail level, and help the character to be more expressive, but not to much (for the details).
My goal isn't to animate it, just make a good scene with funny characters.
But i understand and agree your point of view on the topology for animation.
Even if it shold be possible to do, i don't know if i personnaly can.

For the clothes, it's just too simple to do in zbrush :scream:, for fun of course.
However i understand your problem on the difference between Zb and max ,with the lightning. My fault. I havn't specify it's just a default lightning, not finalized for the details, you're right on this point.

I count on the lightning and texturing to give sense to it, and there is a big job to do on textures.
Of course, modeling isn't still perfect, lot of work to do to obtain a great globale shape.

(i hope my english is intelligible from start to end :D)

See you to the next step Nico ;)

07 July 2007, 10:04 PM

this makes me understand it all a lot better. For the head then, if you don't need a lot of detail, i would suggest traditional modeling. But if you need a clay looking cartoonish style, then zbrush is off course the thing to use. For cartoonish style, the textures and shading are really important.

cheers en much fun

07 July 2007, 07:00 AM
hey Cyril , my friend , your character looks realy cool, and he's realy funny. Can't wait to see more on this.
good luck:thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 07:29 AM
Nico, happy my answer could bring you more precision about the whole.
Cheers neighboor !

Andrei, hey, long time no see you !
i'm waiting your polys :D :beer: Thank you.

07 July 2007, 08:14 AM
hey cyril :)

thats a good zbrushing u did here :)
i think to make it more visible, more present, u need to work more, or create another coat shader wich have the possibility to make some adjustment on the coat :)

hope it can be useful boy, and your start, as always is very very good :D


07 July 2007, 03:17 PM
Looks cool !
He has a nice face !
Good job mate !

07 July 2007, 05:15 PM
Nice start SweD! By now the character remind me of that old clay stop-motions I watched as a child(a little bit of nostalgy... hehe), are you gonna keep this style til the end?

Keep it up! :thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 06:34 PM
Agree with Anubis words. I like the plasticine look, haha. :thumbsup: allez allez!!

07 July 2007, 08:03 AM
Morning all,

Laetitia, very very thank you :D
Clearly the shader will be important for this kind of modeling. Some tweak here and there, and it will be good IMO.

Gpepper thank you sir !

Anubis, i see :scream: . I don't want to do a clay style for the whole scene, i think it could be too much. No just have a good render, a kind of pixar style, or like a R.Rosenman piece with this sort of character.
(too high ? :D)
Thank you mister :thumbsup:

Gonzo oui oui allez allez ! :beer: and U ? next update soon amigo ? time to work up a bit no ? :D:cool:

07 July 2007, 09:04 AM
Gonzo oui oui allez allez ! :beer: and U ? next update soon amigo ? time to work up a bit no ? :D:cool:

Yeah, it´s about time I think, hoho. I´m lazy... lol when I finish a couple of projects I´ll update with a super-extra-cool job! :-P

have a french day!:buttrock:

07 July 2007, 02:11 PM
No just have a good render, a kind of pixar style, or like a R.Rosenman piece with this sort of character.
(too high ? :D)

Oh, I see, now I know what your aiming. But I really think you could do better than that! :D

Keep going man, give us ups!

07 July 2007, 03:39 PM
sweet modeling et douce modélisation :).

I'm very impatient to see the continuation dear swed

07 July 2007, 07:45 AM

Gonzalo, super-extra-cool-job, of course ! i expect that your other project is to eat tortillas with a couple of sangria drink face to the beach in San Seb ! :scream:
can't wait to see your job friend.

Anubis yeah i know i can do better, but like Gonzo, i'm lazy :D
up soon, promise with the rest of the modeling to come : hands - feet - hairs.
thank you :)

Hey Celvec, glad to read you here. Content que ca te plaise mec. La suite bientot ;)
Thank you friend.

07 July 2007, 01:35 PM
This going to be really funny :)

Good modeling and shading hope you'll inproved them much farther.

I'll watch your progress.


07 July 2007, 07:27 PM
Hey Cyril! Glad to see you are participating in this madness. :D

I like your concept. Looks to be a funny one, indeed! Looking forward to see what you come up with next.

07 July 2007, 11:52 AM (

long time no see :)
Sorry for this slack time, some things to do, and no definited time for the challenge, but i'm in again now.
So, not a big update at this time, i've stop myself last time on the unwrapping of the jacket and modeling hands.
I've refine the head a bit, and tweak the night clothes in 3ds max much than Zbrush finally.
just a preview now, i'll send you the HD files tonight :)


07 July 2007, 11:56 AM
@Demitsuri, yes thanks ... lot of work on shader yet.
You 're welcome here :)

@Jesus, this is not madness, this is CGtalk :scream: glad you follow this thread, challenge mate, i don't miss an opportunity to follow yours :)

07 July 2007, 07:35 PM (

Here a render of the boy, and some things still to do, finished soon. :)

07 July 2007, 11:18 PM (

the pre-final render, some elements to tweak, and i do a turntable for the end of the week. :)

07 July 2007, 12:03 AM (

a little turntable of the lazy boy model.
Some things still to fix, but this is a good idea of the final model.
next step, the animated rig.

link to the turntable : here (

07 July 2007, 12:18 PM
Hey Cyril!

Model looks really nice and texturing too. :thumbsup:

I'm waiting rig with great impatient. :scream:

07 July 2007, 07:15 AM
Hey Cyril !

Amazing progress on the kid , love the pyjama ...
Sweet model ,

Can't wait for more !

cheers ,


08 August 2007, 08:41 AM
Hey there, love this character - he has great proportions, looks like it will be alot fun to animate. :beer:

goodluck out there champ

08 August 2007, 08:59 AM
Hi there looking good the turntable,and the character to!:bounce: Good Luckto you!

08 August 2007, 02:28 PM
hey Guys thank you very much all for your support and comments.
i've some difficulties with the rig at this time (character rigging are really not my speciality), and i'm on some other projects to finish in same time.
I'm on it and on the kitchen too, and i'll do an upload of this one soon.

Cheers guyz. :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 02:34 PM (

a little test for the facial morphing

you can check the 11sec video here : morphing test (
(hosted on dailymotion)

08 August 2007, 08:34 PM
hehehe... looks like fun! haven't done any computer animation in years... not that i was any good at it.

08 August 2007, 02:22 AM
Hey this looks good so far! I wanted to make a critique on the modeling of the pajamas. I think right now it looks kinda randomly puffy as opposed to having certain wrinkles and folds in the right places. Look at your points of tension in the arms, crotch, neckline, etc. Try just putting something similar on your own body to see how it looks. It would be really cool and convincing if you were able to get just the right kind of wrinkles and folds in the jammies so people's eyes aren't jumping there first and noticing something like that and missing the rest of your character/animation. Even if it is cartoony, just a hint of that kind of believablility will put it over the edge imho.

keep rocking! :buttrock:

08 August 2007, 01:22 AM
hey,hey..hooo..cyril qs qil se passe la?..Je suis plus revenu ici depuis aussi long temps déja?
This is Madness!!
No!This is S......trange behavior!,haha.
Wooo,nice concept buddy.Agree a bit for the pyama,maybe bolding some more.Personally the legs just feel a tiny little bit too short for me.
Keep up the good work buddy & rock & roll!:beer:

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