View Full Version : Strange Behavior (Animation) Entry: Bernardo Arroyo Lindig

06 June 2007, 02:10 AM
Bernardo Arroyo Lindig is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Render: A crocodile named Cunga (

06 June 2007, 02:31 AM (

Well, i am really happy to enter this challenge, and the theme is amazing! so much freedom to make all the weird stuff coming from our twisted minds =)
anyways, these are just some sketches of an idea, an alligator who was very uncommon and with a combination of great ideas and bad ideas, anyways.. since they began filming it on the Alligator reality show "in the jungle channel" he has been amazing audiences for a long long time until its plans to take over the world started to work..

i might make some more sketches and then start with the modelling of this little guy.. let´s see what will happen, it will be really fun!

06 June 2007, 02:58 AM
hey hey hey! how are you dude! long time no see! glad to see you again ! concept is very cool ! wait for super high detail and GI rendering! good luck

06 June 2007, 03:28 AM
that crocodile creeps me out....but in a good way....

06 June 2007, 03:48 AM
NEAT!!! The acme rocket packs and the ballerina crocodile, not to mention the carrot munching, very Warner-Bothers which is so nostalgic. Great work.

06 June 2007, 02:17 PM
hahaha I barely could sleep last night thinking on this project, i am going to have so much fun making it, and i hope you can have some fun watching this thread too!

monsitj:yes man! it was a long long time since we met each other (if i remember well, it was at the deathfall contest right?) i am going to watch your thread very very carefully, you always make awesome stuff!

theblackmage: well, that crocodile is little bit freaky, it must look between scary and dumb, it will be a challenge specially on the morph targets for the face but it will be a nice chance to learn.

lemasterjg: yes, i am taking some inspiration from the coyote and the roadrunner cartoons from WB and some more modern cartoons (but i have to be carefull because in some sketches it looks like a pokémon wich IS NOT the idea haha)

well, i am going to draw a big image for the concept art, (wich i might post in the illustration category) draw the concepts for the croc and eventually start modelling.. i will keep you updated!

good luck!

06 June 2007, 04:39 PM
cool sketches

reminds me a bit of a children poem about a duck which did everything the other way around (and ended up in a cooking pot, where it became a rabbit)

especially I like the one in the egg (although the main actor isn't visible there)
keep it up

06 June 2007, 04:44 PM
Ha, love the vegetarian crock image, very funny idea.

06 June 2007, 06:48 PM (

Here is the first concept for the enviroment where almost all the action in this short will happen, i will be drawing the main concept for the character and some storyboards too. this one was made between painter and photoshop in around 1.5 hours or so. I hope you like it =)

06 June 2007, 07:47 PM
Oh wow! I really like your environment concept. Very nice work, I look forward to seeing it in action!

06 June 2007, 09:44 PM
hehe cool idea mate.:) and great sketch there ..nice color combination.

06 June 2007, 03:36 AM
thanks for your comments, if everything goes as expected i will be making an entire short film with this character, i am a little worried because my character animation skills are a little rusty hehe but is there any other way to keep learning than practice??
anyways, i will give my best effort to get something great =)
Ania: yes, the story is loosely based on that idea, but with a touch of originality, wich i think will make the animation very funny. and the egg idea is only the first hint of how strange is this cocodrile.
jporter313: thanks for your comment, i will have a lot of fun modelling that scene, i hope you like when its finished
Chiko: i want to make an original style for the visuals on this short, tough it will be a challenge to match the colorfull look in cg
ihamind: thanks for your comments!

ok, i have a question.. in english what´s the diference between a crocodile and an aligator?? because i am not sure wich one is this guy hehe
and well, i hope i can make a ot of new friends around here and i truly apprecite all your comments, i will send more updates soon!

good luck


06 June 2007, 07:36 AM
the pot smoking alligator would fit just right in this environment... you could add some water there too and the hunter full of surprise... great sketches.. good luck

07 July 2007, 02:23 AM (

Hey! here is the final concept for this guy, i had to make a lot of sketches and rescue each part i liked on each one and put this drawing together.
Now it will come the fun part 3D!! hehe, i must draw the modelling references and start giving life to this character hehe

07 July 2007, 06:07 AM
I say " excellent " !
Just great concept and amazing sketches ! Can't wait to see it in 3D !

07 July 2007, 03:01 PM
cool sketches
I'm waiting for continuing
Good luck

07 July 2007, 05:20 PM
Crocodiles with rapid fire shotguns…floating eyebrows….PURPLES SCALES!?!….what is this world coming to? Very nice I look forward to see the models and textured versions.

07 July 2007, 12:05 PM
very nice idea dude, one way or another this croc's gonna be badass :thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 09:03 PM (

well, here is the first render of this little guy, i like to work in the modelling and shaders at the same time to save as much time as i can hehe
I think there will be some changes here and there on the face too, now i must get myself to work to finish the body and start with the enviroment and the props, lots of work to do, but lots of fun too!

07 July 2007, 09:57 PM
LOL! Your aligator is very funny!


07 July 2007, 06:46 PM (

Hey, I had some time to finish the body of this guy, also made some test for the rigging and everything seems fine hehe, i will keep posting updates, stay tuned =)

07 July 2007, 06:52 PM
Hey, above is the last update-- modelling almost done and i am quite happy with him now hehehe,

gpepper: thanks! now that it is on 3d it will be amaizing to see him move hehe
lemasterjg: hehe i am a little nuts and this cocodrile is an expresion of that crazyness hehe, i am going to make sure all the world fits the style of this guy, it will be quite crazy =)
Joblh: badass, crazy and a little dumb, that´s this croc hehe.
Dogman3d: thanks for your comment, the whole short will be very funny (i hope hehe)

well, thanks for your posts, they are inspiring to keep me working! now i have to get back to the normal work but i want to get this guy rigged as soon as i can =)

good luck with your entries!

07 July 2007, 06:09 AM
Hola Bernando, me encantan tus personajes, y sobre todo tus bocetos....
Jamás tendría tanta paciencia en dibujar algo con ese colorido para un boceto...
como verás los mios son a lo justo porque prácticamente los tengo en la cabeza... y a veces los cambio continuamente.

En fin, muchas felecidades por tu trabajo.... y mucha suerte...

La imaginación es lo único que no se compra... puedes tener mucho equipo que si te falta lo principal.... como que no.... (ojo que po lo que veo no es tu caso... hahahaha)

un saludo.


07 July 2007, 07:34 PM (

Here is the first render for a set that will be used in a couple of scenes in this animation, i have to work on the storyboard so you can have a better idea on what´s going to happen to this guy, but i am having a nice time modelling this hehe.

07 July 2007, 08:24 PM
looks good, I like the lighting

the saw is in the wrong direction

07 July 2007, 09:13 PM
lol...the saw is in the wrong direction...i didnt notice
great concept...i love your enviroment sketch

07 July 2007, 11:14 PM
Hey hehe, next time i will choose another frame, the saw is in the right direction, but the cut is right behind it, that thing is already animated and i am working to get the skinning of the character done to put it in the scene and start animating--

infoarq: este es mas como un concurso de creatividad haha, se pondrá realmente bueno esto, en fin me pase un rato haciendo los sketches para convencerme de que valia la pena pasar todas mis tardes pegado en la computadora (ademas de las 8 horas obligatorias del curro) haha, asi que como si me gusto la idea pues aqui ando hehe.

good luck and thanks for your posts =)


07 July 2007, 03:03 AM
i really like ur lighting on that environment!!!:cool:

07 July 2007, 06:40 AM
yeap.. the lighting is really really cooolll.

can't wait to see more. :thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 08:10 PM
funny concept , be careful with the direction of the saw, it is in the wrong way, cause if you ar cutting something the tooth should be in the oposite direction of the "cutting edge"...

07 July 2007, 09:53 PM
hey,, idea...nice drawings!

07 July 2007, 10:23 AM
I wanted to say that your lighting in the enivorment scene is very nice and moody! It's rare to see anything like that in an artwork nowadays. I like it very much!:love:

07 July 2007, 02:33 AM (

Hey, here is the latest update, i got this guy rigged and i got some basic morph targets in the face done, i will have to start animating this sometime soon.

This enviroment is inside his house and it will change as the story develops in this short, I will be modelling props in the coming days. and i hope to have something nice to show soon!

07 July 2007, 03:05 PM
I love the color palette your using. I could afford to see a lot more detail in the gator and the egg, like your initial drawings, but this may still be an early stage.

07 July 2007, 04:13 PM
nice character...but still need work the are going in the rigth way.
keep going

07 July 2007, 10:54 PM
I like your character alot... I was wondering about the story behind your concept...

07 July 2007, 06:51 PM (

well, i am 90% done with the rigging and the morph targets for this little guy, i just tought it would interesting for you to see (and if you have some suggestions it would be nice hehe) for my setup for the rigging and the controls i made for the facial expressions, wire paramenters are very usefull and now i wont have to go to the modifier thousands of times while animating to make this guy blink hehe

07 July 2007, 06:56 PM (

Here are some renders of this guy in different poses, I actually named him "Cunga" -this is actually one of my neighbors nickname and i tought the name fits quite good for this Croc hehe

I am working now on the technical and visual storyboards for the short, the story behind the movie will be that even if you have a "strage behavior" you can make very intense things and make it to the top of the world!
I suppose it will be clearer after i upload the storyboards..

07 July 2007, 10:43 PM
This is looking very good, Full of character and life.
You work very fast, very inspiring, I love how things are coming along, can't wait to see more.

07 July 2007, 04:49 PM
I love the degree of character in his body language. Awesome job so far.

07 July 2007, 04:55 PM
Whoa you work fast! and really cool style... makes me want to work harder. Keep Going!

07 July 2007, 05:28 PM
hey man...the rigging looks fine...i like the controls that you created...and i can se that you are using vray renderer, am i right?:)

07 July 2007, 10:11 PM (

I had quite an easy day at my job today, so i continued with this before i get commercial projects to work one.. and well, Here is the first render for the exterior enviroment, there are some low poly objects and there are still quite a lot of details to add! this render is made with Vray, physical camera and linear workflow, I rendered this in .exr and edit it a little in Fusion 5.. i know i am going around too many variables in the rendering but i like to have a lot of control in the final output. thanks to all for the comments and inspiration, they keep me working =)

07 July 2007, 03:45 PM
The speed is amazing, really looking great, very conisitent style..

07 July 2007, 06:01 PM
the environment look pretty cool...but i think that you still need more strengh to de character

07 July 2007, 08:57 PM
Beautiful visual, congratulations!

07 July 2007, 12:32 AM (

Well, here is the next update for the exterior background, since i will be using a lot of compositing to avoid rendering the full frame i can put as much detail as I want so i am going crazy with the polycount in this one, anyways, it wont be too easy but i hope it will work fine.
also i started some time ago roughing up the animation for the first two scenes, you can check the video here: (

i still have to clean it quite a lot (since its really hard to me to animate!) but i will give my best shot on this.
that is it for now, any critiques and comments are always welcome!

Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 02:30 AM
nice concept man, I can't wait to see how you put it all together

08 August 2007, 09:28 PM
nice background so the lighting it needs more contrast, just a thought :) cant wait to see more.

08 August 2007, 03:18 AM (

Here is the first sample of how the format for my short movie, the story will be told as an animated comic book showing diferent sketches of the character doing strange stuff, this thing is proving to be a huge challenge! so many effects, particle stuff, rigging, texturing lighting etc etc that it is almost overwhelming! I might have to cut the full story i wanted to tell because the 2 min animation rule, but those 2 minutes will be very very clean and carefully made.. i know the animation is quite rough for now but i wll keep refining it in the coming weeks, but not until i have at least a rough versions for all the scenes done hehe.

the animation is here:

let me know if you have any issue wiewing it =)
and btw, you can see me there, trying to act like a drunk crocodile to get at least a base for the timing (wich is of course still quite off..)
Good Luck with your entries!


08 August 2007, 03:14 AM (

hey, long time without being able to work in this little guy, but finally i managed to get myself to work on him hehe, it seems i will have to cut short the original lenght of the idea i had for this guy, but I still think it might be quite fun hehe
this is a test for some materials and stuff around the scene, and one of the shots that will be on the final version.. i will be working in the modelling a little bit more to make it more stylized but at least i wanted to show you that i haven`t forgotten about this haha. good luck with all your entries!

08 August 2007, 04:54 AM
I like the animation, but in my opinion the animation part with the ballet tutu it's not fine.
the alligator seems be to move more slow.

mas bien queria decir que esa parte de la ani se ve menos fluida, pero el ingles y yo no nos llevamos bien... :(

08 August 2007, 12:48 PM
Wow, this is a fabulous entry! Great modelling and lighting, I especially like the environment! It will be great to see the finished piece!

08 August 2007, 02:44 PM
frankitu: hey, si es que animar personajes no, no es lo mio.. de hecho esa parte del ballet va a quedar solamente como una serie de fotografias pegadas en un àlbum para contar la historia. haha, eventualmente podria animarlo pero seria un gran dolor de cuello.
well, animating characters is not my thing, that shot with the tutu will be just still renders, pasted in a picture album to tell the story hehe

DrFx: thanks for your comment, I think Cunga (the character) looks a little strange on this enviroment because everything is too realistic.. but i will try to change either the character or the enviroment hehe.
good luck to all!


08 August 2007, 11:57 PM
dude that is looking sweet! the lighting and the elligator is so funny lol... grt8 update... will b waiting to see more updates soon... keep working mate!!:thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 10:51 PM
My poor aligator was looking at me from a printed poster I had on my wall and i felt guilty for not working on it during all this time (too much other projects to complete!!!) I know the deadline of the contest is coming, but making it deserves at least to have something finished at the end hehe
anyways this might be quite a rush time, but i am sure it will be fun.. so.. read you on the next updates!

10 October 2007, 06:44 PM (

well, i am going nuts with the speed here haha, too many things to do, this is the intro for the short, in the image below there is a sample of how the animation will look, since i dont have enought time to animate all the scenes, i will be telling the story trough still images, so the camera will be floating around this bamboo frames, and some of the images inside them will be animated, there are in total 16 takes accordingly to my schedule.. so.. let get working and less writing!
good luck to all!

10 October 2007, 08:15 PM (

Software: 3ds max,After Effects,Digital Fusion,Photoshop,VRay

This is the story of Cunga, the dancing pink cocodrile.. after his first failures he took another way of life, and after the disapointment of being at the top of the world, makes an insane decition to fulfill his destiny!

Play Video >> (

So finally i finished my entry! there was a lot of work during the last week, but at the end i liked it, i hope you like it too! i have to go and see my GF now, (haven´t been able to see her in a while because of this.. haha) anyways, good luck with all your entries!!

10 October 2007, 08:48 PM
Congrats on the final animation buddy... u did a nice job... all the best!

10 October 2007, 09:28 PM
FANTASTIC.... I LOVE THIS WORK.... Diferent idea and presentation.

Good Luck!!

10 October 2007, 09:38 PM
Hey...nice compose....really funny...hey can i get a copy of your animation?:deal:

10 October 2007, 09:40 PM
nice work getting your project done! i'm still grinding away....i wish i was done and could relax this weekend.
i really like how you presented this piece. nice compositing and storybook layout.

10 October 2007, 04:23 AM
hey, thank you all for your comments!!
relaxing this weekend?? no.. i have to get up to date with the normal stuff at work.. so its still crunch time for me haha
there are many many things i would have liked to make with this short, like more animated scenes (or at least with a better quality, animating characters is my pain!!) and some problems here and there.. also the soundtrack is made from free sounds I found on the internet and some of them are very low quality, but well, in the time i had to put it all together and everything the results are ok hehe
here is the link if you want to download the movie in windows media format: (27mb)

ok, good luck and if you are still working on your entry, happy rendering time!!

10 October 2007, 09:08 PM
Excllent stuff ! Very nice style !
You did it Bernardo !:beer:

10 October 2007, 04:09 PM
hmmm i got an e-mail.. there is a deadline extension to the challenge.. hmm a couple more weekends gone hahaha, i will correct some of the stuff in the short.. after watching that tofu zombie animation on the front page, there are quite a bunch of good ideas for telling the story.. so more and more keyframes!! and hopefully I will have some time to fix some animation and sounds.. let´s see how this thing ends..

good luck with your entries!!

11 November 2007, 07:44 PM
well, i have been working on this little short for some time, but I still have to finish it, only one thing, i you would be working on it, what would you change??? I am trying to add as many details and crazy things as I can.. the current version is quite slow and the timing is not as good as it should be.. hmm i dont know.. but does anyone have any ideas? haha
this mental blocks are really anoying!! hopefully I will be able to either |.-get drunk and start drawing some ideas.. 2.-bang my head against the monitor unitl I get hallucinations.. 3.- get one of those giant genetically modified carrots.. hehe
well, good luck with your entries!!

11 November 2007, 11:10 AM
This is a sick film(in a very good way)! I love your renders! Man, you're good at lightning! Anyway, a few more animated scenes, and a little work at the timing, and you're there. I think the animation worked out fine! Hope you include the egg scene! (I haven't seen your very last update, couldn't view the file)

Good luck!

11 November 2007, 11:45 PM (

well, i am now rendering the whole video in 3dmax to be able to have nice titles and better transitions.. (the "final" version was made in after effects and it was very rough...) now i hope the story is a little more understandable.. hopefully I will have most of the short done by tomorrow and then I will pay special attenction to the sound effects.. lots of fun still to come hehe!!

11 November 2007, 10:43 PM (

Software: 3ds max,After Effects,Photoshop,VRay

This is the story of Cunga, the dancing pink cocodrile.. after his first failures he took another way of life, and after the disapointment of being at the top of the world, makes an insane decition to fulfill his destiny!

Play Video >> (

11 November 2007, 06:21 PM (

Software: 3ds max,After Effects,Photoshop,VRay

This is the story of Cunga, the dancing pink cocodrile.. after his first failures he took another way of life, and after the disapointment of being at the top of the world, makes an insane decition to fulfill his destiny!

Play Video >> (

11 November 2007, 01:56 PM
OMG!!! That is the BEST thing I have seen yet!!! You had me laughing so HARD!!! You are VERY CREATIVE!!:scream: LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!! Hahahahaha:scream: I am really impressed, I am sad that I didn't get to follow this through from the beginning. WOW :eek: I am still excited at your work hahahahaha :scream: This is refreshing! I really hope you do well. You have all my best wishes for everything you do!!! BEAUTIFUL work Bernardo :thumbsup:

11 November 2007, 04:24 PM
really like your re-vamped version w/ the new 3d stuff. really adds to its whimsical (i think i spelled that right) animation. very strange behavior indeed.

11 November 2007, 05:51 PM
Thanks you very much for your kind comments!
Hiun: haha, you made my day, it makes me really happy that this little crazy crocodile makes someone laugh =), anyways i went trough this contest on short bursts of crazy work, so I wasn´t really able to post all the steps, but sure it was very fun to make haha
r1-381: yeah, the last version looked like a cheap power point presentation.. but making it in 3d was a very interesting practice..

good luck and have fun!

11 November 2007, 06:58 PM
it's the best animation i have seen here. everything good, very professional work.
Good luck!!

11 November 2007, 10:36 PM
To be honest when I saw the small image I thought "crappy" but I really enjoyed it :-)
Well done, strangest movie so far :-)

Good luck now!

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