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06 June 2007, 07:15 AM
Zubuyer Kaolin is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Shading (Textured and lit): Final + Sound (

06 June 2007, 07:18 AM
YEPPY I JOINED TOO!!.... its been so long since i joined the last challange... and this time the theme is soo beyound awesome that i just cudnt resist it... so here we go... good luck to all u guys, good thing is i see a lot of known faces so this gotta be one hell of a show!

06 June 2007, 07:23 AM (

When I saw the theme Strange Behavior I've been getting blur visioned by weird ideas... so here is one where toddlers teach baby babble to grown ups...

06 June 2007, 07:36 AM
Great to see you here Zubuyer !
Concept looks cool !
Can't wait to see it growing !
Cheers friend !

06 June 2007, 07:38 AM
Hey buddyo.. hows it goin... thanx and good luck to u too

06 June 2007, 08:35 AM
hiya Zubuyer . yup funny concept! and yeah lets enjoy the challenge!

06 June 2007, 08:47 AM
Nice idea, this is going to be funny. I spent hours on hours trying to think of an idea. Nothing even remotely close to this.

06 June 2007, 08:55 AM
ihamid: thanx man.. sure we will!

Kid-Mesh: Thanx... this theme is crazy.. think of anything weird and that wud be a gr8 idea... the secret is think random and stitch them togather and u got urself a Strange Bevavior concept.... good luck to u mate

06 June 2007, 11:01 AM
Hey Zubuyer !!

Really happy to see you entered this one !
Have plenty of fun here , and best of luck mate.

A spiffy concept already , with your modeling skills , should be a real eye candy !
Can't wait for the polys' dance .

cheers ,


06 June 2007, 02:18 PM
ah , welcome back my friend! first idea look good , wait for high detail work from you again, good luck and have fun dude!

06 June 2007, 03:45 PM
This is great, gives me perspective on what I can do to improve my Idea! Thanks a million for a crit and I will be watching this thread!

I can't wait to see more detailed concepts, the babies teaching is going to be hillarious!!


06 June 2007, 04:47 PM
Great idea

lovely sketch style too.
love to see more


06 June 2007, 06:22 PM
Hey, Your concept is awesome :) Goodluck!

07 July 2007, 05:37 PM (

Here is the storyboard for my animation concept. Maybe later I'll do more exploration on it..

07 July 2007, 05:38 PM (

Here is a few character concept i did today... I'll post some more soon.

07 July 2007, 06:42 PM
Hi there, good to see you here again!
Your idea is very funny, and the storyboard is great.
Good luck.

07 July 2007, 06:55 PM
Zapan: Thanx buddy, good to c u again too... lets c where this thing ends up :D sud be fun

monsitj: Hey thanx for the warm welcome dude... i donno abt details this time, i'm goin for a rather cartoonish look so lets see how it turns out.

Lordrych: Hey no problem... thanx for ur comment btw, glad u liked it.

Nothingness: Thanx man.

kdkaos: Thank you.

claudiojordao: Thanks, glad u liked it n good luck to u too.:thumbsup:

thank u all again for ur comments... i'll do some more character exploration and post them as soon as i got them. Guess i'll be conceptualizing this whole week and then start with the modleing...

c ya around... cheerz

07 July 2007, 10:47 PM
LOL this one's really funny.. :) Will be keeping an eye on it for sure :thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 01:33 AM
hey, i think i went to that school!
fun stuff, looking foreard to more.

07 July 2007, 06:04 AM
Excellents sketches and storyboard Zubuyer !

07 July 2007, 06:15 AM
Really fun concept, and great looking characters - this will turn out well I think.
Good to see you here again :)

07 July 2007, 11:42 AM
Hi there mate!
Good to see you fightin' this time :) Funny concept, has a nice potential.
I vote for the lady on the right side, she has more expression, she's more strong character, which here is good I think.
good luck!

07 July 2007, 01:37 PM
Funny concept overcontrast. Looking forward to your 3D works.
Keep it up:thumbsup:

07 July 2007, 02:53 PM
I like this style, good concept!
Good luck!

07 July 2007, 05:35 PM
really funny concept!! i think that the baby should look more cute/young though.

did you notice this resemblance btw?

07 July 2007, 07:38 PM
Intervain: thanx buddy glad u like it.

bstout: lol... when did u graduate? i'm still learning the vocabularies! mahaha

gpepper: thank you very much

Gunilla: Hey, thanx, good to see u too!

arturro: Thanx buddy.. yeah the woman on the right looks more interesting, as fellah shows she does have a cocky look wahah

xioncajou: Thanx buddy... yeah me too ;)

tnads: Thank you!

fellah: Hahahah thats awesome!... she was looking funny from a distence now i know why haha. And abt the baby... yeah i also think he should be more cute and just a puny little thing AND he will wear glasses and huge diapers, this should be fun... and the concept fits me perfectly, i have a todler sister and cousin, so baby referance is all over the place. Thanx for ur comment... btw love ur latest drawing!! u :buttrock:

07 July 2007, 11:59 PM
cute baby!

07 July 2007, 03:55 AM
I like your entry dude. Characters are simple and very cute. Story board was nicely made.

07 July 2007, 09:34 AM
very nice characters and idea, I'm waiting for some first models.

07 July 2007, 07:44 PM
Really digging the retro styling you've got going here Z! looking fwd to seeing it in 3d

07 July 2007, 01:33 PM
nice concept work so far .. although it doesnt look easy to animate

cheers and good luck

07 July 2007, 07:34 AM
hi, awesome and cute, this is something very diffrent. good luck.

07 July 2007, 12:28 PM
What the......! man the idea is amazing.I hope that u will finish it.And ...update.....update.
Keep up the good work.

07 July 2007, 10:59 AM
Great idea. I had something near this one but decided to go on another one. Good luc for your challenge.

07 July 2007, 05:53 PM
I think an update is well overdue ... :)

07 July 2007, 08:18 AM
hmm don`t tell me you are not going to complete this one :sad: .......I will wait for updates:bounce:

07 July 2007, 02:56 PM
hi guys! thank you so much for ur comments... I honestly dont know if i can finish this one cause of my job. But i'll definitly try my best to do some updates... till then have a lotta fun!

08 August 2007, 06:48 PM (

Hi Guys,

sorry for the long pause. Guess this challange theme is so awesome that its really hard to leave. So here I am again with yet a new concept.

I was just doodling the other day and this character came up. It looked kinda interesting so thought I'd give it a shot. Here is a colored version of the character.

I'll post some drawings of the story asap.

c&c wud be nice

08 August 2007, 06:58 PM
As much as I wanted to see the other idea finished... it did look like a ton of work. This guy should be fun too! Good luck!


08 August 2007, 07:51 PM
awesome character man! Should be really cool to animate. I'll stay tuned for the story update ;p

08 August 2007, 09:52 PM
pretty character and colors...

unique style.


Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 11:29 PM
this one look soo funny.. good luck ma friend

08 August 2007, 03:06 AM
Thats really, really strange!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 06:53 AM
looking very cool ..........keep going :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 03:15 PM (

Hi Guys,

Here is a very quick sketch of my story idea.

The story is about a very curious character names Polkarella (the guy in a umbrella) He goes wondering in a garden to see its beauty. He is mesmerized. Suddenly a bunch of weird looking small garden creatures points under his umbrella and laughs like there is no tomorrow. Polkarella gets really confused and embarrassed and retracts his umbrella and rushes out of that place.

That’s about it. I'll post some more character concepts real soon.

Gimmi ur thoughts on it

08 August 2007, 03:32 PM
slangford: Thanx, the preavious concept was pretyy heavy and im not sure i cud have ever finished it. But lets c what i can do with this one.

Versiden: Thank you, yeah that sould be fun.

infoarq: Thank you very much buddy.

Wayne jermaine: Thanks you too.

melkao: LoL thanx

thebest: Thanks.

08 August 2007, 03:59 PM
I glad you came up with a story for this guy.... but the story should have more of an ending. Like whats under the umbrella? or maybe it starts to rain an the little creatures needs his help to stay dry? Or maybe he opens his umbrella to try and be as pretty as the flowers and something falls out and thats what everyone laughs at.... Just some ideas, but you should really work on a more concrete ending. I think it would really help.


08 August 2007, 04:22 PM
slangford: Thanx for the comment man. That was just the general idea. I'll be working on the story more. As for the ending i think its there. If u have read my story post then u'll notice the story idea begins with the character entering the scene, then soemthing happens and he leaves the scene really embarressed. So now i have to work on the gags to make it more funny and... well... strange. Thanx again for ur comment and ideas.

08 August 2007, 08:15 AM
I like this groteque character concept!
And the idea that the little creatures could laugh about sth. they can see from below/under the umbrella. I'm curious how your story develops.

08 August 2007, 05:45 PM (

Hi there,

Here is a quick character exploration. I'll be doing some color studies of these later on. I'm working on the storyboards at the moment.

08 August 2007, 08:53 PM (

Here is the storyboard. It got most of the ideas for the animation. Although there seem to be a lot of boards in it but the animation wont be longer then 1:30 minutes. Do give me your thoughts on it...

08 August 2007, 10:54 PM
Hi OC, I can't quite tell what's going on in your boards but there's no question that it looks like loads of fun... Really wacky style you've got going here too :applause:

08 August 2007, 06:08 AM
Hi mate,

I try to avoid to type a fanpost here. but honestly am impressed by your characters and sketchez. Storyboard was a bit cloudy for first. After i read your previous comment on that it's absolutely clear now. :thumbsup:

I was thinkin' what can i tell you. Honestly i see lotsa entries here most of them are strange, or characters are strange, but where is the strange action? I ask this question time to time. In your entry there is a great potential to create something stunning. What i mean exactly?

Now you have strange and funny characters. The action itself is funny too but not enough surprising right now. Ok try to share my idea, but have to dig in my english :hmm:

1. Umbrellaguy playin around.
2. Creatures watch him
3. Startin' crowdin around him (laugh etc..)
4. weather turns rainy
5. Creatures start crowdin under him..
6. They recognize this guy is so funny.. (from below)
7. Umbrellaguy surprized by rain (he really don't like that)
8. he closes himself and escape..try to avoid to be wet ( scared as hell..rain..oh noo, what will happen with my beauty...)
9. Creatures stay in the rain and laugh... cam out :)

Sorry mate if i missed here something and wrote a helpless post. Just personally think this rain thing can add an extra plus. I think an umbrella who scares from a really strange action and behavior.

Thanks for your comment on my thread too. Best luck in the challenge :)


Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 06:20 AM
hey dude i looove your new idea, nice storyboarding ma fren

08 August 2007, 03:37 AM (

Hi guys here is the storyboard with explanations. Guess it was difficult to understand in the last board. I also had a tiny change in one of the shots.

Next time I'll probably come back with some color exploration or models.

Till then... have fun

08 August 2007, 03:44 AM
macling: Thanx for the comment buddy.

DaddyMack: Thanx man.

Tremoside: Hey thanx for the nice review and ideas buddy. I actually thought about the rain Idea at first. But dropped it bcause it was lenthening the story a lot. And on the other hand the STRANGE BEHAVIOUR in this story is the little creatures laughing at the bottom of an umbrella. What can be under there that is so funny right? And the way I'm picturing the creatures laughing in my mind should be quite strange. Lets see what i can do about it. \

Thanx again for ur nice comment. Ur doing a gr8 job with ur entry!

Wayne jermaine: Thank you pal!

08 August 2007, 08:54 PM (

Yet another storyboard edit.

Some of the guys here and some people who saw this, suggested that i bring some rain in the story. I thought about this when i developed the Polkarella character but i thought it would make things complected (FX and all). But tonight i sat down to actually think how i can put the rain in this stroy but also make it simple. So I came up with the idea of dropping only one drop of water on Polkarella and make him go nuts. I thought that would be funny and then through another gag as the small creature looks at Polkarella's bottom and laughs their heads off.

So please tell me what you guys think about it, I need some feedback this time!

08 August 2007, 01:58 PM
Hi overcontrast! I went through your storyboard and I like your idea about the clip!
Really cool! Your drawing style is very nice and fresh!
About the rain, you wouldn't have to worry about doing it in your 3d package, where
it can easily be achieved whitin most composition apps like After effect or combustion!
Waiting to see how this will turn out!
Good luck!

08 August 2007, 09:44 PM (

Hi guys. I started modeling Polkarella today. I'm almost done with it. Here is a render of the model in dummy texture and shading.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this...

Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 09:48 PM
thats soo cute man.. keep em coming

08 August 2007, 09:58 PM
Now we're talking! I love the new storyboard, I started to giggle just thinking about him freaking out because of the drop... hysterical!! :applause: :D The model looks great too! but the problem is now you've got such an awesome concept... you HAVE to finish it!!!


08 August 2007, 07:34 AM
umm... Wow!.. Awesome character for a hilarious concept... nothing to add atm but good luck

08 August 2007, 07:35 AM
varma: Hey thanks for dropping by man... glad u like my work :) I guess the rain issue is solved.... I'm gonna do it in realflow or something... lets see.

Wayne jermaine: Thanx bro!

slangford: Thanx buddy... yeah guess i spent a lot of time sitting on my butt... I'm hoping to finish it this time...

DaddyMack: Hey thanx man, i appriciate that.

I would like to thank Tremoside for mentioning 'Scared Umbrella', I pushed that idea ferther to come up with the rain drop concept. So thanx for the inspiration bro!!

08 August 2007, 04:18 PM
really cool dude u are rocking .........keep going

08 August 2007, 05:41 PM
Great character! Should be really cool to animate.... good luck!

08 August 2007, 07:29 PM
very inspired character !
Great job Zubuyer ! :bounce:

08 August 2007, 08:05 PM
cute and colourful character i must say! :love: love the way u stuck with the concept and then with the storyboard! ... :p can't wait to see u breath life into the characters! :love: its gonna be fantastic! :bounce: way to go dude! good luck! :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 08:15 PM
thebest: Hey thanx bro, that was very encouraging.

tnads: Thanx, yeah I hope so.

gpepper: Thanx G!

nwiz25: Thank you very much. Glad you liked my work. Yeah, it is importent that the story is nailend first, the rest is just executing it well. Btw, i dig what ur doing with ur entry man, ur very talented. good luck with your entry too.

thank you all again for your support! An update is comming at your way... in 5... 4... 3... 2.. 1...

08 August 2007, 08:19 PM (

Here is a study on the style of the environment and color. I want to have very simple forms and saturated color in this piece. Hope you like it.

Any C&C would be very appreciated.

08 August 2007, 08:20 PM
nwiz25: [/b]Thank you very much. Glad you liked my work. Yeah, it is importent that the story is nailend first, the rest is just executing it well. Btw, i dig what ur doing with ur entry man, ur very talented. good luck with your entry too.

thanx a lot my friend! :scream::D:love:

08 August 2007, 08:33 PM
Someone has their eyes on the prize here... This is all sooo working mate... keep it coming:bowdown:

08 August 2007, 08:42 PM
well u kno how the sugababes sung it ... crazy sexy cool!! :p

man O man! the overall cartoony feel really rocks! :buttrock::applause: m with DaddyMack .. :bowdown:

08 August 2007, 10:56 PM
dude, that environment style looks awesome. flesh it out a littel more

08 August 2007, 02:53 AM
This is looking really really great. I just love that character, wonderful design and execution.

08 August 2007, 04:20 AM
oh...nice...that looks pretty nice!

08 August 2007, 07:00 AM
Hi there overcontrast.

Been following your thread for some time now. Its really turning into something great here. I really like the umbrella-character. Looking forward to seeing more!

08 August 2007, 07:28 AM
Nice, it is simple but effective !

08 August 2007, 08:27 AM
I like the swirl trees! The design is very clean and striking. I hope you stay with this burton-esque style!

08 August 2007, 10:13 AM
looking good I have an idea ........thought it would help..........maybe u can add a cartoony sun and some birds flying ..........hope it inspires u

keep going :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 02:42 PM
Thank you all for your support guys, this really means a lot to me and inspires me to work harder.

DaddyMack: Prize smrize who gives a dang:P I'm just having a good tym here with all u guys. I'm just hoping that I'll finish this time thats all. Thanx for droppin by buddy!

nwiz25: Hey thanx for the nice comment... means a lot to me.

Jhonus: Thanx man... yeah i'm working on it.

breadwig: Thanx man...glad u liked it.

melkao: Thank you

aghill: Thanx bro!

gpepper: Thanx... thats the idea, do the minimum to convay the maximum.

mtague: Thanx, glad you liked it.

thebest: Thanx for the suggestion buddy, but i think a sun in the background will complecate the overall composition and it wud be ilogical to shine light from the back while the camera is in the oposit direction, and also it will not allow the bg to be as blue as it it now. Thanx for the idea tho ;).... keep em comming

Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 07:02 PM
Zubuyer Kaolin... you stuff is looking hot!! man.. soo cute.. i am excited wohoo!!

08 August 2007, 12:14 AM
wow that's the coolest thing I've seen in a while, you are very talented Zubuyer!

i have one suggestion. ATM the cloud is rather distracting and takes to much focus in the pic. almost more than the character itself(to me at least)
by lowering the intensity/contrast(as it is far from the camera. with the current strength it looks like it is close to the cam) a bit blur and maybe a few other clouds with different strength to help give a little depth.
here is a quick pic to show approximately what i am trying to say

looking forward to see more!!

08 August 2007, 10:45 AM
Wayne jermaine: Hey thanx man... its always nice to have u drop by.

fellah: Dude i bow at you:bowdown:. Thats the most helpful comment so far. I was wondering something was wrong with the composition, but couldn't put my finger on it. But u got right to the point. That is a brillient idea.. I'll definitly keep that in mind while doing the final scene. Thanx a million brother!!

08 August 2007, 07:54 PM
I'm totally in love with that character and environment and the whole look.. so awesome! MORE :thumbsup: :bounce:

08 August 2007, 10:36 PM (

Hi guys,

Here is an update on the character modeling. It still needs some tweaking here and there and I haven't touched the shading yet... will do that very soon I guess.

Don't be shy to share your thoughts on this.

08 August 2007, 11:22 PM
Dude, this is an awesome idea. Fun and creative. Plus you get a chance to make some cool characters! The design is awesome and everything has a nice pliable tactile feel to it. This should be a really nice entry when done! Congrats!!

08 August 2007, 11:31 PM
wow...thats really are keeping the style.....the face is so funny!....nice job my friend!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 03:15 AM
:cry: Arghh... Every challenge there are concepts that I like better than mine... Right now, this is it!.. It makes me feel like a kid again. Big congratulations Z! I can see where this is heading now... good luck racing the clock

08 August 2007, 05:49 AM
I think his hands needs more detailing :bounce:

08 August 2007, 07:46 AM
Intervain: Thanx man, I'm glad to hear the from such a talented artist like you.

Sandpiper: Thanks buddy, glad you like it.

melkao: Thanks, yeah gotta keep a stedy style throughout this piece or it'll look like a puzzle gone wrong LOL...

DaddyMack: hehe thanx... ur concept is very funny too... yeah its time to run... so much to do so little time.

thebest: Yeah the hand will have three little fingers in them... i'll put them up in the next update. thanx for dropping by bro.

08 August 2007, 01:15 PM
LOL! Very funny! I like your style. Good Luck!

08 August 2007, 07:30 PM
Nice idea, nice sketch, nice models, everything looks nice.

Keep going.

08 August 2007, 06:32 PM
so cute ! :bounce:

08 August 2007, 09:49 PM (

Hi Guys,

Here is a little update on yet another character, the Mushroom. As before its rendered with dummy shaders.

C&Cs would be nice.

08 August 2007, 10:39 PM
They're way cutesy mate, just wondering about their personality because atm they look a little generic... The ridge around the outer base of their eyes makes them look mildly stressed but that's all I could get from this first pic.

08 August 2007, 10:43 PM looks so reminds me mario bros , the mushrooms...oh all the memokries....nice work dude!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 10:47 PM
awww, that's so cute man ;p loving the style dude... looking fwd 2 more!

08 August 2007, 10:38 AM
Niccce!! Keep up the good work!

08 August 2007, 02:08 PM
Distinctive style and expressive look on those mushrooms! No crits at all other than
perhaps giving each a slightly different personality than others, by just repositioning
eye pupils!
I'm very exited to see the final render!

Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 03:16 PM
hey man .. wow..I loove them . can I adopt them?
if my girl friend saw this she would say. awww there soo cuuute

08 August 2007, 04:59 PM
very cute, but I wouldn't make them all the same face, make them slightly different.

08 August 2007, 06:21 PM
DaddyMack: hey daddy! yeah thats because they are just copy of one model... it was to show there will be a group of mushroom.. so later on in the shading phase i'll give them more distinct personality.. u kno, one smart one dumb and one confused kinda thing lol (so cleche!) abt the eye bag... arh i'll keep em anyways, let them be a bit stressed out lol i like the idea of making them look a bit abnoctious. But yes there will definitly be veriations in the look/personality. Thanx for the comment buddy!

melkao: Thanx man.. yeah the old mario bros days!... does bring back some nice memories and some bad ones when after a hundred tries I cudnt finish a level hehe.

Versiden: Thanx brada... appreciate it.

csdani: Thanx mate!

varma: Thank you bro! yes they'll have distinct look in the final image/animation.

Wayne jermaine: ummm okay but just one... i need them to play roles in my animation. So you can only have that little one, hehe... that one is for both of u and ur girl-friend lol... thanx for droppin by my friend!

ania: Thank you. Yes i'll surely do that, thats just the generic models, more personality will be added when they'll be animated... thanx for the comment.

08 August 2007, 11:31 AM
I love your models, great idéa!

About your storyboard, do you need the intro? Could you start right at the umbrella figure, walking about beeing happy, then the rain comes, and suddenly all cinds of creatures come running to his schelter. -straight to the point, and less work for you. And also, would it be fun if one of the characters fainted?

Keep it up!

08 August 2007, 10:16 AM
great work, nice simple style and funny characters. looks like you got a winner here. keep going.

08 August 2007, 06:34 PM (

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the support. Here is a quickie on the Flower model. Still more to be done on this but this is it for now. I'm planning on finishing all the modeling first and start doing the rigging and animation, and after that the final shading and textures.

Next update will be on the Squirrel model.

C&Cs very welcome!

08 August 2007, 09:49 PM (

Hey guys, here is the update for the Squirrel character. This is not textures/shaded... Just finishing up the models here. One more character and a set to go.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this one...

08 August 2007, 03:22 PM
I like a lot the style man, is very personal and creative, the story are very clear, congratulation you go in incredible way with this style very mature in sketch and the models, amazing work, good decision change to something finish able, I see all the WIP

good luck.

08 August 2007, 03:35 PM
Another cool piece mate......this is one of my make me happy!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 05:19 PM
amazing work mate .....................really like the style keep going mate :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 11:42 PM
very original style you have, i love it! that sqiurrel is my new favorite!!! :) cant wait to see how this turns out!

HFix_StrangeBehavoirChallenge (
HFix Sketchbook (

08 August 2007, 12:42 AM (

Hi guys!

Been working on the rig for the Polkarella character the whole night, and this is what I have so far. Its almost done, but a tweak here and there is still needed. The rig is not very complicated, just simple joints, math nodes and clusters...

I redesigned the Mole character and will be posting some update on its modeling pretty soon, and mayb in that time work on some other character rig... daymn why do I need so many characters LOL...

08 August 2007, 12:50 AM
sadrack: Thank you very much for going through my work and i'm very glad you like it! Good to know the style is working out.

melkao: Yaay!.... thanx mate!

thebest: Will do buddy, thanx!

HFix: Thanx buddy... yeah I wanna see this finish myself.. but time goes by soo fast, gotta pick up the pace now.. so much to do.. I think i'm goin nuts... wait a minute I was always nuts.. hehe

Thank you all again for ur support!

Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 02:55 AM
Zubuyer Kaolin keep up the good work man. I am loving the rig you got there.

Rigging is one of my favorite thing on a character.

good luck to you mate keep working hard.. i am sooo excited I've seen some good work so far and yours is one of them. peace bro.

08 August 2007, 01:20 PM
Pretty much nteressant things on your thread zubuluyer. Congratulations.

08 August 2007, 09:29 PM (

Hello everybody!

Started doing the shading and texturing for the Polkarella character. Here is what I have so far. I'm pretty much done with it. I might some more on this when I put everything together.

Next I'll post a little animation test, till then stay tuned!

And C&C please!!!

08 August 2007, 10:52 PM
Wow man, Polkarella looks like a Pixar character! So expressive and imaginative...
Good work, can't wait to see the rest.

Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 02:28 AM
hey man. he definitely looks like a pixar character, its like I can feel its engery just getting ready to pop out with some awesome animation. wow!

08 August 2007, 03:00 AM
like I said before... :cry:

08 August 2007, 10:02 AM
more updates :drool: more updates :drool: more updates :drool: more updates :drool:

08 August 2007, 10:48 AM
Very good like always! This character is sick man :) How came about your mind?

08 August 2007, 11:20 AM
great job on the rig dude, keep it up. The colors are vibrant and really stand out.

08 August 2007, 08:28 PM
I realy LOVE your style :D

cant wait to see the animation

pro job

08 August 2007, 09:39 PM
i like the expression of the squirrel he looks so stupid! like the green, too, but polkarella is a bit "gray", so the umbrella is "dominating" (i don't know the right word :-/)

08 August 2007, 05:43 PM
aaa the polkarella is freaking awesome! I want a poster like that :thumbsup: :scream: :bounce:

08 August 2007, 06:53 PM
Hi! Thanks for visiting my thread and support. I've to say that your characters are all amazing too. Also the Colours are so good for the concept. I'll watch your progress in cheers.
Have more fun, best of wishes! The finished animation would be fun to watch. See you!

08 August 2007, 09:40 PM
FractalRene: Thank you buddy, I tried to keep it as simple as i could but come up with something which is different, thanks again for ur comment.

Wayne jermaine: Hey buddy its always good to have u here. Thanx for the comment.

DaddyMack: hehe y u crying man ur mummas r smoaking this place...:love:

thebest: Soon:bounce: soon:bounce: soon:bounce:

csdani: Thanx, it just came out one day, its a happy accedent I would say :D

Versiden: Thanx buddy, I updated the rig some more, gave it some more controls. Me looking forward to animating it.

akuma1985: Thank u very much, yeah i cant wait to start myself... but gotta finish up some more work til i start the actual animation.

jayf: hehe yeah thanx.

Intervain: Thanx man I really appriciate that... In the end of the challange I'll get u ur poster :D

ashiataka: Thank you very much mate... that means a lot to me...

Thank you all once again. I'm gonna take a short vacation from Thursday and will be back on saturday night. So guess I wont be posting any WIPs by that time... When I freshen up I'll start the works with a clean mind. Till then have fun...

09 September 2007, 01:52 PM
Really loving your character design! Lovely style -lovely colours -Great conceptually!

09 September 2007, 06:02 PM
that's looks good, great style... i like the simple but original concepts:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 01:19 AM
I love the style! It's very Tim Burton-esque. Keep up the good work!

09 September 2007, 06:10 PM (

I'm back from vacation. Sorry for the long pause. So, here is a little animation test I did last night. Its nothing serious.. just trying out the rig.

DOWNLOAD ANIMATION ( (almost 2 mb)

Enjoy and gimmi some word!

09 September 2007, 06:17 PM
Selina42: Thank you very much for your nice comment.

Maxter: Thanks buddy.

vmulligan: O well another attempt to be different gone to drain LOL... haha thanx man I'm honored...

09 September 2007, 10:45 PM
You do beatifual character animation and colors...:thumbsup:Congratulations...

09 September 2007, 11:21 PM
i really like the test man.. looking cool! btw, how did u handle the secondary on the skirt/umbrella bit?

09 September 2007, 11:38 PM
really cool animation dude! fun character!:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 02:26 AM
I just love all your characters!! Lovely style!

09 September 2007, 03:35 AM
Hazaro, melkao, Grejotte: Thank you guys!

Versiden: Hey thanks for the comment buddy. The whole umbrella mesh is driven by a set of joints. Then i setup some controls to put animation on it. No fancy cloth/Softbody there.

09 September 2007, 04:53 AM
argh! Such a refined rig youve got there mate... The take and pop are Schweet!

09 September 2007, 06:46 AM
cool animation amigo keep going :thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 07:04 AM
excellent !
Great animation, just what we can expect from your cool work !

09 September 2007, 08:54 AM
I like your models. very nice and cute in the way. :) Good luck.

09 September 2007, 12:03 PM
great animation test - really like how the skirt is moving :) SO much character in the little thing :bounce: I can't wait to see more!

09 September 2007, 05:02 PM
great animation!!
I love the colors,style,animation..... etc......

you want to marry with me???
sincerely, you have a unique style.

09 September 2007, 05:13 PM
DaddyMack: Thanx mate... yeah I tried out couple of different stuff in that rig.. thanx for the comment.

thebest: Thanks for the words mate!

gpepper: hehe thanx, still learning and have a long way to go.

pierzak: Thank you buddy!

Intervain: Thank you so much. That is very encouraging!

infoarq: wow what a wow lol... thanx for the nice comment! mmmm well I wudnt mind if ur a girl cus i'm a guy hehe.

09 September 2007, 05:44 PM
Awesome animation! I had to watch it several times to enjoy all elaborate movements!
Cool be great with some FX sounds!

09 September 2007, 06:11 PM

I watched this animation few thousand times :) It's awesome! My only idea about this is one small thing: Adding a morph (blendshape or what :) ) to the chest? Right now head is cool, bottom is cool, cap also with those gentle movements. But the body works just as a simple connection as a spline. It can also play the role if you play something like breathing. If he is scared he should take a deep breath for example. Or like a huge visible heart beat. Whatya think mate? Hope it's a good idea and helps to make the already high quality work to be unbeatable :)


09 September 2007, 08:50 AM

I like it i like it,,

so good , Fantastic story boarding sketch..
I am watching your page daily, keep going.


09 September 2007, 03:29 PM
varma: hehe thanx buddy, that means a lot to me!

Tremoside: Thanx so much for a gr8 review... For your information the rig do have a control for the breathing.. I just didnt animate it cause the time after the take was so short and I didnt want to lenghtn it even more... but I'll definitly put some breathing action in the final animations. Thank you again for the nice comment. Ur work is looking good btw... keep up the good works, I'm loving this show!

pixelpiyan: Thank you a lot for the support... it gives me new inspiration to work harder!..

Thank you all again for the commens... it always motivates me!

09 September 2007, 06:27 PM (

Here is the modeling for the Mole character. Thats it, I'm done with all the characters... Now I can start the shading process on all the characters and also do the rigging.

I would love to hear your say on this.

P.S. This model is not textured of shaded yet. The marks on its body was done is Photoshop. I'll do the shading/texturing on this very soon.

09 September 2007, 02:02 AM
i only said....


09 September 2007, 03:02 AM
another cool character....i like your style!...keep going:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 05:10 AM
hey bro, GREAT. I can't wait to see more.cheers.

09 September 2007, 09:10 AM
Mole is my favourite! All your characters are fanteastic, especially Plokarella, but the mole is awesome! Then, I've just seen your storyboard and I have to say that it's really clear and well done. Great job!

09 September 2007, 10:37 AM
Your art is joy for eyes, so optimistic, little bit wierd, like kids play! Like we see some strange but lovely toys in action! Looking forfard for more! :thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 03:53 PM
moley moley..

09 September 2007, 04:18 PM
you make me regret i didn't go fully cartoon-style on my entry.. love the simplicity, orginality and colors of the characters. you.. rock..

09 September 2007, 06:23 PM
This is going to be so nice ! These little characters are so lovely !
Should be great !

09 September 2007, 07:27 PM
Another cute and funny creature! Cool!
I like the innocence and playful look in his face! Looks like he's dazzled by something!
Great lighting, btw!

09 September 2007, 12:06 PM
infoarq: Hey thanx man... I love ur works too!.

melkao: Thanxk buddy...

tinysabya: Gr8 thanx!

medunecer: Thanks buddy that mean a lot to me!

npantic: Thanx man... I wen to a very simple style because of my job. I wound have much time to spend on this project.. so by simplyfying the character I just might finish this one.

Versiden: Yaaaay!

fellah: Hey ur back! awesome to see u again... thanx for the comments and u dont need to regret at all ur style is awesome and ur doing gr8 on ur project!!...

gpepper: Thanks buddy.. thats very nice of u!

varma: Thanks for the comment buddy.. much appriciated!

Thanx all you guys. Right now I'm working on the UVs and Textures/Shaders for the characters. I'll try to post an update soon. The updates are a bit slow cause I'm working on another short film project for the company I work for. Thanks again!

09 September 2007, 09:17 AM (

Here is the bunny all shaded and textured...

C&C would be nice...!

09 September 2007, 11:02 AM
Wow Z! I really like the measured use of color here, the way you've blended the shell pink into the ears etc. I liked the darker edgier rings around the eyes more than the blended ones on this character. They are stylemarkers in this piece for me and really contribute to the overall cheekyness you're evolving


09 September 2007, 08:06 PM
I really like this stuff! You are putting a lot of personality in these meshes! It's almost
My mind works crazy sometimes, please forgive me, but In my shoes I would have given
him a bit of a chin, and perhaps more defined fingers with less meaty palm!
Love the texturing, the way Daddy described and of course lighting!
Hope to see him animated soon!
Keep up!

09 September 2007, 08:11 PM (

Here is the mole Shaded and Textured. I'm almost done with this character. I might do a bit more tweaking in the final stage.

09 September 2007, 08:14 PM (

Here are the mushrooms Shaded and Textured. I'm feeling lazy now so I didn't bother to put different textures for each mushroom, I'll do that later while doing the rigs (weird I know)... but heres what I have to show u all for now... more coming soon so stay tuned!

09 September 2007, 08:25 PM
DaddyMack: Hey thanx for the comment buddy... about the solid rings around the eyes... mmm I thought about that, lets see I might bring them back, mayb that MIGHT make them look more interesting.

varma: Thank you for ur comment and suggestion buddy! I'm trying to keep the forms of the characters as simple as possible and because I'm gonna animate these I prefer to put more energy into bringing out the personality in the character then making them more detailed. But I really appriciate ur idea. thanks again!

I just noticed some problems with the updates I just made, Im very tired right now so I'll fin them up later (sooner) but mean while I'll be glad if you share your thoughts about thse updates.

Thank you all!

09 September 2007, 08:35 PM
Nice nice nice !
I think it should be cool if you do a huge wallpaper with all these cute things !

09 September 2007, 09:09 PM
they're all looking really cool man, good work.. waiting for more

09 September 2007, 08:04 AM
again. crazy, bro. Good luck.

09 September 2007, 09:25 AM
I understand your opinion about keeping simple shapes, and I absolutely agree! That's a
terrific Idea!
love those mushrooms, and again, the cute expression in their faces!
You're doing a great job!

09 September 2007, 09:49 AM
Please, at the end of this challenge try to make a 3D physical model of one or more of your characters. It would be great!

09 September 2007, 11:26 AM
I love the mole - so utterly cute and I really like how you made his nosey stripy :) So cool! Keep it up :bounce:

oh and let me add that I think I've watched your polkarella test a zillion times - love how the umbrella opens at the end LOL... can't wait to see more animation:buttrock:

09 September 2007, 12:55 PM
It is time for you to start working for the toy industry! Fantastic!

09 September 2007, 01:58 PM
some good stuff here. Very nice renders :)

09 September 2007, 05:30 PM
I think you've done an amazing job with your characters, each one has there own individual charms but they are linked together so well with the style and textureing. Fantastic.

09 September 2007, 12:42 AM
gpepper: Thanx man... yeah good idea gotta do that!:scream:

Versiden: Thank you mate!

tinysabya: Hey thanx bro, appriciate that.

varma: Glad you liked them mate... always a pleasure to have u drop by.

medunecer: hehe, yeah sure man I'll try that out... prob is sculpting materials r hard to find here... but then, i'll giv it a try with normal clay :D thanx for the idea...:thumbsup:

Intervain: lol thanx dude!... trying to get the most from the less here... wish I could spend more time on this project, but job keeps me away... but I really appriciate that you like my work! :bounce:

npantic: hehe... that wud be cool!:applause:

pierzak: :D sanx man!

handlebar: Hey glad u liked them... yeah the idea was to create different characters while keeping a stedy style... hope I'm on the right track... thanx for dropping by man!

Thank you all for your warm support.. it really keeps me going with this project... hope i can finish this!... I just rigged the flower, another 4 characters to go and then I'll probobly start the animation very soon (as soon as possible that is)... Updating in 5...4...3...2..1...

09 September 2007, 12:43 AM (

here is the shaded, textured and rigged flower... I'll try to post an animation test if i have the time....

you know the drill.. :D

09 September 2007, 12:55 AM
Gorgeous as ever Z! The flower seems to be very bright in comparison to your other characters though... could steal the scene a little...

09 September 2007, 12:58 AM
hey daddy! thanx!... yeah I know shes looking pretty bright there... thats just for that image, in the final animation I'll blend her more to the enveronment.

09 September 2007, 01:51 AM
cool flower!..that expresion is so fun...nice style!:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 07:02 AM
Very nice characterdesigns!

Cool thread btw, did the whole read. I will be following this thread.


09 September 2007, 10:19 AM
excellent flower. When will we have a complete scene ??

09 September 2007, 11:13 AM
Very nice!

09 September 2007, 01:04 PM
Hi man , everything looks awesome. The idea for the characters, modeling , rigging looks great.Keep up the good work :) .

09 September 2007, 03:55 PM (

Hi guys!

Sorry for the long pause... I was busy with my job in the day and in the night I rigged the characters. Still one to go. I'll be done with it soon and the start the animation process. I also worked on the background environment, I'll keep updating that while I'm animating.

So here is the Shot planning for the animation. I like to keep the concept as clear as i can while animating and it helps to reduce experiment time (which i don't have). I'll post the first blocking as soon as possible (probably tomorrow of day after tomorrow).

09 September 2007, 04:04 PM
melkao: Thanx buddy... i'm glad u liked it.

MVDB: Thank you man! that means a lot to me.

authentic: Very soon buddy... I'm summming up the visual elements rite now, I'll post a full scene image as soon as i can.

varma: :)

TMNIVISION: Thanks buddy!

09 September 2007, 05:28 PM
The sound of a professional work !

09 September 2007, 06:31 PM
More than enough to keep you busy there mate;) Good luck running the home stretch

09 September 2007, 06:53 PM
70 hours of render ? Thats a lot for 640x480! But then again, maybe not :) . Good luck!

09 September 2007, 07:17 PM
Hey you are planning this very well...i saw your shot plannig...and it looks pretty nice....keep going!:thumbsup:

Wayne jermaine
09 September 2007, 06:44 AM
great planing dude,

very professional

09 September 2007, 09:09 AM
great planing mate keep going ............just a question.........u estimate the time then the frames ? or vice versa ? I know it is silly question but wanted to know

09 September 2007, 11:48 AM
that's alot of shots.. eek! I know u can do it! Looking fwd to the first animation block phase

09 September 2007, 03:40 PM
gpepper: hehe... just trying to keep things in order.:)

DaddyMack: U said it man.. this **** is gonna **** me real bad! :deal::banghead:

npantic: Yeah, i tried to estimate a safe time... u never know the fall backs... I actually thouhgt about rendering it in a higher resolusion (like in HD) but I guess its gonna take way longer to render... so insted I'll render the final cut in 720x360 and fit it in 640x40 for the final submission. Thanx for the post.

melkao: Thanks buddy I worked really hard with the colors for that chart. It was spacially difficult to seperate the two tones of color and make it look pretty also achiving the correct density for the black lines was very hard. I was confused about the font but I think I made a great choice. hahahaha just kidding man... thanx for the post!

Wayne jermaine: Thanks mate!

thebest: Hey hows it goin man... I first estimated the freme count then multeplied that with 3 (3 minutes for each freme)... but thats a rough estimate. It might take longer or shorter time. Thanx for dropping by!

Versiden: hehe yeah... now it seems like really a lot (y do I always come up with plans to kill me?) but I'll try my best to finish...


I'm really tired now so I'll goto sleep...

09 September 2007, 04:00 PM
thanks for the info my friend :)

09 September 2007, 10:36 PM
Mate, we're here to push you forward! Be ready for the punishment if you don't finish with these :twisted: ehhe. Just a gentle warning :) It's gonna be a superior quality final am sure! Now back to work :wavey:

BTW render resolution? PAL? HD? or simple lower 4:3? Sorry if someone already asked before :)

09 September 2007, 10:49 AM
thebest: No problem mate.:)

Tremoside: wow thats so much for that.. ur my true buddy! I decided to keep the render time low, so I'm gonna render it in 720x320 and fit it in 640x480 as letterbox. If I render in HD or something like that I'm screwed hehe.... thanks for inspiring me to work harder!:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 03:32 PM (

Hi Guys!

Sorry for not updating for so long. Been really busy with a lot of things... anyways I'm still working on the project. I was doing some environment render test since last night. Here is a frame from that. Do give me your thoughts on it.

I also worked my way to finish half the animation layout. I'll probably finish the rest by tonight. I'll post an update as soon as possible.

Have fun!

09 September 2007, 04:44 PM
Looks realy nice!

best to you!:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 05:57 PM
looks very nice, so warm and friendly

09 September 2007, 11:32 PM
Very very nice :thumpsup:
The style is a bit like Tim Burton, but warmer and definitely your own.

It's a matter of stylistic choice, but personally I think it would be nice with a couple, maybe just two, different cloud objects.
Great job though, can't wait to see it animated! :)

09 September 2007, 11:38 PM
adib & ania: Thanx guys... glad u dropped by:thumbsup:

dubbilan: Hey thanx buddy. Glad you liked it. Yeah ur totally right about the clouds, they look alike (cause they are the same lol) I actually modeled a couple of varity cloud after posting this update. The final renders will definitly have different kinds of clouds. And about the animation... yeah working on it buddy... hope to show something soon. Thanks for dropping by.

09 September 2007, 11:41 PM
hey thats great!.....i love the style...the ambient is just amazing dude! you did the grass?....looks very nice!:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 11:45 PM
hey melkao hows it goin mate... Thnaks for the comment. The grass was done using maya fur with a lot of tweaking and rendered with mentalray.

09 September 2007, 08:07 AM
keep going dude :bounce:keep going dude :bounce: keep going dude :bounce:keep going dude :bounce:

09 September 2007, 12:49 PM
that's reallty excellent Zubuyer. I Love it. I got only one crit, the picture is too small :scream:

09 September 2007, 01:15 PM
thebest: I'm going :bounce: I'm going :bounce: I'm going :bounce:

authentic: hehe thanks buddy... sorry for the low res file... i'll post another hi-res as soon as i go home (i'm at work)

09 September 2007, 04:45 PM

09 September 2007, 09:52 PM (


Hi Guys,

Been working the whole night on render RND and this animation previz. Finally got something to show you guys about the final animation. Please mind the sound track (yeah it got one, a very bad one) I did this with what ever resource i had in the middle of the night. Hope you'll enjoy this.

and font forget to tell mw what you think.

Good night... I'll get some sleep.

09 September 2007, 11:01 PM
That's a cool composite of the shots! Your stills from environment and about characters are very promising as i mentioned before. My thoughts were the following: (i've watched this short few times to check :).

Idea one:
Maybe some of the shots are slow a bit. it's the laugh scene. The first laugh's timing looks cool. I feel how the creatures holding back their laugh. It's a bomb for sure, but after the first laugh camera changes look just few frames slower than neccessary. Dunno , just feel that. Probably more fast, almost still shots about Polkarella could make the action-reaction cleaner and more readable. It's hard to say without a blocked out animation on each characters, but hope my opinion is helpful.

Idea two:
When Polkarella looks over the crowd a distorted camera lens should be exciting. A bit of barrel, or fishy. The difference between P. and them could be more weighted with that. They're already funny. It's just an extra to view them via a twisted cam.

Idea three:
For better understanding the situation of the raindrop:
It's an important event/action. As P. browse the crew, their eyes should change look target from him to the sky. It will prepare viewers to an other action. A new shot of the sky with a tiny black cloud.. just simple. After the sky/cloud shot P. can react. And then the drop. With this the happenin' could be more concentrated I think. You already have a nice sky setup not too much to do if you like the idea.

Idea for:
probably not all the creatures should lagh directly on him. I mean.. Usually in a group some of the audience turn away as they try to hide their act, as they laugh. Maybe one of them could be a shy one. They're watching somenone's.. you know :) Probably the flower creature. Or one of the younger mushroom change colour, blush red.

Ok, enough from me, i was just excited about this step from you. I don't wanted to disturb just enjoyed to spend some time on the possibilities.


10 October 2007, 01:55 AM
Good luck mate!
nice work :)

10 October 2007, 07:37 AM
looks cool to me.
The layout just gives an idea, I think that the final animations will help us to understand better !

10 October 2007, 07:57 AM
nice animation dude waiting for the final :thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 12:12 PM
Hi Zubuyer, The previz looks so well. Keep up this hilarious work. Cheers!

10 October 2007, 02:46 PM
You're welcome buddy :)
Just saw the previz, looks funny in it's very stop motion state :)
I like the framing a lot.. your use of cinematic aspect.
Is it 2.35 to 1?

Good luck!

10 October 2007, 04:23 PM
Tremoside: Wow there! that was the biggest reply I had on this thread... thanks so much for taking much of ur time to write this. OKay so, abt the shots being slow... yeah I agree some shots might look slow cause there aint any animation it them. As far as i can tell from experience after animating shots they look, wats the word... 'speedy'.
About the barrel cam... I'll try that out :)
About Idea3, well, I dont really wanna show the dark cloud btw, isted i'm gonna make the whole environment go darker and less saturated, and as u talked about the creatures looking up (the anticipation) actually polkarella does that so lets not repeat the action.
Finally the laughing scene... I want them all to be nasty cretures who laughs at ppl's mysiries. I'll make them laugh even harder... In the end shots might get changed depending on situations... and shot timing is also a variable that might change through outthe animation process... hope in the end it'll be a funny thing to look at... thank you soo much for ur amazing ideas... keep em comming, they're my inspiration. thanks again!

elnady: Thanks mate!

gpepper: yes I hope so.... Tnx for dropping by buddy!

thebest: yeah me too... cheers!

ashiataka: Thanks buddy.. P.S. love ur work

dubbilan: Thanks for the comment... not its not a standard aspect ratio.. i made it up (I guess) its 2.25:1

10 October 2007, 02:56 AM
very cool will look great and funny...if you keep the style you will get an amazing piece!:thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 08:10 PM
heya Zubuyer, long time since i last stepped in here. but you still impress me with your cartoon skills. it is not often i see cartoon styles that appeals as much as this. nothing to comment at this stage.. but I really hope you will finish, your chances of winning are big, IMO.

10 October 2007, 11:07 PM
melkao: Thanx buddy.. I'm gonna work real had (as hard as i can) to finish this piece.

fellah: daymn man! i dont need to win anything.. that comment alone is good enough for me... Ur a great inspiration for me and I really appriciate your optimism... I'm gonna try as hard as i can to finish this in time... its not called a challange for noting.... cheerz buddy! P.S. love ur project man!

10 October 2007, 07:13 PM
Great work man!
Keep it up and good luck!

10 October 2007, 12:06 AM (


Hey people!

Here is the first animated shot. Its pretty much done, but I think it still needs some tweaking, but the time is my enemy here.. i need to finish another 19 shots (aaAAAA!!).. So I need your help.. tear thing thnig apart and give me your honest thoughts.

10 October 2007, 12:14 AM (

Here is another update on the final look of the lighting for the first shot.

I need your feedback to finalize it...

10 October 2007, 12:29 AM
Pwned Z! the render is lovely

I'm not a fan of the opening of the shot tho... Zoom, stop, char enter... Maybe a shorter distance, slower zoom that rides thru all the way to just before the Ecu shot?

Force be with!

10 October 2007, 03:35 PM
That's really excellent. Lovely. The picture is cool and the animation, well nothing to crit about it. Simple and efficient.
If we have to find something to crit, I would say that on your picture, your main character, doesn't realy seem ro be inthe grass. He seems more a little up he grass.

10 October 2007, 03:52 PM
Great style man, and lovely render may I add. I can't find anything to crit in that beautiful shot. animation: when polkarella makes its first turn, you could open up the umbrella a bit like a skirt does. other than that, I'd say it's great, I'd move on to other shots since you have a lot of them to do. Best of luck to you buddy, hope you can finish this delicious piece on time!

10 October 2007, 10:18 PM (


Hi Guys,

Battling with time here. I had a go at the second shot. Tell me what you think.

10 October 2007, 10:45 PM
haha that's great, nice timing! Is that a soft body on the entire character? That's a really nice touch.

10 October 2007, 09:53 AM
It seems that animation will be cool as the modeling/texturing... Everything seems fine! :thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 11:33 AM
DaddyMack: hey daddy, yeah I think your're right about the camera animation... I tried ur suggestion and it looks better now.. thanks so much for ur imput.

authentic: Hey thanks buddy... yeah I think Polka is a bit hovering... but I fixed now.:thumbsup:

Jeffparadox: Thanks for the comment buddy... I'm just trying to finish all the shots now... I have no idea if i'll ever get to finish this but I'll sure try my best.

Trickz: Thanks for commenting man... and Nope theres no soft body for the character. Everything is done using treditional keyfreme animation. I'm not using any secondary animation techniques like Dinamics or jiggle for any of the characters, all are hand animated. Thanks again!:thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 02:43 AM
This stuff is really beautiful. I especially love your trees. I can't crit this work :thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 12:33 PM
hey Zubuyer

ye, time is running out.. I think choose the shots that u think u want to spend more time on and polish, and maybe after the challenge go back and fix it properly..
the shot is looking good, the timing is good ;p

just a few comments if u have the time.
1. try having the character dip a little bit more before moving to eat the cherry (around frame 20). The head is dipping slightly, but play around with exaggerating it a little more, maybe even the chest moves slightly down
2. right arm/hand, have it move in more of an arc between 24-29
3. frame 42, have a slight mini anticipation on top of the anticipation u have.. so it's the anticipation for the main anticipation.

yeh.. good luck man, hope to see u finish, this is one of my favourites!

10 October 2007, 09:44 PM (

Software: Maya

Here is the latest animation WIP. C&C will be very welcome

Play Video >> (

10 October 2007, 09:51 PM
Weeee!!! Great to see some solid progress from your side of the screen... You and V! are pwning this challenge mate... Chase you to the end I will;)

Keep the fun coming Z!

10 October 2007, 09:59 PM
oooh ya !
clean stuff Zubuyer !

10 October 2007, 11:31 PM
Nice movment and the characters are very good. My next personal project when this challange is over, is to learn to Rig a character, then animate and do stuff. See you in ten years :-)


10 October 2007, 10:16 PM
i watched this one while i was at work. pretty cool characters. has a surreal feel to it, for some reason. i like it. what kinda of sound are you going to use?

10 October 2007, 05:18 AM
Versiden: Hey thats so much for ur suggestions buddy. The deadline is so tight even if I see the flaws it becomes difficult to tweak. I still have to finish aout 10 more shots and render them and composit them.. daynm! anyways thanx buddy, I did try to fix a couple of things in the animation.

DaddyMack: hehe thanx buddy... its always nice to have u cheer me up.

gpepper: Thanks mate.:thumbsup:

coolkonrad: Thanks and best of luck with ur next project... i'm sure ur gonna do just gr8!

r1-381: Thanks buddy. Yeah I did wanted to keep a feeling of surrealism in this piece. About the sound theres gonna be a lotta cartoony shooshes and poing-poing sounds. A friend of mine is gonna help me out with the music. I would do it myself but the time constraint is a bit too much. I'm thinking about total cartoony sound with this. Main instruments should be Acordien, xylophone and trumpets. But lets see what goes well with this one.

10 October 2007, 03:12 PM
your renders are spectabulous! :thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 09:51 PM
(this is a copy paste text of Martin seen, but i can aplicate it for your work too. isnīt a joke....)

i love your style and your cool colors....


i think too. your work itīs one of he best...
simply when i was on class i used internet to see examples of people...
some works are increible and help me to explain and motivate my students... ( course of 3dmax).
and belive me this work are fantastic. high level... congratulations.!!
where put the 3dboxx???...

in my case admire a lot to these people who make these work!!.
some time ago. i work on arquitecture for some companies. (need money for my family... have twins cost a lot of money). My work on training center itīs only for some months and need produce,produce and produce buildings.... (class: 9:00 to 14:00 (autocad/3dsmax/photoshop/bla bla bla.....) - play with childrens..... client projects 23:00 to 5:00, 6:00, 8:00 ..... aaaaarg!!)
i havenīt time for investige on characters anim because this donīt give me work.... I HOPE CAN ANIMATE IGUAL YOU IN A FUTURE... BELIVE ME... SIMPLY ARE INSPIRATION!!.

i now i will finish.... because i can cry......

pd: my english are the same level of my character animation hahahahaha

10 October 2007, 12:31 PM
hahah I love his expression when he realizes something's amiss! cools stuff can't wait to see it rendered!

10 October 2007, 04:39 PM
Awww, how cute :love:

Wonderful stuff you are making here - sorry I haven't followed it so well. Good luck for the final steps now!

10 October 2007, 10:48 PM
ragdoll: Thats I really appriciate that!

infoarq: Hey thank you so much... It brings me joy to hear that from an artist like you. I love your work too... and i'm sure ur gonna kick my butt in chr animation real soon. Have fun with ur twins!:thumbsup:

Intervain: Hehe, yeah thanks mate... hopefully we'll have some lit images soon... mayb next week.

Gunilla: Nice of you to drop by!... thank you and wish ya all the best too!

Right now I'm still animating the shots. Having a hard time finishing them with desired quality. But i'm trying my best now. Hopfully will be done with animation in a couple of days and then will hit the render button. Most of the things are ready to render... I just now need to finish the animation. Wish me luck.. this is gonna be real close... hope I meet the deadline.

10 October 2007, 11:28 PM
Wow! Seeing your characters come alive is wonderful. This is looking fantastic! :thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 10:45 AM
This is realy coming to life, fantastic to see your characters in motion.

10 October 2007, 01:55 PM
Hey Zubuyer, you've done an absolutely fantastic piece. Your characters, models, progress and the animations are all superb to be amazed. You're one of my best! Keep up this hilarious, cheerful work. Cheers!

10 October 2007, 09:53 PM
Nice work!! Cant wait to see more!!:)

by the way, may I know how do you uploaded your wip video?? thanks...:)

Wayne jermaine
10 October 2007, 02:08 PM
hey man how its going? its been along time since I've been on here... so i love your progress..


Wayne jermaine
10 October 2007, 02:10 PM
awesome stuff dude

10 October 2007, 07:27 PM
This is awesome!! Amazing, such a pity I haven't catched up before. Great idea and truly lovely characters...:thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 07:16 PM (

Software: After Effects,Maya,Photoshop

Hi Guys,

yeah I'm alive. SOrry for not showing up all this time. I was real busy with job and animation of this piece. I'm still way far from finish. Still need to animate another two shots. At the same time I'm rendering and compositing shots that are done. So this is one heck of a multitasking job.

Anyways here is the first shot of my film, all lit and composited. I'll tweak it a little and call it done... I'll just apply the same thing to the rest of the film. Please give me your opinion. And wish me luck... got 5 days and 15 shots to render

Play Video >> (

10 October 2007, 07:21 PM
just beautiful Z!.. really, a memorable style and outcome... can't wait to see more

multitasking on this end too;)

10 October 2007, 07:33 PM
This is awesome!!:thumbsup: