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07 July 2007, 12:14 AM
Damian Senior is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Rough Storyboards or 3D pre-visualization: Monster #2 Finished Modelling (

07 July 2007, 12:17 AM
Sean Francis - Team Member has also entered "Strange Behavior (Short Film)" as part of Green Skullz Team with Damian Senior.

07 July 2007, 01:06 AM
We have just finished our second year of studying Computer Animation at the University of Teesside, Middlesborugh UK.
Damez had the idea of joining this competition for fun and for practise purposes and therefore this will be our animation project over the summer months. Preproduction work will follow shortly. Please feel free to comment.

07 July 2007, 10:08 PM
I have designed some ideas of what the characters may look like, they are not yet finalized ideas but will probably look similar. We have gone for quite a cartoony style which are quite simple to model because this is our first first project where we have modelled any characters.
The paintings will be animated in 2D using Toonboom software.
I have also included a brief idea of the layout of the main gallery and more images. More designs and ideas are to follow.

07 July 2007, 01:57 PM
Hey folks...

Here's a WIP of john character from the screenplay, kept modelling as simple as possible like sean mentioned, we are students with only the basic's knowledge of softimage XSI. First ever attempt at a human figure for me, dont no alot about face modelling, flowing lines ect... ive added a close up of the face with wire. As far as rigged goes, same again only no the basic's havnt learnt how to setup my own controls as of yet, hopefully something to learn in the near future :) Any comments or feedback greatly appreciated, more WIP's to follow.

Thanks, Damez.


Face closeup

Gallery Bench

07 July 2007, 03:23 PM
Gallery bench textured WIP.

07 July 2007, 04:08 PM
dig the comedic simplicity.
i think your version will be lots of laughs.

by the way if you want your iamges to show up at the top of the thread so others can know there is something new
use the uploader to post your WIP.
to do that...

so go to the challenge page where you went to enter.
click where it says submit entry.

or click here (

scroll down to the bottom, sign in and upload your images.
i believe jpg is the recommended format, they must be less than 150 Kb.

good luck

07 July 2007, 04:13 PM
Bstout - Thanks for the comments, and thanks for the useful info about the uploader, i did no there was some special challenge uploader but i didnt no where. I thought the link u gave was for final entries hehe. Thanks again, Damez.

07 July 2007, 05:00 PM
I like the characters so much, they r so funny..
keep goin..

07 July 2007, 06:02 PM
Here are some screenshots of the character Amy who I modelled. I'm not entirely happy with it, but it has allowed me to gain alot more skill in character modelling. Next I will be designing the last few characters ready for us to model so we can start producing the storyboard.

07 July 2007, 11:48 AM (

Seans first draft of the gallery route from the screenplay. Storyboards to follow.

07 July 2007, 10:25 PM (

Painting up one of seans character creations to get a more visual feel for the character. WIP, more to follow

07 July 2007, 11:57 PM
So far so good. Interesting concepts and modelling. Good luck.

07 July 2007, 07:17 PM
Here is the 'Monster 1' character model from different angles including a wireframe view. I'm pretty pleased with it, it has achieved the look I was aiming for in the original character sheet.

07 July 2007, 10:56 PM (

WIP updated

07 July 2007, 08:09 PM
Hi guys, nice progress :thumbsup:

I hope you get what you want out of the challenge, it certainly is going to be a tough one! I like your idea so far, simple and effective

Good luck :)

08 August 2007, 04:42 AM
OK.. so here is my 2 cents.. i absolutly love the john and amy concepts.. !! GREAT JOB, the models didnt turn out aswell but thats ok because your monster concepts are awsome!! and your blue monster model is soo sweet reminds me of and old book i used to read... "Where the Wild Things Are" keep up all the great work man, cant wait to see a few animatics.. i'll check back soon.

08 August 2007, 10:46 AM (

Heres WIP monster #2, almost finished modelling this guy now. Rough storyboard and animatic WIP to follow.

08 August 2007, 04:02 PM
Good job of modelling close to your concepts. :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 02:21 PM (

Finished modelling this guy for now. Animation tests to follow.

08 August 2007, 02:32 PM
Hey guys...

M477 : Thanks for the reply buddy. Its sure going to be a tough one alright. I loved your elephant painting bud, great work :)

sykmethodz : Appreciate your 2cents :) Models didnt turn out to well, hopefully we'll learn from out mistakes, and progress and maybe ull see progression as our learning curve at the moment is almost veritcal.

Henrik-Vasquez : Thanks for the comment mate, your guys work is great stuff, keep it up :thumbsup:

Thanks for the replies guys, Damian.

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