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07 July 2007, 01:39 AM
Carlos Eduardo Montoya Cortes is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Render: Clean Up Time! (

07 July 2007, 01:47 AM (

Hello everybody i'm glad to be in this new challenge....

ok my idea i will subit soon, in the mean time, think on this image of a desert. here will happen my ecene....

wait for future submitions

07 July 2007, 03:41 AM (

here is my firs step for the environment, is just a plane with noise modifier for now...soon i will explain my concept....wait for it

07 July 2007, 04:44 AM (

ok second step to desert

And here is my idea;

think in a ice....and esquimal maybe? objects?....and a animal.... esquimal sweeping the desert with the animal on a bag!

is there anything stranger behavior than that?

what is the esquimal thinking?...why is sweeping the desert, is mad?...and why he has that animall.well i dont know, and why is an esquimal in the desert on first place

07 July 2007, 04:00 AM (

here is the main character...the sweeping esquimal...look his clothes...and picture him in the desert.....

waiting for comments!

07 July 2007, 05:14 AM
Aw, c'mon let us know already!!:scream:

I really want to know, nice skimo by the way.:thumbsup:
I'll have to suscribe, I'm really curious.

07 July 2007, 03:04 PM
SteevieWoo: thanks for be the rirst one to comment!...and what do dyou want to know?...i already explained mny above!:scream:

08 August 2007, 03:00 AM (

Here is the main character,....i just started with method is poly modeling...keep watching for updates!

Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 11:26 AM
ur character is cute.. good luck to u

08 August 2007, 05:07 PM
Haw, Is good!! Is he gonna whistle like in the sketch?

I'm still curious about the animal. Ill stay tuned for sure!

Keep the good stuff coming!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 06:21 AM
Hola Carlos, nice models and your preliminar concept sounds cool :D I want to know what is going to happen in that great scene with your cool and charming skimo :bounce: Waiting for more updates, Suerte!! :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 10:43 PM
Heh.. he looks cool mel:D

08 August 2007, 03:37 PM
ah, so we have desert and eskimo... damn hot weather I guess. Nice progress, keep working :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 05:24 PM ( almost finish character...i have to ad some hair to the jacket, and improve the textures...the comments are most welcome.

Wayne jermaine: Thnaks dude..a friend helped me to desing him.

SteevieWoo: well...thats the idea...and the animal...i still thinking...cause i want some animal a little strannge that not live on the artic and that be strange to be there!

Ferx: i have thinking about an artic-desert a a pyramide with shape of an iglu...and i still working on thye storyboard.

DaddyMack: thanks dude

Oweron: do you feel the heat with his clothes in that weather? is a madness

08 August 2007, 05:45 AM
Sweet! well, no critics, I undersatad you'll give himm a furry suit, That will be great!

Keep it on:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 05:50 PM
I dig it, very cool! An eskimo in the desert is definately strange. Keep going :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 01:55 AM
jasondesigns: an eskino on the desert is strange,....but if he is sweeping the desert, is even stranger!:thumbsup:

SteevieWoo: no critics?...oh, i really apreciate that, im glad you like it...soon i will upload the image with the furry suit!:)

thanks for the comments!

08 August 2007, 05:30 PM so strange..i love it, cool and original!:bounce:

But you should be careful with the environment and the angle of the camera, an a desert escene need to be well work...cause is quite empty of you need to pay atention to the final composition image!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 03:57 AM ( is my last update!

now i added some fur to the jacket....

any advice?

Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 04:50 AM
niceee. fuuurr

08 August 2007, 09:38 PM
Nice work with the should improve the textures of the clothes...and what about the animal?:bounce:

08 August 2007, 04:00 PM
Wayne jermaine: thanks my friend,i think it looks i will proceed to rigg

mamcx: i'm working on it!

08 August 2007, 10:43 PM
He He!!, Looks cozy now. and those cool colors will clash with the desert just well.
Nice work!!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 06:41 AM
Hehe.. he looks cool:D

Congrats, keep going!

08 August 2007, 04:22 AM
tnads: thanks...i glad you like it

SteevieWoo: well ive been thinkins to change some colors to him

08 August 2007, 05:56 AM
Wow.... cool eskimo with fur!

Great work!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 07:36 PM
Hi my friend,

Good to see you here! It's a cool model and a funny idea. Great contrast and the piramidiglu is wonderful concept :thumbsup: Just waitng for updates! Keep the speed and best luck!


08 August 2007, 08:10 PM
the character looks pretty interesting but IMO the face neads a bit more tweaking... nice fur... keep up the good work :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 03:30 AM (

well...iv been playing with some colors and i found this 2, the blue and brown. Im trying to decide which one to use...and i want your help to one ill should take?:shrug:

and if you can see i added some eyebrows to the character. so i get more expresions with him.:scream:

PD: thanks to subdivmaniac, Tremoside, overcontrast, for your kind comments:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 08:47 PM
Hello...nice progress...i like both...but i think that the brown one looks more like real eskimo clothes color:bounce:

08 August 2007, 09:16 PM
the brown one looks too much like the colour of his face, I would take the blue one, or maybe another shade of brown.

08 August 2007, 07:30 PM
ania: well...maybe you're right...i'll tray another shade of brown or ohter color...thanks for the advice

08 August 2007, 03:24 AM (

ok....another shade of brown....just a little dark....

any comment?

08 August 2007, 03:44 PM
well...i am now working on a several the story board...the rigg of the esquimal and the desing of the creature...i already have some sketches...soon i will upload them...:buttrock:

For now i need your advice with the color of the clothes......comments are most welcome!:deal:

08 August 2007, 03:13 PM
well i think ....that color is perfect...i love the character you made....i cant wait to see that "animal" that you say...well, i'll check later!

08 August 2007, 05:25 AM
Hey carlos nice fluffy suit!!, but i think he could stand up better on the desertic background if you use the previous blue. Anyway, you could do a test on the dessert and the best one will pop up!

I liked the eyebrows too :thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 07:32 AM
cute eskimo ;p

I'm not sold on the brown. I think in contrast to the desert colour, he might not stand out as much if u keep him brown. I think place him in the set and light?


08 August 2007, 08:23 PM
Versiden, SteevieWoo:OMG......i didn't tough on are totaly right...i'll change it to blue...

Thanks for the advice mates!:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 12:39 AM
Very nice furwork on the eskimo, he looks very cute!

08 August 2007, 03:11 PM
i like your character. good luck my friend.:thumbsup:

08 August 2007, 01:07 AM
siavashKhodaie, varma: thanks for the nice words!.....soon i will upload something new:scream:

08 August 2007, 03:52 AM (

OK here is a basic setup of the faces that maybe i will need to my you see...ther are not so many, just a few and very using the morpher modifier on max.

Any comment?

08 August 2007, 08:15 PM
Nice morph targets!
No tongue?

09 September 2007, 02:35 PM (

ok...the main character is ready...rigged and i can to work on the escenary, storyboard and the animal......

any comment?

pd: varma: thanks dude...and yes ther is a tongue. But not in the morphed targets:scream:

09 September 2007, 11:40 PM
hey I really like your idea! a skimo in the desert! This is funny, because my first idea was to put a monkey in north pole (it finally changed a bit ;)

I also like the way of the design, simple, pure, but I have to say that I'm disappointed by the blend shapes; I thought that you could, with such simple shapes make the character more expressive. ;)

09 September 2007, 02:38 PM
but I have to say that I'm disappointed by the blend shapes; I thought that you could, with such simple shapes make the character more expressive. ;)

Hey thanks for your nice words....but english is not so good and i don't understand very well what you mean with "the blend shapes" more especific please:sad:

09 September 2007, 06:19 PM
good work melkao!
I think you can make a good animation with this character, it will be funny to see it progress
maybe the white fur on his clothes is too bright, but maybe that will change with the final lights and scenario, I dont know...

ah, and I think jayf is talking about the morph targets, the 8 faces you have...

09 September 2007, 09:57 PM
Well...i think that it looks nice...and the morpher targets too. But the animation needs to be great to get some life an fun to this one

09 September 2007, 08:01 AM
yeah I'm sorry, this is "morph targets", I think "blend shapes" is used only in maya.

09 September 2007, 10:18 PM
yeah I'm sorry, this is "morph targets", I think "blend shapes" is used only in maya.

well..for the storyboard..those targets are maybe the only that i will need to the animation...of course, it could have mor and more expresives....maybe later i improve them....for now its just wath i need....thanks to notice that!:scream:

Yeah mate!...son i will show my will be fun!:bounce:

Yeah..he is funny...and will work for to may things...maybe i will use him to other animations...thanks for your nice words!:beer:

09 September 2007, 06:45 AM
The idea of the character cleaning the desert with the mop is great!

Good luck!

09 September 2007, 11:18 AM
Hey , nice character design. Really cool.

09 September 2007, 05:05 PM (

Hello a second idea for desert...i wat to make something like that...cartoon style non photorealistic....a very simple environment, where the principal escene will be.

tinysabya: Thanks dude...a ilustrator friend helped me for desing him.

medunecer: thanks mate!...the idea come aout reading a comic book....there was a lot of funny things..

Comments are most welcome!:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 05:42 PM
Cool update Carlos! Are you going to work with the shadows later?
The green color in the background could perhaps use a better hue, IMHO!
Keep up the good work!

09 September 2007, 08:05 PM
Cool update Carlos! Are you going to work with the shadows later?
The green color in the background could perhaps use a better hue, IMHO!
Keep up the good work!

Of course....the shadows are just begin!....beside there's not to much shadows in the desert at sunshine, where my animation will run...but thanks to notice that...i will add some cool shadows to my escene...:bounce:

09 September 2007, 03:06 AM
cool desert!...nice prgress! but that trees in the back desert are not trees!

09 September 2007, 07:38 PM ( is other update to my animation....when i upload the storyboard you wiil se why this is here.

is just a preview...what you think?

the comments are mos welcome!

09 September 2007, 11:36 AM
Hola Carlos!
Sand dunes and Ice! That's a combination I really would like to see, side by side!
The haze color on the sky couldn't be better, and I like the reflection on the Ice!
The total feel of the scene could be put in one single word; Brrrrrr....
I'm really exited to see how you are going to put cold and warm together in a scene!
Sounds like an immense challenge to me! Hehe, actually I wouldn't even dare to try!
let's see more!

09 September 2007, 02:29 AM
varma: thanks mate for the comment....well is not a escene, is a secuence....there are various escenes to this animation...i have some details to fix in the storyboard before upload.....good luck!:eek:

09 September 2007, 07:45 PM (

WEll...along time sice my last update...i have a lot of work to do in my job.

So here skimo in the escenary....but i am thinking to modify a little the background....maybe deleting that mountain and improving the environment ligths.....

all comments are most welcome

09 September 2007, 02:16 AM
Looks great but you could work the lines on the sand so they dont look so even and maybe make them deeper, at times it looked to me like he's stannding on a big towell.
All the rest is just neat!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 02:39 PM
hey..that looks really cool...and yes, maybe changing the background will look better.

09 September 2007, 03:55 AM (

Hello everybody...i was experimenting...and i need to decide, which environment i will use....which you like more?...the new one was thinking to give an more cartoon style, cause the other one wasnt cartoon and the caracter is do you tink?

09 September 2007, 08:32 AM
the second one looks better, but I would try it with shadows turned on, now it looks a bit too flat.

09 September 2007, 07:57 PM
go with no.2, it suits the cartoon character more. It could still use some atmospheric depth tho.:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 04:24 AM (

here is a closeup of other character for my a simple grasshopper...later i will texturized and rigg it.

i separated all sections in simple colors to split all the parts of the grasshopper....later i will upload other shots.

09 September 2007, 04:27 AM
SteevieWoo, mamcx, Versiden, ania: thanks for the comments!...well..i will use the second one...i still have to improve the shadows and other details for the escene!....

thanks again and the comments are most welcome:thumbsup:

09 September 2007, 03:14 AM (

here is the grasshopper....very basic model and textures...i made this simple cause is just a will not a principal character to my strange behavior

any comment?

09 September 2007, 11:35 AM
the grasshopper is looking very good, I think it keeps the style from the skimo :thumbsup:

Im wondering what story you have in your mind for this small guy lost in the desert, hehe, I'm curious!!

10 October 2007, 03:04 AM
nice job with the grasshopper looks very cool mate!...i want to know too about this strange story...where is the storyboard? :twisted: you have promise that...where is it?:eek:

10 October 2007, 11:14 PM
elmasfeo, mamcx: hello...thanks for the comments...rigth now i have some problems with my storyboard...and my job is taking all my time...i only can to work on this challenge about 2 hours at day...a few time...but i will finish...i always finish all my work!

keep coming and posting!:thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 02:50 AM (

Finally, here is the broom for my you a very simple shape...with some hair and nothig more!

any comment?

10 October 2007, 02:32 AM
Hi Bro...

Nice review on!

Good progress...

About your last image, that remind me of witchs! But I think must be less dense because for clean dust is used another kind of broom...

And when you upload the storyboard? Man, don't be lazy :D .

I hope you refine a bit more the image before run the animation.

Good luck.

10 October 2007, 10:12 AM
As for me, also render 2 looks better... it is smoother...! Though render no 1 have some qualities in details...

10 October 2007, 02:49 AM ( is my storyboard...and i divide it in 10 principal this:

1. the strange behavior logo enters from the right and bounces.
2. then the ice escene falls from top zoom out, and nobody is there.
3. then the grasshopper jumps into the escne and sing like grasshoppers do.
4. the escene gets destroy for transotion to next escene.
5. a bean planet comes out with only 2 countrys...the pole and the desert.
6. zoom in into the desert country.And everything goes to wihte.
7. we see the skimo stand and quiet.
8. the skimo screams like a mad "A LOT OF DUST"
9. the skimo begins to sweep like a crazy the desert everywhere.
10.we see the skimo cryng and "the end" title comes out.

mamcx: there si the you like it?
npantic: the second one will be the one

thanks for the comments.

10 October 2007, 05:50 PM
the storyboard looks great. you have a very cool story for this little one. be careful with time, this will end very soon!

10 October 2007, 09:40 PM
Very strange indeed!

THis should come together really well if your storyboards are any indication melkao, I really like the art style you've chosen for this piece too:thumbsup:

Good luck with the home stretch

10 October 2007, 05:51 PM
Very strange indeed!

THis should come together really well if your storyboards are any indication melkao,

DaddyMack: What do you mean by that?...i don't understand very well

mamcx: i glad you like it...and don't worry about time, i have already a lot of escenes rendered!

all comments are most welcome:thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 06:54 PM
lol... sorry if I was unclear, I just meant I like the story and the boards tell it well

10 October 2007, 03:18 PM
lol... sorry if I was unclear, I just meant I like the story and the boards tell it well my english is not so i get it...i really glad you like it! i'm finishing the final render, then post production...thanks for comment!:thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 11:21 PM
now i'm making the final touches to my animation...and soon i will post it...wait for it...

like always, the comments are most welcome!:scream:

10 October 2007, 03:01 AM
Hello my friend...where is that stunning animation?...i cant wait to see what are you doing!

10 October 2007, 03:36 AM (

Here is the bean planet, the transition between the ice escene and the desert escene.

what do you think about it?...any comment?:p

mamcx: the animation will be submited, very soon...right now im fixing the sound effects.

10 October 2007, 07:20 PM
Wowow! That planet is so cool! Like the idea and the realisation. On my LCD colours are bit bright. Dunno perhaps just the screen here, but if i were you I add some darkness to the water. Keep it up! Time to move these things :) :thumbsup:
Let's rock :buttrock:

10 October 2007, 04:01 AM
Tremoside: hey thanks!...i glad you like it...and maybe i can change a little the blue of the sea..lets see if i have time for that...the rest om my animation is full rendered, and soud effects too...tomorrow i will upload it...wait for it!:thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 10:45 AM
Wooow! Good to hear you'll meet with the deadline! Yeeah! Am waiting for that piece so much. So exciting :bounce: :bounce: Bests for the rest of the work!

10 October 2007, 04:29 PM
buddy thats looking gr8!!... love the super stylized globe... cant wait to see the fnal animation! all the best!!:wavey:

10 October 2007, 06:32 PM
Hey...that planet is so cool...nice desing...good luck!

10 October 2007, 08:47 PM
Hey tanks for that!!! giveme a minute to go to eat something and I'll be back to comment, I promise!:thumbsup:

Hey I'm back... I needed that!

So poor little skimo is gonna be busy for a long time... I like the bean planet Idea so much! It somehow makes the skimo more appealing to me, he's like the Little Prince taking care of his whole homeplanet... I'll suscribe to know whenever you have the animation uploaded!

Felicidades Carlos, gracias por las visitas Y mucha suerte......

10 October 2007, 04:40 PM (

Software: 3ds max, After Effects, mental ray, Photoshop, Vue, premiere.

Hello everybody...guess what...i just upload the final render and is the can see my animation short "cleanup time"

and i want to thank to : SteevieWoo, Wayne jermaine, Ferx, DaddyMack, Oweron, jasondesigns, mamcx, tnads, subdivmaniac, Tremoside, overcontrast, ania, Versiden, varma, siavashKhodaie, jayf, elmasfeo, medunecer, tinysabya, npantic...for all the kind comments.

Play Video >> ( (better quality)

you can watch it too, on youtube ( download here ( 33.2MB rar(flv file and .mpg video)

10 October 2007, 04:48 PM
SteevieWoo: glad you like it!...yes poor a huge job for him...i wanted something like that. something so fool to do...and cleaning the desrt is it!.

mamcx, overcontrast: yeah the ban planet is a strange desing. iwas eating beans at my lunch time whe i did get the idea...

10 October 2007, 01:27 PM
OMG!...what a cool concept..i love your animation, and the sounds are great, this is very original and new, very strange. good luck to this one my friend!

11 November 2007, 05:05 PM
mamcx: thanks dude..i glad you like it.....i think it look like i wanted!:)

11 November 2007, 07:01 PM
woooo I saw your animation the other day but I didn't have the time until now to comment...

Ha.. is really fun! the skimo looks all cute sweeping here and there and I like a lot the wobbly effect of the bean planet .... makes it look real cool!

Was the doggy at the end a las minute inclusion? I don't see it in the storyboard and It confused me a bit the fist time I saw the video...

Well you did great Carlos. And on time! you sure put a lot of hard work on this one!

Cheers! and good luck!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

11 November 2007, 02:41 PM
Was the doggy at the end a las minute inclusion? I don't see it in the storyboard and It confused me a bit the fist time I saw the video...
yeah...was a last minute thing. i decided to change the las shot of my storyboard(skimo cryng)...i think that freaky dog is more strange!...cause, is not in the doesn;t have nothing in common with the skimo. i really apreciate your comment, and i glad you like it!:thumbsup:

11 November 2007, 07:52 PM
Hey Carlos, excellent work my friend!! I love your skimo, and what a great animation, really charming and funny!! The details are amazing , the grasshoper on the north pole of bean planet was a really cool touch, and the sand storm on the end was and amazing conclusion for the video, really great FX man!!

Congratulations for this superb animation mate!!! Best of luck... and now is time for well deserved cold beers and many bottles of "agaurdientico" :D Salud!! :beer:

11 November 2007, 08:16 PM
Hey Carlos! Congrats for your final version! And the pet at the end is great! Good luck!

11 November 2007, 08:54 PM
hola Carlos!

good job on the animation!! I liked it a lot, and I agree with mamcx, the bean planet was a very good and original idea... :thumbsup:

congratulations for finishing! :beer:

11 November 2007, 10:36 PM
Well, nice idea! Opposite contexts on the same picture. I did understand your story.

11 November 2007, 09:27 AM
Good Job! Original in style and concept... and I am not bullshiting here. I always was a fan of your entries! Good luck mate :thumbsup:

11 November 2007, 11:32 AM
hihi, didn't had the time leave some notes.. great job! :) poor little guy, alot of dust to wipe... cute and funny !

11 November 2007, 04:55 PM
awesome job man, well done. Love the voice.. hehe, very funny man ;p

11 November 2007, 01:31 AM
Ferx: i glad you like it....and i am agree with time to rest some time after all this time. of animating, modeling and rendering, good luck!

medunecer: htanks a lot, i get the idea of the desing of the dog from a guy from my job...his desing was quite diferent, but i kept the idea.:D

elmasfeo: i get the idea of the bean planet when i was eating beans!....LOL...hahahah:twisted:

fruela: yeah...grasshpper on the pole, and skimo on desert...all opposite:)thats the general idea.

Oweron: oh my friend...i really glad you like it...thanks for your support!:thumbsup:

syrez-one: he must spend a lot of time! to finish al desert....all his life and more maybe:twisted:...poor and fool.

Versiden: hey you are the post did it!..and the voice, is my own voice with a few tweaks, to make it sound like that...good luck to you..with "space out" short:beer:

11 November 2007, 01:44 AM
Hehe the style is nice Mel, and the sound effects are clever. Nice work :)

12 December 2007, 03:48 PM
Trickz: thanks a was a hard work with sounds....glad you like it!:beer:

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