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07 July 2007, 12:44 PM
Dariusz Sebastian Burdon is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Render: Final Final Final Animation (after few tweaks) (

08 August 2007, 04:03 PM (

The Idea of animation: A cute little girl about 2 years old is playing with toys. She rolls the dices with numbers and leters. Dices stop and create 666 number. Girl is turning into evil satanic girl and kills her toys. She will kill her toys with a yellow pencil. Than accidently she will hit one of dice and turn it form 666 to 66(something). Than she will turn back to normal.

Attached is a first previev of girl model.

08 August 2007, 04:05 PM (

Image: here is a test render of a girl with face texxture.

Story: Cute girl will kill her toys using pencil.

08 August 2007, 04:09 PM
very cute girl
will you make fur on those shoes?
I would make the cheeks and nose more reddish.

08 August 2007, 03:49 PM (

here is a test render of pencils. I am quite proud of the model and materials although it is rether simple

08 August 2007, 04:28 PM (

here are the shoes. I think i will stick to this material.

08 August 2007, 05:23 PM (

Here is a rabbit toy. Little girl will rip his head off. :)
Soon I shall submit animatic so you will all know what it is all about.

08 August 2007, 06:02 PM
thats so cute man!!.. love the shader on the rabbit!... looks very realistic in a stylized way... keep goin wanna c more!

Wayne jermaine
08 August 2007, 06:27 PM
very good man... keep em coming

08 August 2007, 09:03 PM
Shading on the rabbit looks wonderful! He definitely looks fuzzy.

08 August 2007, 09:14 PM
Cute looks a nice job with textures....well good job:beer:

08 August 2007, 09:46 PM
the shader is great
could you show settings?

08 August 2007, 01:05 AM
Can I join this team for the challenge as the Lighting TD?

08 August 2007, 01:06 AM
Can I join this team for the challenge as a Lighting TD?

08 August 2007, 03:19 AM
amazing texture on that rabit, well done.

08 August 2007, 01:04 PM
Thank you for all the kind words. I do appreciate it. It is very motivating.

doodlerboy> Thank You for your offer. The fact is that there is no team at the moment and I am working by myself. I just hope I will be able to meet the deadline. I don't think that light will be sophisticated for this animation, but I will definately let you know if I need any help.

ania> Here are the material setting for you.

08 August 2007, 01:08 PM (

Today's update is this teddy bear.
Little girl will stab him in the eye with a pencil so that the eye button will break. It is the same shader as for rabbit. I will just need to fix bears feet a little.

08 August 2007, 02:45 PM (

In this picture you can see toys that will be somewhere in the background. I am not sure about the scale of few of them, but I will figure it out later.

09 September 2007, 06:34 PM (

Please find attached pictures of the girls room before and after she turns evil. This is a test of textures. I will put other models such as bed or toys later.

09 September 2007, 06:45 PM
love this... the room WIP is looking good... and i love the toys u make.. they r soo cute... keep up the good works mate.!

09 September 2007, 09:34 AM (

Here is little girl before and after she turns evil. After the turn she will also have straight hair.
enjoy :)

09 September 2007, 03:33 PM
nice going with the girl buddy... IMO when the girl turns evil her shoes can follow the pattern. Like making then grow some pointy teeth and stuff just make em look evil... just my 2 cents... keep up the good works.. i'm loving it!

09 September 2007, 03:35 PM
oh!...nice work...that little girl looks really evil....:eek:

09 September 2007, 05:22 PM
Thanks guys. I appreciate that. :)

09 September 2007, 06:36 PM
That's incredible great style! I really like it! It's both exiting and colorful, with a cute
sense of shading work, especially on the teddy and the girl!
This thread turn out just great, I'm sure!

09 September 2007, 07:49 PM
nice job on the texturing so far. I like the evil version of the girl, quite goth ;p

09 September 2007, 02:53 PM
Thanks a lot Versiden and Varma. I feel much more motivated now :)

09 September 2007, 06:31 PM (

This is more or less the room. I will add curtains later on. This image can give you an idea what will the room look like. I don't need more furnitures. Animation will be focused only in back part of the room. Now I will start rigging which is not my favourite part :)

09 September 2007, 10:31 PM
looking good, I think u can add more to the atmosphere, maybe some volume light from the windows... have u seen silent hill? good inspiration I think

09 September 2007, 01:00 AM
looking good, I think u can add more to the atmosphere, maybe some volume light from the windows... have u seen silent hill? good inspiration I think

just what i was thinking...yeah..volume ligth that will be great!....keep going!:scream:

09 September 2007, 08:16 AM
melkao, Versiden> good idea I think I will work on that :)

09 September 2007, 02:53 AM
that evil girl is great.

09 September 2007, 09:56 AM
I like very much the render of the rabbit toy, the teddy bear. They seems real toys. Very good job. But I would like to tell you a small detail... The repetition of the texture of the wall creates the appearance of vertical brow bars. And it can create the unconsciously impression of the bars of a jail. If that is your intention I do not say anything. But it is not, you would improve a little the texture of the wall. That is the only defect that I can see him. I know that it is a WIP, and surely already you had thought to improve the texture of the wall. All the rest I like it. Good job.

10 October 2007, 11:17 PM (

It has been a while since the last update. First of all I would like to thank everyone for kind comments and suggestions.
The girl character is now rigged. It consists of 121 bones in total.
I have just finished animationg first shot. Please find preview at this link:

I am sorry that the file is about 6MB. I will do my best to submit smaller previews.

10 October 2007, 12:10 PM (

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

Please find attached test render form my animation. now computer or computers a re rendering 24h a day. This render have bugs but dont worry I can see them :)

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10 October 2007, 11:28 PM
pretty neat. i really like the texture of that rabbit.

10 October 2007, 12:54 AM
hey the render looks very good man!... The animation was nice too... but IMO if u speed it up a little it'll look better i guess... keep goin... wanna c this finished!

10 October 2007, 12:14 PM
Hey, that's a really nice work. I like the shaders of the toys very much!
Keep going this cheerful work, I'm looking forward to see the final animation.

10 October 2007, 02:31 PM
very cool render...i like a lot the textures, you got a really nice job with the materials and shadows.....keep going!:scream:

10 October 2007, 04:15 PM
Very nice piece! And the rabbit is cool hehe. Good luck!

10 October 2007, 09:35 PM
Hey, very much love your entry! That movie looks so neat and tender, smooth, that I almost regret that it will end in horror :) . But for sure the contrast will be greater then!

Oh and shading/colours are superb!

10 October 2007, 10:42 PM (

This time I would like to show you few meshes and textures. First of all little girls and her final mesh and bones. As I said before the girl has 121 bones in total. Hair and skirt are also rigged.
Here are textures and uvw maping of the girl and walls:







10 October 2007, 11:12 PM (

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

This is the biggest upload so far. Everything is animated except 1 last shot. I am recording sounds and voices for the animation. My fiance is very helpfull here. She will give voice to the little girl. I am still waiting for last shots to be rendered. I will add one more shot that will close animation. Unfortunately i might not have time for depth of field. But than again... there are still few days left.
Enjoy the clip.

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10 October 2007, 12:26 AM
that was cool!

10 October 2007, 12:40 AM
yeah, that was pretty good.

10 October 2007, 01:11 AM
If you 555 am...?

That's cool mate! LOL! Some of the anims and shading changes are not the best, but a whole story and as i see you have the tools to express yourself. Perhaps a bit dark for this audience here, but am a fan of these. Congratulations! As those numbers flopping on the carpet...It's a devil's day's jackpot :) OMG i have to watch Exorcist again :)

Keep it up!

10 October 2007, 02:19 AM
nice girl, i want a daughter like that!.......nice animation, i love the illumination, keep progresing!:D

10 October 2007, 07:22 AM (

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

Thank you all for kind words. Here you can watch latest version of animation. I will add two more shots in the end where the girl cries. This one is without sound. I am still working on it.


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10 October 2007, 08:16 AM

i like this anim. in special slow motion....


10 October 2007, 10:44 AM
Cool :) The texture blends are great, how'd ya do that? :)

10 October 2007, 08:57 PM
You've got some great shots here, I am a vray user myself, I have also tried to animate in Vray. my last vray anime was about 5 minutes within less about a month time with 8 machines, the average timing vs quality per image i managed to get was about minimum 30 minutes per image (maybe similar to your girl's room). i was wondering how many minutes did you use on rendering each images and how many computers did you use, especially when you know you will be risking your project for good quality animation.

nice animation, keep it up :D

you can see a quick preview of some shots from the video here:

10 October 2007, 10:26 PM
Cool :) The texture blends are great, how'd ya do that? :)
For bottom of walls it is an animated mask form videocopilot Riot Gear FX other is animated noise mask.

@Icelemon. Each frame takes about 15 minutes. some frames are less. I render on 64bit Intel 2.40GHz. Company for which I work (Rock Hunter) lets me render over night if there are any available computers so I have from 1 to 5 computers available. I think 15 min per frame is not bad. If in the shot there is only girls head or we cant see much else I usualy hide everything except main objects and compose it later in after effects. I am glad you like my renders :)

10 October 2007, 07:44 AM
very good work, especially I like the start when she comes in so cheerfully

10 October 2007, 11:51 AM
Hi! Good idea with those 666 blocks;)

My five cents:
Try to add music:
"My life" by Dido
this piece should reach its end when girl starts changing
then some spooky sound should fade in like start of "50cc" by Journeyman
and in the end go back to "My life"
I heard that, and it goes really kewl, and think artist let u use sounds in ur short.

Good luck!


10 October 2007, 12:52 PM
@ania Thanks a lot. I appreciate your comment :)

@Jana69 I am working on the sounds at the moment. It is almost finished. Sound makes such a huge difference to this animation. I am also adding depth of filed to several shots.
I shall submit it all today or tomorrow.

10 October 2007, 01:45 PM

great job so far, it's coming along really nicely. Some parts a bit disturbing, but I've always had problems with eyes and sharp objects.. hehe.. Brrrr!

keep up it man ;p

10 October 2007, 04:01 PM
Hey chillout! Don't rush! Got plenty of time! And ... watch ur keyboard! ;)

10 October 2007, 04:04 PM
think main jpg should also be changed into something ... catchy? .... u know...

and lettering! dont trust fonts found on pc! ;) (

let me doublepost last time...

10 October 2007, 02:11 AM (

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

My entry is finaly finished after 13 hours in front of the monitor today, I am proud to show you final animation.
I am very happy that I can stop working on it and get some sleep :) It was hard work to accomplished this mission. I have spent almost every evening and weekend on it. My avrage time of going to bed was 2 am and than 7 oclock wake up to go to work. All that makes me even more happy that it is finished and I am satisfied with the result.

Animation is entitled Devil's Jackpot. It lasts 2 minutes and 24 seconds.
I strongly recommend to download a high quality version at this link:
I will soon upload quicktime verison. It will be available at:

I would like to thank everyone for kind comments and feedback. It is my first CG Challange and I truly enjoyed participating.

I look forward to your comments on final animation with sound.

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10 October 2007, 03:33 AM
Excellent stuff! I must say the sound gives nice atmospher to it...! Dont worry, it looks good even if it is somewhat compressed!

About working nights... yea I unterstand you fully... I will be also happy when i upload my animation (just now I am creating FLV for final anim)... and tired to death also...

10 October 2007, 03:42 AM
Wow...thas render....thats a evil concept! need help my friend....jejeje

10 October 2007, 10:04 AM
congratilation it's a great job

10 October 2007, 07:09 PM
Thanks for all kind words.
One thing i noticed in my animation is a spelling mistake at the very beginning. It is "Dariusz Sebastian Burdon prestents" should be "presents". I guess I was too tired yesterday to notice that. I think I will change it.
Here is a link to animation in QuickTime format. You might find it quite big (57MB) but both sound and video quality is good.


10 October 2007, 11:02 PM (

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

This time there are no spelling mistakes in my animation. Animation is and sound are all the same as before. The only thing that is updated are credits at the end and beginning.
Enjoy. :)

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10 October 2007, 09:37 PM
I have decided to use two extra weeks to tweak animation a little. I know that I need to add eyes movement in several shots and tweak hair in few other shots.
I would appreciate if you could tell me what you think is wrong or could be fixed.
Thank you.

11 November 2007, 01:28 AM (

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

This is the final animation. During last 2 weeks I was tweaking little bits of my animation.
Things that I changed are:
- eye motion when girl looks at blocks with numbers.
- eye motion when girl's eyes turn evil
- eye motion when girl's hair and face change color
- the way button breaks when girl stabs teddy in the eye.
- few tweaks with sounds.

You can download High Quality [55MB] version with quality sound here:

I am very happy with final animation.
I appreciate your feedback.

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11 November 2007, 04:42 AM
good work. probably one of the most polished and complete entries i have seen. you did a great job all around with this. the sound really adds to the wickedness!!!

11 November 2007, 03:01 AM
That successfully creates scary feel, not doubt. And I like your animation. My main comment would be on overuse of slow motion. I think it works quite well when the dices fall, but other than that I would not recoomend it, takes away the mood for me. But great job overall. All the best for the contest.

11 November 2007, 09:05 AM
r1-381> Thanks :). I worked hard on it and was ready for the first deadline :)

My main comment would be on overuse of slow motion.

I am glad that you like my animation. Nobody ever said anything about slow motion until now. I tried not to overuse it. Perhaps I could speed up one or two shots :), but than again I am very happy with as it is;). I think it is good that animation tells a little story. Although it is short, it has beginning main piece and ending.

11 November 2007, 09:07 AM
Thanks all :)

12 December 2007, 11:59 PM
I was just collecting files to update my website and decided to render and share the girl so that you can see her from every side. Enjoy
here is the link

12 December 2007, 07:00 PM
Hey congrats for the lighting award!! Really happy that u got appriciation for ur work!

12 December 2007, 06:01 AM
I totally agree with the judges comments - this piece has great lighting! Congratulations for getting the award!:applause:

12 December 2007, 07:54 AM
Great work Piearzak, and very appropriety award! Congratulitions!

12 December 2007, 07:26 PM
Great work, very well deserved

12 December 2007, 03:11 AM
excellent stuff, well done and a well deserved recognition! I've always commented on how much I like your lighting in the work you've produced and I'm glad it didn't go unnoticed!

awesome job!

12 December 2007, 03:24 PM

Great work..... and i love these ilumination and colors....

12 December 2007, 02:44 PM
overcontrast> Thank You. I am also happy with the award. Thanks for your support.

rumour_nz> Thanks. I also think that the comment is spot on. :)

npantic> Thank You. I was never proud of my lighting skills but this time i tried to lit scenes well. I ended up having lights that affect only environment and lights affecting only the character, plus shadow or ambient oclussion passes on several objects for examble doors :)

ania> Thank you Ania. I appreciate your comment. I think we both did a good job on oour animations :)

Versiden> Thanks. I am trying to learn as much as possible form every project I work on. I improved my lighting skills and my project managing skills. I wanted not only to have little girl doing something strange but also to create very short film. I had to divide animation into 32 shots (some of them i didn't use). In the end I was happy to finish animation before deadline was extended. The additional two weeks allowed me to tweak few little things.

infoarq> I appreciate your comment. I think that cute and bright (almost cartoony) colors at the beginning emphasise the contrast between good and evil girl :)

01 January 2008, 10:13 PM
serwus :)
Bardzo fajnie to wyglada Pierzak :) Gratulacje ! :)
pozdrawiam i zycze powodzenia :)

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