View Full Version : Strange Behavior (Animation) Entry: Fabio Bautista

08-24-2007, 05:27 PM
Fabio Bautista is entered in the "Strange Behavior Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Final Render: THE GREAT FLIGHT (


08-30-2007, 06:44 AM (

Hi everyone!!

Here's a quick illustration of my idea for this challenge... The dream of penguins has been to be able to fly and finally this one achieved that...

>>The Flight of the Penguin<<

08-30-2007, 07:14 AM
Excellent idea mate!! :thumbsup: This thread is a must watch :)

09-02-2007, 12:11 AM (

Well, I decided to change the project name by "The Great Flight" seems more suitable

here's Leo, the starring character: Leo is a young penguin looking for new emotions to experience... he has always wanted to fly then he build a rocket to achieve his dream...

09-02-2007, 03:13 AM
Hi Fabio

funny idea, i guess is very good for animation, good luck.

suerte!!! tratare de estar pendiente de tu WIP.

09-03-2007, 05:48 PM
theblahblah, sadrack.. thanks guys... good luck to you too!

09-05-2007, 02:12 AM (

I start modeling a basic shape of penguin, then, step by step, I added details to the face and body ...still lot of work

09-07-2007, 08:39 PM
What a daring penguin this is :)

09-10-2007, 07:32 AM (

just a modeling update...

09-11-2007, 06:05 AM
Nice character, I love it. Good luck to you!

09-12-2007, 06:31 PM
SEMSAHMER: this is a very daring and clever penguin, thanks for comment:thumbsup:

vallypopescu: I glad you like it.. good luck too:thumbsup:

09-13-2007, 09:56 PM (

Well, here's another update on Leo... UV unwrapping and ready for textures

09-13-2007, 10:12 PM
Hey nice modeling Maxter :) Did you use pelt or something for the UV wrapping, or is it manual? And your lighting rig for the render is nice, that yours? Good work.

09-14-2007, 11:37 AM
Very good and clean unwrap! Very pro!

09-14-2007, 12:50 PM
hi Fabio,

Nice concept, and hope to see the bg soon,
The camera work shall addup strenth to your idea.
all the best...


09-17-2007, 04:51 AM
Trickz: thanks man... I use max and unfold for unwrapping... for lighting I use one area spot and a skylight with mental ray and final gather:thumbsup:

varma: Hey Mathias, thanks for visit my thread!:cool:

pixelpiyan: Hi Arumugam, i hope to work in the environment soon...good luck with your entry:thumbsup:

09-17-2007, 10:30 PM
cool penguin, very cute ;p :thumbsup:

09-22-2007, 04:37 PM (

I've been a bit busy with work but here's a small update...
This is just the first test with base colors trying to find a good balance

09-26-2007, 04:42 AM (

the beginning of the rocket model...

Versiden: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the comment!:)

09-27-2007, 01:41 AM (

A small update on the rocket, there's still more to finish....

09-27-2007, 02:03 AM
sweet rocket pack you got there!

09-29-2007, 09:57 PM
Hi Casey, I've still some details to finish it:thumbsup:

10-02-2007, 06:16 AM (

Well, here's the rocket model finished. I added more details... another gas tank, a control panel, analog meters, tubes and other parts...

next step: unwrapping and texturing

10-04-2007, 07:42 AM
Real nice!
What about a parachute, so he's ready for everything? And maybe some sardins for the trip? I guess he's up for a long trip. he he. :)

Looking forward to see moore!

10-07-2007, 04:00 AM (

Just a modeling update... Leo and his rocket

10-08-2007, 10:14 AM
The engine looks just fantastic... Show us the penguin and machine textured... and the background...! :applause:

10-08-2007, 05:40 PM
Hey, Roger these are good ideas...:) I hope to try some! ...I had already thought about the parachute... Thanks!:thumbsup:

10-08-2007, 07:26 PM
This is beautiful work. Lovely modelling:thumbsup:

10-09-2007, 07:42 AM
I love your flying penguin. Nice work!

10-10-2007, 03:01 AM
hey this is excellent stuff. The penguin and the engines are really nice. I'm very impressed by your unwrapping work on the penguin too. That was beautiful clean work. :thumbsup: I'm definitely keen to see how this one continues

10-10-2007, 12:23 PM
awesome rocket backpack Fabio!

10-10-2007, 09:44 PM
Pro work on the penguin and his gear:thumbsup: Congrats

10-11-2007, 01:28 AM
npantic: Thank you man... I'm working on the textures and I hope to finish it soon

Hiun, agou, DaddyMack: Thanks a lot for the comments. I'm glad you like my work!

mdavid: Hey Mark, I'm happy to hear that... There's short time left for the deadline and I hope to finish in time

digital-bobert: Hi Bobby, I'm very glad you like it!


10-13-2007, 03:49 AM (

here's the first test with fur...

10-13-2007, 05:54 PM
that is looking real good. adds a whole lot more to him. i've never really messed w/ fur...but it looks like it could be fun!

10-17-2007, 08:12 AM
Hey Fabio, woooow awesome work mate!! Superb rocket and the Leo´s character design its simply cool!! you rock! :buttrock: Cheers!! :beer:

(Fabio, gran concepto y gran ejecución, me quito el sombrero :) Mucha suerte !! y por aqui seguiremos para apoyarte :D )

10-19-2007, 07:26 AM (

Here's the background i've been working.. i created a displacement map to distort geometry, then i used procedural shaders and masking to create surface

10-20-2007, 05:54 PM
r1-381: Thanks again man...:thumbsup:

Ferx: Hi Fernando! Thank you for drop by...I'm really glad you're liking
gracias y suerte igualmente!!:beer:

10-21-2007, 04:06 PM
hey, nice landscape and the model of the penguin is very nice too! i like it because it doesnt look very smart but quite crazy haha
anyways, are you using dreamscape or something like that for the mountains?
it looks quite interesting =)
good luck with your entry and have fun!

10-23-2007, 08:32 AM (

I added some detail in zbrush, then time to rigging-skinning work and finally the penguin model is finished!
ready to animate...

10-23-2007, 07:11 PM
Thanks Bernardo, it's nice to see you here!... yes, I used dreamscape for the bg...
I wish you good luck, too!:thumbsup:

10-24-2007, 12:07 AM
Hey Fabio, great enviorment for Leo !! really cool !! Perhaps a bit more peaks on the top of the rocks, but its only a personal thing :D Leo model is awesome my friend !! I love his goggles! great touch !! and cant wait to watch the Leo´s great flight !! Mucha suerte amigo!! :beer:

10-25-2007, 05:57 PM
Great work so far! I kind of prefered the cartoony look of the character at first stages,though... I suppose it´s just a matter of likes, anyway. cool stuff here!

10-26-2007, 10:37 PM (

Here's some of the texturing work... Diffuse maps were done in zbrush and photoshop.... ambient occlusion, specular and bumps maps are combined to produce some effects in diffuse map... normal maps were created from geometry details in zbrush

10-26-2007, 10:44 PM (

...and this is the final shading/texturing for the penguin Leo

10-26-2007, 11:45 PM
great textures, in special straps... (high level texturing)

10-27-2007, 06:47 AM
Hey, Fabio, where are you ? What about your animation ? Will you be able to finish in time ?

10-27-2007, 06:54 PM (

This is just a test with the textured penguin...
I'm still working on the rocket texturing

10-27-2007, 07:58 PM
Ferx: Thank you again for the support Fernando... you are right about the mountains and I will make some changes on it:beer:

harachte: Hi Raul, the design of the character was initially cartoony but I wanted to make a scene with a mix of realistic and caricature look... thanks to your comment:thumbsup:

infoarq: Thanks Tomas, it's hard but rewarding work...good luck with your entry:thumbsup:

gpepper: Hi Gilles...about animation, I don't think to finish it, so just I will do a camera fly-around:argh:

10-28-2007, 09:37 AM
This pingouin is really a success. I really imagine him in movment.

10-28-2007, 01:38 PM
This is going to be an awesome finish! Best of luck!

10-29-2007, 07:55 PM
authentic: Hey Vincent, I hope to see him flying soon!:thumbsup:

Hiun: Thanks Kamal, I wish you good luck too:thumbsup:

10-30-2007, 07:41 AM (

Here's some of texturing work for the rocket...

10-31-2007, 02:08 AM (

well, this is a render test for the Leo's rocket...

10-31-2007, 02:59 AM
nice texture work. i also like your penguin. why did you decide to pass on the fur? he looks great without it. will look neat to see that rocket on his back.

11-02-2007, 06:11 AM (

it seems that this penguin will fulfill his dream to fly...

11-02-2007, 12:56 PM


11-03-2007, 07:26 PM
r1-381: thanks man... about the fur, I decided not use it and focus me in others aspects as the environment and animation

infoarq: Hey thank you, I appreciate it

11-03-2007, 09:53 PM
good lord!! :eek: i totally missed this thread!! :banghead: .. out of this world man!! loved each and every post! very informative and a treat for the senses! your texturing skills rock big time! :buttrock::bowdown: :applause:
i wish you good luck my friend! :thumbsup: cheers! :beer:

11-03-2007, 10:55 PM
it´s only true...

I think.... Paint a good textures is an Art...

and you made it easy....

11-05-2007, 08:06 PM (

Software: 3ds max

some of rigging/skinning work, including a modified biped, additional bones for rocket control and control splines for face and belly deformations

Play Video >> (

11-05-2007, 08:21 PM
nwiz25: Hi Neville, I'm glad you like my work... thanks a lot to your nice comment:thumbsup:

infoarq: Thanks mate, really nice words... it's motivating:thumbsup:

11-05-2007, 11:25 PM
i like your character. have you done any of the animation yet? i'm guessing you are pretty glad we got that extension, huh. can't wait to see the final animation. should be pretty cool.

11-06-2007, 08:37 PM
Wow thats a great rig Max :) Nice work. Rigged belly, great stuff haha. Looking forward to the final. Feels like we've been doing this for years

11-09-2007, 07:29 AM (

Software: 3ds max

First animation attempt...

Play Video >> (

11-09-2007, 09:59 AM
yes, it´s a great flight...

cool animation, in special little details... Motor Rotation (i love the little detais)
and high render quality.


11-09-2007, 08:14 PM
Excellent ! I love it !
I hope you will finish a great scene !

11-13-2007, 06:44 PM
r1-381, Tricks, infoarq, gpepper: Thank you guys!:thumbsup: , now I'm working on the shots of the animation, the final render and composition... I hope finish it soon!

11-13-2007, 07:41 PM
Hey Fabio, this is awesome my friend!! The flight is full of life!! I love it!! Really incredible and superb work!! and i cant wait to see your finale!! Cheers my friend!! :beer:

11-14-2007, 02:49 PM
How can I have missed this. It's absolutely fantastic work.:eek:

Can't wait to see the finished animation.


11-15-2007, 10:28 PM
I like your pinguins. I'm curious about how it will developpe.

11-16-2007, 05:46 AM (

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

The dream of penguins has been to be able to fly and finally this one achieved that... THE GREAT FLIGHT

Play Video >> (

11-16-2007, 06:11 AM
glad you got your piece submitted in time. everything is modeled so well. so what did you do to make that terraing? was that vue?
whatever it was, looks pretty realistic.

11-16-2007, 09:11 AM
The character is amazing ! He deserves everything ! What a pity that you did'nt have more time to do a better environment.
Anyway, your entry is great just for this little flying pinguin!
Great job Fabio !

11-16-2007, 09:25 PM
Well, thanks to all who support me and visit my entry... :cool:thanks to your nice words and I hope you had enjoyed my work as much as I enjoyed creating it... :thumbsup:

Ferx: Hi Fernando...Leo finally could fly and made his dream come true... Thanks to your words once more my friend!... mucha suerte y felicidades por ese gran trabajo!:beer:

Russel-Nash: Thanks Russel...:thumbsup: do not wait more, the animation is finished

fruela: Hey Javier... I'm glad you liked the penguin, thank you!:thumbsup:

r1-381: Thanks, I'm rather tired but I'm very happy to finish in time...:D the terrain was done in max with dreamscape

gpepper: Thanks a lot Gilles...:thumbsup: I really would liked to have more time for fine tune some details but at least I could finish it...:scream:

11-16-2007, 10:41 PM
Hey Fabio, this is a really really cool animation !! wooowww. I love the great flight!! Your character design its simply superb!! The idea and the development for it, is an awsome journey and a great experience!! Congratulations Fabio for this awesome art work my friend!! Best of luck!!

(Increible trabajo Fabio, todo tu diseño y concepto es impecable y magnífico!! Felicidades y se que te va ir muy bien en la votación ! Suerte y ahora si viene bien una botella de aguardiente y muchas cervezas bien frías :D Salud amigo !! :beer: )

11-21-2007, 07:29 AM
Thanks mate...:thumbsup: I'm happy, I finished uploading minutes before deadline.. I thought not having time but finally I done it and the challenge was over for us, for now... time to have some fun...we deserve it!:beer:

Here's a full video with better quality

P.D. Unos tequilas nos vendrían mejor, salud!!!:beer:

11-22-2007, 01:40 AM
Glad you made the deadline Max, would have been a shame. Cool piece, the texturing and modeling is very nice. Landscape is well done too. Yes time for a break and some fun ;)

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