Strange Behavior (Animation) Entry: Rick Davidson


i like this one. the part where he locks up his ship after putting the glowing rock in it is just excellent. the music really gives this film an epic feel, like that little guy is about to embark on something great. a sequel perhaps?
is there a higher resolution vid somewhere?


Wow Trickz, you managed to do it! Overal feeling is great! I loved especially the physics of the ship, how it moves and “lives”. The turtle is really cute! And about scale of work… so rich! One complaint: the making of is too fast :eek: . One must watch it in slow motion :slight_smile: . Bravo!


Very good final! Like the mood, cloring, animation and the characters!
Good luck now!


Hey Rick, thanks for your comments. I think it is a good detail to keep in later projects, strange was meant in the most positive way :slight_smile:
Great achievement indeed, one can only be proud to take such a huge step in realizing an idea. A distant dream becomes an immediate world ready to explore for a decade… haha, it takes time to develop these things!


Really appreciate your comments and crits guys thankyou :slight_smile:

Tibor - thank you, yours still makes me laugh haha nice work

r1-381 (casey) - thanks Casey, well my animating is a little rough but I really had to hammer it out at the end. I’m thinking of finishing this to the standard I had in mind, and at a higher resolution, but a break for a bit :wink: I want to try out Vue after seeing the amazing results Infoarq achieved! And yes I think there will be a sequel. I have a few models I never used and there is a second part to the story.

Npantic - Yes we made it huh! It wasnt looking good there for a while! Thanks for your support friend. The dynamics were a nightmare and took most of my time. My main regret is not being able to show how the ship functioned. Pulling the throttle actually started the thing up, the gears kick in which drive the props, the steam blows and the whole thing shakes. Turning the steering wheel drives the rudders. It was a thrill to see it running, I’m self taught so it was quite a learning experience. Haha yes the making of is fast I know, each section was one nights work compressed into 20 seconds. I just wasnt sure people would be all that interested :wink:

Coolconrad - Haha I love your piece Peter, who isn’t a Star Wars fan here huh? …even after the last three movies… :wink: Thanks for your comments, you must have a great shot, congrats and good luck

Dubbilan - yes you’re right, hey Lord of the Rings was years in the development huh? haha, it’s great to have a base to build on.

Thanks again guys, its great to mix with people with your talent.


Hi guys, I put together a little piece for my blog, collected some of my workings. The video is a biggish file so fingers crossed. If you’d like to take a look…

Hmm I wonder what the next challenge will be… And I swore off doing another one for a while. What short memories we have :wink: I hope youve all had a well earned break.


i couldn’t get that video to play for some reason. it said, “file not found”…i did, however check out your showreel and stuff. nice work…looks like you have a great job that allows you to do a lot of 3d work.


Hmm sorry Casey, all fixed, thanks for the heads up! Thanks for the comments :slight_smile: Actually most of the work on the reel is personal. Did my first TVC a few months back which was great but I still cringe, plenty of learning to do yet haha

Hmm my main problem is building a good rig to work with… do people really build their own everytime haha. I’ve been using the Setup Machine but it doesnt seem perfect. Could be my bad setup tho. Suggestions welcome :wink:


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