Strange Behavior (Animation) Entry: Rob Mack


Hi Dad,

For first: Congratulation on the final! It’s a great piece LOL! Good idea and a fine realisation my friend! It was a hard-hard work, I know. Skinning, sculpting and lot of other not visible but horror time eating tweaks and deatils… :bowdown:

For secco: I feel familiar with you about missing experiences nor skills. I used Softimage’s CAT for this time as an animation plugin for max. I also mentioned it to Gunnie. Now a newer version is out (3). I’m experimentin with the demo. It has some new features like muscle system. It’s really handy, but first time looks a bit difficult to get the cool result. Not too documented, but quite a fine online base is open. If you want to directly start with animating characters it works extremely fine. You can customise a rig like I did on the first project. It’s enabled to add custom meshez for a bone. Only have to add a head for expressions. Less modelin’ more animation. Perfect for learning via action. OK, just an idea. You know: “after challenge what to do to be better for next time mood” :slight_smile:

Am in the Self Taught League :buttrock:


Congratulations my friend, funny and creative final! :buttrock: :bounce:




Hey that turned out brilliantly. Wonderful stuff. I really liked your use of frames of text to make your point too - that was very elegant.

I also really like your approach to these challenges. There is (literally) a world of opinions and skills to benefit from in these things.

Congratulations and good luck from one self-taught person to another (although your self-taught stuff is miles ahead of mine!)


Well done mate :thumbsup:.

Now for some serious beach time,… well earnd.

Cheerio Chris


Wayne jermaine… Hey thanks man, this was a fun one to play with

Tremoside… Yeah mate, thanks, this really pushed my technical skills in max, he fought me sometimes but I learned heaps… I saw you and gunie talking about CAT and grabbed the demo and vids straight away… looks like a good little package and I’ll be playing with it soon. Right now I’ve got a simple little smiley face character that my daughter and I are using for some music that she made… s i m p l e:love:but I’ll be ready to fight another day soon… thansk T!

mdavid… Cheers Mark, it all came together nice and simple once the text came into play… simplest solution and all… Most of what I’ve learned both technical and aesthetic has come from these challenges, for me they are like a crazy little melting potwhere I can tap some of the best minds on the planet. lol… I don’t know about miles ahead tho. You’ve got one of those instantly recognisable styles throughout your work… I’m still trying to define mine… still wanna catch you for a beer someday soon too:beer:

Kanga… Hahaah you know it;)

Once again guys… :bowdown: humblest of thanks for all


I’m a fan and you know it, if you didn’t know now you know !
Great Job Rob ! I think you are crazier than me ! and it is a compliment !


gpepper… of course I knew mate, I’m your fanboy too… I think that’s the beauty of challenge time, we all mutually look up to each other so much that it gives us more reason to strive… Ummm… I’m not sure about ‘crazier than you’ though… PIOU PIOU… PIOU PIOU… I can still hear it. Thanks G!, been at this with you since M+S… Always a pleasure to battle alongside you my friend:buttrock:


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Hey guys, check out the latest still of looie, the monkey in my avatar here… Hope you get a laugh out of it:D


hey Rob

great final man, congrats… nice addition to ur reel! now sit back and watch the rest of us squirm ;p

checked out ur monkey character, it’s awesome man, animate it! it looks so cool!


Versiden… Martin you legend! thanks mate, this was a fun piece to grow with, it’s already gotten me some work (which I knocked back… I’m finally having summer this year). Glad you like Looie too, I originally made him as a still shot character but it seems he needs to be animated so I’ll rerig him and get cracking soon. A pleasure doin business with you on this challenge mate, thanks:beer: and good luck


Mr Mack. DaddyMack! I am just amazed how your skills are growing with every challenge. But make sure your not going to end up as this giant beauty! We don´t want to grow that much :thumbsup: Great job, solid animation. Good luck with judging and cya next time!


Looking really fun! Great job.

Congratulations and good luck:thumbsup:



nicely done sir! Great from start to finish.

It’s nice to be done isn’t it? It was a pleasure to have joined you in this strange adventure!



of course this is about as stange as it gets. nice work, it looks like you did some cool tricks to make all that blubber jiggle around when he/she walks.
pretty solid entry from start to finish.


Awasome work you’ve done. I just regret I couldnt participate more around here but you made it anyway!!

now vacations!!


Great work I must say!


It looks really cool, just one concern from a female point of view: girls (most of us) see ourselves as fater than we are instead of thinner!


Oweron… Thanks mate, I swear I put on a few pounds this challenge… too much time clicking clacking and midnight snacking:P

tnads… thanks, love your entry too

Sandpiper… nice indeed and likewise mate, I hope we battle alongside eachother again soon

r1-381… thanks, flab is fun;)

fgdf… Thanks… you’ll be back

coolkonrad… Cheers for the chime

paulinabrinck… sweet, my original concept was as you stated, midway it mutated into the heshe you see now so the mirror was flipped too

:bowdown: Thanks a mountain guys, I will remember this challenge with you all fondly as I wait for the next:bowdown:


a big Yoinks DaddyMack… You did it again a pic in true Mackstyle :bounce:

a big “flubby” laugh here and at the same time… some thoughts that I think you handle a serious topic with a gentle touch… and that is hard…

You Rock Bro :thumbsup:


makaron… Ahh the great fur queen:) How are you these days? Long time no C! Glad you liked the pic… did you check the animation? My subject matter kinda changed through the challenge into something umm… a little stranger:curious:


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