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The Hit (Realtime)
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screenshot added by bhead on 2002-04-02 09:43:11
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release date : april 2002
release party : Mekka & Symposium 2002
compo : pc demo
ranked : 5th
  • rulez 33
  • is ok 10
  • sucks 1
popularity : 60%
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  • rulez 0.73
alltime top: #3495
added on the 2002-04-02 09:43:11 by bhead bhead

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realtime rendition of an sgi cartoon about a hammer that couldn't hit it right. another 'more wild than a demo'-type of thing.. looks quite okay tho, even despite those cheesy wall textures. surprisingly enough, works quite speedy on my office g450. 8)
added on the 2002-04-02 09:51:30 by bhead bhead
Really well done, technically speaking... good concept (unluckily not original)... wasn't it at mekka ?
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 09:52:03 by pan pan
of course it was at mekka! *slaps face* damn..
added on the 2002-04-02 10:05:22 by bhead bhead
Nice. Here you can find the original (rendered) one bye Jordi Moragues from '94: http://www.iua.upf.es/~jordi/prods/hit.html
added on the 2002-04-02 18:58:30 by avatar avatar
uhm. this is not a Gathering prod. this is mekka prod. A great one though!
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 20:32:45 by oldaccount oldaccount
ya know, it's exactly like that 3d shows should be. not flybyes for flybyes sake, not objects for showing off routines, but a scenario and a message.
added on the 2002-04-02 20:39:35 by _-_-__ _-_-__
simple idea and good implementation.
added on the 2002-04-02 23:24:31 by funktion funktion
Finally a demo that is really funny!
rulez added on the 2002-04-04 21:34:03 by bumbu bumbu
nice idea! nice presentation! nice music/sfx!
but since it's "just" a remake of an existing anim i wouldn't call it a ruler!
if you don't know the original anim yet then download as fast as you can! ;)
added on the 2002-04-05 10:42:50 by toxie toxie
Entertaining, but only one idea is not enough for a demo...
rulez added on the 2002-04-06 01:17:14 by T$ T$
high quality visuals, but ripping the idea is not good, it's not creative.
added on the 2002-04-06 15:54:27 by gore gore
I'm really torn on this demo. It's good and all, but it also happens to be the ultimate in ripping! Ripped soundtrack, and ripped concept from start to finish. Does it rule or does it suck???
Simple, well produced, entertaining, and has a point. Not revolutionary, but quite worth watching IMHO, thus the thumbs up.

Gore, they did the demo as a homage to a very good Imagina video, they did it with the consent and actual help from the author, and that is NOT ripping in my book. Do you think that the amazing C64's "second reality" remake is "ripping, not good, not creative"?? That's ridiculous, especially coming from someone who is using the nick from a very well known (even if inactive) scener.

As someone who has had one of his old demos "remade" by someone else into another form (4K intro), I can tell you it's feels flattering and really warm in the inside, not quite the same as ripping.

Oh well...
rulez added on the 2002-04-07 15:02:55 by Jare Jare
I would like to add one point that some of you may be missing... the original video is I think the only spanish production to ever win a prize in the Imagina show, and thus it holds quite dear memories for many of us. It obviously got a lot of exposure over here, and made us believe that good things could come out of our otherwise technologically-unproductive country.

Those dear memories certainly deserved the homage, just like 2nd Reality, Luxo, and other revolutionary productions have been referenced in countless other prods.

Sorry if the point is obvious, but for the sake of clarity...
added on the 2002-04-07 15:16:40 by Jare Jare
thom, they had, not only the permission but the wholehearted support of the original author of the Imagina video, as much so as he actually appears in the credits. That ain't quite ripping.

Might be just another 3d shebang, but unlike the winner of that compo, it's got some soul.
rulez added on the 2002-04-07 18:00:02 by sin sin
SiN: True.
nothing in this demo ! it sucks !
sucks added on the 2002-04-09 17:34:52 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
A must see whether you know the original or not. Keep up the wooden hammer spirit!
rulez added on the 2002-04-09 23:46:35 by wally wally
Nice idea, the demo is average though.
added on the 2002-04-10 14:28:24 by front243 front243
Nice demo!
rulez added on the 2002-05-20 02:16:07 by shash shash
Just the speed it ran at makes it a thumbs up. Otherwise, I like it a lot because I knew the video before... I don't think one would really enjoy this demo without having seen the video. Worth the download anyway :)
rulez added on the 2002-05-20 04:16:56 by Jcl Jcl
Very Well Made !!
rulez added on the 2002-06-30 06:47:59 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Nice story (yes I know that it's a copy) and a great engine
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 15:08:37 by cyraxx cyraxx
perfect! reflections on the hammers look incredibly good.
rulez added on the 2002-07-29 20:53:16 by jazzman jazzman
great ! defenitely rockz !
rulez added on the 2002-09-19 22:57:36 by 0x$$ 0x$$
I just saw this in a computer animation film I purchased, Odyssey into the minds eye, Once again really rockz da house.
added on the 2002-09-26 07:44:48 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Cute little hammers
rulez added on the 2003-07-21 10:03:56 by Scroller Scroller
Yes cute and it rocks
rulez added on the 2003-07-21 10:05:41 by Glopper Glopper
rulez added on the 2003-07-21 11:20:34 by bhead bhead
great idea !
rulez added on the 2003-10-18 13:52:28 by linkt linkt
umm, all i saw was tunnel where read the hit and after that hundreds of hammers hitting.. is it meant to be like that?
added on the 2003-11-26 19:12:24 by shadez shadez
Really Nice Idea
rulez added on the 2003-11-29 08:56:01 by Licht Licht
unique style, very good
rulez added on the 2003-12-06 18:37:19 by sokoban sokoban
Straight to my heart.
rulez added on the 2003-12-06 21:16:24 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
bored me to death.. If I wanted stories, i'd go to the cinema instead.. (flamewar now?)
added on the 2003-12-07 20:38:27 by loaderror loaderror
Out of curiosity what do you want from demos?
style without substance suits me fine. I watch a demo more like I watch a music video. I like that a demo flows and is accompagnied by cool music as it runs. This one kind of "stops". :) Also, a demo like Pandalization by Frogwise which rules in most aspects falls flat in my opinion because of the lack of flow.. (music is interrupted by irritating spot effects and such)...
added on the 2003-12-07 20:59:34 by loaderror loaderror
i don't know... i found it interesting. plus the industrial track is cool.
rulez added on the 2003-12-12 14:46:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
idea is good (but ripped), hard to be an original/different guy in a society
i thumb up for the idea, realtime version is quite good
rulez added on the 2004-05-03 16:41:19 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
ruloz muchos!!
rulez added on the 2004-05-03 16:57:44 by v3nom v3nom
always liked it since first time i watched it at m&s2k2. No matter what, thumb up!
rulez added on the 2005-10-02 23:34:37 by skizo skizo
yep :)
rulez added on the 2005-10-03 05:28:16 by las las
Hammer prod!
rulez added on the 2005-10-03 09:50:38 by mizc mizc
fun to watch.
added on the 2005-10-03 10:12:22 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
nah, here is the thumb.
rulez added on the 2005-10-03 17:46:22 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Yeah, fun is the word. Even slightly thought-provoking. :P I don't really like most storydemos and this one's at the top of the list. I guess it just manages to even produce some effective scenes and doesn't try too much while also actually containing an idea which is why.
rulez added on the 2006-01-28 14:31:07 by slux slux
I recall having seen the original video somewhere very long time ago, so while i didn't recognize it first, it gave some warm feelings to my heart.

From the quality of execution point of view, this is near perfect. Perhaps the light volumes could have been more real (alpha-carving?), and the shadows under the ventillators have a clear bug.
rulez added on the 2006-09-17 00:48:42 by eye eye
eye^PaC

This DVD

The music is a little different, I can rip you a copy for free if you want it.
added on the 2006-09-17 01:02:17 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Cool
rulez added on the 2006-09-17 04:07:26 by Buckethead Buckethead
ftw no thumb...
here it is.
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 13:53:07 by bdk bdk
Too many bugs in the shadows. Even for 2002. Loves the story, but as it is a remake, it doesn't count up. Pig.
added on the 2007-08-27 17:18:49 by lemmus lemmus
The original was really great. I saw it on the French TV back in 1994, in a report about the Imagina festival. I had it on a VHS tape, and I watched it over and over again. It was so good.
Now this remake is very accurate. With crisp OpenGL graphics and the nice original soundtrack, it really kicks ass. Plus it has a soul.
Jordy Moragues must be proud. :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-27 19:33:17 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
Very good camera direction, and sad story.
rulez added on the 2019-10-10 14:10:13 by vdr vdr

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