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Absolute Territory by Prismbeings
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screenshot added by noby on 2017-04-15 22:04:16
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release date : april 2017
release party : Revision 2017
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 188
  • is ok 12
  • sucks 1
popularity : 2%
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  • rulez 0.93
  • cdcs 10
alltime top: #204
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added on the 2017-04-15 22:04:15 by noby noby

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It was good, but also seemed a little lacking in that it was mostly a light show inside a box around a sphere and a wall. Definitely well done though.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:06:02 by Starchaser Starchaser
So shiny.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:06:09 by Salinga Salinga
awesome! hats off
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:07:05 by yzi yzi
nice
holy shit
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-15 22:11:06 by wullon wullon
thumbup
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:13:24 by pasy pasy
Really loved what you did to sync this to the music! Fantastic and refreshingly new aproach at the 4k category. I'm not familiar with all the tech going on underneath, but the visuals realle stands out as something I've never seen before. You manage to create this really tight connection with the audio and even though it sometimes becomes obvious what constraints where being met with the soundtrack, I've yet to see a better and tighter integration. Instruments were all really interesting and I'd say it's hard to put a finger on where you could have spent an extra byte or two. The production really comes across as whole and extremely well polished and most importantly: Well thought through. Massive props for bringing this shiny gem to us, and what a truly amazing compo to be in. I'd be surprised if this doesn't win, but on the other hand - there's really a lot of fantastic entries. So this will be the comment I'll regret for a loooong time, since I write it before the prize ceremony, but if this wins or not, doesn't really change my feedback and input ;)
added on the 2017-04-15 22:14:30 by Punqtured Punqtured
Shit - that wall of text caused me to forget the thumb ... that's what preview is for, right? :D
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:15:02 by Punqtured Punqtured
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-15 22:22:42 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
wow
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:24:52 by Birdy_1 Birdy_1
Legendary.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:34:21 by knoeki 🍼 knoeki 🍼
incredible!
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:34:50 by wbc\\bz7 wbc\\bz7
The most stunning thing I've seen in years. Amazing visuals & music. A pleasure to meet you after the compo.

Keep up the good work!
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:38:46 by merry merry
Lack of content made up for by incredible execution!
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:39:06 by Xanthe Xanthe
Good. Darker pads were really good.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:42:31 by Serpent Serpent
For 4k this is unbelievable , i cant understand how anyone can sit and say lack of this or that.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:43:36 by DarkTrancer DarkTrancer
If it's path tracing then it's really awesome how you optimized the concept around it! It was breathtaking viewing this on the stream!
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:47:39 by mad mad
This was quite good @bigscreen. Nice 4k!
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:50:16 by vscd vscd
Absolutely awesome. The direction and the sync are fantastic and the visuals and audio simply stunning.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 22:51:46 by Kylearan Kylearan
youtube

Will maybe make some sort of final because this was kinda rushed. Actually compiled one at the party but I was... convinced this version was better :)
added on the 2017-04-15 22:57:09 by noby noby
wow!
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 23:08:06 by starbuck starbuck
ryoji ikeda ftw
(awesome stuff!)
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 23:12:01 by hornet hornet
Wet my pants.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 23:14:04 by branch branch
Simply stunning. I've been trying to think of a comment, but I'm kind of out of words here. The rendering is top notch and I love how the glitchy things evolve.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 23:14:51 by Preacher Preacher
I have no words.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 23:15:56 by gloom gloom
I only saw it on Twitch. But it seems awesome ! Look like a really nice path tracer !!!
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 23:17:20 by u2 u2
.
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 23:27:34 by torn torn
Need more than one thumb for this one. Holy moly ... this is style to the max!
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 23:32:30 by gaspode gaspode
ryoji ikeda ❤️
rulez added on the 2017-04-15 23:33:34 by mrdoob mrdoob
As a side note, I found it surprising how we have a perception of size of the rooms out of the light decay on the walls...
added on the 2017-04-15 23:34:44 by mrdoob mrdoob
Reported as "Trojan: Win32/Fuery.B!cl " by Windows Defender :(
added on the 2017-04-15 23:46:00 by Kolano Kolano
Awesome Audiovisualism!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 00:23:14 by Hoild Hoild
That one showed me that i really need a new hardware.... Holy hell, what for a product :D
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 00:27:41 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
mindblowing 4k noby! you rulez!!!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 00:28:22 by rez rez
Holy shit man.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 00:38:49 by jimmi jimmi
Aesthetic-wise light years ahead of competition. Connoisseur delight;)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 00:40:13 by tomkh tomkh
Jaw dropping!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 00:59:59 by q^nonoil q^nonoil
1
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 01:14:23 by seism seism
yes
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 01:27:03 by 1in10 1in10
the geometry is *really* simple meaning you can trace a shitload of rays without doing anything special (so doesn't take too much space either), so I'm not that impressed by the technical side. But the music and direction, oh, the direction!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 01:27:49 by Psycho Psycho
Me gusta!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 01:36:27 by ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
As much as i think you're a pompous prick, this is bloody fantastic, and would definitely deserve top3 ranking, or maybe even 1st place.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 01:49:46 by reptile reptile
fucking awesome!!!!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 02:43:41 by psenough psenough
In a compo with about 5 prods that were compowinner material, this one just crushed everything. My new favourite 4k, probably. Thank you.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 02:58:49 by cupe cupe
Congratulations Mr. Klaus Strobo! A great production.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 03:30:04 by cce cce
Stunning performance. Tasteful glitching. ❤️
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 04:06:47 by PotcFdk PotcFdk
Awesome!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 08:06:26 by Mystra Mystra
Awesome, good job!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 09:10:02 by digitalerr0r digitalerr0r
What punqtured said. Jaw dropped
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 09:39:39 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
I always wanted to do a totally lighting-focussed demo/intro and imagined it to look like this. Thanks for doing the job alot more proper than I would ever be able to do it most likely :-)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 09:50:21 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
simple style, yet so awesome execution!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 09:57:15 by toxie toxie
Excellent! And Mika <3 :,(
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 10:34:55 by low low
When your 4k looks better than a demo.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 10:45:16 by zoom zoom
Impressive.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 11:34:11 by Skynet Skynet
Friggin amazing
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-16 12:30:50 by kusma kusma
When I want to see glitchy stuff, I mostly prefer Nobys works. This one is no exception and hey: Nice meeting you in persona (even though it was kinda short)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 12:36:43 by Triace Triace
very simple but good
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 13:10:10 by EviL EviL
Holy fuck :D Simple scenes, but that glitchy lighting and sync makes it work fine, and the audio is amazing. And it all fits together perfectly. Think this might take over from CDAK as my favourite 4K.

Decent quality capture anyone? It kills youtube :D
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 13:58:25 by psonice psonice
This is exactly why I love to be part of the demoscene, and why I attend Revision (and other parties).

Totally blew my mind while watching it on the bigscreen.

Thank you!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 14:33:19 by Puryx Puryx
Noby, i hate you!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 14:34:37 by Virgill Virgill
no question: this is ace!
visuals are stunning.
and additionally i'm still amazed what some people get out of 4klang :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 14:44:54 by gopher gopher
Holy shit. Favorite prod of revision.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 14:51:06 by pixtur pixtur
Noby: "I don't know if the direction is ok" or "this was a side prod".

Fuck you and take the thumb.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 15:09:49 by Trilkk Trilkk
btw, stops here after a second of rendering on nvidia 860m, while it's "working" on intel with a funny blue triangle in the upper left corner. (on the 970 it's working, but still too slow to be enjoyable with the pace it has)
added on the 2017-04-16 15:38:22 by Psycho Psycho
I already told you what I think about it.
Massive. Love it.
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-16 15:54:47 by las las
psycho: Yeah I know about that blue triangle, happend on rimina's intel laptop too, but I liked it so I left it in. Consider it a bonus! (Don't know about the freeze though...).

And yeah I agree, this is not really technically impressive, just a test to get a feel of how this kind of rendering works. I intend to improve the rendering for the next one!
added on the 2017-04-16 15:57:55 by noby noby
!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 16:01:45 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
This can probably kill people, survivor's thumb then.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 16:01:47 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
PANTS ... DROPPED!
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-16 16:10:10 by dwarf dwarf
Mmmm, glitchy yumyum!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 16:35:41 by aricz aricz
Several comments regarding the fact that it might not be that technically impressive... Maybe it's not, but I do see this category becoming something where design, production and direction are just as important. In this respect, this is superb; it's still a hell of a lot of talent and beauty in 4K! :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 17:09:16 by idc idc
fuck you
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 17:10:01 by ferris ferris
Haha!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 17:12:37 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
You know I love it.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 17:23:21 by visy visy
wooohoow, excellent.
i love it, when design, direction and music melt together to creat a original atmosphere - and that in a 4k!
the music reminds me of this (which is a good thing) - esp. these high percussions and the pads in the background.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 17:32:41 by a-move a-move
A piece of audio visual art in only 4k, with a very high level of sophistication in all areas of design, concept and execution. Too good, just too damn good :) Bar has been raised again, kudos.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 18:05:49 by keito keito
fucking excellent music!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 18:46:00 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
God damnit, Noby!!! :D
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 19:01:57 by fizzer fizzer
best 4k I've ever seen. Sync and style is out of this world. I love this!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 19:18:04 by 1x 1x
very nice 4k
added on the 2017-04-16 19:46:09 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
Nice
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 19:51:49 by Omid Omid
Wow. Really cool, though the last scene seems to lack some direction - it kind of stays on to long without any changes. Perhaps this is fixed in the "maybe-final"? :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 20:02:23 by maytz maytz
fantastic visual demo. Too bad it has some weird graphic glitches on my laptop. GT1060 - I7 7700
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 20:27:52 by organicdreams organicdreams
wow
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 20:32:37 by Soundy Soundy
Nice rendering.
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 20:51:17 by peturba peturba
experimental
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 21:13:56 by seppjo seppjo
Meh. A sphere and a box, some "artsy" design, editing with choppy movements and flashes to hide all the ugly path tracing noise. Well i'm going to view it again later, maybe it'll grow on me. Piggy for now.
added on the 2017-04-16 21:47:24 by spike spike
chapiteau
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 22:00:33 by med med
just amazing! sound design alone thumb, awesome rendering in 4k deserves a thumb, sync deserves a thumb... I've got no thumbs left :D
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 22:07:30 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Fantastic rendering quality-lighting-reflection-whatever-else-is-going-on that makes it look the way it does!
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 22:20:23 by Sdw Sdw
Imagination Tech should release some time soon a 120W raytracing card that should do something over 6 billion rays per pixel per second (about 48 times faster than a single 1080 gtx).

An era of everything being path-traced is upon us... bye bye all of the crazy, elegant and crazy hacks that took some mayor skills ranging from radiosity, shadow maps, screen space trash, post-process dof, voxel cone whatever and etc etc :(
added on the 2017-04-16 23:54:06 by Hybaj Hybaj
Visual orgazm
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 00:13:30 by netro netro
My personal favorite of the top three in the compo.
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 02:19:41 by cxw cxw
absolutely fantastic
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 02:25:16 by dipswitch dipswitch
easily the most stylish 4k ever. sick music too. best of revision for me!
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 08:17:03 by sohx1 sohx1
Great.
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 08:59:53 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
Super direction and great soundtrack! Scariest ball leaning against a wall I ever saw :D
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 10:05:55 by rloaderro rloaderro
blown away
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 11:08:20 by jco jco
superamazing, love the sync/rendering/glitches/inyourfaceness.
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 11:39:23 by pandur pandur
upping the ante
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 12:07:54 by aegis aegis
<3
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 13:01:51 by rimina rimina
Nice lightshow, surprisingly entertaining for being so minimal.
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 13:42:43 by rohtie rohtie
Beautiful!
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 14:16:47 by pml pml
Gosh!
Can't help thinking about the polygon soup dancer from Spacecut would fare in this setup.
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 15:11:57 by p01 p01
Cannot believe this didn't get the first place. Disappointing.

Oh well, this work is still a moral winner for me, and will most likely get my cdc in due time. Can't wait to see what you do next!
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 15:44:08 by moozooh moozooh
insta Classic
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 15:46:35 by Rork Rork
wonderful!
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 15:51:04 by raztaman raztaman
New standard for 4k, amazing stuff
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 16:50:57 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Sync, sound design, general composition. Working to the categories strengths and more. <3
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 17:18:02 by dv$ dv$
Not my cup of tea with the flashing lights, black&white feel and glitchy music.
But it is very well made so thumbs up :P
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 18:53:47 by Undy Undy
Actually, now that I think of it, I don't know if I can name another 4k that would have as good a direction as this. Is there?
added on the 2017-04-17 18:57:07 by Trilkk Trilkk
Try to beat this 4k! Truly. Awesome. !
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 20:45:37 by mayday mayday
Really nice, felt fresh
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 22:49:23 by Tjoppen Tjoppen
Some of the comments are like, this is good for the size. Why, is there something missing? French fries and an Intel Inside sticker?
added on the 2017-04-17 23:19:02 by yzi yzi
I'm with cupe and zoom.

The standout production from Revision this year for me.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 00:28:37 by lug00ber lug00ber
nice "path tracing" xD and actually nice de zinggg
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 00:33:31 by msqrt msqrt
damn.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 00:51:29 by comankh comankh
artsy, harsh, new.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 01:53:47 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Mindblowing!
Feels like home.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 02:29:57 by alkama alkama
my jaw dropped so hard on the floor. i remember people behind me running around and screaming of joy. worked massively on the big screen. congrats!
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 09:30:36 by pro pro
Absolute immersion avalanche, yay!
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 09:49:19 by simppafi simppafi
I'd have bet money on this winning the compo. Amazing and bloody intense, hands down my favourite demoscene production of the year so far. One of the best intro soundtracks I've ever heard too - nothing in it screams "this is a softsynth in a 4k" :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 10:05:50 by jobe jobe
I can't believe this didn't win! (and I even mis-read the results screen because I was so sure that it would get to #1...). But still, getting to #2 is a great achievement in this very tough compo, and I think this demo can pretty much be considered a major breakthrough in the world of 4k's.
added on the 2017-04-18 10:15:25 by fizzer fizzer
Lovely!
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 11:54:06 by sagacity sagacity
Jaw dropping performance. Must be too much palinka around to intoxicate people to not to crown this one as compo winner.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 12:40:47 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
Man that soundtrack fits so well. Love the vibe in this.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 13:24:47 by xylo xylo
Nice achievement for a 4k.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 13:30:29 by raer raer
wow.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 13:45:25 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
LIGHT §§§
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 14:06:01 by roudoudou roudoudou
very cool!
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 14:13:21 by rale rale
Impressive, so sharp, and what an incredible low bass sound and dancing sharley.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 14:14:18 by Buckethead Buckethead
a pocket prod so huge it barely fits into a large sack
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 14:46:14 by Fell Fell
where can i find soundtrack?
added on the 2017-04-18 15:39:48 by Rork Rork
Absolutely fantastic work!
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-18 15:53:59 by okkie okkie
Holy hell.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 15:57:50 by BoyC BoyC
awesomesauce
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 16:40:14 by Pablo Escrollbar Pablo Escrollbar
Really loved this one. Such a strong production with such a simple geometry.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 17:33:33 by glow glow
The compo just kept going and I kept thinking "but Noby said he has an entry". Then it dropped.

Holy shit man.

The audio itself would've crushed any other compo, but the direction was what made it insane.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 19:05:28 by Gargaj Gargaj
Fat
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 19:05:50 by Sir Sir
my favourite from the stream
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 19:48:56 by zeebr zeebr
my favorite prod at revision this year. dang
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-18 19:59:03 by ricky martin ricky martin
O_o--b
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 20:26:52 by aha aha
Okay, I'll elaborate a bit on why I think this is the best 4k ever.

This was basically a thing waiting to happen: a local optimum in the space of possible 4Ks, defined by that exact gritty-but-ultrarealistic look on trivial geometry, fast-changing illumination, and music to go with both. This is obvious to me now, but wasn't before.
The rendering technique chosen (path tracing) can produce a simulation of indirect lighting, but with ridiculous amounts of noise unless the image is allowed to converge for a long time by adding more samples per pixel. BUT if you take really simple geometry (like a cube and a sphere) you can do all ray intersections in closed form and get quite a few samples within the realtime time budget. This was where I stopped thinking about it, because obviously that would be boring spheres over checkerboards (and still somewhat noisy), right? Nope: if you present it in a way that embraces the remaining noise, then things start to come together. All that it needs for this to work is fast animation of the lighting to both distract from the noise and to make it the light interesting (check.), music that supports this look (check. holy crap, the music.), and a way to pull everything together with good pacing and image composition, doing everything it can to present the trivial geometry in a way that stays interesting (CHECK). If you had failed in just one of those, it might have been an interesting 4k, but not a great one - and it would still have wasted the idea. For this to work, form and function absolutely have to come together in exactly this way and I am thankful you pulled this off.

I can image you sitting there and thinking "this is so obvious, probably everyone else is doing just this right now, let's finish FAST" :)
added on the 2017-04-18 22:43:58 by cupe cupe
While being awesome in the compo it was clearly less so in the hall on youtube/laptop speakers afterwards. However, back home with proper sound and realtime it just rules again. The unfiltered noise (too bad, youtubers!) just works wonders for the concept, and overall it becomes one of the very few 4ks where the technical concept hits bulls eye and you don't feel it's being limited by being a 4k.

Btw, it really begs for high framerate, and is quite heavy (720p runs 33fps on my 390) - maybe we could get a version with fewer samples? (and a 60hz youtube) (in fact I already started dissecting the shader looking for easy gains ;))
added on the 2017-04-18 22:51:40 by Psycho Psycho
(or pretty much exactly what cupe just said)
added on the 2017-04-18 22:53:37 by Psycho Psycho
Cupe's reasoning is pretty much spot on (except I obviously don't take a position on how this ranks among other 4k intros). For a good while now—possibly some years—I've been wanting to some extent replicate Ryoji Ikeda's installations (you can query YouTube about those) in realtime. I started to seriously think about it after last Assembly, since it occurred to me current hardware should be more than sufficient for very simple path tracing. You'd essentially just need two infinite planes minimum to execute the concept. Other GI algorithms could maybe work too, but they have their own shortcomings and path tracing is by far the most compact to implement.

Basically I just wanted a cool little lightshow with a twist that's only now starting to be possible; and 4k should be just perfect size for it. And yeah, I knew I couldn't be the only one to think of this (hi ferris) so better just take a whack at it asap and hope everything works out. I'm still in awe of the response to this...
added on the 2017-04-18 23:39:31 by noby noby
This demo is very inspirational.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 23:52:36 by cbrpnk cbrpnk
I'm unable to appreciate the (otherwise fine) visuals when at the same time high pitched sinewaves destroy my ears. It completely ruins the experience for me, sorry.
sucks added on the 2017-04-19 04:53:00 by SunSpire SunSpire
neat that it occurred to you
added on the 2017-04-19 09:41:12 by msqrt msqrt
I liked to read you Cupe.
My pc is too old yet for it, it would be nice to be able to download the video without youtube compression.
Well put, Cupe.
added on the 2017-04-19 10:14:10 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
killer!
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 10:38:20 by teo teo
Great work!! Some hi-end visuals which was very enjoyable. The "music" is not really that great tbh, but works fine as a soundtrack for this.
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 14:31:35 by prowler prowler
Best. 4k. ever.
Period.
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 16:51:06 by chock chock
Astonishing.

Also: Ryoji Ikeda came to my mind as the source of inspiration, but I was like: "naaah, who the hell ever heard about this guy anyway" (I had a pleasure to watch/listen to his "Superposition" couple of years ago when in Paris). It looks like I was sooo wroooong :D

Congratulations. I would say you set the bar for the 4Ks as high as Mercury & Conspiracy did for 64K in 2016.
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 19:20:14 by argasek argasek
perf is also a bit better than expected in 1080p on my gtx 1070; yeah, those grains _really_ make this - watching it big and loud in realtime is so much cooler with the artifacts, and it was just crazy on the bigscreen :)

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And yeah, I knew I couldn't be the only one to think of this (hi ferris) so better just take a whack at it asap and hope everything works out.


Thanks for the shoutout, but as mentioned on twitter, back when I tried this in 2012 I failed to recognize the potential of just doing it with a really flickery/glitchy/moody style (and we couldn't quite do as many rays either, but that's another thing, hehe). I'm with cupe on this one - the genius here really was to recognize that and pull all of those bits off so god damn well that it becomes _much_ greater than the sum of its parts. It's absolutely stunning :)

So yeah - again. Fuck you. <3
added on the 2017-04-19 20:42:48 by ferris ferris
Also insert "and that's what 4k is really all about" in there somewhere :)
added on the 2017-04-19 20:45:47 by ferris ferris
Did everything right.
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 03:05:07 by mog mog
cool ;)
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 08:45:46 by ultra ultra
It's awesome! The 4k winner for me..
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 09:26:33 by JvB JvB
combo of music and visuals I really love
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 09:54:41 by zden zden
Very nice 4k indeed.
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 11:21:21 by StingRay StingRay
Can only thumb up this real beauty, but seriously FUCK THIS DEAFENING HIGH PITCH
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 11:29:35 by MandelBOT MandelBOT
Winner in my book. Goes beyond the demoscene in a State of the Art kind of way.
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 14:32:07 by curt_cool curt_cool
super energetic!
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 17:52:16 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
Left me completely flashed. Hur hur.
Proper respect for making this much out of a box and a sphere and some binary!
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 17:58:17 by dojoe dojoe
awesome... again noby did something realy cool and I can watch again and again and still don't understand how he did it..
added on the 2017-04-20 22:26:38 by keen keen
needs smaller resolutions executables, upscaling a lowres buffer like glslsandbox.com does also would not hurt much. and a window-mode.
added on the 2017-04-21 01:00:03 by ollj ollj
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omDK2Cm2mwo much.
added on the 2017-04-21 01:58:29 by wertstahl wertstahl
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rulez added on the 2017-04-21 07:05:40 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Brilliant.
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 09:17:45 by slack slack
Photon Race 2 by Archee is technically way more impressive, and that was nearly 10 years ago..
added on the 2017-04-21 09:33:20 by spike spike
so... this is 4k.
fuck you. seriously.
if i had 10 thumbs up i'd give it all!
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 10:23:17 by nagz nagz
and yep, the song kinda reminded me on hplus. if you went for the same feeling, you captured it really well :)
added on the 2017-04-21 12:56:22 by nagz nagz
Would have liked more scenes/rooms (one sphere against a wall, sometimes two walls, can do only so much) and possibly more 'musical' music (either more complex percussion and/or hints of melody; could start when showing a 2nd room); the tech is put to good use (well explained above) and cutting and framing works well too. So yeah, one of the more memorable 4ks out there. :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 13:16:26 by tomaes tomaes
I thoght I was dizzy enough during the compo to enjoy this too much, however when seen at home this thing is getting better and better. Awesome!
added on the 2017-04-21 13:25:03 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
Quote:
Some of the comments are like, this is good for the size. Why, is there something missing?

I've always been a fan of doing more with less, so if you can make an amazing show with simple static geometry, that's an even better achievement in my book. But if I were to play a devil's advocate, I would imagine the most obvious answer to be, "it lacks actual geometry and scenes". After all it's just a lightshow in what appears to be a square room with a lone sphere; a mix carried mostly by its direction and audiovisual design.

However, I think this demo works as well as it does precisely because the geometry is so simple. Eos & Alcatraz's entry (that, in my opinion, also deserved a higher placing) also used amazing tech, and went for (comparatively) far more complex scenes and geometry. Yet it was obvious even to me, a non-coder, that this exact decision restricted them in what they could do with it and forced the glacial pacing and a boring soundtrack that cost it a potential #1 spot. It engaged the tech enthusiasts who knew how these things were (or could be) done but failed to engage the audience in general in the way the other top-3 prods had. Noby's hands, in contrast, weren't tied remotely as badly, so he had the freedom to realize his artistic vision (almost) without the tech being an obstacle. I'm not even sure this prod would have been better as an 8k (unlike almost any other!) because I can't imagine how you'd possibly improve upon such an elegant concept without overburdening it with details or introducing extra performance hogs that would make it unwatchable.

That being said, is anyone doing a HQ video capture of Absolute Territory? I'll make one myself eventually if no-one does, but would like to avoid a multiplication of effort if possible. :)
added on the 2017-04-21 16:53:00 by moozooh moozooh
I see it as a brilliant combination of artistic and technical vision at making something look and feel REAL. And the soundtrack is excellent. And this is now one of my favourite 4k's ever.
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 17:19:23 by l_n l_n
Was this somehow based on msqrt's code? ;)
A first place denial for sure.
Soundtrack combines perfect with the scene-cuts.
Runs smooth on a 750 Ti, wich is nice.
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 20:59:46 by JaK JaK
for muz
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 21:35:41 by fyrex fyrex
I like it visually, not its audio. :/
added on the 2017-04-22 01:41:10 by AntDude AntDude
THIS, IN JUST 4 KILOBYTES. WTF
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 05:32:06 by FlashyYNT FlashyYNT
Fantastic! Simply fantastic by all means!
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 18:10:29 by Dascon Dascon
Massive!
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 20:06:15 by Frequent Frequent
sooo shiny. awesome atmosphere. killer sound. rocks!
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 15:48:51 by HellMood HellMood
Unbelievably good.
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 18:05:46 by DickThunder DickThunder
What Weyland Yutani said.
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 18:15:55 by ton ton
Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 18:30:00 by hfr hfr
definitely my favourite from the compo. excellent composition, direction, music and whatnot.
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-23 18:34:34 by sm sm
828 vibes in 4k. I just wished it had pure glitchy style like in the beginning till the end. Disco colours, rhythm and "proper" music after the intro left a grain of disappointment. But in general it's surely a masterpiece.
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 22:12:16 by rutra80 rutra80
my fav of the whole party. simple idea, extremely stylish, never boring and good music. would have rocked even as 20mb demo. but 4k? wtf?! for me the whole package you delivered with this prod is next level. very very nice!
rulez added on the 2017-04-24 13:56:10 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Please accept my humble thumb
rulez added on the 2017-04-24 23:32:41 by LJ LJ
that's what's the demoscene about, that's why I stepped into.. ...and watching such a prod on bigscreen, is main reason to participate in parties, keep doin this and never stop!
rulez added on the 2017-04-25 11:32:54 by Dither Dither
my personal favorite of the compo. it's just a perfect combination of abstract visuals and pumping sound!
rulez added on the 2017-04-25 23:35:48 by Paralax Paralax
In contrast to some of the previous commenters: More high pitched sine waves please, even if only for that tangible, liberating feeling when they stop :)

Apart from that I concur with most people here: The most successful intros are successful because they manage to hit a sweet spot, a local maximum of what's possible and how to present it in a consistent, thought out way embracing the limitations and converting them into style, and you hit the 2017 version of that sweet spot perfectly. If this doesn't climb to the absolute top of 4k intros soon, blame the scene for not embracing the gritty industrial style as much as past more easily consumable offerings :)
rulezcdc added on the 2017-04-28 12:40:20 by kb_ kb_
Instant win!
rulez added on the 2017-04-28 12:48:58 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
Quote:
Photon Race 2 by Archee is technically way more impressive, and that was nearly 10 years ago..

It's not. The rendering MAY be, but in 4k technical complexity doesn't only come from the visuals, it also comes from how much content is presented and how - it's a case where the extreme limitation makes artistic achievements technically impressive by definition. The fact that this has proper bang-on surgically precise direction and sound design WITH good rendering all somehow squeezed into 4k is what makes it impressive, not the fact that "it looks nice".

The shocking thing about this is how consistently good this is all across the disciplines, not just really really good in one specific thing.
added on the 2017-04-28 13:18:20 by Gargaj Gargaj
In other words, don't compare it to an intro where the sound is basically ~200 bytes of General MIDI with a single camera motion in a single scene.
added on the 2017-04-28 13:20:25 by Gargaj Gargaj
amazing prod. My favourite 4k so far !
rulez added on the 2017-04-28 15:47:15 by Lipek Lipek
Awesome!
rulez added on the 2017-04-28 16:25:11 by BoogeymanSCX BoogeymanSCX
Awesome render!
rulez added on the 2017-04-29 12:52:27 by PauloFalcao PauloFalcao
awesome!
rulez added on the 2017-04-29 16:27:21 by hugin hugin
I've been waiting for a 4k with this kind of direction. Hats off. Would've rated this highly even as a non-size-limited production.
rulez added on the 2017-04-30 00:41:18 by Alpha C Alpha C
the first party to miss in ... like forever and i miss this?! HOLY SHIT!
(luckily crappy mobile interwebs does work just perfect for 4k)
also, what cupe said.
rulez added on the 2017-05-01 09:32:47 by abductee abductee
This one really needs an epilepsy warning. X-D I bet the baseline shook the room.
rulez added on the 2017-05-01 20:00:55 by Talisman Talisman
o.0 no f...way... :O
rulez added on the 2017-05-03 02:46:19 by daXX daXX
This genuinely is one of the few demos/intros in the last 10 years or so that makes me feel the demoscene is still progressing.

95% of what's being released today could also have been released in 2005. It's wonderful to see that limits are still being pushed and technical restrictions exploited.
added on the 2017-05-06 16:45:00 by sagacity sagacity
And now I can post . . . the sync, the color choices, and the use of light, all blew me away. This is such a beautiful, crisp, perfectly produced demo. The graphic design of it was tremendously satisfying.
rulez added on the 2017-05-07 22:42:12 by metoikos metoikos
Beautiful glitchy pixels
rulez added on the 2017-05-08 21:36:33 by lclhstr lclhstr
Planes on a sphere.
rulez added on the 2017-05-12 12:50:18 by Zavie Zavie
Still stunned after a month, so just take my thumb instead of a meaningful comment
rulez added on the 2017-05-12 13:34:08 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Quote:
Planes on a sphere.

I almost called it that. Should've put it on the compo slide at least tho!
added on the 2017-05-12 14:11:52 by noby noby
Quote:
Should've put it on the compo slide at least tho!

Glad you didn't; would deprive the audience of that "wait shit that was only planes and a sphere FUCK" moment later! :D
added on the 2017-05-12 15:03:43 by ferris ferris
"planes on a sphere" would have been a very weak/trivial title. so your choice was simply perfect. it adds a lot to the prod.
impressive work. the last scene was needing something more.
rulez added on the 2017-05-13 14:40:40 by iks iks
Glitching, sync and rederer is nice, but audio/high frequency is annoying as hell.
added on the 2017-05-14 21:29:18 by JAC! JAC!
Alright a word about the high pitched sines. First of all, I'm genuinely sorry if you felt uncomfortable due to them, during the compo or otherwise on your own. I have suffered from tinnitus since a child and am very familiar with the discomfort it can cause, though then again my hearing might also be more accustomed to this.

But with that said, there are genuine artistic reasons why they had to be there. One thing is intertextuality with Ikeda's work, which commonly employs similar motifs between the visuals and audio (note especially the light animation and the beating in the audio).

The second is to simulate the very same ringing effect caused sometimes by a loud sound, in this case the boom. I feel this is a common effect used in film media, albeit many professional productions probably place more emphasis on listener comfort.

In any case I tried to make it as tolerable as possibly without letting the effect be diminished (and let it be known they were a lot more abrasive originally). In the end what kb said pretty well describes the intended effect. I tried to find a good middle ground that didn't feel like a compromise and thought I succeeded, but again sorry if you found the pitches noticeably discomforting.
added on the 2017-05-16 21:11:22 by noby noby
Just had a proper listen at this in my homestudio - very nice work on the audio too - sounds awesome!
added on the 2017-05-22 10:46:09 by Puryx Puryx
ok
rulez added on the 2017-05-28 15:17:44 by marsel1984 marsel1984
wow
rulez added on the 2017-06-28 22:48:10 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
My Mind Is F#cked! Nice Soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2017-06-28 23:05:03 by Volantis Volantis
after rewatching this, my mind is still blown so far away, revision 2017 highlight from my point.

Perfection! ... also what kb said :)
added on the 2017-07-21 20:47:33 by dwarf dwarf
This has 10 CDCs... O.O

Sheesh.. I just love you all <3 thanks for making my entire year.
added on the 2017-07-21 21:09:11 by noby noby
fantastic.... superb music that goes with it as well
rulez added on the 2017-08-07 10:14:15 by potasmic potasmic
Cool, glitchy chill 4k
rulez added on the 2017-08-18 22:30:47 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Can we have a proper separate soundtrack of this masterpiece? Please! :) <3
added on the 2017-08-21 03:57:43 by Volantis Volantis
Wow! The lighting is awesome. It looks clear and realistic.
rulez added on the 2017-08-21 21:41:31 by MrYeah MrYeah
Rork, Volantis (others?): http://noby.untergrund.net/noby-absolute_territory.flac (44.1 kHz 16-bit flac, recorded through loopback from the exe, the abrupt ending very slightly faded out)

4klang "sources": http://noby.untergrund.net/4klang-zettai.zip (4klang 3.11, Renoise 2.8.1, provided as is, ugly and messy just like it was made)
added on the 2017-08-21 22:07:18 by noby noby
Clean, design & very cool. I'd hire you.
rulez added on the 2017-08-22 01:07:37 by Mazor Mazor
YAY \o/

An extra ulez for Soundtrack!
added on the 2017-08-22 01:27:04 by Volantis Volantis
7/10
rulez added on the 2017-08-23 21:50:35 by Lacrimael Lacrimael
How on earth could I forget to thumb this
rulez added on the 2017-08-23 21:56:36 by provod provod
"mostly a light show inside a box around a sphere and a wall"...
added on the 2017-10-19 21:30:53 by T$ T$
What all of the above said
rulez added on the 2017-10-26 12:18:35 by scooper22 scooper22

sneaky cdcs

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