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Notch demotool (formerly DemolitionFX by Fairlight) has been released!

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Hey, guys.
Some good news here. Smash of Fairlight has just released the Notch demotool (formerly known as DemolitionFX). Revision 2016 presentation here: https://youtu.be/HhHBeXthGzA?t=2179

Although the tool is commercial (and still in beta) and the trial version is relentlessly save-disabled, you should be able to appreciate this enormous arsenal of tools any demoscener has ever dreamed of.

Details are here: https://www.notch.one.
Wow, ~2100 € (with VAT) per year for a useful version is crazy and completely out of the question for any casual demoscene like use case.
added on the 2016-09-10 14:23:55 by tomaes tomaes
It's a commercial product, it's not aimed at a casual demoscene use case at the moment. Which is why I didn't advertise it here. How it develops in future is to be seen.
You are welcome to check out the trial though.
added on the 2016-09-10 14:29:42 by smash smash
Yeah... But we should consider that the guys are targeting a very small market: live rock show visuals. In order to make a living what price should they have set if they might have like... 30 customers out there? Prehaps, that's the reason behind the price.

On the other hand, a releasing a special reasonably cut-down free version for sceners would be so cool. Most of us don't need that media-server related stuff to make demos, right? ;))
When I read Notch, I thought of minecraft's creator at first.
added on the 2016-09-10 14:51:03 by Optimus Optimus
Been waiting a while to get my hands on this. :)

Just spent the last hour or so checking out the various sample projects & tinkering with it. Super impressed. Awesome work Matt, and a great website too. The showcase material is fantastic.

I hope that one day my own business may be able to branch into the kind of work that can leverage the power of tools like this. It's something that I would love to do.

added on the 2016-09-10 17:04:23 by Alopex Alopex
Very work for that.
added on the 2016-09-10 18:33:47 by Barti Barti
Or you could, you know, just make your own demo tools? Like Fairlight did. :-)

Great that many more are able to witness the kind of sophistication that's been behind Fairlight's PC output this millennium though - Demolition's been known to be the best demo tool for quite a while now, and now you can see just exactly why without knowing Pantaloon or Smash personally. :-)
added on the 2016-09-10 19:32:46 by Radiant Radiant
Awesome tool.
And IMHO the price is a bargain.
added on the 2016-09-10 21:08:29 by p01 p01
I just want to download trial. Do I really have to fill "billing details"? Any easier way?
added on the 2016-09-13 21:39:38 by tomkh tomkh
The price is a bargain considering what can be done with such a tool and its primary target.

Awesome! Hope it'll become the industry standard!
added on the 2016-09-13 22:01:23 by alkama alkama
(Oh man, looks like i completely paraphrased p01 there)
added on the 2016-09-13 22:08:38 by alkama alkama
tomkh: you could try mailing like it was mentioned somewhere on the page, but considering i did and never got any reply back in over 3 months i wouldn't hold my breath on it. rather try out tooll. who also didn't reply when i applied for beta but atleast they open sourced it now. :D maybe it's my mail that it's too spam sensitive ;)
added on the 2016-09-14 00:55:28 by psenough psenough
tool looks cool regardless :)
added on the 2016-09-14 00:56:35 by psenough psenough
Smash: I'm mostly freelancing as an 3D artist and this would have been a nice tool in my workflow sometimes. Unfortunately it is far above what I am able to pay. it would be nice if one could save projects we're doing in a way that makes it impossible to use commercially when playing around with the tool.

Also; I would gladly supported notch with money, but right now it must wait
(Hopefully in the future). Good luck with Notch. it's an impressive piece of work.
added on the 2016-09-14 12:43:49 by tassel tassel
guess we'll have to wait till we can warez it via a FAiRLiGHT release!
it's an impressive piece of work.

Would you say it is... top notch?
added on the 2016-09-14 16:40:34 by Scali Scali
hahaha :) oh the irony ;)
added on the 2016-09-14 16:54:15 by spike spike
i meant maali's comment
added on the 2016-09-14 16:54:36 by spike spike
unfortunately it comes with a dongle! :P
added on the 2016-09-14 23:56:08 by pantaloon pantaloon
luckily smash is known for losing those ;)
unfortunately it comes with a dongle! :P

Newsflash: dongles can be cracked too!
added on the 2016-09-15 01:14:27 by StingRay StingRay
i think you missed the joke, sir
Would you say it is... top notch?

That's not what I'm saying. "Top notch" is your words.

If the user interface had been more user friendly and easy, then
probably YES.

There are many talented people out there who create software . But I have not seen much of this kinda tools released to the public before, or maybe I just have not followed the developments of various projects well enough.

Let us summarize these tools and perhaps make a proper post about the different applications somewhere?

At the moment I know about:

added on the 2016-09-16 10:19:10 by tassel tassel

At the moment I know about:

https://www.notch.one/ (website down?)

Quartz Composer

All serious alternatives.
added on the 2016-09-16 10:35:20 by VJSLOF VJSLOF


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