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Contour by The Black Lotus [web]
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release date : june 1999
release party : Takeover 1999
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 71%
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alltime top: #754
added on the 2000-07-20 19:35:44 by lord k lord k

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great sound =)
nice infinite zoom too
added on the 2000-08-18 23:48:51 by analogue analogue
Veeeeeery nice demo !! TBL has done a must see! A little bit short but powerfull!
added on the 2000-09-10 02:51:25 by lord k lord k
A well designed demo, cool textures, but missing some realistic scenes...
Also, we are always waiting for the final version.
added on the 2000-09-10 06:12:48 by Sanx Sanx
This demo is of TBL quality. The graphics are VERY nice and the audio is fitting nicely. The final should really come as I'm wondering what they changed or added! =)
I loooooooooove zik and gfx (saffron rules)
added on the 2000-10-11 11:07:30 by jibe jibe
incredible 2gfx!
added on the 2000-11-07 22:58:11 by robotriot robotriot
One of the first very good accelerated demo. The gfx and the design are welll done.
added on the 2000-11-16 22:52:14 by cykocator cykocator
an awesome soundtrack and awesome gfxs, some really good effects (especially the infinite rotozoom) and a nice atmosphere, although on some PCs the demo stalls very often, which is quite annoying, contour will stay a must see for years !!
added on the 2000-11-21 14:10:54 by flure flure
Great demo, although it crawls due to buggy code. But why spread 10,000 flyers, you crazy weirdos? :)
added on the 2000-12-08 12:14:21 by Shifter Shifter
oui oui! great!
added on the 2001-03-03 13:17:43 by GltTcH GltTcH
Kinda sad that everything cool in the demo was already printed on their flyers (maaan, i never made that many paper planes in ONE day :), but still, a cool demo. Would even have deserved the first place in the compo. And the music is REALLY cool.
added on the 2001-03-06 19:23:26 by kb_ kb_
one of the most beautiful demo I ever saw.
Saffron is a master.
added on the 2001-03-08 18:10:10 by neurox neurox
Don´t you think you all overrate this demo a bit? I mean its IMHO really nice. But thats about it. It misses that special something to make it a real killer!
added on the 2001-03-12 01:02:40 by sam sam
oh well.. considering all those flyers and the tbl bonus they still only made 2nd place for a reason...
after all i remember being at the to99 and they barely made it there to enter.. the whole thing seemed somewhat incomplete, not really as finished as they'd wanted it...
so i guess it's a good demo, but there's better ones out...
added on the 2001-04-09 14:40:35 by sky sky
comeone dudes.. its like stash but accel and more crappier.. then wow.. lets use that old zoomer we used in 10 other amiga demos.. and making it in accel ohh..that was just 10lines of code.. well whadda heck.. people will buy it.. because.. we are TBL..! ;D
hoho.. shittydemo.. partyhack?
added on the 2001-04-24 19:48:23 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
I think this is overrated. 'Contour' "okay", but doesn't have that something that makes you watch it over and over again.
added on the 2001-05-22 14:23:42 by rjv rjv
contour really looks like all other tbl productions, which of course is not a bad thing, but it's not exactly original.
added on the 2001-06-05 01:35:08 by fractalgp fractalgp
just my vote again for the demo and the PR :)
rulez added on the 2001-07-24 02:17:38 by kb_ kb_
the pr was fun, especially considering that no effects were done by the time those 5000 flyers had to go to print...
so I threw some textures together to act as screenshots and hoped the demo would look something like that :)

(the flyers went to print tuesday or wednesday, and the compo was on sunday... too bad the schedule was so tight, some pretty nice code got left out :(
added on the 2001-07-24 23:50:58 by saffron saffron
just voting for this sucker :)
rulez added on the 2001-08-15 00:27:22 by robotriot robotriot
my vote as well. Not the most amazing demo on pouet.net but it certainly is a nice one.
rulez added on the 2001-08-16 14:47:57 by Shifter Shifter
hey lator?

i'd like to see your 10-lines-of-code infinite zoomer source (should do about exactly the same as can be seen in this tbl demo).. can you mail that to niels.de.wit@shortcut.nl?

get lost :)
rulez added on the 2001-09-30 16:25:53 by superplek superplek
if you have a decent demo-system you could do it in two lines :

Effect *eff = new Zoomer(pics);

...and with some clever code compression, even in one line!

Effect *eff=new Zoomer(pics); eff->Run();

now THAT's hardcore optimizing, isn't it?
added on the 2001-09-30 19:24:28 by ryg ryg
size optimizing on source-code level. how clever!! :-)
i wonder if it beats the loop with one matrix operation tho wich it takes from the beginning.. hums.. =) (let the fade be in the .xw for example and nr of pic in the list in .yw ;)
added on the 2001-09-30 19:55:44 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
macaw: yes, we do that with all our 64k intros.

interesting enough, it doesn't seem to help much, but it makes releasing sourcecodes safer.
added on the 2001-09-30 22:47:29 by ryg ryg
you should optimize for multiply processors to... use different threads for every dezin effect;P
added on the 2001-09-30 23:07:35 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Impressive zoom ... those gfx ... 8)_ also nice music
rulez added on the 2001-10-28 21:00:07 by Zafio Zafio
Gfx is ok and music too, but the demo is way too short and far below TBL standards... sucks too much memory also...
added on the 2001-10-28 23:20:12 by dixan dixan
A cool (but short) demo. Not much in the way of effects, but what's there is fantastic. A bit overrated? Maybe, but still very nice.
rulez added on the 2001-11-15 07:34:10 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
just watched it again.
added on the 2002-03-28 15:12:32 by superplek superplek
Very stylish gfx and design, complemented by an uplifting sound track. A little too short and uneventful (save for the trademark TBL zoomer), but still a great piece of work.
rulez added on the 2002-04-25 13:08:55 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
rulez added on the 2002-04-29 15:10:12 by mrdoob mrdoob
rulez added on the 2002-06-03 20:31:45 by diver diver
gotta love that picturezoomer
rulez added on the 2002-06-10 19:48:52 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
that zoom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great great demo to my mind
and as usual, a nice music for young jilted generation ahahahahahaha
Great music, nice graphics! just TBL! :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 16:15:25 by carsonix carsonix
The zoomer is amazing and the sound creates the best atmosphere that you can have here
added on the 2002-10-17 16:34:04 by Crest Crest
Impressive gfx, and some good effects
rulez added on the 2003-03-11 01:44:06 by shash shash
Really nice gfx/music-style demo.
rulez added on the 2003-04-27 20:21:12 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
The last zoomer was truly stunning when I saw it for the first time few years ago.
rulez added on the 2003-05-12 20:16:46 by dairos dairos
i like it!
added on the 2003-08-23 16:01:59 by ripper ripper
this one is fast and has some nice design! I like it.
rulez added on the 2003-08-27 13:23:51 by jar/science jar/science
Damn nice style and music.
rulez added on the 2003-08-30 17:37:31 by Gargaj Gargaj
Thumbs up for the amazing zoomer. The rest is so-so..
rulez added on the 2003-08-30 20:13:30 by break break
uaaa! very nice prod! awesome gfx & impressive effects.
The muzak fits very well and has cool dezign! i want an infinite zoom like this for mi birthday! :D
rulez added on the 2004-01-21 09:45:41 by Grover Watrous Grover Watrous
short, but good. good music. me likes!
rulez added on the 2004-01-21 10:25:56 by raer raer
crystal score & saffron
rulez added on the 2004-01-22 09:24:17 by t1_ t1_
rocks. especially the zoomer. i looooove this zoomer :)
rulez added on the 2004-03-10 22:30:34 by lazyone lazyone
Sweeet, works perfectly and looks nice. Gfx and music really got into me.
rulez added on the 2004-06-02 17:22:28 by Vulture Vulture
Sweeet, works perfectly and looks nice. Gfx and music really got into me.
added on the 2004-06-02 17:25:57 by Vulture Vulture
rulez added on the 2004-06-12 20:06:21 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2004-08-05 01:05:08 by legalize legalize
rather good
rulez added on the 2004-10-01 18:47:38 by asasel asasel
rulez added on the 2004-10-01 19:54:48 by post malone post malone
note to self: praise saffron on every single day to come.
rulez added on the 2005-02-21 04:45:01 by stonda stonda
this was a big source of inspiration for us! thankyou black lotus! :)
rulez added on the 2005-02-21 20:43:33 by earx earx
megarulez picturescale
rulez added on the 2005-02-21 20:49:38 by zeebr zeebr
this prod has a fantastic mood! awesome!
rulez added on the 2005-02-21 21:25:28 by myco myco
thumb up the infinite zoom effect, really well performed
Talking about a hype :)

Still, nice demo!
rulez added on the 2005-05-07 17:08:31 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
just great
rulez added on the 2005-05-30 09:35:53 by apricot apricot
Short but beautiful.
rulez added on the 2005-06-03 04:18:08 by bdk bdk
i saw this pictures in some amiga slideshow with lizardking music... i just don`t remember it name... anyway, it is ok. btw. so much coders for few effects?
rulez added on the 2005-07-24 09:37:57 by ninja ninja
Cute. But how did it take 5 people to code this? :)
added on the 2005-07-24 10:55:49 by dixan dixan
rulez added on the 2005-07-24 11:10:59 by jomafister jomafister
rulez added on the 2005-07-24 15:15:41 by diodak diodak
nice zoom
added on the 2005-07-24 15:47:59 by las las
now i remember, it was SOIL of course :)
added on the 2005-07-25 07:45:23 by ninja ninja
Anyone who can take 5 coders and produce something, let alone something as good as this, deserves thumbing for l337 project management mastery.
rulez added on the 2005-08-10 08:18:34 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
cool gfx!
rulez added on the 2005-08-20 13:53:29 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
rulez added on the 2005-10-21 11:22:39 by chavez chavez
added on the 2005-11-20 23:26:01 by StingRay StingRay
graphics rule - last scene amazing!
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 02:59:19 by Gaia Gaia
a must-have :]
rulez added on the 2006-02-03 06:01:52 by MaxGripe MaxGripe
excellent gfx!!
rulez added on the 2006-02-10 00:11:17 by ghandy ghandy
rulez added on the 2006-02-10 00:30:00 by p01 p01
typical tbl
rulez added on the 2006-02-10 15:21:28 by blala blala
arf, never thumbed it. i love this demo!
rulez added on the 2006-09-07 07:38:01 by blackpawn blackpawn
Perhaps not quite up to usual TBL quality, but graphics and music are particularly nice.
rulez added on the 2006-10-09 12:53:58 by eye eye
classic, one of the first demos I watched!
rulez added on the 2007-02-22 16:30:47 by zomb zomb
tis is very nice, thank you
rulez added on the 2007-03-07 07:51:57 by rising rising
rulez added on the 2007-04-12 10:54:07 by remageFrs remageFrs
Damn, don't think I saw this before. The first effects look a little dated and boring these days, but the tune is good and that zoomer rules big time. Great graphics, one I'll definitely be watching again.
rulez added on the 2007-05-22 13:31:32 by psonice psonice
i've been watching this for thousands of times!
was and ever will be my favourite tbl demo..
rulez added on the 2007-06-11 00:48:02 by v3nom v3nom
Rules rules rules. I said.
rulez added on the 2007-06-17 19:17:28 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
rulez added on the 2007-06-18 04:23:23 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
A most brilliant graphics zoomer by Saffron!
rulez added on the 2007-08-08 15:08:22 by Archmage Archmage
nice zoomer, but no sex this time. nice tune but fx are bit generic.
added on the 2007-10-27 12:13:21 by comankh comankh
GFX zoomer in 1999 !

Mostly Dutch prod.

rulez added on the 2007-11-18 12:48:37 by magic magic
love at first sight!
rulez added on the 2008-01-12 17:54:45 by Zest Zest
und es hat Zoom gemacht
rulez added on the 2008-07-09 23:57:14 by SiR SiR
damn. fukeen. good.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 05:53:39 by EviL EviL
Nice zoomer and such, but the demo lacks something.
added on the 2008-12-21 16:37:17 by zefyros zefyros
It just came back to my mind...
added on the 2009-01-19 04:05:14 by bdk bdk
nice pastel
rulez added on the 2009-02-08 02:22:13 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2009-10-10 20:32:38 by wullon wullon
Saffron's GFX!
rulez added on the 2009-10-10 20:39:11 by leGend leGend
lots of scene poetry
rulez added on the 2009-10-10 21:41:36 by comankh comankh
what a gem :D
rulez added on the 2010-07-27 20:53:41 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
This zoom !!!
rulez added on the 2011-01-09 22:38:24 by BackSpace BackSpace
a bit unfinished, but nice
rulez added on the 2011-11-24 15:14:08 by Frequent Frequent
TBL's classic :)

Great gfx by Saffron of course!
rulez added on the 2011-11-24 15:15:52 by rez rez
Yay, still works! Style is.. 1999, but still a quality release, and dat infinite-zoomer.
rulez added on the 2014-02-22 23:37:58 by phoenix phoenix
rulez added on the 2014-10-28 11:34:14 by san_im san_im
Cool demo
rulez added on the 2017-10-14 17:21:46 by bitl bitl
zoomer! :)
rulez added on the 2018-03-05 18:26:15 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
Blah.. I was amazed by Jizz and Stash at the time it was released. Then I observed how that IXA engine goes nowhere trying to find space for itself between demoscene and commercial plugin space to replace Flash.. both failed at the end and watching this demo after years is like watching Jizz and Stash with new tune and graphics... boring and clueless. Piggie is the up-vote for the graphics.
added on the 2019-05-04 17:00:36 by hollowone hollowone
drawn graphics are pretty neat
added on the 2019-05-28 16:05:34 by noby noby
nice gfx. is the tune genuine or ripped?
rulez added on the 2019-05-29 12:11:54 by nagz nagz
fine prod by tbl
rulez added on the 2020-05-26 13:53:09 by superogue superogue
This demo is just so magical. And still looks great after 20 years.
added on the 2020-11-18 00:49:53 by v3nom v3nom
what venom said
rulez added on the 2020-11-18 01:01:29 by NR4 NR4
Good stuff. Great music.
rulez added on the 2020-11-18 09:04:46 by ham ham
very sunflowerish
rulez added on the 2023-03-21 21:49:19 by hollowone hollowone
Oraz muzyka z Impulse Tracker. Nie chcę zmuszać, ale poprosiłbym link do tego pliku IT.
rulez added on the 2023-08-24 13:13:38 by devy2 devy2

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