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YAB3DFD by Smash Designs [web]
screenshot added by Fzool on 2005-08-28 12:24:36
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release date : august 2005
release party : Evoke 2005
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 62%
  • 0.53
alltime top: #2370
added on the 2005-08-28 11:36:33 by magic magic

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CEWL DEMO! At first i thought its was to dark. But hence, those mirrors inside those 3d scenes rule! That stone tabled statue of C= sign ruled to :D Nice colours in that church! Those laser images were nice to. Little to short. Ended with a black screen after the greetings part. had to press escape. To get back to windows. (is that correct?) Anyway though little dark and short demo it ruled! (made in 40 hours i read to thumps up!! :D
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 11:39:02 by magic magic
really good texturing and lightmaps, which, one the other hand, make things very static.
the laser-beams and the introductory-effect do not fit the rest of the demo though...
all in all a well-done quicky.
added on the 2005-08-28 11:53:06 by hfr hfr
cool atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 12:11:48 by RA RA
I assume the title stands for "Yet Another Boring 3D Flyby Demo" - kinda fits, although this time it looked good. Gotta take another watch.
added on the 2005-08-28 13:04:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
The colored windows are beautiful!
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 13:08:27 by Cj Cj
+ lightmaps and textures
+ colored windows
+ reflective cubes/planes
- too static
- music
- sun's bloom was often too sudden, next time try gradual exposure adjustment
- laser beams somehow do not fit
- too dark sometimes
added on the 2005-08-28 13:28:39 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
cool, but is a little static. tho the scenes are cool, and i loved that laser theatre effect.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 14:48:12 by kelsey kelsey
That laser part was neat. Too bad the rest was the same old hyperboring flyby "action" that just isn't for me..
added on the 2005-08-28 15:01:03 by break break
Pretty senseless and dull...
added on the 2005-08-28 15:08:56 by zoom zoom
has some very nice light/shadows ... good use of the old skool line vectors (wire models) in the laser part, wich is my fav.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 15:21:47 by bigpimpin bigpimpin
if i press f1 while this demo runs, was i supposed to get some sort of debug screen where u can fool around with all camera's animations and stuff??

anyways nice prod!!
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 16:18:04 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
your last prod was lot better.
added on the 2005-08-28 16:18:22 by skarab skarab
Well done
added on the 2005-08-28 17:08:44 by zeebr zeebr
launches two windows on run - "finalvision" and "error" - both totally white with no content and no sound (xpsp2/gf6800/1gbram)
added on the 2005-08-28 17:18:10 by gloom gloom
was nice
got boring after some time but still worth 2nd place
added on the 2005-08-28 17:20:06 by slashy slashy
worked after a reboot, and i have just one thing to say: return of the mirror-cube! we've missed you! :)
added on the 2005-08-28 17:37:30 by gloom gloom
Nice but boring. :)
added on the 2005-08-28 18:41:33 by cerror cerror
The textures have improved over previous Smash releases, but the 3d was very cliched and bland.

Just a piggy for me.
the laser effect is nicely done.
but the rest is OINK!
added on the 2005-08-28 19:37:21 by jazz jazz
really cool. i love that highres textures :D
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 20:29:04 by dacollega dacollega
Wow, a Smash PC demo that...

1) runs
2) is not only a flyby
3) contains at least something interesting (the line/laser part)
added on the 2005-08-28 20:49:07 by Preacher Preacher
I canot believe this boring demo fly-by could finish second !!! Only good scene are projected neon animations of object. I like AEG´s huge scene modelling, but there is only 2 serious scenes, one with spikeball and one with C64 logo

Sonic music is horrible once again.

Sorry but this is serious shit comparing to SLEEPLESS, ADRENALIN, W.KONSTRUKT demos
sucks added on the 2005-08-28 20:58:36 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
@Trauma Zero: as you can read in that file called "readme.txt" this demo was done in about ~40h! As always we wanted to release something at Evoke to win the compo-pc for tUM. Flamewars (NOT!) to Plastic that we not win this time.

If you could not believe that this "boring 3d flyby demo" wins the 2nd place try to do something nice entertaining and beat us at some of the upcoming partys so that i can write some bullshit to your release, thank you.

By the way. GarGay wins the washing machine for guessing the title of this one ;)
added on the 2005-08-28 21:38:40 by Fzool Fzool
Great laser part, wich deserves a demo of its own actually...
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 22:09:42 by franky-- franky--
Yay! This rules to an extent easily unnoticed by a drunken party scener - map-controlled specuar highlights, mirrors, lasers, etc. all very nice. AND: IT IS THE ONLY DEMO SO FAR USING MODERN RENDERING TECHNIQUES THAT RUNS FLUENTLY ON A CRAPPY GF5200. Though probably not important by itself it definately deserves a big fat bonus.

And fukkings to Plastic.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 22:13:31 by eye eye
looked nice, the radiosity gave it an ultra-smooth look.
the laser-beams part was creative.
pretty static though and PLEASE, use proper fonts :)
all together: thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 22:14:17 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
the first smash designs prod i enjoyed a few moments while watching. perhaps it was the laser-scene..
added on the 2005-08-29 10:52:24 by a-move a-move
me not likey
added on the 2005-08-29 12:05:30 by Jailbird Jailbird
+ excellent technology
+ great lighting (I can feel the sun burning in the outdoor-scene)
+ good sense of self-irony (title)
- music
- static
- too long / unbiased
- looks somehow like a demo of a commercial product.
- water

This is the first sd-production I partly like.
added on the 2005-08-29 12:10:01 by pixtur pixtur
very enjoyable 3d, and more interesting music than usually to expect from sds pc, but... but... WHY THE FONT?! :(
added on the 2005-08-29 13:08:55 by dipswitch dipswitch
This demo is a paradox: a smash designs demo that i didn't completely hate.
added on the 2005-08-29 18:43:37 by kurli kurli
i did enjoy this one enough for the thumb, i guess
rulez added on the 2005-08-29 18:47:28 by kusma kusma
Quake 1 (bad) + laser show (good)
added on the 2005-08-29 21:01:47 by Manwe Manwe
The lasershow was quite a fresh idea, the rest is quite standard in my opinion...
added on the 2005-08-29 22:56:18 by nitro2 nitro2
That lasershow was done 10 years ago or more in amiga demo's..

But hence, this one is very nice excecuted :D
added on the 2005-08-29 22:58:21 by magic magic
hmm. strange, i don't remember any laser in the demo ... :((( just nice mirrors and camera movement...

(p3-1.3mhz, xp-sp1, asus v9570 td (fx5700) 512mb, fw 77.72)
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 09:48:08 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Really cool, although adding normalmaps and HDR (or at least overbright) wouldn't hurt. :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 15:17:24 by KK KK
Even if I liked some scenes (nicer textures, window rays), strangely I think it was worse than their other flybyes. There were less things to see. Plain scenes, no effects, the only part I liked is those 2d raylines with animations.
added on the 2005-08-30 22:29:19 by Optimus Optimus
i'm especially rude with people who are genius enough to care about overall presentation.

there have indeed been good scenes, but the plumpness of the presentation was obivous. letting a mirror cube fly around to demonstrate what exactly? the "well" scene was great, but unanimated. the laser show was interesting, but somehow i felt a bit cheated by watching something unreal within something unreal.

there have been ugly flame colors in the beginning and in the end. this spoiled it very much for me.
added on the 2005-08-30 22:45:41 by paniq paniq
good for the short time that it was made in, but i dont think i will watch it again.
added on the 2005-09-01 02:13:02 by cp_ cp_
but... WHY THE FONT?! :(

I recall nothing but insanely bad font choices in almost any other release of SD, so that was actually nothing to be amazed about.
added on the 2005-09-01 02:20:18 by Shifter Shifter
the sd spikeball thing scene looked pretty nice on the bigscreen. and so did the laser beam feedback thing. even though those were pretty much the only 2 scenes of the demo, i think this time it actually worked pretty decently.

so thumbs up for doing something short and nice looking. alot more digestable than the usual shitlong sd style demos.
rulez added on the 2005-09-01 02:49:37 by psenough psenough
medicore music, lack of design, lack of everything? hello this font is ugly and else, hmmm it feels a bit empty.


But let's just view objectively.
- Nice 3D - as usual, still lacking at least some kind of an extra. (The DTV video stream made it look far better because it contrasted the colors a bit.)
- Fast engine.
- Camera speeds up and slows down at the end of the spline, essentially breaking the consistency into little pieces because the whole demo starts to fluctuate. I don't know if you use 3DSMax or not, but there's a checkbox for "Constant velocity" - it does magic on this.
- Worst font since MS Comic Sans, no typography or anything, everything is written with the same size, weight, kerning, or variants.
- Cheap votefishing attempt with a Commodore-logo.
- Nice lasers.
- Attempted design by placing the greets in the top left but leaving the rest of the screen essentially empty.
- OK music, but still lacking a climax or something which sets the mood - the demo doesn't exploit anything related to it, no sync, no buildup, no interpretation.
- Nice reflections, but in 2005 I kinda expect them to be at least a bit distorted (especially for the water)

All in all, the title still fits. Props for being at least moderately self-critic.

(Footnote to Fzool: typo's are fine, but don't tell me you also accidentally press shift meanwhile...)
added on the 2005-09-01 03:03:19 by Gargaj Gargaj
AND: IT IS THE ONLY DEMO SO FAR USING MODERN RENDERING TECHNIQUES THAT RUNS FLUENTLY ON A CRAPPY GF5200. Though probably not important by itself it definately deserves a big fat bonus.

Wake up, Neo, your card sucks and what's modern again? Reflections? Simulated volumetric lighting with alphalayers? Lasers?
Sheesh. It's a very solid engine (as seen in the prior productions) with decent rendering speed, but the featureset isn't too fresh-looking. (No offence intended though.)
added on the 2005-09-01 03:17:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
good atmosphere but somehow lacking in interesting stuff. didnt like the beginning with those... flames? but the laser-show and the second outdoor scene are really nice.
added on the 2005-09-01 06:14:55 by ttl ttl
++ code
+ gfx
+ 3d
++ light effects <3
- music
- flyby
rulez added on the 2005-09-01 16:51:24 by v3nom v3nom
for C= logo :)
rulez added on the 2005-09-01 18:06:56 by NuKem NuKem
First I thought: "shit, a pure 3d camera flyby".

Then I started seeing interesting details: mirrors, laser beams...

At the end, I was left with a mixed feeling. The demo had some good details, but overall it's so-so. Somehow I wanted to thumb it up, but the feeling wasn't strong enough. So piggie.
added on the 2005-09-01 19:29:28 by utopian utopian
It's a beauti.
rulez added on the 2005-09-02 21:46:54 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
of course
rulez added on the 2005-09-02 22:53:37 by diver diver
Liked the colored windows and lightning through them. Static flyby scenes too dark. Laser beam was nice.
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 16:02:53 by ManJIT ManJIT
I liked that one!
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 16:10:51 by elend elend
A SD production I like.
rulez added on the 2005-09-05 20:06:56 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Well... another typical high-tech-low-design SDS flyby... But I somewhat like them ;)
rulez added on the 2005-09-15 18:24:44 by T$ T$
Too much 3D flyby for me, it looked nice, but not enough. Piggy
added on the 2005-09-27 14:21:22 by shash shash
Gargaj : My thoughts exactly.

Average demo with very obvious mistakes, like the typography, repeatition of effects and forgetable music.

I liked the idea of the 'lazer' though.. Hmm...
added on the 2005-10-04 14:51:23 by Navis Navis
quite cool
rulez added on the 2005-10-13 11:06:17 by bzz bzz
Quite enjoyable. I really liked the spiked ball. Apart from that, I thought it was quite boring...
rulez added on the 2005-11-01 12:59:21 by chock chock
Where's the vid?
added on the 2005-11-09 09:00:49 by d3pth d3pth
Gargaj: the per-pixel specular hilight. :) Yeah, i know, it's actually not much. The rest is old. But i think the rendering in general looks a tad more grown-up than in the prior SD demos.

I know the card is total crap, but it is so on purpose: so that i can bitch around about each and every demo. :) Secondary reasons are pretty much schizophrenic: all the other cards either produce a bit more heat and my workstation would not be noiseless any more, or they don't run Kolor demos i'm an absolute fan of.
added on the 2005-11-17 17:19:28 by eye eye
rulez added on the 2005-12-25 22:52:13 by apricot apricot
Like it.
rulez added on the 2005-12-27 13:22:19 by Midfit Midfit
Static or not, I enjoyed it.
rulez added on the 2006-01-04 09:36:01 by Skate Skate
this is an eye pleasing flybye.
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 00:12:49 by anesthetic anesthetic
i enjoyed it
added on the 2006-01-16 01:51:27 by blackpawn blackpawn
why a old chinese element absorbs in the non-oriental scene?!! Give me some examples, not in the way of moron polemics,but illustrate in a futher articulate way. imho this be consider as Yet Another Beetleheaded 3D Hybrid Demo.
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added on the 2006-02-01 09:35:01 by sunnm sunnm
attentions to the architecture in bg..Fact tells something!! sds guys.
added on the 2006-02-03 05:44:22 by sunnm sunnm
<img>http://www.sycini.com/upl/ide/oldchinacharacter01.jpg</img>i wondered does someone should take care ethical legacy and also pay similitude in shaping the Old China Days.
added on the 2006-02-03 05:53:27 by sunnm sunnm
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btw i suck bbc
added on the 2006-02-03 05:55:46 by sunnm sunnm
added on the 2006-02-03 08:19:53 by sunnm sunnm
fuck bbclink
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added on the 2006-02-03 08:23:34 by sunnm sunnm
hehe.. imho
why im dedicated aggressively on this sds prod couz im rulez to Fzool's gfx and the renderness YAB3DFD used, imbolden uguys make something pure bloods!
East or west no crossbreed.
rulez added on the 2006-02-03 08:35:12 by sunnm sunnm
great comments, mate. i salute you.
added on the 2006-02-03 08:54:08 by reed reed
Its nice but very far from being the best smash designs demo.
rulez added on the 2006-02-07 10:59:18 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
its been a while since ive seen such decent demo, and the music was cool.
rulez added on the 2006-02-18 04:13:13 by oldaccount oldaccount
not my piece of cake
added on the 2006-02-21 22:57:54 by ghandy ghandy
nice 3d engine
the scene in the screenshot and the cathedral scene were both great, but there wasn't much else to praise. didn't care much for the "laser show" effect. very close to a rulez tho for the lighting and reflection.
added on the 2006-04-21 17:23:12 by phoenix phoenix
very nice things and some good ideas
rulez added on the 2007-03-27 22:51:24 by sokoban sokoban
very nice demo in my opinion
rulez added on the 2007-04-15 23:40:19 by robpaine robpaine
The usual shit. A tiny little bit more of an "eyecandy" than previous releases, and a noticeable attempt at doing something else that Yet Another Boring 3D Flyby Demo (nice title by the way :) ) with that laser beam thingie. But still lacks of soul.
So piggy.
Utterly boring but the laser part is cool. As is the mirror cube. Music is not my cup of tea.
added on the 2007-06-17 17:31:07 by StingRay StingRay
Cool for me
rulez added on the 2007-06-18 21:32:49 by BackSpace BackSpace
what stingray said
added on the 2007-07-09 20:14:58 by toxie toxie
I liked this - Good courtyard scene with the mirror and lighting. Nice ref to Commodore.
rulez added on the 2007-08-11 10:19:19 by hamster hamster
rulez added on the 2008-03-27 21:42:01 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
i also like THIS one.! Flyby or not.!
rulez added on the 2008-06-11 11:00:46 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Fuck. I'll thumb it up, I like it.
rulez added on the 2008-06-11 11:01:23 by Preacher Preacher
the sun *_*

ehm somebody forgot the return 0 or its my computer? anyway esc works ;)
rulez added on the 2008-06-29 22:50:10 by pera pera
rulez added on the 2008-10-18 19:06:59 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
good 3d
added on the 2009-02-05 19:16:17 by zefyros zefyros
i absolutely love this one
rulez added on the 2010-08-05 23:03:50 by fritske fritske
rulez added on the 2011-11-06 09:26:47 by w00t! w00t!
candy in every aspect.
rulez added on the 2011-11-06 09:31:08 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
looks rather nice
rulez added on the 2011-11-06 09:57:42 by provod provod
for the cinema
rulez added on the 2012-01-13 20:23:07 by Frequent Frequent
Really nice !
rulez added on the 2012-01-13 22:10:16 by lsl lsl
Cool! Especially for 2005 and 40 hours of work.
rulez added on the 2016-06-21 17:44:19 by golem golem

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