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K0440 by Traction [web]
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screenshot added by rale on 2008-11-16 10:45:39
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release date : november 2008
release party : Kindergarden 2008
compo : combined demo
ranked : 4th
  • rulez 27
  • is ok 30
  • sucks 3
popularity : 61%
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alltime top: #3952
added on the 2008-11-16 10:45:39 by rale rale

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Smooth.
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 10:55:52 by lemonade lemonade
It tells me my videocard is not good enough, no shader 3 support. It is a brand new radeon 4870 ffs! :) But still everything looks like it does on the screenshots. I like it but it feels very 4Kish imo.
Not smooth + boring
sucks added on the 2008-11-16 11:07:56 by Zplex Zplex
Smooth and nice effects!
added on the 2008-11-16 11:14:01 by branch branch
liquid lust!
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 11:14:17 by Bobic Bobic
not good, not bad..bit boring..
added on the 2008-11-16 11:21:44 by 4kum4 4kum4
Pretty, kinda original and smooth, but still having too much same stuff makes it boring :\
added on the 2008-11-16 11:47:28 by noby noby
The dutch called, they want their colour scheme back.
added on the 2008-11-16 11:52:54 by bruce bruce
Simple raytracing of isosurface is not a bad idea for 4Kb but not for 5Mb.
added on the 2008-11-16 11:53:24 by stan_1901 stan_1901
isoSurface rlz O_o--b
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 11:57:08 by aha aha
music was good, the rest was seriously laggy for me
added on the 2008-11-16 12:00:21 by bfx bfx
what 4kum4 said.
added on the 2008-11-16 12:04:50 by Anat Anat
Nice visuals, funny-crispy music
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 12:13:50 by bdk bdk
random forms + light =not my cup of tea

will have been nice as a 4k...
sucks added on the 2008-11-16 12:39:30 by Tigrou Tigrou
Complained about not having support for shader model 3.0, altough Radeon X1950 should have. What I saw didn't seem to work correctly either.
added on the 2008-11-16 12:50:31 by teel teel
Nice enough for a small production.
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 13:21:02 by Stebo Stebo
what 4kum4 and stan said! piggy
added on the 2008-11-16 13:53:59 by havamal havamal
Not my cup of tea
added on the 2008-11-16 14:00:09 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
Looked great on the big screen.
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 14:08:02 by Mystra Mystra
Blue screen, music plays. Radeon x1950 winxp.
added on the 2008-11-16 14:51:39 by #535 #535
original!
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 14:57:46 by palpetine palpetine
Loved it.
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 16:30:04 by imbusy imbusy
my cup of tea ;-)
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 16:33:19 by bladerunner bladerunner
I was picking up a Polka Bros vibe, but there was just too much synchronisation and it ended up looking jerky.

Personally, I think it would have worked better to synchronise some graphic overlays or background rather than the main effects.

Nice colour scheme and great music, but didn't work for me as a demo on this occasion.
sucks added on the 2008-11-16 16:49:44 by Wade Wade
i wanted to like it, but just couldnt, felt very cold and sparse.
added on the 2008-11-16 18:51:49 by keito keito
uhm... feels a bit empty.
added on the 2008-11-16 21:19:09 by Frequent Frequent
Love the soundtrack!
Visuals go great with the sound. Sync if you will.
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 01:59:35 by xernobyl xernobyl
Nice but what said Keito
half-baked..
thanks for vid version.
hmm, u scratched the thumb down really closely ..
added on the 2008-11-17 03:19:14 by gentleman gentleman
A Good one.
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 03:48:57 by deepr deepr
I can't help but like this :)
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 10:59:56 by gloom gloom
nice effet !
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 11:15:13 by ntsc_ ntsc_
A nice presentation of these recent 3d plasmoid things with the shaders. But how are they done? I still can't figure out. I have a little idea about how shaders works but do you have to setup a lot of parallel quads to have a X,Y,Z buffer where you change the color? How many polygons you need to have upon them shaders to do such thing?
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 12:53:37 by Optimonk Optimonk
nice prod!
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 17:24:11 by mad mad
optimus: raymarching. Set up a single fullscreen quad, foreach pixel step inwards while evaluating an implicit function until you eventually pass some threshold value (ie hit the object).

Production is very 4k'ish, too much for a demo. Somehow liked the "meshing" part though. Bogus error about ps3 on my ps4 card.
added on the 2008-11-17 17:39:34 by Psycho Psycho
i like it!
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 19:45:24 by nosfe nosfe
you have my vote!
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 23:14:41 by monroe monroe
yeah it is very 4kish. I do not mind.
wobbly and curvy love
rulez added on the 2008-11-18 01:11:35 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
hmmm,sth went wrong with this prod!
but no matter how hard i think about it i cant say what it is!
the code/background/lighting/shadowing is total ace,so that cant be it! but what disturbs me here? damnit!
i do like it,so heres some thumb,eventho it still does anything wrong!
rulez added on the 2008-11-18 08:07:47 by ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon. ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon.
after having read the others comments,i conclude the coder in me is aching because of the size...if you do a demo instead of 4k with this effect it shouldn´t have got that empty! on the other hand i wouldn´t know what extras to put in myself! strange demo,guys! very strange...this will take me a week or so to recover/not trying anymore to see where it bugs!
headaches thanx to u! ;) haha
maybe its just
traction and NO! line-vectors...wtf?
too repetitive for me. i kinda liked the clean design but the shaded border made it feel claustrophobic and ruined it. needed either more content/variation or a smaller filesize
added on the 2008-11-18 14:14:13 by evilpaul evilpaul
I liked some parts.. But the effects were kinda on repeat with different colours.
added on the 2008-11-18 14:20:00 by Zeila Zeila
I kind of somewhat liked it somwhat.... but for me it is too much introisj. a demo must provide me with some neat gfx and/or 3d to work for me.
added on the 2008-11-18 19:05:43 by flickey flickey
a bit too monotonous
added on the 2008-11-18 19:16:25 by zefyros zefyros
Nice effect but lacks variation.
added on the 2008-11-19 14:58:33 by pommak pommak
Not a fan.
added on the 2008-11-20 05:47:04 by ferris ferris
Variations on a theme.. but too many of them for a demo. For a 4k it would really rule.
added on the 2008-11-20 13:24:23 by psonice psonice
implicit surfaces + normal mapping <3<3<3
rulez added on the 2008-11-20 20:11:15 by Gargaj Gargaj
thumb for the fx.
rulez added on the 2008-11-21 05:18:35 by got got
The fact that I have shader model 4.1 two times over makes your stupid dialog box even more infuriating. (ATI woes)
added on the 2008-11-21 23:58:03 by Claw Claw
Just read Barrio Jigs comment and he's right, that dialog box doesn't know shit.

I like this, psonice was right about variations on a theme but I thought it was the perfect length and the sync with the minimalist tune was good.
rulez added on the 2008-11-22 00:05:33 by Claw Claw
The PS3.0 dialog message is made based on the data I got from here
unfortunately it seems not to be valid. I won't be using that dialog again.. :-)
added on the 2008-11-22 00:14:20 by rale rale
Cool Effects ;)
rulez added on the 2008-11-24 02:58:19 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
PS 3 problem here as well (my card does have PS 3). Sorry, but this is not my cup of tea. not bad, but also not the best.
cool fx and a snappy soundtrack that fits the visuals.

it wish it had some sort of a curve though. it throws in all the fun in the first screen.
rulez added on the 2008-11-30 18:30:07 by loaderror loaderror
nice implicit surface stuff.
rulez added on the 2008-12-01 16:16:13 by rudi rudi
very nice fx!
rulez added on the 2008-12-06 13:11:22 by venire venire
Simply displays the coloured backgrounds and nothing else .. ati x1900
added on the 2008-12-07 09:52:03 by auld auld
quite good (almost)
added on the 2009-01-17 01:41:14 by T$ T$
has some very ugly scenes but also some nice ones. music is not my cup of tea. so piggie.

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