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pc-09: The Wizard of Cos by Panda Cube [web]
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release date : april 2014
release party : Revision 2014
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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added on the 2014-04-22 08:05:23 by GRX GRX

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This was nice! :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 08:26:13 by mayday mayday
good one
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 09:08:32 by seppjo seppjo
My favorite Panda's are back in town! :) Hi guys! Nice one again! :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 09:10:50 by magic magic
Youtube Rip is up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG7rpuqU4o Sorry for the general glitchyness. We will release a final version in a few weeks which will hopefully fix all the issues. For the time being, I would recommend to run without MSAA, as it breaks on some graphics cards / driver versions. The Soundtrack by Response / Darklite can be downloaded from our webpage http://www.pandacube.com.
added on the 2014-04-22 10:31:11 by GRX GRX
thumb up for the gfx! looked really nice on the bigscreen.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 10:38:57 by hunta hunta
Some really nice scenes here.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 11:09:55 by gaspode gaspode
For the music!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 11:13:18 by sub sub
the greetings part <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:02:38 by mueslee mueslee
for the awesome scenes!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:04:16 by dstar dstar
I really liked this.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:05:17 by gloom gloom
That bookshelf! :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:14:18 by Puryx Puryx
Outstanding! Amazing textures, perfect concept! Massive atmosophere (like the demos in the old times). Will watch this zillion times again.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:33:57 by Terenc Terenc
Not very interesting in technical sense, being a pretty much a 3D flyby thingy. But at least it is very nice 3D, graphics and music at that ... Admittably seeing this prod was like eye-bleach as it was shown (in the compo) after that horrible X-Men demo ...
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:45:35 by ccr ccr
very good 3d and lighting
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:52:12 by psenough psenough
Standard flyby 101. Probably good in it's genre, but totally not my cup of etc etc. Very generic and 64k-ish music too. Some nice details though, the greetings part was clever.
added on the 2014-04-22 13:55:42 by break break
What break said. Loved the greeting part.
added on the 2014-04-22 13:57:40 by Preacher Preacher
Ha, the first good (imho) Panda Cube demo. Still a fly-by, but a decent one at that. Nice twist on the greetings part as well.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 14:19:08 by tomaes tomaes
Awesome greets, and enjoyable in general.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 15:06:04 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Very well done.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 15:28:47 by chock chock
the book!!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 15:32:12 by sINk sINk
Yes, it is very beautiful !
But what about the code ?? Sometimes I have 1 image per second on my PC which is not a bad machine! I can play the last games in full HD!

I saw some demos on the Atari ST or Amiga with a textured cube... 8Mhz... THIS is code ! :)

Congrats for the direction and beauty but please try to optimize code...
added on the 2014-04-22 15:50:00 by Pandafox Pandafox
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 15:52:36 by spiked-maniac spiked-maniac
PandaFox: Could you telll me the specs of your machine and the settings you are running the demo on? (i.e. resolution, quality, MSAA)
added on the 2014-04-22 15:59:27 by GRX GRX
GRX: yes
intel core i7 920 (2.67ghz)
16go ram
Geforce GTX650
win7 64bits

I started the demo with the default parameters
added on the 2014-04-22 16:04:07 by Pandafox Pandafox
Hmm, it could be that you are running out of GPU memory, as your graphics card has (only) 1024 MB. Currently the Order Independent Transparency effect in Scene 1, 2 and 5 and the Meta Balls Effect in Scene 3 and 4 use up quite a huge amount of memory. The memory consumption is dependent on the screen resolution so if you lower the screen resolution you might be able to get rid of these slow downs. I will try to lower the GPU memory consumption for the final version.
added on the 2014-04-22 16:18:29 by GRX GRX
Absolutely not my style. Siding with break.
added on the 2014-04-22 16:21:12 by noby noby
Thanks for attention :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 16:21:19 by Pandafox Pandafox
flyby friends ^^ ;) lots of works here. the two scene with metaballs are totally glitched (juste the metaballs) and perhaps 1 or 2 fps (nvidia card).
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 17:32:24 by ntsc_ ntsc_
Very enjoyable!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 17:45:28 by Cj Cj
Except for the book shelf this didn't quite catch me, so I give it a pigface.
added on the 2014-04-22 19:46:32 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Call me oldschool but I realy enjoyed it... Many nice ideas and very well executed... The Greetings part was a nice idea and also the whole theme... Thanks again Panda Cube for a very nice demo!
rulezcdc added on the 2014-04-22 20:38:06 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
The first Panda Cube demo I truly enjoyed! Sure it's another fly-by, but it's an excellent one :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 22:11:23 by Alpha C Alpha C
Books Greetings !!!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 23:55:12 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
that redish particle effect owned. some really nice 3d work there
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 02:05:50 by rudi rudi
Metaball Bats
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 02:25:57 by micksam7 micksam7
Techs looks better, rendering looks less good than your previous prods. Something to do with the glow and the absence of the linear+hdr shebang (that or something went wrong down the shading pipeline).
added on the 2014-04-23 06:28:20 by Zavie Zavie
Nice prod BUT it crashes if VSync is disabled.
Crossifre AMD 7970 here.
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 11:00:33 by Yoshi_Noir Yoshi_Noir
Very original greetings part! The book and the setting was very nice too, but apart from that it just didn't look very good and was too much a simple fly-by. Weak thumb up.
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 11:14:00 by Kylearan Kylearan
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 11:24:31 by BackSpace BackSpace
cute and nice greetings :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 11:29:03 by cupe cupe
Yoshi_Noir: I will try to reproduce that. Will hopefully be fixed in the final version then.
added on the 2014-04-23 12:02:09 by GRX GRX
Nice rendering, but I was a bit bored. Somehow it lacked something...
added on the 2014-04-23 20:32:55 by flure flure
I loved this one, i think it's your best demo since flux
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 21:19:30 by wurstgetrank wurstgetrank
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 22:56:26 by svo svo
Not too bad of a fly-by. The red metaball-thingy should probably emit light and/or cast shadows...
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 23:15:20 by raer raer
My favourite Panda demo so far. Very well done fly-by.
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 23:45:46 by noname noname
nice scenes/3d, but didn't touch me at all
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 00:01:41 by toxie toxie
You managed to turn a very good concept and a nice setting into a dull fly-by. I really like the idea, with the book, the magic... But you fail at story-telling.

I don't like your camera paths. Why your camera is always moving? You should really think of the progression before making the demo, and think of the intensity level of each shot. You bring life to the scene, make objects fly, and you break everything by showing a static bookshelf. Try to add intensity to your scenes by having fast cuts instead of boring turning-around-an-object shots.

Also, for each shot, you keep one thing in mind: Where will the spectator look? Try to guide their attention. When you have flying objects, the audience will look at them. You have an interesting idea with the painting, but it's wasted because the shot doesn't highlight it.

Throw away your camera and do it again. Throw it away another time, and do it a third time. It should be better.

So, work more on your design, decide what exact story you want to tell. Then work on the progression, adding more and more intensity, polish your demo, and you could have something really good.

Oh, and if you don't have more content, make your demo a bit shorter. And change your music: It doesn't really fit.
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 00:45:03 by LLB LLB
Since you are considering a final, might I suggest a different font for the book? Time New Roman just doesnt "fit" the "age", you should go more for such a blackletter type font:
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 05:09:44 by Salinga Salinga
what i say every year. i really love you guys, but it's simply not my cup. thumb is only for the quality of models, textures and code.
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 08:20:32 by prost prost
You guys have a very healthy sense of humour: "Flying By Vol. II by Cocoon" - an extra THICK book on the shelf, haha .. I remember you had similar inventive ways of greeting the scene in previous demos, please keep doing so!

Some of the scenes seem a bit static despite all sorts of stuff flying around in the air, but the modeling is truly beautiful! The music also fits very nicely with the nice synch and even full stops, only to play on again ... NICE! :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-25 03:01:09 by SunSpire SunSpire
nice demo, good quality :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-25 17:26:39 by rez rez
Technically superb. As SunSpire said some scene are a little bit too static. Anyway you did an awesome job.
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 14:12:58 by Tigrou Tigrou
well, it's not that bad, but not good either

similarly to cocoon, pandacube will never make a good demo, because they miss the essence of it
added on the 2014-04-27 17:04:30 by blala blala
looks great. fucking lovely greets. music is also nice. but the prod lacks soul imho. motivational thumb ;)
rulez added on the 2014-04-27 17:26:55 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Very nice materials and rendering tech. Also solid modelling, texturing and great music.
rulez added on the 2014-04-27 19:04:10 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
very nice, great graphics / modelling / texturing etc.
added on the 2014-05-04 03:37:59 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
forgot the thumb
rulez added on the 2014-05-04 03:38:15 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Good concept, good naming, ace engine, ace models/textures, some few effects!
GREAT! Deserved podium-placement!
I like that you did something totally different compared to your last demos! :)

I guess i´ll show this to my 6-years-old nephew today, he already asked me if i could teach him how to make demos...time to show him some really good new stuff i say! :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-09 12:38:10 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Stunning!! :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-09 12:51:29 by Clyde Clyde
It's a bit boring, but a solid thumb up for the quality of the content and assets here :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-09 13:32:25 by keito keito
Best Panda Cube demo so far! Everything is beautiful and sounds really nice, but the scenes are too predictable and without any surprises.

But damn it's look good :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-09 14:09:22 by maytz maytz
...it looks... (aaargh fååkin tasøterbræt rod)
added on the 2014-05-09 14:11:02 by maytz maytz
rulez added on the 2014-05-10 15:10:00 by CHEF-KOCH CHEF-KOCH
lovely demo. awesome graphics and perfect musical score. best panda cube demo so far!
rulez added on the 2014-05-11 12:04:31 by v3nom v3nom
Thumb up for some nice ideas!
rulez added on the 2014-05-12 21:44:34 by RA RA
great demo. excellent greeting part :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-17 14:07:03 by spritus spritus
Hood soundtrack but also very boring.
added on the 2014-05-21 21:08:08 by dixan dixan
got to say - i kinda like this! could do with a bit more action.
rulez added on the 2014-05-22 00:51:58 by msqrt msqrt
crashes after a few frames (win 7, gf 660 here)
added on the 2014-08-03 00:32:05 by T$ T$
my god that is inspicering
rulez added on the 2014-08-08 14:05:14 by darkdream darkdream
Looks awesome and the music is lovely too. I enjoyed it and the thumb is for the greetings part (despite the "Conspriacy" typo :D).
rulez added on the 2014-12-06 00:02:06 by StingRay StingRay
very good
rulez added on the 2015-02-26 14:09:47 by SiR SiR
it's good, yet a tad boring
Looks like the Hogwarts' scene is doing well! The greetings part was really fun and I liked how the portrait on the wall morphed into an imp. I just wish the music would've been more fitting since it didn't match the medieval visuals. Good work on the rendering, as usual.
rulez added on the 2015-11-24 01:20:22 by cce cce
forgotten thumb
the music is ace. go go response-o gadget.
rulez added on the 2015-12-19 02:10:40 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
awesome and superb! i tend to see this in a SDS quality! :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-19 02:27:55 by gentleman gentleman
Very cool , though my pc couldn't catch up in some scenes and I had to watch the video for a smooth experience (my pc runs nearly all of those flt demos pretty smoothly)
rulez added on the 2016-05-28 10:09:04 by golem golem
The creepy guy gives me the jibblies, but other than that a solid prod!
rulez added on the 2016-06-01 03:53:59 by cxw cxw
Unique atmosphere
rulez added on the 2020-06-12 23:16:56 by Emufr3ak Emufr3ak
I love it!!
rulez added on the 2023-08-12 16:22:13 by MISTERAMD MISTERAMD

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