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Hydrokinetics by Prismbeings
screenshot added by noby on 2015-08-01 22:48:28
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release date : august 2015
release party : Assembly 2015
compo : combined 4k
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 70%
  • 0.94
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alltime top: #702
  • noby noby [Code, visuals, music]
added on the 2015-08-01 22:48:16 by noby noby

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Not working on nVidia at the moment due to conversion bugs caused by minifier. Final incoming in some days, temporary video here.
added on the 2015-08-01 22:49:43 by noby noby
cool looks like down water
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 22:51:49 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
You've got nominated for my xcellence award in design!
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 22:56:39 by Bobic Bobic
fantastic! very good music, nice visuals. and 4k! my fav from the compo.
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 23:00:34 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
excellence! love the deep music too!
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 23:01:56 by keito keito
proper dubtech in 4k! nice visuals too.
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 23:08:15 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Lovely minimal content, sweet soundtrack, and great direction in this one. Only thing I miss is some post to fix up the colors/contrast, but overall I think this is VERY nice. Well done :D
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 23:27:19 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 23:31:30 by Trilkk Trilkk
Classy and pure deep techno.
Fine visuals don't hurt either.
rulez added on the 2015-08-01 23:43:24 by collateralburger collateralburger
It's great. So noby, when will we coop?
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:20:13 by visy visy
my favorite from the compo. so clean and polished in every possible way.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 07:53:37 by provod provod
I have but one comment, and that is that it's the Nth demo/intro lately to have pyramids with removed sections (showcasing the CSG so much without any obvious artistic purpose looks a bit cheap). Apart from that: Absolutely great.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 10:47:52 by Sesse Sesse
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 11:59:20 by bitl bitl
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 13:51:54 by rudi rudi
white screen with music on win10
but i liked it very much on the stream!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 15:59:22 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
oh i see, must be bc of my nvidia card
added on the 2015-08-02 15:59:51 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
good one!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 16:57:28 by shadez shadez
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 17:01:13 by yzi yzi
Yep. Next time a bit less bass maybe – quite an earbreaker with the party hall PA :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 17:03:56 by Marq Marq
Great underwater visuals.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 17:10:33 by Optimus Optimus
Marq: I make sounds for home listening, not party audio ;)

Indeed the shader minifier does some int-float conversion that nvidia doesn't accept, this only started happening at the very last minute, no time to fix. The bubbles/particles also don't work (i.e. look good at all) on nvidia for some god-only-knows reason. Then again it's quite bit of a hack in the first place... They are also pretty much the biggest reason for the somewhat poor performance, would be 2-3x faster without them, but also look proportionally worse.

Thanks for the comments, I'll try to cook up a final in the following week!
added on the 2015-08-02 17:16:39 by noby noby
Oooh soo wunderbar! Prettiest 4k this year!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 17:51:26 by Virgill Virgill
Prismbeings is my new favourite.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 18:05:40 by cce cce
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 19:00:10 by gyabo gyabo
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 22:09:17 by Manwe Manwe
Great attention to the details.
Love the white bubbles and space distortion on the bass.
And that lighting.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 22:11:54 by p01 p01
Great 4k, and big fat sound you got here!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 23:05:59 by Buckethead Buckethead
mega underwater world dance, cool!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 23:15:06 by VBI VBI
The sound design is unusual and reminds me qq by quite, the lighting and sync made it winner and showed that you can use simple objects and get good result, also it awesome to hear the bass in front of the big screen
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 23:34:57 by keen keen
It's a little on the long end, but kudos for a somewhat interesting new way to do raymarching :)
added on the 2015-08-02 23:50:48 by gloom gloom
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 00:03:53 by msqrt msqrt
I like the mood and the audio track much. The sounds are really nice if you listen it with home audio/head phones. It's also really good looking.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 00:19:34 by rimina rimina
amazing soundtrack, that dub feeling is just great, in the very topnotch of 4K soundtracks.

the visuals are nice too, and kudos for the onemanjob!, but I think i have become insensitive to raymarching.

the design/direction were very good.

overall a worthy winner, congratz.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 00:42:26 by wullon wullon
Not really a proper fix, but this seems to be enough to run it on NV:
Code: <Application Name="hydrokinetics.exe"> <StringReplacer Src="p(3,clamp(v-204,0,99))" Dst="p(3.0,clamp(v-204,0,99))"/> <StringReplacer Src="F(x,m,.06,80,2)" Dst="F(x,m,.06,80.,2.)"/> <StringReplacer Src="Z(f,w,.06,6,1)" Dst="Z(f,w,.06,6.,1.)"/> <StringReplacer Src="n(2)" Dst="n(2.)"/> <StringReplacer Src="p(3,.3*clamp(v-20,0,20))" Dst="p(3.,.3*clamp(v-20,0,20))"/> <StringReplacer Src="s(0)" Dst="s(0.0)"/> </Application>

rulez added on the 2015-08-03 05:06:12 by las las
Super! Good idea.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 10:40:10 by trefi trefi
Did you use an existing synth, made your own, or went byte/float beat ?
added on the 2015-08-03 11:46:14 by p01 p01
This is 4klang, there's still so much unrealized potential in it I don't feel there's much reason to ditch it yet! I'll probably put out the 4klang patch and xrns file later too.
added on the 2015-08-03 11:56:38 by noby noby
Really awesome dub out of 4klang noby. I would thumb this for the music alone but the visuals are pretty cool too. Time to dust off some basic channel and chain reaction records.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 15:27:03 by drift drift
Such a skillshot!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 15:58:28 by rp rp
Looks fine, but the music is what makes this. Excellent.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 16:03:43 by break break
Just like with Emix, you have done marvelous job with the music here.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 16:11:05 by DickThunder DickThunder
Very very stylish. And the soundtrack extremely rocks (dunno sounds like the ones from some very well known dub people)..
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 16:21:11 by mad mad
mad: indeed.

That was the starting point but I wanted to steer it to somewhere different. I originally had a completely different track, but that one went almost 100 bytes over right away without even any script/direction. I had to make a new one in one day. That was last week's sunday.
added on the 2015-08-03 16:36:02 by noby noby
Noby: maybe not the best idea to release the files and everything straight away. I think that would only result in direct copying and general lameness. But I'd like to see a video lesson about sound design in 4klang. You seem to be about the only one who can do it, all others just sound like the same old stereotypical 4klang. (*cough* also having heard the tune that was too big for this intro)
added on the 2015-08-03 18:19:28 by yzi yzi
Looks fantastic!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 19:13:06 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
When I heard this track on my headphones during the stream, my jaw dropped to the floor.

I would literally be buying this kind of stuff on vinyl about a decade ago, and would not have batted an eyelash had i heard this track in a djmix.

Awesome work, noby. I really want to see a making-of type thing. I actually thought that maybe it was a homemade own synth, because I had a feeling that it was way better than anything 4Klang can do - especially since the tracks in the compo with 4klang in them were of a samey type of sound (just saw yzi say "old stereotypical 4klang" ) .. sonically. ehh.

Anyway, then I watched the compostudio afterwards and found out that a bunch of coders are amazing at reacting to music or to the intro. "There was bass". "Unimpressive, seen these visuals before".. I dunno why but it felt like a joke was being played on the compostudio watchers.

It was the most gorgeous intro and the sound was just beyond. I would actually listen to the track again if you were to post it on Soundcloud. Great job noby!

(also really hurt my ego hearing that track after knowing what I've done with Komposter thus far :) )
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 19:24:05 by distance distance
I can understand the compostudio's sentiments. Because in the party hall all you could think of was "there is bass". Even so much so that the whole prod started to feel annoying. When I got back home I listened to it with good headphones and I was absolutely blown away.
added on the 2015-08-03 22:43:31 by yzi yzi
The track is quite basic, some might even say boring dub techno, but to hear that kind of stuff in a 4k, it's marvelous.
fixed youtube

distance: I'm very honored to hear that, loved your track as well! The track did sound pretty poopy in the areena indeed, I don't think the compostudio guys said really anything out of line in that regard. The problem wasn't really that there was too much bass, but that it reverberated like hell and muddled up everything.

The track itself is quite basic indeed also, but I didn't have time to experiment. The 3-minute max also kinda imposes annoying limitations, especially the pop-like structure kinda hinders this genre...
added on the 2015-08-04 00:06:30 by noby noby
In the pyramid scene, it looks like parts of the geometry are missing because of clipping. But the transformations between spheres and pyramids were my favourite effects in the 4k compo.

All in all, a technically excellent and most relaxing combination of music and graphical style!
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 00:15:08 by ltipl ltipl
Much better youtube now, in stereo ;P
It sound like a vinyl, crazy.
I thought I was watching a demo. While watching I kept thinking: This could have been done in 64k... came here to thumb it up, and saw: It's a 4k!
This is awesome!
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 09:18:23 by xTr1m xTr1m
Do I sense a nod to Porter Ricks - Biokinetics? Excellent dub techno and super nice looking intro.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 09:56:03 by low low
beautiful <3
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 11:33:56 by spiikki spiikki
kickass!.. love the music..
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 12:00:43 by rage rage
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 15:14:51 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
Truly beautiful in all respects.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 16:16:42 by Preacher Preacher
Felt a little like a darker PrismBreak going underwater, anyway, awesome stylish 4k
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 17:14:08 by Triace Triace
Excellent music and great looking visuals. Awesome!
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 17:26:42 by StingRay StingRay
Only thing i'm not sure is the shaky cam, too fast or too much shake for me, dunno, but everything else is great.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 19:40:28 by Serpent Serpent
Never seen or heard anything so coherent and amazing in a 4k. Really captures the underwater feeling!
rulez added on the 2015-08-05 14:47:38 by shaiggon shaiggon
Pretty and nice music. Needs moar sync though, the soundtrack begs for it :D
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 11:01:04 by hornet hornet
excellent music, quite interesting visuals. with a little bit more sync, it could be even more entertaining.
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 11:50:04 by a-move a-move
Great shaders, atmospheric music. My only criticism is that the "chipping" of the stones should have been mapped statically with the stones. Instead now they are sort of projected (so that they move as the camera moves) which spoils the effect.
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 12:04:29 by Navis Navis
i really dig the music. visuals fit the soundtrack very well.

also thanks for actually investing time creating good sounding custom 4klang instruments :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 12:52:33 by gopher gopher
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 13:54:46 by Frequent Frequent
Noby rather than just dump a 4klang patch file for people to recycle you should consider doing a blog or forum post with some kind of tutorial. At least explain some of the theory behind how you go about creating your patches. That way people can learn to create their own stuff that sounds good without simply copying. Problem already with 4klang is people using the same presets.
added on the 2015-08-06 14:01:18 by drift drift
The visuals are cool and stylish and all, but the music takes the cake here. Pleasantly surprised to hear such sounds coming out of the good ol' 4klang.
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 22:43:40 by Alpha C Alpha C
Looks super cool and great music!
rulez added on the 2015-08-07 14:55:16 by elend elend
nice music
rulez added on the 2015-08-08 17:57:50 by e64 e64
I got a white screen when I try to run this on my very old, Windows XP Pro SP3 box with its ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB of VRAM). It was OK from YouTube. I was expecting more.
added on the 2015-08-08 18:26:50 by AntDude AntDude
Bloody awesome! Excellent soundtrack, floating visuals, everything fits so well together.
rulez added on the 2015-08-09 18:41:19 by melw melw
rulez added on the 2015-08-09 23:08:24 by emha76 emha76
Love those floating visuals!
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 19:41:14 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Beautiful scenery and nice music. Also great camerawork.
rulez added on the 2015-08-11 19:58:17 by Blueberry Blueberry
Fresh and great.
rulez added on the 2015-08-14 17:28:53 by dex46... dex46...
Just brilliant, music and visuals were just spot on for me.
rulez added on the 2015-08-16 00:37:27 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Gotta admit that track is way above your usual 4k music.
The underwater ambiance is also quite convincing.
rulez added on the 2015-08-16 15:17:41 by Zavie Zavie
rulez added on the 2015-08-16 15:47:28 by aegis aegis
Pretty and quite moody visuals. Music is nice, but 4klang. Not that it's bad, but single synth taking whole 4k scene is not something I'm glad to see happening.
rulez added on the 2015-08-16 21:36:03 by KK KK
rulez added on the 2015-08-17 02:25:07 by kaoD kaoD
Super nice! I love it
rulez added on the 2015-08-17 05:26:33 by iq iq
Enjoyable graphics, awesome soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2015-08-17 14:45:33 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Graphics are really good, but the sound is awesome.
rulez added on the 2015-08-18 10:09:50 by chock chock
Great, love the music especially.
rulez added on the 2015-08-18 18:40:18 by stijn stijn
I'm totally blown away by this ... under water theme and effects, deep house (i'm a deep house dj myself and simply love this setup), all in 4K, and everything just fits together, could watch that in a loop over and over again ♥
rulezcdc added on the 2015-08-18 21:06:38 by HellMood HellMood
I'm still waiting for the final version, that will work on a nvidia card !!!
added on the 2015-08-18 23:25:57 by Rusakova Rusakova
HellMood: wow, thanks a lot for that :)

Rusakova: Apologies, I've been very busy lately, and most likely will be at least for another couple weeks. I probably don't have time to fix everything I want for a final version very soon, but I could at least try to get the properly compatible version out asap. Another problem with nvidia though is that the bubbles/particles don't work (for no obvious reason). I do have a hack for it developed with msqrt/peisik, but it's not quite as pretty and I'm not sure it'll fit into 4k (and I think it's a bit slower too)... but I'll try to do something about the situation in any case :)
added on the 2015-08-18 23:32:08 by noby noby
very nice aquatic dub track production, couldn't tell it fit in 4k. visuals also fitted nicely. clear thumb up.
rulez added on the 2015-08-20 17:27:25 by psenough psenough
took a while to remember but here is what this demo triggered in my head :

listening https://soundcloud.com/am-light/am-light-dust
while playing some under water RPG dungeon ;)
added on the 2015-08-20 22:11:25 by HellMood HellMood
rulez added on the 2015-08-21 22:35:30 by blackpawn blackpawn
rulez added on the 2015-08-24 00:12:48 by tonic tonic
So good. Most of the time direction is very much to my taste.
rulez added on the 2015-08-24 19:37:00 by l_n l_n
rulez added on the 2015-08-29 14:38:27 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2015-08-29 15:57:54 by kempy kempy
nice aqua demo
rulez added on the 2015-08-30 16:57:31 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
cool stuff
rulez added on the 2015-09-01 19:51:41 by toxie toxie
looks and sounds proper. nice ambience alltogether.
rulez added on the 2015-09-15 19:51:28 by teo teo
worthy winner! rocked at the stream.
very atmospheric underwater environment!
rulez added on the 2015-09-24 22:27:01 by sq sq
missing thumb, what sq said
rulez added on the 2015-09-24 22:36:36 by Fell Fell
NV fix? Still not working on 356.04 drivers.
added on the 2015-09-28 05:04:35 by ramon ramon
Zip updated to run on nvidia, also exe directly here: ftp://noby.untergrund.net/users/noby/hydrokinetics-nvidiafix.exe

Note that:
1. It's uncompressed, because I'm quite sure the fix would be over 4kb. Maybe not but I don't have the time to experiment further at the moment.
2. It has bugs, mainly the missing bubbles and thus looks at lot worse (but is faster). Probably not fixable, deal with it (buy AMD). I don't know how it looks at all, I just know it does (or should) run.
3. Further final might still come but don't count on it.

All in all not really worth watching on nvidia but hey, at least it works.
added on the 2015-09-30 18:25:36 by noby noby
technically complete.

take away the box..not that original..
added on the 2015-10-01 05:42:57 by 1in10 1in10
Nvidiafix works well. Beautiful composition and atmosphere. I love this grainy post. Sound is really pleasent too - you almost forget its 4k!
Reminds me that polishing is crucial.

PS I see columns are all equal height, but it fits better and at least no artifacts ;-)
rulez added on the 2015-10-14 23:21:56 by tomkh tomkh
Variable height columns and other details was something I wanted, but the performance was already too poor to add those :), and also in the end I wouldn't have had the space. But indeed my main goal was to avoid as much as possible all typical artifacts and annoyances present in small intros, in both the visuals and the audio, even at the expense of performance and small details. Glad you enjoyed it.
added on the 2015-10-15 00:54:37 by noby noby
The tune and its made with 4klang...
rulez added on the 2016-01-19 12:30:33 by leGend leGend
NV fix works but this demo is rapping my GTX660 to death! ~20fps!
added on the 2016-01-28 05:18:31 by ramon ramon
really nice 4k! loved the music and visuals. Really enjoyed the whole underwater vibe.
rulez added on the 2016-02-21 22:36:29 by sohx1 sohx1
rulez added on the 2016-03-19 19:18:44 by pandur pandur
This is cool!
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 09:44:25 by Soundy Soundy
Now on Shadertoy.
added on the 2016-04-23 14:45:55 by noby noby
Balls are touching!
rulez added on the 2016-05-01 15:02:26 by Tigrou Tigrou
rulez added on the 2016-05-11 12:33:00 by cxw cxw
could be 2 times longer.
rulez added on the 2016-07-17 19:00:57 by elfh elfh
What Alpha C said!
rulez added on the 2016-08-10 22:38:53 by mog mog
nvidiafix works indeed. visuals are a bit too raymarchy for my taste, but the music is just perfect.
rulez added on the 2016-11-15 23:03:15 by cupe cupe
Giddyup! and what cupe said ;-)
rulez added on the 2017-03-12 20:31:19 by RufUsul RufUsul
This is simply great...
rulez added on the 2017-05-03 02:44:58 by .. ..
rulez added on the 2017-05-13 10:01:07 by SiR SiR
holy FUCK... if i had a CDC left....
rulez added on the 2017-10-20 10:47:10 by nagz nagz
hell yeah
forgot this gem. love the music especially
rulez added on the 2018-09-14 23:31:33 by evilpaul evilpaul
Unconventional and somehow very fitting music (deep house, deep underwater... hmm). Visuals polished as usual, especially the camera work.
rulez added on the 2018-09-14 23:55:00 by moozooh moozooh
Beautiful both the visuals and the sound.
rulez added on the 2018-12-21 21:20:38 by Mystra Mystra
rhythm of water.

very conscious choice of (yagya-ish) music style.
rulez added on the 2019-02-06 12:07:03 by lesnik lesnik
Totally went under my radar back in 2015......Now years later listening to Demovibes 13 I had to find out what prod that awesome track came from. Ace stuff.....and all the things Distance said!
rulez added on the 2022-01-19 17:30:22 by tFt tFt

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