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Broken Mantra by Mr.doob [web]
screenshot added by mrdoob on 2016-02-21 23:20:20
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release date : february 2016
release party : TokyoDemoFest 2016
compo : combined demo
ranked : 5th
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popularity : 61%
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added on the 2016-02-21 23:20:20 by mrdoob mrdoob

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I like lines.
rulez added on the 2016-02-21 23:39:10 by mog mog
Can't run locally due to CORS, audio files can't be loaded. The screen is black too though, while giving pretty high CPU usage so there might be other issues too (no errors but some three.js warnings in the console). One problem with web prods seems to be that running them locally is often not trivial, and I'm not closing my browser session to restart it with a specific flag.
added on the 2016-02-21 23:55:21 by noby noby
@noby: What I do nowadays is quickly starting a web server in that folder location. A couple of options...

Code:php -S localhost:8000

Code:python -m SimpleHTTPServer # Python 2.x python -m http.server # Python 3.x
added on the 2016-02-22 00:05:54 by mrdoob mrdoob
Very cool. I also couldn't run it locally, but mrdoob was nice enough to have the link to the demo on his website on the github page.


Should that be added to this page as well?
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 00:13:30 by Arkholt Arkholt
Wow, now this is one camera completely uninterested in action :D Why do you keep shooting the most sparse bits of a scene? It's defeating the whole purpose of having written a cool effect if you don't show it - you're not Elude!
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 00:32:44 by Gargaj Gargaj
Holy smokes ... I love this massive cosmic cataclysm feel ... also, the Roly Porter-ish music is amazeballs
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 00:43:17 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
It's an interesting effect. I like that you allow people to use play/pause/time slider controls during playback - this should be gold standard!
Otherwise, it's a bit empty, I understand it supposed to be minimalistic or even artistic, but left me rather cold.
added on the 2016-02-22 00:50:34 by tomkh tomkh
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 00:51:48 by psenough psenough
mrdoob: Tried the python version, didn't help. But I mean, even measures like that are unreasonable I think. If it's a zip packet, I should be able to just start and run it. I wouldn't even mind otherwise but this seems to be such a common problem with JS demos. Either host it online, or actually make sure that it's desktop-compatible (my general grievance, not trying to bark at you).

Anyway, watched it through the online link, and v nice! Great track and a fitting foreboding atmo. Didn't believe I could still get so captivated by very minimalistic particle formations :). Lovely font also.
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 01:58:48 by noby noby
I like this. Love the music.
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 02:23:19 by drift drift
If it's a zip packet, I should be able to just start and run it.

I agree. But, sadly, the world is full of horrible people and they'll use that power for doing nasty things to noobs. Because of this, browsers vendors are forced to disallow a lot of things when loading a page locally.

Either host it online, or actually make sure that it's desktop-compatible (my general grievance, not trying to bark at you).

There is nothing we can do about it, unfortunately. The only solution I can think of would be to start packaging them with electron or something.
added on the 2016-02-22 03:35:34 by mrdoob mrdoob
Nice Effect :)
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 05:16:38 by sohx1 sohx1
nice one. i love the music!
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 05:53:28 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 06:24:17 by moqui moqui
Relaxed enough to sleep.
added on the 2016-02-22 07:11:03 by q^nonoil q^nonoil
@gargaj yeah... I did the cameras in a rush. I struggled with the visual story too. I may amend things, but first thing to fix would be the font 😝
added on the 2016-02-22 08:53:38 by mrdoob mrdoob
Nice :) Expected more, when the camera started moving towards the end. Looked like two planets with solar flares starting to rotate around each other ... suddenly, end :D
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 09:55:00 by HellMood HellMood
Nice angst demo, but a little slow on this machine.
added on the 2016-02-22 14:01:42 by rloaderro rloaderro
I like it.
art style.
nice effect and music.
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 14:16:42 by got got
mrdoob, if you'd like, I can host it for you on my server for free :)
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 14:30:48 by citrus citrus
this actually is very heftig as said before, but what i am wondering is - the use of (credited, though) third parties' already released audioworks is ok with the competition rules? that is very liberal. if lorn or ninja tune should decide to fiddle with the copyright settings, i guess it would be difficult to archive this prod in an accessible video format. - this is no criticism at all, i am just wondering why you were so relaxed on that decision. thumb for lorn alone, the visuals are pretty supportive to the tune :-)
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 16:13:08 by wertstahl wertstahl
artsy fartsy.
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 16:19:10 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Very nice
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 18:45:45 by Manwe Manwe
Cool demo and works fine in Firefox 45b6 :)
rulez added on the 2016-02-22 19:15:27 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
I'm usually bored with particles but this demo pulled some nice tricks.
rulez added on the 2016-02-23 05:15:49 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
@mrdoob: Would it be possible to use CreateJS to circumvent the issue with the resources being dynamically loaded from localhost? I'd say it worked for me in a videogame I'm coding.
rulez added on the 2016-02-23 08:43:31 by stage7 stage7
I couldn't see such bloom fx on party screen :(
rulez added on the 2016-02-23 09:31:23 by FMS_Cat FMS_Cat
now this is relly eally cool
rulez added on the 2016-02-23 18:24:48 by a-move a-move
@FMS_Cat: Yeah, for some reason the the projector displayed the demo VERY dark... 😞 Maybe the resolution was too big and the points were too small. It looked fine at the compo machine though!
added on the 2016-02-24 01:07:53 by mrdoob mrdoob
i liked the borrowed soundtrack, the direction was just right to keep the one effect interesting enough for the 2.5 minutes.
rulez added on the 2016-02-24 11:57:13 by post malone post malone
impressive work.
rulez added on the 2016-02-24 16:02:23 by iks iks
Enjoyed this a lot. Really creative method of rendering that somehow gives the feel of the objects' dimensions even though they're never directly there.
rulez added on the 2016-02-24 16:07:44 by Trilkk Trilkk
rulez added on the 2016-02-24 16:10:32 by gaspode gaspode
I'd also like to add that I like the idea of the playback bar whencefrom you can 'scrub' the demo forward and back. I usually have this as a debug mode feature for my own prods too, but leaving it on for the final is a nice touch.
added on the 2016-02-24 16:25:21 by Trilkk Trilkk
I love particles ♥
Needless to say I enjoyed this a lot.
rulez added on the 2016-02-25 20:46:06 by ROOT808 ROOT808
Nice. It ran under SeaMonkey v2.39 (using same Firefox v42's engine) on a very old, updated Windows XP Pro SP3 machine. :)
rulez added on the 2016-02-27 06:32:54 by AntDude AntDude
added on the 2016-03-05 17:56:06 by Frequent Frequent
Maybe spend your afternoon on walking and shit. Not making crap like this!
sucks added on the 2016-03-19 00:07:59 by rock rock
Does one thing and does it well. Neat mfx-y vibes too.
rulez added on the 2016-04-10 11:25:37 by tomaes tomaes
9mb of streaming music for less-than-1mb isn't a good way.
Anyway, it launches even on my Android phone and... it rocks, without extra words.
rulez added on the 2018-10-05 23:17:02 by 100bit 100bit

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