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Nordic Cathedral by Alcatraz [web] & LJ
screenshot added by mog on 2016-07-03 10:09:26
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release date : july 2016
release party : Nordlicht 2016
compo : combined demo/intro
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 44
  • is ok 11
  • sucks 0
popularity : 60%
  • rulez 0.80
alltime top: #3116
added on the 2016-07-02 23:58:14 by xTr1m xTr1m

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Alter wie geil! The cathedral part is too long, but stunning! Good work guys! <3
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 10:10:30 by mog mog
Geile Kathedrale
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 11:36:46 by halcy halcy
Alter, krass! Nice, shiny geometries, sweet tune =)
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 13:16:54 by HellMood HellMood
White flashing won't hide the fact that 1. it's generic as hell and 2. you ran out of ideas halfway. It just makes it more irritating to watch.
added on the 2016-07-03 14:42:13 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 15:05:28 by Mystra Mystra
I can forgive the teal & orange colorscheme here because it fits the scene so well but the flashing is just annoying. Good work on the geometry though, it's really interesting.
added on the 2016-07-03 15:20:59 by cce cce
Precisely what cce said, and also gargaj. Also the discontinuity artifacts bothered me espec. as I didn't see anything that should've broken the distance bound.
added on the 2016-07-03 15:26:43 by noby noby
What mog said ;)

rulez added on the 2016-07-03 15:29:37 by anni anni
Disclaimer: I'm just back from the party and only managed to get 2 hours of sleep over the whole party period, so... maybe I'm a little bit sensitive right now :)

Guess I need to update the nfo file...
Just to give you some context:

This is a party prod that I did while pulling an all-nighter, the sync and scene setup was done right before the deadline over the course of a mere 47 minutes(without beeing able to hear the music using only timecodes) in front of the toilet rooms without a table, as it seems to be the only place where people stfu and I was able concentrate after beeing awake for 36 hours with quite some boozing in the middle of it.
The white flashing was for debug purposes(remember I couldnt hear the music while syncing) and during the last few minutes before the deadline(the real deadline, not the scheduled one) I forgot about removing it in favor of getting this thing to be below 4k.

During the same time period I worked on the 8k party prod with xTr1m and live coded a pretty kick ass music viz shader during dojos 2-3 hours set, so give me a break alright?

I wish I had had the time to do some proper syncing and scenes, but this is how it went.

@anni: Thanks for providing a youtube capture :)
added on the 2016-07-03 16:37:00 by LJ LJ
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 16:44:51 by mad mad
great shader, great music, thank you :)
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 17:36:26 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
LJ there is NOTHING to justify yourself for.. I truely loved that production and the entire audience obviously did so aswell!! Kudos to Virgill for kick-ass "on the fly" music aswell..

Keep your stuff coming!
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 18:03:14 by Dascon Dascon
Very nice visuals, might wanna flash less tho :)
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 18:09:22 by leGend leGend
i like.
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 19:19:31 by mueslee mueslee
This is LJ's first release at a party. And it won. And the visuals are gorgeous! Well deserved 1st place and keep up the good work!
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 21:04:37 by xTr1m xTr1m
very nice
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 23:27:39 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
rulez added on the 2016-07-03 23:55:04 by BiTL BiTL
Ignoring the massive flash, this is pretty nice.
rulez added on the 2016-07-04 00:15:31 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
What gargaj said, plus a thumb for the music which was pretty nice.

And I definitely understand the frustration with working very hard for the entire party to finish something only to have it bashed around a bit on pouet; this is something I've done countless times before, and I've also been sensitive about it and it doesn't feel great. But I think you'll find that the prods that last and that people love are the ones where the authors put in the proper hours _before the party even began_, and you have to remember on pouet that's what you're being judged against. You can't really expect people to be a bit easier on the prod just because it was a partyprod (even though it's very easy to be hopeful that people will be :) ).

That said, looks like this was your first party release, and it won! Congrats, that's fucking awesome! Now all you have to do is harness the criticism as energy to put into your future productions. This is very promising, and it looks like you have a very helpful team of talented people around you to get you there. Looking forward to your stuff in the future :)
rulez added on the 2016-07-04 03:06:37 by ferris ferris
good one, now I'm flashed :)
rulez added on the 2016-07-04 07:28:44 by seppjo seppjo
looks nice... but alot of scenes are shown too long...yes i know 4kb or maybe run out of memory or ideas...

>but the permanent flashing is really annoying<
rulez added on the 2016-07-04 11:55:14 by ultra ultra
really nice party prod boys!

minus the VERY annoying white flash :D
rulez added on the 2016-07-04 12:06:33 by rez rez
you're right and the criticism is right too(assuming that "generic as hell" was meant in regards to the flash effect, not the demo itself). I slightly regret my "post party I still haven't slept" post by now, I guess what I actually wanted to say is that time was the most limiting factor here.

Also huge thanks out to xTr1m and Skomp who helped me out on the C++ side of things.
added on the 2016-07-04 12:35:15 by LJ LJ
what mog said
rulez added on the 2016-07-04 15:41:20 by CONS CONS
This is nice, but I dont the same wow factor I got some years ago when ray marching was something new.
added on the 2016-07-04 15:47:39 by Tigrou Tigrou
as a screenshot it looks epic, in motion not so :)
added on the 2016-07-04 15:56:59 by havamal havamal
I like the modeling, sold by the lighting / coloring stylization :) I don't like cameras just stopping halfway through, but looking all the party-prodding madness I guess that's more than excused... Please do a final though!
rulez added on the 2016-07-04 15:58:03 by TropicalTrevor TropicalTrevor
shiny 4k thumbs
rulez added on the 2016-07-05 16:14:40 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
how about a final without flashing?
added on the 2016-07-06 14:06:52 by Frequent Frequent
other than the flashing. this looks very nice. yeah do a final please
rulez added on the 2016-07-06 14:33:53 by branch branch
What branch & ferris said
rulez added on the 2016-07-06 17:04:13 by p01 p01
final is in the works, probably this weekend.
added on the 2016-07-06 17:33:05 by LJ LJ
Crystalic look makes a refreshing difference for me. Progress is nice, just the end part felt like too much of the same for too long time. Really liked the "percussion" in the music.
rulez added on the 2016-07-06 22:28:04 by fiveofive fiveofive
Again, watching the same ray-marching artifacts over and over again is no fun. Otherwise, I thumb up, because of the interesting crystal-look concept and motivational thumb for the final !
rulez added on the 2016-07-06 23:11:41 by tomkh tomkh
rulez added on the 2016-07-07 17:04:33 by fyrex fyrex
Nice music und cool effects. Keep on your good work.
rulez added on the 2016-07-07 17:44:22 by dissident dissident
fully vert! good tune and loved the tiny reflections in the endpart
rulez added on the 2016-07-08 19:19:14 by gentleman gentleman
Decent. :)
added on the 2016-07-09 19:56:27 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2016-07-10 00:11:36 by demoscene demoscene
Not much to say that hasn't already been said: 1) flashing on every beat = ouch, and 2) the second half of the intro is just.. nothing really.

Some constructive criticism though: there are two places where the camera moves at a path and then it just randomly stops before you cut to another scene, which I think you should try to avoid in the future as it breaks the flow. But, partyprod, I can relate. :)
added on the 2016-07-10 00:16:54 by gloom gloom
Could have been better but the result is good enough for a thump up.
rulez added on the 2016-07-10 00:33:58 by ham ham
Wollen wir mal die Kirche im Dorf lassen, but: damn, that was awesome considering it was a) partymade and b) a firstie. I saw it develop since Friday evening and man, you have serious skills (and I'm not referring to the obviously cool music this time ;) )
rulez added on the 2016-07-10 20:39:45 by Triace Triace
The white flash is super-annoying
Had some great potential... but.. what everyone else said - the good and the bad

It's hard to get a good perspective on things when you're working on something and you've not slept and the deadline is looming. It's even harder to say "this is great but it isn't ready yet, it deserves more work" but I think that should have been the case here
added on the 2016-07-13 19:10:41 by evilpaul evilpaul
partycode, music, firstie. no reason not to thumb. the genericness (genericity?) hurts a bit - but seriously, getting that kind of feedback on a firstie just means you're already there.
rulez added on the 2016-07-14 23:50:57 by cupe cupe
What --- magnificent partycoded 4k firstie, #hatersgonnahate. Just add a small dose of Mercury EST.
rulez added on the 2016-07-20 19:25:01 by Fell Fell
Virg <3
rulez added on the 2016-07-27 02:31:15 by xrs xrs
a bit short but looks good ;)
rulez added on the 2016-07-31 09:28:23 by ntsc_ ntsc_
Nice on.
rulez added on the 2016-08-06 08:55:47 by Lovely Hanibal Lovely Hanibal
rulez added on the 2016-08-06 18:21:23 by cxw cxw
rulez added on the 2016-08-17 01:34:10 by psenough psenough
Good one. A bit too long though for the content. It just loops at the end...
rulez added on the 2016-09-01 21:53:47 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2016-11-05 17:23:09 by imerso imerso
this cathedral makes me pray for more!
rulez added on the 2017-05-04 02:51:03 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2020-12-19 01:55:50 by cslag cslag
Oh, never thumbed this up? Here you go.
rulez added on the 2020-12-19 03:30:48 by gaspode gaspode
Love the colors!
rulez added on the 2020-12-19 09:22:38 by neoman neoman

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