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Eternal Fortress by Peisik [web]
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screenshot added by cce on 2020-04-13 01:10:44
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release date : april 2020
release party : Revision 2020
compo : pc demo
ranked : 9th
  • rulez 24
  • is ok 1
  • sucks 0
popularity : 49%
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alltime top: #12505
added on the 2020-04-13 01:10:44 by cce cce

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beautiful
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 01:21:25 by Axel Axel
nice one
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 01:24:29 by p0ke p0ke
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rulez added on the 2020-04-13 01:32:17 by porocyon porocyon
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rulez added on the 2020-04-13 01:34:51 by Sir Sir
Nice relaxing sky city running on a NVIDIA GPU with ambient music
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 07:56:48 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
looked great
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 09:09:01 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
so smooth!!!
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 10:52:08 by alkama alkama
This was really good despite some really odd color choices
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 10:54:20 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Long focal length (or even isometric view) on colorful raymarched fractals looks amazing.
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 12:24:02 by faelnor faelnor
I really really liked this! big thumb
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 13:51:18 by henley henley
Great to see such fractals outside of 4k context. Very solid mood in this one. Got that "cathedral feeling" from some of the angles.
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 14:29:20 by rloaderro rloaderro
I did a writeup of the rendering tech in this demo. It's pretty messy but possibly helpful if you're working on similar problems.
added on the 2020-04-13 20:11:10 by cce cce
Great one, very great graphics
rulez added on the 2020-04-13 21:08:18 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Fitting music. Meditative.
rulez added on the 2020-04-14 09:50:43 by Wutz Wutz
My favourite prod from the whole party. It's just a plain old mandelbox ... but it's not just a plain old mandelbox. The ambience and feeling is really great, like being somewhere for the first time. It looks a bit like the Cologne Cathedral. Can you do a scroller and copper bars next? Maybe a torus and twister too.
rulez added on the 2020-04-14 22:04:52 by yzi yzi
Thanks for the kind words yzi.

The Strasbourg Cathderal made an impression on me and I wanted to convey some of that feeling in the facade shots in this demo. The obsession with details in Gothic architecture makes it an awesome sight since it has structure on vastly different scales. I recently read Camillo Sitte's City Planning According to Artistic Principles which allowed me to appreciate how well the view of the cathedral is managed. You first see the clock tower far away, but the full view is obscured until you finally arrive at an alley leading to the plaza. From that vantage point the facade of the Cathedral is essentially flat, so it looks more like an engraving than a church. It's beautiful. As you make your way closer, it strikes you that this building is absolutely massive and it's hard to even fathom its scale once you're standing right next to it.

The Mandelbox is a great candidate for bringing a similar structure to life, but it needs enough detail for the visual effect to appear. I tried to make the picture quality as smooth as possible so that high-frequency details can be appreciated.

Thanks to other commenters as well. Sometimes a demo writes itself but this wasn't one of those.
added on the 2020-04-15 01:59:57 by cce cce
Really nice visuals and audio.
rulez added on the 2020-04-17 20:33:05 by Frequent Frequent
Nice fractals, especially cool when it switches to "night". The soundtrack carries this, it's really really good! Overall a cool experience, maybe hard to fight against the general pc compo noise ;)
rulez added on the 2020-04-17 20:42:07 by HellMood HellMood
What yzi said.
rulez added on the 2020-04-19 00:16:32 by dojoe dojoe
absolutely gorgeous, wonderful slow shots that while very long, never outstay their welcome!
rulez added on the 2020-04-19 00:28:27 by ferris ferris
reading the writeup now (thanks for that!) and it really reminds me of makt. Very cool!
added on the 2020-04-19 00:29:43 by ferris ferris
Totally stunning one! Love the intense atmosphere! One of the best realtime Mandelbox visualizations. Thanks for the writeup. + Awesome soundscape!
rulez added on the 2020-04-19 21:15:08 by mad mad
I must say, I keep coming back and watching this - something's very magical and ominous about it and I absolutely love the tech behind it, it's well worth the effort for the final result imo and it's insanely stable and beautiful. I suspect many audience members saw this and thought "huh, another mandlebox, seen be4" but this is certainly much more than that, and I think it definitely should have placed higher.
added on the 2020-04-21 17:15:06 by ferris ferris
The tech is very nice, delighted to finally see fractals rendered in fidelity that does them justice in terms of detail and lack of aliasing; the colossal nature is further emphasized by the graceful and majestic camera direction set to the tune of the equally imposing and introspective sound

one of the more meaningful and personal demos in the compo, the kind that is determined to get trampled by the compo's latter entries

the content side is also still a bit thin due to deadline constraints, but then again this also leaves room for more exploration, especially when it comes to things like volumetric effects and extracting even further detail, as well as more comprehensive lighting altogether =)

fractals deserve more then low quality ray marching via a single shader pass
rulez added on the 2020-04-21 17:37:28 by noby noby
The soundtrack and the sense of scale is astonishing, although I admit was hoping for a second act that never came.
rulez added on the 2020-04-21 17:39:03 by Gargaj Gargaj
Love how architectural is looks!
rulez added on the 2020-04-21 18:14:50 by hfr hfr
The sense of scale and depth is really impressive, great work considering it's abstract :)
rulez added on the 2020-04-23 21:33:24 by r1g8 r1g8
very decent Mandelbox viewer :)
rulez added on the 2020-04-25 00:34:35 by Alpha C Alpha C

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