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Best effect ever made

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After the "Best demo/intro ever made", this is a sequel ! :)
the same think, but for effect :
well, what is the best effect ever made for you ?
added on the 2002-05-05 13:59:58 by Stv Stv
and give some shoots/links please ! :)
added on the 2002-05-05 14:02:36 by Stv Stv
dune's particles over haplo's picture in square/pulse, pattern 39,40,41.
and well maybe many other effects but mostly involving orange productions..
added on the 2002-05-05 14:23:20 by florent florent
something i really like is the voxel-twist effect seen in various demos (can't name any now, sorry :)
the spiked cylinder in gateways/trauma, the plasma in krestyron/crest&oxyron and the zooming in parts/oxyron, ofcourse there is lots of cool stuff...
added on the 2002-05-05 14:39:37 by lai lai
That wierd thing in 303. And those other wierd things in 303.
added on the 2002-05-05 14:47:50 by golrien golrien
those particle layers in 73ms are rather sweet
added on the 2002-05-05 14:58:04 by _-_-__ _-_-__
i dont think there is one that is THE best.
but there's so many i like. i enjoy the mirrors + particles in the end of hyperventilation, the weird plasma at the end of non stop ibizia experience, the wicked grid field thing in technology2, tunnel + vector stuff in the day the earth was bårn, realtime raytracing in various prods (i.e heaven7 & fresnel2), the effect shown on the screenshot (here on pouet) for return of the braineating metaballs. bla bla bla etc, etc.
added on the 2002-05-05 15:09:23 by skypher skypher
blending!!!
added on the 2002-05-05 16:13:53 by stil stil
tunnels!! and plasmas!! and particles and stuff!!
added on the 2002-05-05 16:48:40 by psenough psenough
2d-starfields... and scrollers of course.
added on the 2002-05-05 17:03:31 by tomaes tomaes
yeah, i saw a dot sphere morphing into a cube recently... that really made me go wild.
added on the 2002-05-05 17:32:36 by kb_ kb_
Not to give glory to my own crew, but the cognac glass in transgression 3 is really something...
added on the 2002-05-05 18:21:01 by dixan dixan
how u thing about this "solid light" effect in wonder/sunflower ?
added on the 2002-05-05 18:36:19 by Stv Stv
what u think... of corse
hummm.. i'm drunk ! :)
added on the 2002-05-05 18:36:54 by Stv Stv
jelly-vectors :)
added on the 2002-05-05 19:57:30 by barock barock
sine bobs

On CPC, Overflow's effects, each one beeing a onescreener, optimized and overscan and full of hard techniques reaching the limits of CPC! These are:
Backtro (Tunnel effects. It's amazing if you know the whole bunch of soft and hard techniques and inovations behind it,. well that's with other parts of overflow too :), Shadow of the Beast preview and perhaps something I forgot...
Even if I use to prefer more software fx from other demos, I think that these hardware ones are more impressive and fullscreen and complete...
Another effect that was so special and impressed me that time on CPC was A lesson of coding by Antoine
Ohh.. I also love the 3d lisseasouz as an effect (even if it's slow) part from Digital Orgasm by Prodatron/Symbiosis..
There may be more, I would like to mention, in demos like Face Hugger's ultimate megademo, Voyage93, Divine, Unique,. cause the CPC released mostly oneparts with 1 effect show, rather than trackmos,.. but I should stop here...
added on the 2002-05-05 20:24:20 by Optimonk Optimonk
I forgot to write about the fx. SOTB had a fullscreen overscan smooth parallax scroller. A lesson of coding had a software rotozoomer..

On C64, I was also impressed by Graham's effect, the best one beeing the smooth zoomer/distorter in Parts. I was wondering for a long time how has he done this so fast and great looking like a jelly, but ok I don't know that much the capabilities of C64..
I could mention more on C64 but I don't know where to start...
added on the 2002-05-05 20:28:18 by Optimonk Optimonk
The blurred rotozoomer of World of Commodore
added on the 2002-05-05 20:39:55 by Optimonk Optimonk
plasmas are always nice
fake translucent plasmas in Second Reality, plasma on a cube in the same..
Fractal Zoomer in Crystal Dreams 2
Rotating Bill Gates head in Verses (Haha!)
Giant 3d bee in Stars

It's a pitty I don't have time to add screenshots, it would be lovely to do that on this thread,. but nobody does it and I also don't have to much online time now... :(

added on the 2002-05-05 20:54:50 by Optimonk Optimonk
For me the best effect (not hard to code but looks very cool) is probably the radialblurred stream of cubes in the 3DMark2001 demo.
added on the 2002-05-05 21:45:42 by ravity ravity
i like pixels in all kind of colours, numbers and patterns.
added on the 2002-05-05 21:57:31 by robotriot robotriot
optimus: i feel like that was a bee (in stars I mean). very cool anyway :-)
added on the 2002-05-05 22:15:00 by dixan dixan
Argh, stupid me, ignore the post above and give me aspirin :D
added on the 2002-05-05 22:16:09 by dixan dixan

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