Singularity - the universe, part 1 by mfx [web]
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release date : november 2003
release party : Simulaatio2 2003
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 68
  • is ok 38
  • sucks 7
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.54
  • cdcs 3
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added on the 2003-11-09 11:57:28 by tomaes tomaes

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quite nice, makes you think, get it!
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 12:28:10 by iDon'tCare iDon'tCare
Yes tmb You hit the nail on the head, It really makes you think.
Beautiful code.
This would look awsum in full screen too.
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 13:57:17 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
it's nice. But not mfx's finest hour.
added on the 2003-11-09 14:21:21 by NoahR NoahR
sucks added on the 2003-11-09 14:36:51 by spengler spengler
ouch! i was doing the same the last week! THE SAME!
added on the 2003-11-09 14:38:03 by mrdoob mrdoob
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 14:40:36 by iDon'tCare iDon'tCare
mfx as always, good!
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 14:47:25 by ekoli ekoli
cool, but kinda short. i demand more :)
added on the 2003-11-09 15:10:28 by ryg ryg
It's really a bit short of content.
added on the 2003-11-09 15:18:54 by tomaes tomaes
kinda very very kewl.
mfx, inventing all the time new demostyles.
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 15:44:49 by florent florent
fucking ace!
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 18:26:06 by skypher skypher
I really enjoyed the one effect, or whatever you want to call it. Very attention grabbing, but it either wasn't enough variety for my tastes, or just too long for the limited visuals.
like this piece :)
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 19:08:20 by NuKem NuKem
good demo. it should be longer
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 19:22:02 by shadez shadez
mfx => best group ever!
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 19:23:39 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 19:43:43 by FooLman FooLman
Tad boring, but it looked nice on the screen. Reminded me of some BBC documentaries :)
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 19:57:10 by Reko Reko
Really good, can't wait for the next part.
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 20:27:40 by break break
boring at start but gets more interesting at the end. still it's too short.
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 20:48:11 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
the only nice demo at simulaatio's "euroopan paskin democompo", but probably could be more fine if there would have been more than one effect. Although don't know really because I have seen it on a big screen only and the projector wasnt' adjusted very well. In that particular showing it seemed to be very boring.
rulez added on the 2003-11-10 01:04:37 by Random- Random-
The music really hits my taste, kickass! For the visual side it's definitly not bad, but it lacks something.
added on the 2003-11-10 02:38:14 by Crest Crest
Nice idea, but having seen the same idea done in Relic by NVX, this looks rather bland.
added on the 2003-11-10 12:54:24 by Wade Wade
Kept me interested for the whole time.
rulez added on the 2003-11-10 13:02:59 by dairos dairos
simply beautiful
rulez added on the 2003-11-10 15:24:10 by q q
i <3 mfx
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 11:36:46 by teel teel
great stuff, worth a rulez for sure, but please give us more than 1 scene next time! I know it's part 1 only, but splitting a demo into 10 parts like that is only going to win you more prizes. Hmm....
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 15:19:46 by psonice psonice
astonishing, as always...
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 15:25:45 by alkama alkama
sucks added on the 2003-11-11 15:34:18 by termos termos
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 16:16:10 by svok svok
Well. I was hoping that it would've looked better on my monitor than it "looked" on the bigscreen. Unfortunately, it didn't.
If to do only one part, better make it look good. Music saves from "Gladiator-had-a-bad-day"-checkbox.
added on the 2003-11-12 11:10:47 by Visualice Visualice
rebooted my machine :(

win2k professional, ATI Fire 8800, p4 2ghz
added on the 2003-11-12 12:46:29 by violator violator
only one idea ?
added on the 2003-11-12 17:53:38 by sokoban sokoban
weeeell, since it says 'part 1', I guess the most interesting stuff is yet to come... so I'm gonna wait till I watch all the parts and see if it all makes sense. coz' right now it doesn't... 8]
added on the 2003-11-13 08:49:52 by bhead bhead
Great concept and a beautiful demo
rulez added on the 2003-11-13 14:56:36 by dEpressio dEpressio
The real one has a lot better definition, depth, framerate and colours. Sadly you can't see it anymore in our lighten up cities.
added on the 2003-11-13 15:25:18 by _-_-__ _-_-__
At the party I found it beautiful but boring. Now it seemed somewhat less boring. I like the way the music fits the visuals (but the bassdrum is too loud, though)
Pt1 is ok+, looking forward to see pt2..
added on the 2003-11-13 16:13:45 by cj7 cj7
look mummy, i've coded an over-exposure/glow effect, woohoo...
boring, the sound is dull trance crap and it's in no way entertaining
sucks added on the 2003-11-13 22:23:39 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
original and good idea, but it lacks some finnish and more parts
added on the 2003-11-13 22:29:19 by Duckers Duckers
I have to be fucked up... I was convinced this was the best mfx demo since a long while :)
Anyway, the good point is that we prefer to have a wide range of comments instead of a long boring pile of thumbs up and "kewl"...
added on the 2003-11-13 23:06:58 by dixan dixan
rulez added on the 2003-11-13 23:31:26 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
"it made me think"? what's with that? :) an okay demo, albeit a little empty. the music sounds like something jean michel jarre could do if he just picked up some heavier 909 bd's and "took a stroll on the wild side".
added on the 2003-11-13 23:56:04 by gloom gloom
"but it lacks some finnish"

try watching the new kooma demo for that.
added on the 2003-11-14 00:23:47 by sagacity sagacity
I think mfx should release demos less often to have more than ONE effect...
added on the 2003-11-14 07:56:20 by zoom zoom
I´m ok with ryg / fr. I demand more.
Interesting music in a incomplete universe :)
added on the 2003-11-14 09:32:59 by khrome khrome
I´m ok with ryg / fr. I demand more.
Interesting music in aN incomplete universe :)
added on the 2003-11-14 09:34:34 by khrome khrome
i don't really get this one. sure, it looks good and kinda has a good feeling to it. but where is the rest? sure, the title impies that there isn't really much content, but... i feel cheated or something! piggy!
added on the 2003-11-14 18:52:47 by kusma kusma
well, I like it :-)
rulez added on the 2003-11-14 20:51:47 by Jcl Jcl
a disappointment
added on the 2003-11-14 22:01:34 by asasel asasel
<insert huge amounts of scones here>
rulez added on the 2003-11-14 22:27:10 by psenough psenough
sagacity: nice one ;)
added on the 2003-11-15 16:21:10 by cj7 cj7
The effect inside singularity is ok, but a demo just to show this?. Heh
added on the 2003-11-15 17:01:53 by reality3D reality3D
added on the 2003-11-15 17:28:05 by fishbone fishbone
beautiful, but only single effect?
rulez added on the 2003-11-16 16:19:48 by drstranger drstranger
mfx rulez, although it's was a bit short :P
rulez added on the 2003-11-16 22:11:42 by shash shash
if only all coders spent this much time tune their effects to perfection. Best "space" atmosphere ever.. Great touch to distort stuff as you get closer to the singularity.. Seems to be reasonable that stuff fucks up a bit near such phenomenons. Whats to be the next part of the universe series then? How about some Gamma Ray bursts ? :)
rulez added on the 2003-11-30 14:55:53 by loaderror loaderror
Really good for one effect. I don't care if it was short because the music was fairly good. Excellent atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2003-12-10 23:09:10 by Patrick Groove Patrick Groove
nicely integrated piece, excellent music, more detail of the infall region and variation in the jets would please!
rulez added on the 2003-12-11 19:42:16 by Zzed Zzed
It not their finest hour. its ONE pretty effect with a shit tune (though as usual well produced).
added on the 2003-12-12 01:27:47 by NoahR NoahR
this is all you need
rulez added on the 2003-12-12 02:03:54 by lithis lithis
rulez added on the 2003-12-31 10:55:45 by Zafio Zafio
too singular
sucks added on the 2004-01-10 16:49:24 by js js
f you like the music of that one you'll like paul kalkbrenner - mono play.mp3 too ;)
added on the 2004-08-07 21:43:48 by mrdoob mrdoob
sucks added on the 2004-08-07 21:47:34 by tintoitaly tintoitaly
Decent, although I prefer part 2 =)
rulez added on the 2004-10-17 09:10:10 by Nezbie Nezbie
Part 2 is better, but this one is cool as well. It's amzing that even though this has only one scene, it makes you stick to the screen for minutes..
rulez added on the 2004-10-17 20:26:44 by Preacher Preacher
having one *great* scene is 1000 times better than having many average scenes.
rulez added on the 2004-10-17 20:47:03 by Bagpuss Bagpuss
Too slow for me, but it was nice when camera went in that thingy.
added on the 2004-10-19 22:57:37 by blueflame blueflame
scene + music design
rulez added on the 2004-11-20 23:36:06 by zomb zomb
Not mindblowing but ok.
added on the 2005-02-20 01:46:33 by beavis77 beavis77
music have potential, but only one camera move is too poor and becomes boring.
The first time I saw it I pressed escape after one minute or so, it was quite boring...

THEN I watched it again a few days ago and I actually found it excellent. Totally hypnotic, thanks to the music.
rulez added on the 2005-04-02 17:59:13 by keops keops
nice idea and nice to watch! didn't watch it as much as "part 2" though...
added on the 2005-05-11 23:49:35 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
That prods takes me back at the golden age of 90's italo-trance!
Also better than the preceding episode.
rulez added on the 2005-05-31 12:18:52 by bdk bdk
universe :)
rulez added on the 2005-05-31 12:42:46 by las las
i c - i saw - got bored - nothing breathtaking really - Thumbs up for the music tho
added on the 2005-08-14 09:09:39 by marxcel marxcel
broderick: "preceding"? "The Universe, part 0 - black screen"? :)
added on the 2005-11-19 18:15:06 by dixan dixan
rulezcdc added on the 2005-11-25 20:43:29 by doh doh
dixan: sure! :D

Now I can't remember if I just swapped the comments or what, since I watched the couple in thight sequence...
Hmm more probably I thought "the following episode".

Of course for that "part 0"... something like the big bang could be fine for it... :)
added on the 2005-11-25 21:15:49 by bdk bdk
Can't get this tune out of my head. Unique demo, unique style.
BB Image I hate MFX :( BB Image
added on the 2006-03-18 22:24:41 by keops keops
a little bit boring, but good music
added on the 2006-03-18 23:58:19 by RA RA
rulez added on the 2006-07-31 16:56:40 by p01 p01
good start.. but doesn't seem to go anywhere.
would have been good for a 4k.
added on the 2006-08-09 05:19:41 by BarZoule BarZoule
rulezcdc added on the 2006-12-29 17:31:44 by bzz bzz
kind of woefully boring... but for once, sneaks away a thumb with it's eternal space theme (read: i think it works)
rulez added on the 2007-02-04 13:00:24 by Gaia Gaia
rulez added on the 2007-04-28 09:17:35 by puNky puNky
rulez added on the 2007-09-26 13:25:07 by texel texel
pitty that i didnt voted yet! rulez!
rulez added on the 2007-09-26 14:05:22 by zeebr zeebr
I like it :)
rulez added on the 2007-09-26 14:11:33 by xernobyl xernobyl
Still like it even if not as good as part2,3.
rulez added on the 2007-10-04 00:06:48 by Optimus Optimus
Nice visuals and music but too boring for me.
added on the 2007-10-22 10:39:02 by StingRay StingRay
added on the 2007-11-06 23:51:18 by Joghurt Joghurt
like many mfx prods, this is another demo by them for "adults". a sophisticated demo with subtle but precise timing and a beautiful atmosphere. you guys are great <3
rulez added on the 2007-11-07 00:11:03 by button button
rulez added on the 2007-11-07 00:58:11 by XT95 XT95
rulez added on the 2007-11-07 02:14:15 by Buckethead Buckethead
hmmm, pretty boring, just one scene. some nice effects and the soundtrack ist quite nice, but it's still a piggy.
Trippy and fascinating. Beautiful music too.
rulez added on the 2008-04-26 14:10:42 by untel untel
Quite boring, the soundtrack also felt a bit out of place. Something more ambient would've fitted better.
added on the 2008-07-08 00:38:45 by Alpha C Alpha C
Wish there was a little more action, but I liked the part where we were drawn into the singularity. Very cool.
rulez added on the 2008-09-18 20:47:26 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
rulez added on the 2008-10-18 19:01:01 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
rulez added on the 2009-03-07 16:31:31 by T$ T$
This demo is just stunning in so many ways. At its core it's an oldschool one effect intro - and that one effect is just a 3D object in the middle of the screen with a camera rotating around it. How the hell MFX manage to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up with such a simple concept is beyond me. The music is simply great too and syncs perfectly with the visuals.

Then on top of all that they called in "Part 1", making it obvious that this was just the start of something big - the awesome universe serise
rulezcdc added on the 2009-03-10 13:36:44 by evilpaul evilpaul
rulez added on the 2009-03-12 01:51:35 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
I like it, not only for the astronomical theme, but music, visuals... but no variation tho. :/
added on the 2009-04-19 16:25:29 by neglesaks neglesaks
ok I was waiting to go on a wormhole trip :-(.
added on the 2009-04-19 16:32:51 by auld auld
rulez added on the 2009-04-29 17:26:55 by unc unc
mood vote.
rulez added on the 2009-06-11 07:53:01 by Zweckform Zweckform
very nice music
rulez added on the 2009-06-15 17:36:35 by subScriber subScriber
as subScriber.
rulez added on the 2010-01-16 16:42:07 by Scooter Scooter
It works.
rulez added on the 2010-03-15 20:53:50 by Sir Sir
Breathtaking #1.
rulez added on the 2010-04-14 22:21:35 by phobium phobium
space demos.. Always a win :)
rulez added on the 2010-04-16 23:09:54 by SaphirJD SaphirJD

  • Noone has ever managed to make a decent space-themed demo.
  • Music is a huge NO.
sucks added on the 2010-04-21 11:15:38 by provod provod
music is a huge YES :)
rulez added on the 2010-04-21 12:51:07 by substrate substrate
Excellent !
rulez added on the 2010-07-25 22:13:56 by Eldrik Eldrik
How the hell MFX manage to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up with such a simple concept

...the Earth and every living thing are made of star stuff
</carl sagan>

rulez added on the 2010-10-28 16:26:09 by d0DgE d0DgE
stompy untz track \o/

Here's a Youtube(HD)
rulez added on the 2011-10-05 11:48:41 by anni anni
I think we ran this one almost ten times at Nerves place during a Eph Christmas meeting....
rulez added on the 2011-12-21 20:54:19 by Frequent Frequent
nice music and concept.
rulez added on the 2012-06-14 01:55:10 by rez rez
sort of pretty but boring
sucks added on the 2012-07-03 08:35:02 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha

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