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release date : august 2000
release party : Assembly 2000
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 100
  • is ok 21
  • sucks 3
popularity : 2%
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what a nice desktop 8)
added on the 2000-08-06 11:22:36 by analogue analogue
Good code,great physics and good modelling, but the demo its a bit boring.
added on the 2000-09-04 03:20:36 by bp bp
Im 3dgfx. The demo is maybe boring, but is great realized
added on the 2000-09-04 19:06:40 by reality3D reality3D
The music is very good, the code too, but sh's a little boring. Perhaps more effect will be best.
added on the 2000-09-07 12:36:40 by jb jb
great demo
original ideas & effects, fine gfx, *amazing* orchestral music
the main part is tad boring :(
added on the 2000-09-27 21:28:10 by Ger Ger
Perfect (for software) looking demo which really impressed me a lot! Run it in a window and resize it to your desktop size if it's higher than 800x600 looks squared but rocks! Nice one!
well known effects used for different purposes. a huge bunch of work with a stunning result, though nothing really new is shown i like it very much.
added on the 2000-11-20 03:45:21 by PigPen PigPen
Bravo ! It's wonderful !
Perhaps animations are not really thought, but great great music and good design !
added on the 2001-02-11 06:18:46 by Liszt Liszt
well done !!!
a pixar style demo.
the first time i watch it, it's on a big screen and i thinked it's a imagina video in mpg, but it's Real Time ! too cool !-)
Argh, damned, the demo could have been SO cool...

If it weren't so fucking SLOW. No, i don't speak of the engine, it's fast enough for what it does, but the storyline/camera/music lets you fall asleep after just about two minutes or so. Don't demo makers ever watch movies? I mean, this could be compared to a scene where the mainn actor, let's say a secret agent, smokes a cigarette between two of his missions... and does nothing else. Ok, the cigarettes in this demo are quite short, but as long as you don't speed up the whole thing to about 2x speed or something, i'll give it the "another boring 3d demo, yet a technically impressive one" predicate.
added on the 2001-03-06 20:26:55 by kb_ kb_
After I had met the group Exceed from Heaven7 I downloaded this demo too.
And Exceed sattisfied me for the second time again! I beleive in Exceed very much!

I liked the first part very much! Fadezoom from pic to pic and then a beautifull looking Atlantis effect (As I use to call this effect from the game that first had used this logic..)

Second part has good speed if you have a Pentium2, but it's very good for what it does. (If it only supported also 320*200 it would be faster...)

I could say much more here,.. but I have to stop right now..
added on the 2001-03-08 15:02:08 by Optimus Optimus
well done but the music doesn't fit the pictures
added on the 2001-03-14 12:22:48 by neurox neurox
cool to impress friends, or kids, but it gets kinda boring ... i preferred heaven7 a lot ...
added on the 2001-03-19 19:44:39 by flure flure
after "heaven seven" exceed proofed to be the hottest demogroup at the time.
(it was worth the 1st place)
added on the 2001-04-04 03:15:41 by crs crs
just voting for one of my favourite demo ever :)
rulezadded on the 2001-06-08 12:45:24 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
Spot proves that good code, good graphics and good music don't always make a good demo.

It's just too darn long, not to mention that it's about as much fun as watching some 5-year-olds playing guage.
added on the 2001-07-18 11:51:21 by noid noid
really nice demo from exceed, great software 3d engine, the first part rulez, the second part could be a bit more fast paced, or a little shorter, as it is it is a bit boring, my little brother loved it though :)
the music is also very good, I can't wait to see the next exceed prod
rulezadded on the 2001-08-14 21:35:11 by Nuclear Nuclear
the intro of the demo is really nice, good graphics and all. but the story itself is extremly boring, and i hate that music.
sucksadded on the 2001-08-14 22:50:11 by robotriot robotriot
Nice demo, from a great group. The software engine is really good, and the idea with the spotlight's from pixar's film is really clever.
rulezadded on the 2001-09-05 11:22:12 by zafos zafos
The intro is the singlemost amazing party of any demo I've seen up to date. It puts the TBL and 3Dmark 2001 zoomer to shame on all counts.

Te rest is boring, and has visible limitations: some textures are plain ugly, some objects seem to be restrained to about 12 polys. Shame. The engine is impressive, and is being stretched to previously impossible rates.

Reccomended download, but don't come crying if you get bored the second time =)
rulezadded on the 2001-09-18 02:58:03 by Shifter Shifter
This is really amazing demo when wathced first time, but on second time and after that it gets boring.
added on the 2001-10-02 11:27:02 by teel teel
I like that demo, the same I liked toys some time ago, but the second time u see it starts getting boring.
PPL talking about effects... where are they ?? A skydome, fake shadows and (maybe) metaballs are called effects ?
Nice ideas and implementation, but I call this a scene player, anyway a good work.
added on the 2001-10-02 11:48:52 by rIO rIO
The start of this demo is very nice. Love that logo.

And nice things going on in that house :)

Ofcourse this demo gets boring after seeing it many times, but what a fuckin great first impression.

Now I want to see Exceed getting into hardware mode :)
rulezadded on the 2001-10-06 17:42:57 by Wain Wain
The demo was awesome at the partyplace, and it's still a nice scene player (the best after Fulcrum, imho). I hope Exceed get better after the jump from the balcony!
rulezadded on the 2001-10-06 19:08:15 by dixan dixan
Didn't I voted dat? Man,. I am crazy!
rulezadded on the 2001-10-24 14:49:26 by Optimus Optimus
Woah! Like it, but it IS quite boring after a while... Still really good.
rulezadded on the 2001-11-08 23:49:03 by Nezbie Nezbie
Somehow a rather typical 3d-show but I somehow ended up liking it. It even runs "decently" on my lame-ass excuse of a computer...
rulezadded on the 2001-11-09 00:09:01 by uncle-x uncle-x
The paragon of all 3d demos. Everything is flawlessly executed.

It's as close to perfection as I have seen in a PC demo so far; from a technical and visual standpoint at least.

However, it loses its magic second time round; grows boring third time round; and by the fourth run, I didn't wait for it to finish.
rulezadded on the 2001-11-27 21:57:21 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
The beginning is really great, but everything else is a bit, well, long-winded and lackluster. Animation of objects and stuff is really wonderful, as is the software-rendering. What I found odd was the telling an almost non-existant story.
there was a story? hmm ok...
nice though
added on the 2001-12-25 23:31:05 by hempest hempest
Kewl, although an accelerated option would have been nice for those who have an old computer
rulezadded on the 2002-01-19 04:31:18 by shash shash
yonki: old computers don't have hardware acceleration anyway, so it would be silly
rulezadded on the 2002-01-24 22:07:37 by lai lai
is well made with good colors, i was gobsmacked when i saw it first time but i dont like the music and the story is simply not very interresting (actually far from) this got played 2 times on my rig, and then left the HD. But its still getting a thumbs up, because it really is worth a sight, and well....if you think of it as no wotry line, and just a demo that shift between parts on a desktop instead of various 2d/3d background...well then its pretty cool...good work people
rulezadded on the 2002-01-24 22:14:19 by eebliss eebliss
This is one of my favourites. the music is awesome. good work guys!
added on the 2002-01-28 09:31:35 by mempheria mempheria
this is fun - disney couldn't have done much better not so long ago - yes fond memories of Spot (1) the original - nicely encapsulated in this clever update.
rulezadded on the 2002-02-13 17:15:16 by Zzed Zzed
nice 8)
added on the 2002-02-18 04:14:20 by Zafio Zafio
Can't stop watching it!!!
added on the 2002-06-06 05:24:21 by zafos zafos
Very nice code & graphics. I love the snoring objects at the beginning, but nearly fell asleep later in the demo due to its duration, but i enjoyed the neat 3D modeling/rendering. Music wasn't that brilliant, but was fitting the style.

A code-gem anyway. Congrats Exceed !
rulezadded on the 2002-06-06 12:02:33 by willbe willbe
Lovely - awesome music- nice visuals -brilliant
rulezadded on the 2002-06-24 13:52:39 by gekko gekko
Yay, this shit proved that splitting accel and nonaccell demos in compos is not a must for true demopartys either:)
rulezadded on the 2002-06-24 14:47:24 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Quite an original production, very well done.
I don't find it boring, I enjoy the quality of the modeling, animation and code in the slow parts :)
rulezadded on the 2002-06-28 10:41:06 by Scali Scali
long and boring. sucks.
sucksadded on the 2002-07-20 15:06:45 by cyraxx cyraxx
rulezadded on the 2002-08-08 19:31:55 by cats cats
this is nice
rulezadded on the 2002-08-21 10:32:33 by nytrik nytrik
party: Assembly
ranked: 1st
added on the 2002-09-19 01:48:47 by d-lee d-lee
Hmmm haven't commented this one?

Let's see: Prolly the sleepiest demo ever.
BUT
Kickass code, gfx and msx.

Watch it once.
rulezadded on the 2002-09-19 01:57:57 by Gargaj Gargaj
I like my desktop when nothing matters on it, but this demo roxx! :)
rulezadded on the 2002-09-19 14:31:20 by inno_inq inno_inq
Love this demo
rulezadded on the 2002-10-29 20:08:46 by Kami68k Kami68k
impressive
rulezadded on the 2002-10-30 20:14:42 by ninjaflood ninjaflood
Why on earth havnt i commented this before? one of my favorite demos damnit. BB ImageBB ImageBB Image
rulezadded on the 2002-12-21 12:54:32 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
rulezadded on the 2002-12-26 13:48:40 by blz blz
I really dig that zoomer...
rulezadded on the 2003-01-14 14:03:31 by daison daison
a bit boring, but still very good :)
rulezadded on the 2003-03-07 17:10:15 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
super great
rulezadded on the 2003-03-07 18:28:06 by shadez shadez
Despite some minor flaws, classic.
rulezadded on the 2003-08-09 12:01:35 by tomaes tomaes
lost for words..
rulezadded on the 2003-11-10 01:00:49 by darkus darkus
Kinda Tim Burton atmosphere, notably at the beginning. Too bad the objects awakening is actually not vigorous enough, and thus disappointing. Great code (software rendering!!) and very nice modeling, anyway.
rulezadded on the 2004-01-12 22:32:39 by knox knox
great demo, although i have to agree with some of kb's points up there.
rulezadded on the 2004-01-12 23:18:21 by gloom gloom
Haven't voted for this yet? Shame!

It is indeed slow, but this slow pace combined with the sweet colors and dreamy music make this demo a unique experience, magical like a nicely told fairytale.
rulezadded on the 2004-01-14 10:01:19 by moT moT
cute :)
rulezadded on the 2004-03-15 17:25:43 by psenough psenough
maybe a bit slow scenes but otherwise a very good demo
rulezadded on the 2004-04-30 11:46:53 by RandomGr RandomGr
It's not as boring as 3d-only demos tend to be, and the modelling + music are really great, so thumbs up. Really love the codework as well.
rulezadded on the 2004-04-30 12:25:01 by Preacher Preacher
Very stylish and greatly put up demo. Earns its' Spot in my collection :P
rulezadded on the 2004-05-27 07:50:03 by Vulture Vulture
The kind of demo that could get your grandma hooked on the scene - in a good way.
rulezadded on the 2004-07-09 23:27:00 by grip grip
Really great. A little toystory reminiscense... But great in it's own way, and software rendered of course!
rulezadded on the 2004-09-02 10:18:20 by d3pth d3pth
JAJJ PACA ! :)
rulezadded on the 2004-09-10 11:29:37 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Worthy of a thumb for quality, but the direction was lacking, and a bit more plot + pace could have made it really great.
rulezadded on the 2004-09-10 11:44:31 by psonice psonice
=)
rulezadded on the 2004-11-13 20:04:46 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Cute but too long and becomes quickly boring.
rulezadded on the 2004-11-13 20:19:13 by keops keops
inspite of shitload of articles telling this demo is full of raytracing i personally cant see a byte of raytracer code here :D
nevertheless this one is VERY GOOD
rulezadded on the 2004-11-13 20:40:57 by apricot apricot
very nice
rulezadded on the 2004-11-17 22:48:21 by las las
My vote
rulezadded on the 2004-12-04 08:51:07 by analogue analogue
I really really liked this at asm01. And it's still good :)
rulezadded on the 2004-12-04 09:01:44 by teel teel
A bit too long, but always good.
rulezadded on the 2005-01-02 14:08:36 by checkoff checkoff
Unforgettable experience, unforgettable story, reminds me advanced version of Luxo Jr. from Pixar Studios
rulezadded on the 2005-01-02 15:19:57 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
realtime luxor in software.. good it is
rulezadded on the 2005-02-03 13:10:17 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
so cute and refreshing, i really love the brass brand part and its synchro
rulezadded on the 2005-02-17 11:43:27 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
Absolutely Dazzling and So refreshing for 5 year old release Still looking Great on todays systems.
rulezadded on the 2005-02-18 12:33:36 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Great engine and modelling, cool end titles. But sound effects missed in soundtrack! Just music, like radio playing.
added on the 2005-03-13 17:00:27 by Manwe Manwe
A sort of realtime pixar-short... great sw rendering.
rulezadded on the 2005-05-31 12:39:17 by bdk bdk
a true classic
rulezadded on the 2005-05-31 12:42:04 by v3nom v3nom
ok, now this is my fav demo.
rulezadded on the 2005-08-17 17:30:52 by rmeht rmeht
rulezadded on the 2005-08-17 19:29:15 by Maali Maali
I like it!
rulezadded on the 2005-08-20 12:42:08 by chock chock
first zoom is great. the rest... watching something sleeping is not that exciting.

anyway, superb code.
rulezadded on the 2005-09-25 22:05:12 by junjanes junjanes
software rendering rocks!!!
rulezadded on the 2005-10-10 09:22:17 by Skate Skate
rulezadded on the 2005-10-16 21:50:21 by Quarryman Quarryman
yeah! cool
rulezadded on the 2005-10-17 11:31:34 by zeebr zeebr
Rocks.
rulezadded on the 2005-10-20 22:50:07 by remageFrs remageFrs
aaaaah... software rendering...
rulezadded on the 2005-11-28 11:31:07 by zomb zomb
wow soundtrack:

great and about time to see someone use a (good sounding) orchestral palette. End result is an intruiging, colourful soundtrack with some wonderful tambres.

However I must agree with what some people have said: sometimes it feels the music simply isn't apt to the visual. Why? Two reasons. Fristly, well there simply is a lot of music. Be careful not to over-write and hence dampen the impact. Think final scene of "the godfather"; transendal scene highlighted by but 'toy piano music'. could have easily been lush orchestras. but sometimes the best fitting music is what works against onscreen...

A demo that does this well is here

And secondly - just watch your "dead hits" (exact points of music/visual sync). There were a lot of them in here, and admittedly a few at the start were just that little bit too early. Remember - a second later, is always better.

Still - again great use of tambre (espec. voice), and some good texture changes make very interesting and good sounding sountrack. (ie. result of hard work). Valiant. well done.

Rest of demo is awesome: great to see SW rendering (awesome code) and nicely designed models. Very memorable product and certainly a keeper - thankyou!
rulezadded on the 2005-12-03 03:17:33 by Gaia Gaia
Software rendering + amazing music.
rulezadded on the 2006-02-05 22:23:53 by _^^o _^^o
Neat demo! Super cute! :)
I only wish it came in higher resolution.
rulezadded on the 2006-07-25 23:34:03 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
it certainly is nice - but I only watched it twice and wouldn't want to watch it again any time soon...
added on the 2006-08-17 14:01:31 by bhead bhead
I really like it. Nice music, nice look, all the ideas. Could need a little more polish, some of the object-movements are not perfect and stuff.
Rocks!
rulezadded on the 2006-09-23 21:52:41 by jua jua
Just rocks!
rulezadded on the 2006-10-25 11:45:46 by src src
rulezadded on the 2006-12-30 00:54:56 by 9M4N 9M4N
мегаультра супер кайф
rulezadded on the 2007-01-02 20:31:29 by Darkman007/quite Darkman007/quite
felnövős demo :)
rulezadded on the 2007-04-04 17:26:17 by aha aha
One of the most refreshing story camera driven demos I have come across in a long time. Excellent animation and a lot of effort shows! Thumbs up!
rulezadded on the 2007-05-09 23:08:29 by hamster hamster
superbe! Pixal rulez ;)
rulezadded on the 2007-06-11 14:10:58 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
Nice and smooth software rendering. Synching could be a bit better IMHO. And the logo in the first scene is soooo pretty :)
rulezadded on the 2007-06-29 09:55:49 by raer raer
this was really amazing back then!
rulezadded on the 2007-06-29 10:42:41 by toxie toxie
big plus for software engine and though the storyline wasn't completely my piece of cake, the whole thing was put together well enough to satisfy me
rulezadded on the 2007-08-12 19:01:02 by piksi piksi
jaj, paca. :)
rulezadded on the 2007-09-08 12:48:06 by TrX TrX
Still looks nice.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-17 00:10:04 by Maissi Maissi
This feeling like Toy Story <3
rulezadded on the 2008-02-22 22:49:03 by Queen bittin Queen bittin
what a superb soundtrack. i love this orchestra. on the demo i like the sleeping things. it's so sweet.

thx
rulezadded on the 2008-03-21 17:12:32 by anvil's earwax anvil's earwax
whoa never voted this one ! Crazy of me. Great stuff.
rulezadded on the 2008-03-21 17:40:16 by auld auld
Seriously sweet.
rulezadded on the 2008-04-16 12:41:05 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
Honey)
Soundtrack is superb, direction is great, graphics is software-rendered)
rulezadded on the 2008-05-19 21:17:47 by Ized Ized
whoa, impressive. really.
rulezadded on the 2008-05-31 00:08:07 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
lovely demo.
rulezadded on the 2008-11-23 14:55:01 by xernobyl xernobyl
Considering the time it rules. Really feels like a little movie for kids. The plot is not the best though. Still great stuff.
rulezadded on the 2008-12-19 23:07:48 by Zweckform Zweckform
too colourful.
sucksadded on the 2010-01-11 22:56:48 by lamb lamb
funny
rulezadded on the 2010-08-05 09:41:54 by fyrex fyrex
Goodie!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-05 10:25:05 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Software rendering ! :)
rulezadded on the 2010-08-05 10:27:24 by PulkoMandy PulkoMandy
Nice "story-telling" demo, not my cup of tea but it's well done.
rulezadded on the 2010-08-16 11:31:43 by rez rez
Different and great.
rulezadded on the 2010-11-12 07:57:27 by Jakim Jakim
missing thumb in action!
rulezadded on the 2011-02-09 17:30:01 by hArDy. hArDy.
Lampan! <3
rulezadded on the 2011-02-11 01:31:34 by Panterdjuret Panterdjuret
Wow!

Animation lacks dynamism, but still, wow.
added on the 2011-11-29 14:22:41 by Zavie Zavie
yep!
rulezadded on the 2011-12-02 19:49:34 by Frequent Frequent
As I love software rendering..this is a thumb up :)
Nice "story" and visuals/music!

Made a Youtube Capture for it:
Youtube(HD)
rulezadded on the 2011-12-03 12:49:00 by anni anni
Forgot the thumb.
rulezadded on the 2011-12-08 09:10:19 by Zavie Zavie
unbelievable!
rulezadded on the 2012-07-12 15:00:37 by q^nonoil q^nonoil
A true classic gem - especially when you consider that this has been done with software rendering only!
added on the 2013-06-16 13:17:17 by zeitpunk zeitpunk
another horrible "animated household stuff" production. thumb for the amazing work nevertheless
rulezadded on the 2013-12-31 01:55:56 by T$ T$
First scene is superb.
Second scene is full of stuff (ink metaballs, etc...), but a bit slow to my taste.
Amazing work like T$ said.
rulezadded on the 2014-01-05 21:34:13 by baah baah

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