San Angeles Observation by Armada (PC) & trauma
screenshot added by tomaes on 2004-08-07 20:04:19
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release date : august 2004
release party : Assembly 2004
compo : combined 4k
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 114
  • is ok 8
  • sucks 4
popularity : 2%
best 4k intro
  • rulez 0.87
alltime top: #411
  • tonic tonic [Code, models, design]
  • !cube !cube [Music, synth code]
added on the 2004-08-07 20:04:19 by tomaes tomaes

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Very good and colorful but micropolis is more "animated".
rulezadded on the 2004-08-07 20:11:09 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
looks great, very stylish..
are all those objects modelled using the supershape?
rulezadded on the 2004-08-07 20:13:05 by mentor mentor
looks great, very stylish..
are all those objects modelled using the supershape?
added on the 2004-08-07 20:13:22 by mentor mentor
Great 4k. And it runs on my outdated hw. :)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-07 20:17:38 by tomaes tomaes
Really nice objects and use of colors - liked it!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-07 20:21:38 by yenzen yenzen
Nice. The contrasting colours looked both messy and interesting at the same time. Weird. I liked that...
rulezadded on the 2004-08-07 20:30:49 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Some of the scenes were cool :)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-07 21:04:01 by reality3D reality3D
nice ...
rulezadded on the 2004-08-07 22:29:38 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
good... a bit boring after a while =)
added on the 2004-08-07 23:50:53 by pan pan
have some bling.
nice and technically ok, but a bit boring for me
added on the 2004-08-08 03:29:22 by makc makc
I like.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 03:39:56 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
I like.
¨stylish kghjjjjjg
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 04:26:58 by quisten quisten
Nice modells.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 10:42:50 by jimmi jimmi
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 10:56:01 by starbuck starbuck
cool :-)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 14:18:45 by Quarryman Quarryman
not that nice, objects look like sine wave stuff.. sorry
sucksadded on the 2004-08-08 14:39:18 by las las
Wow.. these colours remind me of those pixar 3D cartoons.. Especially that pink with blue shades... hmm.. theres something to this isnt it? I want to know.. Very good looking and music was pretty cool too..
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 14:42:47 by loaderror loaderror
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 15:07:59 by piriste piriste
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 15:09:15 by shash shash
Really nice minimalistic colors and models for 4kb!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 17:03:26 by Optimus Optimus
boy this is stylish !
rulezadded on the 2004-08-08 20:37:00 by brioche brioche
A good one!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 08:16:08 by Marq Marq
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 09:31:12 by psenough psenough
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 11:17:39 by toxie toxie
I can't believe I'm thumbing up a boring flyby.. But it looked so sweet.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 11:18:29 by break break
Everything in this production is great. I especially like the colors a lot.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 11:19:51 by Preacher Preacher
very coolish. the colors makes me think of cartoons!
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 12:21:49 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
goose bump.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 15:15:33 by lithis lithis
Btw, due to the post-disqualification of the #1 4k, this is the official winner now. :)
added on the 2004-08-09 16:28:08 by tomaes tomaes
very nice colours.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 16:29:47 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
deserved to win.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 18:09:02 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
didn't do the trick for me
added on the 2004-08-09 18:35:25 by bzz bzz
supershape !
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 19:18:23 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Nice! The parametric modelling in this one really brought out some varied forms for a 4K. I count two effects (mirror, fade transition), so its not just a simple flyby. I would have preferred a little more Gouraud shading and a little less flat shading on the models though.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 20:32:08 by legalize legalize
Yes yes yes yes !
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 22:23:51 by elend elend
rulezadded on the 2004-08-09 22:41:01 by bhead bhead
The intro is a nice one. Imho placed higher than deserve it. Should be second or threeth after micropolis !
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 10:14:35 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Should've had better camera paths but it sure is damn nice in some way. The sound rules too; this is one of the not-so-many 4K's ever that made me say that.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 10:20:33 by superplek superplek
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 10:34:55 by Duckers Duckers
very nice
rulezadded on the 2004-08-10 10:41:14 by c0dec c0dec
good music.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 15:19:32 by ninja ninja
Worthy winner.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 15:43:40 by dairos dairos
Cool !
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 16:04:05 by Someone Someone
nice colours, interesting scene. a bit more variety and it would really rule, but it still rules enough
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 16:16:03 by psonice psonice
Super shapes :-)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 19:53:59 by blueflame blueflame
fucking great.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-11 20:56:48 by Gargaj Gargaj
In my opinion this entry had the best cameras, direction and style of all the 4k intros. Also, the music and the synth were beyond awesome
rulezadded on the 2004-08-12 14:45:17 by j_peeba j_peeba
BTW this is an Armada - Trauma release, as it is stated in the info text file .. waiting for somebody to fix the entry info regarding that .. :-)
added on the 2004-08-12 21:01:13 by tonic tonic
your wish is my command :D
added on the 2004-08-12 21:09:05 by Gargaj Gargaj
I voted 1st place for this one to begin with. :)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-12 22:35:11 by radman1 radman1
Really cool-looking and -sounding.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-12 23:29:20 by sagacity sagacity
Not my favourite at asm04 though good.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 02:22:52 by asasel asasel
Good 4k. Hackish .bat :)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 02:42:24 by knox knox
rulezadded on the 2004-08-13 14:13:20 by uns3en_ uns3en_
teh 4k
rulezadded on the 2004-08-17 02:40:56 by a_lee_n a_lee_n

Atleast you almost credited him in your info file...

How did you get ectors synth to sound this booring btw?

Still tho...
sucksadded on the 2004-08-21 23:09:03 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
very cool 4k, though not my favorite of the party
rulezadded on the 2004-08-22 09:37:14 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
unbelievable 4k <3
rulezadded on the 2004-08-22 09:49:11 by Buckethead Buckethead
I like this one, nice colors and music :-)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-23 03:12:06 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Nice mesh generation.
Pretty good sound.
Poor animation though (Interval spaced)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-23 10:23:28 by Nezbie Nezbie
4k is far enough for beauty.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-24 10:30:25 by Zest Zest
no go in 4k
sucksadded on the 2004-08-25 22:43:48 by T$ T$
not interesting
sucksadded on the 2004-08-25 22:49:34 by zeebr zeebr
very good one, except the music/softsynth, which is "just" good/fine
rulezadded on the 2004-09-06 14:07:41 by shadez shadez
rulezadded on the 2004-09-15 17:46:31 by tryfex tryfex
good enough for a 4k
rulezadded on the 2004-09-15 18:10:14 by ttl ttl
rulezadded on the 2004-10-09 11:14:03 by BoyC BoyC
A really good 4k-demo: great realization, atmosphere and (in particular) colors.
rulezadded on the 2004-10-12 09:01:42 by Cacodemon Cacodemon
This intro had a very unique visual feel to it .. obviously 3d generated, yet somehow it had an almost hyper-realistic appearance. I love it!
rulezadded on the 2004-11-05 17:12:26 by witeshade witeshade
Great visual and style.
The softsynth is not amazing but it does serve the intro well.
rulezadded on the 2004-11-05 17:35:12 by p01 p01
Very beautiful. Great design and integration of the different aspects of the intro (shapes, color, music...)
rulezadded on the 2004-11-26 16:58:52 by Spock Spock
rulezadded on the 2005-02-02 22:17:37 by [EviL] [EviL]
rules. just fucking rules.
rulezadded on the 2005-02-02 23:43:03 by mizc mizc
bourke's surfaces are implicit, this is just plainly different techinque. maybe a first 4k intro where i truly enjoyed the music. the scene is amazing.
rulezadded on the 2005-02-24 21:13:22 by flash^peon flash^peon
rulezadded on the 2005-02-24 21:48:08 by madMixx madMixx
the supershape described at bourke's site is clearly parametric:
added on the 2005-02-24 22:10:13 by mentor mentor
overrated. many copies of the same parametric surface, with a really simple and boring music. colors are nice though.
added on the 2005-02-25 00:31:30 by blala blala
whoever made the screenshot has a buggy card ... the reflections are fux0red
linear interpolation sucks, but i forgot about that..
rulezadded on the 2005-03-09 19:27:54 by beton beton
Source releases rule. Even the ones without the synth :(
added on the 2005-03-16 00:37:19 by Preacher Preacher
really good.
i would like to understand, how do you make the .bat ?
rulezadded on the 2005-03-23 12:46:50 by skarab skarab
skarab, check out Dropper v2 or 20to4.
added on the 2005-03-23 14:51:19 by tonic tonic
woha :) thanks a lot tonic :))
added on the 2005-03-23 15:09:01 by skarab skarab
no comment.
rulezadded on the 2005-03-23 15:23:32 by got got
great music, great design, one of my favourites
rulezadded on the 2005-05-14 20:10:59 by Happy-H Happy-H
very nice
rulezadded on the 2005-06-23 23:52:26 by bLa bLa
i love it and i can't get enough of it, that san angeles city on the bigscreen of assembly was just wonderful late in the evening. i say that the right intro won!
rulezadded on the 2005-06-25 17:08:39 by Psychad Psychad
added on the 2005-08-12 15:38:17 by RandomGr RandomGr
boring but 4k+cool&clean graphics
added on the 2005-08-12 15:38:54 by RandomGr RandomGr
This prod rules!
rulezadded on the 2005-09-02 17:50:33 by Polaris Polaris
Didn't do much for me. Needed some style.
Nice idea. The reflectd scene add nice deepness to the visuals.
rulezadded on the 2005-10-30 14:00:26 by bdk bdk
Looks great but is very boring.
added on the 2005-10-30 14:18:04 by StingRay StingRay
nice application of the skills of paul bourke's isosurface generation.
but the code used in it should be more rich in originality.
added on the 2005-10-30 17:38:08 by 301 301
i don't love it..but smooth and nice looking visuals @ 4k
rulezadded on the 2005-10-31 13:42:13 by Gaia Gaia
Very nice! A bit short though =)
rulezadded on the 2006-04-03 13:32:56 by StingRay StingRay
You need to watch this several times, it was very boring for me the first time I watched it. :)
added on the 2006-04-03 13:35:35 by StingRay StingRay
same procedure for generating everything is not a bad thing, it's a woot idea.
rulezadded on the 2006-04-03 18:13:13 by junjanes junjanes
rulezadded on the 2006-05-14 21:52:44 by wie8 wie8
rulezadded on the 2006-05-14 23:27:02 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
rulezadded on the 2006-05-15 00:55:24 by cruzer cruzer
wow, i reeealy like this one, great muzax aswell! =)
rulezadded on the 2006-06-08 21:00:01 by keito keito
rulezadded on the 2006-08-01 22:12:52 by decipher decipher
pretty cool
rulezadded on the 2007-01-25 12:18:21 by src src
rulezadded on the 2007-02-26 21:44:57 by prm prm
Cool and ace music!
rulezadded on the 2007-02-26 21:54:24 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulezadded on the 2007-04-25 10:05:21 by Cj Cj
The first time I watched it I was impressed by the number of different, interesting (super?) shaped objects. Together with the sound, the camera sweeps, “reflection” and flying objects it is absolutely worth a big Thumb Up. But I am curious to see if even more cool and more interesting shaded objects are possible with our 2007 graphics cards?
rulezadded on the 2007-05-10 18:47:29 by Admiral^Elyssis Admiral^Elyssis
brilliant piece of 4k art!
rulezadded on the 2007-07-08 16:05:17 by Bobic Bobic
Still looks and compares fabuloulys today.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-20 09:50:07 by Stebo Stebo
fabuloulsy = fabulously
added on the 2007-08-20 09:50:45 by Stebo Stebo
great 4k
rulezadded on the 2007-08-20 10:59:33 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
A great intro to watch and listen.
rulezadded on the 2007-12-31 04:26:51 by xernobyl xernobyl
very nice.! :)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-15 20:01:53 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
Very good tiny tune and great visuals.
rulezadded on the 2008-02-16 15:50:13 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
nice, I like it!
rulezadded on the 2008-05-19 17:44:47 by Lazarus Lazarus
rulezadded on the 2008-05-19 18:00:10 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulezadded on the 2008-05-21 16:16:12 by Princess_Luna Princess_Luna
Great design and soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2008-09-02 12:52:09 by d3pth d3pth
rulezadded on the 2008-10-25 12:21:18 by zefyros zefyros
great 4k, great music, great mood
rulezadded on the 2008-12-20 15:48:04 by wullon wullon
this simply rocks.
rulezadded on the 2009-02-11 09:40:16 by comankh comankh
Incredible wow-factor!
rulezadded on the 2009-02-11 09:43:56 by Blueberry Blueberry
classic which has dated a little but still effective
rulezadded on the 2009-02-27 00:15:52 by auld auld
rulezadded on the 2009-05-07 19:11:25 by iq iq
awesome gfx and soundtrack. great sync.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-10 23:10:32 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Good use of supershapes, and a nice (cold) moody music.
rulezadded on the 2009-05-10 23:34:47 by untel untel
rulezadded on the 2009-05-11 00:00:28 by raer raer
Really nice, shapes and colors are cool
rulezadded on the 2009-12-23 00:46:04 by xoofx xoofx
rulezadded on the 2010-01-20 21:41:54 by BiTL BiTL
san angeles awesome
added on the 2010-01-20 22:00:59 by superplek superplek
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 14:21:28 by provod provod
Nice 4k !

Made a Youtube Rip for it:

rulezadded on the 2011-08-09 11:58:37 by anni anni
rulezadded on the 2012-01-01 18:37:21 by Frequent Frequent
a really great 4k! I love the flat-shaded structures+mirrors and the music/synth by !cube <3
rulezadded on the 2012-04-12 01:05:06 by rez rez
Modified the source a bit to make a proper full HD 1080p YouTube video:

Also, a port for the Raspberry Pi!
(no audio though)
added on the 2012-09-18 19:27:16 by tonic tonic
Some choppy movement and z-fight on Raspi here (PAL video out)
added on the 2012-09-18 19:42:14 by Marq Marq
rulezadded on the 2013-03-19 07:21:29 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
The soundtrack and pure simplicity of the style makes this good.
rulezadded on the 2013-03-19 07:33:39 by ccr ccr

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