scyphozoa by excess [web]
screenshot added by Bobic on 2007-11-19 14:30:24
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release date : november 2007
release party : Kindergarden 2007
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 96
  • is ok 30
  • sucks 5
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.69
alltime top: #557
added on the 2007-11-19 13:33:12 by kusma kusma

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Beware, this demo requires FP16 texture filtering and FP16 render target blending to work correctly. It also is slow on some configurations, and the demo-size is much bigger than it should have been. This was made in a real hurry.
added on the 2007-11-19 13:36:59 by kusma kusma
Good. Reminded me of Aura for Laura though :)
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 13:39:56 by keops keops
Crash here.
added on the 2007-11-19 13:41:59 by Optimus Optimus
video ?
added on the 2007-11-19 13:44:59 by nytrik nytrik
Optimus: An actual crash? Would you mind sending me the logfile, errorlog.txt if it appeared? My e-mail address is my handle (as it appears here) without the spaces at gmail dot com. Oh, and by the way, what hardware did you try it on?

Nytrik: Unfortunately, I can't get kkapture to work with this demo, so I need to write some frame-dumping-code first to make a video.
added on the 2007-11-19 13:47:25 by kusma kusma
not bad atall, quite nice synching aswell, had to copy d3dx9_32.dll but then ran fine on vista x64 with a gforce 7800.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 13:57:33 by keito keito
Mad props to kusma and gloom for creating this.
The best camera synch I've seen in ages. And I sincerely thought this was going to win.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 14:30:38 by datsua datsua
Seems that Kindergarden played in the water this year ;-). Nice production, cool sync. A bit too short.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 14:31:51 by Bobic Bobic
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 14:33:03 by wie8 wie8
Good work.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 14:40:04 by scg_ scg_
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 14:45:02 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
nice sequel to mega hitler expansion pack. Very slick and smooth. short though :/
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 14:45:06 by Duckers Duckers
I love it!
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 14:52:42 by substrate substrate
Kind of like mfx, except without the cool. Ace syncing though.
added on the 2007-11-19 14:53:39 by Preacher Preacher
Ok,. maybe I don't have that FP16 thing (Radeon 9600pro here) and it crashed before running (actually the usual error message "scyphozoa.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close"). I'll wait for the video or try in another computer.
added on the 2007-11-19 15:15:33 by Optimus Optimus
short and sweet
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 15:17:54 by bfx bfx
i roger-roger what Preacher said
added on the 2007-11-19 15:36:24 by Maali Maali
Nice sharp and clean look, but it was boring.
added on the 2007-11-19 15:47:39 by Zplex Zplex
liked it better when watching at home than during the compo. cool meshmodifying shader. good direction and cool music
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 15:49:45 by vame vame
too much noise (<- look who's talking..) and a little too spastic prevent me from thumbing up
added on the 2007-11-19 15:50:50 by superplek superplek
very smoove, love the sync
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 15:56:15 by garble garble
keops: You have no idea how good that makes me feel :)
added on the 2007-11-19 15:56:26 by gloom gloom
Gloom : go away, I hate you Mr.Always-good-soundtracks ;)

Yeah the prod was cool, with more time spent on it, it would have been a killer.
added on the 2007-11-19 16:00:17 by keops keops
Very MFX, but I prefer the traditional Excess style to MFX style.

It was ok.
added on the 2007-11-19 16:34:16 by Flunce Flunce
.mp4 video! ;P
added on the 2007-11-19 16:34:31 by mrdoob mrdoob
Optimus: Radeon does not support those features, but you're just supposed to get a warning and the demo incorrectly rendered. No crash should occur, and I'd really like to debug this. Would you mind drwatson'ing it for me? Start -> run - "drwtsn32", and email me the log-file.
added on the 2007-11-19 16:39:56 by kusma kusma
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 17:27:35 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
added on the 2007-11-19 17:29:30 by Premium Premium
pretty cool .. even without FP filters .. X800 is still enough to enjoy this :)
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 17:49:04 by yumeji yumeji
stylish, but no real kickass stuff
added on the 2007-11-19 18:13:26 by Tigrou Tigrou
too simple and little content for thumb, but colors and soundtrack was good.
added on the 2007-11-19 18:15:16 by Hyde Hyde
I like it
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 18:22:13 by Buckethead Buckethead
for cool idea fast coding good looking and norways second best coder ;)
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 18:30:57 by M:ET M:ET
Kusma: crashes here too (Radeon 9800), I'll send you the logfile right now. :)
added on the 2007-11-19 19:44:09 by StingRay StingRay
What the preacher man said. Music is very cool though!
clearly shows that one good part is better than a dozen mediocre
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 20:14:43 by hollowman hollowman
radial blur heroes 2008 =)
good synch, fast rendering. the only thing which i'd really want in this is more groove and pressure in the soundtrack.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 20:15:03 by ton ton
this is good! good sync, looks delicious!
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 20:22:25 by quisten quisten
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 20:48:02 by of of
kusma :crashes here : radeon 9600 xt
added on the 2007-11-19 22:25:55 by nytrik nytrik
runs smooth on my GeForce 8400M GS.

+ style
+ sync
- too short
- could easily be done in 64 k (7 MB - wtf?!)

rulez for me.
added on the 2007-11-19 22:35:52 by src src
and the thumb
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 22:36:08 by src src
Funny that all the people who suffer from the crashes seems to have radeon 9800 (or 9600 which is basically the same card).

However, from the logs Optimus and StingRay sent me, it seems like the problems are SSE-related (lack of or too low SSE-version). I compiled the executable with SSE2 enabled by a mistake, it shouldn't make much of a difference anyway. here's a version without SSE. See if that works or not.

src: Yeah, the main problem is the 12 MB file "data/sphere.x". I'm lazy, I know ;)
added on the 2007-11-19 22:50:33 by kusma kusma
What src said!
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 23:00:31 by Stebo Stebo
Kusma: that's what I call a fast fix, demo works now, thanks! :)

As for the demo, didn't look crappy even without FP16 texure filtering/render target blending, in fact it looks pretty cool! It lacks action though thus no thumb.
added on the 2007-11-19 23:19:09 by StingRay StingRay
pretty decent despite the obvious influences.
saving my thumb for a final more compatible version though.
added on the 2007-11-19 23:20:29 by psenough psenough
rulezadded on the 2007-11-19 23:48:42 by XT95 XT95
Very good. The best in the compo
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 01:52:02 by imbusy imbusy
very good progression,
good use of resources/effort
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 02:33:33 by isaac2^db isaac2^db
What Preacher said but it looks cool enough for a thumb.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 03:36:36 by zoom zoom
very good design O_O--b
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 09:21:47 by aha aha
fucking awesome. my favourite of the compo.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 09:26:08 by skrebbel skrebbel
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 09:39:33 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
videocapture can be found here - should play on most setups :)
added on the 2007-11-20 10:56:51 by gloom gloom
hm, apparently the audio goes out of sync after a little while under some windows systems. i don't have this problem on my mac, but if the video sucks on your computer, let us know. :)
added on the 2007-11-20 11:09:24 by gloom gloom
I can dig this!
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 11:18:04 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
too much dramatic buildup for too little content.
added on the 2007-11-20 11:35:06 by a-move a-move
Ok this IS excellent
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 11:59:06 by nytrik nytrik
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 13:16:59 by Pegan Pegan
Great tune, I love the look and effects, and the sync rules. Still, it lacks something, and gets a little boring (it loses its way after the first wobbly part I reckon). Somehow, only mfx can get away with doing things like this. Still a rules overall.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 13:33:19 by psonice psonice
Good tune, nice design. One or two more decent effects and I would have rated this as a cool demo. Now it just suffers from the "too little time and too little content"-syndrome.
added on the 2007-11-20 14:19:20 by Archmage Archmage
Loved it. Looks great and the syncs work. Too bad about the "scene IDM" though :P
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 14:29:04 by break break
Nice code. Very "Saw" (movie) colours and effects. Loved the use of sound and graphics motion that made sense with it. Watched it twice.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 14:39:39 by auld auld
didnt like it, run slow on my dualcore/gf6800
sucksadded on the 2007-11-20 14:44:18 by TMB & ReeBoK TMB & ReeBoK
boring, 1 fucking sphere
sucksadded on the 2007-11-20 16:27:18 by BiTL BiTL
seemed a bit rushed at the end, not much design only colors, but nice overall concept.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 17:17:10 by rydi rydi
Pretty good
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 18:11:20 by dairos dairos
nice, although obviously needed more time to become a decent demo.. style & sync is great.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 18:13:33 by dv$ dv$
the 90s called, they want their distorted spheres back.
added on the 2007-11-20 18:50:49 by bruce bruce
hm... camera rotating around simple object... no thanks
sucksadded on the 2007-11-20 19:00:31 by shadez shadez
one only scene, but nice trip.
smooth and efficient.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 20:00:44 by willbe willbe
love it
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 20:39:55 by blz blz
I'm always a sucker for well synced stuff like this
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 22:05:01 by malmix malmix
hmm. Nice (though very simple) visuals, but somewhat pointless. Ok, there is this arrogant sync, but the whole thing feels empty.
added on the 2007-11-20 22:42:20 by blala blala
what willbe said
rulezadded on the 2007-11-20 23:26:02 by p01 p01
gantz dubstep.
added on the 2007-11-20 23:53:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
rotating cube
added on the 2007-11-21 06:48:10 by Manwe Manwe
aura for the masses!
rulezadded on the 2007-11-21 08:40:03 by zeebr zeebr
Short but kort. I also love Gloom!
rulezadded on the 2007-11-21 12:52:32 by chromag chromag
a tad too monotone for my taste
it's green...
added on the 2007-11-21 18:10:33 by leijaa leijaa
very cool
rulezadded on the 2007-11-21 18:31:26 by wb wb
Doctor, I have a problem, my ears were expecting other sounds to be synced than the ones that were synced :'(
added on the 2007-11-21 18:52:08 by mrdoob mrdoob
!! yep !!
rulezadded on the 2007-11-21 19:01:28 by response response
great prod :D
only watched the video, gotta see this on my 8800 gts :D
rulezadded on the 2007-11-21 19:17:26 by doc^21o6 doc^21o6
short but beautiful, great sound
rulezadded on the 2007-11-21 20:32:11 by fiveofive fiveofive
I like the sync, the noise, the single effect, but I wish there was more. Piggie.
added on the 2007-11-21 20:58:10 by Optimus Optimus
pretty empty demo, huh ?
added on the 2007-11-21 21:05:59 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
What Optimus said. Thumb up instead of piggie though.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-22 10:47:05 by Maissi Maissi
Simple, Quick and Good !
rulezadded on the 2007-11-22 16:16:34 by kohai kohai
rulezadded on the 2007-11-22 21:14:06 by bLa bLa
Aether by Excess ...
added on the 2007-11-22 23:54:46 by Steel Steel
Cool, a little more content wouldn't have hurt tho.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-23 00:15:45 by Shockwav3 Shockwav3
Thump up for the first half and for excellent playing with sync.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-23 08:51:14 by deepr deepr
rulezadded on the 2007-11-24 09:28:49 by texel texel
rulezadded on the 2007-11-24 18:52:23 by BarZoule BarZoule
I was waiting for that "extra thing" that would break out and do this to a real killer.
Otherwise, great colors, nice sync. Fits the music perfectly.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-24 19:51:14 by Happy-H Happy-H
Nothing impressive. Pig.
added on the 2007-11-24 23:26:10 by AntDude AntDude
Unfinished fast prod but the sync is adorable.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-25 15:12:46 by waffle waffle
oh yeah
rulezadded on the 2007-11-25 20:05:05 by aegis aegis
fat sound, fat sync, cool distorsions.
rulezadded on the 2007-11-26 22:40:07 by v3nom v3nom
Yeah ! Made me crazy. Nice SFX, SYNC and GFX
rulezadded on the 2007-11-26 22:46:43 by RaS RaS
what awesome synch! it looks very slick and polished yet more stuff than basically 1 setting would've been nice
rulezadded on the 2007-11-27 22:07:11 by Paralax Paralax
superslick .. love it !
rulezadded on the 2007-11-27 22:20:30 by dwarf dwarf
enjoyed your show!
rulezadded on the 2007-11-28 14:39:42 by warp warp
i liked the video.
could you now please fix that sse-issue (or just make your link work) ?
and next time please also supply the dlls you require.
added on the 2007-12-01 14:49:02 by hfr hfr
Oscar sync!

This looks like some kind of MTV jingle I think. It could also be some commercial for some green liquor of sorts :) very cool and stays to its theme.
rulezadded on the 2007-12-01 20:47:28 by loaderror loaderror
absinth commercial. thats what Im thinking.
added on the 2007-12-01 20:54:02 by loaderror loaderror
rulezadded on the 2007-12-02 23:11:34 by jimmi jimmi
rulezadded on the 2007-12-04 11:07:30 by makc makc
overall, ill style!
rulezadded on the 2007-12-06 13:22:08 by knl knl
nice visuals
sound is not my style
Rotating centered objects must die!
sucksadded on the 2007-12-09 07:23:03 by s_tec s_tec
I really like a the simplicity of the whole thing, very focused prod.
rulezadded on the 2007-12-10 06:15:30 by jonbro jonbro
mfx'ish, but not that good
added on the 2007-12-11 23:13:55 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
simple but awesome!!!
great demo, congratulations.

nic wielkiego, ale tak dobrego dema dawno nie widziałem. chce sie do niego wracac i sycic sie nim do upadlego. PIEKNE DEMO!
rulezadded on the 2007-12-13 09:06:52 by yaneq yaneq
stylish, a bit short, though
added on the 2007-12-13 18:50:38 by baerb^kat baerb^kat
stylish for sure but slow as hell. 'demo will look crap' oh well if you have given such possibility to run it on older h/w then don't complain :P. anyway it looks acceptable for me.
rulezadded on the 2007-12-14 14:14:26 by comankh comankh
Visuals ++++
Sound +++++!!!
Overall ++++-
rulezadded on the 2007-12-15 21:35:15 by Muerto Muerto
dead center creates dead frame
nice fx and sync, but there is only this single object for entire demo ;/
added on the 2007-12-16 03:38:28 by Speed Speed
rulezadded on the 2007-12-18 14:41:46 by daeel daeel
The industrial music is not my favourite, but a nice atmosphere in this demo. Nice sync!
rulezadded on the 2007-12-18 22:04:47 by Mystra Mystra
I has a thub.
rulezadded on the 2007-12-18 22:07:50 by Baz Baz
Hmm... One object demo? :) Anyway, worth watching, thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2007-12-26 14:34:56 by Lazarus Lazarus
rulezadded on the 2007-12-31 12:06:31 by greent greent
Kickass music, nice effect!
rulezadded on the 2008-01-01 16:15:35 by kurli kurli
Nice music & sync...and thanks for using green as a main color :) .

Gets pretty boring though.
rulezadded on the 2008-01-03 09:07:18 by ferris ferris
I'm sorry to say this, but ... it really looks very MFX'y - nice demo, but I just wish it didn't remind me so much of Aether (as I said at the party)
rulezadded on the 2008-02-01 04:56:07 by Steel Steel
I <3 Sphere
added on the 2008-04-01 15:49:38 by Baz Baz
The music and graphics are so well coupled, especially near the end with the low sub-bass and the camera shake, it's very effective.
rulezadded on the 2008-04-08 01:43:58 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Pretty nice. Bit more content wouldn't hurt though.
rulezadded on the 2008-05-08 13:00:35 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
rulezadded on the 2008-05-24 18:29:59 by #535 #535
It almost becomes boring, still I like it. Nice one.
rulezadded on the 2008-07-17 19:46:55 by remageFrs remageFrs
sexy <3
rulezadded on the 2008-10-06 20:19:14 by pera pera
added on the 2008-12-23 01:31:34 by T$ T$
me is a schizophreniac now!
rulezadded on the 2009-03-19 16:39:11 by Sorcerer Sorcerer
Nice rendering, smooth sync... A ltitle bit too short...
rulezadded on the 2009-07-14 15:15:20 by untel untel
Smooth visuals.... great music... enjoyed this!
rulezadded on the 2009-08-11 07:16:21 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
rulezadded on the 2009-11-04 22:22:50 by Confused Confused
dl link broken!
added on the 2011-05-11 00:49:39 by Hyde Hyde
I've created a slightly bug-fixed final version of this demo.
added on the 2011-06-29 14:28:21 by kusma kusma
rulezadded on the 2011-06-29 14:48:06 by superplek superplek
Great synching and lovely post-processing effects. Reminds me a bit of Aura for Laura, but that's no bad thing.
rulezadded on the 2011-10-22 00:04:32 by indigo indigo
Excellent synch
rulezadded on the 2011-11-15 14:46:52 by jack-3d jack-3d
lame demo.
sucksadded on the 2011-11-29 21:10:22 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
rulezadded on the 2012-01-23 15:13:03 by provod provod
rulezadded on the 2012-01-29 23:25:32 by wullon wullon
All sorts of cool, more please!
rulezadded on the 2012-05-06 23:23:17 by noby noby
I really love this. A good lesson in how to make one effect last for a whole demo a still keep things exciting and interesting. I've watched it quite a few times over the years and I still love the hell out of it :)
rulezadded on the 2012-10-25 11:28:57 by raizor raizor
starts very nice but then it left me cold. oink.

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