metamorf by Satori [web]
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release date : august 2000
release party : Fiasko 2000
compo : combined demo
ranked : 5th
  • rulez 59
  • is ok 8
  • sucks 4
popularity : 0%
  • rulez 0.77
  • cdcs 3
alltime top: #1560
  • zden zden [Code, Design]
added on the 2000-09-08 21:59:10 by florent florent

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A Follow up to the different-engine intro, which feature the same kind of effects, metamorf displays original 2d effects,
based on distorting/merging layers of images using square tiles. The images themselves are industrial ones, and the music is itself
distorded, industrial, but still 'regular' and listenable. new design is always welcome!
added on the 2000-09-13 12:48:15 by _-_-__ _-_-__
zden - you da man.
added on the 2000-10-19 00:00:57 by bhead bhead
good idea, although you can't watch it too often IMHO, i liked different engine better.
added on the 2000-11-23 18:50:45 by robotriot robotriot
5 position? i cannot underestand! zden rulez! but this demo concept was mine!! :'( :)
added on the 2000-11-25 16:03:22 by mrdoob mrdoob
This was the second demo of Zden's new style after the Different Engine. What stood the same was the audience of the party Metamorf took part and their sence for art. Many of them are more excited by a 3d rotating potatoe than by those stips of a textures, flashing to the very uncommon soundtrack beat.
By my opinion Zden is rather (demo)artist of a European scale than Slovak or citizen of the 'Zone 42'. And as I can see, no matter he is quite not understood by his domestic audience he is no doubt one of the greatest talents of CS demoscene.
added on the 2001-01-30 19:14:13 by crs crs
One of my absolute favourite demos of the last time. Zden's style is refreshingly distinctive, and his "conventions are none" attitude helps him producing demos which will be remembered when all those object shows and "design" demos are long forgotten. Learn from him. Just don't copy him, as you didn't learn from him then.
added on the 2001-03-06 20:06:40 by kb_ kb_
Is that the "Faq demos let's art" thingy I have heard about???

There was a funny story, funny for me, a friend who had heard good words about this demo, downloaded and he thinks that it is the worst demo he had ever seen in his life =)

I haven't seen it. I am curious. You know that I can't understand some demos with new experimental or demotrends. (Heh,. Am i too close minded ;P)Their previous Diferrent Engine seemed to me like my Gfx Card had serious problems ;P

Heh.. sorry but funny to mention! :)
added on the 2001-03-08 12:32:28 by Optimus Optimus
This demo reminds me of the "Visual Noise / Visual Glitch"-performance at Helsinki Media Art Festival 2000.

This design monster here is one of my favourites. Zden is tha man.
added on the 2001-05-20 14:40:53 by rjv rjv
Whoa, this is some weird shit, but I like it. Also Rayden's tune rocks.
rulezadded on the 2001-06-06 19:04:57 by fractalgp fractalgp
yeah, thumbs up
rulezadded on the 2001-06-30 18:00:29 by bhead bhead
orange technological piece of art
very boring, not my cup of tea
sucksadded on the 2001-07-14 12:56:29 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
I don't understand it... some others maybe?
sucksadded on the 2001-10-24 14:16:25 by Optimus Optimus
thumbs up for originality and experiment.
rulezadded on the 2001-10-24 14:37:20 by elric elric
zden is not joking
rulezadded on the 2001-11-25 09:53:24 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Flåd said 'Fuck demos let's ART !' and I must agree 100%... This is trippy as fuck and makes me want to go out and drive an old bulldozer=) Respect!
rulezadded on the 2001-11-28 12:40:51 by uncle-x uncle-x
An interesting demo.
Moreover, it was full of originality.
So thumbs up.
rulezadded on the 2001-11-28 15:29:58 by got got
this kicks ass.
rulezadded on the 2002-01-16 00:58:03 by heman heman

I have to admit that I never really understood the hype around this 'demo'. Someone stated something like "you can't be prepared for this experience". This and similiar comments gave me the impression that this one is something completly revolutionary and mega exciting.

It's not.

BUT, it's finally the prove that a demo can work without phong shaded spike balls, a heavy 3d-engine, character animation etc. This thinggy has balls and leaves all common demo standards far behind. Respect for that.
rulezadded on the 2002-01-18 11:08:06 by tomaes tomaes
Many people don't like Metamorf as they lost their ability to look at things 'for the first time'. We're just SO biased expecting another 3D junk. That is actually the best way to lose experience ;]
My thumbs up, this is great work.
rulezadded on the 2002-01-19 10:06:07 by baze baze
yeah! what a work, very cool visual 'way'
rulezadded on the 2002-01-19 10:59:50 by Zafio Zafio
Very interesting style. At the same time very complex and very minimalistic.

I love Satori :)
rulezadded on the 2002-02-23 15:58:26 by dairos dairos
respect for the ideas and the different style. but its just too ugly to make me vote "rulez".
added on the 2002-02-23 18:07:08 by cp_ cp_
Awesome! Hated it at first, but now it's one of my favorites
rulezadded on the 2002-02-26 16:48:14 by cats cats
For the most part I watch all demos from start to finish, even dull ones. However, this was one of those few instances I pressed 'esc' before it had finished it's run. A 15 meg graphical programming bug. (They're getting larger!!)
sucksadded on the 2002-03-06 07:46:54 by thom thom
zden is a cloud of sentinent insanity. good data
rulezadded on the 2002-04-02 16:25:27 by barbatron barbatron
...except for that flashing scull :) kinda takes the seriousness away
added on the 2002-04-03 07:14:25 by barbatron barbatron
i second barba, very good data
rulezadded on the 2002-04-11 02:16:40 by jelly jelly
v. owned, own·ing, owns
v. tr.
a. to have or possess as property
b. to have control over
2. to admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge

this owns.
rulezadded on the 2002-04-11 12:18:25 by funktion funktion
v. owned, own·ing, owns
v. tr.
a. to have or possess as property
b. to have control over
2. to admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge

this owns.
added on the 2002-04-11 12:19:08 by funktion funktion
rulezadded on the 2002-04-22 23:26:12 by nosfe nosfe
all the things said above.
rulezadded on the 2002-07-18 13:06:18 by sofokles sofokles
this is good!
rulezadded on the 2002-09-18 20:06:43 by uns3en_ uns3en_

it's ugly, uhu, ugly!
sucksadded on the 2002-09-18 20:10:16 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
so are you, darling.
rulezadded on the 2002-09-18 20:33:14 by melw melw
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added on the 2002-10-30 06:53:34 by jdigital jdigital

time to sign in this one too. although i think there could be more flaw/morph/motion, its still great as it is but the muzik drives me bonkers - INSANITY! MURDER! DEATH!

rulezadded on the 2003-03-27 23:45:20 by raver raver
I truly regret for thumbing this down. Now I liked this! Forgive me father, for I was polygon hungry at the times!!!
added on the 2003-12-16 19:32:27 by Optimus Optimus
Optimus, my son, your sins are forgiven.

(excellent demo btw)
rulezadded on the 2003-12-16 19:50:39 by jar jar
Yikes! How could I miss this one?
/me likes this pretty much!! The music builds up in an overwhelming way! Nearly too clean a production for being a demoscene offspring. . .
rulezadded on the 2003-12-16 22:07:45 by sam sam
rulezadded on the 2003-12-16 23:11:49 by Preacher Preacher
fucked up enough to be interesting.
rulezadded on the 2004-01-03 22:27:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
gargaj: word.
rulezadded on the 2004-08-04 02:59:32 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
rulezadded on the 2004-08-05 05:02:56 by legalize legalize
Funny, I just realized that my Aural Planet CD 5 EX Engine had a data track, and this demo was in it. I actually thought it would be a music video or something, but as soon as I started watching the video, I realized that this must be a demo - and a demo it was. A great one too! :) Simple idea and simple effects but very well arranged and fit perfectly to the track.
rulezadded on the 2004-10-05 00:41:52 by pahamoka pahamoka
rulezadded on the 2004-10-05 01:21:29 by psenough psenough
This is a great demo. It's not ugly, it's just another kind of beautiful.
rulezcdcadded on the 2005-01-22 19:20:25 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
takes you on the trip
rulezadded on the 2005-11-21 00:11:52 by dipswitch dipswitch
Sooooooooooo Good! Luv the style.....
rulezadded on the 2006-07-14 20:34:22 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
rulezadded on the 2006-07-14 21:08:55 by Maali Maali
I dislike the colors but otherwise great.
rulezadded on the 2006-07-19 11:03:36 by kurli kurli
ahead of its time
rulezcdcadded on the 2006-08-23 23:57:19 by v3nom v3nom
awesome design, great concept, watchable=yes! mmm but also sloppy code; (+14mb being way too much for this).. and a bit long. pigfornow
added on the 2006-08-28 14:07:14 by Gaia Gaia
rulezadded on the 2006-11-03 17:23:37 by kb_ kb_
thumb up yer arse
rulezadded on the 2006-11-03 18:01:32 by waffle waffle
rulezadded on the 2007-01-02 01:52:51 by junjanes junjanes
I can't believe I haven't thumbed this up yet. Seeing this for the first time was nothing short of a defining moment in my personal scene history.
rulezcdcadded on the 2007-01-02 15:17:16 by jobe jobe
rulezadded on the 2007-09-14 04:44:41 by texel texel
rulezadded on the 2007-09-16 21:23:48 by ton ton
rulezadded on the 2008-02-03 22:21:36 by blackpawn blackpawn
unique use of 2d
rulezadded on the 2008-02-03 23:11:56 by 0rel 0rel
Hey I once thumbed this down and now I like it :P
Must be the old times I wanted to see only code pr0n and couldn't understand these kind of demos :/
added on the 2008-03-07 23:01:08 by Optimus Optimus
rulezadded on the 2008-03-30 19:04:03 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulezadded on the 2008-07-11 01:42:40 by 4kum4 4kum4
my demoscener spirit was lacking this kind of demos
rulezadded on the 2008-08-13 22:28:52 by zeroshift zeroshift
rulezadded on the 2009-02-23 20:37:48 by yonx yonx

rulezadded on the 2009-02-24 04:49:42 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
nice - not really that great, but innovative
rulezadded on the 2009-03-14 00:06:17 by T$ T$
This is quite unique!
rulezadded on the 2009-04-24 18:14:11 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
rulezadded on the 2009-04-24 18:41:33 by Confused Confused
dude you're like a fire hydrant or some shit, gimme a break
added on the 2009-04-24 19:13:48 by Confused Confused
rulezadded on the 2009-04-24 20:34:28 by Sir Sir
Cool and it grows on you. Good music somehow.
rulezadded on the 2009-06-09 10:23:19 by raer raer
The real thing.
rulezadded on the 2009-06-09 14:04:24 by 4mat 4mat
rulezadded on the 2009-06-10 00:14:15 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
Really cool, but honestly to say that's a bit too abstract for me.
rulezadded on the 2009-07-11 21:55:58 by Bobic Bobic
ace, glitchy styled prod.
rulezadded on the 2010-02-02 07:20:31 by comankh comankh
~oh you~
rulezadded on the 2011-09-10 13:42:53 by provod provod
a bit tame and the visuals could be a bit more complex, but still very very good
rulezadded on the 2012-11-30 17:46:24 by noby noby
Sataro is art, with visuals from a different planet. The music, the sync, that visuals <3
rulezadded on the 2013-04-13 19:13:12 by mog mog

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