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Size Antimatters by Andromeda Software Development [web]
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release date : july 2008
release party : Euskal 2008
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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Fleas! (And a great tittle)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 03:05:50 by ham ham
White screen besides loader :(

XP SP2, ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, dual core 1.83GHz ...
added on the 2008-07-27 03:11:48 by stage7 stage7
I get the same problem as stage7, but I'm not going to complain, my whole setup is nearly 4 years old :).
Eagerly awaiting a video!
added on the 2008-07-27 03:18:35 by untitled untitled
white screen, fades to black on esc and stays there, not allowing anything except reboot.
added on the 2008-07-27 03:20:17 by Gargaj Gargaj
very very very very fu**ing cool :)

working on nvidia here btw.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 03:20:53 by keito keito
As we didn't have time to test this on ATI based systems (none of us has an ATI card unfortunately), navis will look into it when he gets back from Spain.
added on the 2008-07-27 03:21:37 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Aren't you supposed to win the demoparty NEXT week? Just kidding :-)

This is awesome stuff and one of those special ASD demos that show a totally unique visual style (like "Eryx"). Love it - congrats, Navis und aMUSIC!

PS: Imho this is the first demo that does the distortion stuff the right way... adding to the experience and not distracting from it.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 03:21:37 by Stebo Stebo
¡Hostia puta consagrada! :D

GeForce FX 5500: working.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 03:33:09 by stage7 stage7
Awesome! (8800 GTS)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 03:38:42 by Buckethead Buckethead
Nicely!! G-Force 6800GT here.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 04:40:00 by button button
doesn't work on ati, but the loading bar is sweet, i guess. (mobility radeon x1600, mobility firegl v5200) possibly driver issues, lifeforce hasn't run on either for months, perhaps incomplete implementation of framebuffer multisample.

reserving further judgment until tuesday when my GTX 280 comes.......
great nanotech flea power!
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 04:53:16 by loaderror loaderror
nanotechnologically spoken, it has some big balls! :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 05:20:06 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
Neo and Morpheus would love that one and so do I!
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 06:23:10 by Bobic Bobic
is there anyone on our great planet who can beat these alien stuff from asd ?
thx for this amazing trip asd !
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 06:37:08 by DJH of GCS! DJH of GCS!
Video PLEASE :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 07:02:57 by dcclark dcclark
Great once again. The microscopic scenes look gorgeous :)
Also nice graphics effort by Navis. The camerawork has improved dramatically over your previous demos.
Solid code, nice distortion and lighting effects.

Kudos for letting aMUSIC synch the music to the visuals by the way. Those damn musicians press some buttons here, turn some knobs there and tada! they have a song. Make them work! =)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 07:04:28 by ithaqua ithaqua
hi all,

the ati problem is something i will try to fix after i get home in a few hours. thanks for a great party sorry i didnt say goodbye but we had to leave early with optimus. ktake care
added on the 2008-07-27 09:47:26 by Navis Navis
Nice and interesting trip!
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 09:52:59 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
Thanx for this! It really rocks!
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 10:11:19 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Damn why do I have to be an ATI owner.. Waiting on the fix ;-)

Hmm, Astronautsebo, not a party next week, but at the end of august in the US of A ;-)
added on the 2008-07-27 10:52:22 by magic magic
rules once again
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 11:02:54 by nytrik nytrik
I can't find words to say how good it is.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 11:28:46 by pohar pohar
it took me some seconds to get into it but then it's a great trip into an underworld made of bio adn techno! polished effects and transistions are once again reinvented o_O

(sometimes i wish Navis had some uninspired down times :p)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 11:29:34 by Zest Zest
F****N BRILLIANT
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 12:08:12 by pasy pasy
these guys have ideas!
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 12:11:12 by marsulpi marsulpi
I'm not a big fan of this graphics style so it didn't induce palpatations and drooling like many previous ASD demos, but I can recognise the outstanding quality and effort in this demo.

The music was amazing as I've come to expect from Amusic and the distortion effects were nicely done.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 12:36:07 by Wade Wade
White screen on ATI X700...
added on the 2008-07-27 12:53:56 by stijn stijn
Worked fine under Wine (NVidia card). Interesting concept too.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 12:58:12 by Marq Marq
glitchy. fantastic.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 13:04:09 by comankh comankh
showing just "### loading and decrunching ###" and the music plays, plus esc crashes it in windowed mode on X1600.
added on the 2008-07-27 13:15:52 by uncle-x uncle-x
you have good eyes for design and good ears for good music.

that can only be a thumb up! keep on!
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 13:23:37 by daXX daXX
This is for the first scene
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 13:26:24 by kurli kurli
A few scenes after the first flea seemed boring and uninspired but the rest really makes up for it.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 13:32:30 by zoom zoom
I dig the microscope simulation !
The middle-part tastes so-so, but the lighting effects are beautiful.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 13:36:07 by willbe willbe
That's what happens when you bring work home.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 13:39:32 by xernobyl xernobyl
yes
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 13:52:22 by Warhead Warhead
video ?
added on the 2008-07-27 13:55:06 by wie8 wie8
its good, but i am still disappointed after seeing the screenshot and the beginning which was really great
added on the 2008-07-27 13:58:12 by hollowman hollowman
i demand a video.
pleaaase! :-)
added on the 2008-07-27 14:07:28 by v3nom v3nom
great
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 14:20:35 by skarab skarab
great!
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 14:29:33 by substrate substrate
great!
...the music vaguely reminded me of the knightrider-theme, tho.. :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 14:58:33 by red red
Great stuff
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 15:50:56 by mSW mSW
good, but the beginning was far cooler than the rest of the demo :). and i thought the soundtrack was kind of bland.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 16:16:19 by ryg ryg
ASD GOES PORTAL PROCESS <3<3<3
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 16:24:53 by Gargaj Gargaj
not my cup of tea designwise but the visuals are pretty darned stunning
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 16:31:32 by bfx bfx
überkrass...
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 16:33:09 by hashdash hashdash
exactly what ryg said.. the beginning was ace, the rest was just some glowfest... still very enjoyable tho :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 16:38:34 by Maali Maali
Awaiting tha videoz.
added on the 2008-07-27 16:50:39 by tomaes tomaes
Looks nice! The more 'Navis' style graphics with more traditional 'ASD' style 3D. I gues.. :)

It still has the 'when you have a second monitor attached I crash' problem, and near the end my laptop turned itself off because of overheating (what scared me shitless :))
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 16:53:41 by okkie okkie
nice. love the postprocessing. a bit long though, and maybe would work better with a different music. somewhat sluggish on my 7600gs.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 17:15:34 by blala blala
white screen :(
added on the 2008-07-27 17:33:12 by yumeji yumeji
As solo2 would say it:

- Music
- Logotype loading bar
added on the 2008-07-27 17:35:54 by psonice psonice
A slight bit less Knight Rider in the music would be nice tho ;)

Apart from this kinda more amusing than perturbing Detail (and the usual criticism that Navis could use a few more polygons in his 3D work) tho: Very likeable. Love the visual style and the textures/shaders just look ace at high resolutions. And I really like the mood it sets, visually as well as musically.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 18:02:28 by kb_ kb_
Way to messy for my taste
added on the 2008-07-27 18:25:44 by Zplex Zplex
video plz...
added on the 2008-07-27 18:46:38 by RRROAR RRROAR
No question , nice effects and usual well asd quality but for me it looks a bit like walls of ... with shaders on.

I mean no question its really great, honestly the screenshot made me hot like hell, at the end the demo was for asd standarts okay but not that brilliant.

But hey it still deserves 10 Thumbs up :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 18:48:19 by _H2o_ _H2o_
Fairly nice, a bit different then typical ASD demos.

Capped.tv capture is in the encoder. ;)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 19:05:34 by micksam7 micksam7
one can never get enough of navis' versatility when it comes to introducing new visual ideas. there's more than plenty of wonderful details and clever bits in this production. although it doesn't really work for me as a whole, self-contained piece of work, it easily combines enough creative originality for me to thrive on. i might not really get navis' storyline here (there isn't any cornier SF than an anthead getting screwed on robot feet) and i still think that a more consequent approach visually (sticking to the microscope visualisation, for example) would make a better demo, but heck, this blend of beauty sure made my day :) .

micksam7: fortunately, there is no such thing as a "typical ASD demo" no more
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 21:23:52 by monroe monroe
yeah... O_o--b
rulezcdc added on the 2008-07-27 21:33:26 by aha aha
nice stuff
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 21:35:39 by Premium Premium
Holy crap ;-) For the ideas, the execution.. Thumb! Funny thing that a bit remined me of the Tron 2.0 trailer I saw yesterday..
When you are in military service I will miss your productions for sure.. Never stop!
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 21:49:42 by magic magic
Watched the capture on Capped.tv as I'm one of those owning an ATI :)
And well, I was quite impressed. I'm a sucker for good machine-themed demos and in this regard I was not disappointed :). (The beginning was indeed the best part of the demo, but IMHO the rest was top-notch as well.)
In any case, possibly my favourite demo of the year so far, and certainly my new personal favourite from ASD.

Also, what Gargaj said(tm) :D
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 21:53:03 by Alpha C Alpha C
Slow as f¤%ck, crashes on exit... Perhaps something's wrong here? Core2 @ 1.66, geForce Go 7400, 4 Gb RAM.
added on the 2008-07-27 22:42:02 by kusma kusma
I as ATI owner demand a damn video!! (pretty pretty pleaseee???!! )
added on the 2008-07-27 22:46:18 by medron medron
medron: it's on capped.tv
added on the 2008-07-27 22:48:05 by Alpha C Alpha C
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rulez added on the 2008-07-27 23:37:16 by p01 p01
Just chiming in to say ATI 3870 X2 - "Loading and decrunching". Also refuses to quit on escape.
Surprising as always.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 23:51:42 by neoneye neoneye
Ok.. after seeing the video..
Actually nothing revolutionary here.. and i fail to spot the plot (if there is any)..
anyway.. a thumb up just for the great post processing and bug modeling.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 23:54:21 by medron medron
I really would have liked more micro scenes and less overused blue tron style worlds :)

But seriously, I can't give this demo anything different than a thumb up :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 23:55:19 by src src
I like it! Nice and consistent look, exciting build-up, and nice and comfortable music. The robot with the ant-head didn't quite convince me, though.
rulez added on the 2008-07-27 23:59:43 by kusma kusma
beautiful nanon machinery and laser guided structures, the music didn't tickle me but what the hell
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 00:23:24 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
nano !!
Liked it a lot, stunning visuals although was a bit flat for me, concept-wise. All in all a great demo though.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 00:40:37 by dv$ dv$
adding one more piggy to request ATI fix.
added on the 2008-07-28 00:45:56 by Calexico Calexico
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 00:46:14 by texel texel
<3
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 01:27:32 by rbz rbz
Great visuals! I wasn't very fond of the music, though.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 01:36:40 by Zeila Zeila
Yep, nice demo, even if the intersecting geometry was a bit annoying
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 01:48:45 by shash shash
sry ihad to press escape because the music is just ultra scheisse². kills the hole felling. but VERY nice visuals. so no thumb down
quite inspiring idea and pretty polished execution. And with aMusic's new take on demotunes I can't even complain about guitars any longer.. :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 02:59:52 by Paralax Paralax
Well, the concept (for those who look for one) is pretty simple in this case. It's a dead flea under an electronic microscope, and a trip through a nanobot construction facility showing how one of those is built, then when the trip is over, a few thousand of those nanobots get inside the flea and revive it (reconstruct a few stuff here, replace some stuff there then jumpstart the heart).

As for the music, it was a bit rushed as I started it really late (fuckings to busy schedules). And the comment about knight rider made me laugh. Really, all the time while I was writting this it never occured to me how similar it is to that theme.. I guess some melodies get engraved into our subconscious for ever!

Finally, navis is back home and he's looking into the ATI related problem.
added on the 2008-07-28 03:34:01 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Fawesome :D
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 04:30:20 by EviL EviL
enjoyable, the flea looks great
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 05:41:55 by artanis artanis
awesome...
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 05:59:19 by got got
cool concept, cool visuals, ok music

thumb!
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 07:25:38 by gopher gopher
wow!
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 07:37:12 by shadez shadez
music didn't help it..
added on the 2008-07-28 08:54:38 by panic panic
Quote:
As for the music, it was a bit rushed as I started it really late (fuckings to busy schedules). And the comment about knight rider made me laugh. Really, all the time while I was writting this it never occured to me how similar it is to that theme.. I guess some melodies get engraved into our subconscious for ever!
Right. We know you broke into Knight Rider's composer house and stole his pro-tools.

:P
added on the 2008-07-28 09:00:50 by p01 p01
finally a demo about MEMS :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 09:04:07 by scg_ scg_
Quote:
The robot with the ant-head didn't quite convince me, though.

This. I'm somewhat allergic to campy spider robots (see exhibit B: theta) and I have yet to see a demo where this is done right (kasparov was pretty close though).

Also this feels like an asd demo for people who don't like asd demos, may I dare say, even very fly-by-ish most of the time.

But I love the subtle way greetings and credits are handled here. Very nice touch.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 09:19:40 by tomaes tomaes
This is... awesome. It's exactly as a demo should be. Wonderful concept, strange realization, technically flawless execution and the magical otherworldliness that only few demos have. Plus I hate insects and you made my skin crawl ;)
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 10:26:04 by Preacher Preacher
ok, very-HQ video here (720p@60 9MBps H.264): ftp://ftp.untergrund.net/users/kb/videos/ASD%20-%20Size%20Antimatters.mp4

(oh, and the obligatory YouTube link)
added on the 2008-07-28 10:26:27 by kb_ kb_
Hi,

First of all mega thanks to kb_ and co. who captured our demo into video. Thanks man !

Second: if anyone wants to help me fix this ATI bug, all you need to do is send me an email at:

pataridis@yahoo.com

mentioning whether the demos metamorphosis (ATI fix) and any other ASD demos EXCLUDING lifeforce (for example animal attraction) work. I thought that the problem was with the texture compression, but didn't have enough time last night to investigate further. Thanks for your help.

About the demo:

This is a very honest demo basically, one that doesn't want to be taken too seriously. It is entertainment for the eyes and ears for only 5.30 mins and in the asd demos universe it is the sister demo of animal attraction, in the sense that it is 3D but not assembly-epic.
added on the 2008-07-28 10:41:08 by Navis Navis
I really have to say I found the theme (assembly line with biomechanical robots) to be so corny. It's been done countless times! Maybe it fits euskal, and in any case, the rendering is super nifty. I really like the shiny scanning lights.
added on the 2008-07-28 10:56:50 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Great concept.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 11:11:26 by Cj Cj
Technically impressive (as always)...
The intro is so beautiful, i almost faint.
Maybe the geometric part is a little bit too long...
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 11:11:34 by untel untel
I'm puzzled that everyone compares the (awesome) soundtrack to the Knight Rider theme. That never occured to me. When I listened to the track I was immediately reminded of old "ufo b-movies" from the 50s/60s due to the "duuuu-ieeee" sound effect in the refrain... Ufos are attacking the earth!!! Be up in arms!!!

Anyway: great demo, great track, great atmosphere!
added on the 2008-07-28 11:20:17 by Stebo Stebo
THIS IS ION TRAXX 2008
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 11:39:24 by v3nom v3nom
Very nice again, the music reminded me of Knight Rider :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 11:51:56 by Serpent Serpent
nice.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 11:54:59 by hfr hfr
..after reading the comments it seems i wasn´t the only one
added on the 2008-07-28 11:56:55 by Serpent Serpent
I am amazed how you guys can master so different demo styles so fast... this is one of these prods that make you think if you will some day master the GPU at these levels
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 12:08:41 by merlucin merlucin
The visuals area really nice - you really feel as if you're "under the microscope". I didn't get the "Knight Rider" reference (but then again, I never saw the show), but the music did very little for me - a bit dull, and I thought the mixing was strange (like, some of the leads were way to high, and such things), but it's not really any worse than many demos, just.. not what I'm used to from amusic. :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 12:16:21 by gloom gloom
Definitly get my thumb though it wasn't my graphic style and found the music really boring.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 13:16:34 by __ __
Great, but I'm not sure how much I like it as a demo. I need to see it realtime I think :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 13:27:09 by psonice psonice
Simply amazing!
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 13:40:52 by Optimus Optimus
pr0ncoder
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 15:37:26 by XT95 XT95
Some nice shaders and modelling and such but overall I found it completely dull. Also, I wouldn't mention it if it wasn't for Navis talking about demo names in his seminar, but that's one of the worst names I've ever seen :P
ah yes you may so but as it happens the title "size antimatters" is unique across the entire internets, which makes searching for comments/material a much easier task ;-).

By the way the title is a first in that it was not conceived by any asd member but rather from an outsider. We liked the word play so we decided to keep it.
added on the 2008-07-28 15:53:04 by Navis Navis
grey and boring
added on the 2008-07-28 16:06:53 by zefyros zefyros
Ok after watching the demo the concept that aMUSIC described left me kind of confused. I got the dead flea part but the whole nanobot construction facility went way over my head (but I guess I didn't think of the possibility that the facility itself would be microscopic). Oh well, at least I enjoyed some of the visuals.
added on the 2008-07-28 16:27:12 by ravity ravity
nice :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 16:55:53 by KILE KILE
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 17:53:01 by Lazarus Lazarus
I like the visuals and music. The demo feels a bit too long though
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 17:58:19 by dairos dairos
Awesome at nearly all aspects but the giant overdose of cut-to-blacks really ruined the experience for me. Music was ace though.
added on the 2008-07-28 18:08:49 by stijn stijn
Doesn't work on my comp. I only got the music and I'm stuck on the decrunching screen :(
added on the 2008-07-28 18:16:39 by Moby Moby
rlz.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 19:30:01 by wie8 wie8
ohhhhh.... again and again!! the microscope effect rules!!!
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 19:47:53 by xphere xphere
Stays at the decrunching screen with music here too (HD3870/cat8.8beta). Running through glintercept reveals a single texture compression opengl error.
added on the 2008-07-28 20:10:49 by Psycho Psycho
hammergeil.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 20:24:40 by twh twh
i feel so small
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 20:53:48 by 0rel 0rel
kool
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 21:29:53 by Rebell Rebell
It has relevant guts. One of my fav demos from ASD, although it kinda lacked pace here and there, almost falling into flyby-ism.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 21:39:49 by dixan dixan
ATI FIXED:

www.asd.gr/~navis/ASD-Size antimatters.rar

anyone care to confirm ?
added on the 2008-07-28 21:40:27 by Navis Navis
(in 4 mins, still uploading :-/ )
added on the 2008-07-28 21:41:41 by Navis Navis
Nope sorry :(

X740 here with 3,2ghz 1gb ram p4

still white screen after loading and decrunching.. :/
added on the 2008-07-28 21:48:54 by magic magic
works on x1950pro(latest drivers)
added on the 2008-07-28 22:05:15 by Spinball Spinball
You guys are seriously sick. I'll go cry my mother and i'll come back in some days.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 22:19:40 by iks iks
First scene was promising, but then it went nowhere. Some random 3D scenes with glow and a glitch effect? Boring.
sucks added on the 2008-07-28 23:06:33 by teel teel
teel: Yeah, it doesn't have any decent code either, it simply is just a bad, bad demo. Really deserved to get a "sucks" from you I think, like random russian .werkzeug prods. Because, really, "sucks" is just the word that applies to this prod. It sure as hell isn't "ok" - it "sucks" for real!

I sure am glad we have such insightful reviewers as you here teel - thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings on demos, because as we all know, you're behind a mountain of masterpieces yourself and therefore you are, dare I say, _overqualified_ to even grace us with your presence!

..or; you can fuck off.
added on the 2008-07-28 23:13:26 by gloom gloom
works on x1600 mobility
added on the 2008-07-28 23:16:18 by hollowman hollowman
gloom: everything will be FINE, ok?
added on the 2008-07-28 23:21:55 by Gargaj Gargaj
Ah, the good old sequence...
1. troll / jackass
2. insane apologist
3. mr. nice guy trying to bring peace to the wirld
4. some random idiot commenting from the side
JSYK.
added on the 2008-07-28 23:27:08 by kb_ kb_
Works on 3870. Great! Although not as great as other ASD productions, but eh...

The magnification is all off! at 300kx you would be peeping at single molecules.


rulez added on the 2008-07-28 23:28:16 by Calexico Calexico
Just beautiful. Once again you have proven that ASD can do demos varying in style. The ambience is great and the music fits well to it.

*hugs gloom*
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 23:31:38 by masterm masterm
Works fine on my x1950. Great ASD production as usuall.
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 23:34:03 by #535 #535
kb: Actually, if you swap 2. and 4. in your list, it fits even better :)

Gargaj: I'll cut down on the Kool-Aid.
added on the 2008-07-28 23:41:57 by gloom gloom
two thumbs up, I'll give the second one IRL
rulez added on the 2008-07-28 23:49:59 by thec thec
Decent, but I somehow feel that the music and visuals did not connect very well.
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 00:21:07 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
Now works on my x1600xt. Quite enjoyable and a nice timely fix. :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 00:28:42 by raina raina
The fixed version does not work on my Radeon 9800pro (stays in loading screen while music begins to play) but I don't know if it is meant to work on this old card :)
added on the 2008-07-29 00:29:54 by src src
works on 2900xt too \0/ thanks
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 00:30:03 by Baz Baz
This (as do other images of microscopic insects) cause a strange itching sensation on my skin. Must be my over-reacting mind. Thus, I find the experience almost unbearably uncomfortable, and thus I am quite unable to like this at all, so piggy it is.
added on the 2008-07-29 02:16:41 by visy visy
come on ASD, you can do better
sucks added on the 2008-07-29 02:17:58 by aegis aegis
Some very nice visuals, I especially liked the dead bug model, and the scene with the very bright projective grid texture onto the otherwise dark environment.
I disliked the occasional interference effect, I think it was anoying, disrupted my attention considerably.
The music had its moments but all in all I think it was rather dull and repetitive (as was some of the scenes of the demo, so you might say it fits :)
All in all, definitely not my favourite ASD demo, yet decent in all ways, and enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 02:40:31 by Nuclear Nuclear
sry but, I think that there is no way to say this in english..
ASD se fueron a la mierda! *_*
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 02:55:11 by pera pera
perfect
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 02:59:18 by RufUsul RufUsul
beautiful
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 03:20:10 by Line Line
greetings to gloom for being an ass. I mean, what the fuck?
added on the 2008-07-29 03:39:11 by kusma kusma
thumbs up for glooms hilarious comment!

and the demo was fine too, even thought I cannot really disagree with teel.
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 06:22:06 by sauli sauli
Oh wow. Gloom having that time of the month or something? Sorry if my personal opinion offended you that much. I missed the part that Pouet needs a "Gloom certificate of quality" for your works to post nowadays.

Anyways, although this demo has it's moments and undeniably has some technical quality, it really doesn't carry out all the way. After the beginning it doesn't seem to really go anywhere, it's just one nice looking scene after another and it failed to keep me interested. Also I feel that the music was much too clean for the somewhat glitchy visuals and otherwise not the quality I've heard from Amusic before. So in the end, despite some of the nice things, this feels just empty. But, hey, that's just my fucking subjective opinion. Anyone is free to ignore it. It's a free world after all.
added on the 2008-07-29 07:10:52 by teel teel
works on v5200

very cool with the nano stuff, but the parts 3/4 through, its all white, and I cant see a thing.
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 07:15:19 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Some masterly use of shaders. Wonderful to see a group doing varied stuff too. What praeter said about too white. The glow goes completely nuts on my x1950. So much so , half the screen is just whited out.

@Navis were the motion paths hand coded or have you gone to tools now?
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 07:42:54 by auld auld
Read some comments - couldn't be bothered to read them all.
Doesn't matter, anyway, as I, once again, am totally blown away by the sick mind of Navis.
Where the hell to do you come up with these ideas? All the motion going on here, it's just mindblowing. I bow in the dust before you, feeling damn proud that I've just witnessed another masterpiece of the demo scene.
Ok, ok - reality check. It's not without flaws - the history is a bit.... well, let's just call it "flawed" (I won't offend anyone that way, I guess)... and it IS just a couple of scenes. Not much variation, some would say. But I say: helluva lot o' variation within the single scenes them selves - I mean, it's not like Debris, which was more or less the same during the entire show, just with different camera angles - no, this one shows different things happening in different places in the same scene and, so far, I haven't gone tired from watching it.
Phew, huge comment, this one....
The colour scheme is amazingly beautiful - very carefully picked colours, I think.
The music is perhaps not the best aMusic ever did, but fits this kind of production kind of well, I think. A bit of Jarre in the beginning there - and also here and there in the main parts.
Overall, very good production and very cool to support a "small" party with such a HQ production, instead of "just" going for the big bucks at ASM.
Mad props! (yes, it's an 80s expression - so what? So are the words "demo scene"!) ;)
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 10:02:28 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
i so wanted to like this one, but after the great intro with the bug, they showed me a very bland world of the usual pipes and machinery, some fancy bloom & glow whatever-shaders accompanied with the most boring demotune of this year. Maybe i didnt 'get' it, maybe im spoiled by the rest of ASD's great demo's. i wont thump it down, coz i do respect the amount of work that has gone into this, but it just wasnt for me i guess. bring back the nuclear explosions and cheesy guitars plz. ;)
added on the 2008-07-29 10:27:14 by s0r s0r
I didn't like it... it's probably the music which doesn't really fit the visuals and it's far from being elaborate IMO.

Definitely not a thumb down, it has technical quality, but as a whole, I didn't find it very entertaining
added on the 2008-07-29 10:42:29 by Jcl Jcl
> Overall, very good production and very cool to support a "small" party with such a HQ production, instead of "just" going for the big bucks at ASM.

Just to say that the prizes at Euskal are not inconsiderable too (although massively reduced from last year). It is a great place to be, and with some nice prizes I think it should attract more international audience next time.
added on the 2008-07-29 11:22:56 by Navis Navis
Works now. Thanks for the fix ! Great stuff, just superb on my 40" screen :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 11:42:06 by Moby Moby
The intro showed great promise, then the concept got lost (at least for me) among the usual glowing flyby stuff, making the whole demo simply monotonous and boring. I found the music to be totally out of place as well.

My thumb still goes up though, for the very pleasant visuals. I also enjoyed the coherence in design I miss in the random "epic" fireworks -line of ASD releases. Looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with next :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 12:17:09 by break break
really good!! although creepy ant-head!
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 12:41:53 by frits_gr frits_gr
Well, Assembly 2008 prices are Ridiculous already.
and seems the rest of partyscene just don't care.
added on the 2008-07-29 12:55:17 by 24 24
Nutman: Euskal has ~5000 visitors and 1st prize for democompo was 4500€ until this year :)
added on the 2008-07-29 13:50:59 by ithaqua ithaqua
Righty, after watching it properly: I'm not so keen on the music. The ant-head looked somehow out of place, something more on the flea scale would have worked better perhaps (but I guess finding one might be hard!). I didn't like the 'show the same thing twice from different angles' thing - it feels like one of those cheap 80s action films where they can't afford many stunts, so they show the ones they have 3 times :D

Apart from those things, great stuff. I really like the distortion effect - it's pure hollywood "unrealistic but looks good" stuff, but that works well here. Well designed scenes too on the whole.
added on the 2008-07-29 13:52:44 by psonice psonice
Visually amazing once again. But this is the first time I can't relate much to the music. And I keep imagining what the atmosphere would have been if this had some psycho, eerie, spooky music. But that might have built up too much expectation for the rest of the demo, and might not have gone down well with the fast-paced second half of the demo. In any case, truly inspiring once again to see what you guys come up with here.
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 13:57:20 by Axel Axel
@Nutman:
When we arrived to the party with Navis, he did a funny (for us) comment. "The biggest party I've been was The Gattering, and this is even bigger".

;)
added on the 2008-07-29 14:50:14 by mrdoob mrdoob
this demo so antisucks!!!
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 14:57:05 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
oh, and it works on a HD2600XT and even on a 6 years old Athlon XP 1900+
Great show, but as ryg I thought this demo lost a little about the middle, the beginning is by far the coolest.
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 15:34:08 by d3pth d3pth
Wow! Great atmosphere and shaders. If the whole demo would have been as intense as the first scene, this would have been my favorite production of the year.

@magic: hahahahahahaha. I spare my comment.
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 19:35:35 by pixtur pixtur
Pixture: i know i know, I will upgrade soon ;P
added on the 2008-07-29 19:36:53 by magic magic
Very very cool in places, but still nfc what was going on :) had to watch the vid, white screen on Radeon 9800XTD, even when using the fixed ATI version.
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 22:38:48 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
I really liked watching this so I watched it again and I liked it even more.

Microscopic insects, laser beams, cyborg insects and a really great song to chill out while watching it makes me smile :D

and it's opengl, and the sound track is seperate so it can be listened to in the background while doing other stuff.

Very Good.

rulez added on the 2008-07-29 22:40:08 by Shockwave Shockwave
It's always annoying when foreigners come to Spain to steal our prizes ;)
rulez added on the 2008-07-29 23:07:07 by mrdoob mrdoob
runs slow as hell on my core2 1.6ghz x1400 512mb. and ironically, the videocapture runs slower than the demo itself. however, not that bad, i like it.
added on the 2008-07-30 00:38:27 by rmeht rmeht
Nice glitchy demo
rulez added on the 2008-07-30 02:35:02 by Steel Steel
@trace: we have to work harder, then!
added on the 2008-07-30 02:47:58 by stage7 stage7
i liked the demo alot but the music.. sorry amusic but no.. someone defnitly needs to remix it to cut the cheese in that imho. :S
added on the 2008-07-30 03:01:44 by psenough psenough
ASD phatness :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-30 03:02:50 by bdk bdk
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rulez added on the 2008-07-30 04:21:24 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
outstanding!
rulez added on the 2008-07-30 06:37:25 by blackpawn blackpawn
nice visuals, but music spoils it bigtime... hope someone will come up with the remix :)
added on the 2008-07-30 17:28:51 by dominator dominator
No need to discuss it, this is just brilliant!

magic: You should have signed up for one of them nVidia demo boxes. :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-30 17:40:31 by ekoli ekoli
Ekoli: I think I should have, but than again untill this ASD demo was released all previous ASD demos worked fine on my config :)
added on the 2008-07-30 18:54:35 by magic magic
mmm, sorry, didn't see the ati fix. work fine on a x1400
rulez added on the 2008-07-31 00:31:32 by rmeht rmeht
very very nice and enjoyable. thx once more!
rulez added on the 2008-07-31 18:42:57 by iq iq
instead of nothing i now get flashes of white and black after the loading on x1600 (through parallels on macosx), could be the emulator, dont have dualboot installed to check :(
added on the 2008-07-31 19:09:59 by psenough psenough
ps: it is just running on "tpolm friendly" mode, just for you :^).
added on the 2008-07-31 21:14:03 by Navis Navis
:D
added on the 2008-07-31 21:27:30 by psenough psenough
very nice
great stuff! thanks so much for the quick fix for us ATI people (works well on my X1650 now)
rulez added on the 2008-07-31 22:39:46 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
almost 6 minutes of MACROo is good :)
added on the 2008-08-01 09:25:41 by Manwe Manwe
overall very good - but some of post processing effects kind of ruined it for me - meaning, i thought the demo might have looked better without them.
added on the 2008-08-01 12:08:46 by coma coma
Nice shaders and models, but some really uglly colors here and there..
rulez added on the 2008-08-01 18:45:25 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Just great stuff again.
rulez added on the 2008-08-01 20:52:16 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
brilliant stuff =)
rulez added on the 2008-08-01 22:30:26 by sof_max sof_max
like the colors and post effects. you-simply-rule.
rulez added on the 2008-08-01 22:57:40 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
this is really great but I can't run the demo itself (white screen presumably due to no PS 3.0) or watch the super high res video properly (1280x720 mp4 = computer death)
rulez added on the 2008-08-02 09:15:46 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
wow an asd demo using speedfisters color scheme! now that's gotta be a huge milestone. but no, navis seriously way too much noise and umm more noise? :/
added on the 2008-08-02 14:19:29 by decipher decipher
It's a liiiiittle bit boring, methinks. No-one doubts the skills are there, but this is rather 'meh', sorry :/
added on the 2008-08-02 14:33:41 by farfar farfar
i really like the look of this demo. it has enough elements to keep me interested, esp. the flea scene is great. but - as usual in asd demos - i don't think that the music supports the visuals. i mean, it's far from being a bad soundtrack but it sounds so damn "demoish" and dowdy.
rulez added on the 2008-08-02 15:23:42 by a-move a-move
fuckin ace!
rulez added on the 2008-08-02 15:45:03 by trigger trigger
Cheers navis, works well on ATi now. Nice production, cool shaders.
rulez added on the 2008-08-02 15:49:40 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
It started OK, but it got really neat. Kudos to that ant head. LOL!
rulez added on the 2008-08-02 20:22:13 by AntDude AntDude
woow.. superb effects, killer music, incredible demo. navis is my idol
rulez added on the 2008-08-02 20:43:32 by spritus spritus
Absolute great !
rulez added on the 2008-08-02 21:02:04 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
bleh
added on the 2008-08-02 22:43:52 by dila dila
Great idea with superb realization + sound by amusic. That ant-thingie reminded me "Galapagos" (game). Screen
rulez added on the 2008-08-02 23:40:59 by wrthlss wrthlss
I had to watch it twice in order to really appreciate it, but wow, this is really great.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 01:20:50 by wullon wullon
the music was a real disappointment + it doesn't fit the demo imo. the visuals are ace though.
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 16:57:31 by prm prm
it really has a bug inside - a good one ...
rulez added on the 2008-08-03 21:37:49 by ck ck
well its prolly well made and everything... but I find it boring sadly...
added on the 2008-08-04 02:11:53 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
loved it, like often.
rulez added on the 2008-08-04 22:45:07 by SoundSquare SoundSquare
this is for the intro part
rulez added on the 2008-08-06 00:22:16 by Sir Sir
same as SIR/SCX ... but i must say the whole demo is nice. good job : )
rulez added on the 2008-08-07 17:21:59 by highlife highlife
Nice
rulez added on the 2008-08-08 12:11:09 by Emod Emod
- Fantastic bug scene in the beginning
- Very nice music (hey, I am an 80ies man)
- Distortions
- Works on wine
rulez added on the 2008-08-08 16:34:29 by moT moT
Great visuals as always! The music had some great parts and some ok parts, and could have been better. All in all a solid production.
rulez added on the 2008-08-09 15:57:59 by morten morten
Great mood.
rulez added on the 2008-08-10 08:02:20 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
we were napping on evoke 2008 when this came on the bigscreen and i woke up from the music... half asleep i stared at the screen and was instantly captivated. it fitted so well with my dreams.

soundtrack link please.
rulez added on the 2008-08-10 21:42:36 by paniq paniq
Extremely impressive!
rulez added on the 2008-08-13 01:24:37 by Paranoid Paranoid
I've got the feeling that many groups are going to use distortions since still's invoke, it's starting to become a tradition...
Nevertheless a well done production
rulez added on the 2008-08-13 17:15:37 by xTr1m xTr1m
Music is not to my liking here. Nontheless, in all very rule.

XTrim, i think this style derives rathermore from the old http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=12028
rulez added on the 2008-08-14 01:26:24 by eye eye
Thanks for the ride! :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-14 15:12:57 by Mystra Mystra
I really liked the ideas and they reminded me of demos from the mid-90's...however, I think some of the distortion filters were a bit distracting at times....still a great prod though.
rulez added on the 2008-08-14 19:17:05 by ferris ferris
Ah, ok - thanks for the comments, guys.
I didn't realise Euskal was huge. Can't recall any major releases from Euskal. Is it mainly a LAN party????
Mandriva 2008.1 32bit, 8800GTS, wine - runs perfectly.

Jaw dropping prod as usual. :)

rulez added on the 2008-08-17 23:42:52 by F-T-L F-T-L
music is ok, the rest is boring. :(
added on the 2008-08-18 20:42:10 by Pit Pit
doesnt work good on vista/gforce 8800 here
added on the 2008-08-19 22:54:55 by Hexogen Hexogen
good work
rulez added on the 2008-08-21 09:58:26 by the_aharonid the_aharonid
very nice demo
rulez added on the 2008-08-23 02:40:36 by Dark Rat Dark Rat
Didn't really like this one. I'm not sure what it is, but it doesn't seem up to the standard of previous ASD stuff. It's a pretty high standard to meet though, so pig.
added on the 2008-08-24 05:56:15 by LSnK LSnK
well, now that i just saw it on the bigscreen..
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 00:00:25 by phoenix phoenix
navis presented this to us at nvscene on the big screen. It looks really nice! The music is pretty good, although I'd like to hear a more forceful rhythm. The noise at the end is nice.
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 00:03:13 by gd gd
Another one of the great ASD Demos, still can not kick Lifeforce down from my watching charts :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 19:48:15 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
another great ASD Demo ...
rulez added on the 2008-09-24 14:10:09 by stewa_sk8 stewa_sk8
This might be my personal favotite ASD demo so far.
rulez added on the 2008-09-29 13:19:56 by neptun neptun
Brilliant Demo. Love it ;-)
rulez added on the 2008-11-22 22:48:38 by bladerunner bladerunner
I loved it! Especially the "dark lights" shading is amazing!!
rulez added on the 2008-11-25 10:01:29 by BadSector BadSector
Marvellous! Reminds me partly of Tron, CaptainFuture, Walls of Eryx and Anorgatronikum
rulez added on the 2009-01-05 23:55:02 by T$ T$
Great idea, a little boring ecxecution. Too much fly-by only scenes. The music was very good time to time, especially the eerie melodie.
added on the 2009-01-11 02:10:23 by pahamoka pahamoka
kinda boring, but well done.
rulez added on the 2009-02-14 10:48:43 by TrX TrX
one other jewel by my fav grp ! awesome
rulez added on the 2009-02-19 09:23:25 by bull bull
not my cup of tea
sucks added on the 2009-03-27 17:12:34 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
Piggy, it's far below their abilities, both in terms of design and graphics, though first scene is very nice.
added on the 2009-04-06 16:21:31 by aizen aizen
Very nice. Far from ASD's best, but quite enjoyable nevertheless :).
rulez added on the 2009-04-06 16:35:46 by elfan elfan
At least the begining of a concept
rulez added on the 2009-04-12 18:34:06 by doh doh
Love the nano-theme. Music and visuals are very good.
rulez added on the 2009-04-14 13:38:36 by neglesaks neglesaks
Great visuals, good soundtrack, another masterpiece.
rulez added on the 2009-04-15 11:05:29 by gaspode gaspode
some really nice effects, but all in all too longbreathed - it bored me to fast
added on the 2009-04-20 13:43:51 by RA RA
What everybody said plus my opinion.
added on the 2009-04-20 13:44:47 by Zweckform Zweckform
Great!
rulez added on the 2009-07-25 19:12:37 by aizen aizen
glow/bloom, tentacles, lasers and more. what is there not to like? :)
rulez added on the 2009-07-25 20:10:11 by emoon emoon
thumb missing
rulez added on the 2009-07-26 12:57:01 by noby noby
Great prod, although a little inconsistent.
rulez added on the 2009-07-26 21:45:12 by alienus alienus
rulez added on the 2009-08-06 00:14:05 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
Wonderful and I really like the music too.
rulez added on the 2009-08-11 20:44:51 by besh besh
.Awsome
rulez added on the 2009-11-06 18:52:06 by Defiance Defiance
The visuals are great and the video effects introduce a certain level of believability however the big issue I have with this production is the music. Without saying it's downright atrocious (fuck, I said it) it's tiny, plaintive sounds undermine the confidence that should fit such visuals. An electro track would work a ton better, and I'm really tempted to try out replacing the mp3 with another one.
added on the 2010-01-24 09:16:16 by _-_-__ _-_-__
what _-_-__ said
rulez added on the 2010-04-26 21:11:59 by moqui moqui
_-_-__ gets the point...
Let's see the remix.
added on the 2010-04-27 10:03:06 by untel untel
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rulez added on the 2010-08-02 18:12:07 by preston preston
Absolutely excellent.
rulez added on the 2010-08-03 10:08:17 by Eldrik Eldrik
No thumb from me? Damn.
rulez added on the 2010-08-03 10:11:03 by raer raer
Now this is a proper demo. Observe the lack of ultra-cheezy progrock. Observe the real concept instead of ADHD visual storm.
rulez added on the 2010-10-08 02:15:37 by glxblt glxblt
...and +1 on _-_-__'s comment. This needs electro.
added on the 2010-10-08 02:16:33 by glxblt glxblt
very nice
rulez added on the 2011-01-04 15:16:22 by joooo joooo
one of the best asd demos imho.
rulez added on the 2011-01-04 15:28:26 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
=)
rulez added on the 2011-02-04 03:45:26 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Excellent things in this prod and the music in this demo was very cool!
rulez added on the 2011-03-03 16:44:13 by SoDa7 SoDa7
I think the visuals are really great. The music is not my cup of tea at all.

Also: Main download link is 404'ed.
added on the 2011-03-22 13:46:15 by revival revival
forgot to thumb that one!
rulez added on the 2011-05-04 15:04:20 by zerkman zerkman
Really cool demo!

Made a Highres Youtube Rip for it too:
YOUTUBE: Size Antimatters by ASD (1080p)
rulez added on the 2011-07-19 19:48:56 by anni anni
rulez added on the 2011-10-01 16:39:21 by nhi nhi
micro cool
rulez added on the 2011-10-12 23:15:23 by phobium phobium
a really great demo! I just discovered it today!
rulez added on the 2011-10-13 09:42:11 by rez rez
More baked-in lighting than an EZ-Bake Oven.. but it's still a really awesome demo.
rulez added on the 2011-10-25 21:34:24 by t-zero t-zero
nice nice
rulez added on the 2012-02-28 20:38:31 by Frequent Frequent
Excellent !
rulez added on the 2012-04-01 20:17:33 by _JUL_ _JUL_
Magnificent production inspired by science and technology.
rulez added on the 2012-04-24 19:01:22 by zbyndek zbyndek
nice (especially the first half)
rulez added on the 2012-09-20 13:38:22 by nekomono nekomono
3/5.
rulez added on the 2012-09-21 17:50:53 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Really notable direction.
Great sincronization.
Cool composite effects.
The music perfectly fits.
Intense feeling overall.
I finnish the watch with the idea that something weird and misterious is hidden inside atoms, machines, and everyday life.
rulez added on the 2012-10-26 10:11:19 by JaK JaK
Still incredibly awesome!
rulez added on the 2013-03-29 21:27:07 by ponce ponce
I should have thumbed it up before!
Cool name, nice flea rendering!
rulez added on the 2013-03-29 21:42:26 by baah baah
great!
rulez added on the 2013-07-15 20:09:34 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2013-07-24 19:26:28 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
rulez added on the 2013-07-26 20:51:40 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
I am not too fond of the content or storyline in general which I found bland at moments, but the opening is absolutely brilliant.
rulez added on the 2013-08-03 09:08:45 by Zavie Zavie
rulez added on the 2014-03-22 15:20:21 by Salinga Salinga
nice rendering style :)
rulez added on the 2014-07-02 17:49:11 by las las
What Zavie said.
rulez added on the 2014-07-14 20:40:51 by Kylearan Kylearan
one of the better asd prods :)
rulez added on the 2014-07-16 17:54:06 by cupe cupe
Cool and interesting style and well executed.
rulez added on the 2014-07-23 01:15:56 by drift drift
nice style
rulez added on the 2015-05-03 00:58:06 by mantratronic mantratronic
Music is rather cheesy, but the visuals and the camera work make up for that in droves.
rulez added on the 2015-10-07 17:34:25 by moozooh moozooh
I like the SEM gears and the reference to the Tron communications tower.
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