Taxi 247 by Lazarus
screenshot added by Lazarus on 2009-03-24 06:52:43
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release date : march 2009
release party : scene.pl code compo 2009
compo : coding
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 21
  • is ok 20
  • sucks 2
popularity : 0%
  • rulez 0.44
alltime top: #3503
added on the 2009-03-24 06:52:43 by Lazarus Lazarus

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Hello, this is an unfinished compo version, done in 3 days. Stay tuned for final.

YouTube HD video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8WD9XVKH-M
added on the 2009-03-24 06:58:46 by Lazarus Lazarus
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 08:06:31 by magic magic
Very atmospheric. I think it would've been better without the taxis though..
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 08:59:26 by Preacher Preacher
Massive amounts of z-fightings on my setup. very promising nevertheless !
added on the 2009-03-24 09:10:00 by nulstein nulstein
great, especially for a 3-day-job
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 09:20:19 by wullon wullon
nice one
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 09:33:58 by bfx bfx
decent but there really is too much z-fighting
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 12:07:13 by Confused Confused
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 12:35:42 by Bobic Bobic
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 13:40:35 by TMB & ReeBoK TMB & ReeBoK
I happen to love white blocks with soft shadows and or ambient occlusion and such, and this one does it quite well. Therefore, thump up.
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 13:52:32 by noby noby
Very nice work!
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 14:15:13 by Dano Dano
sorry. if this would be 4k ok !
but flickers in the beginning, taxis are out of place and i really dislike it !
sucksadded on the 2009-03-24 14:25:50 by hArDy. hArDy.
i saw it on youtube :) days ago, thx mr ****!
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 14:34:38 by 24 24
added on the 2009-03-24 14:36:21 by zefyros zefyros
i don't see the point of it unless it's some sort of test scene for AO but even then it shouldn't be released as a prod.
added on the 2009-03-24 15:36:42 by pommak pommak
Great! And very realistic! A city with that many taxis would have no other population at all because of all the accidents!

The ambient occlusion could look better and I don't like the black on it.
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 16:40:11 by xernobyl xernobyl
it's ok.
added on the 2009-03-24 17:00:35 by v3nom v3nom
4k of content.
added on the 2009-03-24 17:05:32 by raer raer
What nulstein and shrOOm said.
added on the 2009-03-24 17:20:43 by XT95 XT95
I love everything with cities in it. Prefer the countryside though.
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 17:24:38 by esau esau
Ok, I'll stay tuned for the final version because this lacks demo.
added on the 2009-03-24 17:45:47 by thec thec
nothing special... could be done in 4k. i wait for the final version.
added on the 2009-03-24 17:56:44 by src src
me too.
added on the 2009-03-24 18:24:10 by Sir Sir
Thank you for thumb up's!

The z-fighting on some gfx cards is a known problem, but it was already after the deadline when I noticed it on a different card (this was developed on Radeon HD 3650 and it worked fine). I'll try to rescale the geometry or make adjustments to zNear and zFar.

I see that some things should be sorted out; the compo was to code an effect, not a full demo or an intro. Even the music wasn't required at all. Compo theme was: "Crazy checkerboard" (any interpretation).

And yes, I'm aware that what you can see here could be done in 4kB. The question is, will it be possible to code the final version in 4kB? :)
added on the 2009-03-24 19:01:10 by Lazarus Lazarus
I second Preacher for the yellow cab.
I like this kind of black/grey/white rendering
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 19:15:06 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 19:30:06 by Buckethead Buckethead
nah. greeble-plugin and something that looks like baked ao.

How to make this 4k: You can do the scene with very few vertices. Store the buildings, size optimize your shader. That could work, but it won't be as easy as it looks :)
added on the 2009-03-24 19:44:56 by quisten quisten
yeah, taxis are out of place, or out of colour here. even if you do it with coloured taxis, then maybe you should add some more coloured elements along the trip - ribbons or whatever. anyway, it has nice vibe in here.
added on the 2009-03-24 20:08:15 by elfh elfh
Looks like average-designed 4k demo but takes 10 Mbytes of hard drive space. I do not thumb it down only because I like scy-scrapers.
added on the 2009-03-24 20:22:05 by stan_1901 stan_1901
looks great
rulezadded on the 2009-03-24 23:50:33 by T$ T$
waiting for the final
rulezadded on the 2009-03-25 03:25:47 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
rulezadded on the 2009-03-25 03:44:15 by comankh comankh
okish noting awesom about it
added on the 2009-03-25 14:16:49 by panic panic
rulezadded on the 2009-03-27 15:07:06 by bumble-bee bumble-bee
Micropolis with AO but no robot nor trains :)
rulezadded on the 2009-03-27 15:34:45 by stage7 stage7
rulezadded on the 2009-03-27 21:37:04 by Manwe Manwe
3d obj viewer != demo
sucksadded on the 2009-03-28 11:07:15 by Tigrou Tigrou
Taxis dont fit at all. Rest of it is nice.
added on the 2009-03-28 17:26:24 by Mtl Mtl
Nice looking city. Thumbs up for that. A bit empty scene. Maybe something in the background instead of black?
added on the 2009-03-28 21:22:28 by Optimus Optimus
rulezadded on the 2009-03-29 17:27:03 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
looking nice, but not much happening.
added on the 2009-04-01 22:35:06 by Alpha C Alpha C
put it in 4k and will rule :)
added on the 2009-04-21 14:49:58 by rnd rnd

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