blunderbuss by Fairlight [web]
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release date : october 2009
release party : Main 2009
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 226
  • is ok 25
  • sucks 7
popularity : 5%
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Very moody with nice visuals and very atmospheric music...
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 11:43:15 by sim sim
I really liked this!
Timing of the words was a bit too early, but I'm not sure if this was because of the live stream - have to watch it again at home.
The effect is really neat - I'd love to see some gfx/images/whatever "shaded" with the effect too (like the words).
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 11:45:39 by Puryx Puryx
wow, that was beautiful

rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 11:46:46 by stijn stijn
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 11:48:26 by CrossProduct CrossProduct
Good spinoff. Advanced, simple, clean.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 11:49:14 by Hyde Hyde
could've used a teeeeeeny bit more direction, but otherwise it's beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 11:52:57 by Gargaj Gargaj
really nice
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 11:56:00 by tobé tobé
Beautiful "1 effect" show. ;)
added on the 2009-10-05 12:03:10 by StingRay StingRay
absolutely georgeous !
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 12:53:32 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
proud winner of the recycled winamp plugin compo!
added on the 2009-10-05 12:54:46 by blala blala
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 12:58:20 by starbuck starbuck
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 13:00:18 by scg_ scg_
blala: id like to have that plugin on my winamp, show me :)
added on the 2009-10-05 13:01:01 by smash smash
Lovely 10⁶ particles fluid simulation running entirely on the GPU. Progress++ imo. Now, next time do something sensible with the CPU aswell! :) I might be misinformed though...
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 13:07:20 by JackAsser JackAsser
great effect. as a it could have been abit better with a few extra touches me thinks. but i liked it alot as it was aswell :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 13:09:20 by psenough psenough
a beautiful combination of a great song and one very nice looking effect. love it!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 13:13:34 by gopher gopher
really nice and stylish.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 13:13:59 by glow glow
Amazing visuals! Smash's particle system really kicks ass and it was presented in a simple, yet stylish way.

As for the music...I recognise the guy can sing and has talent, but I really hate the style and found it difficult to sit through. Just taste I guess.
added on the 2009-10-05 13:16:11 by Wade Wade
A few hours ago when I watched this I was thinking about commenting here and saying that this time the first one to complain about vocal based music will attain a very deserved hit in the face at some future demoparty. Then I though "naaah". Seems I was wrong :)

So, I digged the music very much, and the particles are just pure beauty. Too bad Fairlight don't do demos like this :(
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 13:21:50 by kb_ kb_
Easily the most technical stuff in the demo compo, and it looks nice. Great stuff Smash.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 13:30:45 by keops keops
ein video bitte, schnell!
added on the 2009-10-05 13:38:20 by superplek superplek
Well, at first I was expecting a full blown demo. Thumbs for the effect and the simple execution.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 13:56:31 by Optimus Optimus
Very cool stuff! Reminded me heavily of a Vimeo-clip I've seen, but then again, I'm guilty of being inspired by such things myself so I should just shut up. The music was very nice - good to see you step away from the blockbusting demos Smash.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 14:04:30 by gloom gloom
What gloom said, to the finest grain.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 14:06:13 by decipher decipher
made for fun you say? are you saying some of your demos are not fun to make? thats too bad smash!

anyways. this looks great! not an easy task to get me to like a "coder demo", but you did. Neat!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 14:12:06 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
bliss went very coldplay. i hate coldplay. :P

nice plasma nonetheless!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 14:18:19 by Maali Maali
Brilliant! Extra kudos for daring to use such a quality soundtrack outside the typical demoscene sandbox.

Too bad Fairlight don't do demos like this :(

rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 14:21:44 by melw melw
any chance to see a kkapture ? The screenshot looks amazing.
added on the 2009-10-05 14:23:24 by p01 p01
I loved this, especially Bliss's music, but I've loved it since I first heard it on scenesat.
kb: Yes. He does. And I'll be happy to deliver it.
i would have preferred to see the particles interacting with something since the effect seems a bit 2D as it is but it's pretty mega anyway.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 14:53:03 by parcelshit parcelshit
Looks wonderful.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 15:02:45 by ham ham
Don't care for the music in itself but it fits here, making this a nice, relaxing moment between other prods that i'm watching.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 15:09:40 by Serpent Serpent
<3 coool! Nice music, overall it fits perfect.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 15:17:48 by Premium Premium
Great visuals, music was fitting but no my style though I liked it until the vicals ;)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 15:22:26 by noby noby
Yeah really sad Fairlight doesn't do demos like this. Absolutely loved it.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 15:36:12 by raer raer
I've seen it before.
sucksadded on the 2009-10-05 15:44:27 by xernobyl xernobyl
This was so fucking beautiful I almost cried. Thank you.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 15:50:24 by zoom zoom
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 17:25:40 by whynot2000 whynot2000
What Maali + Serpent said.
added on the 2009-10-05 18:03:57 by Maissi Maissi
Song & vocals are Awesome , and the particles are beautifull

flt we need more stuff like that :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 19:34:36 by _wheely_ _wheely_
Really cewl stuff
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 20:44:16 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
I get quite a lot of crackling noise in the music though.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 21:04:19 by Sdw Sdw
A dream in music on clouds! so beautiful!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 21:25:02 by Bobic Bobic
Excellent stuff!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 21:35:02 by Stebo Stebo
thumb down for the complete copy from this motion graphic video : http://www.vimeo.com/6045312
sucksadded on the 2009-10-05 22:29:16 by u2 u2
rulezadded on the 2009-10-05 23:31:39 by Salinga Salinga
Yes, that was what I've seen before.
added on the 2009-10-05 23:33:27 by xernobyl xernobyl
thanks for reminding us all that the demoscene is dead...

copying sucks!
sucksadded on the 2009-10-05 23:34:33 by hugodaniel hugodaniel
Smash: 3 thumbs up from 3 people who recently praised a prod that was a blatant copy of a Cassius musicvideo: http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=53638.

Quite ironic... :D
added on the 2009-10-05 23:39:58 by keops keops
3 down I mean :)
added on the 2009-10-05 23:40:13 by keops keops
keops : sorry to said that but there's a difference between inspiration and copy. Fairlight should have done the same effect with differente color or somthing new. but here its the real same effect with the same background and so on. Seriously I don't see the intention in your link and the cassius video clip...
added on the 2009-10-05 23:45:30 by u2 u2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezltebzdgjI&feature=PlayList&p=5E0B954842 E42356
added on the 2009-10-05 23:49:11 by Salinga Salinga
good artists copy, great artists steal.

this is the best demo I've seen from fairlight and for sure one of the best in the recent years.

nice to see flt using bliss music
rulezcdcadded on the 2009-10-06 00:03:04 by thec thec
i liked the original better. prettier colours and better music.
added on the 2009-10-06 00:07:17 by chavez chavez
oh god that music, nooooooooOOOooooooooo
added on the 2009-10-06 01:07:32 by Confused Confused
It's strange, I knew the original video and I did love blunderbuss instantly anyway, probably because of what thec said.

One of my favorite demos of 2009.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 01:13:26 by wullon wullon
Ok, credits to the inspiration would have been due, but I still really like this. Including the music.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 01:20:27 by scamp scamp
One very good effect.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 02:32:46 by ulrick ulrick
Good prod. Very very good. Also, the let yourself video at vimeo - url in this prod comments - is amazing... have made me cry.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 02:35:22 by texel texel
what a beauty. Pure bliss, if you like. :) you should do more demos like this Smash. Keep it up!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 07:24:22 by Axel Axel
Copy or not, this one is great. And realtime. And beautiful. And supersweet.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 07:39:29 by FooLman FooLman
Code. Music was fitting and very skillfully executed, but when doing this whole sensitive guy with guitar thing it's hard not to get compared with Nick Drake and when that happens it's equally hard not to lose.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 08:09:01 by Radiant Radiant
Great effect, but maybe taking it to a different direction instead of making such a straight copy would have been better.
added on the 2009-10-06 08:17:53 by daFred daFred
True shame.. The original motion piece was much better.
Extra thumb down for not revealing the source of inspiration. Well done job for Smash perhaps, though i always expected it'd be beyond his pride to do a copy like this.
sucksadded on the 2009-10-06 08:33:29 by Sander Sander
keops : sorry to said that but there's a difference between inspiration and copy. Fairlight should have done the same effect with differente color or somthing new. but here its the real same effect with the same background and so on. Seriously I don't see the intention in your link and the cassius video clip...

Then you're blind. Also - there are loads of differences between this and the Vimeo-video. In fact, it's the definition of "inspiration" I'd say, and not at all a blatant rip as you keep repeating.
added on the 2009-10-06 09:23:59 by gloom gloom
I am probably blind, according to gloom, but I would like to retract my thumb up.

This has nothing to do with inspiration. It's a 100 % copy. No doubt about it. If you are seriously saying that this is just a bit inspired by the video it means it is you that has serious hyperopia.
nice visualizer but i kinda expected it all the time to start doing something else too...

it really is too similar to that vimeo video...
added on the 2009-10-06 09:51:18 by nosfe nosfe
but fuck it, at least the song deserves a thumb up anyway!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 09:52:30 by nosfe nosfe
actually it was inspired by http://www.deko.lt/projects/commercial/spa-vilnius/. there's about 100 other pieces of work like this around - google for "krakatoa". that vimeo piece wasnt exactly original either.. if your frame of reference is too small it's not my fault.
the point of the demo was to do something like what krakatoa can do offline in very slow renders but in realtime, and i'm very happy to get even close to that.

honestly, i wonder about people around here. talk about double standards.
added on the 2009-10-06 09:54:30 by smash smash
Smash, come on man, it looks exactly like the video. I personally would not give it a thumbs down for this reason but I think a mention in the info would not have hurt.
erm no. for one thing this is smoke.. that thing looks like a lot of particle trails. and this thing is lit, that one doesnt look it.
honestly, peel back the colours and it's much closer to the link i posted.
added on the 2009-10-06 10:01:32 by smash smash
wow, simply fabulous.
during the whole show i thought "and now the demoscene starts to grow up".
excellent visuals made for an exellent piece of music (with a little touch of chris martin :)).
a little bit more direction wouldn't hurt. and well, the font is kinda awkward.
i want more of these "tiny" fairlight projects.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 10:01:43 by a-move a-move
(btw im not claiming the idea is at all original, but i bet the author of that vimeo video wouldnt either)
added on the 2009-10-06 10:02:07 by smash smash
You seem to think the problem is with "ripping" the effect. It is not at all that. I love the effect and I love your realtime implementation!

It is about the artistic quality that I thought you added but was, IMO completely ripped, from that video. The background, the text on the left, the overall particle movement, the concept. Even the idea of using tranquil acoustic music.

The video you just gave is maybe the same effect but is used, IMO, in a very different way so the whole thing has a very different vibe.
This just doesn't need "more". A real revelation, and great to see Fairlight doing something a bit different. Both thumbs up.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 10:12:08 by menace menace
maybe if we changed the background colour to blue and the particles to orange it would be alright?
honestly.. "the text on the left".. shitloads of videos do that, it's a design staple because it looks "nice". i put the credits text on the top right, does that mean i'm suddenly super original? maybe i'll go around shouting ripper at everyone else who puts text on the top right from now on.

i hope you're going to put a big "ripper!!" comment on elevated next for "ripping off" a landscape generator.
added on the 2009-10-06 10:14:51 by smash smash
Christ. I try to be reasonable and you obviously try very hard to not understand what I am saying.
let me put it like this - it's not original (but i didnt claim it to be). there's numerous things out there like this (but i didnt claim otherwise). if people watched it thinking i invented the idea and were disappointed, im sorry (but it's not my fault you didnt know better). if you would iike me to list all the sources of inspiration i will.
but is it a complete rip from one source? no, i disagree with that and i think it's a shame if people think that.
added on the 2009-10-06 10:21:29 by smash smash
Okay, let's keep it at that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c4WYzr30B0 was also a big inspiration. (imagine it slower)
added on the 2009-10-06 10:43:18 by smash smash
also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_uu6K30-Ik&feature=related.
added on the 2009-10-06 10:45:40 by smash smash
smash : your reference are great ( but I'm still convinced that you are too close from the let yourself feel ). Anyway for a technical point of view are you processing the particle into a pixel shader ? because 1 million seems to be to much work for a CPU ?
added on the 2009-10-06 10:59:41 by u2 u2
i guess it's impossible to change people's minds on that once they're made up.
added on the 2009-10-06 11:10:07 by smash smash
Simply beautiful, with a real sense of class and panache, the music helps greatly in that sense and is also wonderful in itself.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 11:27:25 by keito keito
u2: (i know this is lame and very "web2.0" to say but) i'm going to blog about it soon: directtovideo.wordpress.com. :)
added on the 2009-10-06 11:52:59 by smash smash
very appealing! i mean if it was up to me the colors *would* be orange and blue and there would be electro blaring instead of this, but then again, it wasn't me.

like u2, i'm also very interested to read about the rendering itself. so i'll bookmark that blog :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 11:58:58 by superplek superplek
if it wasn't copy, it'd be the best flt demo in recent years. also, i think that you should list your "inspiration" in this case. so, it is hard to say if it rules or sucks, but i hope, smash will learn something from that, so it'll be a thumb up.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 12:01:47 by elfh elfh
smash : Web 2.0 I see... so could i advice you to create a twitter account and then tweet about your article when it's done :))
added on the 2009-10-06 12:06:51 by u2 u2
nice stuff
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 12:11:53 by zefyros zefyros
smash: you should ignore poueters and keep doing what you're doing.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 12:15:22 by mrdoob mrdoob
And, seriously, make the background a bit less dark (and the shadow). It would give more sharpness to the particles.

Although then it will look too similar to this colour scheme:

BB Image

And then, poueters will cry again.
added on the 2009-10-06 12:18:09 by mrdoob mrdoob
Ah... It feels very Memon/Statix. About time to see someone using code for not-demoscene-designed effects again \o/
added on the 2009-10-06 12:41:01 by mrdoob mrdoob
Very nice! Much more appealing to me than the 'typical' Fairlight demos (although the code is of the usual high standard).
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 12:45:37 by sagacity sagacity
I like
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 12:50:17 by malmix malmix
I would like to thumb this up again just to counter all that crap above.
It might be very much inspired, yes. Half of the demoscene stuff is heavily inspired, you just don't know the source.
Also, it's not like you click "save as" on the effect, put some filters on it in photosop and you're done. This is realtime. It requires effort you know.
added on the 2009-10-06 13:13:39 by zoom zoom
The music is totally not my taste, which ruins the demo a bit for me. But the effect is superb, and it's good to see something different, so it's still a ruler.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 13:23:35 by psonice psonice
It is a very interesting development that because of much more mass exposure on the internet, much quicker 'rip!' is cried than before.

Back in the day demos usually contained the same effects. Everybody did plasmas, bobs, rotating cubes and what not. The starting point was not design, but speed and performance.

Now, many years later, technology has progressed to give many people a platform to express their art and ideas and the internet has given these peoples many outlets to show these ideas to the world.

Peoples inspirations are found much quicker than before and sometimes intention is forgotten.

This demo differs in so many ways from Esteban Diácono's video, but the general idea seems so the same that people will accuse of rip without realizing these differences.

So here is my care-post. If this trend progresses we will scream 'rip! rip!' at every demo ever created since we recognize inspiration from other sources in some way.

And yes, I had a much more bitter aftertaste after watching the Golden Path being a Cassius 'rip' than this being a rip. Maybe because the execution of the Golden Path wasn't as appealing to me as this is, maybe because the source was more well known to me.

Either way, I like this. Thanks for making it!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 13:33:15 by okkie okkie
it looks more like an effect-show than a demo. i think it was a littlebit boring, the effect is impressive though.
added on the 2009-10-06 14:29:22 by rudi rudi

I am Hyde of Andromeda, and I have been stealing since I was 13 years old.

I once managed to stay away from this way of living many years in a row, but eventually old habits kicked in and drew me back in. I am now trying to reorganize my life and make good choices, but it's hard! These days you can't even check your mail without getting some link to a nice offline rendering in your face. The temptation is there constantly, to make it look as good in realtime. It's hard. Some times I even contemplate the possibility of using hacks to get it done, which I know is terribly wrong but oh so very tempting.

So, thank you for listening. Coming here really helps me getting through the day.
added on the 2009-10-06 14:29:52 by Hyde Hyde
I like this kind of demo ! Smooth, nice professional sounding music...

Dont cry about this smoke effect ! Smoke do allways look like smoke !

Better you start crying on all the demos with cubes as content all the time. (getting boring)

FLT (smash) keep up that good work and show the demosceners, how to make good looking realtime effects.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 14:34:14 by daXX daXX
while ignoring the rip aspect its still
just a one effect show.
not enough for a demo.
piggy for the song and the cool fx
added on the 2009-10-06 14:51:20 by xeNusion xeNusion
Disregard the ripping comments. This is awesome, and REALTIME.

Haven't people forgotten about the CODE?!?!?
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 14:56:25 by ruairi [rc55] ruairi [rc55]
Great for something inspired only a couple of days before the party, biting other work is indeed acceptable if you do it justice or exceed expectations. I am thinking the initial reactions are only due to not understanding the motive and technicalities of implementing this.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 15:31:28 by dv$ dv$
Really nice effect, and a fitting soundtrack. Too bad the sync seemed quite off (or maybe that's just youtube.. don't have actual hardware available that could run this).

One thing that would've really "done" it for me would've been to have a few larger changes in the camera angle then and now. Still a very weak rulez for the demo itself, and a rather bigger rulez for the effect.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 15:36:36 by uncle-x uncle-x
crossproduct: The fact that you think "it looks exactly like that video" and that it's "a 100% rip!" excludes you from any kind of artistic or visual argument, sorry.
added on the 2009-10-06 15:39:49 by gloom gloom
Good to know, thanks Gloom.
I can only agree with the latest comments. This is quite obviously more of a "code release" than a "design release" so why all the fuss about the idea not being original? I don't think anyone has done this in realtime on consumer grade PC's before, therefore rules.
added on the 2009-10-06 15:43:09 by Radiant Radiant
Very nice effect! Great code! Average demo. The source idea does not matter :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 16:31:14 by Bery^UF Bery^UF
fuck the ripping discussion, me likes!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 16:50:48 by toxie toxie
The old copy debate is back. :)

What I find odd is how Smash is getting trashed for using a motion graphics video for inspiration, yet there are 100s of Tron inspired demos, noise demos, cube demos and so on that go uncriticized for the same "crime".

Genuine originality is scarce these days wherever you look. Movie makers, writers, musicians and even the world's leading artists are working on a production line of tried and tested ideas. It's just a matter of who can do it in the most appealing or efficient way.
added on the 2009-10-06 17:00:54 by Wade Wade
love it, great work Bliss&Smash
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 17:03:07 by blz blz
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 17:50:11 by Mystra Mystra
nice effect but runs pretty slow. loved the colors and soundtrack was fresh too but i got bored really quickly. was going to give it a piggie but i got a good laugh from your comments so here you go.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 18:12:26 by pommak pommak
While I did not care for the music, this rocks. And what Pommak said - wish I could thumb this up twice thanks to the "debate" in comments :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 18:27:21 by break break
It's nice.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 18:28:50 by kusma kusma
looks nice
sound nice
and the code is mighty impressive
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 18:32:05 by p01 p01
really beautiful visuals and music
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 19:09:37 by dairos dairos
This is Pure Beauty.
This thumb goes right up those downthumbers´ envious asses.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 19:13:55 by Sir Sir
The effect and music works very well together!
I'll definitely give the thumb up next time, when I'll see it in 64 kb.
added on the 2009-10-06 19:38:09 by Manwe Manwe
Manwe: yeah.. exactly - go and "pack" the music into 64k...
added on the 2009-10-06 19:38:59 by Puryx Puryx
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 19:51:42 by ton ton
after reading all this 'rip'-drama stuff, maybe 'video.to.directx' wouldve been a more appropriate name for the blog then? :D
added on the 2009-10-06 20:29:15 by Maali Maali
Very unique and original stuff!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 20:33:10 by Paranoid Paranoid
[quote]after reading all this 'rip'-drama stuff, maybe 'video.to.directx' wouldve been a more appropriate name for the blog then? :D[/quote@
added on the 2009-10-06 21:56:01 by wullon wullon
after reading all this 'rip'-drama stuff, maybe 'video.to.directx' wouldve been a more appropriate name for the blog then? :D

added on the 2009-10-06 21:56:08 by wullon wullon
The music is not my taste, but it looks awesome and I bet there's some evil code in there.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 22:03:23 by Alpha C Alpha C
Very unique and original stuff!

best comment ever :))
added on the 2009-10-06 22:07:11 by blala blala
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 22:11:03 by blackpawn blackpawn
But where are the transformers?
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 22:43:00 by slyspy slyspy
realtime ownage
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 22:46:55 by efecto efecto
If this doesn't get nominated for best soundtrack next year I will officially declare demoscene dead.
added on the 2009-10-06 23:00:03 by Salinga Salinga
Very nice for 'in between' demo!

slyspy: they are in disguise ;-)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 23:08:42 by magic magic
awesome sinus-dot routine! :)
(and nice blog too)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 23:24:15 by Grimmy Grimmy
Good music and goodlooking effect.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 23:25:17 by Zplex Zplex
Superb, as always!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-06 23:43:41 by 71M 71M
If you actually need an explanaition for my comment "I've seen it before": when I watch a demo I expect to see something I haven't seen before. It didn't happen with this one. I don't care about how hard it is to code the fluid effect or not. We're way past that now.
added on the 2009-10-06 23:49:43 by xernobyl xernobyl
like cubes, ribbons, tunnels, flybys, balls (speres), dnb...
added on the 2009-10-07 00:06:23 by Salinga Salinga
I don't see the point in voting with a thumb down a demo inspired in a previous video... the result is realtime, impressive, the music rocks, the colors are great and smash works very hard to bring us this prods.

Don't stop man, more! more! :D
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 00:25:45 by merlucin merlucin
when I watch a demo I expect to see something I haven't seen before.

added on the 2009-10-07 00:32:36 by okkie okkie
Fantastic work. Haters be damned.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 01:07:47 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Okkie: or "when I watch a demo I expect to see something I haven't done before". Been there, done that, you know :D
added on the 2009-10-07 01:44:53 by keops keops
2:20 of the same (cool) effect is borring
sucksadded on the 2009-10-07 07:43:59 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
"I don't care about how hard it is to code the fluid effect or not. We're way past that now. "
oh are we? interesting. when you get done learning how to raytrace, im sure you'll pull out some amazing fluid dynamics next!

(yes, sorry. harsh. but its this kind of person that really gets on my nerves. done nothing, seen everything, knows everything.)
added on the 2009-10-07 09:50:59 by smash smash
You guys are way too sensitive! Why can't I dislike your work?
added on the 2009-10-07 10:32:25 by xernobyl xernobyl
sure you want a bulleted list?
added on the 2009-10-07 11:38:29 by Gargaj Gargaj
Rules! more fluids pls!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 11:39:46 by loaderror loaderror
but what is a blunderbuss anyway? Maybe I should use internet instead of asking a fact-question to people ever again?
added on the 2009-10-07 11:43:02 by loaderror loaderror
A bulleted list would be fine.
added on the 2009-10-07 11:44:17 by xernobyl xernobyl
xernobyl: you're not helping anyone, specially not yourself.
added on the 2009-10-07 12:18:22 by mrdoob mrdoob
I actually don't agree with the sentiment 'You are not allowed to criticize unless you can do it better' since it's a downright ridiculous statement.

But Xern is not really helping his case no :)
added on the 2009-10-07 12:46:02 by okkie okkie
A little drawn out, due to being 1 single effect. But it's well executed, smooth and beautiful. A bit different to the usual flt productions, but then again, we'd get tired of seeing the same shit all the time.

To those saying it ripped off something or other; It's pretty much impossible not to 'rip' an idea from something. No matter how original you may think and idea is, chances are it's been done several times before you. This applies outside of the scene, too. That's like saying you shouldn't go and get a specific car, because you know someone that already has one.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 12:55:39 by Malodix Malodix
This was really awesome, beatiful effect and soundtrack and technically impressive.

And what's with people always whining about copying ideas/tech/anything? Don't know if it is just me but this seems to be a trend especially with not so "mainstream" prods.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 12:58:59 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
okkie: its not so much "you can only criticise if you can do it better", but if you're going to for example claim to objectively criticise the merits and technical originality of something, you should at least have some grounding in the subject.
otherwise, stick to the subjective "i dont like it", which is fine. :)
added on the 2009-10-07 13:01:40 by smash smash
h yeah while the 'mainstream' prods which dont get whining about ripping usually have nothing original in them at all. :)
added on the 2009-10-07 13:02:35 by nosfe nosfe
nosfe, yeah. Most of the demos are usually the same old boring polymeshes with fancy shading and unimaginative concept which everybody has gotten used to see in demos for years but nobody seems to mind that :P
added on the 2009-10-07 13:13:37 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
Malodix: it's more like saying people should not design new cars because we already have cars.

Culture is an evolutionary process and people have inspired each other throughout history. Ideas are rarely, if ever, completely new.

I think Xem is just pure bloodyminded. I wouldn't look at a painters magnum opus and say "pfff, I've seen dozens of dudes in suits of armour before so it's bullshit!" Okkie's right but I think you at least need a basic understanding of the medium and its constraints in order to appreciate how impressive something is.
Well, as it turned out, particle systems were not invented by Smash. But who cares?!
This one looks AMAZING!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 13:45:37 by remageFrs remageFrs
particlescroller :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 14:03:10 by mueslee mueslee
Its about fucking time Demos started evolving.. great mood. the effect suits the atmosphere, even if its been done before.
composition people, composition. great stuff.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 14:28:21 by baldrick baldrick
phoenix: so what? There's another track called blunderbuss?
Hehe. Now don't be involving me in this ripp-inspiration-conspiracy-feast!
added on the 2009-10-07 15:17:44 by Bliss Bliss
Haha! Oh goddamn! I started looking for that song because I really, really hoped it would be a cover :D

(It's not)
added on the 2009-10-07 15:22:19 by okkie okkie
Truely unique, emotional & beautiful!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 15:26:29 by rpfr rpfr
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 15:27:12 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
some comments getting childish...
added on the 2009-10-07 15:38:32 by daXX daXX
nice effect, music is not my cup of tea.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 16:37:59 by Skate Skate
me likes
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 16:52:56 by faraday faraday
Great piece. Looking forward to seeing the particles again.

It's a good thing being inspired by other works, makes you work harder trying to get there. Just like many ASD demos seemingly being inspired by the 'minds eye' series (correct me if i'm wrong. love the demos)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 17:00:56 by Mel Mel
Who cares if the idea is ripped or not? Let's be honest, we all do it. Smash just got caught :D

It's still an awesome looking and sounding piece of art.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 17:55:01 by kurli kurli
Very nice
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 17:57:07 by Buckethead Buckethead
The music is amazingly elegant, its production is almost perfect and it's emotionnal. <3

I hope no particles were harm during the coding of this great work of demo art.

Thank you guys.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 17:57:15 by knl knl
Let's be honest, we all do it.

not the ones who don't make jack shit or keep regurgitating the same crap for years now.
added on the 2009-10-07 18:07:16 by Gargaj Gargaj
"we do not make this kind of demo"

ho no! but why? it's so gay, full of heart and rainbow.
added on the 2009-10-07 18:40:55 by slyspy slyspy
oh are we? interesting. when you get done learning how to raytrace, im sure you'll pull out some amazing fluid dynamics next!

(yes, sorry. harsh. but its this kind of person that really gets on my nerves. done nothing, seen everything, knows everything.)
added on the 2009-10-07 18:56:15 by xernobyl xernobyl
phoenix: so what? There's another track called blunderbuss?

well, i'm curious, because it's by teddy thompson, and bliss's tune sounds a lot like his stuff.
added on the 2009-10-07 19:25:49 by phoenix phoenix
one love..
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 19:42:25 by ontherun ontherun
Well phoenix, I honestly never heard of Teddy Thompson. But I will point out that my tune Blunderbuss is the simplest most singer/songwriter styled tune I have ever done. Something very different from my other works but VERY similar to much of all the other singer/songwriter musicians out there. And there are a lot of them.
Also, to steal a persons song and then name it the same would be a bit dumber than usual.
Now leave me out. :)
added on the 2009-10-07 19:50:29 by Bliss Bliss
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 20:17:51 by red red
Good stuff.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 20:39:00 by lug00ber lug00ber
Simply elegant!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 22:05:31 by chromag chromag
drama on pouet, here I am.

There are many untalented "musicians" in the demoscene, just applying the same effects, the same working chords... and people will say that at least, the tune is powerful.
Here, we have a classic "songwriter" tune (as bliss said) that is working very well, elegant, well produced, and people try to prove its not original... its like saying americana or folk isn't original.

And still, it happens.

Thank you sceners <3
added on the 2009-10-07 22:15:17 by knl knl
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 22:32:25 by MurphyEXD MurphyEXD
added on the 2009-10-07 22:35:52 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Looks good, sounds good. Let's leave it at that.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-07 22:43:42 by teel teel
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 00:13:28 by aha aha
incredibly impressive.
absolutely beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 03:57:44 by HeLLoWorld HeLLoWorld
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 08:52:45 by Pegan Pegan
idearip or not, great coding! and great music
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 10:05:49 by pasy pasy
beautiful, but would be more scenes...
added on the 2009-10-08 10:34:19 by fyrex fyrex
Bliss: don't listen to the haters. ;)
added on the 2009-10-08 10:56:17 by gloom gloom
great compo, beautifully produced tune, the visuals are no tbad but the music would have deserved more.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 11:27:25 by SoundSquare SoundSquare
Bliss: The tune is great in its simplicity.
added on the 2009-10-08 11:43:49 by sagacity sagacity
Great demo to chill out too! Brilliant music and relaxing visuals!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 11:45:47 by 8-bit buggery 8-bit buggery
Hey don't you ever worry. The song has been around since 2005 and was never meant for a demo. It's a personal song far away from a place I retired from many ears ago.
Smash was a genius wanting to have this kind of song in his demo. It's a real breath of fresh air in this old scene I'm sure.

Be sure to check out my non-singer/songwriter stuff at www.henrikjose.com - It could be nice.

added on the 2009-10-08 12:37:51 by Bliss Bliss
listening to & watching this in a certain mood again, this is clearly the most beautiful experience!
added on the 2009-10-08 12:46:38 by chromag chromag
and the tracks on www.henrikjose.com are all worth downloading.. awesome stuff!!
added on the 2009-10-08 12:51:03 by chromag chromag
I concur.
added on the 2009-10-08 12:54:28 by gloom gloom
I love this, haters need to get their heads checked ... also http://vimeo.com/6284199
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 12:58:43 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Wonderful! Props for the music. And the visuals. Well... everything.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 16:13:50 by elend elend
It's been a long time since the last demo that made me think "beautyful"... You did it, man.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 17:34:33 by kaoD kaoD
one effect? this a demo? 4k intros has more effect. Guys look for Arte, Desert Dream, edge of Disgrace etc.
Should be disqualified.
sucksadded on the 2009-10-08 17:41:56 by irwin irwin
haha, this thread just keeps on giving :D
added on the 2009-10-08 17:50:54 by okkie okkie
irwin: and what the fuck have you contributed to the scene?
Dude's clearly trolling, just ignore him man :)
added on the 2009-10-08 17:52:04 by okkie okkie
Smash: I have to congratulate you again for the prod AND for some of the comments that resulted here :D
added on the 2009-10-08 18:06:00 by keops keops
@okkie - i inform you: This thread/topic is for comment and vote not for trolling and asking everyone "Why?" (you answer here 6 times!) Stop trolling - use forum
added on the 2009-10-08 18:34:54 by irwin irwin
You inform me! But I disregard rules! I'm a bad bad poster! :D
added on the 2009-10-08 18:48:37 by okkie okkie
Excellent music and the effect is nice to watch, yet, the choice of particles for the rendering isn't very wise..
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 18:51:07 by nystep nystep
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 21:19:11 by Spin Spin
I wish I could withdraw my thumb. I just realized that the folder contains NO LESS THAN 8 .DLL's, summing up to ~12 megs. God damnit, what's next? Last time I checked, 4k's do not require any dll's. booo.
added on the 2009-10-08 21:25:29 by Hyde Hyde
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 21:33:57 by jamcar jamcar
thank you for this masterpiece.
thank you for an incredible effect and a great soundtrack.

to the haters:
i saw so many cubes in demos.
whos got credit on the first one?

you had your 15 scene minutes, now piss off.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 22:07:42 by _docd _docd
need to say that...i wish since "memento" that more groups would have the balls to show off that they CAN transport deeper emotions, and that they CAN touch heart. And if a single effect demo is able to do this - then im more than happy and thankful for it.
added on the 2009-10-08 22:19:01 by _docd _docd
I accept the particle engine.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 22:45:05 by doomdoom doomdoom
DocD: I belive that good demos always transport emotions, no matter how. To remember a demo you need an emotional link to it. This one has created a link for me.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 23:04:39 by samurai samurai
totally what samurai said.
added on the 2009-10-08 23:08:05 by Sir Sir
I really liked the music :).
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 23:42:16 by bonzaj bonzaj
enjoyed it
rulezadded on the 2009-10-08 23:48:25 by peach peach
Awsome stuff, but I dont look at it as a demo.
But I guess thats some of the point with it ;)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 00:09:31 by tFt tFt
high class code-pron.

I quite liked the music tho, and of course deciding to make a prod so much inspired by other piece is a risk. Smash, I'm with you, but don't tell me you didn't expect the controversy :)

rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 05:04:42 by iq iq
liked -> disliked :(
added on the 2009-10-09 05:05:12 by iq iq
Neither a "masterpiece", nor a "total rip-off" (I wish we could get by without this lame finger pointing discussion every time someone's doing something that has been done before in a similar way). It's a nice, pleasant little demo. Period.
added on the 2009-10-09 09:41:00 by tomaes tomaes
added on the 2009-10-09 09:44:11 by BiTL BiTL
It rocks. I second that:
Too bad Fairlight don't do demos like this :(

And I really can't understand all the complaining about "blabla...only a single effect..blabla...inspiration from...blabla...".

Sorry to say, but all this crap talk is pure bullshit.
This is a very good looking piece of realtime demo art that has a good effect and a fitting music.
If you guys have forgotten I should remind you: It was not that long ago when we all (ok, not all of us) were amazed of single effect intros that filled half an hour with a rotating glenz and a scrolltext.

So what about just enjoying the demo and stop playing "Smaland".
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 10:18:54 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
I know why they called it this way.
Because... to haters... here's the answer:
BB Image
added on the 2009-10-09 11:45:41 by knl knl
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 15:11:32 by dq dq
Loved the music, it was moving. Awesome visuals. All up simply beautiful regardless of where the inspiration came from. I wish I could see something that great and make someone so nice.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 18:15:12 by iTeC iTeC
Great stuff!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 18:31:15 by chock chock
copying is good
copying is not stealing
stealing means someone has less than before
who has less than before because of this demo?
the answer is: no one
and remember: you are all copies of the humans who made you

here's a thumb for a nice prod, giving a fuck about what prior art may or may not exist

and for a final bit of criticism: the ride sorta kinda does drag on after a minute or so
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 18:52:45 by vibrator vibrator
Would have been good to see the effect or colours differ slightly on each execution. Still, made for fun and was fun to watch.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 19:22:16 by mg mg
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 19:37:45 by iks iks
Great music and great visuals.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 21:38:18 by voz voz
Bliss: If a song can evoke an emotional reaction, then you have definitely caught my attention. Though admittedly quite a few of your songs have that effect on me. Keep up the good work my good man. :D
My god, if it looks half as good on my rig as on that YT vid, I'm fucking sold!

Thumbs up, Soldier!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 21:49:28 by FunkyM FunkyM
Yup, fairlight should do more demos like this one (from time to time at least :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 22:38:28 by MsK` MsK`
Eagle and Horse... \o/ Great stuff!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 23:15:25 by pOWL pOWL
BRILLIANT.. Oh so brilliant! Looks really amazing and I really love the song! I don't give a damn about borrowing the concept, Smash doing something that looks this bloody good in realtime is worth a thumb up.. if you don't understand that you are a retard! (yes, demos equals coderporn for me and this is some true bloody coderporn!!)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-09 23:32:09 by ekoli ekoli
The crucial aspect is: it's done real time !
...and you only did that to impress the french chicks, didn'tya xD
rulezadded on the 2009-10-10 00:05:31 by d0DgE d0DgE
added on the 2009-10-10 00:25:45 by Confused Confused
Rulez 100%. Wonderful! Can't find words.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-10 12:42:44 by spoke spoke
liked the effect on the bigscreen.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-10 12:44:50 by SilkCut SilkCut
rulezadded on the 2009-10-10 12:49:48 by galen galen
Not bad.
added on the 2009-10-10 21:23:07 by AntDude AntDude
sweet stuff.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-10 21:43:06 by comankh comankh
rulezadded on the 2009-10-11 06:43:19 by yesso yesso
i really like this style :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-11 07:07:13 by src src
nice. and cool tech.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-11 10:48:29 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
fairlight - the new masters of drifting sand
nice music
rulezadded on the 2009-10-11 12:34:08 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
good stuff & lovely music
rulezadded on the 2009-10-11 12:40:04 by shadez shadez
Fairlight FTW!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-11 15:43:01 by aizen aizen
stop whining people. This is a great piece of code and looks beautiful!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-11 15:43:17 by bartman bartman
Just a big thumb up for Blunderbuss. A song I've been playing in my IPod for months and months especially in the train when going to work in early morning just like how soothing Bliss' music is. The demo itself is just beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-11 18:49:08 by oxb oxb
Great Effect, really looks astonishing!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-12 01:36:39 by Tyger Tyger
I can't believe this is in realtime. Science is happening in there.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-12 08:12:27 by andr00 andr00
I am not able to watch the full effect in fullscreen, it just shows the shadow. 8800gtx, qx6700, windows 7 x64 rc1, latest nVidia driver.

Good one effect demo.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-12 12:33:05 by isaac2^db isaac2^db
isaac: works fine for me with nearly the same setup (though final version of Windows 7, not the release candidate).
added on the 2009-10-12 12:42:44 by gloom gloom
Nice work.

Out of curiosity: are you using something like "Curl Noise" for the dynamics?


rulezadded on the 2009-10-12 19:47:37 by mrtheplague mrtheplague
certainly looks like it :)
added on the 2009-10-12 19:52:23 by ryg ryg
http://directtovideo.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/a-thoroughly-modern-particle-syste m/
Essentially this fakes up a velocity field by using differentials of a perlin-style noise field to generate fluid-like eddies – “curl noise”. By layering several of these on top, combined with some simple velocities, it looked very much like fluid.
added on the 2009-10-12 19:57:20 by gloom gloom
Yeah. Its slow but ok.
added on the 2009-10-12 21:29:16 by leGend leGend
omg one of the best demos ever
rulezadded on the 2009-10-12 23:10:24 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
This is beautiful! One trick pony, but very beautiful!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-13 15:29:21 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
1 effect carried by the music and it works very well :D
Bliss could you please upload the song on nectarine?
rulezadded on the 2009-10-13 18:52:40 by seppjo seppjo
This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-13 19:14:14 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
music sweet as candy and visuals are also
rulezadded on the 2009-10-14 00:22:01 by relict relict
great! love it - great job henrik and matt :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-14 17:49:13 by xrs xrs
good mix of technology with a nice point renderer :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-14 17:58:26 by reality3D reality3D
rulezadded on the 2009-10-14 18:11:31 by kapische kapische
rulezadded on the 2009-10-14 19:29:12 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Simple and sweet.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-15 00:10:02 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
now theres a one trick pony with a pretty impressive trick to show off.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-15 00:44:12 by NoahR NoahR
i like it!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-15 15:11:28 by ricky martin ricky martin
rulezadded on the 2009-10-15 21:09:37 by stOPHER stOPHER
Smash is The King !
This is a technical masterpiece (especially when thinking about the used graphic API).
rulezadded on the 2009-10-15 21:25:11 by guille^cocoon guille^cocoon
rulezadded on the 2009-10-15 22:07:48 by Herpes Herpes
Very nice work
rulezadded on the 2009-10-15 22:49:31 by ravity ravity
I reckon a lot of what's done here would work in a lovely way on an upcoming architecture that I can't say very much about just yet...
rulezadded on the 2009-10-16 17:47:50 by nulstein nulstein
most stuff works great on Larrabee :)
added on the 2009-10-16 18:04:29 by pantaloon pantaloon
at least until it actually gets released...

rulezadded on the 2009-10-16 18:20:52 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
cool but not demoish
rulezadded on the 2009-10-16 18:43:51 by diver diver
korvkiosken, damn i love your handle :) hehehe
added on the 2009-10-17 13:50:19 by pantaloon pantaloon
rulezadded on the 2009-10-17 15:00:50 by v3nom v3nom
Any chance to see a Linux version? Wine runs really slow the demo... :(
rulezadded on the 2009-10-17 19:37:50 by Emanem Emanem
Facing the risk of being ripped to pieces verbally, I have to say I found this just a tad boring.

I don't care if it's a complete rip off of some animation effect - if it's done using maths and presented realtime, it's officially kickass.

So, parts of it was kickass, but I found the effect to be going on for faaaar too long - and the "Felicity"-inspired (I'm guessing here...) didn't really do it for me.

Still, nice to see people do something extraordinary, but somehow I can't thumb it up.
what a riot over such a small prod. i enjoyed the effect. it's actually the first time i saw such a thing. i don't mind the 'theft'. it's like blaming oldschool demo crews for having a 2D joystick controlled platformer menu with a sprite. OMG THAT'S RIPPED FROM GAMES!

i like the music and style, i liked the technical aspect (the perlin noise gradient field and shading). my main critique is just that that this 1 effect is shown for eternity.
added on the 2009-10-23 13:05:31 by earx earx
Seeing this I thought, now you should start getting bored, but instead loved this all the way through. Really beautiful visuals and song!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-23 13:32:24 by fiveofive fiveofive
Impressive particle system - awesome blogpost! :) thx!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-23 18:12:23 by hornet hornet
this is really beautiful. nice touch to bring bliss back - please make him come back for real :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-23 23:06:15 by prm prm
Super awesome wizzo code. Hugs to smash for some of the comments above. (Oh, and nice blog)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-24 21:35:11 by Mtl Mtl
This was an interesting experiment, but it works.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-25 17:26:32 by ab ab
rulezadded on the 2009-10-25 20:50:49 by jimmi jimmi
rulezadded on the 2009-10-26 09:44:11 by vAlsary vAlsary
nice work matt!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-27 00:31:32 by blamstrain blamstrain
Very nice indeed.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-27 23:08:15 by rhino rhino
rulezadded on the 2009-10-28 21:28:53 by Archmage Archmage
Thumb up for this one tooo!
rulezadded on the 2009-10-29 13:28:26 by Defiance Defiance
rulezadded on the 2009-10-29 23:14:56 by Dbug Dbug
This prod just broke my heart. Damn you, guys.
rulezadded on the 2009-10-30 02:45:49 by Vedem Vedem
"light+shadows, fluid dynamics"
rulezadded on the 2009-10-30 03:45:31 by BITS BITS
nice, now do it agin with dark ambiance, a choptune and some flaybay . . .
rulezadded on the 2009-10-30 19:30:16 by freed_ohm freed_ohm
Lovely. Much better in realtime than on video :)
rulezadded on the 2009-10-31 23:33:44 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
Relaxing,calming, very very different than the usual demostyle, top3 demo os 2009..

thanks for doing something different, i hope more will follow.
rulezadded on the 2009-11-02 22:56:28 by dwarf dwarf
A great effect used for a completely dumb demo
added on the 2009-11-04 22:22:23 by T$ T$
I have been dreaming about an effect like this for quite a while now. With fake perlin-fluid and stuff. And of course smash/fairlight does something better then i could imagine

What else can say except "When dreams come true"
added on the 2009-11-06 23:08:49 by Happy-H Happy-H
oh, forgot the thumb in the last post
rulezadded on the 2009-11-06 23:10:11 by Happy-H Happy-H
there is as much emotion as skills in this one
Nice! Liked the visuals but didn't like the song. Song and visuals work good together.
rulezadded on the 2009-11-13 13:49:01 by violator violator
works well at medium quality on my oldie 8600gt
rulezadded on the 2009-11-14 17:51:23 by pera pera
sucksadded on the 2009-11-14 18:26:38 by Confused Confused
This beautiful little prod was one of the things that brought me out of a long (years) lurking period to show my face on the scene and say: this rocks. Not just the effect but the way it's executed and the music - just the complete package.
rulezadded on the 2009-11-30 04:29:19 by t-zero t-zero
Beautiful atmosphere. Good to see a nice one-effect demo for a change. We see it all the time in 4k intros, but here it is deliberate, not just because of a limitation. And it works.
rulezadded on the 2009-12-10 18:46:18 by Blueberry Blueberry
effect is awesome, lyrical music feels more personal than most demos.
thumbs for effect + idea + execution, song is very well executed too but entirely not my style
rulezadded on the 2009-12-13 06:45:04 by bri3d bri3d
rulezadded on the 2010-01-02 02:23:59 by Fe-lor Fe-lor
Good Job on that just the name is wrong..
cant even see a single original Fairlight Member from the 80s...change the name please regards from AD and Autopussy and Luke and Chuck from 1989.
To bad Strider is now a lame USA Chairman.
added on the 2010-01-10 10:06:56 by autopsy autopsy
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rulezadded on the 2010-01-10 16:29:31 by cryer cryer
And here I thought at least FLT was unaffected by the oldschool kindergarden... ;)
added on the 2010-01-10 17:32:56 by kb_ kb_
lovely colours.
rulezadded on the 2010-01-11 21:58:07 by lamb lamb
Polished, beautiful, technically impressive, and modest in the way it's presented. Nice!
rulezadded on the 2010-01-20 13:44:21 by Zavie Zavie
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 08:23:15 by irvin irvin
One effect demo but very stylish and well executed. Lovely music score indeed.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-21 23:38:03 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
EASY. of course.
that was pretty awesome...
rulezadded on the 2010-04-22 08:02:52 by cxnull cxnull
oh, hell yes
rulezadded on the 2010-04-22 13:45:00 by provod provod
Incredbly beatiful.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-28 14:44:11 by elmindreda elmindreda
rulezadded on the 2010-10-04 16:26:28 by moqui moqui
Enjoyed it a lot, simple and elegant. I can understand being turned off by the music, but I dug it. I can't even imagine how that was coded. More to learn!
rulezadded on the 2010-10-05 06:43:28 by infey infey
beautiful idea and music
rulezadded on the 2010-10-16 18:54:57 by yorik yorik
So calm and relaxing. Slightly sad. Very beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2011-02-11 01:27:37 by Panterdjuret Panterdjuret
Simply beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2011-05-09 17:14:26 by numtek numtek
Oh, I wanted to say that I have the feeling that it is the CPU who is singing this song.
added on the 2011-05-09 17:18:48 by numtek numtek
Beautiful. And thank you for No Sound option.
rulezadded on the 2011-05-11 00:30:46 by rutra80 rutra80
It's a little bit boring and eventless demo but I enjoyed it :)
The effect is really nice, with good color schemes and the music add a very nice atmosphere.
rulezadded on the 2011-05-19 13:27:48 by rez rez
Really amazing particles - together with a nice Hunz track.

Made a 1080p Youtube Rip

blunderbuss by Fairlight (FullHD 1080p)
rulezadded on the 2011-06-29 12:41:32 by anni anni
pouet, never change

great demo
rulezadded on the 2011-06-29 13:26:50 by phobium phobium
Really amazing particles - together with a nice Hunz track.

Soundtrack is by Bliss not Hunz.
added on the 2011-06-29 13:31:22 by okkie okkie
ur right, of course its by Bliss - mixed it up with ceasefire. Sorry.
added on the 2011-06-29 13:49:08 by anni anni
Surprisingly, it worked. Simple, sincere, poetic. Nothing unnecessary; straight to the point. Nice!
rulezadded on the 2011-09-05 23:25:01 by moozooh moozooh
Look what I found today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYIfiQlfaas

added on the 2012-01-11 15:06:19 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
Regardless of the inspiration, realtime ftw and beautiful atmosphere
rulezadded on the 2012-09-20 20:14:03 by Inertia Inertia
The start of Smash's particle madness. :-) Works well.
rulezadded on the 2012-11-04 15:56:08 by Sesse Sesse
Nice demo, runs remarkably fluid in wine (don't recall it working so well on windows) although the particles are all black and it's very blurry.
rulezadded on the 2013-01-06 09:37:22 by minus_de minus_de
quality made
rulezadded on the 2013-05-31 16:47:35 by wie8 wie8
Always had a lot of thumbs, always had a lot of thumbs, always had a lot of thumbs for you.
rulezadded on the 2014-01-15 20:02:04 by fogbank fogbank
nice particle stuff
rulezadded on the 2014-07-04 13:29:17 by las las
strange that I did not thumbs up yet. thanks metapouet! lööks gööd!
rulezadded on the 2015-02-06 06:49:58 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulezadded on the 2015-02-17 02:27:03 by Lacrimael Lacrimael
Stylish and sophisticated.
rulezadded on the 2015-02-25 20:57:47 by fizzer fizzer
Lol, I didn't see this prod before, "nice" discussion from 2009, arrogance and pouet drama at its best! ;)
Anyway - the color scheme and artistic concept is obviously heavily inspired from the aforementioned source, although the demo itself is still pretty nice/technically impressive (even today) and music original, so overall, deserves thumb up!
rulezadded on the 2015-04-25 12:38:22 by tomkh tomkh

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