Burj Babil by Loonies [web]
screenshot added by Psycho on 2010-04-04 15:57:55
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release date : april 2010
release party : Breakpoint 2010
compo : 4k procedural gfx
ranked : 1st
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  • is ok 3
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popularity : 3%
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  • rulez 0.97
alltime top: #197
added on the 2010-04-04 15:57:55 by Psycho Psycho

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the most beautiful and amazing 4k procedural I have ever seen so far! Thanks!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:00:28 by xoofx xoofx
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:02:07 by BiTL BiTL
Ahhh! I like it! You rendered something I wanted to render in one of my next 4k gfx!
Thanks... Now I have to hink on something different.... :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:02:11 by stan_1901 stan_1901
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:02:41 by Darkman007/quite Darkman007/quite
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:02:54 by Cj Cj
didn't think a 4kb exe could fit something looking a bit like a painting. good job.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:03:34 by neptun neptun
Damn excellent. Beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:04:39 by keops keops
охуенно! the most superb procedural gfx for now!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:05:00 by Ized Ized
fucking amazing
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:06:34 by noby noby
totally awesome
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:09:25 by relias abardon relias abardon
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:12:28 by [EviL] [EviL]
that is just sick...
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:13:51 by mind mind
What evil said.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:16:49 by xernobyl xernobyl
The only bad thing is that it is really close to original.
Maybe this is the start of new trend in 4k gfx? Take existing image and render it in shader. Looks good anyway :)
added on the 2010-04-04 16:16:50 by stan_1901 stan_1901
Absolutely stunning!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:17:13 by 71M 71M
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:19:20 by Stebo Stebo
This demo sucks.
sucksadded on the 2010-04-04 16:20:00 by demoman demoman
Brilliant. And sounds like a good trend to me, Stan. Beats the old style of repainting any day :P
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:21:11 by break break
Psycho: had to watch it again to make sure it ruled that much.
BB Image It does BB Image
added on the 2010-04-04 16:29:38 by keops keops
Stunning, looks like an old painting, and not some abstract crap that is common nowadays.
A masterpiece which could be sold for millions at Sotheby's.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:31:09 by Zplex Zplex
Pants off.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:35:39 by kbi kbi
pretty nice
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:39:19 by rbz rbz
psycho: with this display of artistic talent you can do your own textures from now on :o)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:49:55 by farfar farfar
insane code
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:55:24 by diver diver
best 4K procedural gfx ever !
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 16:56:38 by MsK` MsK`
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 17:05:04 by iks iks
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 17:22:04 by stijn stijn
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 17:29:54 by Manwe Manwe
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 17:45:02 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 17:46:30 by tomaes tomaes
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 17:48:43 by mad mad
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 18:11:54 by elfh elfh
Totally love this!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 18:14:45 by Optimus Optimus
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 18:40:23 by comankh comankh
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 18:46:57 by Dano Dano
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 18:49:28 by pera pera
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 18:49:50 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 18:56:14 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
this is really a beautiful picture. That it is a 4k procedural graphics also adds the technically impressive part.

so. can it get any better than this?
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 18:57:38 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 19:13:31 by Phantom Lord Phantom Lord
Comes out blue on my system but from the screenie it looks stunning.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 19:16:42 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
btw, the scene is completely blue (like the r/g components are simply missing) on an ATI FireGL V5700 (HD 3670 Chip) here.
this prod rulez
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 19:19:58 by Mystra Mystra
I am absolutely speechless, you completely destroyed my mind. Amazing, Psycho, just amazing.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 19:25:03 by decipher decipher
This is very very sick.


btw. Its also completely blue here (Radeon HD 3870)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 19:30:49 by Calexico Calexico
whoa! mindblowing..
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 19:43:57 by scg_ scg_
It's rare to see a 4k procedural graphics entry that would be pretty sweet even if it wasn't a 4k procedural graphics entry!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 19:59:26 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 20:11:02 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 20:38:15 by ulrick ulrick
Beautiful, congratulations!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 20:38:34 by aizen aizen
incredible! looks like an oil painting!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 20:40:00 by Bobic Bobic
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 20:48:35 by d3pth d3pth
awesome, although didn't run for me (GF 8600, XP).
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 20:51:04 by dimouse dimouse
i died. such a fast precalc too.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 20:54:49 by Confused Confused
Phenomenal. Well done!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 21:17:09 by Mtl Mtl
that's fucking incredible shit..... unbelievable
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 21:19:03 by RRROAR RRROAR
yeeeeeeeey, absolutelly fantastic!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 21:36:38 by iq iq
this looks cool, have to judge by screenshot but here's your daily fill of stfu and gtfo. your job here is done.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 22:47:30 by harism harism
great stuff!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-04 22:54:58 by yandexx yandexx
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 03:15:50 by orbitaldecay orbitaldecay
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 04:01:13 by zefyros zefyros
detail & rendering
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 04:03:13 by Alpha C Alpha C
Amazing jpg in archive - detail is amazing. I get completely blue image like sagamusic (HD4560) when I run exe.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 08:13:05 by auld auld
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 08:16:30 by xeron xeron
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 08:18:58 by fyrex fyrex
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 12:09:56 by XT95 XT95
this is completely unreal
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 12:31:31 by toxie toxie
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:18:30 by stefa stefa
ok bluescreen problem solved with latest ati drivers...
added on the 2010-04-05 15:38:50 by auld auld
brixxx have been shat
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 15:42:06 by knl knl
impressive concept very best
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 17:33:29 by devreci devreci
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 18:47:17 by elend elend
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 19:31:02 by irwin irwin
wow! ^^
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 21:33:01 by Silent Silent
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 23:19:56 by chenmy! chenmy!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-05 23:33:30 by moqui moqui
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 00:16:17 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
worthy winner
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 00:24:22 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 03:33:13 by src src
along with agenda, best of party.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 04:21:26 by chaos chaos
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 06:27:59 by Zhent Zhent
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 10:00:19 by nula nula
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 11:45:47 by substrate substrate
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 11:46:38 by scicco scicco
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 11:46:51 by teo teo
4k graphics is getting better and better
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 12:07:24 by unc unc
Very well done - and finally a shader-trace-image that doesn't look like one :)

also, original painting: BB Image
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 12:21:37 by hornet hornet
Too bad it only produces "blue" on Radeon cards... but still very impressive. Next year, this will be the standard for 4k!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 12:57:05 by teraflop teraflop
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 12:57:54 by Maali Maali
Very gooood. Pants off! Though I hope to see something fresher from Loonies soon. The whole distance function thing is getting a little old. ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 13:18:05 by doomdoom doomdoom
One of the few 4k gfx I *really* like.
Excellent work!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 13:52:40 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Does it look good in very high resolution ? (something like 7680x4320, 4 times full hd :)
added on the 2010-04-06 14:11:58 by MsK` MsK`
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 17:38:18 by Sir Sir
what the.. ??!?
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 17:51:39 by madMixx madMixx
Oh my god!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 21:53:44 by necronomic0 necronomic0
rulezadded on the 2010-04-06 23:44:53 by cxnull cxnull
Very nice, looks like a painting.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 09:46:30 by remageFrs remageFrs
thx :)
Regarding the ati driver problems you just need catalyst 10.3 (I remember 10.2 as fine too though). Just tested with 4850/10.1 and most materials were missing, but is fine with 10.3.

MsK: 4096x3072 version: http://loonies.dk/pictures/lns-burjbabil_hires.jpg It shows some tiny artifacts and reveals the techniques a bit more, but generally I think it works nicely in that res.
added on the 2010-04-07 11:47:27 by Psycho Psycho
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 11:48:44 by wullon wullon
Defies belief.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 13:02:12 by rpfr rpfr
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 13:05:46 by CrossProduct CrossProduct
fucking crazy <3 very nice pic
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 14:37:52 by nemesis nemesis
when I saw this first it was when several organizers were watching it before the competition and we all were like "erm. wait. WHAT?"
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 14:42:48 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
Psycho: I dig that gigantic render. Amazing <3.
added on the 2010-04-07 14:51:49 by decipher decipher
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 18:20:29 by Shockwav3 Shockwav3
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 18:33:07 by pommak pommak
rulezadded on the 2010-04-07 22:39:02 by neon neon
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 02:00:30 by Clarence Clarence
terrible framerate : D
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 03:13:39 by GbND GbND
Rob says WOW!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 07:52:07 by RA RA
Just awesome. O.O
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 12:31:57 by kb_ kb_
absolutely amazing
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 15:42:48 by Paralax Paralax
nice posteffects :)
added on the 2010-04-08 18:57:46 by cheesytbc cheesytbc
The verse revisited by Loonies:
4 And they said, "Go to, let us code us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
added on the 2010-04-08 19:11:14 by d0DgE d0DgE
...and curseth thee shalt be not putting thy thumb towards the heavens ...
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 19:13:22 by d0DgE d0DgE
hov :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 20:59:04 by cheesytbc cheesytbc
I dont think I've ever seen a such beauty made by shaders!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-08 21:02:28 by leGend leGend
rulezadded on the 2010-04-09 23:27:29 by nekomono nekomono
pure awesomeness.. классики графический процедурных :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 13:00:13 by Datura Datura
joli !
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 15:20:34 by Beb Beb
From the picture I just van say - WOW!!!
Can't run it under XP. Will try later..
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 16:41:00 by sim sim
i dont like how the clouds look - theres no real horizon.
but good work.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-10 23:23:15 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
So nice :)
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 11:53:09 by KILE KILE
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 19:43:02 by raer raer
rulezadded on the 2010-04-11 22:53:50 by Joghurt Joghurt
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 00:47:05 by untel untel
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 09:31:04 by Puryx Puryx
speechless. Amazing!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 17:32:05 by cTrix cTrix
uh, looks damn excellent!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 22:42:33 by a-move a-move
det er godt nok flot!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 22:46:54 by NoahR NoahR
rulezadded on the 2010-04-12 23:04:09 by Grimmy Grimmy
rulezadded on the 2010-04-13 01:20:12 by Zavie Zavie
rulezadded on the 2010-04-13 18:34:07 by Hicks Hicks
i see what you did there
rulezadded on the 2010-04-14 17:05:15 by provod provod
mega sejt
rulezadded on the 2010-04-14 21:51:58 by neoneye neoneye
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 04:09:00 by glxblt glxblt
Megn flot forresten.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-15 15:47:13 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
very detailed !!!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-16 01:47:29 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
Wooow, this is absolutely astonishing!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-17 18:40:25 by jack-3d jack-3d
very nice
rulezadded on the 2010-04-17 21:27:06 by bdk bdk
incredible! awesome!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-20 07:07:49 by zeebr zeebr
Great idea, great result.
rulezadded on the 2010-04-21 20:05:04 by Pirx Pirx
now i'm a fan of the 4k procedural graphics again!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-22 10:49:25 by mueslee mueslee
rulezadded on the 2010-04-22 13:49:36 by Sesse Sesse
One more time: it's sooooo massive and impressing...
Who's ready to overcome this stuff?
added on the 2010-04-22 14:01:34 by sim sim
rulezadded on the 2010-04-25 20:11:01 by v3nom v3nom
Impressive. My favourite 4k image so far!
rulezadded on the 2010-04-29 11:26:20 by LLB LLB
rulezadded on the 2010-05-06 02:17:06 by vibrator vibrator
rulezadded on the 2010-05-11 00:22:06 by T$ T$
Massive! and this time it looks really good too! Psycho is really taking the step from coder to gfxer in this one :)
rulezadded on the 2010-05-11 00:52:09 by loaderror loaderror
it should be put in the national gallery
rulezadded on the 2010-05-11 01:04:01 by zeroshift zeroshift
No way to make it work under Windows 7, it gets freezed :(
added on the 2010-05-13 04:31:25 by timofonic timofonic
Haha, sorry. It's not animated...:P
rulezadded on the 2010-05-14 22:24:21 by timofonic timofonic
added on the 2010-05-14 22:29:19 by Confused Confused
Realy awesome! jpg: 300k exe: 4k
rulezadded on the 2010-05-28 06:06:32 by SntX SntX
Wow * 102
rulezadded on the 2010-07-05 14:19:30 by polygon polygon
برج بابل
rulezadded on the 2010-08-25 00:29:23 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
added on the 2010-08-25 01:43:28 by iks iks
wow, lovely piece with great aesthetics, the colours are perfect.
rulezadded on the 2010-10-23 18:21:05 by keito keito
What the f... there are PEOPLE EVERYWHERE?!

This is soooo cool.
rulezadded on the 2011-02-16 21:56:11 by JAC! JAC!
F-secure remove the content of this file, blaming it as a virus...! lol? :)
added on the 2011-02-18 11:51:37 by Magnar Magnar
..totally missed this one for some reason..

really impressive in both technical and artistic terms!

(+ one of the few 4ks my virus checker does not want to quarantine)
rulezadded on the 2011-04-23 01:42:50 by xyz xyz
fuck yeah! :D
rulezadded on the 2011-04-23 02:23:09 by quisten quisten
This is crazy
rulezadded on the 2011-04-23 03:03:32 by phobium phobium
rulezadded on the 2011-04-23 06:19:26 by panic panic
Forgot to thumb this!
rulezadded on the 2011-04-23 09:58:08 by Emod Emod
So did I. Awesome 4k gfx !
rulezadded on the 2011-05-21 17:36:35 by xtrium xtrium
same here! awesome
rulezadded on the 2011-05-21 17:48:04 by las las
Did I not thumb this yet?
rulezadded on the 2011-05-21 20:37:10 by kusma kusma
wow, WOW, fucking WOW
rulezadded on the 2011-09-05 20:34:56 by moozooh moozooh
rulezadded on the 2012-02-09 19:36:43 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulezadded on the 2012-02-09 20:05:46 by lsl lsl
*drops jaw*
rulezadded on the 2012-04-11 10:36:02 by scooper22 scooper22
forgot as well. hell yes!

i would love to see it without the brush effect
rulezadded on the 2012-04-14 22:55:39 by cupe cupe
Yes, this is great.
rulezadded on the 2012-07-10 16:45:26 by chromag chromag
this is just wow
rulezadded on the 2012-07-26 12:52:46 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
rulezadded on the 2013-05-19 05:47:21 by bitRAKE bitRAKE
Holy smoke
rulezadded on the 2013-07-25 13:04:00 by p01 p01
Unbelievable piece of art and code ( °3°)
rulezadded on the 2013-07-25 13:19:14 by rez rez
epic! hi-res render background'ed'd
rulezadded on the 2013-11-26 20:19:06 by limeforce limeforce
Thought I'd thumbed this ages ago. What's left to say? It's utterly divine! :D
rulezadded on the 2013-11-26 20:20:15 by raizor raizor
rulezadded on the 2014-05-11 01:29:29 by HellMood HellMood
Fantastic procedural!
rulezadded on the 2015-03-04 08:04:30 by ramon ramon
rulezadded on the 2015-03-04 09:18:22 by blueghost blueghost

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