Ethos by Youth Uprising [web]
screenshot added by Bobic on 2010-06-28 20:46:39
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release date : june 2010
release party : @party 2010
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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  • is ok 13
  • sucks 2
popularity : 1%
  • rulez 0.82
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added on the 2010-06-28 20:07:51 by ferris ferris

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It's about time I got this up :) . It's mostly a partyhack. Crammed alot into a small space (using only crinkler's instant mode), but overall there's something I'm really unhappy about with this. Hope you like it!
added on the 2010-06-28 20:08:57 by ferris ferris
pretty slow on my notebook.
but some very good ideas and nice camera motion.
maybe the dolphin was a bit too cheesy ;)

definately one of the better 4ks this year so far
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 20:23:01 by gopher gopher
Nice, the camera paths are awesome! Nice music!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 20:27:58 by sigflup sigflup
Can't say it is too good but enjoyable anyway. By the way: I wanted to render dolphin in one of my intros but refused this idea because it looks too bad without water splash (which is hard to make).
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 20:31:04 by stan_1901 stan_1901
pretty massive. music reminds me of some SDS prods.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 20:36:38 by mEDiA sENtRY mEDiA sENtRY
Runs ok on ATI so props, there is a weird diagonal tear across the screen though, like regular tearing but diagonal.

I dunno much about this shit but it looks like half of a plane is rendered in one frame and the other half in the next.

Cool dynamic heightmap on the sphere though.
Forgot thumb.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 20:41:06 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
funny dolphin, but the rest (especially music) is really awesome! Reminds me a lot on Elevated :-)
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 20:47:40 by Bobic Bobic
thumb.. of course..
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 21:14:38 by mad mad
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 21:25:12 by hArDy. hArDy.
@Insectecutor: Could you post/send me a screenshot at jaketaylor123@hotmail.com ? :)
added on the 2010-06-28 21:34:50 by ferris ferris
very kool..
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 21:36:35 by scg_ scg_

Liked the dolphin.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 21:37:12 by mrp- mrp-
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 21:40:38 by Manwe Manwe
Seems abit unpolished....but still rules.
Cant wait to see the C64 thing mentioned in the nfo ;)
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 21:41:32 by tFt tFt
Schweeet !
Whoever .kkaptures this also provide the soundtrack !
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 21:45:05 by cxnull cxnull
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 21:51:37 by dairos dairos
Only the party version works, but it's reaaaaally slow and has that tearing and flickering insectecutor mentioned. The Final runs but the screen stays black the whole way. And yes this is on radeon 4850.
added on the 2010-06-28 23:10:40 by noby noby
Video anyone ?
added on the 2010-06-28 23:22:11 by _H2o_ _H2o_
*sigh* It's unfunnily slow.
added on the 2010-06-28 23:36:21 by decipher decipher
Also I didn't code anything, why am I in the credits!?
added on the 2010-06-28 23:37:02 by decipher decipher
sad to see less blur (hello, elevated!) in the final but you improved the framerate at least. :) hope to see more cool things with your intro tool! (and the c64 demo of course!)

noby: i have a 4850 (two in xfire) and the final exe's run fine here. March 2010 drivers, Win7-64, latest DX runtime DLLs.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-28 23:47:16 by phoenix phoenix
I like it!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 00:03:50 by Emod Emod

WOW - nice work !!!

rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 00:40:05 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
saw this yesterday at metoikos place. live video version tho. rocked :)
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 01:23:47 by pro pro
crash here :/ core-i7 + ATI FirePro M7740, Win7
added on the 2010-06-29 01:28:30 by pro pro
Nice but the background is a bit .. "grey" :D
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 03:32:44 by XT95^FRq XT95^FRq
Great music and great dolphin scene (well, it lacks the water splash ;p).
The rest: ok.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 05:10:58 by wullon wullon
couldn't run it on my gforce 7200 GS but it is cool
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 05:56:58 by panic panic
Very nice looking weird visuals, the hazy and scanlined grey look works well. Easily enough content for 4K. Didn't like the "demotrance" music, and the dolphin scene was indeed missing a water splash as well as friggin' lasers.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 06:21:55 by break break
great tune and nice flow.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 07:17:09 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
haha nice.

i didn't like the box-scene but i found the dolphin scene cute :-)

is the dark "border" set to cover up the rendering details of the landscape? :)

details = bugs
the "box-part" feels a little misplaced in this intro.
still a pleasure to watch
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 07:43:48 by mueslee mueslee
Excellent. Loved the music...and the boxes. That dolphin was so slick it wouldn't make no stinking splashes!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 08:01:24 by Gmitts Gmitts
+music, tuna, flow
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 09:21:05 by xernobyl xernobyl
+music, dolphin, funky textures, lightning
-colors, boxes
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 10:02:54 by whynot2000 whynot2000
Cool 4k. The height map is very good looking. The dolphins made me laugh, they look inflatable :D
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 10:05:54 by psonice psonice
ION Traxx 0815: Inflatable Dolphins. ;)
Not bad though.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 10:17:16 by raer raer
@rasmus: TOTALLY :D
added on the 2010-06-29 10:25:45 by ferris ferris
some nice scenes for a quickie, the instrument patches were quite nice but i thought the sequencing/tracking sounded very messy, good fun to watch though :)
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 11:11:41 by keito keito
Definately worth a big thumb up !

I still think the music is quite too quick ...
But overall its really nice !
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 11:14:06 by _H2o_ _H2o_
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rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 12:07:37 by Maali Maali
really nice 4k intro
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 12:23:51 by las las
nice, although it was a bit of a slideshow on mine - esp scenes with spheres (Ph2X3-720, ATI4850).

Does anyone know the cause of the uneven shading on the dolphin's fins? I'm getting the same thing with the shader I'm mucking around with.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 12:38:33 by bloodnok bloodnok
Nicely done, music fits perfectly in my opinion :-)

Good job!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 13:06:57 by _0x3a ^DESiRE _0x3a ^DESiRE
Nice work, worked a treat on my ATI 4850.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 13:20:42 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
"orcha.ogg" vs "dolphins!!1"
added on the 2010-06-29 13:42:49 by mueslee mueslee
nice, liked the music a lot
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 13:53:47 by RRROAR RRROAR
Music and landscape were nice.
But that chrome-banana doesn't look like a dolphin.

rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 13:57:25 by hfr hfr
tristesse. did not appeal to me.
sucksadded on the 2010-06-29 14:16:10 by v3nom v3nom
Loads of content and the sphere looks really good. No option but to thumb this up despite cubes :-). Good job Ferris
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 15:09:15 by auld auld
the theme looks like it's something to do with Green save the earth propaganda. which i don't like.

but apart from that, nice.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 16:13:29 by button button
quality :)
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 16:19:12 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
great stuff. landscapes are forever! :)
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 16:37:05 by Skate Skate
Nice soundtrack, rest of it is average.
added on the 2010-06-29 17:01:55 by Cj Cj
At least the tune is fast enough, reminds of 90's trance (the not-kiksu-crap). Nice planet, otherwise so-so.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 17:30:51 by leGend leGend
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 17:36:28 by Hicks Hicks
Nice effects and transitions + cool tune!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 17:50:45 by Zplex Zplex
Welcome to 2010, where everything in a 4k intro is computed via the noise function.

Good composition, lots of content, nice music.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 18:50:36 by urs urs
@bloodnok: I think you're referring to the banding that occurs on the deformed spheres. The spheres used to make the fins are really skewed and so rays can sometimes penetrate or entirely pass through them. I wanted to make them skinnier, but the marching algorithm just turned them into bands at that point so I left them like this.
added on the 2010-06-29 19:13:25 by ferris ferris
I'm totally Plutoed.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 19:23:22 by menace menace
The dolphin definitely needs more lasers than that
added on the 2010-06-29 19:31:20 by waffle waffle
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 19:31:40 by aha aha
the code by decipher was by far the best
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 19:39:32 by thec thec
Hooray for the youth!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 19:47:00 by magic magic
Very nice 4K, a lot of nice stuff happens on the screen, good job :)
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 20:05:38 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
The dolphin and the boxes didn't appeal to me, but the rest is quite solid. Also, quite some content for a quick 4k :)
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 20:11:08 by Alpha C Alpha C
Nothing special, but it is 4k with nice music -> deserves thumb.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 21:22:08 by jack-3d jack-3d
i liked it until the cubes coming from the planet.

nice intro tho!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 21:22:24 by iq iq
Aliasing sound.
added on the 2010-06-29 22:12:15 by trc_wm trc_wm
the sphere is shitting cubes _upwards_!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-29 22:31:47 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Similar in design to "elevated", but soon after the snow melts :). So thumb up :).
rulezadded on the 2010-06-30 00:26:13 by ulrick ulrick
Nice partytro.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-30 04:15:40 by Hoild Hoild
Great prod! Didn't run here, only a white screen and an hourglas cursor with music.
rulezadded on the 2010-06-30 08:42:22 by xTr1m xTr1m
rulezadded on the 2010-06-30 09:08:19 by kyv kyv
Good stuff!
rulezadded on the 2010-06-30 09:28:27 by 71M 71M
Really cool landscape. No so cool dolphin. :)
rulezadded on the 2010-06-30 10:23:25 by Blueberry Blueberry
@Ferris - cheers... your demo's inspired me to have another crack at the shader :)
added on the 2010-06-30 10:42:02 by bloodnok bloodnok
rulezadded on the 2010-06-30 19:26:53 by mihi mihi
Crashes on an i7/ati4850/7-64
added on the 2010-07-01 20:23:17 by jacefuse jacefuse
Liked it a lot, except for that dolphin that looked like a sausage.
rulezadded on the 2010-07-02 07:13:42 by chromag chromag
@xTr1m: What kind of GPU do you run?
added on the 2010-07-02 20:43:27 by ferris ferris
those who are claiming it crashes on a 4850.. are you waiting long enough for it to load? it hangs a while but does eventually start on mine.
added on the 2010-07-02 21:43:21 by phoenix phoenix
Yeah, I'd imagine shader compile time is pretty nasty on ATI. The shaders in question aren't terribly long, but there're alot of them.
added on the 2010-07-02 23:19:27 by ferris ferris
rulezadded on the 2010-07-03 21:41:16 by sokoban sokoban
Dang took forever to start (need a loader graph/timer or something so we know it is computing) and dang choppy at 1080p! My computer is officially outdated! :( Or maybe it is my ATI Radeon 4807 HD video card?
added on the 2010-07-03 21:48:54 by AntDude AntDude
Good looking, slow.
rulezadded on the 2010-07-05 23:03:08 by Optimus Optimus
@Ferris: unfortunately the problem doesn't appear in screenshots taken with fraps. It doesn't appear in captured video either. Weird.
added on the 2010-07-06 00:47:12 by ferris ferris
Insectecutor: you have a sli/crossfire configuration? if yes it may be the used render mode which causes that tearing
added on the 2010-07-06 12:12:01 by gopher gopher
gopher: I have a 5870 so I don't have two GPUs. I do have dual monitors but I can't see how that'd screw things up.

The problem kinda looks like I'm seeing the frame being drawn. Enabling vsync doesn't help. There's a very obvious giant right-angled triangle that gets updated before everything else, from the bottom left of the screen to two thirds along the bottom, to around two thirds up.

Win7 x64, latest cats.
Other outdated computer here.
added on the 2010-07-08 22:15:06 by Aeko Aeko
rulezadded on the 2010-07-09 02:02:18 by rbz rbz
fuckin A, man
rulezadded on the 2010-07-09 03:11:12 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Tested on two 9800GTX on SLI, worked almost smoothly except on some parts where the fps dropped around 5 fps.
rulezadded on the 2010-07-09 06:03:32 by eduardx eduardx
Great 4k
rulezadded on the 2010-07-10 22:39:57 by Pulsar Pulsar
Great 4k
rulezadded on the 2010-07-11 09:33:09 by Mystra Mystra
rulezadded on the 2010-07-12 03:19:32 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Great prod, lot of content! Lacks some polishing though (dolphin looks odd and colours are to be improved).
rulezadded on the 2010-07-13 15:24:47 by LLB LLB
Great 4k
rulezadded on the 2010-07-13 21:47:48 by nekomono nekomono
rulezadded on the 2010-07-14 07:18:32 by BiTL BiTL
awesome 4K
rulezadded on the 2010-07-16 07:09:37 by rv6502 rv6502
a bit too grey in many aspects
added on the 2010-07-16 17:47:08 by zefyros zefyros
Love that shakey cam.
rulezadded on the 2010-07-23 10:35:23 by elend elend
added on the 2010-07-23 10:47:26 by kusma kusma
I liked the ambiance, the use of postprocessing to narrow the scene view and add some pixel patterns, synth is really good... The music is interesting, but I didn't find it to match the visual's sync... and yep, the dolphin was too polish (with no water interaction :p )... but overall is a good 4k!
rulezadded on the 2010-08-02 22:34:41 by xoofx xoofx
decent enough
next time make the water splash..
rulezadded on the 2010-08-02 23:00:28 by superplek superplek
rulezadded on the 2011-01-01 23:18:25 by provod provod
perlin noise(?) and landscape good, rest not my cup of tea.
added on the 2011-02-07 16:12:59 by rudi rudi
nice one!
rulezadded on the 2011-02-07 21:57:00 by tirox tirox
nice little intro.

btw the "whale" is a little bit weird :D
rulezadded on the 2011-02-08 10:25:35 by rez rez
marvellous! balls shitting cubes!
rulezadded on the 2011-12-09 02:18:53 by T$ T$
annoying and cheesy music.
sucksadded on the 2013-01-10 08:31:12 by cherri kandler cherri kandler

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