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screenshot added by Psycho on 2011-04-24 00:48:41
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release date : april 2011
release party : The Gathering 2011
compo : combined intro
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 113
  • is ok 9
  • sucks 0
popularity : 1%
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best 4k intro
  • rulez 0.93
alltime top: #465
added on the 2011-04-24 00:48:41 by Psycho Psycho

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i like the particles in particular.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 00:50:38 by bstrr bstrr
These are some nice dots
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 00:52:09 by Corial Corial
Sorry for no better video yet (I expect a lot of you will need it), there is only this live capture from the showing in the seminar area: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xemD0lA4ZU - had it just been shown at the real big screen video would also be a lot better.
I Plan to code a framesaver for the framework at the airport tomorrow, now Kkapture can't do it ;)
added on the 2011-04-24 00:52:14 by Psycho Psycho
Overkill.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 00:53:20 by gaspode gaspode
Boom! Absolutely fantastic.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 00:53:36 by decipher decipher
For the win!

Shame you couldn't see it in the main compo showing. I voted based on the first five seconds, and after seeing the rest, I knew I was right ;-)
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 00:56:36 by Sesse Sesse
Nice particles, I could only run the DX10 fallback version on my rig, but it runs very smooth at least!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 00:58:02 by Sdw Sdw
Crashes on load w/win7 x64 here...
added on the 2011-04-24 01:01:16 by shuffle2 shuffle2
Best 4k ever !
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 01:02:51 by XT95 XT95
What the.... ? What XT95 said.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 01:04:15 by xtrium xtrium
Awesome. Both in music and visuals.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 01:06:02 by ham ham
And you've made this masterpiece in 4k...
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 01:12:02 by BackSpace BackSpace
Looked pretty decent even in DX10 form.

Got dumped back at the desktop a 2 out of the 3 times i ran it but i think thats windows playing silly buggers.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 01:12:19 by the-other-pigpen the-other-pigpen
pretty much particles.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 01:18:22 by SX1Freak SX1Freak
Looks cool on DX10!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 01:43:50 by shash shash
Video please / final version please, whatever works here.
added on the 2011-04-24 02:40:54 by xernobyl xernobyl
Fancy particles are fancy
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 02:49:12 by secretstoat secretstoat
Particles are the new raymarching. But whoa.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 02:52:54 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
shame that people didn't get to see it properly at TG. great intro
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 03:00:07 by Mel Mel
!nice!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 03:00:23 by FOSTER FOSTER
Fantastic stuff.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 03:30:59 by gloom gloom
Absolutely incredible. No words or mind can describe this beauty of code.

Loonies continues to amaze.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 03:32:18 by moredhel moredhel
Sorry, I forgot to read readme/comments before :/ (I only have dx10 hardware).
Great particlez!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 05:02:24 by shuffle2 shuffle2
Superb!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 08:47:25 by Stebo Stebo
Damn fine!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 09:03:09 by Gmitts Gmitts
winner O_o--b
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 09:14:22 by aha aha
Amazing.... Just a fantastic prod. Gratulations :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 09:15:20 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
brilliant effects, brilliant code. makes the flt demo looks silly with its 5fps performance on my machine;/
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 09:41:33 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 11:25:52 by psenough psenough
o_O
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 11:47:59 by bfx bfx
Amazing! Too bad we didn't get to see it on the main bigscreen..
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 11:55:20 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Mmm,. particles.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:49:56 by Optimus Optimus
nice one guys!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 13:33:05 by farfar farfar
i'd fucking love to see it but win XP here :( video anyone?..
added on the 2011-04-24 13:41:32 by RRROAR RRROAR
I didn't think it was possible to do this.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 13:45:17 by LLB LLB
... and the frontier of 4k is pushed further.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 13:48:10 by ulrick ulrick
great, frozen particles cube has impressed
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 14:48:16 by fyrex fyrex
Some parts are brilliant.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 15:58:45 by Zplex Zplex
Fantastic particles and music. Really cool!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 18:32:19 by Shockwave Shockwave
brilliant!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 19:32:50 by quisten quisten
lotsa dots on mah screen :/
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 19:37:06 by harism harism
Awesome music and particles!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 20:13:35 by nakedman nakedman
wow, just amazing!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 23:14:27 by xoofx xoofx
WTF ?! Something like awebrilliantsome...
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 03:46:20 by keops keops
Someone had to do it ;)
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 03:48:14 by noby noby
Awesome code.

On a side note, I don't really like the music/direction (while I love it in your previous prods).

Massive thumb up of course.
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 03:56:11 by wullon wullon
Nifty.
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 08:31:13 by tomaes tomaes
Admirable code, but didn't really enjoy it as a demo. Music didn't go anywhere and the effect grew old quickly.
added on the 2011-04-25 11:34:34 by jonnyram jonnyram
Decent quality 720p video and youtube.
Normal video codecs just aren't suited for this kind of "noisy" yet clean visuals, so even at high bitrates it looks so-so.
added on the 2011-04-25 13:21:47 by Psycho Psycho
so beautiful!
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 14:34:19 by prm prm
This made my jaw drop.
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 14:38:40 by datsua datsua
Wow!
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 14:59:22 by Mystra Mystra
Absolutely awesome!
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 18:01:31 by Zeila Zeila
Nice
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 18:18:19 by BiTL BiTL
nice. music could have been slightly different though and not to repetitive. but impressive particle show nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 20:40:30 by rudi rudi
Smooth particles indeed. And what rudi said about the music.
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 21:24:17 by break break
Psycho: Tried the “touhou” tuning of x264? =) (Next TG, I'm seriously considering implementing realtime --tune switching for streaming different demos. :-) )
added on the 2011-04-25 22:23:51 by Sesse Sesse
Awesome! But looks like the youtube link is pointing to Massive Skarla?
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 00:05:09 by digitalerr0r digitalerr0r
I didn't think it was possible to do in 4k... amazing stuff!
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 00:22:38 by substrate substrate
Siiiiiiiiick :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 01:32:01 by ferris ferris
yay!
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 10:51:43 by n1k-o n1k-o
Boring as a demo, but a thumb for technical achievement.
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 14:02:58 by raer raer
Oh yeah ;) particles in 4K <3
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 18:56:59 by leGend leGend
I love Loonies. I love the music. The world is beautiful.
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 19:08:45 by elend elend
Made of awesomium!
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 19:49:51 by hornet hornet
Nice code but "too much of the same" for me, gets boring very quickly.
added on the 2011-04-26 20:14:33 by StingRay StingRay
Excellent.
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 20:22:32 by stan_1901 stan_1901
ace of course.
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 21:15:11 by Alpha C Alpha C
i love particles ! kewl musik
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 21:45:27 by bermudatatooine bermudatatooine
Outstanding work!
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 22:57:19 by 71M 71M
At first I was like wow, but then I WOWed!
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 22:59:10 by kbi kbi
nice visuals, but not particularily stunning. so what stingray said.
added on the 2011-04-26 23:02:22 by nemesis nemesis
and it's only 4k?... really nice!
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 23:30:28 by sINk sINk
yeah!
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 13:51:18 by gopher gopher
Really good work!
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 13:52:27 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Awesome !
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 16:49:28 by yannshu yannshu
Please write a making of about it :) !
You rocks !!
added on the 2011-04-27 19:06:57 by XT95 XT95
The making of: (very short version)

I planted this idea about an 4k with particles/fluids about a year ago - about the time we left BreakPoint.

By end of march 2011 Psycho had a very well working engine. He was doing some thinking and testing from about January till march before we had something useful.

Saturday before Gathering 2011, I did the music.

Monday: We experiment with various scenes - most not very interesting.

Tuesday: More experimenting with various scenes. I seriously start scripting the scenes and we finish the Heart scene and decide wich scenes to keep, and wich to kill. We are stille lacking scenes.

Wednesday: More experimenting and a lot more scripting. Basically I'm working on the scenes from 8 morning till 23 in the evening - al most non stop. Now we got some finished scenes but still missing some scenes using all the cool features of the "engine".

Thursday: Finally we get the first and last scene in place, and by the end of Thursday, I'm pretty much done scripting and have also adjusted and optimized the music.

Friday: Deadline is up. Fade in/out + blur and optimization. Final addjustment to the scenes and done.

Saturday everything went wrong at the compo, but that's another story :)

All work was done via MSN and Dropbox :)

Thanks to: MSVC, Renoise, Dropbox, Notepad, Messenger Live 2011, Carlsberg Black Gold.
added on the 2011-04-27 19:30:08 by maytz maytz
wow.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 21:32:29 by necronomic0 necronomic0
Have to say that our early fluids thoughts was grid based with more traditional raymarched rendering, and didn't really seemed feasible size wise (for something sufficiently interesting..) and we more or less dropped the idea, and was back to scratch in trying to find something NEW for 4k instead of just raymarching like everyone else...

Breakthrough was when Maytz sometimes in february proposed something less physical, but particle based like Agenda, and I read up on smash's blog piece, noticed the screen space spawning in particular, and got the main idea of using distance functions for spawning/shading/affecting.

I think Maytz is half a day off, but it went from a bunch of scenes to something resembling an intro during thursday, and when leaving EG for the awards on friday I had a complete intro that could use some minor tuning but was fully deliverable and below 4k (and without much chance of finding space to add more). That was a great feeling, and no need to code at the afterparty either :)

For a more technical engine description I wrote this post on beyond3d
added on the 2011-04-28 01:27:11 by Psycho Psycho
I just watched this intro again, because I had forgotten it already. I think it must be the terrible music - it sounds like a russian mourning march and does nothing to augment the visuals. It's so disconnected. If I wasn't so easy to impress the first time, I'd leave a piggy now. Still, nice code.
Was epic. Now i have to learn about compute shaders :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 13:31:54 by Tore Tore
hmm
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 14:05:10 by provod provod
Could be shorter, too much of the same here. Anyway nice to watch.
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 15:41:15 by jack-3d jack-3d
nice one
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 15:51:52 by zefyros zefyros
Really good work! Had a nice watch!
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 21:54:36 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
Was hoping to see more of those solid objects doing things, they looked really tight.
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 23:17:52 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
very nice
rulez added on the 2011-04-29 00:20:40 by keito keito
Novative!
rulez added on the 2011-04-29 13:45:15 by Hicks Hicks
Great !!! Everybody will make particles effect now ;)
rulez added on the 2011-04-29 14:55:27 by Beb Beb
It's cool, shame the effect wasn't put to better use really. I wonder what Smash would make of this technique from a purely technical standpoint.
rulez added on the 2011-04-29 18:50:08 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Insectecutor: I guess he would do Agenda Circling Forth :)
added on the 2011-04-29 18:58:26 by maytz maytz
nice
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 16:21:05 by las las
No love for XP SP3 and DirectX 9.0c? :(

It looked decent on YouTube though. :)
added on the 2011-04-30 21:27:03 by AntDude AntDude
Yep
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 22:32:09 by Maissi Maissi
Had to resort to the DX10 version, but it still looks great.
At the end I thought "oh, why did they did have to do the cheap city in silhouette thi..", and then came the wave :)
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 00:42:12 by lug00ber lug00ber
From a coder's point of view this is awesome! And I also like the music. But the visual appearence is really underwhelming and gets boring very fast.
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 09:10:53 by chock chock
!
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 10:55:57 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Loved this. To bad it doesn't work for me on w764bit and nvidia 560ti with v270 drivers.
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 22:19:50 by neptun neptun
ugh.
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 22:40:48 by __ __
plain incredible.
rulez added on the 2011-05-02 09:04:41 by shock__ shock__
Cool. The best part was the one with the particles.
rulez added on the 2011-05-02 15:57:34 by glxblt glxblt
neptun: strange.. Works fine on my W764/v270/GTX460 work machine - maybe you don't have the requested resolution.

I just updated the archive so the dx11 versions are less dirty (found some space) and the dx10 versions now have the full 1 mil. particles (kept one of the old 512k versions for slow machines) - it's actually faster than the dx11 version on my 6870.
added on the 2011-05-02 23:51:26 by Psycho Psycho
simple idea, brilliant execution
rulez added on the 2011-05-03 14:13:14 by toxie toxie
simple idea? ...

What a beauty! It impresses me like hell, it looks beautiful, it has nice music... Loonies does it again! :) 64k is dead!
rulez added on the 2011-05-03 23:02:05 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
Yes.
rulez added on the 2011-05-04 13:15:17 by kelsey kelsey
.
added on the 2011-05-04 13:21:28 by kelsey kelsey
Great work, even if it felt a bit too "flat".
rulez added on the 2011-05-06 17:12:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
great stuff
rulez added on the 2011-05-06 20:37:17 by Sir Sir
i leave a pig here to decide later:

first impression is like:

i expected the agenda_circling_forth_4k @ revision and didnt see any there. now that i found it at gatherings releases i quickly generated some new new braincells and see why...
...it sucks due to the music suffering a lot ( exactly why i didnt try at all ) and demoskene-audience wouldnt have raised it that high!
i am sorry, due to the screen with some particles looking like slipping down the insides,waving, which looks gorgeous!
but: nah! this one releaed before ACF would have killed us all, but that way is too obvious and the technical way of doing it is like easened a lot with newest graphics-cards!

as said, imma leave it a pig and will see if i can find some bonus-points to finally thumb it down in the future! ;) ( UP ofcoz :p )
well, for the effort! its not THAT easy, else we´d have seen lots and lots of similar intros. ;)
rulez added on the 2011-05-07 16:09:02 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
Nice
rulez added on the 2011-05-09 22:18:59 by Tolle Tolle
Absolutely great for 4k!
rulez added on the 2011-05-10 18:09:18 by Cj Cj
like it
rulez added on the 2011-05-17 00:37:16 by stOPHER stOPHER
amazing 4k. really cool to read what maytz had to say about it too, nice to get some inside info.
rulez added on the 2011-05-17 01:26:05 by phobium phobium
particles in 4k!
rulez added on the 2011-05-17 15:26:33 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Liked it a lot. Nice job.
rulez added on the 2011-05-18 19:24:13 by artanis artanis
Rules
rulez added on the 2011-05-18 19:45:14 by nystep nystep
Are . you . kidding . me . ???
rulez added on the 2011-05-19 00:17:38 by cxnull cxnull
looks really great. telling from the video..
too bad i cannot let it punish my gfx-card with this os. :D
rulez added on the 2011-05-22 21:19:10 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
particles are the new ribbons!
rulez added on the 2011-06-04 02:09:51 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
me and gentleman just found a name for that particle-stuff finally:
the konfetti-effekt
Great music, nice particles - and this is 4k? great!

made a Youtube Rip for it on my HD channel - watch it in ORIGINAL SIZE setting for maximum quality:

Youtube(HD)
rulez added on the 2011-08-12 01:30:01 by anni anni
Tutti konfetti paletti!
rulez added on the 2011-09-11 21:46:23 by moqui moqui
rulez added on the 2011-09-11 22:12:56 by p01 p01
!!!!!
rulez added on the 2012-03-30 20:51:47 by Frequent Frequent
pretty cool
rulez added on the 2012-03-30 21:09:13 by blala blala
Super! :)
rulez added on the 2012-10-23 12:55:57 by raizor raizor
Art.
rulez added on the 2013-04-04 14:15:21 by iks iks
epic.
rulez added on the 2013-04-18 04:16:52 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
exactly what anni said :D

great (and numerous!) particles effects, nice music, and all in 4k!

**BLACK MAGIC**
rulez added on the 2013-07-25 12:53:50 by rez rez
Plays a nice soundtrack, but no visuals here (Win7, x64, GF660, any of the versions) =(
added on the 2013-12-30 20:52:48 by T$ T$
I can't thumb down particles !
rulez added on the 2016-07-14 21:26:56 by Omid Omid

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