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spheres on a plane by Dead Roman
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screenshot added by gloom on 2011-04-24 04:22:49
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release date : april 2011
release party : The Gathering 2011
compo : combined demo
ranked : 4th
  • rulez 123
  • is ok 11
  • sucks 5
popularity : 1%
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  • gloom gloom [Graphics (direction), Music]
added on the 2011-04-24 04:22:49 by gloom gloom

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short & nice
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 07:31:54 by FOSTER FOSTER
scary :D
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 08:10:28 by thec thec
Really nice ambience, and stunning tech & visuals!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 08:28:31 by izard izard
best O_o--b
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 09:02:56 by aha aha
Great demo. Soundeffects are very well done. Congratulations. This made a difference in the compo!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 09:14:58 by CONS CONS
Interesting concept, and rather well executed. One of the highlights in the compo.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 10:00:16 by melw melw
Nice idea, look like some logic puzzle scenes for me.
Great execution and very eye-candy.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 10:33:09 by BackSpace BackSpace
it's good to see something different sometimes :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 10:38:24 by Pandafox Pandafox
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 11:10:55 by psenough psenough
Stunning play with emotions, absolutely over-the-top render quality, love it! Too bad the projector didn't do it justice.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 11:30:41 by decipher decipher
I'VE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHER FUCKING SPHERE ON THIS MOTHER FUCKING PLANE!!!1
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:02:34 by kusma kusma
What Decipher said!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:02:51 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
clearly for me the second best demo of the compo (after fairlight & cncd). It doesn't show much but what's there is of the highest quality.

A lot of influence from vimeo videos I imagine? not a bad thing though...
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:08:05 by Navis Navis
I like the ambiance, nice use of physics !
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:17:17 by MsK` MsK`
What a great way to show this kind oft effects without falling into the trap of being a coders demo! Absolutely SUPERB stuff!

Grats to gloomy and the whippers!
rulezcdc added on the 2011-04-24 12:19:02 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
Weird, but in a good way :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:27:02 by BoyC BoyC
Atmospheric, fresh, great!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:29:29 by Shockwave Shockwave
Terribly pretentious, but looks really good.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:32:10 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Strange and creepy. And good.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:35:57 by gaspode gaspode
It has some atmosphere and the visuals are good.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 12:50:45 by Optimus Optimus
Best.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 13:13:47 by Archmage Archmage
What Korvkiosken said
Moody, weird and different.. Liked it!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 13:50:26 by OptimizE OptimizE
Original with good looks and great mood. I love it!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 13:57:29 by pommak pommak
Nah
sucks added on the 2011-04-24 15:56:50 by Zplex Zplex
youtube plz Win XP here =\
added on the 2011-04-24 15:59:23 by panic panic
Great atmosphere in that one :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 16:28:05 by Dbug Dbug
That was awesome! Great atmosphere and a really original way of presenting a demo. I liked the use fo sound effects too - should be done more in demos.
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 16:54:34 by Wade Wade
Looks amazing and I love the soundtrack
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 19:01:10 by phobium phobium
Boring
sucks added on the 2011-04-24 19:06:18 by Sir Sir
such a very cool and well performed piece, the well crafted minimalism in each scene is thought out well enough to provoke ones own thought and induces a real sense of being in a vast yet empty space, and the sound design is just excellent, instant favourite gonna watch it again now :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 19:42:09 by keito keito
oh yeah!
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 19:49:08 by noby noby
I like the greeting from Jeckell to Hyde's mom.. it's so sweet! Thumb!

by the way:
I hope these effects are just leftovers.. excluded from the demo to end all demos by the mighty gods: Andromeda..

Ad Astra add infinitum! Looking forward to the new Andromeda demo someday.. Nexus 7 was just the beginning!

Oh and Lord Helmet approved it ofcourse raytraced scroller or not in the new demo :)

Next to this I second Navis and Wade's comments above..
rulez added on the 2011-04-24 22:13:13 by magic magic
creeeeeepy
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 01:12:06 by san_im san_im
Not what I expected... But it was really enjoyable. Great work!
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 14:40:56 by Mystra Mystra
I loved it.
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 14:41:38 by digitalerr0r digitalerr0r
I enjoyed this one!. The movements and the lighting was cool.
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 16:31:49 by reality3D reality3D
YES!
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 17:01:45 by soolta soolta
I love the atmosphere in this demo, and the sounds work very well. Great demo! I enjoyed it a lot.
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 17:59:46 by Zeila Zeila
brilliant!
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 18:30:51 by prm prm
Came here expecting magic ranting about Andromeda, was not disappointed!

Also, kick ass demo lads! Loved the wood popping part!
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 19:03:38 by okkie okkie
weird, freaky & cool.
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 19:05:36 by maytz maytz
Thanks for your beautiful comments, everyone.

@Okkie - thanks! Since you seem to be thinking "my, my. What a jewel of a demo by my very favorite Romans. I only wish they used more cowb... I mean WOOD!", I left a debugging feature still active just for you; CLICK ON WOOD. MORE WOOD APPEARS!!!
added on the 2011-04-25 22:05:12 by Hyde Hyde
Delightfully strange!
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 22:29:21 by St.Genius St.Genius
highly inspiring! fresh stuff as usual
rulez added on the 2011-04-25 22:43:43 by quisten quisten
Liked this - a nice surreal demo :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 00:23:39 by Zonbie Zonbie
There were some pretty nice effects here, and the atmosphere was definitely cool and unusual. It didn't make me smile, though.
added on the 2011-04-26 02:28:46 by s_tec s_tec
fresh and brillant! nice work! :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 11:38:27 by sINk sINk
Simple is beautiful !

I liked it a lot! Congrats Mr. Hyde :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 11:52:59 by rez rez
Epiphanic.
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 13:10:00 by skan skan
WOW !
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 14:28:36 by Zavie Zavie
if only the last 5 seconds of music was used for the rest of the demo :)

the "red sphere with mirrors"-scene was quite slow here.
thumb up for the concept and the work, but I'm not 100% convinced, because of the not-smooth-enough rendering and the not-that-great sync in some parts.
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 17:14:52 by wullon wullon
Hyde: haha, awesome! :D
added on the 2011-04-26 17:24:10 by okkie okkie
failed on win7 x64 & Ati radeon 5850.
sucks added on the 2011-04-26 20:30:15 by bermudatatooine bermudatatooine
@bermudatatooine: Would you please send me some more info about the crash(?) to hyde at andromeda.no? I would be happy to look into it. Thanks in advance.
added on the 2011-04-26 20:45:37 by Hyde Hyde
Liked it a lot! As Zavie said: just WOW! Dead Roman = Andromeda.. I just understood :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 20:59:52 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
lol @ magic.
also, concept pulled off very nicely.
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 21:14:15 by Alpha C Alpha C
i quite liked it!
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 21:17:33 by Pablo Escrollbar Pablo Escrollbar
great concept
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 23:03:59 by Kauto Kauto
totally rocks! awesome audiovisual work.
but between some screens the music stops while screen is black (for example between all first screens without spheres). it literally halts - no reverb like in some other scenecuts. don't know whether it's a flaw or builtin - for me however it destroys the ambience in the beginning.
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 23:09:56 by nemesis nemesis
Wow! Never expected this!!
There was Nordic awesomeness braging and ranting all over revision for some hours after it was shown on the bigscreen.
But hey, being a Nordic Egomaniac ranting moron in the drunk is all I know how to do :D

AWESOME Guys, I expect a re-run of this on Solskogen (Played at Lug00ber Volume ;)
rulez added on the 2011-04-26 23:17:26 by tFt tFt
@bermudatatooine: Please compare http://vimeo.com/22878274 to what is shown on your screen when running the .exe. I suspect that what you are considering a fail/crash here is the fact that the first five scenes are empty (without moving objects in them). This is by design.
added on the 2011-04-27 01:28:34 by Hyde Hyde
Original concept, great soundtrack and all in all a great prod. I love it.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 01:57:46 by teel teel
I like.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 05:12:28 by mrdoob mrdoob
liked both demo and ranting in a txt file =)
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 10:18:32 by ton ton
Oh man, this was a real cool idea. The absolute lack of transitions actually worked really great. You don't see that very often. More interesting experiments like this, please :).
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 10:29:02 by elfan elfan
Fukkin RULEZ!!! Totally love it's ambience. I had similar ideas - to do something that feels more like an experimental short movie than a demo.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 12:01:44 by pista pista
i love this scene with the touching lights :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 13:48:15 by pro pro
I love it.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 13:49:39 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Quote:
but between some screens the music stops while screen is black (for example between all first screens without spheres). it literally halts - no reverb like in some other scenecuts.
That's 100% intentional, and there _is_ reverb there - just very little. The point was indeed to have those hard breaks there between the opening parts, and have more flowing cuts later (driven by the sound). I'm sorry you feels that breaks the mood, but the fact it that it was meant to be that harsh exactly to _establish_ the mood.
added on the 2011-04-27 13:50:35 by gloom gloom
DIBS ON THE REMIX
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 13:51:08 by Gargaj Gargaj
First I thought: Boring.
But then it started to "function" somehow.
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 14:00:33 by raer raer
mfkn balls on the plane, mfkn 30MB download?!
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 14:18:18 by harism harism
oh yea, didn't notice touching balls at first BB Image
added on the 2011-04-27 14:44:54 by harism harism
impressive, but short
rulezcdc added on the 2011-04-27 19:07:25 by provod provod
A strange beast, but I really liked the creepy ambiance.
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 10:23:46 by Tarmil Tarmil
love the atmosphere! nice tech and execution.
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 19:15:04 by warp warp
Very nice rendering, is that overdone SSDO or what? Love the atmo-sphere (lol)
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 20:57:08 by leGend leGend
Kickass sound vs visuals interaction.
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 21:08:35 by ponce ponce
What pommak said. Great visuals, great composition, great atmosphere and lovely sound design. However the physics felt "lacking" in places. Or maybe it was just vimeo acting odd (there's no way in hell i can run this on any of my laptops)
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 21:25:24 by uncle-x uncle-x
Great athmosphere with perfect use of sound effects... Good stuff!
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 22:25:26 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
This is great work, the relationship between sound and visuals has always been important in the scene but this is one of the few demos that really study that aspect.
rulez added on the 2011-04-29 17:33:01 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Very well done minimalism
rulez added on the 2011-04-29 18:10:49 by noname noname
A pretty hefty blogpost about the demo can be found here: http://blog.subsquare.com/behind-the-spheres-on-the-plane
added on the 2011-04-29 21:58:40 by gloom gloom
Really liked it, high quailty rendering with simple content \o/ - and thanks for the blog-post, much appreciated to settle my curiosity! :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 03:18:04 by hornet hornet
nice diversification
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 14:09:49 by a-move a-move
Cool. I specially like the wooden thing.
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 16:07:47 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
Lovely left field, beautiful rendering.
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 23:19:49 by lug00ber lug00ber
not very
added on the 2011-05-01 09:53:26 by fyrex fyrex
I. Love. This. Style.
Less is so much more!
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 10:04:39 by nerve nerve
simply: wow!
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 10:40:41 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Original concept !
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 17:05:59 by XT95 XT95
awesome!
rulez added on the 2011-05-01 20:00:16 by neuralnet neuralnet
somewhat original, using sound effects and ambiance rather than rhythmic music, but it remains short and simple. i'm curious to see more, though.
added on the 2011-05-02 03:17:38 by phoenix phoenix
Quote:
Dead Roman = Andromeda


omg, I just realized that :D
added on the 2011-05-02 10:23:56 by rez rez
this prod looks so flawless, like its not realtime but prerendered.
all in all very nicely done, only thing that i noticed was that the physics didnt look too real at times.
rulez added on the 2011-05-02 15:13:42 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Awesome rendering quality!
rulez added on the 2011-05-02 20:56:14 by loaderror loaderror
awesome image quality. atmosphere. a really special experience on the big screen
rulez added on the 2011-05-02 23:23:47 by Duckers Duckers
I will put in a order for lug00ber to show this on bigscreen at Solskogen as well!!

(_only_ problem with this is that if I now use sound the same way I will be called a copycat. Even thought my plan was to hide bad effects instead of good effect :( )
added on the 2011-05-02 23:24:44 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
Yay for original concept and great execution. Somehow, the sync could've been better in the tabletennis-ish scene, but overall, really cool.
rulez added on the 2011-05-03 07:54:53 by eladamri eladamri
this should be taken as a lesson in how to use very simple elements (spheres! on a plane!) and make something great with them through production quality and direction. probably my favourite demo from tg (and this easter).
rulez added on the 2011-05-03 10:16:25 by smash smash
Great atmosphere, thanks!
rulez added on the 2011-05-03 11:40:04 by chromag chromag
just great!
rulez added on the 2011-05-03 21:38:22 by elfh elfh
Watching this on the big screen with its awkward silence between parts was intense.
rulez added on the 2011-05-05 09:50:31 by datsua datsua
Way too pretentious for what it does.
sucks added on the 2011-05-05 23:51:25 by Sesse Sesse
Atmospheric :)
rulez added on the 2011-05-05 23:55:07 by ferris ferris
Great work.
rulez added on the 2011-05-06 00:00:47 by xernobyl xernobyl
"I've had it with these motherfucking Spheres on this motherfucking Plane!"

Surprised no one else said it :D
added on the 2011-05-15 19:14:33 by Zonbie Zonbie
Dude, 10th comment!!
added on the 2011-05-15 19:33:55 by okkie okkie
Also, I like this demo more and more. Really dig the sound design and relatively known and simple ideas being used differently!

Well done you Norwegian cowboys!
added on the 2011-05-15 19:35:44 by okkie okkie
i'm guessing the inspiration for the direction and mzk was this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn4FuuUH_C4

very nice, i liked the scenes with the spheres a lot, and the thetraedra.
rulez added on the 2011-05-15 20:22:16 by iq iq
Thumb up for the physics, but i didn't like the atmosphere...
rulez added on the 2011-05-15 20:45:12 by baah baah
iq: actually, I don't think I've ever seen that one before - it was awesome. :)

The inspiration for "Spheres on a plane" came from a lot of motion graphics pieces, but if I had to pick one single one (especially for the sound-design) it would have to be "No Keyframes" - http://www.vimeo.com/16658961
added on the 2011-05-15 21:52:39 by gloom gloom
gloom: really great work, the sound design add a lot too the nice visual.
added on the 2011-05-15 23:17:12 by rez rez
Indeed, the soundscape is what really "did it" for me in this demo. I hope to see more of this style in the future.
added on the 2011-05-15 23:20:14 by phobium phobium
Original, but I'm still not convinced, and I don't like the atmosphere.
added on the 2011-05-21 16:28:17 by LLB LLB
@okkie yep, you're right! Missed that one, anyway, 'tis good, hope to see more
added on the 2011-06-01 12:15:51 by Zonbie Zonbie
One of my favourites so far this year :)

Video MP4 1280x720
added on the 2011-06-24 23:59:52 by keito keito
Somehow I like these kinds of demos (like ballet dancer by mfx for example)

For that reason I made a YT Video Rip ;)
rulez added on the 2011-06-27 12:03:37 by anni anni
looks soo crisp and sharp and hiqual. thanks
rulez added on the 2011-07-11 09:39:28 by v3nom v3nom
Definite thumbs up. I love the music and it works so well with the visual style. The physics look a bit off, but who cares. Beautiful!
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 11:37:22 by xeche xeche
This has a very attractive nature.
rulez added on the 2011-08-08 07:34:25 by rayro rayro
UUhhh..
added on the 2011-11-10 22:47:05 by Emod Emod
Absolutely love this. I just watched it at 2:30am having not seen it when it was released, and it made me jump in a couple of places! Just fantastic atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2011-11-11 08:27:32 by t-zero t-zero
great direction
rulez added on the 2011-12-30 23:13:45 by cce cce
very well deserved Kusma Award.
rulez added on the 2012-01-09 22:20:45 by malmix malmix
very brave design with deliberate choices, I wanted another 3 or 4 surreal tense scenes.
rulez added on the 2012-03-18 22:50:33 by GbND GbND
very, very entertaining
oozes style and professionalism
rulez added on the 2012-03-18 22:57:58 by superplek superplek
omg love this!
rulez added on the 2012-03-18 23:17:56 by blackpawn blackpawn
Excellent!
rulez added on the 2012-03-31 12:18:21 by Frequent Frequent
We need more stuff like this, we really do!
rulez added on the 2012-03-31 14:08:26 by moozooh moozooh
nice.
rulez added on the 2012-05-14 15:05:57 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Weird shit. But kinda cool, too.
rulez added on the 2012-05-15 03:38:57 by msqrt msqrt
pretty, nice lighting, nice physics
rulez added on the 2012-08-18 04:44:58 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
.
rulez added on the 2012-09-05 21:25:35 by emha76 emha76
haven't commented yet ?
Flawless.
I love it.
rulez added on the 2012-09-29 03:56:36 by BarZoule BarZoule
Simply amazing.
rulezcdc added on the 2012-09-29 06:51:05 by ccr ccr
WOW, this is awesome. Lovely renderer, great design and sound design. If I have one nitpick it's the blackscreen delay between scenes seems fractionally long.
rulez added on the 2012-10-10 12:26:42 by Fell Fell
sick shit
rulez added on the 2012-10-28 01:18:31 by skomp skomp
Somehow missed it the first time 'round. Very well done!
rulez added on the 2012-10-28 18:28:44 by sagacity sagacity
Lovely and very stylish. Great :)
rulez added on the 2012-10-29 11:09:24 by raizor raizor
Different and atmospheric.
rulez added on the 2012-12-11 01:51:27 by jack-3d jack-3d
excellence
added on the 2013-03-06 09:25:05 by rayro rayro
Mind blowing! Love it from start to end :)
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 09:43:31 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
that´s different!
just excellent!
rulez added on the 2013-07-24 21:36:59 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
so full of tension. great experience.
rulez added on the 2013-09-10 00:16:02 by keith303 keith303
boring as hell. at least the colors were ok
added on the 2013-12-30 21:40:55 by T$ T$
Immersive :)
rulez added on the 2015-01-20 09:34:49 by xTr1m xTr1m
A few too many full stop in the beginning but everything else is good.
rulez added on the 2015-08-26 03:27:16 by ragnarock ragnarock
Love this. Render quality is great. Looks very much like one of those pre-rendered arty videos from vimeo. I mean that as a compliment.
rulez added on the 2015-11-28 05:11:20 by drift drift
Still great! Someday I want to make something like this too :)
added on the 2015-11-28 05:16:11 by noby noby
some scenes worked some didn't
rulez added on the 2015-11-28 05:47:20 by 1in10 1in10
No.I just don't like it.
sucks added on the 2015-12-02 02:18:52 by DaD1916 DaD1916
no bullshit
rulez added on the 2015-12-26 20:58:21 by sm sm
If Lynch got his hands on a D3D example source.
rulez added on the 2017-07-22 22:35:16 by Photon Photon

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