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release date : april 2014
release party : Revision 2014
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 118
  • is ok 8
  • sucks 3
popularity : 2%
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alltime top: #403
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Stunning visuals and audio. Perfectly designed scenes. I love it!
rulezcdc added on the 2014-04-21 01:31:12 by CONS CONS
cocoon at his best.
great code, great 3D, great song, great direction, yes this was great!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 01:31:52 by wullon wullon
Magnificent demo!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 01:32:45 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
I only saw this on the 360p stream, but it looked very nice nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 01:35:35 by Sesse Sesse
awesome demo!
thought it was going norwegian on me for a second there.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 01:36:04 by psenough psenough
This really ruled the party.. (untill TBL.. well never mind ;)

Ace demo! Keep em coming! Cocoon forever!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 01:37:00 by magic magic
Encore une démo de fou !!!! bravo guille et à tes coéquipiers ;)
J'espère sincèrement que vous allez gagner cette fois ci...
Heureusement vous n'aurez pas à subir l'outrage d'une démo en java ou je sais plus trop quoi ^^
added on the 2014-04-21 01:44:38 by Rafale06 Rafale06
Oupss j'ai oublié le pouce ^^ héhéhé :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 01:45:57 by Rafale06 Rafale06
Great stuff, lovely track especially
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 01:47:33 by visy visy
This, Blitzgewitter, and Pandacube saved the PC compo :) Great stuff!

Oh, and I'm pretty sure the title should be obServatory.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 02:06:56 by Photon Photon
yes! glitchfree! just perfect rendering. loved it on the bigscreen! thx!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 02:29:11 by hunta hunta
Top demo!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 03:00:35 by Corial Corial
nice one !
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 03:04:02 by XT95 XT95
this is technical but a bit boring, something is missing like real synchro between each effects & Full pictures graphics. it's pity!
Best Cocoon demo I've seen thus far. Instead of being a mostly static "hi, we have a kewl 3D engine and talented modellers/artists" flyby, this time there are some nice things, in addition to the well-executed modelling and 3D engine codework. :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 03:27:14 by ccr ccr
OK
added on the 2014-04-21 06:20:33 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
great!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 07:37:50 by substrate substrate
Like in "new age" of Cocoon demos, this is another great extra polished 3D fly by gem. Greatly picked dark colors and music. I likde "stochastic" more but this is great demo too. Maybe you make only 3D flybys but in outstanding quality.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 08:43:58 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Technically flawless, but doesn't really take benefit of the dramatic potential of the soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 09:11:58 by dixan dixan
Whoa, very very nice. Though, guys, next time try to have TLAA or TXAA (nVidia should have HW support IIRC). All those thin constructs flickering while moving was no fun for the eye.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 09:25:40 by decipher decipher
Still too much basic FPS level flybying. Weak thumb up for obviously good production values, nice modelling, pleasing colours etc.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 09:47:27 by break break
good 3d!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 10:20:11 by reality3D reality3D
Enjoyed this one very much!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 11:22:30 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Superb visuals, good pace, Cocoon rules as always
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 11:35:50 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
Very cocoonish. Nice 3d, but not my cup of tea. Still worth a thumb
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 11:38:41 by Jcl Jcl
A real pleasure for eyes and ears!
But... what PC is needed to run it perfectly??? Oo
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 11:40:07 by Pandafox Pandafox
I loveded it!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 11:41:52 by kusma kusma
Don't you guys have dayjobs? ;) You're making us all look bad! Looks great as always, though I still miss moar sync!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 12:09:15 by hornet hornet
Great demo
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 12:23:26 by nytrik nytrik
Wow. I'm so jealous. I want that shading... Awesome everything.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 12:27:27 by pixtur pixtur
Super stuff!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 12:32:28 by Hyde Hyde
Quite fine stuff. Amazing graphical work.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 12:38:36 by ham ham
Really ace!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 12:41:44 by uncle-x uncle-x
A good demo, but without hardly any development compared to recent cocoon demos. I watched this three times and still don't remember almost anything about it. I think the colors are terrible. They create no contrast, everything is just a hazy mush. Not that there's anything wrong with that in some cases, but here to me it just communicates "these visuals and models aren't worth looking at". I do like the colors on the effects though, at least there they do manage create some contrast. The effects themselves were quite ass kicking too. The music I didn't like one bit.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 12:46:45 by noby noby
great demo with seamless scenes
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 13:00:55 by mop mop
It's like a "demo effects concert", wrapped in wonderful layouts and shading. I love it!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 14:02:03 by gloom gloom
Exactly what had been missing! And that rendering... <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 14:09:25 by Zavie Zavie
Oh no! Dropbox account exceeded download limit! Please upload it where everybody can download it!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:06:26 by commanderk commanderk
Massive visuals.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:07:14 by BackSpace BackSpace
A deserved first place, with awesome visuals and a proper soundtrack. Please fix the download link.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:38:43 by Cj Cj
Cool demo!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 15:41:54 by jintake jintake
Awesome! Another quality production by Cocoon! THX!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 16:21:00 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
colors + visuals were awesome, but the sync was a bit janky. The music had all the right elements, but they didn't seem to work together at all (especially the sporatic kick that wanted everyone to know it was there while the other elements took the backseat when they shouldn't have). All in all it worked well enough tho, and was definitely the best in the compo.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 16:26:30 by ferris ferris
what a great prod! I could watch this on and on for a long time
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 17:55:52 by Ger Ger
One of the few decent ones in the PC Demo compo, good work.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 18:45:40 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
kick ass!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 20:16:20 by blackpawn blackpawn
I love how your visual quality as well as the animation gets better with every single release. Stunning! Too bad revision's projector ate the lower 20% of the brightness range, many small nuances got lost.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 21:17:06 by cupe cupe
Beautiful design and nice music. Too bad it ended so suddenly. Definitely rulez though.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 21:17:18 by -SP- -SP-
COCOON! <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 21:34:20 by las las
O_o--b
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:07:12 by aha aha
Crashes right after unpacking lots of stuff here on AMD.
Great visuals, though, and a great soundtrack - I really really love the bitcrushed atmosphere stuff combined with the pads right at the beginning, it really sounds just wonderful.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:21:20 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
cocoon style, all well done.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:23:40 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
RULEZ ! the rendering is awesome and the design of some scene mindblowing
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:25:53 by u2 u2
Well deserved the 1st place
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:52:55 by stefa stefa
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 23:02:14 by fizzer fizzer
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 23:04:17 by p01 p01
Solid stuff!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 23:14:22 by algorias algorias
Great stuff, guys!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 23:21:59 by hfr hfr
Extremely well done as always. I really liked the scene with the robot arms and the reflective scene. The cloudy volume effects looked great on stream, but something about them was not as conviencing on second viewing. Ran a bit slow on my computer but, still very cool demo. Definitely thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 23:36:29 by Nuclear Nuclear
Best in compo!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 00:02:58 by datsua datsua
This demo deserved a solid thumbup just for the PERFECT beauty of the ending scene <3
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 00:41:31 by rez rez
Same as @u2, beautiful and nice music!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 02:18:16 by xoofx xoofx
Great graphics!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 03:32:47 by T_S T_S
This has a lot going for it! Great in most ways! You guys just keep getting better and better! where will this end? :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 08:58:40 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
I really like the visuals of the latest Cocoon demos, but... this one was lacking something.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 10:55:40 by elend elend
You guys must have spent ages polishing this jewel! Thumb up for the churchbells :-)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 11:13:32 by UnRAVeL UnRAVeL
massive respect for the visual fidelity of this. in realtime at 1080p it looked so good - barely a pixel out of place (aside from a few minor temporal aa issues on the thin lines), it could be a render. the quality of the artwork / texturing, the materials and postfx is really excellent.

good work on the "smokebox" too - abused distance fields? :)

still, would be cool to move on from the robot arms and industrial/scifi sometime... ;)
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 11:52:17 by smash smash
yes
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:14:36 by mueslee mueslee
Yes! A really pleasent surprise - I really dig the buildup for the very sweet ending (in the screenshot)
Only complaint I have is that some scenes are somewhat to the dark side - at least I had trouble seeing some of the great details during the showing at Revision.
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 12:23:14 by Puryx Puryx
Beautiful!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 15:30:42 by highlife highlife
superb!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 15:32:55 by sINk sINk
Congratz winning the compo! Looking forward to see your next demo!
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 16:15:28 by spiked-maniac spiked-maniac
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rulez added on the 2014-04-22 21:48:28 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
nice and clean
rulez added on the 2014-04-22 22:10:33 by Alpha C Alpha C
a tad boring
added on the 2014-04-22 23:34:20 by oxb oxb
Simply what you expect from Cocoon :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 08:39:00 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Such a good visual rendering with this new gen Cocoon engine that I am wondering if offline rendering is still necessary today :) Liked much the pinched reflective ball effect. Rulez
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 20:51:46 by Hellflip Hellflip
Looked really good and consistent
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 21:10:11 by wurstgetrank wurstgetrank
Enigmatic message box at launch - http://i.imgur.com/57UX7T0.png
DxDiag system data - http://pastebin.com/VfPES1mm
¡halp!
added on the 2014-04-23 21:17:12 by svo svo
Hmm somehow many attempts and blind erratic alt-tabbing got it started after all. Stunning visuals, beautiful!
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 21:34:23 by svo svo
awesome design and details, although the sci-fi/tech setting is getting kinda old
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 22:03:32 by toxie toxie
Polished like hell. Or heaven? :o)
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 22:28:05 by gaspode gaspode
Lovely. Deserving winner demo.
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 22:31:46 by D.Fox D.Fox
What toxie said. I really liked the atmosphere of the intro scene. Would have loved the demo to go into that direction...
rulez added on the 2014-04-23 23:55:12 by raer raer
Very well executed.
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 09:22:06 by chock chock
best cocoon demo so far! very good stuff, i think fairlight has quite a contender now :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 09:43:49 by spike spike
This was absolutely gorgeous. Although I wouldn't mind seeing a different theme in your next production (even it's back to Shad-style :)) this was executed to perfection.
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 10:32:53 by sagacity sagacity
The rendering and look is so super polished. As an example, the final frame looks like someone first rendered a frame and then imported into photoshop to do a few hours of work on it before pasting it back into the demo, but that is actually how it looks straight from the engine!
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 12:31:44 by loaderror loaderror
Outstanding.
rulez added on the 2014-04-24 18:29:57 by peturba peturba
looks nice, choppy as fuck. the trend continues.
sucks added on the 2014-04-24 18:49:38 by reptile reptile
I think I need a killer soundtrack and/or clever direction and/or some human touch (I'd love a modern day Kasparov) to really enjoy a fly-by. This (with all its perfected clinical cyber-isms) is lacking all of those.
added on the 2014-04-24 20:31:53 by tomaes tomaes
This is a very solid production. Each scene looks super polished, the effects and the synching are especially nice and I love the synth sounds used for the music too.

A worthy compo winner. Congrats! :)
rulez added on the 2014-04-25 02:17:20 by SunSpire SunSpire
Well done!
rulez added on the 2014-04-25 21:56:02 by Frequent Frequent
Visuals were terrific.
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 11:50:25 by Deus Deus
One of the few enjoyable demos in the pc demo compo. Beginning is great, then it started to bore me a bit but still kept my interest. Nice looking visuals and excellent music.
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 12:10:07 by StingRay StingRay
"This application has failed to start because of dxgi.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." Observatory.nfo said it requires DirectX 11. Bah to Windows XP Pro. SP3's DirectX 9.0c. :P

Pretty!
added on the 2014-04-26 18:43:27 by AntDude AntDude
Ace!
rulez added on the 2014-04-27 04:17:23 by dstar dstar
hm, cool code, but i'm really bored by this one.
added on the 2014-04-27 11:38:55 by seppjo seppjo
a worthy winner with perfectly designed scenes.
i think this should mark the end of the industrial/scifi-look in cocoon demos.
rulez added on the 2014-04-27 15:02:35 by a-move a-move
Definitely not the winner.
sucks added on the 2014-04-27 15:52:55 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
this is definitely the best cocoon demo so far, unfortunately cocoon demos are just simply not good enough. sorry, find another hobby or whatever (ok, joking, do whatever you want actually, as far as it doesnt hurt the others).

the titan one has its mistakes, but at least it has the spirit.

(i respect the work put into it though)
added on the 2014-04-27 16:20:23 by blala blala
Blala : why don't shut up or whatever... As far as it doesnot hurt anyone
added on the 2014-04-28 04:11:38 by nytrik nytrik
well done
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 16:49:45 by nekomono nekomono
Yes, it hurts !! but in the good way. :p
Awesome work. My favourite cocoon demo so far.
rulez added on the 2014-04-28 16:50:34 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
didn't light my fire whatsoever
added on the 2014-04-30 00:41:30 by Birdy1 Birdy1
looked good, what smash said.
rulez added on the 2014-04-30 20:24:25 by Maali Maali
fucking awesome! (and really nice typography too)
deserved winner. i really like the pacing and presentation - against the trend for overly glitched postpro with spazzing camera moves. (but coma remains my cocoon favorite =)
rulez added on the 2014-05-01 16:28:24 by v3nom v3nom
Serious amount of work was put into this one. Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2014-05-02 19:56:35 by emoon emoon
I quite liked it, great stuff indeed.
rulez added on the 2014-05-02 20:01:04 by micdune micdune
Very well polished and may I say balanced.
rulez added on the 2014-05-03 11:01:36 by ponce ponce
Great
rulez added on the 2014-05-04 03:43:00 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
Nice audio & visuals, great direction !
rulez added on the 2014-05-04 19:30:20 by willbe willbe
looks good but left me cold. piggie
contrary to precedent demo, works under I5 and not need last I7 processor. so rocks for me, demomaking is not made for last processor in my eyes and then thanx for effort (apart fantastic dzign, textures and engine)

rocks !
rulez added on the 2014-05-05 12:16:58 by yogibeer yogibeer
There you go! You won the PC-Compo @ the biggest annual demoscene-party and you know what? Deserved! I dig everything in this! ♥
Superb choice of music btw!
rulez added on the 2014-05-09 15:57:32 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
coolness :-)
rulez added on the 2014-05-10 06:20:59 by CrzyClst CrzyClst
119 is very big, but after downloading and watching, it's very well done. I like the visuals and the great direction. I can confirm this is the best cocoon demo at the moment.
Thumb up for this beauty!
rulez added on the 2014-05-10 20:36:44 by CHEF-KOCH CHEF-KOCH
nice atmosphere
rulez added on the 2014-05-12 20:50:02 by RA RA
Fucking beautiful.
rulez added on the 2014-05-13 08:09:19 by Voltage Voltage
very, very nice play with contrast. i agree to what a-move mentioned
rulez added on the 2014-05-16 17:10:12 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
eyecandy with astonishing soundtrack
rulez added on the 2014-06-21 22:09:52 by T$ T$
TOP
rulez added on the 2014-07-13 01:52:57 by MISTERAMD MISTERAMD
Visuals are perfect, damn great show :)
rulez added on the 2014-07-25 23:52:31 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
Love the smokebox!
rulez added on the 2014-09-09 01:32:04 by lug00ber lug00ber
just awesome work!
rulez added on the 2014-09-13 01:05:28 by keito keito
awesome
rulez added on the 2014-09-14 02:34:46 by e64 e64
Just Amazing!! :)
rulez added on the 2014-10-24 23:42:36 by Clyde Clyde
once again big!
rulez added on the 2015-01-08 06:33:22 by daXX daXX
Very nice visuals. Just saw you get first place of revision 2014! Bravo "piment" :)
rulez added on the 2015-01-27 17:46:43 by leonard leonard
nothing to add
rulez added on the 2015-01-30 20:02:45 by Sir Sir
I love it.
rulez added on the 2015-04-04 21:49:19 by TheT TheT
the music was unbearable.
sucks added on the 2015-04-21 12:50:24 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
This and Exoframe are the best demos from cocoon .
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