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release date : august 2015
release party : Assembly 2015
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 177
  • is ok 15
  • sucks 3
popularity : 3%
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added on the 2015-08-02 01:14:39 by Wasabi Wasabi

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added on the 2015-08-02 01:18:27 by Wasabi Wasabi
Most of it is "classic ASD style". But the end scene. That's what makes the demo. The demo could only be that scene and it would be as breathtakingly transcendent then.

Bravo.

This is the ASD demo I've been waiting for since Evolution of Vision.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:18:51 by visy visy
!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:21:06 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Actually the end scene didn't do it for me. But all the others did. :-) Brilliant.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:22:23 by Sesse Sesse
Fucking awesome ASD is back
aMusic <3
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:22:46 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
WOW.

Music was not really my cup of tea.
But everything was classic ASD at his best.

And that end scene... So powerful, it's been a long time since a demo had given me that kind of emotions.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:23:01 by wullon wullon
Definately a thumb! Very art style demo! Missed the WOW moments LifeForce brought me 8 years ago this evening :) But this is design and art on a whole other level! Keep it going Navis & Co !!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:27:56 by magic magic
Out.Standing.Awesomeness.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:31:02 by Triace Triace
Yeah. What do I even need to say...
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:32:18 by luutifa luutifa
Typically, intricate and extremely damn beautiful. And trippy. :-)
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:38:14 by cybernoid cybernoid
Some filler material, some cheesy music, but the family scene is among the most intensive I've seen in any demo.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:40:23 by Marq Marq
Thanx for such a wonderful demo and congratulations.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 01:43:59 by seppjo seppjo
The best demo of the asm 2015 !!!! great music ;) cool idéa and coding ;)
I love ASD forever !!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 02:04:06 by Rafale06 Rafale06
Awesome, and the end was just candy to the eyes and great emotion. Excellent music.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 02:04:34 by Buckethead Buckethead
Amazing demo!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 02:14:20 by ham ham
cool stuff!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 02:18:41 by psenough psenough
Bravo ASD!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 02:20:58 by Cubed Cubed
its been some time since a prod really got to me.
but you did it.
again.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 02:21:33 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
New ASD baby is great !
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 02:32:35 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
Return to the classic ASD style, best one since Rupture
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 02:46:53 by Trilkk Trilkk
@ Navis :

I am nostalgic for lifeforce and Happiness is Around the Bend....

For ASM 2016 ??? :)
added on the 2015-08-02 02:51:22 by Rafale06 Rafale06
Good stuff! Atmospheric, lovely and some scenes really struck me. Good job!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 03:50:18 by numtek numtek
i like the particle-parts there's flying animals. nice music too.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 03:57:12 by rudi rudi
YES!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 03:57:27 by FOSTER FOSTER
It pains me to say it but it's not nearly as colorful and layered as I'd hoped, VERY well done but not my cup of tea at all with the guitar solos and pregnant women, sorry ;)
those transitions
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 05:37:40 by kravich kravich
WOW! ...so beautiful and what a flow...best ever asd demo!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 06:30:16 by maytz maytz
nice visuals but the music made me stop the demo after 4 minutes..the bad dubstep drums i could take but the elevator horror after that was too much..
added on the 2015-08-02 06:38:34 by 1in10 1in10
Beautiful.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 08:52:17 by Alopex Alopex
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rulez added on the 2015-08-02 08:57:03 by provod provod
This has a lot of wow factor!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 09:08:40 by Corial Corial
so this is strange, I get a "Problem initializing FMod. No sound file." error when trying to extract and run. Win8 x64.
added on the 2015-08-02 09:09:57 by ferris ferris
watched on yt, killer show!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 09:16:11 by ferris ferris
Many beautiful effects but overall... meh. Totally deserves a thumb up for the effect that can be seen on the screenshot.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 09:50:57 by MsK` MsK`
Quote:
I get a "Problem initializing FMod. No sound file." error when trying to extract and run. Win8 x64.

Same. Demo boots properly (loading screen and all) and then halts. Nothing regarding FMod in the log file either.
added on the 2015-08-02 09:51:14 by tomaes tomaes
just fantastic.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 09:52:46 by diver diver
No words.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 10:12:45 by Reloaded Reloaded
Ok, the FMod trouble is this: http://i.imgur.com/hqstfK0.png. Someone forgot to add this file or not to load it. ;)
added on the 2015-08-02 10:23:25 by tomaes tomaes
epik !
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 10:27:37 by fyrex fyrex
Awesome, just fantastic!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 10:38:48 by VBI VBI
Quote:
Ok, the FMod trouble is this: http://i.imgur.com/hqstfK0.png. Someone forgot to add this file or not to load it. ;)


no this is impossible. The file is not loaded. Something else is happening, I think it is Opengl failing to construct a valid context or something. I t is definitely not the file missing (it is loaded against a bool that is false at that point)
added on the 2015-08-02 10:38:53 by Navis Navis
:)
Is that some French person speaking toward the end, or is it just my ears deceiving me?
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 10:42:46 by Dbug Dbug
RULEZ!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 10:48:43 by nodeus nodeus
Beautiful stuff, obviously. I liked how this one was mostly quite subtle and consistent for an ASD "megademo", instead of feeling like 5 different demos stuck together. My only real gripes are that the kinect capture part (in the screenshot) seemed visually very disconnected from the rest of the demo, and the music could've used a little extra twist in it towards the end.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 10:52:01 by break break
Navis: Jup. Noticed that too, as the error messages differ and there seemed to be no problem with file access rights etc. Still strange that the sound error msg slips through like that. Anyway, pls fix. I like to watch good demos in realtime and not rely on messy youtube caps.
added on the 2015-08-02 10:54:17 by tomaes tomaes
Quote:
Real life depth data captured with Mantis vision pocket camera and Kinect by Microsoft


Is it done with old Kinect for Xbox360 or modern Kinect 2 ?
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 11:18:44 by unbeliever^x7m unbeliever^x7m
a real demo as it should be. not this pseudo shit fillers we see all the time
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 11:19:06 by mop mop
Quote:
Quote:
Real life depth data captured with Mantis vision pocket camera and Kinect by Microsoft


Is it done with old Kinect for Xbox360 or modern Kinect 2 ?


Old Kinect.
added on the 2015-08-02 11:21:36 by zafos zafos
abstract forms are hardest to master,it's way to easy to fall into pseudo-artism,I apreciate the final effect tho
added on the 2015-08-02 11:22:28 by grgh grgh
awesome demo with a very disconnected ending , but still, very awesome demo.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 11:25:24 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
Amazing as always, loved the finale scene, well done ASD!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 11:37:56 by fritsgr fritsgr
Thanks for showing us that you're still the best at transitions :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 11:41:46 by zoom zoom
Awesomeness to the stars! Best visual effect I have EVER seen in demo. And greatly used. Whole effect makes demo trippy, abstract, magic. And those dreamy transitions, oh my gosh

Refreshing soundtrack, perfectly fitting to the mood of demo.

I must admit, in the end of demo I have tears in my eyes, yes it is a little pathetic, but nevermind, it´s a beauty itself crafted to a pc product.

ASD shows whole audience how to craft a beautifull and technically brilliant demo-nirvana, and it is a worthy a moral winner.

(my longest post to poet for 15 years :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 11:50:48 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Beautiful!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 11:53:05 by toms toms
Cool
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 11:54:54 by BiTL BiTL
As a father of a little baby girl (yeah, finally living up to my nick) the ending really hit the spot. Great!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 13:37:36 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
Fuck yeah! This is so great! I love you guys!

PS. Final scene reminded me of this: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/hoppe/hatching.pdf
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 14:16:10 by suorm suorm
full of peotry. as always you did a geat job.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 14:37:57 by med med
They shoud get rid of that guitar-masturbating musician already. Otherwise, kickass!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 15:02:26 by gemini gemini
At the airport, it always hits me there! what a journey to deliver this!
Thanks for a great party, each time I enjoy it in a different way.
Until we meet again, Demo or die!
added on the 2015-08-02 15:06:04 by Navis Navis
Oh yes. Pretty serious jaw-dropping happened once again.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 15:06:17 by roz roz
Looks and sounds nice but bored me.
added on the 2015-08-02 15:16:28 by StingRay StingRay
What Stinger said, but I'm giving it a thumb nonetheless.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 15:36:32 by superplek superplek
To have all these fantastic ideas and execute it in so fluid motion is amazing. Love it very much!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 15:43:54 by Zplex Zplex
Wow... ASD delivers again :) Loved it from beginning to the end. Music was quite surprising :D
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 15:56:21 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
epic ride!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 16:56:47 by shadez shadez
Some epic scenes, especially the sea particles.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 17:11:11 by Optimus Optimus
I don't think I've seen a better executed painterly effect than the one in this one. A very mature demo in many ways.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 17:35:50 by cce cce
Family-scene seems a little bit disconnected from the rest of the demo, because of the different style. But all looks really nice and the music is great.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 17:39:53 by gaspode gaspode
Nice particle stuff and the color-light-painting effect in the end looked really, really good.
And as always with ASD, things in general simply look great - color choices, the amount of blur, movement paths etc. - these are things that can lift a demo that extra level.
Don't get what people are complaining about with the music, I think it has that certain "ASD-feel" that goes very well with the visuals.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 18:22:47 by Sdw Sdw
Wow, beautiful!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 19:47:32 by PotcFdk PotcFdk
Kinda mixed feelings about this. Recycled effects and transitions. But i liked the music more than effects, music fits nicely for the colorscheme and over all mood. Still, the best ASD demo musically, designally, codally, colorally is stillelally Animal Attraction :D
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 19:52:54 by moredhel moredhel
Love
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 20:56:22 by Harekiet Harekiet
i'm a simple man, i see asd, i press like
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 21:07:34 by emha76 emha76
Amazing o_O
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 21:07:56 by stijn stijn
Golly have I missed your demos... Good to know you guys can still leave me teary-eyed. The scene with the mother and the child... left me completely breathless.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 21:17:18 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
A masterpiece!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 21:24:20 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
This belongs to an entirely new category rather than a standard demo compo.
How about a Beyond Demos Compo? Other groups should be pulling their design and direction together to make ASD run for its "money" next time.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 22:42:26 by Hoild Hoild
Without a doubt, this is perfection! Totally what the demoscene is all about, to give it all in an elegant wrapped presentation! The last scene is really what makes "we are all connected - the connection must connect to the new generation". Really awesome!
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 22:45:54 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
great stuff but the music is not my cup of tea (again ;-)
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 22:46:22 by RufUsul RufUsul
Wow. Amazing.
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 23:01:53 by pixtur pixtur
WIE GEIL IST DAS DENN, BITTE?
rulez added on the 2015-08-02 23:12:56 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
It's really really good. But it's kind of what i expect from an ASD demo. You guys probably need to reinvent yourself to give people a true blast. Still,its very very good
added on the 2015-08-02 23:15:15 by Pap Pap
Great presentation. So polished and keeps on giving, but that's kinda what you expect from ASD. Sorta agree what Pap said, there weren't any surprises. Last part was great.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 00:04:30 by DickThunder DickThunder
Something something + an overused platitude.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 01:05:10 by Dune Dune
Really great demo, particles fest! it's a bit long but not boring at all (except for the last scene with couple mocap, let's forgot this awkward one).
I especially loved the "waves at moonlight" and "monolith goes to the sky" scene :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 01:47:51 by rez rez
Wow, stricken by the beauty and powerful emotions of this demo, I love it! Thanks so much.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 03:04:41 by xoofx xoofx
Not bad.
added on the 2015-08-03 03:59:31 by AntDude AntDude
Damn the vibe is this is amazing.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 07:33:58 by xylo xylo
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 07:47:07 by Starchaser Starchaser
Great demo!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 08:27:38 by Blinden Blinden
Quote:
Really great demo, particles fest! it's a bit long but not boring at all (except for the last scene with couple mocap, let's forgot this awkward one).
Funny how we can have so such a different taste, I found this to be one of the most touching scenes the demoscene produced in a long time. It really struck me and hit an emotional nerve in a good way. Besides that it looked awesome as well. The storytelling in that scene is just epic, it goes way furtrher than expected from a demoscene production, touching some heavy themes in a happy, positive way.
added on the 2015-08-03 08:29:40 by numtek numtek
Awesome
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 08:31:33 by Sir Sir
well, there are stuff in there that we have seen before but it's the way they are combined that makes this demo quite unique :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 08:46:59 by Defiance Defiance
Thanks, ASD. You are BEST!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 09:41:59 by trefi trefi
Yet another masterpiece!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 11:03:48 by velo velo
It crashed halfway through; I don't see anything obvious in the log (just many shader warnings) but let me know if you're interested.
Also, the aspect ratio was all messed up for most resolutions I tried. :(

I'll have a look at the capture later.
added on the 2015-08-03 11:10:57 by Zavie Zavie
Awesome. I really like the ocean scene. Kinda reminded me of Lifeforce (I was half-expecting / hoping for a nuclear explosion).
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 12:09:38 by mic mic
Some re-use of concepts and tech as per usual from ASD, and the musical style is not my cup of tea although I have to admit it works together with the visuals.

But apart from that... what a wonderful demo! Fantastic colors, jaw-dropping transitions between scenes and color schemes, awesome "story-telling" and atmosphere, and I didn't find the last scene awkward at all, just the contrary - I could relate to it and it touched me. Just wonderful!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 12:49:12 by Kylearan Kylearan
You know what, it's a much better watch the second time than it was the first, although the video processing scene feels painfully flow-breaking and the demo ends rather abrupt after that.

My big problem is - as always - with the sound mix, which this time shows admirable restraint on the guitars (which still sound horrid) but the orchestral library would've needed some tweaks on the envelopes, and the whole mix is all over the place. I think this is the point where you will need an outside ear to take a listen before you call it done.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 13:17:53 by Gargaj Gargaj
Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 13:58:11 by hornet hornet
Music+second track with sfx. Just think about it while watching...
added on the 2015-08-03 14:39:14 by emha76 emha76
Somethings I liked in this and somethings I didn't. But overall it is a great demo and the tech behind it is very clever.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 14:45:20 by drift drift
4 minutes longer than it should be. Love the visuals. Music + mastering was far off from my taste (as usual in ASD prods).
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 15:19:36 by teo teo
knowing the personal backgrounds etc i can understand the significance of the end part, but it was quite disconnected to the rest of the demo in visual style and emotionally. nonetheless the "first part" was a good show and good continuation on that effect you did as noiseprod earlier with ps :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 16:06:40 by Maali Maali
Ha! Hats off to Maali for pointing the similarities (in tech but scope/mythology) between Monolith and this: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=61620
added on the 2015-08-03 16:13:20 by Navis Navis
With all due respect for your technical brilliance, Navis - i love the looks but i can't stand the content. Monolith symbolism, morphing animals, that crow (again). And that birth scene INCLUDING baby samples.

The strings pulled here are off my cheese-scale. I just can't stand James Cameron movies either. Sorry.
sucks added on the 2015-08-03 16:36:28 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
Beautiful and touching. As a classical violinist the music really touched me (especially the start where the orchestra was tuning). You really don't get that kind of things much in demos. As a demo coder I admire your style, flow and the technical skills.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 16:46:55 by rimina rimina
Beautiful as always.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 16:56:37 by Preacher Preacher
Good flow with effects and music!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 17:04:44 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
I really like the particles, colours, music and actually everything in this demo.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 17:33:15 by diedos diedos
Masterfully done in every way, the music is AMAZING! WOW!! However, I felt the child birth / baby scene went on for too long and did not impress as much as everything shown before it :)

This easily goes along with other top ASD demos from the past, keep it up!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 17:37:17 by SunSpire SunSpire
I'm really troubled - totally appreciate the effort with all of this fantastic visuals, concept and hours of hard work on coherence and color optimization. On the other hand it's simply as boring as most of the other ASD demos, with music which drives me insane. Tried to watch it without audio and gave up in, say, 2/3 of it. Just not my cup of tea :/

Thumb up for the deserved winning of the compo. I have already forgot what was the demo about :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 17:49:18 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
rpfr, there are no baby samples used anywhere in the soundtrack. The sound heard on that scene is a monologue in French, from the movie Jeux d'enfants.

T’aime ma robe ? J’ai hésité. J’l’ai chipé à ma sœur, y’en avait une autre : rouge, genre bombe thermonucléaire, tu vois ? Je sais que c’est celle là que j’aurai dû mettre mais j’ai peut-être passé, j’sais pas moi... Trois heures devant mon miroir. Mais j’y suis arrivée tu vois. J’suis jolie.
added on the 2015-08-03 18:23:04 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Stunning visuals. Good length to dive into. Music has its ups and downs although i find the variety of sounds and interpretation of the same theme really enjoyable. Loved the ride and for sure will take it again.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 18:38:57 by CONS CONS
The world needed a demo with a hug <3
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 18:41:33 by mog mog
aMUSIC, damn - you're right! I swear i heard something babyi-ish. Nevertheless...
added on the 2015-08-03 19:02:54 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
no words to describe this..

well done.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 19:50:12 by organicdreams organicdreams
Yet another ASD masterpiece. Watching it all day long!
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 20:57:05 by mSW mSW
Beatiful to look at, but a bit boring to watch. Nevertheless a stellar effort.
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 21:39:27 by Alpha C Alpha C
Cool.. New music for my training! :)
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 22:42:12 by Vickey Vickey
hmm, honestly this is a hard one.

almost a really amazing demo with brilliant visuals and the usual excellent transitions and so much happening on the screen that you just want to watch it again and again to see whats all happening ...

... if it just wasnt for that waaaaay to long anticlimax from 5:50 to 7:30.

all in all very well done for sure, but somehow it left me with a feeling of less (cheesyness) would have been more (amazing).
rulez added on the 2015-08-03 23:05:38 by gopher gopher
What's the story in this demo? Especially in the last scenes.
added on the 2015-08-04 01:47:48 by rutra80 rutra80
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The sound heard on that scene is a monologue in French, from the movie Jeux d'enfants.


Which would make it a violation of Assembly rules.

Quote from http://www.assembly.org/demoscene/rules/

Quote:
You must own or have permission to use all the material present in your production. In case of a potential copyright infringement problem it is your duty to prove this.
added on the 2015-08-04 01:57:21 by T-101 T-101
a very worthy winner
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 06:57:50 by jasuy jasuy
T-101: I believe this falls under exception to copyright under fair use. The idea is that exceptions (use without original permission) can be given for limited use under certain conditions. We believe the use here (as part of a pastiche, use of very small, inconsequential span of original film at <1%, on a non-commercial work) falls under this category.
If we are to get trouble for that, even though it is quite clear that is a trivial part of the experience, I'm up for removing it in a new final or give credits in the readme; I don't think it was Amusic's intention to infringe a copyright in the traditional sense...
added on the 2015-08-04 09:20:34 by Navis Navis
Navis: it probably would, except Finnish law doesn't recognize "fair use".

(I still haven't made up my mind about the demo, comment later... I did like it though)
added on the 2015-08-04 09:28:29 by noby noby
Finland maybe so, but UK where I reside and am liable for the law, it definitely is. Anyway, as I said, if this becomes a problem we remove it.
added on the 2015-08-04 09:37:58 by Navis Navis
beautiful visuals. asd demos are always cheesy but never generic.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 09:44:23 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Sure, regarding the prod itself, but I was referring to possible violations regarding the Assembly compo rules. Personally I'm completely fine with it though, I don' think there's anything morally wrong here.
added on the 2015-08-04 09:45:25 by noby noby
It's been a while and you are still there :). Thank you for that. It's time for us to finally make a move.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 10:08:44 by bonzaj bonzaj
Navis: noby is right that Finland doesn't recognize Fair Use, but I am not debating on the legal side of the issue here. I was just pointing out that legal or not, using a sample from a copyrighted source violates Assembly competition rules. Rules which apply to all entries, especially this year when all demos were broadcast live on national tv.
added on the 2015-08-04 10:50:54 by T-101 T-101
Solid as always! Great job. Personally the music was not my favorite but still awesome.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 11:08:13 by Hoaxi Hoaxi
Finally an ASD demo that really did leave me breathless. Maybe a bit too long for a demo-competition..?

Great job.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 11:30:45 by spiikki spiikki
It is a pleasure to watch indeed. Additional plus is a subtle message behind, maybe nothing conceptually/psychologically new, but at least it looks honest and personal. And visual form/expression fits the message very well.

Overall, I get impression that (for a while already) ASD stopped actually competing, but just have fun and realizing their dreams (like Mrs Escher's Nightmare ;)). And they actually can aford it and deserve it :)

The only remaining question is: how about VR version? (just kiddding :))
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 15:07:49 by tomkh tomkh
Just beautiful. I love it and I savored every seconds of it, and will do again and again in the future and more. Thank you very much for making this.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 15:18:01 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
7/10
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 19:09:16 by Lacrimael Lacrimael
Beautiful is such a weak word...
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 19:18:32 by Blueberry Blueberry
Indeed
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 19:28:02 by Serpent Serpent
Awesome, truly awesome!
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 21:07:07 by Mystra Mystra
Bonzaj: I love you! All the best, thanks.
rulez added on the 2015-08-04 22:37:44 by Navis Navis
Cute and stuff but ASD demos are getting too samey. Just not my cup of tea anymore.
I think it needs another up thumb. boing!
rulez added on the 2015-08-05 09:42:56 by andr00 andr00
Mindmelting!
rulez added on the 2015-08-05 13:34:54 by SnC SnC
hmmmm... felt like a boring soulless demo :|

annoying shaking camera movements tilt it from pig to thumb down here
sucks added on the 2015-08-05 17:08:00 by ragnarock ragnarock
Well done!
rulez added on the 2015-08-05 17:34:28 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2015-08-05 18:16:44 by moqui moqui
In general, this wasn't really my cup of tea, but the final scene really, really, REALLY rocks.
rulez added on the 2015-08-05 18:51:45 by KeyJ KeyJ
Bonzaj: may i suggest Revision 2016 for Plastic's comeback? :) Been missing you to :) Buzka :)
added on the 2015-08-05 21:01:00 by magic magic
Any possibility for a 4K youtube version?
added on the 2015-08-05 21:54:54 by suorm suorm
This is a demo with two clear parts that cry to be joined with something more tan a fade out. I would tried to mix the rendering also. Apart of that and some small particles that go trough big ones (sorry, I am a perfectionist, you know that from the jury preview), this is a great demo although I would ask for more protagonism in the music, like in previous demos.

And yes! you need more sound effects!!! of course there are some, but there are scenes with the monolith that feel pretty disconnected from the music without them.

True clear winner amongst the other demos at assembly. Loved it!
rulez added on the 2015-08-05 22:54:29 by merlucin merlucin
Most beautiful and disturbing production Ive seen in a long while. Great stuff.
rulez added on the 2015-08-05 23:52:54 by size size
What I liked most in this prod is how you used strings to achieve different effects or transitions, flowing through shapes or adding sudden intensity. Very nice.

Some parts felt out of place though. The camera direction change at 3'20 shocked me; it doesn't make sense and feels unjustified.

The ending scene has a visually very pleasing painting style, but not only it is completely different from the visual style of the rest of the demo, it is served as is after a fade to black, making it feel disconnected both from before and after parts (final credits screen). Its content also feels completely disconnected.
added on the 2015-08-06 05:56:11 by Zavie Zavie
Really loved it. The end part would have made a jawdropping demo on it's own. Our jaws were allready dropped to our knees at that point!!..Awesome guys
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 10:33:50 by pickmasterB pickmasterB
seriously! thank you once again for continuously creating this fantastic art from a place beyond! i really wanna hang stills from this all over my bedroom! wow wow wow!
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 11:51:38 by orange orange
pretty amazing. the last scene is really magical!
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 23:33:22 by iq iq
Well fucking done. This is art.
rulez added on the 2015-08-07 06:58:02 by mudlord mudlord
very high quality in all aspects.
rulez added on the 2015-08-07 09:57:12 by imerso imerso
amazing demo. an absolute pleasure to watch - good work!
rulez added on the 2015-08-07 22:38:27 by e64 e64
Last part is lovely, both music and graphics. But this demo for me is slightly ruined by the horrible camera shaking. It just doesn't fit and feels unnatural. I understand the attempt to make everything feel organic but for me this artificial over shaking ruins it.
rulez added on the 2015-08-07 22:51:55 by ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Fresh! Unpredictable! Beautiful!
rulez added on the 2015-08-07 22:57:30 by Daniel Daniel
It's beautiful, thanks for making this!
rulez added on the 2015-08-08 07:02:07 by pera pera
King of particles!
rulez added on the 2015-08-08 13:13:32 by CiH CiH
Loved it. Virtuosic technique, wonderful deliberate style, particles/motion/capture is the next level, the imagery/symbolism maybe just slightly heavy-handed but that is subjective, for the most part very evocative.. Respect for keeping the prog rock vibe in the traditional ASD style!
rulez added on the 2015-08-08 14:20:26 by rybyk rybyk
Breathtaking.
rulez added on the 2015-08-09 10:36:14 by argasek argasek
What to say? This is beautiful.
rulez added on the 2015-08-09 11:37:44 by ponce ponce
Stunningly beautiful production. It started slow but then it really hit me
rulez added on the 2015-08-09 11:55:10 by v3nom v3nom
HUGE thumbs up for the come back!! made my year! thank you for the memories and the new prod that i will enjoy for a long time! greetings from your fans in Australia! demo or die!
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 16:50:49 by reload reload
Pretty pleasant to see. Music is also good and well mixed, and so fitting with the demo itself.
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 19:20:18 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Words cannot be used when I saw this demo… I´m speechless…

I follow pouet for more than 10 years…and I was waiting for just on more great production from you guys…

Thank you!

“Nunca desistam de ser quem são! Um abraço!”
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 23:37:15 by amiga4ever amiga4ever
Fucking awesome!
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 23:58:20 by Ized Ized
This deserves a thumbs up no doubt... however some criticism:

- The rendering technique gets boring after a while (good thing you change it by the end)
- The continual shaky cameras are pretty much nonsensical: there's nothing either visually or musically that would hint that a camera should shake

Otherwise, impressive piece of work, both technically and artistically
rulez added on the 2015-08-11 09:31:50 by Jcl Jcl
Really good for being a PC demo!
rulez added on the 2015-08-11 19:17:21 by malmix malmix
Nice demo
rulez added on the 2015-08-11 19:20:17 by yzi yzi
Oh man, so much emotion in that last scene. I truly love this, in an indescribable way. Truly.
rulez added on the 2015-08-11 21:06:26 by fizzer fizzer
Great!
rulez added on the 2015-08-11 21:08:54 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
Stunning, and that ending.
rulez added on the 2015-08-13 21:05:13 by rounddodger rounddodger
This is just awesome!
rulez added on the 2015-08-14 10:36:56 by xrs xrs
asd never worked for me and it never will. and i'm okay with that.
sucks added on the 2015-08-15 09:19:08 by halides halides
the last effect leaves the demoscene behind its just pure art
rulez added on the 2015-08-18 08:27:27 by Oswald Oswald
one step ahead
rulez added on the 2015-08-18 20:54:17 by HellMood HellMood
Very cool mix of beautiful abstract and concrete objects + as someone noticed on YT, the music evolves nicely with the animation. Superbe.
rulez added on the 2015-08-19 05:30:18 by ulrick ulrick
A very remarkable piece, it shows that it's true artists at work here!
rulez added on the 2015-08-19 11:59:50 by quisten quisten
That's just... beautiful !!! Thanks for this masterpiece of demo ! LOVE IT !
rulez added on the 2015-08-19 22:42:40 by HuggyOne76 HuggyOne76
a bit too cheesy for me, but obvious thumb:
rulez added on the 2015-08-20 17:44:42 by toxie toxie
Always hyped for ASD demos. It's been a long wait but I enjoyed this a lot, beautiful particles with ambient occlusion and cool transitions, but the end scene could've used something more to sell the realtime effect and the depth element of the kinect footage.
rulez added on the 2015-08-20 21:54:43 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
After watching it in realtime noticing all the details that weren't visible on the asm stream it feels like i've seen an entirely different demo. Need to take back my comment, now I had a true blast ! You guys rock hard
rulez added on the 2015-08-21 07:45:10 by Pap Pap
beautiful!
rulez added on the 2015-08-21 22:12:31 by blackpawn blackpawn
Unfortunately I keep losing my focus when watching this. At times there's too much movement going on all over the screen and the camera shaking doesn't help either. Also I really appreciate the amount of planning and work it takes to pull off these really long camera "shots" and the general seamlessness but I just dislike the idea when it comes to 3d scenes. It just seems too limiting to me. Anyway lot's of really good stuff. The ending segment for example. Maybe felt a bit cheesy but wth. It's good.
rulez added on the 2015-08-24 19:01:58 by lovebox lovebox
fuknossm.
rulez added on the 2015-08-28 01:23:48 by iks iks
Well, fuck me sideways. Not only do you guys deliver consistently stunning demos, you've been doing it nonstop for over ten years now. That alone deserves neverending applause.
As for Monolith, I love how you manage to make the particles look like confetti with the soft shadows. Also that last scene is not only visually awesome, it's also full of emotion and tells a story.
Extra kudos to aMUSIC and Leviathan for once more making a fitting and atmospheric soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2015-08-31 12:30:51 by dojoe dojoe
Well done!
rulez added on the 2015-09-17 21:33:33 by cxw cxw
Awesome particles and well... I though you'd never outdo your NPR tech that you used in Spin... and then came the end scene.
rulez added on the 2015-10-01 12:51:01 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Glorious, some fantastic effects.
rulez added on the 2015-10-02 16:07:29 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
Nice particles and paint effect.
rulez added on the 2015-10-13 21:42:55 by raer raer
Great, lovely visuals, as always. Soundtrack is also much better done than usual I'd say, although that electronic kick seems to lack a bit of oomph and the music seems somewhat disconnected from the visuals at times (e.g. around 4:50 in the capture - occasional absolute silence but the visuals just keep going). Still:
rulez added on the 2015-10-13 22:09:45 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Magical indeed. Top shelf material.
rulez added on the 2015-10-14 00:01:24 by Fell Fell
boring in parts, thumb for continuing what ASD actually is.
rulez added on the 2015-11-10 21:33:11 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
Very innovative design and effects, beautiful song, impressed me!
rulez added on the 2015-11-15 18:11:19 by Shinobi Shinobi
Morphing mades it.
rulez added on the 2015-12-11 20:48:31 by Jakim Jakim
nice some visuals and melodies. especially journey on sea part.
rulez added on the 2015-12-12 23:44:13 by spritus spritus
Oh... ohhhh. Okay, I definitely need a new GPU now.
rulez added on the 2016-02-23 20:33:51 by moozooh moozooh
great storytelling, beautiful visuals
rulez added on the 2016-03-19 01:13:09 by napsa napsa
Humpback whale! Multiple Saturns! Particles that makes you feel dirty and you don't mind it! Soundtrack was a bit mainstream for me (I guess... not demoish enough, or something...), and yes, we all know hugging and family life are um positive things. Flock of birds was a bit much. Some of the inspirations from Kubrick obviously.

A hundred and twenty megabytes, zipped, ...oof.

So ASD-fanboi-afflicted thumb I guess. Sue me :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-26 02:35:57 by Photon Photon
WOW !
rulez added on the 2016-05-01 15:35:53 by Tigrou Tigrou
This was a nice trip. The particles completely rock... the family scene was not my cup of tea, it felt completely disconnected.

Navis: Litte question about the particles. Seems to me, that they are not sorted but using alpha-test or alpha-to-coverage?
rulez added on the 2016-06-01 12:52:28 by EvilOne EvilOne
I like it because the particles and the way they're handled remind me of flt demos
rulez added on the 2016-06-03 19:30:13 by Omid Omid
it was less random than other asd prods, but the soundtrack just hurt my ears somehow.
added on the 2016-06-09 10:59:07 by cupe cupe
Beautiful
rulez added on the 2016-08-07 00:12:35 by Inorix Inorix
especially I like those parts with "harder" music and cloud morphing visuals, crazy good between 2nd and 4rd minute; getting back on 5th + pleasing semi-drawn style at the end;
meaning? my impression: reincarnation story? monolith = our families = know each others for many generations.
Looking forward for explanation directly from Navis. :)
rulez added on the 2016-09-26 10:51:23 by zden zden
epic
rulez added on the 2016-11-12 20:01:37 by EviL EviL
ASD can always be relied upon for the most impressive and beautiful demos of any year of the past ten years. I don't know how they do it
rulez added on the 2017-01-11 22:31:39 by siccoyote siccoyote
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rulez added on the 2017-02-09 18:22:30 by nagz nagz

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