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Rhodium by Alcatraz [web]
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screenshot added by Virgill on 2016-10-02 09:36:50
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release date : october 2016
release party : Deadline (Berlin) 2016
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 1st
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Best High-End 4k Intro
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alltime top: #692
added on the 2016-10-02 09:36:50 by Virgill Virgill

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Your best intro till date! Omg.. beauty!
Where Will this end?
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 10:01:22 by magic magic
Everything i said to you personally. And i do mean it :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 10:01:40 by CONS CONS
Beautiful.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 10:08:50 by gaspode gaspode
Awesome! The visual structure of Part 2, 4, and 6(?) look too generic raymarchy for my taste, but apart from that the visuals are really gorgeous. Nice transition, and I also like the music a lot!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 10:10:35 by Kylearan Kylearan
Great. Love the burning coke ribbon. Put some overlays on it and you basically have a full demo.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 10:25:00 by tomaes tomaes
Wow! Epic soundtrack. Lots of cool scenes and variation in 4k, nice transition effect. As magic said, also my favourite Virgill intro so far.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 10:29:43 by drift drift
Sir Winalot strikes again....awesome intro ;)
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 10:40:45 by Premium Premium
Imo the best 4ķ in recent years
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 10:50:03 by Corial Corial
Ace! Told you so! :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 11:00:01 by gopher gopher
This was amazing!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 11:08:01 by marcus256 marcus256
Out of words error!
This must be one of the best 4K Intros I ever seen. It has it all. That glowing/burning ribbon-twister is sick! Ace just got highACE!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 11:42:04 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
Some really good looking scenes, especially the glowing-twist-bar thing seen in the screenshot looked absolutely ace, perfect degree of DOF etc.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 11:54:05 by Sdw Sdw
the scene in the screenshot looks awesome, i just wish the music would have progressed a little more...
anyway, super nice 4k virgill!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 12:29:57 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
very, very awesome.
The transitions are really sweet.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 12:36:31 by urs urs
I'm a but torn on this. While the engineering in the music is flawless and the tune is rad, the visuals feel very disconnected and I found the transition effect to be too long and very disorienting. The amount of DOF was really nice but the effect itself felt a bit cheap and I got the feeling the camera didn't really know what to focus on. Not to mention the intro runs pretty slow on my ~1.5yo laptops, but then again, only conspiracy intros that still draw polygons do run smooth these days :)

Don't get me wrong, this is cearly fantastic work. Just needs a bit more polish and finesse. That's the level you're at now :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 12:37:20 by ferris ferris
i'm just utterly amazed. fucking wow. ♥
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 12:39:18 by HellMood HellMood
Awesome intro.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 13:28:18 by Skynet Skynet
nice
the colors are too pure and bright, they could use some grading to make them less bright and slightly tilted, and to glue the parts together
some of the surfaces look too clean, add more noise and patterns

the music is okayish, i guess? not irritating, but i don't remember any of it even after watching. there was a flute sound.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 13:59:54 by yzi yzi
You've outgunned yourself this time, Virgill.

The amount of finesse within the sounds alone is outstanding. Physical modeling in 4k - seriously? Crazy. And the visuals are dope, too.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 14:08:20 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
I'll be damned, Virgill ain't fucking around. Lots of content and very respectable rendering quality for 4k. Even has depth of field, and looks pretty good too despite being just gaussian as far as I can tell. And yeah the performance was... not exactly great, but it was fun having it draw the frames in sync with the music (that stab instrument) :)

As far as criticism goes I'm siding with ferris and yzi.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 14:11:13 by noby noby
Simply great
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 14:31:34 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Wow. Quality sounds, quality visuals, a proper transition effect - and to top it off a huge number of scenes. I'm very impressed.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 14:35:36 by Radiant Radiant
mind blowned again, after all the yes alcatraz still on the top
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 14:39:13 by med med
Still, for me the perfect title would have been: B4Kon 😉

Rest is the usual blabla like "you are the best", "that modelling is awesome" and such.. we all know that already.

Now, that you even win with remote entries you should really think about establishing a business model out of it. 😂
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 14:39:14 by Dascon Dascon
say it was in her honor, I would thumb up.
added on the 2016-10-02 14:45:22 by Barti Barti
french like
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 14:52:39 by 1in10 1in10
nicely done. (somewhat boring towards the end, though)
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 15:11:06 by blala blala
That's impressive, Mr Virgill
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 15:15:34 by Soundy Soundy
The transition effect started to look gimmicky after the umpteenth repetition, but that's really my only complaint. The scenes looked great and the music was awesome. Top notch work.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 15:25:45 by Alpha C Alpha C
what alpha c said!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 15:27:01 by Maali Maali
Beautiful, great audio, wow
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 15:54:17 by neoneye neoneye
Just great, goes without saying. The liquid twister was probably the best looking single effect I've seen this year.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 16:28:33 by break break
The flute does it for me. The visuals look nice and all (the scene in the screenshot especially), but I must say I'm really tired of the same-looking intros now, after a decade of indistinguishable-looking things. Clear thumb, don't get me wrong, I just feel that we've kinda seen "generic use" of this technique enough now - we get it - enough. Now please try to do some interesting storytelling or cinematography on top to make things stand out. Also, the blinds-transition got very old, very fast.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 16:33:24 by gloom gloom
Really awesome in all possible ways. Really impressive!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 16:41:35 by ekoli ekoli
Here goes my thumb :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 16:50:25 by xTr1m xTr1m
Thoroughly enjoyed, impressive 4k!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 17:31:23 by louigi louigi
Soundtrack
I know it´s a bit repetitive.. But the more notes, the more space needed ;=)
Thanks for all your nice comments! <3
And special thanks to LJ, who showed me how ternary operators work. :)
added on the 2016-10-02 18:05:06 by Virgill Virgill
music, sync and variations almost enough for complete demo
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 18:13:42 by frog frog
That is an impressive amount of content in a such a small package. Lots of effort and it shows. Nice transitions, cool soundtrack, nice synth and amazing textures.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 19:03:00 by numtek numtek
Bacon ftw \o/ awesomeish stuff and probably the bestestestest 4K this year. No shame to "lose" against.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 19:24:57 by Triace Triace
I think I managed to tell you on every possible platform, but I'll take yet a shot at it: That overblown flute is INSANE for a 4k synth. Clearly, this proves why all coders should learn about music and why all musicians should learn to code. I do know some of the stuff going on for the physical modelling, but being able to pull it off in the stack based design in 4klang is downright impressive. Also, to the people claiming this and tbat effect got boring after a couple of times: It was great the first time, right? Breaking the pattern by leaving it out would add more bytes. So I completely understand the reason for transitions, camera shake (which was perfectly administered - not too violent, not too subtle) to appear with tbe regularity they did. I have little knowledge of the tech stuff for the visuals, so from a purely visual perspective, everything looked really nice. Great choice of colors for the blue light and the twister, that to me definitely was caramel in the making! Massive effort on this one, Virgill.
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 19:41:18 by Punqtured Punqtured
Mighty impressive 4k, Virgill. Probably raised the bar once more with this. The music, while basic in nature, is still very pleasant on the ears. Thumb up! :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 19:57:31 by SunSpire SunSpire
Awesome
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 20:19:50 by Buckethead Buckethead
impressive
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 20:26:54 by jok jok
Great stuff!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 20:37:02 by kusma kusma
Geile Sache, Junge!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 21:28:02 by TMA TMA
great!
rulez added on the 2016-10-02 23:46:29 by las las
That's magic!
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 00:27:13 by rimina rimina
Really great!
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 00:56:32 by KK KK
Very nice
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 06:38:54 by Serpent Serpent
Woah, just great! Big thumbs up for awesome syncs.
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 08:03:05 by pommak pommak
Really nice prod with aptly syncs.
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 10:23:54 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
That flute!
A bit hard bumped "water" but nice colors, also for me, a bit less blur would have been great. I'm not saying blur ain't good, but if you reveal sharpness, there is somekind of bias towards it :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 10:30:45 by leGend leGend
rulez
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 11:09:06 by kravich kravich
Awesome productions. I love the soundtrack! The visuals are nice too, although a little incoherent (in design and coloring). But technically really impressive. And cool diagonal cuts for the transitions :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 11:42:16 by glow glow
incredible!
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 12:06:14 by Patu Patu
fuck yessssss!
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 14:06:38 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
fantastic audiovisual 4k all in all! Good color selection, the DOF effect makes everything pop! Excellent one-man production!
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 15:33:52 by quisten quisten
Deserved.
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 17:11:58 by LJ LJ
wow
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 19:22:26 by seppjo seppjo
If just for the great soundtrack and fitting visuals it would have been good, but still not exceptional entry. But luckily, physically-based synth adds a final touch to it :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 19:54:16 by tomkh tomkh
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!!!!
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 21:11:42 by Soya Soya
Audio + visuals: Double jawdropper!
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 21:27:13 by Blueberry Blueberry
...what all the others said :-)
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 22:09:40 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
Beautiful as always, but definitely echoing leGend in saying it seemed a bit blurry at times.
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 22:30:21 by Starchaser Starchaser
Great
rulez added on the 2016-10-03 23:16:27 by BiTL BiTL
Lots of scenes in this one!
rulez added on the 2016-10-04 01:35:08 by mad mad
The flute sample could've carried a better intro into classicdom. As it stands now it's competent but forgettable.
added on the 2016-10-04 14:00:08 by Gargaj Gargaj
Wild wild wild visuals & flute for a 4kb!

Too bad there is no flow and the scenes are completely disconnected :\
rulez added on the 2016-10-04 14:06:42 by p01 p01
Now I know what Pixtur was trying to replicate on his stream the other night. ;P Very awesome 4K. Music was fantastic.
rulez added on the 2016-10-04 14:29:25 by Alopex Alopex
The visuals look nice and all but... honestly I had trouble looking at them because the whole time I was too busy paying attention to how good the soundtrack is. I don't remember ever hearing this level of quality in a 4k before.

Back to visuals, I agree with some of ferris' criticism. The visuals are very good but not great, and they lack a direction to tie the whole thing together and sell it.
rulez added on the 2016-10-04 15:35:12 by Zavie Zavie
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAwesome :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-04 16:02:48 by rascy rascy
Virgill for president ! That was really cool ! Nice visual and awesome soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2016-10-04 21:17:39 by guille^cocoon guille^cocoon
Great!
rulez added on the 2016-10-05 00:33:16 by psidum psidum
What rascy said! :D

And what others said about the Transitions...too long!

Music is ofcoz way too good for good ole 4klang! You are doing quite some magic there! :)

I really wonder how you got them many parts with that much postproc into the 4k-limit...but i guess it´s as simple as you by now having realized your soundtracks are way too big for 4k and so you just made it smaller, a lot smaller! ;) (I had hard times back when we made intros together with your soundtracks being 50% bigger than my own repetitive stuff i had used before, haha!)
rulez added on the 2016-10-05 10:02:46 by ɧคɾɗվ. ɧคɾɗվ.
I'm a sucker for these 4ks that seem to somehow have space to play with screen space effects and transitions, so I would have thumbed this up even if it wasn't awesome.
rulez added on the 2016-10-06 11:24:48 by Trilkk Trilkk
really cool visuals, uncommon sound. top!
rulez added on the 2016-10-06 11:34:49 by a-move a-move
incredible! keep it up!
rulez added on the 2016-10-06 18:26:12 by slashins slashins
fukkin' lava twister !
rulez added on the 2016-10-07 08:43:57 by d0DgE d0DgE
wow!
rulez added on the 2016-10-07 09:19:49 by fyrex fyrex
MegaCool!
rulez added on the 2016-10-07 11:11:02 by VBI VBI
it rocks. a shitload.
rulez added on the 2016-10-07 13:31:32 by iks iks
maybe a little shallow in terms of design, but I really liked the take on materials in this 4k - and a lot of variations over the same theme for sure..
rulez added on the 2016-10-07 19:38:29 by farfar farfar
lava for ever !!! great
rulez added on the 2016-10-07 22:08:18 by yogib33r yogib33r
exceptional once again! very nice refererence to 'closer'
rulez added on the 2016-10-07 22:15:49 by GΞN7LΞM4N GΞN7LΞM4N
Visually nice, but not crazy about its music. :(
added on the 2016-10-08 04:34:38 by AntDude AntDude
All this was missing was David Gahan on vocals.
rulez added on the 2016-10-08 15:33:45 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
Why U code as good as your music skills? Great 4k. Actually the music was a bit weaker in this release, but still hard to say anything negative about this awesome intro. So, go on, this one was sehr gut! I think this one is my favorite 4k so far this year.
rulez added on the 2016-10-09 04:20:15 by teo teo
Really awesome, your best yet.. Great materials and renderer. Loved the dof and the grid of solid stuff with the clear bits on the struts.... Loooooovely 4k <3
rulez added on the 2016-10-09 18:03:54 by Fell Fell
The scene in the screenshot is so awesome! And the music is incredible for a 4k. What an amazing compo!
rulez added on the 2016-10-10 00:00:39 by v3nom v3nom
Go Go Gadget Demo! - very very impressive!
rulez added on the 2016-10-10 05:18:07 by B1aSz B1aSz
yes please!
rulez added on the 2016-10-10 08:12:24 by n1k-o n1k-o
Beautiful!
rulez added on the 2016-10-10 13:11:26 by hornet hornet
<3
rulez added on the 2016-10-11 13:18:22 by emha76 emha76
THUMB!
rulez added on the 2016-10-12 14:51:47 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Massive!
rulez added on the 2016-10-12 15:21:07 by jack-3d jack-3d
WOW !!!
rulez added on the 2016-10-12 23:08:43 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
So shiny, especially that lava thing <3
And of course that overblown flute... <3
rulez added on the 2016-10-12 23:42:46 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
The sound in this one is above the rest. That flute was totally mad! Actually there is very little about the sound to reveal it is a 4k. Perhaps only the notes that go 'bip bip bip bip bip' sound a bit 4Kish because of the structure (I imagine that equally spaced trigger pattern compresses nicely). Really outstanding stuff!

Visuals are also really good looking and fit the music I think. The fire twister is the highlight. Only snag was that the transition effect feels a bit too 60-70s styled compared to the visuals. Maybe fade to black and up from black in movie trailer style would have been more epic.
rulez added on the 2016-10-13 05:46:43 by rloaderro rloaderro
Here are some of the effects ported to Shadertoy:
fractalscape
organic tunnel
glibberball
liquid carbon on fire
added on the 2016-10-16 13:57:55 by Virgill Virgill
Created an account just for this.
Bingo!
rulez added on the 2016-10-16 18:22:41 by BoogeymanSCX BoogeymanSCX
This RULEZ! Great DESIGN!
rulez added on the 2016-10-16 19:48:47 by drzeissler drzeissler
Holy shit. O_o
rulez added on the 2016-10-18 14:45:49 by jimmi jimmi
great soundtrack! visuals awesome as always.
rulez added on the 2016-10-18 21:31:03 by marlowe marlowe
i like.
rulez added on the 2016-10-20 14:41:17 by mueslee mueslee
Very very polished :]
rulez added on the 2016-10-20 14:45:56 by SnC SnC
Cool
rulez added on the 2016-10-21 10:34:47 by Ized Ized
Good.
rulez added on the 2016-10-27 00:24:30 by raer raer
That's a pretty twister
rulez added on the 2016-10-28 02:35:55 by FreeFull FreeFull
What rLoaderro said
rulez added on the 2016-10-28 15:07:47 by Frequent Frequent
SUPER GEIL LAN ;D
rulez added on the 2016-10-28 18:40:09 by ozan ozan
Thank you all :) Didn´t expect that much positive feedback. <3
Here´s the glowing lattice effect on Shadertoy:
glowing lattice
added on the 2016-10-28 18:43:15 by Virgill Virgill
Great work in many respects
rulez added on the 2016-10-28 19:41:04 by whizart whizart
nice track, some okay post processing, but the geometry -- uhh...
added on the 2016-10-28 20:53:49 by msqrt msqrt
Pretty astonishing stuff, also great synth!
rulez added on the 2016-10-28 22:07:09 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
Nice work :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 12:16:30 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Very pretty
rulez added on the 2016-10-30 16:34:21 by Mtl Mtl
I don't like the visuals as much as some others here, since it's mostly "only" high-quality/shiny versions of things we've seen before. The direction together with the music made it for me, but if that rendering and postprocessing would be applied to some more interesting geometry... now that would be something.
rulez added on the 2016-11-14 19:11:03 by cupe cupe
And the last one for Shadertoy:
inside scene
added on the 2016-11-21 16:49:29 by Virgill Virgill
yes
rulez added on the 2016-11-21 17:12:16 by Sir Sir
O_o--b
rulez added on the 2016-11-24 19:47:41 by aha aha
colors
rulez added on the 2016-11-25 01:35:57 by imerso imerso
superb
rulez added on the 2016-12-18 13:26:48 by EviL EviL
Amazing
rulez added on the 2017-01-03 05:21:04 by siccoyote siccoyote
+11°
rulez added on the 2017-03-22 21:08:27 by T$ T$
the overtone flute!
rulez added on the 2017-04-03 19:10:21 by nagz nagz
amazing 4k!
rulez added on the 2017-04-08 02:25:00 by blackpawn blackpawn
gr8, moody tune
rulez added on the 2017-04-16 20:48:53 by comankh comankh
Some of this was cool, some less so, some things felt a little off, though I can't put my finger on what exactly. But overall I liked it.
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 20:26:10 by moozooh moozooh
Wow!
One of the best 4k intros!
rulez added on the 2017-04-30 17:30:21 by LLB LLB
wow.. i dunno anyting actual about alcatraz' divisions and who did what..., but horizon machine n rhodium r sum helluva beauties of code and aesthetics <3 <3<3
added on the 2017-05-26 05:50:47 by kopflast kopflast
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rulez added on the 2017-05-26 05:54:33 by kopflast kopflast

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