tomthumb by The Planet of Leather Moomins [web]
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release date : december 2002
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popularity : 1%
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Magical video by alex evans, more info at download link. Originally presented at canon's digital creator contest. (http://www.canon.com/cdcc/)

Generative video rendering available in quicktime and wmv formats.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 18:21:41 by _-_-__ _-_-__
well. The tree sequenze was very neat, would love to see that in a demo. ~_~ in REALTIME no lame WMV ;Q
added on the 2002-12-08 18:28:58 by elend elend
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 18:40:48 by psenough psenough
tree scene made me cum everwhere!
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 18:45:47 by dubmood dubmood
pretty cool, although I didn't "cum everywhere", sadly.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 19:08:53 by sagacity sagacity
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 19:16:30 by dairos dairos
ohhh.... the tree is... ohhhh
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 19:32:43 by nelius nelius
absolutely great
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 19:36:52 by cp_ cp_
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 20:28:46 by Marisa Marisa
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 20:35:11 by blz blz
Nice... Now could we please have the executable? Having only one version of the demo kinda defeats the purpose of a "generative film".
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 20:41:16 by noid noid
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 21:21:34 by _ _
looks nice, but it'll defer judgement until the executable is out
added on the 2002-12-08 21:24:23 by jazzman jazzman
that's some hot generated geometry!

dear matvei & al. - maybe you missed this?
"- - to render a version of the 3 minute film at 100 frames per second PAL resolution took about 8 hours."

just let mr statix make a realtime version in peace if he's so inclined, he even said he'd release the source.
and when he does that, if you rip the algorithm, at least please use it for something else, ok? I'm not looking forward to seeing this same tree 100 times next year :)
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 21:35:55 by saffron saffron
rather nice. too bad the wma quality is so bad :/
Statix = scene god
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 23:11:19 by ARTBoss ARTBoss
yay, give use realtime :)
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 23:11:39 by robotriot robotriot
gimme more.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 23:50:23 by ryg ryg
Visions from a weird world. Maybe a little more should have happened, but nice as it is.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-08 23:53:31 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
Hmm,.. generative art? Interesting. He could perhaps release the generating source or binary too, to be complete. If it would be realtime, would be a dream, but I just want too much...
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 00:33:56 by Optimus Optimus
what am i missing? dont give me an art answer
added on the 2002-12-09 00:55:02 by Hatikvah Hatikvah

Now, why the heck is it only available in low-quality sucky-WMV and in sucky-Quicktime? *grumph*
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 01:06:59 by Sesse Sesse
stefan, how about this?: that it's beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 01:14:36 by lithis lithis
goddamn! we want realtime!!
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 01:20:52 by gloom gloom
well done!
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 01:23:37 by cats cats
Interesting, experimental looking stuff. The tree scene is indeed nice. No loud complaints about the movie quality coz the small size maked it possible for me to download it ;)
added on the 2002-12-09 01:51:34 by Crest Crest
Just excellent!
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 02:10:01 by melw melw
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 03:49:44 by Zafio Zafio
it's nice... like to see either a .exe or a nonsucking .wmv
This was different, but like many of the above comments, I want to see it in realtime!
It was nice to watch, but I found it a bit boring.
added on the 2002-12-09 09:06:40 by sprocket sprocket
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 11:12:29 by diver diver
very very cool. have to let the pc render over the night i guess :)
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 11:28:55 by shiva shiva
proof positive that 'generative art' is not necessarily 'throw in some pictures from google with noise on top'-kind of thing.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 12:27:28 by bhead bhead
beautiful! :)
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 13:24:40 by NoahR NoahR
Oh.. How very well done Mr. Evans.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 15:22:32 by gaia gaia
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 15:34:08 by distance distance
there is something in my pants. beautiful.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 15:41:01 by GltTcH GltTcH
well done.. realtime, you can! :)
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 15:52:57 by ecart ecart
excellent prod...
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 16:22:40 by nystep nystep
rulezadded on the 2002-12-09 19:04:29 by skypher skypher
rulezadded on the 2002-12-10 01:36:34 by mrdoob mrdoob
rulezadded on the 2002-12-10 09:28:54 by kurli kurli
Have just seen that Statix released the source and executable code of this abstract beauty in his site!
added on the 2002-12-10 10:35:59 by Optimus Optimus
rulezadded on the 2002-12-10 12:11:20 by pro pro
rulezadded on the 2002-12-10 12:44:18 by dalezr dalezr
very cool indeed !!
rulezadded on the 2002-12-10 18:20:24 by nightshadow nightshadow
Absolutely wonderful
rulezadded on the 2002-12-10 19:40:01 by teel teel
I have put my computer working this morning, before I left for university. Wondering in which computer did Statix got 8 hours of rendering. I hope neither it's still calculating, nor my mom has switched down my computer.. :P
added on the 2002-12-10 22:21:13 by Optimus Optimus
this is the most amazing piece of work i've ever seen.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-11 13:03:54 by elric elric
lol @ elric
added on the 2002-12-11 18:21:39 by sagacity sagacity
Hey, hey, hey, hey! The source is creating 4GB of TGA files!!! Am I supposed to connect them in some way? Good wines, as we say in Greece ;P
added on the 2002-12-11 18:37:28 by Optimus Optimus
no, you are supposed to delete them and start planting orchids now.
added on the 2002-12-11 18:46:32 by ryg ryg
erm, nice...

but honestly, it's not really impressive to me.
added on the 2002-12-11 18:59:18 by tomaes tomaes
rulezadded on the 2002-12-11 19:20:21 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
great. hope to see it realtime someday
rulezadded on the 2002-12-11 21:12:38 by picard picard
kinda very cool...
rulezadded on the 2002-12-17 11:35:29 by uncle-x uncle-x
great visuals. nice tune. yes. thank you.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-17 12:53:10 by synteesi synteesi
very beautiful, it's superb.
rulezadded on the 2002-12-17 22:52:37 by florent florent
hmm, reminds me of the "Tool - Schism"-video. Inspired or just coincidence?
added on the 2002-12-22 19:47:05 by rbism rbism
rulezadded on the 2002-12-22 20:39:09 by superplek superplek
rulezadded on the 2002-12-22 20:58:12 by danb danb
I really don´t care about not being realtime.
rulezadded on the 2003-01-04 14:40:11 by wally wally
rulezadded on the 2003-01-14 16:32:52 by Gargaj Gargaj
eye-candy 8)

Optimus: you can use the swiss knife of video editing aka VirtualDub ;)
rulezadded on the 2003-03-06 18:05:24 by Zest Zest
(not a true demoscene product, but done by demomakers)
strange, artistic, it make my blood in ice
a better quality divx 5.0.3 version can be downloaded from here: http://www.scene.org/file.php?file=/demos/groups/tpolm/tom_thumb_divx.avi&fi leinfo
added on the 2003-03-25 17:59:19 by melw melw
rulezadded on the 2003-11-27 20:32:08 by vagus vagus
rulezadded on the 2003-12-15 22:26:12 by p01 p01
rulezadded on the 2004-01-12 09:11:54 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
holy shit !
all your best designers are belong to scene...
as coders, musicians etc ;)
added on the 2004-05-17 21:57:17 by apricot apricot
here my finger goes
rulezadded on the 2004-05-17 21:57:35 by apricot apricot
i love you statix
rulezadded on the 2004-05-17 22:48:29 by termos termos
rulezadded on the 2004-07-25 16:04:46 by tintoitaly tintoitaly
yes. and that should have rendered for ages ;)
rulezadded on the 2004-08-04 15:36:46 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
This is pretty damn neat, and some of the abstract effects ruled. The tree thing was also pretty damn slick =)

I want more samples! =P
rulezadded on the 2004-08-04 15:53:18 by Nezbie Nezbie
Oh. My. God.
rulezadded on the 2004-10-17 23:21:47 by Preacher Preacher
my rulez is missing here
that tree growing is beautiful
rulezadded on the 2005-01-31 02:59:52 by [EviL] [EviL]
Great job there!!!!!
Music: 10/10
Camera Movement: 10/10
Transitions: 5/10
Total: 8,75/10
rulezadded on the 2005-01-31 03:23:53 by sybeX sybeX
rulezadded on the 2005-01-31 12:46:26 by hollowman hollowman
rulezadded on the 2005-01-31 14:05:51 by thorsten thorsten
rulezadded on the 2005-01-31 14:39:03 by parcelshit parcelshit
can't get any better
rulezadded on the 2005-01-31 15:33:42 by bzz bzz
rulezadded on the 2005-03-02 21:52:15 by bonzaj bonzaj
original concept, i like it
This is also great.
rulezadded on the 2005-04-07 12:55:27 by PinZa PinZa
rulezadded on the 2005-05-09 23:47:36 by chavez chavez
After not much years Gfx HW could bear the realtime... that would be great. I also hope in a RT version!

W Statix - The Scene Man
rulezadded on the 2005-05-28 13:42:28 by bdk bdk
Absolutely sublime.
rulezadded on the 2005-06-07 01:37:13 by rio702 rio702
rulezadded on the 2005-07-15 10:57:49 by kelsey kelsey
absolutely great
rulezadded on the 2005-08-30 15:28:41 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
stylish & bizarre
rulezadded on the 2005-09-05 20:19:03 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
And now realtime.
rulezadded on the 2005-09-22 07:39:01 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Maybe because it's nearly three years later, or maybe I missed something, but I didn't find it that impressive.
added on the 2005-09-30 22:34:37 by alchemist alchemist
rulezadded on the 2006-03-23 17:11:06 by neon_prannock neon_prannock
very digiambientish!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-12 19:17:54 by relict relict
ja pierdole, brillant design, brillant music !
you rule ! TPOLM RULEZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rulezcdcadded on the 2006-05-26 16:34:05 by wie8 wie8
i never tom thumbed this? here! coz statix fucking rools ;)
rulezadded on the 2006-05-26 18:17:33 by Maali Maali
rulezadded on the 2006-06-13 01:29:23 by nobbi nobbi
seriously killer!
rulezadded on the 2006-06-13 07:03:58 by zeebr zeebr
rulezadded on the 2006-08-19 22:04:35 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulezadded on the 2006-10-22 21:10:27 by texel texel
Why on earth didn't I mention that this is one of the most impressive things I have seen in my scene-experience. The sound is not really my cup of tea - BUT it does fit the project and the concept perfect. I'd love to see more of this kind.
rulezadded on the 2006-10-22 21:14:17 by Puryx Puryx
Instant Thumb up!
A.n.d. you will see more of this kinded artwork Puryx.
rulezadded on the 2006-11-05 05:39:22 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
absolutely my favourite demoscene production.
it is really amazing. and now, finally - you've got a cdc from me. i love you guys.
added on the 2006-11-26 12:14:32 by wie8 wie8
rulezadded on the 2006-12-17 21:14:19 by Sverker Sverker
uu, i loved this.
rulezadded on the 2007-02-25 14:24:51 by stonda stonda
Tom took my thumb, it seems.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-30 15:06:09 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
mine too. Strangely nice stuff.
rulezadded on the 2007-08-30 15:11:36 by raer raer
could some kind person do a decent hi-def capture of this pls?
what tribe said
rulezadded on the 2008-01-26 14:20:34 by zefyros zefyros
So strange but i like it !
rulezadded on the 2008-04-14 15:06:19 by XT95 XT95
Excellent the way only statix can make it. Fantastic idea and beautifully executed.
rulezadded on the 2008-04-14 15:17:03 by d3pth d3pth
rulezadded on the 2008-05-22 18:32:14 by src src
lovely look.
rulezadded on the 2008-05-22 18:41:10 by auld auld
Neat concept...very strange result.
rulezadded on the 2008-05-22 18:46:12 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
rulezadded on the 2008-12-06 11:54:24 by untel untel
unusual concept
rulezadded on the 2009-01-21 18:52:30 by KHRoN KHRoN
rulezadded on the 2009-02-15 16:12:01 by Sir Sir
every time i start the program i'll get to see another shape of this beauty. thanks for that.
rulezadded on the 2009-06-21 18:39:55 by v3nom v3nom
statix is the man
rulezadded on the 2010-06-27 02:50:24 by leGend leGend
rulezadded on the 2010-09-26 13:16:33 by preston preston
where the duck!
still rulez, massively!
added on the 2010-11-20 04:40:42 by ԹHΞΞ ԹHΞΞ
Bump, uploaded it on vimeo!
added on the 2011-07-23 17:36:38 by knl knl
added on the 2011-08-11 23:25:45 by scooper22 scooper22
rulez of course :)
rulezadded on the 2011-08-11 23:25:55 by scooper22 scooper22
Still a masterpiece for today's standard!
rulezadded on the 2012-01-16 00:35:40 by rez rez
What Rez said!
rulezadded on the 2012-02-25 13:59:23 by Frequent Frequent
What direction can make with one scene.
rulezadded on the 2012-03-14 10:47:29 by jack-3d jack-3d
rulezadded on the 2013-03-07 10:07:17 by noby noby
rulezadded on the 2013-09-20 20:51:10 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
thanks for the realtime-version! it works like a charm. still a wonderful demo. try seed 28386 :)
added on the 2013-09-20 21:53:29 by v3nom v3nom
rulezadded on the 2013-09-22 10:35:57 by aha aha
rulezadded on the 2013-09-22 13:05:09 by CHEF-KOCH CHEF-KOCH
rulezadded on the 2014-01-04 02:33:39 by T$ T$
Neat product. I do like the simple style
rulezadded on the 2014-01-04 02:47:56 by [ej] [ej]
interesting experiment. classic.
rulezadded on the 2014-07-04 11:18:31 by las las
rulezadded on the 2014-09-16 10:04:49 by chock chock

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