::crv by Concept [web] & PoLyGoN [web]
screenshot added by ago on 2004-07-27 17:22:22
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release date : july 2004
release party : Euskal 2004
compo : combined 64k
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 58%
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added on the 2004-07-27 17:22:22 by ago ago

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another fast coded 64kb intro from us. Not what we firstly wanted to do but something we have had for some time in our minds, especially in relation with rendering.

Hope you enjoy it, although it's a bit weird ;)
added on the 2004-07-27 17:26:12 by ago ago
I rather preferred this one on the videowall than on my monitor, but was rather nicer than their lastest 64k... A piggy for me
added on the 2004-07-27 18:06:22 by shash shash
it seemed rather slow on my computer at home (Athlon XP1700+ & GF4 Ti4600)... will try at work. Music was quite horrible and not fitting, but I'll wait to see it fast to decide (maybe I just lost some synch-point effects due to slowness)
added on the 2004-07-27 18:10:15 by Jcl Jcl
well, jota, due to the "artifact" used for rendering, this intro is quite CPU-hungry, that's why we have released several EXE's at different resolutions. I guess that with your CPU you should run the 400x300 version.
added on the 2004-07-27 18:17:08 by ago ago
A bit slow on 3Ghz buy cool!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 18:25:23 by pK pK
You must be doing something _really_ wrong to make it _that_ slow. :/

It looks like you're reading and writing on the whole(!) backbuffer for each frame to do this (rather dull) pixel distortion effect. This is NOT the way how to do 2d filters on 3d cards.
added on the 2004-07-27 18:45:39 by tomaes tomaes
And because of that, it SUCKS.
sucks added on the 2004-07-27 18:50:36 by superplek superplek
I'm guessing that agp bandwidth will kill the speed with a technique like that. On the system i have here i would expect it would have run way faster if it was pure software, or if it was done with pixel shaders. Maybe you're making the first intro to need a pci express video card though?
sucks added on the 2004-07-27 19:06:59 by psonice psonice
i think you can still keep framerate around 25-45fps reading/writing 640x480-800x600 buffers each frame :/
added on the 2004-07-27 19:33:33 by apricot apricot
it was quite nice to see my taskmanager was also distorted by your routine when i tried to quit this... slow as hell (~3 frames) ... hmm.
sucks added on the 2004-07-27 19:35:23 by pro pro
I like the random thing of the demo, but the music is too nonsense..
added on the 2004-07-27 19:36:39 by mrdoob mrdoob
for those ones who are blaming about the rendering here is an explanation about why have I do it that way.

First of all, I wanted to do some non-so-obvious rendering, so I had to decide between trying to do it with something like pixel shaders or doing it by software. Due to the lack of time I decided to do some tests about performance of glReadPixels/glWritePixels routines, and I was really surprised about the fact that the framerate didn't drop at all, so I took this way.

So if the prod works slow try it at a lower resolution, as the most of the work is done at the CPU. Maybe I release it without post-processing, though it would lose its essence. Pixel shaders is a future work for me, I have to find the time for it. Sorry, you CAN blame me for that :P
added on the 2004-07-28 02:09:51 by ago ago
Ahem, the cpu has not much to do with the reason my this is so freaking slow. Your coding approach is just crap.
added on the 2004-07-28 10:09:39 by tomaes tomaes
Oh, no!!!
sucks added on the 2004-07-28 11:46:42 by zeebr zeebr
Slow, nice rendering filter.
added on the 2004-07-28 13:44:24 by Optimus Optimus
make it slow on nowaday computers... what a perf
sucks added on the 2004-07-28 14:04:16 by spengler spengler
ran smoothly on 1,1ghz ....... gf4mx440 (!!!)
liked it, and how the rendring was done, all blurry and shit ;)
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 16:38:37 by quisten quisten
probably the slowest prod I've ever seen on my computer =)
added on the 2004-07-28 16:42:44 by Paralax Paralax
ago : i think it's not news for you but still. just render2texture your rendered scene, then redraw it in 2d mode with any distortions you like. voila.
added on the 2004-07-28 17:31:20 by apricot apricot
Make me sleepy and caused some headache but nothing more. No negative emotions or things what i like just saw once...
added on the 2004-07-28 18:21:33 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Supernice post-processing even if a bit slow. It exits setting up an insane refresh rate which brings my monitor on its knees. I'll eat your brain.
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 19:18:56 by dixan dixan
no-sound (just a click at the beginning)
didn't quit with esc
haven't looked it yet, waiting for a final with working sound

(Toshiba laptop, P4 2.8GHz, GeForce4 420Go, SoundMax Audio) I'm not going to try this on my other PC (a p3 500 =)
added on the 2004-07-28 21:45:32 by pan pan
"What is the fastest way out of here?"
sucks added on the 2004-07-29 00:28:00 by sybeX sybeX
It worked quite fast on my machine. But I really didn't like the music. That's maybe why I thought it is quite boring.
added on the 2004-07-29 08:44:49 by chock chock
go fuck yourself if you dont like my music ... criticising is easy, more productivity and less talkage....byebye guys
added on the 2004-07-29 12:15:10 by Snaked2 Snaked2
Snaked2: Don't upload your release here if you cannot stand negative criticism. Anyway, this one is boring.
sucks added on the 2004-07-29 20:37:39 by jimmi jimmi
First of all, I refuse sn@ked behaviour. We have to be prepared for bad critics. I know this prod is quite weird, music and rendering, you can like it or not.

But what we have to do is to learn from our mistakes, not getting angry that way. Sorry, but refusals for sn@ked
added on the 2004-07-30 00:13:29 by ago ago
The rendering style is cool
added on the 2004-07-30 17:42:37 by reality3D reality3D
The filter is really really cool, and I love the design.
Probably my fave concept prod except for the music, which is bit too random for my taste. The synch is very polished though.
rulez added on the 2004-08-01 04:39:01 by ithaqua ithaqua
too slow.
however some filter was cool.
added on the 2004-08-02 11:31:05 by got got
Good sync & design, very cool post-processing filter agopowah, but i don't like the music :|
rulez added on the 2004-08-02 11:55:17 by KILE KILE
Nice filter to hide bad colours. Filter and intro would have been faster if done in realtime raytracing. Maybe I would have liked it if the sync would not have been crawling behind the music.
sucks added on the 2004-08-02 12:08:18 by Delax Delax
i dunno, i am torn on this one, its neat and made it into my "doesnt suck" folder but it does require a heafty machine to run 800x600 full frames, which makes it suck considering what it does
added on the 2004-09-03 00:29:55 by BEEF BEEF
sucks added on the 2004-09-05 16:59:16 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Whoa! Loved the music and the fxs! (for some odd reason it's working on 2003 and not on xp)
rulez added on the 2004-11-01 01:14:52 by pan pan
added on the 2004-11-01 11:51:36 by las las
ran fine on my athlon k7-900 & gf2gts...
good job ago & snaked!
rulez added on the 2005-03-21 11:55:41 by xkywalker xkywalker
Ago, I just can't wait for a 64k of yours made with enough time :P. This thing ruled, although I didn't understand the music.
rulez added on the 2005-04-20 19:44:15 by wonder wonder
It's very slow, as pointed out previously, but I really love how it looks.. and I don't think the music was that bad.
rulez added on the 2006-05-05 09:20:56 by Preacher Preacher

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