A Study in Lines and Textures by Traction [web]
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release date : august 2003
release party : Assembly 2003
compo : combined demo
ranked : 8th
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popularity : 67%
  • 0.82
alltime top: #1441
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Dream equation 2.5? ;)
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 15:18:43 by tomaes tomaes
I actually enjoyed some of the effects
added on the 2003-08-10 17:49:33 by reality3D reality3D
Nothing amazing, but overall a good demo. I especially like the music a lot.
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 20:59:18 by teel teel
Nice Visuals but the music is... :(
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 23:25:24 by elend elend
A very good surprise .... simple but effective demo ... with a good overall look and design ... Stylish guys, keep it up !
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 00:47:07 by kohai kohai
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 01:28:32 by Optimus Optimus
I admit to being bored by this demo. Music was fine, some of the line spectacles were nice, but there was no kick to it.
added on the 2003-08-11 03:09:39 by Shifter Shifter
Incredibly crisp, tight, meticulous etc. One for the coders, although the way each effect is presented shows great design. I thought the music was very good, nice and dark.
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 06:26:36 by Vaipon Vaipon
I liked this. Nice to watch, even if it didn't kick shifter in the pants.
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 06:28:21 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
I like lines. Vector always trumps raster.
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 07:25:36 by Jerware Jerware
like it ... clean and full of inspiration
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 09:33:18 by nytrik nytrik
It's been ages since a demo showing maths effects was released, which is a shame. Good stuff!
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 13:56:28 by psonice psonice
i liked this... one of the better ones (in 'originality') in the compo...
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 19:08:25 by uncle-x uncle-x
The music and design could have been better, but there were some nifty things.
added on the 2003-08-12 20:51:33 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
nice demo.
some effect was good.
and I liked music.
rulez added on the 2003-08-13 04:51:09 by got got
good good!
rulez added on the 2003-08-13 15:14:10 by violator violator
very original visualisation of (in the case) unusual mathematics.
very good.
rulez added on the 2003-08-14 17:23:35 by hfr hfr
DiamonDie: "The music and design could have been better" is probably the most unfitting comment here.
either you like it or not, but making it "better" is certainly the wrong term...
added on the 2003-08-14 17:29:39 by hfr hfr
wow - there were so many nice effect-ideas in here. the realisation didn´t always live up to it but this is my personal assembly coup de coeur.
rulez added on the 2003-08-14 17:33:56 by fiver fiver
a cool one. Not my favourite, but nice.
rulez added on the 2003-08-14 17:55:33 by Pegasus Pegasus
rulez added on the 2003-08-14 23:27:16 by diver diver
rulez added on the 2003-08-15 00:23:27 by cp_ cp_
Classic feel, clean and unique effects... I miss seeing demos like this. Great work!
rulez added on the 2003-08-15 00:26:54 by VindicatioN VindicatioN
well i must confess i liked it. (iam secretly
wishing that traction is no gamecompany
and is new demogroup that will make
kick-ass stuff in future to all finnish parties,
rulez added on the 2003-08-15 20:39:19 by uns3en_ uns3en_
some of the effects weren't well enough defined/executed, but overall a great demo imho.
rulez added on the 2003-08-15 21:13:56 by gloom gloom
nice! btw, secret part = use the arrow keys to forward or backward :P
rulez added on the 2003-08-16 18:30:31 by mrdoob mrdoob
Not my thing at all. I liked the water ripples, but everything else was forgettable.

I won't thumb it down though as it's not a bad demo; it's just not to my taste.
added on the 2003-08-19 18:44:01 by Wade Wade
high level, near perfection, music rulez
rulez added on the 2003-08-21 22:37:49 by sokoban sokoban
Lines that just have *that* touch, stylish... I like it.
rulez added on the 2003-08-22 16:26:56 by _10b0 _10b0
sucks added on the 2003-08-24 19:49:15 by spengler spengler
rulez added on the 2003-08-26 18:52:43 by Gargaj Gargaj
A very nice coderprod, which unlike most other coderprods actually has design :) Thumbs up, definitely.
rulez added on the 2003-08-30 04:03:22 by uutee uutee
Fantastique Scenes and Music
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 05:57:08 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
a true beauty
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 07:35:55 by kusma kusma
nice and clean !
rulez added on the 2004-01-11 12:37:54 by Sanx Sanx
rulez added on the 2004-06-25 08:33:02 by las las
truly truly nice!
rulez added on the 2004-06-25 12:01:53 by dbrn dbrn
rulez added on the 2004-09-08 10:04:31 by zeebr zeebr
hmm. I would pay attention to these guys..
rulez added on the 2004-10-02 14:39:24 by oldaccount oldaccount
quite nice but i dislike the music
rulez added on the 2004-10-02 16:05:47 by ttl ttl
rulez added on the 2004-10-20 00:09:05 by Buckethead Buckethead
Liked it a lot, except the music. Was that head modeled or stock? I thought I recognized it, which sours things a bit, but oh well.
rulez added on the 2004-10-20 03:27:40 by SiW SiW
I like these kind of effect after effect demos.
rulez added on the 2004-10-20 11:49:25 by blueflame blueflame
schweet design! the name "study in lines and textures" does not sound very convincing though :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-29 16:41:53 by shadez shadez
rulez added on the 2005-01-07 03:28:59 by bonzaj bonzaj
It's good, only one thing is disturbed me : music is too monotone and makes the demo a bit booring.
rulez added on the 2005-01-10 14:23:51 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
rulez added on the 2005-01-10 15:55:18 by jb jb
design, music and graphics rulez.
but please, next time forget the stupid "scenepoetry"...
and, especially do write about math if you have no fucking clue about what do the words mean...!!
rulez added on the 2005-01-10 16:22:15 by blala blala
i mean, "...do NOT write..."
added on the 2005-01-10 16:22:35 by blala blala
I do know very much what those words I used mean, I've studied my share of university level maths. But in the demo, it's all only wordplay, as you noticed.. the sort of a "point" in this was to say that mathematics is everywhere, and everything is mathematics, and to share the feeling you get when you suddenly understand the concepts. I know that the point could've been expressed better, but this was my first "real" demo..
added on the 2005-01-10 22:38:37 by Preacher Preacher
(and as far as scene poetry goes, sorry. There will be more in the future ;))
added on the 2005-01-10 22:38:57 by Preacher Preacher
the so-called "university level math" says surprisingly little about those words (maybe with the exception of 'subtraction of sets' :)
on the other hand, they make a _very bad_ wordplay, and annoy the shit out of me...
added on the 2005-01-11 10:45:19 by blala blala
nice, il like it !
rulez added on the 2005-01-12 21:33:20 by bLa bLa
blala: oh, that's a shame. i mean, the world revolve around how you feel the math in demos are presented. we'd better remove these horrible mathematical lies before some innocent kid takes offence.

oh, wait a minute.. your opinion isn't worth diddly squat - ah, i knew there was a point in there somewhere.

recap: this demo rules. :)
added on the 2005-01-12 21:48:01 by gloom gloom
i want to be a traction groupie
rulez added on the 2005-06-13 14:43:36 by skrebbel skrebbel
This one's still one of my favourite Traction demos.
rulez added on the 2005-07-10 15:57:44 by kaukojouko kaukojouko
Forgettable music, only minimal design and not much to look at otherwise either.
sucks added on the 2005-10-05 20:06:34 by slux slux
No way! One of my favs from Traction and not rated yet?! Beautiful music, some nice effects. UpUpUp.
rulez added on the 2005-10-05 21:27:51 by etak etak
one of my favourites by traction right next to I am!
rulez added on the 2005-10-11 11:51:56 by zomb zomb
one of my alltime favourites!
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 14:46:59 by 11001 11001
I really love the awesome visuals in this one.
rulez added on the 2005-12-07 01:18:37 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Preacher, will you marry me? Once again a great production. Except for the music. That really got on my nerves (Sorry).
rulez added on the 2005-12-22 14:15:41 by Axel Axel
cool, dark style
and that water effect just totally rocks
rulez added on the 2006-01-05 00:38:59 by mizc mizc
hm, never thumbed it?
rulez added on the 2006-01-05 00:40:25 by post malone post malone
rulez added on the 2006-01-11 14:24:52 by bzz bzz
absolutely great style.
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 00:30:21 by anesthetic anesthetic
Great show!
rulez added on the 2006-01-20 10:35:36 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2006-01-20 10:38:44 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2006-03-18 11:12:39 by blackpawn blackpawn
excellent style ... smooth flow ... don´t like the music though
rulez added on the 2006-03-21 13:46:35 by Dueco Dueco
good one.. except for the music
rulez added on the 2006-05-31 14:12:54 by malmix malmix
[-] music
[-] design
sucks added on the 2006-07-02 17:50:39 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2006-07-17 20:00:22 by kurli kurli
Cool athmospheric one - ok music
rulez added on the 2006-11-04 15:39:15 by Sapphire Sapphire
I like it.
rulez added on the 2006-12-01 00:58:01 by jimmi jimmi
added on the 2006-12-20 14:00:44 by rmeht rmeht
Really great. And the soundtrack is such a MASTERPIECE !
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 19:18:38 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
Didn't really catch me, although I wanted to be caught, as with any Traction prod.
Easy to see it's Traction, though.
Didn't really care about the music, but loved the effects.
rulez added on the 2008-01-04 21:37:55 by Maissi Maissi
One of the very best from Traction!
rulez added on the 2008-04-05 21:05:21 by Stebo Stebo
Goodlooking but lengthy
added on the 2008-05-31 19:45:34 by T$ T$
What Vaipon said. Early Traction style, I love it.
rulez added on the 2011-04-11 01:02:39 by rutra80 rutra80
Stylewise this is quite a jump from the previous two, and the first where I somehow can't really connect to the music. It's a neat tune, but I like the previous two better.

However the graphics, especially in the water ripple scene look ace. Some other scenes look interesting as well, nice improvement over the previous two demos :)
rulez added on the 2013-05-25 13:47:02 by mog mog
Yeah, this one is mostly mine while Vulture took the charge with the previous ones and I did only very minor things (and nothing for ForsakeN), hence the change of style. Here I coded most of the content and did most of the design. IIRC the metaball scene and the falling triangles reflecting on the cube are by Vulture, the rest is by me.
added on the 2013-05-25 15:11:38 by Preacher Preacher
late thumb
really underrated
So very 2003, but aged surprisingly well.
rulez added on the 2017-03-09 20:53:39 by noby noby

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