Arise by Stravaganza [web]
screenshot added by ithaqua on 2004-07-26 23:54:26
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release date : july 2004
release party : Euskal 2004
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 76%
  • 0.94
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alltime top: #124
added on the 2004-07-26 23:54:26 by ithaqua ithaqua

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This is the party version removing some nasty predeadline hacked-together scenes.
Sorry for the filesize, a final version reducing it and changing some gfx may be made soon :)

Special thanks to Shock/Collapse and Interface/BoaH for their respective drawings.
added on the 2004-07-27 00:00:00 by ithaqua ithaqua
Very nice and it doesnt require the latest hardware to show off cool things!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:02:11 by keops keops
Wow. This is teh sexy!
Super design, awesome 2D Drawings, great music and cool Ideas / Effects !
The Girl was very great. And the Pictureinterferences. Great great...
Thank you!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:09:27 by elend elend
wow .... again stravaganza is at the top .... neat design , strong code : who need more ?
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:10:48 by nytrik nytrik
classic style presented in a uniquely fresh way.
love the sound. love the colors. love the show.
all is full of stravaganza!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:11:17 by fiver fiver
note: This version differs from the ones that have been uploaded to the euskal.org and solstice.scene.org websites posted at pouet's oneliner.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it :)

added on the 2004-07-27 00:17:14 by tekno tekno
Bloody smart!!! A kiss for you!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:20:57 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Looks way too much like all other stravaganza demos. I.E.: 3D Scene, cut to 'designish' static scene with object spinning + letters, and loop.

Rules, nonetheless, but can't stop feeling a bad taste looking how much each Stravaganza production looks more like the last one, kinda like showing 'hey, we got these new effects but do the same demo'.

A good demo, all in all :-)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:24:50 by Jcl Jcl
thumb up for the start of the demo, after it's to muche strange for me.
why don't use depth focal during all the demo ?
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:36:20 by med med
rulez in all demo analysis fields!

mmm are you really sure that demoscene is dead ? ;]
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:43:15 by Zest Zest
Stunning visuals, okay music.

Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:49:47 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
while looking at the loading-screen i already knew i would place this thumb:
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:53:05 by cp_ cp_
its just wonderful, beautiful, amazing! whats the number of that chick?
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 00:53:36 by fup fup
boy, that´s what i call a demo! keep up the good work!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 01:18:54 by giZMo^fr giZMo^fr
I don't understand the demo very much... if it was about showing design techniques, it would have been nicer to view it in more frames per second; I don't believe that there was a need for such a big cpu and gfx card. Hey ithaqua tell me if I'm wrong O:-)
About the music, I have prefered to listen to it in my house again and I still believe the same, I don't like it... it has not the classical pump-up style that used to have the sgz demos. It's a pity :-(
Wow, the first black-and-white Depth-Of-Field part was breathtaking!
Nice synch-effects in the standard 'demo-style' parts..
I love the little details, for example the semi-transparent-plastic-like-blur-thing overlay (good description, eh?) seen in the lower right screenshot.

Overall a very nice demo.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 01:36:28 by Sdw Sdw
I second giZMo^fr :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 01:40:53 by ravity ravity
Even if I expected more from this one, this was fucking freat at the party place and totally ruled the euskal party 12! You guys rule!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 01:51:47 by shash shash
really nice, but sucks a bit on my old machine... ;D *thumbs up*
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 01:52:45 by las las
Left a strong impression here.
The Picard comment at the very end was a nice idea even when ripped :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 01:57:27 by Paralax Paralax
Solid design, nice music and it looks fucking cool and wasn't even as slow as the first scene indicated (yeah I have a crappy computer).
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 02:23:16 by teel teel
I didn't fully enjoyed this demo because of disk swapping on that netcafe. I think those were good computers with 512MB ram, but I couldn't see the properties of the one I was sitting. How much memory does it want anyways?

There are some usual nice stravaganza syncing, however I feel like I liked the older demos more. Though, I have to watch it again in a good PC because the disk swapping destroyed the feeling possibly. Then, I will come and give it a rules ;)
added on the 2004-07-27 02:30:33 by Optimus Optimus
Paralax: actually "resistance is futile" is printed on Stravaganza t-shirts.... darn.. I almost got one of those at BP...

as for the demo.. well =) WHOAAA...

style, colours, atmosphere, design... and a little cunningham/bjork inspiration there.. it left the other demos looking for sympathy...

We love you guys =) We want the final =)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 03:25:13 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
my computer sucks, but this demo rules. That dof stuff kicks!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 03:26:27 by loaderror loaderror
Fantastic! Although some parts looked very much like "This Way" this demo still kicked some serious ass. Never a dull moment. I loved it from start to finish. A definite keeper.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 03:34:09 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Good improved final party version lol. artifacts of the animation and deformation of the girl, and the lack of shadows when is "praising" destroys a little the design. First part and partyally blurred green tube are great though
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 03:34:46 by reality3D reality3D
Very nice demo, tho I expected more :( and i think i expected more because i was wishing to see that demo since euskal party 11... I miss that pump-up sensation like sole said, great graphic and music work anyway. Keep up the donsi powah!!! :D que vienen los roboorrlllsss
added on the 2004-07-27 04:31:40 by sergeeo sergeeo
Very good demo. Some nicely updated oldskool visual ideas, and exceptional attention to sync. Unfortunately I feel like it was only half finished and I wanted more. Would have liked to see more done with the physics. Definitely thumbs up though.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 05:45:22 by Jerware Jerware
That was simply amazing. It looked like it had to be prerendered, but it wasn't... Wow.
I only wish it were longer, but you can't have everything (like antialias, for me)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 06:50:49 by crusader crusader
really nice. but the scenes with the woman didn't work for me.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 07:23:07 by ttl ttl
nice scenes! great demo!
but we want final version!!
too much mem swapping going on
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 07:35:26 by psenough psenough
seriously, this kicks ass. i agree with jcl in the "repetition", but who cares, it's the way i like SGZ demos :) (or well, almost - i want cafre2 >:( )
haven't checked the fixed version yet - hope it makes those ugly lag/swap spikes g away :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 07:37:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
Wow! Best demo for a while. Great tune, nice design, great scenes and good syncs. Just a candy for your eyes and ears..
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 07:41:34 by blueflame blueflame
Just the loading screen alone already promised a great demo! at times it wasn't so great as the loading screen though :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 09:11:36 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
great 2d too
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 09:33:16 by Buckethead Buckethead
Rock solid and it even has godrays, which makes it automatically one of my all time favorites!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 09:41:09 by [cryo] [cryo]
Jikes, what a demo! Überleet style in each and every way.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 09:47:08 by rp rp
what the others above said.. ;)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 09:56:17 by toxie toxie
black and white DOF balls scene ! The music is over the top though, but fittted the pace
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 10:22:39 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Whoooo this one kicked ass!
Probable best demo nominee.
If only it was a bit longer... :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 10:29:47 by BoyC BoyC
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 10:30:33 by NoahR NoahR
oh yes! Just stunning....
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 10:40:42 by ekoli ekoli
I want only to shout: STRAVAGANZA STRAVAGANZA STRAVAGANZA. On my holy ass, this is fucking most entertaining demo ever. One of the best designed scene prod... And one among my favourite demos... WOOOHOOOOOO. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAA...
rulezcdc added on the 2004-07-27 10:55:09 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
To be honest, I was expecting a fucking great demo this time, one of those perfect demo, as they was always saying that there were finishing it, that this time the demo was going in a serious way.. the result is a really nice demo, but not good enough to be remembered as a classic.

So in the partyplace I was expecting to be really shocked with thar prod.. the first scene was brilliant, nice quality, nice ambient, but was just the next scene when i thought.. are they kidding about the last way of demos just rotating random objects? Then i see the next scene and was more or less the same.

Imho the big problem about that prod, and excuse me wonder, is the quality of the sound (it limitations), i'm sure that with one of the gloom mp3 that prod could improve a lot. The render is nice, the code is great, the music is nice as well, but as demo could me much better.

Btw, the new scenes and changes in the final version are great!

Thumbs up because the demo is great, but not great as "this way" as demo.

C'mon dudes! Looking forward for the perfect sgz prod soon!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 11:03:21 by mrdoob mrdoob
I was afraid to try running it on my PC yesterday, but i am sattisfied, only few scenes run slow on my GF4MX (Surprised to see such focal blur without needing pixel shaders), all the others are smooth and from the beginning of the exploding trees I start to like the demo much better.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 11:03:31 by Optimus Optimus
by the way: we want avi! ... can i vote once more? oh please ps let me vote once more...
added on the 2004-07-27 11:05:44 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
überlite :)

just fix the glitches on the animation of that sexrobot and the polygon intersecting and we have the demo of the year :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 11:08:03 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
mind blowing. i cant remember last time i saw a demo which impressed me this much.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 11:20:52 by LordScott™ LordScott™
This is very, very good. Impressive !

The animation.. the hair..

The demo is very clean, the layers remind me of 'chrome'.

Keep it up guys !
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 11:23:06 by Navis Navis
Brilliant! Very nice effekkts, finally someone pushing the limits a bit. Keep it up!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 11:52:17 by d3pth d3pth
Whoa! I'm impressed.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 11:59:08 by break break
And no, this doesnt push anything.
added on the 2004-07-27 12:03:04 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
trace: you're insane ;). it cannot be done better.
added on the 2004-07-27 12:03:07 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 12:21:43 by violator violator
!!!!!! Thumbs up!!!! VERY good work from Stravaganza!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 12:46:44 by pK pK
although not running smooth on my Athlon XP 2400 with FX5900, I'm really impressed ... very good shader fx !!!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 13:06:10 by slippy slippy
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 13:24:36 by bzz bzz
sick dude! \o/ Can I please thumb-up this one twice? :D
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 13:56:04 by hornet hornet
hey! :]

Very smooth, good synch, a ciberwoman walking, DOF!! and many cool tricks.

Yeah, rulez.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 13:59:31 by marius marius
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 14:08:23 by zeebr zeebr
you fucking rule, guyz. it was brutal on the screen
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 14:21:06 by ago ago
Juding the screenshots..

Seems good.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 15:11:48 by superplek superplek
I'm JUDING it allright..
added on the 2004-07-27 15:12:01 by superplek superplek
hey! this is fuckin great!!
the style is quite similar to 'this way', but improved, with more details :)
very good work guys!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 15:22:51 by Grover Watrous Grover Watrous
Nice use of blur, good design, smooth, good framerate on my computer. I didn't like the music though, and the animation of that android chick could've been better.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 17:29:19 by asasel asasel
insane demo!! wild! its good, its stylish!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 17:33:22 by quisten quisten
im in the army for the next year so i cant watch it, but i LOVE the design of the pics in the screenshot
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 17:45:12 by Duckers Duckers
It's actually VERY seldom that someone can put elements like these in a demo and make me enjoy it. mad skills :)

oh, except for that horrible yellow and black "door design" .. because it's too overused :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 17:45:24 by leijaa leijaa
agh. i'd love to watch this, but it crashes after about 20% of the loading done (my gf4ti4600ultra probably does not support opengl 1.5 when i think about it).. gah! that does it - i'm ordering myself a new graphicscard - i feel a transition coming on these days and i'm tired of not being able to watch cool demos.

thumb will probably come follow later on. :)
added on the 2004-07-27 18:02:12 by gloom gloom
I like this demo style.
nice prods.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 18:05:29 by got got
i will keep this for long time and watch it over and over again. i really love it!
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 18:43:43 by fgfgf fgfgf
ah, forgot to comment on this demo. i like the first scene with the DOF and stuff.. lovely done. In overall it had some glitches here and there but enjoyable content. And btw, the theme (well, the robot girlie actually) reminded me a bit of the video of Björk's 'All Is Full Of Love' ;)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 19:02:52 by post malone post malone
gloom: silky smooth on my Ti4600
This demo rules!!!! It runs even in my lame GeForce 4 MX.
Great design and colors and the robochick reminds me a mix of the Ns-5 robot and Diva Plavalaguna from fifth element.
It made me go back in time to see more stravaganza demos.
Great work guys...keep up
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 19:05:18 by sybeX sybeX
gloom: works terrible fine on my geforce4 4400ti
added on the 2004-07-27 19:08:14 by mrdoob mrdoob
i guess it might be my win2k then.. oh well, it was about time for a reinstall anyway.. :) btw; trace - what was that gloom-comment above? didn't quite get that one..
added on the 2004-07-27 19:19:54 by gloom gloom
i love stravaganza! :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 19:28:34 by prost prost
\o/ me loves
added on the 2004-07-27 19:29:23 by makc makc
forgot the thumb
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 19:29:57 by makc makc
gloom: just comparing your blut mp3 with wonder's blut .it..

I just think that this prod can be much better with one of your tunes or wonder using reason/cubase or something like that..

the music is too much plain for me..
added on the 2004-07-27 19:35:42 by mrdoob mrdoob
fantastic design.
terrible music.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 19:49:28 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
great design and visualization, certainly one of the best demos released this year.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 19:57:05 by Bzl Bzl
if there is any justice in this world this shall
raise into top 10 demos at pouet:D
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 20:15:14 by uns3en_ uns3en_
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 21:49:30 by yero yero
Very nice, but not breathtaking as some of the comments seem to suggest.

Just one minor point - it displays error of 'pixel format not hardware accelerated' if trying to run in 16 bit colour. Just thought I'd mention it as my panel has native res of 1600 * 1200 which I can only run in 16 bit colour. Once I dropped to 1024 * 768 @ 32bit then it runs fine.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 23:10:22 by Mtl Mtl
OMFG where's the Stravaganza fanclub I wanna join xD
The starting scenes had blown my head off.
And the walking animations... so unsmooth and realistic. And cool typography. And also great music. Hell yeah.
rulez added on the 2004-07-27 23:13:51 by zoom zoom
Perfect... best demo 2004 so far.
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 00:13:13 by imYemeth imYemeth
Really really nice - and 4xAA makes it look nearly perfect!
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 01:14:29 by beavis77 beavis77
It seems very nice, some of the scenes actually worked halfways. But it bugged continously and suddenly crashed on my P4 2.8ghz radeon 9000 mobility. Bugfix coming?
"...nothing they experience that day will be quite as real, as insightful, as good."
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 09:34:43 by amv amv
Uhm... this sucks!!
Walking woman, raylights, blur (dof, sorry)... we already seen this in 1997.
This demo has no mood.
sucks added on the 2004-07-28 09:40:52 by friol friol
smooth! nice work!;-))
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 09:45:39 by Premium Premium
excellent !
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 11:07:33 by u2 u2
Pro design and marvellous 3D !
Kudos Sssssstravaganza !!
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 13:25:10 by willbe willbe
good work... but some parts too slow
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 14:16:46 by spengler spengler
Nice production, solid modelling and good design skills on show here. It's also very nice to see that the stravangaza logo is based on the logo of Digital Vision's Infinity Series where most of the 'design' scenes obviously come from.
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 15:53:48 by coat coat
i like the beginnnig. rulez.
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 16:12:49 by diver diver
thumbs up dudes, thumbs up....
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 16:13:10 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 19:15:07 by dixan dixan
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 20:34:31 by Zafio Zafio
Forget all I've said, ithaqua; it's amazing!! i've just saw the final version, and i'm in awe, i'm literally jumping on the floor!!
Thanks thanks thanks. You've made it, folks. Congrats to all of you three mosqueteers! :D

(trace, take a look to the final version; i agreed with you before seeing it again at home)
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 20:40:39 by interface interface
Hell yeah. Hell yeah yeah yeah.
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 21:57:46 by Preacher Preacher
really good demo =)
rulez added on the 2004-07-28 22:34:15 by pantaloon pantaloon
rulez added on the 2004-07-29 08:50:44 by apricot apricot
guy, praise this demo ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-07-29 09:21:13 by v3nom v3nom
well, this prod is very well done. good style and nice colours.the code rocks (sgz editor)
i hope to see this prod in the bigscreen at bcn party because i didn´t go to euskal :(
maybe the animation is quite boring.the ciborg can make more movements imho
added on the 2004-07-29 12:25:58 by Shock Shock
interface, i'm afraid i already did before my comment. Perhaps we were (or at least i was) expecting a great prod from those guys to be really proud of them or so.. I don't know, but yes, the prod have a lot of work, a lot of quality, but could be a classic but because something won't be a classic for me. Not as "this way" is for me.
added on the 2004-07-29 12:40:55 by mrdoob mrdoob
rulez added on the 2004-07-29 14:40:10 by zen zen
time will judge, trace...
added on the 2004-07-29 14:47:25 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
becouse all that pixelshaders-super-looking-old-effects-demos will burn in the fire of even-brand-new technologies and only real demos with the feeling will be left. what are new versions of directx if in five years evryone will notice them quite ugly? The real spirit is what differs good demos from those worse. And that certainly has the feeling.
added on the 2004-07-29 14:50:33 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
Because of the drivel flow what some people do about this stuff today only a piggie comes out...

Why? Just saw the demo and after it my first reaction is pressing delete on the directory without any hesitation. Yeah, that android look good and some nice movement too but nothing more. The music is under any criticizm ... Other things isn't push any limits (as some people dreamt about) just represent a littble better quality than the averange.
added on the 2004-07-29 17:27:41 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
where to download the .avi ?
rulez added on the 2004-07-29 19:22:39 by magic magic
Thank you for this one! Really good.
rulez added on the 2004-07-29 20:34:05 by jimmi jimmi
this is my cup of tea. good show!
rulez added on the 2004-07-30 15:15:07 by melw melw
Only the music destroys an overall excellent impression.
rulez added on the 2004-07-30 15:28:52 by sam sam
sucks added on the 2004-07-30 21:41:46 by tintoitaly tintoitaly
Very nice looking and I liked the music. Some parts lagged like hell for a while but I think I'll thumb it up anyway. Btw. Where's Will Smith? :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-30 22:11:00 by Vulture Vulture
i really prefer THAT music rather than boomboomboom techno crapp :/
added on the 2004-07-31 02:35:34 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
Any person telling this prod is not good, is just jealous... Design, SUPERB (congratulations Ithaqua!), graphics/3d, so good (great techno!), animation... better than ok, music is good enough even if it is not the typical prod song (this is why I think some people critic it). And about the two gfxs... shock and interface, you perfectly know I really love you and all your works :). One of the firsts spanish newschool prods that really impressed me. I hope you to continue with this level! Lots of thumbsups! Yeah!
rulez added on the 2004-07-31 22:53:26 by texel texel
Only word ! : OUch!!

nice speed, nice gfx, only good things!!

hop, yes i forget this : it was too short :-(

rulez added on the 2004-08-01 01:14:47 by bermudatatooine bermudatatooine
I finally watched it on another computer, since it crashes on my radeon 9000 mobility.... and I must admit that this demo FUCKING RULES!
great job guys...
seriously... fantastic...
rulez added on the 2004-08-01 06:54:16 by Nuclear Nuclear
the first scenes looked very promising but when I found out that there is no precache/"cache warming" routines written I got very dissapointed. So on my R9700 PRO every scene enters with a big slowdown. And I don't like 2fps on my card. There's a lot of visual bugs as well so a piggy from me. But It could rule If you would stay with the mood from beginning.
added on the 2004-08-01 14:10:49 by bonzaj bonzaj
rulez added on the 2004-08-01 23:48:23 by EviL EviL
got to watch it after a tip from ithaqua - upgrade to the 56.64 driver (yes, nvidia) and you're home free. :)

the demo was absolutely gorgeous :) great effects, scenes, graphics and flow.. just too bad the music isn't as good as it could be.
rulez added on the 2004-08-02 00:04:28 by gloom gloom
It was very nice, even if my computer isn't fast enough for it...
rulez added on the 2004-08-02 10:30:31 by skarab skarab
really good demo. fast and smooth throughout on my less than cutting edge home pc, nice fx and graphics and very well designed. the best "traditional demo style" demo i saw in ages. only bad things are the lighting on the girl, and the music - tune was ok, but it sounded rather low sound quality.
rulez added on the 2004-08-02 10:39:21 by smash smash
Your resistance is our future.
rulez added on the 2004-08-02 12:20:14 by tolemaC tolemaC
Another high quality demo from the best spanish group now :D Go this way! ;)
rulez added on the 2004-08-02 12:51:47 by KILE KILE
Simply great.
rulez added on the 2004-08-03 20:43:29 by utopian utopian
Great prod, and its oundtrack has been put into the brainwash rotation queue ;)
rulez added on the 2004-08-21 02:12:49 by T$ T$
With a better tune this could've been one of the demo-of-the-year-things.
rulez added on the 2004-08-26 21:30:52 by PinZa PinZa
For those who asked for a video version:
http://www.stravaganza.org/prods/sgz_arise.avi (512x384@60fps XVID+MP3, 119mb)

About some comments:
-It doesn't require a high-end cpu nor a pixelshader capable card. I developed it on a 1.5ghz cpu + geforce4MX 440 and it probably will run ok on a slower config (plain geforce1 or equivalent, and probably also slower cpu). Some parts require a lot of fillrate though.
The main problem is the RAM, it needs lots of it and I should've checked that. So on < 512mb configs there's a lot of memswapping going on, which is even worse than having a slow cpu or gfxcard.
-It won't run at 16bpp because It needs 8bits destination alpha which is only available at 32bpp. The destination alpha is used on the DOF effect.
-If it crashes try upgrading your drivers and/or emailing me the log.txt you get when you run the demo with the -log commandline option. That worked for some people :)

We want to change some things so maybe there'll be a final version.
added on the 2004-08-31 22:01:52 by ithaqua ithaqua
(works perfectly on GeForce4200ti +2xAA enabled)
this prod is very polished, finished, clean and cold, perhaps too much cold and it miss one important thing : emotions. it is very good and interesting technically but i had absolutly no emotions when seeing it. thumb up for the high level of the visuals.
rulez added on the 2004-09-13 11:26:51 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
rulez added on the 2004-09-13 12:25:00 by ninja ninja
This one is a total killer. Awesome. I´m watching it again and again and it just doesn´t stop to amaze me. Style, timing, visuals - everything just fits together!
And it looks great on R9500pro with 6xFSAA ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-09-13 22:49:14 by jackknife jackknife
nice one =)
rulez added on the 2004-09-14 21:41:32 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
really a shame about the music.. The rest was mostly great except a few repetitions here and there.
added on the 2004-09-14 23:13:13 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Vivid imagery.
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 02:30:55 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
perfect design, greatsound and fantastic Textures ;)
rulez added on the 2004-09-16 19:15:50 by wickedz wickedz
rulez added on the 2004-09-17 09:56:54 by jb jb
¡ fantástico !
rulez added on the 2004-09-17 11:26:09 by bLa bLa
rulez added on the 2004-10-15 17:32:09 by hurri hurri
Some parts are quite slow on my laptop but overall very enjoyable demo.
rulez added on the 2004-10-21 23:31:23 by dairos dairos
i love it, very high quality... good job
added on the 2004-10-24 00:30:44 by panoramix panoramix
This is.... DESIGN !
rulez added on the 2004-10-29 16:00:24 by Sanx Sanx
rulez added on the 2004-10-29 17:38:18 by MooZ MooZ
woooo, great!!! perfect design and music
rulez added on the 2004-11-08 10:41:10 by Biter Biter
a shocking answer to someones that use their artz (?) for commercial about something could be done without unnecessary p. & v. shitters...
rulez added on the 2004-11-16 21:12:47 by Acharad Acharad
Cool :-)
rulez added on the 2004-11-17 16:18:49 by Sesse Sesse
Code, graphics, design, music. Respect!

waiting for final, because there are some unpolished scenes and motions
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 16:19:36 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
At last I managed to see it. It reminded me of "This way", or perhaps it's the Stravaganza style (tm). With no doubt a great demo :)
rulez added on the 2005-01-06 17:38:02 by Spock Spock
Super impressive! Incredible effects, great music, great 2D, great concepts, great everything! How could I not give the thumb up?
rulez added on the 2005-01-08 23:58:12 by s_tec s_tec
rulez added on the 2005-01-09 00:52:07 by zomb zomb
rulez added on the 2005-01-09 01:04:42 by p01 p01
Was that a Diva?
the music, the sync, the design, eveything
well done.
rulez added on the 2005-01-09 01:24:12 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
some parts are extremely slow on my system, but at least works :)
and it's cool
rulez added on the 2005-01-09 02:30:49 by blala blala
this deserves a top 10 spot
rulez added on the 2005-01-09 03:23:41 by jazzman jazzman
Looks really nice!!
The character-animation is a bit noisy, I hope it'll be cleaned in a final version... I didn't like the music that much, but it was ok.
Overall, it still definitely rulez.
rulez added on the 2005-01-10 23:34:33 by remageFrs remageFrs
wow, I totally missed that when it was first released - kudos to fiver2 for pointing it out to me ;)

the music lacks a certain something, but I just love the rest.
rulez added on the 2005-01-31 09:15:47 by ryg ryg
great one.
rulez added on the 2005-01-31 11:21:29 by mizc mizc
rulez added on the 2005-02-21 18:02:01 by Quarryman Quarryman
rulez added on the 2005-02-21 18:29:04 by trigger trigger
We are the Borg. Resistance is futile!
rulez added on the 2005-02-21 18:46:55 by ham ham
Perhaps only missing thing is heavier realtime-generated meshes? Anyways it looks real nice, -1 accel but +2 looks so rulez vote :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 01:47:21 by winden winden
Good Demo, very good.
rulez added on the 2005-04-21 18:10:39 by Mr_Ed Mr_Ed
forgot to thumb this one
rulez added on the 2005-04-22 03:19:49 by madMixx madMixx
The greatest demo I've ever seen... and I'm a sci fi fan myself....
found this greater than this rotating cube mess that's been flying around...
rulez added on the 2005-05-07 18:11:38 by Revenge2K Revenge2K
i have seen much better demos ...
just i can't remember their names now...
rulez added on the 2005-05-09 22:46:55 by anesthetic anesthetic
friol: www.friol.tk

We already seen better web pages in 1980.
added on the 2005-05-17 14:09:04 by tolemaC tolemaC
rulez added on the 2005-05-24 20:20:11 by xeNusion xeNusion
One of my most profound demo experiences ever. I love it!
rulez added on the 2005-06-07 20:00:44 by Cohen Cohen
yep, very nice one
rulez added on the 2005-06-07 20:15:37 by RA RA
Very cute visuals.
rulez added on the 2005-06-11 15:18:23 by bdk bdk
Hm, I totally missed that great one.
rulez added on the 2005-06-29 00:36:41 by PigPen PigPen
This demo is a demonstration for demos.
rulez added on the 2005-07-08 00:01:06 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Fantastic demo: perfect balance between effects/design/colors/pace/... The girl scene could have been a bit shorter though.

One of the best pc demos i have seen.
rulez added on the 2005-07-11 12:55:48 by z5 z5
hmm.. "No opengl 1.2 compatible drivers installed"
hmm.. i have the latest catalyst installed and i coded some opengl 2.0 yesterday, so thats damn weird ;)
added on the 2005-07-14 08:04:27 by bzz bzz
hmm.. "No opengl 1.2 compatible drivers installed"
hmm.. i have the latest catalyst installed and i coded some opengl 2.0 yesterday, so thats damn weird ;)
and oh yeah, on radeon 9600 pro and some amd xp cpu..
added on the 2005-07-14 08:04:59 by bzz bzz
maybe SGZ watched a lot of mangas, but it is one of the BEST demos ever. only negative point: it is too short. i can't see enough of this animated girl =)
rulez added on the 2005-07-22 14:54:44 by bastArt77 bastArt77
I got to see this back when I was running an older version of the NVidia drivers. Now with 77.72, I get the same No OpenGL 1.2 compatible driver found error. Much deserved thumb up
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 18:08:57 by ngtflyer ngtflyer
I love it
rulez added on the 2005-08-06 14:02:48 by Spewk Spewk

by the way, "shadows of the mind.. classical mechanics cannot naturally accommodate consciousness..." but quantum mechanics can? ;)
rulez added on the 2005-08-19 20:47:15 by flexi flexi
Wow! Design and effects and music and pictures and....
rulez added on the 2005-08-19 21:05:47 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
For all those with the "No opengl 1.2 compatible driver installed" error, a fixed version is available using the same download link. I replaced the old one, which had a bug in the opengl extensions library I use and refused to run with opengl 2.0+ drivers.

Thanks to Gargaj for checking the sources and pointing me out where the error was.
added on the 2005-08-22 18:39:36 by ithaqua ithaqua
it works again \o/
added on the 2005-08-22 20:32:07 by zoom zoom
yay \o/ Now I can finally watch this on a decent computer :) Will you fix your other prods as well? I'd love to see Decadentia again as well..
added on the 2005-08-22 20:36:27 by Preacher Preacher
Preacher: all other prods have also been fixed. I didn't put any message there because nobody complained :)
added on the 2005-08-22 22:26:16 by ithaqua ithaqua
added on the 2005-08-22 22:36:12 by Preacher Preacher
sometimes you wake up and the birds are singing..
rulez added on the 2005-09-14 08:49:56 by Gaia Gaia
Hmmm .. when I click on Stravaganza link I get “Unable to determine IP address from host name for www.stravaganza.org ”. The version that is available in mirror sites has OpenGL 1.2 bug so I can’t watch it at the moment. Waiting until Stravaganza home site is working ... Anyway… very nice production as I remember the times when I had old NVidia drivers. One of the best. Good code, design, music. but I don’t like drawn pictures.
rulez added on the 2005-09-26 09:20:35 by skowron skowron
SKR: Sorry we're currently pointing our domain to the wrong ip. Meanwhile try here.
added on the 2005-09-26 17:31:37 by ithaqua ithaqua
Thanks for the update! Nice to watch this again!
added on the 2005-09-29 03:43:47 by ngtflyer ngtflyer
Excellent, amazing, ...
rulez added on the 2005-11-07 17:33:02 by Cj Cj
great design, great music, great compo
rulez added on the 2005-11-09 00:29:21 by denokan denokan
BB Image
best demo !!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2005-11-27 15:07:00 by wie8 wie8
just re-watched it on dtv - awesome zick too!
added on the 2006-01-12 23:02:11 by bdk bdk
rulez added on the 2006-01-27 16:03:21 by kelsey kelsey
Great One, only music not really my listening taste
rulez added on the 2006-01-27 16:15:10 by Sapphire Sapphire
had this on repeat for long time. it's very good. :)
rulez added on the 2006-03-05 02:00:20 by blackpawn blackpawn
Just saw this on demoscene.tv. KILLER!
rulez added on the 2006-04-16 11:45:35 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
This is certainly a group witch i will draw inspiration from
rulez added on the 2006-04-25 04:09:39 by Jae686 Jae686
My god - this is awesome!
rulez added on the 2006-04-28 15:34:30 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
in stravaganza we trust!
rulez added on the 2006-05-27 23:22:17 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2006-05-27 23:25:26 by hunta hunta
Resistance is VERY VERY futile!!
rulez added on the 2006-07-03 01:02:53 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
Some nice 3d scenes, at least the first one. Not even slightly original though..
rulez added on the 2006-07-19 09:57:19 by kurli kurli
rulez added on the 2006-07-19 09:58:50 by chenmy! chenmy!
Resistance is futile!
rulez added on the 2006-08-24 12:44:49 by eye eye
Maybe not unique in some respects, but still it does what it should, and it does it good. This is a winner demo.
rulez added on the 2006-08-24 13:14:30 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
KHOOL! DOF&Other stuff, music is cheap, some parts are too simple but overall is GREAT!
rulez added on the 2006-09-18 15:13:35 by _xiod_ _xiod_
rulez added on the 2006-09-18 15:14:41 by wb wb
Some parts of it I recognize as a very good exhibition of games industry related skills. I don't, however, recognize these parts as a demo - as in demo proper. But there are enough 2d- and effect oriented scenes to keep me happy, so...
rulez added on the 2007-01-11 18:00:01 by Archmage Archmage
Really god one. The music is soso, but the visuals are really great.
rulez added on the 2007-01-11 18:50:42 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2007-01-27 16:56:13 by prm prm
rulez added on the 2007-02-05 00:12:10 by neuralnet neuralnet
Meh. Would like to bump up the resolution on this one. Great work.
rulez added on the 2007-03-30 14:52:17 by Chattermouth Chattermouth
rulez added on the 2007-03-30 17:01:32 by src src
Great demo! I think it offers several of the most beautiful scenes worth seeing even as screen shots – for instance the under water bucket balls or the mechanical parts in the fuzzy green. And I love the scenes that remember a little bit in Chris Cunningham’s work. Thumb up!
rulez added on the 2007-05-09 09:44:30 by Admiral^Elyssis Admiral^Elyssis
I love this. Especialy the first part with the DOF effect. One of the best DOF I effects in a demo. Even if it is 3 years old ;)
rulez added on the 2007-06-02 03:23:53 by xernobyl xernobyl
The first part is very well done, and is my favorite part of the demo.
rulez added on the 2007-06-03 03:55:37 by Nezbie Nezbie
Bloody hell, this one blew me away - just awesome.
added on the 2007-07-24 10:57:42 by hashdash hashdash
rulez added on the 2007-07-24 10:58:22 by hashdash hashdash
Magnificient Demo!
´Resistance is futile´
rulez added on the 2007-07-29 06:50:11 by gentleman gentleman
it's close to a piggy but i'll still give it tu just for being epic.
rulez added on the 2007-08-13 08:37:28 by piksi piksi
This blew me away when I first saw it - energetic and beautifully designed. Not a single second wasted, everything moves at a fast clip. Good soundtrack by Wonder as well...
rulez added on the 2007-08-25 22:39:25 by Stebo Stebo
Music + visuals rocks.
rulez added on the 2007-12-09 16:45:53 by neoneye neoneye
I wholeheartedly love this production!
rulez added on the 2007-12-27 02:18:40 by ferris ferris
Very powerful visuals.
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 14:03:56 by zefyros zefyros
just watched it again
love it
full of energy and entertainment
added on the 2008-01-24 14:13:43 by superplek superplek
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 14:31:29 by chromag chromag
Very nice prod !
rulez added on the 2008-04-22 17:49:56 by Anat Anat
One of the best Demos on Win ever in my eyes!..
All perfect!
rulez added on the 2008-04-22 17:55:30 by doC doC
As nice & amazing as it was four years ealier.
rulez added on the 2008-04-28 14:40:32 by untel untel
Still one of my favourites. I love the how ...epic? or something everything from the music to the sync to the visuals is.
rulez added on the 2008-08-20 03:15:15 by stijn stijn
great blur!
rulez added on the 2008-08-21 16:54:02 by Majak Majak
rulez added on the 2008-08-21 17:13:57 by RRROAR RRROAR
Definately very enjoyable, yes!
rulez added on the 2008-08-21 17:16:28 by Puryx Puryx
rulez added on the 2008-08-22 00:00:06 by Alpha C Alpha C

rulez added on the 2008-11-04 18:10:51 by relias abardon relias abardon
Absolutely brilliant design and direction. Wow!
rulez added on the 2008-11-18 22:00:21 by Mystra Mystra
great one.
rulez added on the 2008-12-01 11:40:06 by Proteque Proteque
rulez added on the 2008-12-01 12:26:40 by Optima Optima
one of my all time favourites
rulez added on the 2009-01-04 11:32:49 by tH4b0Mb tH4b0Mb
Strange, was pretty sure I already voted for that one :)
rulez added on the 2009-01-04 12:01:13 by Dbug Dbug
hell, yes.
rulez added on the 2009-01-18 18:25:26 by SiR SiR
I never watched it before testing SGZ demotool.... whooo... it rocks !

Perfect on all aspects...
rulez added on the 2009-02-22 13:49:57 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
Pretty nice I say!
rulez added on the 2009-02-23 21:11:58 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2009-04-05 16:49:28 by vestige vestige
one of my favorite demos
rulezcdc added on the 2009-04-22 21:33:26 by zeroshift zeroshift
rulez added on the 2009-05-04 19:25:22 by unc unc
Nice one.
added on the 2009-05-05 18:44:59 by Maissi Maissi
always enjoyed this one, very smooth and great upbeat pace with just the right flow :)

1280x720 h264 MP4
rulez added on the 2010-03-03 06:00:40 by keito keito
what keito said
rulez added on the 2010-05-03 20:00:07 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2010-05-10 01:35:53 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
Strange, but really stylish.
rulez added on the 2010-08-04 11:19:28 by closed closed
Nice focal blur, nice modelling, nice sync! Thumb up!
rulez added on the 2010-08-04 11:39:40 by baah baah
great pacing, models, dof. Some really pleasing design in parts like the strip of blur across the classic demoscene arbitrary rotating shapes, the cut text, and the way the group name is presented at the end. Not sure about the bondage robot mixing in and out towards the end though. That art was great but reshowing it was unnecessary.
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 03:22:44 by Claw Claw
rulez added on the 2011-01-13 13:03:18 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
A bit repetitive, but what a neat demo!
rulez added on the 2011-05-14 16:21:55 by Zavie Zavie
Neat, indeed.
rulez added on the 2011-05-14 16:45:12 by LLB LLB
Interesting visuals and great synced musix/soundfx!

Made a Highres Youtube rip for it:
Arise by Stravaganza (1080p)
rulez added on the 2011-07-11 10:42:58 by anni anni
Simply the best group ever. I hope to see a new prod one day
added on the 2011-07-11 11:51:50 by nytrik nytrik
Quality stuff!
rulez added on the 2011-07-11 12:11:20 by Frost Frost
nice demo, but not so nice music
added on the 2012-01-01 19:06:05 by Frequent Frequent
Was SURE i thumbed this!
rulez added on the 2012-02-14 17:56:21 by Deus Deus
great demo but not so great music.
Music has some problems (like the drums) imo, but doesn't overall detract from the enjoyment. Top notch stuff otherwise, great design, direction and visuals.
rulez added on the 2012-08-01 22:25:45 by noby noby
resistance is futile!
rulez added on the 2012-08-01 22:32:53 by xTr1m xTr1m
Woah oO
rulez added on the 2012-08-01 22:36:09 by revival revival
good classic!
rulez added on the 2012-08-01 23:00:21 by bonzaj bonzaj
Yep, very good demo and a good mix between 3d scenes and 2d art.
rulez added on the 2012-08-01 23:21:04 by ok3anos ok3anos
A tune where you're not sure if it actually has lyrics and yells at you for being lame, design you're not sure they had timetravel as it still looks slick nine years after, and all that has been said. This thing, would get the cake.
rulez added on the 2013-03-14 02:42:29 by mog mog
indeed, it's still looking as fresh as on the first day, after nine years. <3
added on the 2013-05-24 11:06:28 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2013-07-24 19:29:05 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Music is bad, really bad. The rest is close to awesome.
rulez added on the 2013-07-29 19:44:48 by maytz maytz
Really cool demo, nicely designed as usual. And I don't think the music is that bad.
rulez added on the 2014-05-07 01:16:50 by StingRay StingRay
Forgotton thumb.
rulez added on the 2014-07-03 02:32:47 by Salinga Salinga
nice. not breath taking but really nice.
rulez added on the 2015-03-08 10:04:29 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Aged well.
rulez added on the 2015-10-05 04:58:51 by moozooh moozooh
Resistance is futile!
rulez added on the 2016-06-18 10:36:25 by golem golem
this is still so great to watch.
rulez added on the 2020-04-25 21:09:21 by hollowone hollowone
i admit im obsessed with this kind of aesthetic
rulez added on the 2020-06-08 21:42:10 by Flashira Flashira
banger, but i dislike the music honestly
rulez added on the 2022-07-10 11:19:08 by wrighter wrighter
still holds up pretty well all these years later
rulez added on the 2023-04-16 00:40:29 by infinitysnapz infinitysnapz

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