Traction by Traction [web]
screenshot added by tomaes on 2004-12-29 09:57:05
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release date : december 2004
release party : the Ultimate Meeting 2004
compo : pc demo
ranked : 5th
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popularity : 68%
  • 0.66
alltime top: #1279
added on the 2004-12-29 09:57:05 by tomaes tomaes

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This is so not-bigscreen-approved that it actually rocks. :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 10:10:16 by tomaes tomaes
this one rock ...really
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 10:29:36 by nytrik nytrik
Living, breathing b&w objects are in my computer ? Heh, impressive. But not thumbing this experience up, because it is too simply, it could be a 64k intro, not a demo...

so piggie, but it is a "good" piggie
I didn't get this one at all... please tell me what the idea behind this is :)
added on the 2004-12-29 11:00:09 by violator violator
"Anm. d. Red. : Die langweiligsten 2:30 ihres Lebens"

sucks added on the 2004-12-29 11:05:18 by nufan nufan
I think it's cool.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 11:31:14 by irvin irvin
Now here's the kind of "art" demo I like. No embarassing poetry, no flashing static nonsense, no "idm". Keep up the good work :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 11:43:16 by break break
nice work preach ;)
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 11:52:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 12:03:08 by Buckethead Buckethead
looks nice, interesting music.. but it just doesn't fit together. maybe i didn't get it..
sucks added on the 2004-12-29 12:24:04 by nula nula
really different and special! great one!
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 12:39:37 by dipswitch dipswitch
some damn good fx, but the music sucks, so piggy.
added on the 2004-12-29 13:34:02 by bzz bzz
The beauty of mathematics
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 13:40:15 by wayfinder wayfinder
DL link is broken here :(
added on the 2004-12-29 13:47:34 by kohai kohai
Loved this.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 14:06:41 by zomb zomb
Poetry in motion
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 14:08:46 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
pretty cool
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 14:59:53 by teel teel
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 16:01:30 by uns3en_ uns3en_
I don't have much of a life, but I sure as hell have better things to do than watch this demo to the end.
sucks added on the 2004-12-29 16:11:15 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Usually I really like Traction demos, but this one is an exception.
sucks added on the 2004-12-29 17:09:50 by Corial Corial
I don't think i'm gonna watch it again, but it was a pleasant and .. different .. trip.
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 17:28:37 by Duckers Duckers
quite inspiring idea, realization lacks some dynamism (or interactivity) ... good overall
added on the 2004-12-29 17:44:13 by _-_-__ _-_-__
After watching it again at home I give it a rules.

It was boring like shit at the party. But it has a very cool athmosphere and a unique look. But ppl shouldn't release stuff like this on a "party".

Nice typography!
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 19:52:37 by elend elend
One of the coolest demos in a long while. utmost respect!
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 20:34:12 by uncle-x uncle-x
nice fx, nice overlaywork.. too bad the b/w and dull soundtrack doesnt make it a killer
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 21:38:23 by post malone post malone
fresh ideas, but hmm, i don't like the music. = piggy
added on the 2004-12-29 22:02:05 by prost prost
Beautiful! But damn why it is so short? The scenes are very interesting. I think I'll show it to my differential geometry profesor :). I want to cooperate when there will be a sequel!! :D
rulez added on the 2004-12-29 23:46:56 by bonzaj bonzaj
I just discussed this with uncle-x. It's a taste issue.
sucks added on the 2004-12-30 01:57:10 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
design and some effects cool.
however, a bit boring.
added on the 2004-12-30 03:14:53 by got got
Very mysterious and alluring. Visuals are stylish and clinical, perfection wouldve been a better framerate. Looking forward to more !
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 05:57:54 by rayro rayro
hmm i wonder if wouldnt it look better with negative colors... nice work preacher, could have been even abit better in places, but tis pretty nice overall. didnt you were into this kind of stuff.
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 06:42:51 by psenough psenough
Let me guess... It didnt rank to good, so the finns went around and complained how everyone did-not-get-the-picture of this superb demo wich nobody really understood it should do to anything.

Obviously all the voters mustve been gamerlamers blablablablabla..
sucks added on the 2004-12-30 10:04:36 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
One of the best highlights this year and definitely super chilling in the middle of the bassdrum-pounding TUM democompos.
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 11:46:32 by dixan dixan
Good execution, but too slow for my taste, and bored me to death during the compo
added on the 2004-12-30 14:46:37 by shash shash
not really a partykicker demo, but one of the bests of that styles. too bad party folk didn't seem to appreciate it too well
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 15:10:16 by shadez shadez
slowpaced black&white wireframe simply sucks, whatever you do with it. face it.
it was very hard to resist the temptation of pressing esc...
sucks added on the 2004-12-30 15:12:45 by blala blala
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 15:13:39 by mrdoob mrdoob
Concept is god and like Floppy's Dream Equazion(/url] and [url=http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=10181] Dream Equation 2, wich were much better in my eyes, especially the first one.
The demo is interesting, but it lacks in music and the design with the white background over the whole runningtime.
added on the 2004-12-30 15:35:18 by checkoff checkoff
...and if i can't write, i have to do it again :)

Concept is good and like Floppy's Dream Equazion and Dream Equation 2, wich were much better in my eyes, especially the first one.
The demo is interesting, but it lacks in music and the design with the white background over the whole runningtime.
added on the 2004-12-30 15:38:25 by checkoff checkoff
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 16:14:04 by pan pan
the organizers' comment was pure lameness! how the hell could they afford to do such pre-judiction like that?
added on the 2004-12-30 18:18:25 by shadez shadez
very nice (you might be first at tum...)
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 18:54:50 by xlthlx xlthlx
previous comment from me was written by dips actually :)
added on the 2004-12-30 19:12:11 by dipswitch dipswitch
or me.. :)
added on the 2004-12-30 19:14:17 by shadez shadez
it looked like my math homework
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 19:20:21 by okkie okkie
great conceptional demo!!
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 19:40:19 by v3nom v3nom
added on the 2004-12-30 19:40:40 by v3nom v3nom
totaly stunning! this was different, and i loved it :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 20:05:03 by quisten quisten
i had nightmares like this when i was studying advanced math 3-4 years ago... =) actually, the direction rocked. But it could be MUCH better with the proper soundtrack... Anyway, thumb up for being different.
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 20:08:25 by t1_ t1_
definite classic, and yes, definite tastebreaker.
oh look, it's Art(tm)
added on the 2004-12-30 20:45:49 by gloom gloom
"Anm. d. Red. : Die langweiligsten 2:30 ihres Lebens"
one of my favourites from the compo!
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 21:44:50 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
a few nice details in there, but it seemed to be missing something to tie the different parts together. or perhaps I just missed it. So, IMO not great, but a thumb for atleast trying something original -- best in the compo.
rulez added on the 2004-12-31 00:36:00 by sang-soo sang-soo
Cute, but a bit long.
added on the 2004-12-31 02:08:05 by sagacity sagacity
Great idea, but I'd loved more use of typography and faster fx, it gets a bit boring in some scenes. Good work! :)
rulez added on the 2004-12-31 13:55:44 by yero yero
Boring :P
added on the 2004-12-31 23:39:29 by dairos dairos
not a partystarter, but the different effects do pretty interesting stuff.. I liked it
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 20:46:33 by loaderror loaderror
visuals rock. music could be better.
still, rulez above any 3dtest.exe demos.
rulez added on the 2005-01-01 20:52:34 by nosfe nosfe
I'm in trouble because of this one ... :) First i don't like it, sloow, boring, etc...etc...
But after a while (few hours later) i check it again and starts to enjoy the mood and the atmosphere of the demo. I think i should give a thumb up ...
rulez added on the 2005-01-03 16:46:39 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
good enough
added on the 2005-01-03 21:13:11 by zeebr zeebr
I second yero
rulez added on the 2005-01-04 17:13:43 by zoom zoom
i read in hugi that preacher thinks the design of this demo sucks!!!


rulez added on the 2005-02-04 15:30:30 by skrebbel skrebbel
yes, it's boring.
sucks added on the 2005-02-04 16:53:37 by kempy kempy
Skrebbel, it's black'n'white, not RGB colors ;)
(and as far as the design goes, I'm not completely satisfied with it. But hey, I'm lazy)
added on the 2005-02-04 17:20:38 by Preacher Preacher
This is the most creative thing I've seen in a long time. It has an amazing atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2005-02-16 03:57:24 by s_tec s_tec
its simplicity is the key!
Is it supposed to run at like 1fps? I couldn't take after about a minute anymore. Escape to the rescue.
added on the 2005-02-18 02:19:29 by troll troll
This is the sunday afternoon math homework feeling brought to new extremes :)
rulez added on the 2005-02-27 08:47:14 by Paralax Paralax
GOD! this shit rocked my mind and my fukin ass. I get stuck stared right to my funkin screen, like viewing a surrealisthic DehaVú of some other guy's mind.
Nice atmo & rythm, minimalistic at its best!
rulez added on the 2005-03-02 22:28:09 by JaK JaK
Hmm, the music should've somehow resonated more with the minimalistic visuals in my opinion. Still, this was something fresh and different.
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 02:15:17 by PinZa PinZa
I love the design, the atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2005-07-10 17:32:28 by kaukojouko kaukojouko
Mature work.
Nice to see your progress, guys.
rulez added on the 2005-07-17 13:55:21 by Frozzy Frozzy
we love you.
soundtrack: a little more volume on the overtones; would have been a coup de cour.
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 02:59:25 by Gaia Gaia
rulez added on the 2005-09-30 00:52:23 by rmeht rmeht
rulez added on the 2005-10-11 20:42:15 by wie8 wie8

Perhaps the soundtrack was a bit, hmm, "heavy" contrasted to the "lighter" visuals but still coolness.
rulez added on the 2005-11-27 11:03:56 by jobe jobe
This one is very special in atmosphere.
Thumb up for increasing the variety of demos.
rulez added on the 2005-12-07 01:51:59 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
rulez added on the 2006-01-11 14:21:09 by bzz bzz
could be a killer 64k.
rulez added on the 2006-01-12 15:17:12 by anesthetic anesthetic
Someone please make me quality ambient small enough to fit in 64k (and provide me the synth, or I can use tinyfmod), and I'll gladly translate more of these funny mathematical worlds in my head on the screen ;)
added on the 2006-01-12 15:23:50 by Preacher Preacher
The atmosphere is something like awesome. The design, only gridlines just ownz. The music fit definitely very well.
rulez added on the 2006-01-12 15:31:13 by iks iks
slow, but most of the scenes are soo beautiful and the soundtrack is perfect
rulez added on the 2006-01-12 15:41:08 by hollowman hollowman
"cold and some dangerous" feelings because of visuals and sound - but i like the idea of "out of this world feelings" which are produced through this one :) Nice :)
rulez added on the 2006-01-31 00:04:45 by Sapphire Sapphire
rulez added on the 2006-04-03 22:05:41 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
a few very good and simple ideas
rulez added on the 2006-07-17 20:01:23 by kurli kurli
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 14:48:12 by hardi hardi
really like it, minimalistic yet beautiful
is there more of this?
rulez added on the 2006-09-28 18:53:16 by Dr_Jekyll Dr_Jekyll
This is heavy!! ...My kind of demo - you could take that minimalism so much further though.
rulez added on the 2006-10-30 14:33:24 by mg mg
so boring !
added on the 2007-03-09 17:58:32 by sokoban sokoban
Strange one... really, it's quite shit, but the atmosphere makes it sooo much more than the sum of the parts it becomes a definite keeper.
rulez added on the 2007-07-12 13:08:03 by psonice psonice
Different, but really too slow/boring...really!
universal language
rulez added on the 2007-11-29 21:44:43 by 0rel 0rel
it's great when you still discover stuff from time to time! i totally adore this minimal style!
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 17:01:45 by orange orange
pretty neat
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 17:29:02 by parcelshit parcelshit
Nice concept, but too slowpaced for my taste.
added on the 2008-04-27 21:46:53 by Alpha C Alpha C
Soothing disturbance in black on white.
rulez added on the 2011-04-17 23:10:27 by rutra80 rutra80
Abstract beauty in white
rulez added on the 2012-01-04 22:24:23 by Frequent Frequent
The demo itself is not more worth than a piggie for me. but the music is pure awesomeness.
rulez added on the 2012-02-08 10:45:17 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
added on the 2012-02-08 11:18:14 by raer raer
The quintessential Traction demo :), and probably the best and most complete one to implement this visual concept. Lääh lääh.
rulez added on the 2012-04-17 08:11:47 by noby noby
This sure must have sucked on the big screen, especially when all the other demos deliver party mood.

However at home, with a cup of coffee it's damn enjoyable, watched it first without reading the NFO and it left me a bit puzzled what it tried to transport. The second watch was with psenoughs idea of inverting the colours, which is a piece of cake when downloading the vid from yt - and pushing a checkbox in vlc.
And it was, well,- darker - it did fit the mood more, though somehow it didn't feel right either - more like pleasing the dark soundtrack by using the obvious choice of colours.

Overall, I find this demo effective, in a matter of using almost nothing - to achieve a mood, sure I might be reading too much into it - but hey..

Soundtrack, though setting a neat atmostphere, was my cup of tea - especially the singing parts.

Thumb up for being brave, and different.
rulez added on the 2013-05-25 15:29:54 by mog mog
I tried it with a black background, but it somehow felt "wrong". The white creates a cleaner, more pure vision of reverberating space, which was what I was after here.

It's a matter of taste, of course, but I don't necessarily agree with the big screen argument. Sure, a lot of people will probably find it boring (and the organizer's comment reflects on that), but I'd rather watch a hundred ambient flybys than rasterbars made with OpenGL or run-of-the-mill trance demos. Besides, a boring demo is a great time to go get a beer refill :D

I somehow tried to revisit this aesthetic with Rowan Berries, and I try again at some point.
added on the 2013-05-25 15:44:40 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2013-12-31 00:18:57 by T$ T$
Your instincts are really good, Preacher from 11 years ago.
rulez added on the 2015-08-20 08:58:44 by andr00 andr00
Bold and pretty interesting. The soundtrack might have been a bit too gloomy.
rulez added on the 2015-11-19 15:31:12 by cce cce
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