Mona Lisa Overdrive by Motion
screenshot added by EarlGrey on 2005-08-16 20:36:42
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release date : october 1990
release party : No Limits & IMP 666 Party 1990
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 9th
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popularity : 50%
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added on the 2005-08-16 20:36:42 by EarlGrey EarlGrey

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"The first sine-scroller on a HAM picture". But the HAM picture alone was worth the watch! ;-)
rulez added on the 2005-08-16 20:38:41 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
You should know that it is of course technically impossible make a scroller over a HAM-picture. I love impossible effects.

Pretty tacky picture by the way... Reflects the mind of the coder, I suspect.
rulez added on the 2005-08-16 21:04:16 by Hyde Hyde
so, how is it done then? :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-17 00:09:35 by parcelshit parcelshit
Heh, I remember this, but for some reason I think I got it confused years later with 'Mona Lisa was a Man' ... Anyway. Impossible FX rule, yes (:
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rulez added on the 2005-08-17 03:53:48 by Buckethead Buckethead
My first computer was an Atari ST and _every_ ST demo featured "impossible" effects (such as e.g. sync- or parallax-scrolling, "fullscreen", sampled soundseffects, ..)!
So I was quite used to impossible kind of stuff when I moved to the Amiga.
added on the 2005-08-17 18:33:54 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
HAMtastic fun.
rulez added on the 2005-08-17 19:47:24 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
parapete: The scroller says something like "only sprites makes it possible", ; )
added on the 2005-08-19 11:06:07 by Hyde Hyde
Still rocks! :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-02 05:28:07 by StingRay StingRay
I made this effect by multiplexing sprites, it was my first real demo (although I had made some unreleased shit before). I think I had just a couple of HAM pictures to choose from, one was a scan of some classic oilpainting then this, and then some -- let's say less 'tasteful' pictures of girls ;-) I remember spending a day to re-invent the bubblesort algorithm (I never had the need to sort numbers before) to figure out which order to re-use the sprites in. Of course I later joined Andromeda and made some better demos (Point Blank) and some re-used code like fast circle drawer, trackloader etc.
added on the 2006-12-13 22:22:50 by deft deft
Heh. nice to see the original coder commenting here. :D Point Blank is a very cool demo as well! :)
added on the 2006-12-13 22:32:02 by StingRay StingRay
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rulez added on the 2011-08-26 12:12:16 by FreeClipTV FreeClipTV
+ The picture reminds me of those sexy HAM pics in the days ;)

+ The sine-scroller on a ham picture, whether it was the 1st ever made or not, is super smooth and cool.

+ And it is Amiga of course.
rulez added on the 2017-05-29 13:13:36 by AlienTech AlienTech
I had this picture on my machine at some time.

And wasn't Mona Lisa Overdrive also the title of a Juno Reactor track from the Matrix?

Thumbs for sprites on top of Ham mode. I noticed that on aga atleast you can have sprites use another set of colors than the ham base palette colors making them totally independent of the underlying picture.
rulez added on the 2017-05-29 15:21:58 by rloaderro rloaderro
HAM demos had its unique atmosphere...
rulez added on the 2017-07-04 01:45:50 by sim sim
rulez added on the 2017-07-04 01:54:45 by Fell Fell
Nice one.
rulez added on the 2018-08-09 23:45:05 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas

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