September And Snowfall by Traction [web]
screenshot added by tomaes on 2005-09-18 09:59:27
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release date : september 2005
release party : Stream 2005
compo : combined demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 66%
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added on the 2005-09-18 09:33:57 by Preacher Preacher

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It bugged during the competition. If it runs too fast (the guitar part in the music doesn't start along with the grass part, but ~15 seconds before), please let me know your configuration so that I could fix the bug (strange one..). Thanks :)
added on the 2005-09-18 09:36:25 by Preacher Preacher
not sure if it's a conscious move of not, i smell the scent of iconosglast. nevertheless, an enjoyable morning for a sunday morning, makes the autumn feel all not so bad at all. feels also a bit rushed and unfinished, but still way on the better side of the production lane.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 10:12:20 by melw melw
couple effects/scenes still needed work/sync.
but its pretty damn nice overall.
some old effects nicely reused but not abused and all..
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 10:35:59 by psenough psenough
I'm satisfied with the result and don't see anything to rework. Keep it as it is because it's pretty well done.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 10:48:55 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
looks in some parts unfinished.
but there's a lot of nice made stuff in it
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 10:50:08 by las las
some beautiful effects...sound is excellent also....brrr..winter is coming..
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 11:04:12 by 4kum4 4kum4
usually i don't like this particlestyledemos you know what i mean, but damn, you guys managed to do it again! you never stop to amaze me with your easy brilliant stuff. just don't stop with whatever you are doing.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 11:24:10 by bzz bzz
great stuff
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 11:41:53 by red red
One of my fav demos this year, so far.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 11:51:28 by dixan dixan
- the music has a few bum notes and tuning issues in a small number of places :| but was otherwise good. (and different)
- the nice effects (like the flashing particley bits) were largely already seen before in one or other of traction's asm demo entries. 2002 or 2003?
- some of the other things in it, like the line grass, didnt really look good at all.

generally with traction prods the fx content is simple, but it's held together by good design and excellent transitions and mood which make it far more than the sum of it's parts, and it's rarely bad looking. this time some parts are a bit bad looking, there arent many good transitions at all, and the colours arent as attractive as usual.
blame the evil known as "rush job"?
added on the 2005-09-18 12:44:33 by smash smash
Very nice soundtrack, that itself deserves a thumb up.
I expected this to be something more noire, september and snowfall are usually metaphores of passing away, or somehing like that. But it has a different, but snowfallish and septemberish atmosphere. Something I'd love to watch on a demoshow in the middle of the night, when everyone is sleepy. :)

A little too much of black for me, I would've made some nice backdrops for the snowfall scene, for example, but besides from that, it's great.

Nice job, guys.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 12:52:10 by kelsey kelsey
a silent way to start my sunday. lovin' it.. this warms up the bad ass september day a little bit. thanks!
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 13:41:29 by unlock unlock
best demo i have seen in the last months
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 13:54:54 by trigger trigger
some nice ideas and interesting music
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 13:59:52 by parcelshit parcelshit
Good work, i luv particles :)
Demo was kind of slow in the beginning, but the effects got more interesting all the time. The snow in the end didnt give me any feeling of depth, but over all it is worth a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 14:20:51 by saida saida
reused stuff ? who cares !
So simple, so marvelous ... very cool feeling, and the music is awesome
Keep it up, we like your stuff :)
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 14:26:14 by kohai kohai
I want it to look like dawn, but all i get is dusk :P
Didn´t notice anything out of sync due to the music that made me sleep a little.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 15:37:51 by r0XX0r r0XX0r
Thanks for your encouraging comments :) If possible, I'd appreciate if someone with win95/98 would test it and tell me if the timer bugs there. It might be a windows version related issue..

I guess this demo could summed in one sentence: If only I'd had a week more. Also, some of the effects are a bit less than stellar because, well, they are the effects that were left out from other productions..
added on the 2005-09-18 15:58:20 by Preacher Preacher
They know how to do cool effects!
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 16:02:13 by zoom zoom
nice demo, i particular love those line effects and the grass+flower sequence!
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 16:28:41 by rawhed rawhed
great effects, music and atmosphere.. but yeah, some parts (like in the end) seem a bit unfinished
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 16:59:39 by cj7 cj7
It was quite enjoyable. Not even close to tractions best, but ok enough. Will decide if its a piggie or rulez when i see it working properly.
added on the 2005-09-18 17:00:56 by uncle-x uncle-x
Me like. Me also will test on something crap and report results (: This may be 'in 20 years' however.
mood, sleekness & fluidity.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 19:47:00 by keith303 keith303
Straight into my "what's a demo" folder.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 20:11:52 by Gargaj Gargaj
Thanks for the comments for the music on my side also, especially smash. I was just - in the end of making it - too tired to hear the tiny(?) tuning problems. :) ... and yeah, it's with a sideproject handle so I was thinking of maybe collectin' up a demo of some sort... later on.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 20:22:55 by PinZa PinZa
very good effects, music really supports it
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 21:46:54 by pohar pohar
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 21:57:47 by keops keops
i found my texture, hurray! good demo :)
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 22:32:44 by post malone post malone
i like several effects like the sparkling things and the lights here and there, also the music doesn't start too impressive but turns interesting during the playing.
congratulations for introducing and keeping your own style :)
Some really cool effects here. As some people said, it's not Traction's best, but very enjoyable anyway.
rulez added on the 2005-09-18 23:13:59 by ithaqua ithaqua
Not everything fits 100% but still very nice work!
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 00:18:25 by beavis77 beavis77
I thought it would be another cliched art video with a typical Aphex style track, but I was pleasantly surprised and really loved this demo.
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 01:34:46 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
nice one, the effect during the greetings was in "I Am" too right ?

I love that pulsing DNA strand, do a standalone of that :)

great math and code tricks as usual and great mood
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 03:06:50 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Great job, design and mood.
Runs smooth on AMD 64Bit, excellent visuals.
Autumn isn't that bad now.
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 03:38:06 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
I just love the music, any url of unpacked ? (or I will just rip off that mp3 by hand from this .pak :>)

About visuals: I think fiat-homo was slightly better (or there is something wrong with my old trustworthy geforce2 :)).
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 03:48:04 by tomkh tomkh
nice music and style, some hard edges i didnt like, but the rest was rather good
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 08:57:20 by quisten quisten
music is really good but a bit hilarious at times which spoils the mood a little and i don't like the colours at some parts. or that font. but overall, a very nice demo with very original effects and atmosphere. propsit!
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 11:44:21 by chavez chavez
If possible, I'd appreciate if someone with win95/98 would test it and tell me if the timer bugs there. It might be a windows version related issue..

No bugs. Except for the usual fmod cracking. Also nice demo.
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 11:51:40 by tomaes tomaes
It's Traction alright, but definitely not their best ;)
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 13:45:11 by teel teel
Wow!!! Rulezzz!!!
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 13:48:35 by zeebr zeebr
looks good in that special traction way :) liked the colors, music and the mood of the thing. i think it needs couple of more 3d-looking parts put together in the same way.
rulez added on the 2005-09-19 15:29:23 by rock rock
good music, but i didnt like all of the visuals. the grass was quite beautiful though
added on the 2005-09-19 16:57:28 by hollowman hollowman
the music was great. some of the effects looked nice, others looked like total crap (the green/brown ball-thingies? i mean.. come on..:)
added on the 2005-09-19 21:06:32 by gloom gloom
some of the effects in the beginning were so butt-ugly i wanted to press esc, but the music and the visuals kinda raised to an acceptable level towards the end. a few interesting ideas codewise, otherwise completely average
added on the 2005-09-20 01:50:33 by Duckers Duckers
a solid performance by traction. Lots of material there, and I enjoyed the music.

rulez added on the 2005-09-20 10:10:39 by Navis Navis
whoa! traction did it again... (music is not the strongest part this time, but done well :)
rulez added on the 2005-09-20 13:01:28 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Very fun to watch.
rulez added on the 2005-09-20 15:15:02 by hurri hurri
All right! I'm really happy to see that particle effects are today's main area of interest. Maybe not as stunning as in mfx/kewlers demos but this is still really interesting! Keep up the good work!
rulez added on the 2005-09-21 01:13:04 by bonzaj bonzaj
some stuff I've seen before- but I love the product anyway a well put together demo :) musix was intigral part me thinks :)
rulez added on the 2005-09-21 07:35:05 by wham wham
calm with sweet snow
rulez added on the 2005-09-21 08:06:03 by Buckethead Buckethead
nice demo.
the music was good.
and some scene was nice.
rulez added on the 2005-09-24 03:28:26 by got got
particle effects and AAlines rule!
rulez added on the 2005-09-25 21:00:09 by jaw jaw
it´s a little bit boring only with particles and the music isn´t my taste
added on the 2005-09-25 22:19:05 by RA RA
Good music, beatiful particlez. You rule :)
rulez added on the 2005-09-25 23:07:17 by Blade^Absurd Blade^Absurd
good but takes to long to go anywhere
added on the 2005-09-26 09:09:42 by Gaia Gaia
It's unpolished and recyckels some effects, some effects was realy grea, but some particle effects were really cheap. Music was good so a weak thumb up.
rulez added on the 2005-09-27 12:58:05 by blueflame blueflame
Not really my cup of particles. Though just a bit more and it could have been a thumbup.
added on the 2005-09-27 13:32:23 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
visuals are ok, some have been seen before. but fantastic music!

url plz!
rulez added on the 2005-09-29 19:28:40 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
I liked some things, some things were not my cup of tea. so a piggy.
added on the 2005-09-29 21:36:41 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
Not bad. Nice music. Nothing special. I keep thinking those were stars with lines. ;)
added on the 2005-10-01 10:45:28 by AntDude AntDude
my cup of tea!
rulez added on the 2005-10-01 11:54:48 by NuKem NuKem
The song can be found here : http://pinza.discoevolution.net/music/2005/xander_pills_-_le_noir_est_l'automne.mp3 ... thanks.
added on the 2005-10-02 20:22:14 by PinZa PinZa
A few not-so-pretty scenes/effects, and a couple that seemed a bit too slow for what was shown.. But all in all this was an extremely pleasant experience. That tune is the best I've heard from Pinza too. Preacher & co, keep it up and you will be the supreme demoscene rulezors in no time.
rulez added on the 2005-10-02 21:14:35 by break break
The music is mindnumbingly excellent, and I think that there are no tuning problems in it. It's part of the song. Congrats pinza!.. I'll cast my thumb once I see the demo on my home pc, as this one at work has serious issues...
added on the 2005-10-05 15:22:17 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
Looks good but is very boring. Music is not my cup of coffee either.
added on the 2005-10-09 16:58:11 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2005-10-10 17:54:23 by wie8 wie8
a tad slow, but wtf it's beautiful!
rulez added on the 2005-10-11 23:39:22 by whizzter whizzter
I didn't like it in the beginning but the demo just got better and better, it's definately worth a thumb up
rulez added on the 2005-10-12 19:55:30 by ravity ravity
That font is butt-ugly. Other than that, I like it.
rulez added on the 2005-10-15 14:33:56 by kaukojouko kaukojouko
synching is fun isnt it? ;)
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 01:53:40 by cp_ cp_
sorry, wrong prod.

this is a nice one, music is brill, some scenes are too flat, "too 2d" for my taste but well done nonetheless.
added on the 2005-10-16 01:56:21 by cp_ cp_
Essential visuals and very moody and relaxing music.
I would say... Particles!
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 04:37:08 by bdk bdk
very nice, moody, great visions, but maybe the fonts....are difficult? ;]
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 15:29:27 by venire venire
took me a while to get into, but once I was with it, I really enjoyed it. I agree with the font comments - hard to read.
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 20:30:59 by alchemist alchemist
This is, by far, my most favorite demo. The use a particle effects is phenomenal. With its bitchin’ sound track, it transcends the medium, easily being a performance that would play well at a film festival or on MTV. Excellent work.
rulez added on the 2005-10-20 09:47:36 by cork_soaker cork_soaker
Hm ,all is already said...so what to add here...oh a thump ,off course! =o)

Ps: Only the dusk-mode works on my PC (geforce 6600gt)
rulez added on the 2005-11-05 01:05:35 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
dont like the tune at all but hey!... damn gorgeous effects :)
rulez added on the 2005-12-07 21:16:26 by EviL EviL
i liked the tune as well.
rulez added on the 2005-12-07 21:38:14 by anesthetic anesthetic
must be rewarded
rulez added on the 2005-12-07 21:50:34 by superplek superplek
holy shit, what a gorgeous trip that was! Absolutely blows me away... the music stunningly fits (and for once grooves and isn't some stupid techno/drumnbass crap... with these light-effects it must be possible to do the most beautiful fireworks in a demo ever. Preacher? please? :)
rulez added on the 2005-12-22 14:41:51 by Axel Axel
Music And Atmosphere
rulez added on the 2006-01-04 23:36:58 by mizc mizc
some parts are ok, but not such a good prod when compared to other traction stuff i've seen. you guys can do a lot better.
added on the 2006-01-05 02:19:37 by nosfe nosfe
Calm and Relaxing - Love it :) Musiclink? ;)
rulez added on the 2006-01-13 14:00:17 by Sapphire Sapphire
added on the 2006-01-13 15:02:11 by Preacher Preacher
Thanks :)
added on the 2006-01-13 15:23:27 by Sapphire Sapphire
Great stuff! Really creative usage of graphics here and there, the soundtrack is very different in IMO at bit too over the edge.
rulez added on the 2006-01-20 10:43:14 by d3pth d3pth
Great stuff! Really creative usage of graphics here and there, the soundtrack is very different IMO at bit too over the edge.
added on the 2006-01-20 10:43:46 by d3pth d3pth
Great stuff! Really creative usage of graphics here and there, the soundtrack is very different IMO and a bit too over the edge.
added on the 2006-01-20 10:44:41 by d3pth d3pth
beatifull demo with excellent music.
rulez added on the 2006-01-29 19:58:12 by rave-n rave-n
not my favourite traction prod, but still good!
rulez added on the 2006-01-30 01:18:40 by pan pan
Weird, no comment from me yet. Nice particle effects and EXCELLENT song by pinza.
rulez added on the 2006-05-07 19:29:46 by dairos dairos
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 14:47:43 by hardi hardi
Interesting music, but I didn't like the visuals much at all. I hate that font, too.
added on the 2006-12-05 05:22:39 by LSnK LSnK
The font sucks - the music is a tad dull, but the effects are prima-bella, mucho-mucho!
rulez added on the 2006-12-20 13:54:41 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
rulez added on the 2006-12-20 14:00:17 by rmeht rmeht
nice scenes
rulez added on the 2006-12-20 14:06:00 by dila dila
very nice visuals, and good music
rulez added on the 2007-03-30 22:10:54 by sokoban sokoban
rules of course
rulez added on the 2007-03-30 22:22:18 by prm prm
The music made this great :)

...well apart from everything else ;)
rulez added on the 2007-05-16 19:44:41 by ferris ferris
some nice visauls, but it was all on the edge of getting me bored.
added on the 2008-03-28 18:27:36 by comankh comankh
Looovely, so soothing.
rulez added on the 2011-04-17 23:18:24 by rutra80 rutra80
Jazz + leaves can't be bad.
rulez added on the 2011-05-15 12:54:10 by johnl johnl
nice and laidback
rulez added on the 2012-01-14 13:20:08 by Frequent Frequent
Well, the beginning felt boring despite the nice music - but somehow the demo gained more and more interest for me, to the point where I thought: "this is a nice ASD demo, amusic outdid himself" - then I remembered it's Traction.

Might not be your best demo, but it isn't that shabby either - the electric circuit sparkling, and fiber optics hedgehog scene saved it for me, together with the very outstanding soundtrack. <3
rulez added on the 2013-05-25 17:43:24 by mog mog
This is one of the lost and forgotten ones, I guess. I was on a streak in 2005/2006 and did a lot of stuff, this is one where all the odds and ends went. The music creates an excellent mood. I had talked with Pinza about a trip-hop soundtrack and had used one from Massive Attack as a template, with a really cold mood and all that. Then this arrived in my mailbox and suddenly there was a huge rush to change colors and refit the effect to fit the mood :D
added on the 2013-05-25 22:38:20 by Preacher Preacher
excellent soundtrack!
we definately need more demos with music like this ...
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 12:16:24 by a-move a-move
yes very nice, very traction, lovely soundtrack, and i enjoy reading the extra info on prods like preacher previously posted :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 13:17:43 by keito keito
future jats
rulez added on the 2014-12-10 15:42:57 by noby noby
That friggin good demotune! So good. The effects were kind of okay, but I hope not to ever witness to green hairy balls again.
rulez added on the 2015-11-21 01:49:30 by cce cce
smooth! music is sooooo lovely.
rulez added on the 2015-11-21 07:01:48 by sensenstahl sensenstahl

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