Benitoite by TBC & Loonies [web]
screenshot added by anesthetic on 2006-08-12 19:22:41
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release date : august 2006
release party : Evoke 2006
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 2nd
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  • 14
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popularity : 64%
  • 0.79
alltime top: #1580
added on the 2006-08-12 18:45:00 by Blueberry Blueberry

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Looks good but is totally, absolutely, entirely, completely & utterly boring.
added on the 2006-08-12 19:07:29 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
nice stuff :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 19:08:56 by keito keito
Up it goes anyway.
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 19:10:23 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
looks nice.
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 19:23:44 by anesthetic anesthetic
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 19:50:14 by Cj Cj
must agree to Hitch
added on the 2006-08-12 19:57:06 by M:ET M:ET
Maybe technical good, but oh so ugly and boring content.
sucks added on the 2006-08-12 20:00:39 by Zplex Zplex
titan is hiring ;)
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 20:07:01 by gencha gencha
for a 4k not bad at all!
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 20:16:54 by magic magic
good! but also boring.
added on the 2006-08-12 20:30:35 by NuKem NuKem
Nice music for a 4K. First seconds i see it i thought it was voxel rendering.
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 20:38:43 by Tigrou Tigrou
beautiful cave with shaders, music gives the flow. I like it!
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 21:08:56 by pohar pohar
added on the 2006-08-13 00:42:54 by 4kum4 4kum4
good music.
and nice voxel.
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 00:57:30 by got got
really nice!
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 04:41:24 by slack slack
here is your rules
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 11:12:48 by wie8 wie8
Good, but would have been great if the use of polygons were not that obvious after a couple of seconds
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 12:01:10 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 18:16:51 by bzz bzz
nice work but not a killer 4k
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 18:33:39 by las las
Good shit!
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 21:03:44 by jimmi jimmi
dunno if it's legit to thumb this up as i made the synth, but i guess its just a small portion.
not as good as it could be, but still very very cool!
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 21:10:06 by Gargaj Gargaj
stylish, good music = nice prod
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 21:51:02 by dacollega dacollega
The complaint that you lacked animation still rests, but it looked so pretty :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 23:03:04 by Shifter Shifter
I don't think it looks extremely pretty, the sparkling effect is very strange. Still nice.
added on the 2006-08-14 01:04:29 by beavis77 beavis77
Nice music and visuals but extremely boring. So back to the Amiga, Blueberry. :)
added on the 2006-08-14 01:20:27 by StingRay StingRay
lill boring ye, but hey! its a 4k!
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 01:52:09 by trisch trisch
I remember watching this live and thinking how great it was. Superb job blueberry and team. Nice shaders.
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 02:20:35 by auld auld
good 4k, but i was a bit disappointed because i know you guys can do 10 times better, and i heard you'd worked on this for quite a while, so i was expecting something absolutely mindblowing. :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 10:20:21 by smash smash
Nice 4k... looks very good but yeah it's really a bit boring... but absolutely not worth a thumb down.
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 10:25:28 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Good stuff :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 11:54:43 by shash shash
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 13:14:48 by prm prm
Gobsmacking stuff technically. also it looks nice, but I would have gone for something more technological in the first place to match the music. Maybe an icecave. I'm surprised it didn't win though. It was a clear winner to me. Cool when the diamonds grew out of the cave walls.

@blueberry : I wish you had animated the noise that makes the walls a bit more. Loved that crazy effect when you showed it to me in rendermonkey. :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 14:04:34 by loaderror loaderror
damn excellent, my personal party winner (of all prods).
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 14:13:09 by skrebbel skrebbel
don't know what to think of it. great code btw :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 14:47:29 by Leo_69_ Leo_69_
loving it! don't understand why it became 2nd 4k prod!
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 16:46:00 by ewerybody ewerybody
excellent. coderpr0n meets eye-catchy presentation meets ace 4k music. would have deserved 1st place probably.

thanks for releasing it at evoke. hope you guys had fun and will come next year too!
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 17:57:57 by dipswitch dipswitch
wow! great tune and very good visuals...
rulez added on the 2006-08-14 18:17:23 by starbuck starbuck
Nice one.
rulez added on the 2006-08-15 03:23:19 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Impressive 3ds player in 4k. Also the music was good. Best 4k I've seen this year.
rulez added on the 2006-08-15 08:21:48 by dairos dairos
Looks great and nice music also.
rulez added on the 2006-08-15 16:57:57 by zoom zoom
Pretty cool, though it's too long.
rulez added on the 2006-08-16 22:30:07 by Preacher Preacher
aye, this worked out quite well
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 12:14:49 by Duckers Duckers
too long for a 4k, music is nice but a little bit boring
rulez added on the 2006-08-19 00:14:26 by decipher decipher
Nice stuff but tunnels just aren't my cup of tea albeit I like the model.
added on the 2006-08-20 13:23:03 by waffle waffle
Those tunnels are so detailed. Are they voxels or something? The music was cool. Maybe I'd expect one more scene, but overally it's one of the most impressive 4ks I have seen for a long..
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 11:58:59 by Optimus Optimus
Nice one. Love the music. But,hope to see you back on the Amiga again.
rulez added on the 2006-08-28 01:19:31 by tFt tFt
rulez added on the 2006-08-29 09:46:32 by gentleman gentleman
nice chill out prod. too bad that the music sounds so odd at the beginning. it's good to see high quality 4k-s again.
rulez added on the 2006-09-01 12:11:40 by Ger Ger
nice for a 4k! good tune.
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 10:59:28 by raer raer
Didn't like it. Music was decent.
sucks added on the 2006-09-10 02:19:02 by AntDude AntDude
good gfx, good sound. well done intro.
rulez added on the 2006-09-11 16:21:41 by hunta hunta
blueberry you rule :)
rulez added on the 2006-09-20 06:05:36 by Gaia Gaia
boring but the technology in 4k makes it a thumb
rulez added on the 2006-09-20 07:33:03 by tajscener tajscener
There is a slightly updated version available from the download link now: The timing on slow machines is improved, and there is remix version included, done by Cheesy unhindered by the limited design visions of the coders. :)
added on the 2006-09-26 14:16:58 by Blueberry Blueberry
cool !
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 20:59:00 by texel texel
rulez added on the 2007-01-26 13:09:19 by src src
i must admit i like the cheesy remix even better.
added on the 2007-01-26 13:23:04 by skrebbel skrebbel
Nice music and interesting rendering technique.
rulez added on the 2007-02-26 14:03:33 by bdk bdk
[-] The screenshot looks much better than the actual demo, and that parallax mapping shader or whatever has some serious artifacts.
[+] Still I think it's quite enjoyable, colors are nice, and you have a 3d mesh (or kinda), cool! Synth & music nice too.

rulez added on the 2007-06-17 18:23:21 by iq iq
really nice prod! looks great! nice work in the modeling/compression.
rulez added on the 2007-08-01 06:24:53 by e64 e64
Fantastic - love the music!
rulez added on the 2007-08-20 09:55:24 by Stebo Stebo
I loves you skrebbel :)
added on the 2007-10-18 20:49:24 by cheesytbc cheesytbc
rulez added on the 2007-10-18 23:14:28 by parcelshit parcelshit
rulez added on the 2007-10-19 06:50:30 by zeebr zeebr
I definitely love TBC...
rulez added on the 2007-10-24 22:51:36 by #535 #535
wonderful stuff
rulez added on the 2007-10-24 23:03:14 by Bobic Bobic
rulez added on the 2007-11-22 19:40:30 by seppjo seppjo
rulez added on the 2007-11-22 20:17:05 by Buckethead Buckethead
cool cave, nice gfx and a great track with just an awesome synth!

It's 4k, is it?! :)
rulez added on the 2007-11-22 20:18:24 by slippy slippy
kklangzeug rulez
it´s nice, even there a lot of graphic errors in the tunnel
rulez added on the 2007-11-22 20:34:30 by RA RA
kklangzeug ruled :)
added on the 2007-11-22 20:39:58 by mentor mentor
mentor: you're so right!
added on the 2007-11-22 22:23:52 by Puryx Puryx
rulez added on the 2008-01-27 17:43:28 by Pirx Pirx
cool light :)
rulez added on the 2008-04-08 04:22:28 by NeolitiC NeolitiC
rulez added on the 2008-06-24 18:01:28 by stage7 stage7
"From each light source, a large number of photons are shot out in random directions, and a counter is increased at the vertex hit by each ray."
Unbelievable =)
rulez added on the 2008-06-28 20:10:37 by FenolFtalein FenolFtalein
yeah its fantastic ^.^
rulez added on the 2008-07-05 06:07:18 by pera pera
rulez added on the 2008-07-05 10:07:21 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
rulez added on the 2008-08-15 15:10:40 by keops keops
Cool stuff. Music even better ;)
rulez added on the 2009-04-11 16:19:58 by Wuwu Wuwu
added on the 2009-05-21 19:44:59 by elkmoose elkmoose
Vista64 complains that the executable file(s) are invalid.
added on the 2009-05-21 19:48:19 by kusma kusma
moose/nordic cns: Crinkler /FIX will fix that for you. :)
added on the 2009-07-05 12:40:24 by Blueberry Blueberry
interesting indeed
rulez added on the 2009-07-05 13:28:24 by mind mind
oops, not able to watch it... crinkler /recompress is failing, BlueBerry, mentor, would it be possible to upload a fixed version? (I came incidentally to this intro from last auld blog post, and the mesh encoding pouet thread :) )
added on the 2010-06-14 12:46:51 by xoofx xoofx
I have updated the archive with recompressed versions.
added on the 2010-10-29 11:23:55 by Blueberry Blueberry
added on the 2012-01-25 21:43:35 by Frequent Frequent

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