Sestet by Traction [web]
screenshot added by rale on 2007-11-04 02:57:59
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release date : november 2007
release party : The Alternative Party 2007
compo : alternative demo
ranked : 6th
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popularity : 62%
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alltime top: #3817
added on the 2007-11-04 02:57:59 by rale rale

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Nice show.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 03:14:28 by Expanders Expanders
very nice, has a good mood. thumb up!
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 03:24:52 by substrate substrate
the music makes it
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 05:23:48 by bfx bfx
hmm.. the melody in the music and the colors of the particles didnt quite convince me. the effect had some good moments though.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 05:28:29 by psenough psenough
the music is quite nice, but the direction of that more or less one effect was excellent, the cameras and path and movement etc was very cool, you kept me interested the whole time and it worked with the music very nicely, a subtle and charming little demo, i really liked it.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 05:39:56 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 05:53:13 by Bobic Bobic
it is too long for one effect
added on the 2007-11-04 08:36:21 by pohar pohar
nice! like it
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 08:44:52 by slippy slippy
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 09:19:07 by deepr deepr
found it quite boring actually :/
sucks added on the 2007-11-04 09:31:30 by makc makc
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 09:34:50 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 09:44:26 by uns3en_ uns3en_
It's ok... Nothing more.

It makes me laugh actually that from Preachers group (who hates most things oldschool) that Traction release a demo that has ugly as fuck colours and a string or spline (again!) of what could be described as metaballs.

Seriously, I have seen much nicer things than this from Traction.

(and ok I know Preacher did not code this but perhaps he will be along to add his thumb down ? Or is that self-voting?).

I should really TD this myself but it's just average so it gets 5/10.. Pig... Stop this spline shit and do something new, it's really boring now.
added on the 2007-11-04 10:06:16 by Shockwave Shockwave
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 10:21:25 by mstuomel mstuomel
only one ugly & boring scene, horrible colors and music
sucks added on the 2007-11-04 10:27:07 by wie8 wie8
Surprisingly "non-boring" for a one-effect demo, it stayed afloat throughout its length (IMO). But for me the problem was that there was just one effect, and I didn't like it at all (aesthetically). The background wasn't too pretty either and the music was so-so. I'm drawn between a pig and a thumb down, but I think that if this wasn't by Traction I would surely thumb it down, so just to be fair to a group I generally do like (or at least used to like), I'll have to vote like this.
sucks added on the 2007-11-04 10:32:22 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
the music is not that good in some parts but the rest deserves a thumb.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 11:36:16 by prm prm
a bit boring effect.. but the music deserves a tumb up :)
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 12:01:54 by highlife highlife
Nice music and spiral.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 13:10:38 by Archmage Archmage
nice- but not overwhelming..
after a while a bit boring..
added on the 2007-11-04 13:13:54 by 4kum4 4kum4
It's too long, but quite nice anyway.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 13:33:00 by dairos dairos
Pretty cool.. and my gf's favorite demo yet.. so..
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 14:59:39 by bigcheese bigcheese
quite nice. i didnt like the music much, though, and it wasnt really going anywhere. begining till that "turbine" shape was ace, after that it missed content a bit (or was there too many of it to be called minimal or abstract?)
added on the 2007-11-04 15:53:30 by boop boop
The music is so nice ...calm and relaxing....

Very nice demo, traction rule'z :)
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 16:28:36 by amiga4ever amiga4ever
what a waste of a good soundtrack.. just one boring effect :(
sucks added on the 2007-11-04 16:57:34 by post malone post malone
it's nice, but tends to bore after a while. and the colors don't help... nice music tho. a piggie.

can you give out the music or should i rip it from the datafile? ;)
added on the 2007-11-04 17:08:25 by rmeht rmeht
not bad.! not too good.! here´s your piggy.!
nice mood, however little boring and colors probably could've been better :)
added on the 2007-11-04 18:37:19 by shadez shadez
the soundtrack made me think about robin hood, but the visuals didn't.
added on the 2007-11-04 18:38:12 by loaderror loaderror
Nice show and very good music
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 18:59:46 by BackSpace BackSpace
Nice.The music plays a good part in the magic.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 19:16:02 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
Not bad.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 20:06:20 by #535 #535
Great music, otherwise ok too.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 20:25:00 by Serpent Serpent
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 21:37:56 by starbuck starbuck
Nice but a bit short on content.
rulez added on the 2007-11-04 22:06:35 by noid noid
not bad but not good!
added on the 2007-11-05 00:35:59 by Anat Anat
oh the music! <3
rulez added on the 2007-11-05 00:40:26 by v3nom v3nom
Nice flow and music.
rulez added on the 2007-11-05 02:08:30 by Maissi Maissi
trax, flow are rocks.
some scene was a bit boring.
but, totaly good.
rulez added on the 2007-11-05 05:39:55 by got got
I rather like this. The colors are awful though, but the music and the concept make up for it.

And shockwave: the difference between this and some "oldskool" thing is that this one has an idea.
added on the 2007-11-05 09:58:22 by Preacher Preacher
Music didn't fit imo. Or more likely I would've wanted to see it in some other concept. Quite nice that actually a one scene demo wasn't even too boring to watch.
added on the 2007-11-05 10:15:10 by waffle waffle
rulez added on the 2007-11-05 11:15:15 by las las
really hard to say anything about this prod. on the one hand it was really cool, but on the other i was extremely disappointed. Some sort of evolution in the visuals would have probably worked marvels. Well worth a piggy, still.
added on the 2007-11-05 13:11:27 by uncle-x uncle-x
what uncle-x said
A bit plain.
added on the 2007-11-05 15:41:42 by mg mg
ok in my view its a story of life vs physics and at this view i like it very much.. but it probalby meant something else.. nice contrast musically.
rulez added on the 2007-11-05 17:08:56 by mad mad
probably, and perhaps it has no meaning.
added on the 2007-11-05 17:09:39 by mad mad
effect is average, but thumb up for the great tune!
rulez added on the 2007-11-05 17:26:55 by RA RA
It was bad, but fortunately it wasn't very good either.
sucks added on the 2007-11-05 17:29:46 by piksi piksi
Found it a little dull... But it deserves a piggie at least;)
added on the 2007-11-05 19:52:36 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
"I rather like this. The colors are awful though, but the music and the concept make up for it.
And shockwave: the difference between this and some "oldskool" thing is that this one has an idea."

The concept and idea?

It's a spline or an attractor of some sort made out of hardware accelerated metaballs. with a grainy filter... That's all it does... Really, I know, I watched it for ages....
added on the 2007-11-05 19:52:51 by Shockwave Shockwave
If you don't know what a "concept" or "idea" is, I don't know if I can help you. Hint: The point is now what it looks like, or how it's made, but what it represents. The metaphysical sense. Meaning, if you will.

A very simple example: Imagine a painting of a landscape. It has a city, some fields, and the sea, all illuminated by a sunset. You can look at it superficially, or you can look for meanings, the content of the painting. How is the city painted? How about the sea? Why has the artist chosen to paint these things? Is there a difference on how the different elements have been represented? Which of these items in in focus? Why? Is there something odd about any of the elements? Are these elements tied together somehow? Is there a particular angle or point of view that the artist wants to bring out in his or her painting?

Another example: Portraits are hardly the most imaginative of paintings, and usually they're done for a "ordinary purpose" (ie. getting your face on the family mansion wall before the invention of photography). But even they can and often do contain hidden information, such as having the actual focus of the painting somewhere else, or including small symbols in the background, or perhaps accentuanting one feature of the person's face.

This is the stuff I am talking about. And this is the stuff that separates art from mere pictures. And sometimes, a painting is just a painting, or done for aesthetic purposes only. Or as practice. Or as a joke. Those things have their own merit.

(and no, I don't think this is a particularly excellent or meaningful piece of art, but it's got a nice mood and room for interpretation, which is something I appreciate very much).
added on the 2007-11-05 20:08:46 by Preacher Preacher
I don't like this much. The background and post processing looks a bit MFX wannabe and the effect is not too interesting. It would be better with a more dynamic / interesting effect and better direction. The track is cute :)
Thanks for your thoughts Preacher.

However, Traction have in my humble opinion released many more things that are much more deserving of being called Art or Artful (Rale does not claim this to be a work of art in his nfo).

Still, this has it's place and it seems to be to a lot of people's tastes even if not my own.
added on the 2007-11-05 20:24:43 by Shockwave Shockwave
i thought the track is made by heatbeat ?
the effect is developing well, visually spoken. sestet is too clean overall imo
added on the 2007-11-06 05:48:30 by gentleman gentleman
link to the soundtrack, please.
rulez added on the 2007-11-06 07:41:02 by chromag chromag
Ah, this is great. Beautiful maths and a beautiful tune, simple but very effective.
rulez added on the 2007-11-06 09:04:05 by psonice psonice
rulez added on the 2007-11-06 09:09:51 by zeebr zeebr
Traction: Totally boring this time.
added on the 2007-11-06 09:10:58 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
because it doesn't work at my workstation.
sucks added on the 2007-11-06 09:56:57 by em7em7em em7em7em
nice shading, moody tune and even sync is there but i don't get the direction. so just a piggie.
added on the 2007-11-06 12:39:08 by comankh comankh
One of my favorites at the party place, but lacks something.
added on the 2007-11-06 21:42:05 by zefyros zefyros
one of the worst traction demos ever. it was ultimately boring so that if i remember correctly truck felt somewhat asleep next to me. whatever, also note that preacher wasn't at the party place which is another minus for the prod :P
added on the 2007-11-08 08:15:17 by decipher decipher
Umm.. Why should have Preacher been at partyplace?
added on the 2007-11-08 08:30:19 by Serpent Serpent
Very original , refreshing stuff, i like
rulez added on the 2007-11-10 13:27:02 by Tigrou Tigrou
Where can I find more material from Mixer?
added on the 2007-11-10 13:34:57 by chromag chromag
worked perfectly for me.
rulez added on the 2007-11-10 13:46:54 by monroe monroe
Nice music, but a very ugly and boring demo. Shadebobs never did look very good imo.
sucks added on the 2007-11-10 13:50:41 by Flunce Flunce
shadebobs are back! :) the music was fluid and nice, and the demo works as a concept but fails at entertaining (which is okay btw)

decipher: what on earth does "the coder wasn't at the party" have to do with anything? what a retarded thing to say.
added on the 2007-11-11 00:54:03 by gloom gloom
I had nothing to do with the demo, I didn't even see it before I downloaded it after the party :)

Decipher: sorry, next time let me know you're coming to Finland and I'll be there :)
added on the 2007-11-11 00:55:35 by Preacher Preacher
A little bit too long the same effect, but interesting ending and very good soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2007-11-11 15:32:05 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
very pretty patterns of movements for the particles but kinda slow for my taste.
added on the 2007-11-14 09:41:43 by blackpawn blackpawn
Maybe I just like it for the music yet the moving particle figures are good enough to entertain me too even it's just one effect, but maybe I thump it up for the music and nice feeling it gives me.
rulez added on the 2007-11-15 00:46:48 by Optimus Optimus
really nice show - though the soundtrack is too soft imho..
rulez added on the 2007-11-20 11:36:46 by a-move a-move
I hate saturated shadebobs!
rulez added on the 2007-11-22 08:45:31 by eye eye
The music was very nice ... but this wasn't really a demo. One mediocre effect for 5 minutes on screen doesn't cut it in my book. Put a lot of mediocre effects together and I'll call it "a good attempt", but this isn't even that.

P.S. during startup I got a runtime error about something not being a function, but it ran anyway. So I apologize if what I've seen wasn't really the complete demo.
sucks added on the 2007-12-18 16:47:45 by Nuclear Nuclear
Take a break - demo
rulez added on the 2008-11-25 02:04:41 by T$ T$
Probably one of my favourite demos from traction! I like this particle effect, I like the music and the direction.
rulez added on the 2010-09-30 13:54:06 by ok3anos ok3anos

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