Life on Air by SystemK [web]
screenshot added by kioku on 2008-08-27 13:33:54
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release date : august 2008
release party : NVScene 2008
compo : pc demo
ranked : 10th
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popularity : 65%
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We updated the latest version. somthing fixed. enjoy!
added on the 2008-08-27 13:36:51 by kioku kioku
i see some effort and i especially digg the cherry tree, but the rest is still just unbalanced average.
added on the 2008-08-27 13:38:44 by prost prost
Very uplifting and a pleasure to watch.
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 13:53:38 by Wade Wade
Crashes on normal detail, locks up my PC on low detail :(

ATI X700, Pentium M, 1GB RAM (I admit, not the best specs)
added on the 2008-08-27 13:56:45 by stijn stijn
ATI Radeon (exclude 4800 serise) is only Lowquality mode.
try to check Lowquality mode at startup.
added on the 2008-08-27 14:01:33 by kioku kioku
I like it !
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 14:11:46 by Anat Anat
kioku, I checked low quality mode, but then my PC locked up during loading (had to push the reset button)
added on the 2008-08-27 14:18:07 by stijn stijn
here, have a thumb down, just to remind you never to slap such an ugly depth of field effect on a scene again. it doesn't work if there's nothing in the background!
sucks added on the 2008-08-27 15:34:46 by paniq paniq
instant coup de coeur!!

so naively beautiful, the growing gossamer (the virgin's threads) effect is so subtle =)
rulezcdc added on the 2008-08-27 15:55:50 by Zest Zest
crashes on load, x800pro
yes, even in low quality mode.
added on the 2008-08-27 15:56:24 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 16:11:30 by imbusy imbusy
it works on my machine, with "Low Quality" switch:
ATI X800GT, Athlon64 3000+, 1GB RAM

those who owns Radeon and has ecountered application crash,
please try latest Catalyst driver.
added on the 2008-08-27 16:58:48 by c.r.v c.r.v
ahhhh they sky part was so charming <3 !
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 18:39:49 by panic panic
added on the 2008-08-27 18:40:16 by panic panic
i liked it, but the dof was just a teeny bit excessive
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 18:45:40 by gngbng gngbng
One of my favourite demos in the competition.
rulez added on the 2008-08-27 19:22:02 by Preacher Preacher
nice work!
added on the 2008-08-27 19:56:05 by blackpawn blackpawn
I don't call that "dof", I call that "simulation of bad eyesight" or "the projectionist got sleepy and fucked up the lenses" :-/
You just ruined a lot of nice effects by having an horrible fuzzy outline all over the place. (And I'm honnest here: For me it's borderline headache + escape key)

added on the 2008-08-27 20:53:06 by Dbug Dbug
Nice demo.
Perhaps, I think that it is their current demo and the best.
The first scene thinks that it doesn't connect with the following scene.
but, the scene after that was cool.
Their efforts are worth obtaining the thumb though the overall balance is not taken.

paniq & Dbug:
They made this demo in 2-3 days though it was a right opinion as for DOF.
It is worth obtaining only even of the effort the thumb.

Anyway, keep up good work!
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 03:38:13 by got got
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 08:34:39 by aha aha
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 08:37:13 by Optimus Optimus
About Blur effect, I mean DOF and fuzzy outline effect in this demo.
But I think so about background. Next time, i think about some effects.
added on the 2008-08-28 12:21:23 by kioku kioku
Nice atmosphere.
added on the 2008-08-28 17:01:29 by Maissi Maissi
some nice scenes
added on the 2008-08-28 17:04:26 by psenough psenough
The trees scene is incredible!
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 17:17:42 by merlucin merlucin
i can see potential
added on the 2008-08-28 17:20:09 by a-move a-move
japanese demoshock to american brain <3
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 18:05:32 by Gargaj Gargaj
not bad, but depth of field != blur everything to death, then blur the background some more.
added on the 2008-08-28 20:12:13 by ryg ryg
Although the demo fit together quite well in terms of colours/style, it felt like there was little direction guiding the flow between the scenes.
Still, liked it a lot. Keep getting better - looking forward to 2chparty! o/

Can we get a kkapture? I was only able to watch it on the demoscene.tv recording.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 20:27:33 by nagato^ nagato^
Really great! Catchy soundtrack with nature theme (reminded me of Sunflower and Nature 2.0). Maybe my favorite of the compo! <3
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 21:09:55 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
Nice demo!
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 22:22:12 by Stebo Stebo
Quite pleasent but imo the intro sequence didn't really fit the rest
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 22:45:08 by Optima Optima
Most scenes looked really nice, although direction was lacking.
rulez added on the 2008-08-28 22:55:30 by Alpha C Alpha C
At first, I thought this might be gz and basehead, aka the Order of K aka K-Rad (the DOF and ribbon style is similar), but nope, they flaked. I liked the uplifting music and bright colors. I'm a sucker for depth of field too, although it wasn't quite right on close-up objects. On my R4850, it ran too slow by default, and even in "low quality mode" the cherry blossom part was still slow. Keep it up, I hope to see more demos from you guys!
added on the 2008-08-28 23:19:40 by phoenix phoenix
it ran well for me on 3850 except for the cherryblossom tree
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 12:02:11 by plonk420 plonk420
rulez added on the 2008-08-29 13:15:53 by las las
The blur-as-fov effect really killed this.
added on the 2008-08-29 21:03:12 by datsua datsua
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 03:08:57 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Cool show ... should have been placed much higher !?!
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 13:48:54 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
I do approve this kind of demo, good to see that the japanese scene is alive and kicking !
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 14:47:58 by zeroshift zeroshift
links for video and youtube have been added.
added on the 2008-08-30 17:56:05 by c.r.v c.r.v
the music is.....but nice demo anyway
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 19:09:57 by relias abardon relias abardon
a bit boring in design and music, but visually I really liked it.
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 21:09:33 by Bobic Bobic
music sucks like hell - but the optics were great...
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 22:12:13 by ck ck
Quite enjoyable. The only thing i didn't like is how everything's blurred. The idea of DOF is that you focus on something, not that the whole scene is blurry (like needing glasses).. Really like the feel of the demo though, so a small thumb up :)
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 07:21:15 by Remboooo Remboooo
very nice! deserved a higher place, imho. the music could've been better, though. and what everybody said about blur, but that didn't ruin it for me! real pretty scenes, nice pace, well done!
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 08:36:46 by skrebbel skrebbel
lovely, deserved higher place indeed
Happy music, happy colours and cute flowers ^_^ Looking good.
rulez added on the 2008-08-31 14:58:56 by Zeila Zeila
nice prod! keep them coming :P
rulez added on the 2008-09-01 00:51:07 by panoramix panoramix
Nice, but out of focus. :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-01 19:19:51 by Mystra Mystra
A breeze of fresh air in the compo. Nice one !
rulez added on the 2008-09-02 16:06:45 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2008-09-02 22:26:27 by Manwe Manwe
maeh...didn't care for this one too much...
added on the 2008-09-04 17:04:52 by coma coma
judging from the youtube video: what ryg said.
added on the 2008-09-04 17:49:50 by raer raer
sweet demo, i like that trance music. good visuals. should be placed higher in my oppinion...
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 19:01:54 by anvil's earwax anvil's earwax
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 19:44:18 by blz blz
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 19:49:55 by xernobyl xernobyl
fresh Japanese cherry blossom breeze :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 22:26:42 by bonzaj bonzaj
looks beautiful, sounds sweet. a tad short, maybe? :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 22:30:45 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
nature scene very beautiful!
rulez added on the 2008-09-05 23:07:58 by bitl bitl
nice demo
rulez added on the 2008-09-06 16:09:13 by dairos dairos
<3 the nature scenes :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-07 04:31:52 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
everyone scream 'hello nineties' banner all over the air :>
added on the 2008-09-09 17:18:21 by comankh comankh
Aaaaw, now I wanna hug some L-systems ^^
rulez added on the 2008-09-22 14:18:53 by cxnull cxnull
well done
rulez added on the 2009-01-10 15:30:24 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2009-01-10 17:20:05 by iq iq
Need to check this one out.
added on the 2009-01-20 16:17:15 by Claw Claw
Cool. I liked the chord structure in the tune, and the gfx were done well.
rulez added on the 2009-01-21 00:35:57 by Claw Claw
Btw this runs fine in HQ mode on an ATI 3870. The grass and blur effect even look better than the HD demoscene.tv version (grass shading is smooth not all polygonal).
added on the 2009-01-21 00:46:36 by Claw Claw
Should've been a lot higher. Looked very good, though it was also very slow even on hd8450.
rulez added on the 2009-01-22 23:30:14 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2009-03-04 19:37:05 by decipher decipher
nice and calm :) I love it!

The visuals are _great_ :)
rulez added on the 2009-03-04 19:59:46 by Proteque Proteque
has its moments + nice soundtrack
rulez added on the 2009-03-10 10:07:10 by starbuck starbuck
added on the 2009-04-18 11:22:25 by zefyros zefyros
leafs, flowers and trees - nothing special...
added on the 2009-10-13 13:11:29 by fyrex fyrex
sucks added on the 2010-01-11 22:07:28 by F7sus4 F7sus4
More of this!
rulez added on the 2010-09-01 18:46:29 by Zavie Zavie
rulez added on the 2010-10-11 14:34:34 by LLB LLB
This is one i quite cool, but the music is awesome... <3
rulez added on the 2010-12-14 04:20:33 by Tomoya Tomoya
I like your style, it is very nice to watch and listen. I want more Japanese demos guys! ;o)
rulez added on the 2010-12-15 15:38:22 by jack-3d jack-3d
rulez added on the 2010-12-24 01:33:29 by Negostrike Negostrike
DOF could use a tuneup but I really like the visuals/tune.
rulez added on the 2010-12-24 02:29:46 by superplek superplek
rulez added on the 2011-01-07 23:28:37 by BackSpace BackSpace
yup a thumb!
rulez added on the 2011-01-07 23:51:47 by mad mad
rulez added on the 2011-08-14 23:13:39 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2011-08-18 20:00:16 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2012-08-04 19:32:02 by Maissi Maissi
Thumb up!
rulez added on the 2012-10-01 15:17:26 by FL1NE FL1NE
I like the music. :)
rulez added on the 2014-09-17 23:20:47 by Starchaser Starchaser
beautiful and uplifting
rulez added on the 2014-09-17 23:53:24 by Triace Triace
japanese demoshock <3
rulez added on the 2015-02-06 07:00:17 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
o god why. 11fps on radeon fury + 4790
added on the 2019-01-05 08:52:49 by plonk420 plonk420

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