K0440 by Traction [web]
screenshot added by rale on 2008-11-16 10:45:39
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release date : november 2008
release party : Kindergarden 2008
compo : combined demo
ranked : 4th
  • rulez 27
  • is ok 30
  • sucks 3
popularity : 61%
  • rulez 0.40
alltime top: #3829
added on the 2008-11-16 10:45:39 by rale rale

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rulez added on the 2008-11-16 10:55:52 by lemonade lemonade
It tells me my videocard is not good enough, no shader 3 support. It is a brand new radeon 4870 ffs! :) But still everything looks like it does on the screenshots. I like it but it feels very 4Kish imo.
Not smooth + boring
sucks added on the 2008-11-16 11:07:56 by Zplex Zplex
Smooth and nice effects!
added on the 2008-11-16 11:14:01 by branch branch
liquid lust!
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 11:14:17 by Bobic Bobic
not good, not bad..bit boring..
added on the 2008-11-16 11:21:44 by 4kum4 4kum4
Pretty, kinda original and smooth, but still having too much same stuff makes it boring :\
added on the 2008-11-16 11:47:28 by noby noby
The dutch called, they want their colour scheme back.
added on the 2008-11-16 11:52:54 by bruce bruce
Simple raytracing of isosurface is not a bad idea for 4Kb but not for 5Mb.
added on the 2008-11-16 11:53:24 by stan_1901 stan_1901
isoSurface rlz O_o--b
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 11:57:08 by aha aha
music was good, the rest was seriously laggy for me
added on the 2008-11-16 12:00:21 by bfx bfx
what 4kum4 said.
added on the 2008-11-16 12:04:50 by Anat Anat
Nice visuals, funny-crispy music
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 12:13:50 by bdk bdk
random forms + light =not my cup of tea

will have been nice as a 4k...
sucks added on the 2008-11-16 12:39:30 by Tigrou Tigrou
Complained about not having support for shader model 3.0, altough Radeon X1950 should have. What I saw didn't seem to work correctly either.
added on the 2008-11-16 12:50:31 by teel teel
Nice enough for a small production.
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 13:21:02 by Stebo Stebo
what 4kum4 and stan said! piggy
Not my cup of tea
added on the 2008-11-16 14:00:09 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
Looked great on the big screen.
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 14:08:02 by Mystra Mystra
Blue screen, music plays. Radeon x1950 winxp.
added on the 2008-11-16 14:51:39 by #535 #535
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 14:57:46 by palpetine palpetine
Loved it.
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 16:30:04 by imbusy imbusy
my cup of tea ;-)
rulez added on the 2008-11-16 16:33:19 by bladerunner bladerunner
I was picking up a Polka Bros vibe, but there was just too much synchronisation and it ended up looking jerky.

Personally, I think it would have worked better to synchronise some graphic overlays or background rather than the main effects.

Nice colour scheme and great music, but didn't work for me as a demo on this occasion.
sucks added on the 2008-11-16 16:49:44 by Wade Wade
i wanted to like it, but just couldnt, felt very cold and sparse.
added on the 2008-11-16 18:51:49 by keito keito
uhm... feels a bit empty.
added on the 2008-11-16 21:19:09 by Frequent Frequent
Love the soundtrack!
Visuals go great with the sound. Sync if you will.
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 01:59:35 by xernobyl xernobyl
Nice but what said Keito
thanks for vid version.
hmm, u scratched the thumb down really closely ..
added on the 2008-11-17 03:19:14 by gentleman gentleman
A Good one.
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 03:48:57 by deepr deepr
I can't help but like this :)
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 10:59:56 by gloom gloom
nice effet !
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 11:15:13 by ntsc_ ntsc_
A nice presentation of these recent 3d plasmoid things with the shaders. But how are they done? I still can't figure out. I have a little idea about how shaders works but do you have to setup a lot of parallel quads to have a X,Y,Z buffer where you change the color? How many polygons you need to have upon them shaders to do such thing?
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 12:53:37 by Optimus Optimus
nice prod!
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 17:24:11 by mad mad
optimus: raymarching. Set up a single fullscreen quad, foreach pixel step inwards while evaluating an implicit function until you eventually pass some threshold value (ie hit the object).

Production is very 4k'ish, too much for a demo. Somehow liked the "meshing" part though. Bogus error about ps3 on my ps4 card.
added on the 2008-11-17 17:39:34 by Psycho Psycho
i like it!
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 19:45:24 by nosfe nosfe
you have my vote!
rulez added on the 2008-11-17 23:14:41 by monroe monroe
yeah it is very 4kish. I do not mind.
wobbly and curvy love
rulez added on the 2008-11-18 01:11:35 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
hmmm,sth went wrong with this prod!
but no matter how hard i think about it i cant say what it is!
the code/background/lighting/shadowing is total ace,so that cant be it! but what disturbs me here? damnit!
i do like it,so heres some thumb,eventho it still does anything wrong!
rulez added on the 2008-11-18 08:07:47 by ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon. ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon.
after having read the others comments,i conclude the coder in me is aching because of the size...if you do a demo instead of 4k with this effect it shouldn´t have got that empty! on the other hand i wouldn´t know what extras to put in myself! strange demo,guys! very strange...this will take me a week or so to recover/not trying anymore to see where it bugs!
headaches thanx to u! ;) haha
maybe its just
traction and NO! line-vectors...wtf?
too repetitive for me. i kinda liked the clean design but the shaded border made it feel claustrophobic and ruined it. needed either more content/variation or a smaller filesize
added on the 2008-11-18 14:14:13 by evilpaul evilpaul
I liked some parts.. But the effects were kinda on repeat with different colours.
added on the 2008-11-18 14:20:00 by Zeila Zeila
I kind of somewhat liked it somwhat.... but for me it is too much introisj. a demo must provide me with some neat gfx and/or 3d to work for me.
added on the 2008-11-18 19:05:43 by flickey flickey
a bit too monotonous
added on the 2008-11-18 19:16:25 by zefyros zefyros
Nice effect but lacks variation.
added on the 2008-11-19 14:58:33 by pommak pommak
Not a fan.
added on the 2008-11-20 05:47:04 by ferris ferris
Variations on a theme.. but too many of them for a demo. For a 4k it would really rule.
added on the 2008-11-20 13:24:23 by psonice psonice
implicit surfaces + normal mapping <3<3<3
rulez added on the 2008-11-20 20:11:15 by Gargaj Gargaj
thumb for the fx.
rulez added on the 2008-11-21 05:18:35 by got got
The fact that I have shader model 4.1 two times over makes your stupid dialog box even more infuriating. (ATI woes)
Just read Barrio Jigs comment and he's right, that dialog box doesn't know shit.

I like this, psonice was right about variations on a theme but I thought it was the perfect length and the sync with the minimalist tune was good.
rulez added on the 2008-11-22 00:05:33 by Insectecutor Insectecutor
The PS3.0 dialog message is made based on the data I got from here
unfortunately it seems not to be valid. I won't be using that dialog again.. :-)
added on the 2008-11-22 00:14:20 by rale rale
Cool Effects ;)
rulez added on the 2008-11-24 02:58:19 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
PS 3 problem here as well (my card does have PS 3). Sorry, but this is not my cup of tea. not bad, but also not the best.
cool fx and a snappy soundtrack that fits the visuals.

it wish it had some sort of a curve though. it throws in all the fun in the first screen.
rulez added on the 2008-11-30 18:30:07 by loaderror loaderror
nice implicit surface stuff.
rulez added on the 2008-12-01 16:16:13 by rudi rudi
very nice fx!
rulez added on the 2008-12-06 13:11:22 by venire venire
Simply displays the coloured backgrounds and nothing else .. ati x1900
added on the 2008-12-07 09:52:03 by auld auld
quite good (almost)
added on the 2009-01-17 01:41:14 by T$ T$
has some very ugly scenes but also some nice ones. music is not my cup of tea. so piggie.

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