Etch-A-Sketch by Candela
screenshot added by hollowman on 2009-05-26 17:24:38
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release date : may 2009
release party : Birdie 2009
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 69%
  • 0.78
alltime top: #776
added on the 2009-05-26 17:24:38 by hollowman hollowman

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candela strikes back!
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 17:28:39 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 17:35:10 by Puryx Puryx
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 17:47:39 by raer raer
crashes about a minute in on my 9800gtx :(
added on the 2009-05-26 17:52:30 by smash smash
Yay, pretty.
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 17:55:33 by Preacher Preacher
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added on the 2009-05-26 17:58:51 by xernobyl xernobyl
short but decent :)
added on the 2009-05-26 18:00:03 by psenough psenough
Well done, but not as good as I had hoped
added on the 2009-05-26 18:06:17 by hollowman hollowman
nice candela demo, cheesy music at time but it can be overlooked

seconding the kkapture request since i think i have a few glitches
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 18:06:48 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
crashes right when the robot is doing the disco move on top of its pillar.
added on the 2009-05-26 18:32:16 by Hyde Hyde
short but pretty cool
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 18:45:02 by neptun neptun
Fucking amazing to see them making a return! A .kkapture would be MUCH appreciated!
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 18:54:17 by mdx mdx
Nice, feels just like Fair Play to the Queen Pt.2, be cool to see something different from these guys, but then again why break a winning formula :)
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 19:02:34 by keito keito
Really good. Great graphics, music, design, effects and it even has a SR reference. One of my favorite prods from this year.
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 19:28:16 by noby noby
the shading was flickery, the framerate jittered, and overall it looks like a very forced sequel to Fair Play - sure, some nice stuff, but... it ended when it started to become fun. :(
added on the 2009-05-26 19:39:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
Oh yeah I forgot, way too short :(
added on the 2009-05-26 20:01:37 by noby noby
seems like an unfinished sequel to fair play with some ideas taken from ironman :P needs way more coolness of its predecessor though.
It glitches at least on my graphics card and I didn't like the DOF, but it's still a nice release.
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 21:03:56 by chock chock
At first try there was no sound and I had to kill the process to exit. I was luckier the second time around, but there are still a lot of graphical glitches.

Still a fair demo, a bit random though.
Fucking rocks again! The return of the ROBO was a nice idea aswell as his new adventures :)

This is a REAL demo! <hint, hint>
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 21:12:25 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Cool this demo worked like a charm on my 4 years old ati machine :-)
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 22:42:43 by magic magic
p.s. good to see the robot back from fairplay to the queen. You guys should make a *big* demo and win bp or something :)
added on the 2009-05-26 22:43:48 by magic magic
Crashes here halfway as well.
added on the 2009-05-26 22:57:58 by zoom zoom
crash in the middle : too bad the graphics are really cool
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 23:06:13 by nytrik nytrik
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 23:20:14 by relias abardon relias abardon
Nice little diddy :)
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 23:27:29 by lug00ber lug00ber
i wish it was longer...
rulez added on the 2009-05-26 23:35:03 by scg_ scg_
Same problem as Hyde, so kkapture plz
added on the 2009-05-27 01:10:19 by Happy-H Happy-H
very nice one! a keepar. I would wish it was longer aswell.
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 01:28:01 by Proteque Proteque
cool and colourful robot ride
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 02:02:35 by Bobic Bobic
Same problem as Hyde and Smash, so fix plz
added on the 2009-05-27 02:55:04 by gopher gopher
Really great! Runs fine here on nvidia 9800GTS with vista x64.
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 03:18:40 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
so far so nice.
waiting for the fixed final version.
added on the 2009-05-27 03:36:57 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 05:01:31 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
cool but what gargaj said
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 07:27:06 by wullon wullon
Hardware rquirements please.
added on the 2009-05-27 07:36:43 by Zweckform Zweckform
:) nice
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 09:14:53 by .reEto .reEto
Massive zfighting in some parts on ati... Very nice otherwise but seems a bit unpolished.
added on the 2009-05-27 09:48:03 by BoyC BoyC
Ran fantastic on my quadcore with 8600GTS, but felt a bit too short and unfinished for a full fledged sequel (heck, Fair Play was even too short imho :))

Still catchy as fuck and the music is (as always) brilliant!
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 10:44:59 by okkie okkie
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 12:44:44 by jonte jonte
Fucking cool.
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 17:27:03 by menace menace
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 19:17:03 by BackSpace BackSpace
2009 et tal but 50MB for a demo I still think it's too much, when you can have a 720p video for the same size.
added on the 2009-05-27 21:09:08 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 21:27:40 by cloaked cloaked
Where is the demo?
sucks added on the 2009-05-27 21:36:18 by Zplex Zplex
just about ok, saved by good music.

I had problems with the bad texturing, no AA and copy paste idea from the first candel demo with the robot.
added on the 2009-05-27 21:49:32 by Navis Navis
Saw this at birdie, thumbs up to you! keep em coming! just hope you diddnt kill Jeff :)
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 22:52:10 by li||€n li||€n
This made my day! Beautiful!
rulez added on the 2009-05-27 23:01:08 by Stebo Stebo
It was alright, but looked a bit mid-90s to me and had really poor textures.
added on the 2009-05-28 01:41:06 by Wade Wade
Short but fucking sweet. Good music, sync, no z-fighting or any other crap on ati here. Like silk.
rulez added on the 2009-05-28 02:20:56 by Claw Claw
What Astronaut said. It runs quite smooth on my old busted machine and most scenes are bugged, but it's still pure awesomeness... even if it's 50MB... and someone upload a decent kkap!
rulez added on the 2009-05-28 05:21:57 by xernobyl xernobyl
smiled all the way through. Lovely demo. Too short. Effects a bit weak but hard to criticise something this nice. Liked the music too.
rulez added on the 2009-05-28 20:35:19 by auld auld
super \o/
rulez added on the 2009-05-28 20:40:21 by aha aha
abit slow...but really nice.
rulez added on the 2009-05-28 21:29:27 by tFt tFt
rulez added on the 2009-05-29 00:25:56 by texel texel
Obviously looks really really good and deserved to win at Birdie, but it felt rushed. You guys can do better ;)
added on the 2009-05-29 09:01:22 by kor0na kor0na
Sorry, meant to thumb up too ;)
rulez added on the 2009-05-29 09:05:45 by kor0na kor0na
cool but 100 mb (unziped) is a bit too much ...
added on the 2009-05-29 13:28:22 by bLa bLa
Nice one
rulez added on the 2009-05-29 14:21:59 by #535 #535
video anyone?
added on the 2009-05-29 14:31:07 by elkmoose elkmoose
I think it glitches badly at my crappy computer, but at least it didn't crash \o/

So I shouldn't judge it until I see it like it's supposed to be :)
added on the 2009-05-29 14:43:59 by leijaa leijaa
Not bad, but geez big. Love the Second Reality reference. ;)
added on the 2009-05-30 19:42:04 by AntDude AntDude
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2009-05-30 22:36:37 by 71M 71M
code.dll crashes (as already described here):

added on the 2009-05-31 01:41:22 by Salinga Salinga
Nice one... with a lot of wasted potential due to lack of polishing
rulez added on the 2009-05-31 21:38:26 by T$ T$
nice. bit short but nice
rulez added on the 2009-05-31 21:39:05 by Premium Premium
I really like the visuals .. specially the intro and transition to "demo"... but I can't help to feel that _everything_ in this demo is just animated thru a editor rather than SOME effects being coded... and it's the size that does that.

But I still like it and to top it off it works in wine :-)
rulez added on the 2009-06-01 22:54:35 by thec thec
For all those with the crash, I found a capture on YouTube:
added on the 2009-06-01 22:59:06 by Salinga Salinga
rulez added on the 2009-06-01 23:06:58 by Alpha C Alpha C
It feels like a "not that good" sequel to fair play .. But still a very good demo imho!

rulez added on the 2009-06-02 13:40:04 by Happy-H Happy-H
what TS said
rulez added on the 2009-06-02 14:06:45 by toxie toxie
What Happy-H said.
rulez added on the 2009-06-02 14:10:48 by FooLman FooLman
Works for me.
rulez added on the 2009-06-02 14:21:08 by Cj Cj
Nice :)

To watch the YouTube cap in high res/quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijjd01kZ6gw&fmt=22
rulez added on the 2009-06-02 14:52:02 by bdk bdk
The music is above then perfect!
Whole demo is so cool as well.
Thanks a lot, Candela!
rulez added on the 2009-06-02 16:02:10 by Manwe Manwe
100% pure candela
rulez added on the 2009-06-02 20:47:42 by decca decca
Crashes here. Quad Core E9550 / Geforce GS 960
added on the 2009-06-02 20:58:57 by iks iks
Oh yeah!
rulez added on the 2009-06-03 19:11:41 by Blueberry Blueberry
Not quite my cup of tea. Pressed Escape.
added on the 2009-06-03 20:27:46 by StingRay StingRay
the candela bot strikes again!

and please stop defaulting to 640x480. hardly anyone has a geforce 3 anymore.
rulez added on the 2009-06-04 01:33:23 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Pressed Escape.

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Well, a fitting prequel to FPTTQ. I watched both demos in a row and the transition is smooth.
rulez added on the 2009-06-04 07:59:34 by Salinga Salinga
what somebody else said.
rulez added on the 2009-06-05 21:41:51 by keith303 keith303
Fun, varied, interesting, nice music. Thumb up.
rulez added on the 2009-06-06 23:06:42 by vestige vestige
nice, but not my type
added on the 2009-06-06 23:13:35 by zefyros zefyros
Nice 64k!

Oh wait ... its 46MB ... wth?
added on the 2009-06-07 13:17:38 by muh muh
Nice :)
rulez added on the 2009-06-07 19:57:55 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
i love it!
rulez added on the 2009-06-08 14:26:39 by booster booster
Bronko Bronkowitch says it's too short.
Bruno Brunosen is not sure about that.
rulez added on the 2009-06-08 14:30:25 by elkmoose elkmoose
oink oink
added on the 2009-06-08 16:10:53 by whizzter whizzter
very stylish and daft-punk-ish prequel to Fair Play, but i liked it better than Fair Play. The transitions are awesome!
rulez added on the 2009-06-08 16:30:15 by v3nom v3nom
Awesome direction, physics effects, cube screen of oldschool effects with great radial blur rays, great fun, ended up soon. But sooo cool, just like the first one from Candela.
rulez added on the 2009-06-08 16:36:56 by Optimus Optimus
I liked! thanks a lot!
rulez added on the 2009-06-09 19:34:32 by xphere xphere
Nice flow; great job!
rulez added on the 2009-06-10 12:09:40 by trc_wm trc_wm
Nice. Hexagons instead of cubes are groundbreaking.
rulez added on the 2009-06-10 16:14:39 by Emod Emod
Short but sweet.
rulez added on the 2009-06-11 05:55:57 by Maissi Maissi
Very nice
rulez added on the 2009-06-11 18:14:18 by Dano Dano
sucks added on the 2009-06-12 02:55:50 by bitl bitl
Replay (or pre-play) to the queen... nice.
added on the 2009-06-12 21:36:53 by dixan dixan
Awesome! Teetow's music is nice as always and it's also nice to see the robot again. :D The lines in the first scene are a bit thin (looks bad without FSAA), but that's just a minor drawback. The rest of this demo is really fresh and nice. :)
rulez added on the 2009-06-13 16:26:29 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
First of all, I hate how large some demos are getting. I didn't feel like this was even close to 46.7 megs of content.

The content, however, was very good. Great transitions, fitting music, and I'm a sucker for hexagons ;) . Next time make more resolutions for such a solid prod!!
added on the 2009-06-15 03:05:04 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2009-06-16 22:14:25 by ferris ferris
this is funny! nice sketch
rulez added on the 2009-06-17 20:08:59 by JaK JaK
pleasured my senses for design, not ultimately, but it did
rulez added on the 2009-06-18 10:57:04 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
<3 candela
rulez added on the 2009-06-19 12:20:44 by mueslee mueslee
The music's rather cheesy, and there's a certain overall lack of appeal. Not all bad though. The first part looks fresh, and that scene in the screenshot was cool.
added on the 2009-06-21 20:43:17 by jobe jobe
sucks added on the 2009-06-21 22:02:00 by pommak pommak
Sweet 3d action, Funky Tune, What's to say except...

Thumbs up, Soldier!
rulez added on the 2009-06-22 21:05:07 by FunkyM FunkyM
rulez added on the 2009-06-23 18:53:08 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
rulez added on the 2009-07-01 01:11:34 by Pandafox Pandafox
rulez added on the 2009-07-11 21:03:40 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
The Crazy Germans still love you..
rulez added on the 2009-07-21 14:33:30 by Delax Delax
Music is killing, in some parts it reminded me of Harold Faltermyers Top Gun Anthem.. i dont know why, but i like the mood. Demo is too short, but that is nothing new ;)
rulez added on the 2009-07-30 21:03:03 by bugsy bugsy
I think this is a good demo
rulez added on the 2009-08-13 21:00:31 by malmix malmix
rulez added on the 2009-08-15 20:30:11 by farfar farfar
cool ^.^
rulez added on the 2009-09-12 20:01:22 by pera pera
God I love this thing. Seen it 4 times tonight alone. I could try to explain why but 1) you know why and 2) I'd just fuck up the words.
rulez added on the 2009-09-16 04:18:06 by trixter trixter
And if anyone knows why it won't kkapture and how to fix, it would be much appreciated!
added on the 2009-09-16 05:20:13 by trixter trixter
A shame it is so short, because the mood and attention to details (and proper sync) is very good.
rulez added on the 2009-09-29 13:34:18 by gloom gloom
Another Perfect Candela Demo - Awesome music but so short.. Really sweet one - Thats the kind of demos i really love.. Awesome work - really look forward for a very damn long demo from you.. :D
rulez added on the 2009-10-09 23:58:58 by Sapphire Sapphire
Nice demo, but really a bitch to kkapture ;)
[For those why try and fail: Don't kkapture launcher.exe, that won't work. Instead, run code.dll directly with parameters like "-w 1280 -h 720 -win", or "-f" instead of "-win" if you like, and hope it doesn't hang (it did here a few times). Also, some of the generated .avi files had corrupt sound, so you might need to mux the sound from the original data file, too ...]
rulez added on the 2009-10-10 21:40:30 by KeyJ KeyJ
Good one...
rulez added on the 2009-10-11 19:45:24 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Good point about capturing code.dll, but sadly I'm still not able to get it :-/
added on the 2009-11-02 05:03:32 by trixter trixter
trixter: here are my steps to success, in a little more detail:
- kkapture code.dll with parameters like "-w 1280 -h 720 -f" (the parameters are *required*)
- make sure that your screen can actually display the selected resolution, otherwise you get black bars. I know this shouldn't happen with kkapture, since it reads directly from the OpenGL backbuffer, but for some weird reason, in this demo, screen size *does* matter.
- don't capture the sound, it will be broken for all but the first .avi file anyway
- hope the demo doesn't hang (I tried it at least three times before it run to the end)
- if the demo doesn't quit, wait a few minutes and then kill it using the Task Manager (Esc didn't work for me)
- now you should have a bunch of .avi files. The last one is probably broken, but the second-to-last one should end with a few hundred black frames anyway (that's why I said "wait a few minutes before killing the program")
- you need to sync the sound from the original .wv file (it's packed with WavPack, a free decompressor exists)
This approach worked for me (you can see the result at capped.tv), so I just hope it works for you, too.
added on the 2009-11-02 11:06:30 by KeyJ KeyJ
rulez added on the 2010-02-28 03:58:28 by blackpawn blackpawn
FWIW, the corrupt sound stuff is fixed in kkapture 1.00. and no need to kkapture code.dll anymore.
added on the 2010-03-13 01:53:25 by ryg ryg
missed that greatest gem in 2009...
rulez added on the 2010-03-13 03:38:46 by aftu aftu
rulez added on the 2010-05-30 12:45:06 by iks iks
Should be on the first page of highest rated demos
rulez added on the 2010-06-20 20:12:06 by smoothstep smoothstep
Ya know, prods like this are why I still love the demoscene after 19 years. Two minutes and thirty seconds of outstanding design, code and music that light up your day.

Thank you Candela!
rulez added on the 2011-01-05 07:35:19 by makfu makfu
rulez added on the 2011-01-26 12:54:19 by arm1n arm1n
Nice to watch. Style is somewhat similar to Candelas 2005 demo. I think the robot is reused here. Anyway, looks good, sounds good, a little short, but better this way than being bored to death. More of it, please
rulez added on the 2011-03-14 09:14:47 by CONS CONS
what CONS said
rulez added on the 2011-03-14 13:22:07 by scicco scicco
rulez added on the 2011-03-14 18:14:51 by SiR SiR
nice demo, great music, very good mood :)
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 14:02:04 by rez rez
Like it!

Highres Youtube Rip:
Etch-A-Sketch by Candela (1080p)
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 14:13:40 by anni anni
Very good!
rulez added on the 2011-07-28 14:39:02 by Mystra Mystra
Great ideas and conception.
rulez added on the 2011-09-18 10:55:36 by ok3anos ok3anos
visuals are quite ok and the tune just rocks!
rulez added on the 2011-12-28 21:55:51 by cce cce
Robot power!
rulez added on the 2012-01-11 21:14:42 by cxw cxw
Very cool!
rulez added on the 2012-01-13 17:19:34 by paldepind paldepind
very nice!
rulez added on the 2012-04-13 08:55:33 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2012-10-18 19:03:22 by provod provod
rulez added on the 2013-02-22 21:14:54 by domantasrackovas domantasrackovas
Yeah haha Robot power! o/
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