Three Fourth by Dimness
screenshot added by kbi on 2009-09-07 22:28:37
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release date : september 2009
release party : Riverwash 2009
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 68%
  • 0.61
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alltime top: #2039
added on the 2009-09-07 22:28:37 by kbi kbi

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I like the centerpiece big 3 and 4 surrounded by loads of little 3 and 4s, but it lacked life - the camera simply pans and zooms, objects rotate. There is some quite nice pixel work on the mugshots reminiscent of Concrete which was cool, but I was expecting some bold colour, or the suspended numbers to crash to the ground at the end, something to give it a bit of impact.
added on the 2009-09-07 22:42:39 by Claw Claw
btw nfo says there may be ATI bugs. There aren't.
added on the 2009-09-07 22:44:43 by Claw Claw
I must say that I really like this one. It has a nice "classic demo touch" to it...the artwork looks good, the music was well done, too. My favourite scenes are the 3s and 4s Insectecutor mentioned and the greetings part showing scenes from the groups' productions. The blur and noise effects were a bit too overused, though. All in all a fine demo!
rulez added on the 2009-09-07 22:50:07 by Stebo Stebo
Mawi-Style and high quality graphics!
rulez added on the 2009-09-07 22:50:35 by Bobic Bobic
The NFO does not mention it clearly (mostly due to the fact the demo was getting the final touches a few hours before the deadline and the infofile was cooked up with one eyes already wide shut) but the music belongs to a commercial artist known as celldweller [he is, of course, mentioned in the credits, as you may have noticed]. It's a little bit of an oversight, I admit, so I will make sure this fact is covered up in the final version's readme.

I'm sorry if anyone took him for one of the sceners who took part in producing the demo!
added on the 2009-09-07 22:56:39 by kbi kbi
I've always felt that greyscale demos look cheap, but I did like the 2d design a lot and there were some nice looking 3d scenes too.

Music was that awful generic drum and bass track I've heard on a million other demos and really didn't match the demo.

Just ok this time. I think these guys can do much better.
added on the 2009-09-07 23:05:02 by Wade Wade
should have won
rulez added on the 2009-09-07 23:42:46 by zoom zoom
Should have won, IMHO. Still it could use some baked AO and few less bugs (like smart_ptr crash after picking 1280x1024), but it's nice overall.
rulez added on the 2009-09-07 23:50:56 by KK KK
nice one :)
rulez added on the 2009-09-08 13:59:59 by Rork Rork
very good and the music is great
rulez added on the 2009-09-08 17:51:05 by elfh elfh
Greyscale with nice style.
rulez added on the 2009-09-08 20:38:00 by Optimus Optimus
If just the 3d and effects could match the music and the 2d artwork, this would be a lot more enjoyable.
Piggy for now.
added on the 2009-09-08 20:59:33 by Puryx Puryx
video plz
added on the 2009-09-08 21:32:57 by thec thec
Rather boring object show. Has a few nice moments (like the greetings part f.e.) though. Totally dislike the music!
added on the 2009-09-08 21:48:19 by StingRay StingRay
thec: i will be releasing the video at most on the weekend.

btw. thanks to all for your comments - they really mean much to me, be they negative or positive :)
added on the 2009-09-08 22:54:02 by kbi kbi
for those who are missing credits:

code: kbi
graphics: azzaro
photography: gorzyga
objects: ubik
audio: celldweller
added on the 2009-09-11 17:29:18 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
Great, can't wait for next production!
rulez added on the 2009-09-12 15:54:39 by propeller propeller
kolor up for the next prod ;-)
rulez added on the 2009-09-12 19:41:14 by magic magic
Screenshots looks promising. YouTube video maybe?
added on the 2009-09-18 23:02:06 by Manwe Manwe
Me likes.
rulez added on the 2009-09-19 13:29:58 by abscess abscess
Following videos have been put online:

[lo-res 480p]: http://scene.org/file.php?file=%2Fparties%2F2009%2Friverwash09%2Fdemo%2Ftf.party .version.480p-dmn.avi&fileinfo
[youtube lo-res 480p]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n22WiErz2Ok
[hi-res 720p]: http://scene.org/file.php?file=%2Fparties%2F2009%2Friverwash09%2Fdemo%2Ftf.party .version.720p-dmn.avi&fileinfo
[youtube hi-res 720p]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUKRrfn3w2A

Sorry for the inconvenient way of informing about these links, but I've been waiting for a couple of days now for them to be put up by the moderators. I haven't received any respnose yet so I'm posting these here for anyone who needs them.
added on the 2009-09-19 16:58:42 by kbi kbi
nice :)
rulez added on the 2009-09-20 00:42:35 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2009-09-20 01:50:55 by wullon wullon
my favourite from the compo
rulez added on the 2009-09-22 22:13:30 by bonzaj bonzaj
rulez added on the 2009-09-24 21:47:09 by Chaser Chaser
mawi' style !
rulez added on the 2009-10-01 12:21:16 by fyrex fyrex
kinda polish. not very interesting but not awful either.
added on the 2009-10-01 14:21:23 by dodke dodke
added on the 2009-10-01 15:56:25 by decipher decipher
added on the 2009-10-01 16:03:42 by zefyros zefyros
graphics available here http://sgeezus.deviantart.com/

added on the 2009-10-07 19:30:56 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
It was hard to get it running (hint: you need to remove the "read only" attribute from the "0.75" file), but it was certainly worth it. Great style, great demo.
rulez added on the 2009-10-10 17:28:40 by KeyJ KeyJ
added on the 2009-11-01 02:13:04 by T$ T$
Love at first sight!
rulez added on the 2010-01-24 12:06:48 by pan pan
rulez added on the 2010-01-24 21:17:07 by mad mad
rulez added on the 2010-01-31 21:58:50 by aha aha
hmm left me kinda unsafisfied (colourz?), track is not bad.
added on the 2010-07-17 13:42:50 by gentleman gentleman
Wow !!
rulez added on the 2010-07-17 13:54:07 by Aeko Aeko
nice music. rest is just okish
added on the 2010-07-17 14:10:35 by Maali Maali
Grey scale elegance, with quite an artistic style.
rulez added on the 2010-08-22 21:12:17 by Defiance Defiance
it's a good watch, but what Puryx said.
added on the 2011-03-27 00:20:14 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2011-03-27 19:05:06 by baah baah
Cool !
rulez added on the 2011-03-28 01:01:33 by nnorm nnorm
Credits and end picture are nice, rest is OKish .
added on the 2011-03-28 23:14:33 by JAC! JAC!
Just an oink. Nothing special.
added on the 2011-03-29 20:24:27 by mailman mailman
It doesn't rule, so piggy. Be happy to thumb up if someone explains what's special about it tho
added on the 2011-03-31 23:08:01 by Photon Photon
Soso. It worked with my ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB; PCIe) with Catalyst suite driver from v10.12 in my updated, old Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine. :)
added on the 2011-04-02 20:25:37 by AntDude AntDude
I really love the music!
rulez added on the 2011-04-06 05:41:39 by shuffle2 shuffle2
the music saved the prod from mr piggy.
rulez added on the 2011-04-06 08:03:19 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Nice! Especially the 2D gfx.
rulez added on the 2011-04-10 10:05:33 by Mystra Mystra
Nice karma and great music.
rulez added on the 2011-04-13 20:55:07 by BackSpace BackSpace
Reminds me of the old days. Not that good for 2009.
added on the 2011-04-21 10:58:21 by jonnyram jonnyram
great demo, great music
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 05:49:27 by Aech_rom Aech_rom
great b&w "in-your-face" demo. Last scene with 3/4 models was great.
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 22:08:31 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulez added on the 2011-05-05 22:49:01 by ldc ldc
Nice prod! I like the style.
rulez added on the 2011-05-06 12:45:23 by paf paf
Definately worth a thumb up. Great breakbeat and cool syncs. Effect-wise I'm not that blown away, but the overall presentation is flawless!
rulez added on the 2011-05-09 06:19:00 by Punqtured Punqtured
Hmm...felt a bit empty and boring. Not my cup of tea.
added on the 2011-05-31 12:20:48 by scicco scicco
not very lucky combination of static images and 3d objs
added on the 2011-06-10 11:33:58 by M77 M77
Worked fine in 1280x1024 on ATi, mug shots were probably done with flash vectorizer.

I must be honest and say is don't see the CDC in this. At all. Short, bland, 'scenegimmicks implemented' yet (or because of that) unsatisfying. Objects look like OpenGL tests with filters and if you 'style with greyscale' your rendering can't be second best.

Without knowing anything about Dimness, I think the mixed reactions here could be due to the "gamedev buddies gone Scene" feel that you get with some other prods. I'm taking a hell of a risk saying that but I'll also say that if you want to be cooler than the other chumps there's no better place than the scene. Blow us away and you'll be legends ;)

added on the 2011-06-11 22:53:32 by Photon Photon
The better parts were the last 4 with 3s around it and the greeting-signs!
added on the 2011-06-11 22:57:27 by Photon Photon
why not
rulez added on the 2011-06-14 13:09:06 by las las
Photon: I don't come from the game-dev environment :) Been part of the Polish demoscene for quite some time. Still, this demo was stylized to be minimalistic - perhaps not as much as Chimera, but my aim was not to play an effect hero in this prod. Partly because the engine I develop in my free time focuses more on multilayer-based processing rather than actual effects, partly because I wanted to experiment a little. I can't spend as much time on the development as I'd like (okay, but then who can? ;) ), but the whole thing does progress (if interested, take a peek @ futuricon/elude, it's made with the same engine but with a newer version).

let's say 3/4 can be interpreted as a prelude to something really interesting & experimental. you just wait :)
added on the 2011-06-15 15:54:38 by kbi kbi
Nice. Although a little too heavy dose of white flashing for my taste. The final scene (rotating around the 3rd typo), however, is extremely beautiful.
rulez added on the 2011-07-10 17:33:14 by pixtur pixtur
rulez added on the 2011-08-15 22:23:38 by aech aech
2d art was great, didnt care for 3d
rulez added on the 2012-08-18 04:38:35 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha

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