Calyx by Penumbra
screenshot added by xeche on 2011-07-17 21:33:37
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release date : july 2011
release party : Solskogen 2011
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
  • 43
  • 14
  • 6
popularity : 64%
  • 0.59
alltime top: #2916
added on the 2011-07-17 20:33:19 by phobium phobium

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rulez added on the 2011-07-17 21:32:52 by enex enex
Maybe a little long for its contents, but otherwise quite promising. Keep going!
added on the 2011-07-17 22:02:23 by revival revival
ambient done right - so so so well done. hats off.
rulez added on the 2011-07-17 22:27:50 by Gargaj Gargaj
Artistic in a certain way, would be a nice 64k.
Motivating thumb.
rulez added on the 2011-07-17 22:30:18 by BackSpace BackSpace
fuckings to the coder comment on the info. it shrinks your audience. doesn't manage to work here.
added on the 2011-07-17 22:32:35 by yumeji yumeji
As revial said concerning the length/contents, but nice concepts/ideas in it and I like it :)

Therefore I made a Highres Youtube Video for it:
YOUTUBE: Calyx by Penumbra (1080p)
rulez added on the 2011-07-17 22:54:35 by anni anni
Atmospheric and beautiful, looking forward to more great prods from you guys :)
rulez added on the 2011-07-17 23:21:22 by eladamri eladamri
What struck me first is the urge to say "in 64k please" but being on the forefront of "oh why bother" I'll keep it in. Otherwise: looks nice but it's a good thing Youtube has a seek bar.
added on the 2011-07-17 23:26:35 by superplek superplek
Fantastic atmosphere. I should have found this boring, but I don't.

People using the youtube seek bar are doing themselves a huge disfavor.
rulez added on the 2011-07-17 23:32:02 by lug00ber lug00ber
Chimera 2
sucks added on the 2011-07-17 23:37:00 by Zplex Zplex
4850 just gives my a white noisy background and vignette, so fucking to you too then

make it work on ati and I'll give you a thumb, because this is pretty much the best demo released on win-pc this year
added on the 2011-07-17 23:37:08 by noby noby
Should be a final version coming with a proper launcher, which Gargaj kindly provided the source for. Possibly also some changes to lighting. We'll look into the ATI issue, but definitely no promises there.
added on the 2011-07-17 23:40:37 by xeche xeche
Chimera 2
rulez added on the 2011-07-17 23:43:30 by Frequent Frequent
I love the music and the atmosphere but in the end it's way too boring. Not bad though. Plus, what Plek said.
added on the 2011-07-17 23:44:09 by StingRay StingRay
Awsome production,very stylish presentation and a chill and cool atmoshpere, dig it. I'm already looking forward to your next release :)
rulez added on the 2011-07-17 23:52:16 by quisten quisten
I usually like ambient demos but this one was a bit too boring. Crisp visuals though!
added on the 2011-07-17 23:52:24 by Alpha C Alpha C
mp3 / flac
added on the 2011-07-17 23:52:45 by phobium phobium
This is a pretty good first-prod (welcome to the scene!), but honestly, I can't agree with whoever voted it first.
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 00:15:08 by Sesse Sesse
simple yet elegant. i like it.
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 01:28:18 by dominator dominator
not bad
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 07:20:21 by psenough psenough
Not bad for a first attempt.
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 07:31:05 by Dbug Dbug
Look like the same obj rotating all the way through
sucks added on the 2011-07-18 07:31:29 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
delicate & exquisite, very appealing to my senses, great production can't wait to see more of your work :)
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 07:47:24 by keito keito
nam nam kake!
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 11:23:12 by nerve nerve
stunning demo! important win too.. since it shows that not everyone in the demoscene are bored unless the demo has 150bpm music and things exploding on screen. thanks for making it guys :)
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 13:19:17 by xerxes xerxes
Aside from the horrible transitions, it's not badly done and the music creates an atmosphere.

But it's just way too too cliched. I feel like I've seen this 100 times before. Almost every attempt at artistic motion graphics has this style.
sucks added on the 2011-07-18 13:20:07 by Wade Wade
I like it, but imo the colors are too dark..
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 15:55:48 by pera pera
Not bad at all, especially not for a first one so here's a motivational thumb. Amazing that this one won considering that it's very slow and relatively uneventful. Not that I don't like that but it's usually not very compo-friendly :).
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 16:11:59 by elfan elfan
What BackSpace said, but without the 6. ;)
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 16:16:47 by Blueberry Blueberry
One object. Nice music, no postproc. :/
added on the 2011-07-18 17:56:28 by leGend leGend
Good form + colour I'd say, maybe could have benefitted from some soft shadows for more contrast?
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 18:23:21 by psonice psonice
"People using the youtube seek bar are doing themselves a huge disfavor."

This is one stunning first prod! Grats on winning.
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 18:24:07 by Proteque Proteque
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 18:25:58 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
this is great, and not just because it's a first prod.

hope to see more of releases from you soon.
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 19:36:10 by nosfe nosfe
the effect is stylish but looks kinda 4kish.
it perfectly fits the mood and the excellent soundtrack tho.
of course i have a thumb for you.
rulez added on the 2011-07-18 22:30:11 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
i hate thumbing down a prod...but this could´ve done in 4K.

sucks added on the 2011-07-19 08:09:59 by _docd^hjb _docd^hjb
Hey, not bad for a first prod.
rulez added on the 2011-07-19 10:35:42 by datsua datsua
not bad
rulez added on the 2011-07-19 15:59:49 by a-move a-move
Haha, what Blueberry said.

Also, was far too long, but certainly a nice first try!
rulez added on the 2011-07-19 16:01:22 by ferris ferris
docd: i dare ya.
added on the 2011-07-22 15:16:29 by Gargaj Gargaj
Not bad, but far from being thrilling. Pig sounds adequate.
added on the 2011-07-23 18:52:20 by dixan dixan
the music makes it awesome, the object could have some more soul :)
rulez added on the 2011-07-23 20:54:28 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
has potential and great music, but not enough action
added on the 2011-07-23 22:42:08 by cce cce
Didn't make me feel anything :|
added on the 2011-07-24 06:36:16 by msqrt msqrt
Slow moving vector objects create an atmosphere of massiveness. Looks polished and good. 2nd place for me, after contraz.
rulez added on the 2011-07-27 17:44:27 by CONS CONS
Great mood!
rulez added on the 2011-07-28 17:53:04 by Mystra Mystra
reminded me of monochromatic coral reefs. nice music.
some scenes were a bit too black, IMHO.
rulez added on the 2011-07-28 19:23:08 by xyz xyz
simply one of the best effect.
rulez added on the 2011-07-28 19:30:43 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
well done!
rulez added on the 2011-07-29 00:12:47 by blackpawn blackpawn
It was pleasant to see... mostly due to its (awesome) music.
But the visual seems not adequate to me... Piggy then...
added on the 2011-07-29 20:32:46 by untel untel
sorry but no. basically what docd said.
sucks added on the 2011-07-31 10:44:22 by SiR SiR
THAT was boring
sucks added on the 2011-07-31 12:37:28 by peach peach
rulez added on the 2011-08-02 14:52:00 by prm prm
Awesome for first prod! Design was very nice. You'll be rocking hard in the future :)
Also what nosfe said.
rulez added on the 2011-08-04 18:41:26 by pommak pommak
firsty thumb up.
rulez added on the 2011-09-18 19:54:45 by moqui moqui
is ok
added on the 2011-10-23 16:31:53 by provod provod
rulez added on the 2011-12-09 00:48:51 by T$ T$
Party version is replaced with final. Setup included. AMD should not be a problem anymore, thanks to the lovely people at AMD. Also, it's a 64 bit executable.
added on the 2011-12-11 01:14:02 by xeche xeche
Huh what? I haven't thumbed this!? One of the best pure ambient demos ever made, absolutely beautiful. Soundtrack reminds me of Fennesz.

Shame I forgot to cast a vote on this for Scene.org awards :(
rulez added on the 2012-03-19 01:08:54 by noby noby
noby: still not too late.
added on the 2012-03-19 01:11:02 by Gargaj Gargaj
gargy: derp sorry I meant the suggestions for the categories, not the public choice voting.
added on the 2012-03-19 01:54:24 by noby noby
Well done, still feeling pins and needles running down my spine. Would drop cdc here if I only know how :)
rulez added on the 2012-03-23 11:05:50 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
Very nice, but not much happening. It would make a perfect 4k (ok, I realize that for example the music would be very hard to fit)
rulez added on the 2012-03-23 20:27:13 by blala blala
felt a little like watching paint dry. only this time it's fun! flawless minimal design, nothing to be expected from a first prod.
rulez added on the 2012-03-28 22:51:32 by Paralax Paralax
Noby: I don't think you forgot to put a thumbs up on it. Looks like you were pissed about the fact that the party version didn't work on AMD ;) Glad it was worth the time to make a final.
added on the 2012-04-09 13:51:35 by xeche xeche
Masterpeice ! hat off
rulez added on the 2013-02-22 21:05:20 by u2 u2
Concur with the size and good first prod comments, but ultimately it's uninteresting to watch abstract stuff with no real content. Maybe not while smoking illegal stuff, but that doesn't change anything :)
added on the 2013-02-22 22:35:31 by Photon Photon
What is "real content"?
added on the 2013-02-27 13:14:44 by xeche xeche
I kinda liked it.
rulez added on the 2015-01-03 03:29:13 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
This rulz
rulez added on the 2015-03-02 09:59:29 by andr00 andr00

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