refleXion by Adapt [web]
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release date : august 2013
release party : Assembly 2013
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 68%
  • 0.85
alltime top: #1005
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rulez added on the 2013-08-04 11:31:22 by gaspode gaspode
The epitome of Adapt style. Loved those infinite zooming 3D blobby things. Otherwise, I didn't really like the constant focus on the fluid thing.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 11:32:32 by visy visy
Nice demo.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 11:37:38 by jack-3d jack-3d
Quite nice, but again a bit too messy. Still worth a mild thumb.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 11:42:06 by uncle-x uncle-x
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 11:42:16 by moqui moqui
One of your best prods definitely. Really love the particle stuff and soundtrack is fitting. Loading time was quite bad and framerate could be little higher but maybe my hw is starting to get too old (gtx570).

And I agree what uncle-x said.. sometimes less is more.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 11:46:58 by pommak pommak
pretty cool. I really like the zooming orange whale thing
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 12:04:29 by blala blala
best adapt demo so far. probably will win the compo.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 12:07:05 by psenough psenough
Cool demo, some very nice effects, but 10-15 frames-per-second on an HD7870? Could just be Nvidia biased.. Anyway, nice work.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 12:49:10 by Alopex Alopex
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 12:54:54 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Eyecandy but at the same time very messy at parts, as said. Music is well made but not my style. Buuut still i can't see any other option than a thumb up for this.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 13:06:24 by Serpent Serpent
dreamy music vote. also last scene was very stylish.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 13:07:28 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Probably imo the best adapt demo. Really liked this in the compo, interesting visual look and a nice dub techno track to boot. I particularly liked the silvery fluid.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 13:10:25 by noby noby
1-3 frames/s on my 630M but very good visuals !
added on the 2013-08-04 13:13:23 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
Nothing special here.
added on the 2013-08-04 13:55:35 by Cj Cj
Love it on the stream.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 14:33:57 by xernobyl xernobyl
added on the 2013-08-04 14:34:23 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 14:54:33 by aegis aegis
Very very good effects, of course runs like a snail on my old laptop with ATI.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 15:22:54 by Optimus Optimus
My favourite from the compo
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 17:25:48 by kurli kurli
mine too, great stuff!
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 17:27:36 by msqrt msqrt
some nice fx but rather messy indeed
really cool releasing it with sources, it should be obligatory nowadays.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 18:39:59 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
awesome! also, sources!
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 18:59:54 by provod provod
Great effects and music, just some design improvements and the next one will be even better..
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 19:16:25 by break break
Despite the "one-trick-pony"-feeling, this was well done and my favourite from the compo. Should have won.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 19:38:22 by gloom gloom
Quite messy at times, but enough coder porn to keep me aroused
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 19:49:36 by Duckers Duckers
for me, the obvious winner
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 21:43:22 by Corial Corial
welcome to mars
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 21:49:09 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
what a great club style chill out demo, some gorgeous scenes with good flow, should have won the compo as Gloom said.
rulez added on the 2013-08-04 22:50:58 by keito keito
kickass music
added on the 2013-08-05 00:50:25 by T$ T$
i totally love the code and music in this one but as some others pointed out the direction/flow is a bit lacking.
i think 2nd place is well deserved.
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 01:57:40 by wysiwtf wysiwtf

Music and visuals fit very nicely together. I suppose the last scene would've been more dramatic if the camera moved around that liquid stuff but I'm not complaining. Well done guys :)
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 05:49:05 by SunSpire SunSpire
Pretty good.
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 06:05:38 by Negostrike Negostrike
this was my fav in the demo compo show. Really nice and great sync with the music :)
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 07:22:49 by anni anni
Nice design, colors, sound but a bit too much of the same over and over again.
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 08:50:15 by maytz maytz
Seriously, was there a good reason to use fxc.exe? :D

Other than that I'm loving this.
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 09:32:07 by Gargaj Gargaj
I really hoped this was going to win.
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 10:25:22 by zoi zoi
should've won, nice soundtrack!
and yeah - it's way too messy.
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 12:27:45 by a-move a-move
It lacked some flow and design for me, and showing a zoom for this long kills the cool factor as it's just showing off, but besides this there were a couple of really cool effect in there (notably the zoom + normals).
added on the 2013-08-05 14:42:06 by Zavie Zavie
Love this. Would have deserved more, though, looks a bit repetitive.
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 15:02:45 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 16:03:20 by spritus spritus
this kind of design is really interesting. when I develop dead deer, I'm seeking for attractive visuals, and it implies some inspirations to enhance the whole.
added on the 2013-08-05 17:12:10 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
Here is a 1080p Vid Cap @ 386 MB for anyone who wants it.
added on the 2013-08-05 21:22:47 by keito keito
Some wow! Me like. Looking really forward to your next demo!
rulez added on the 2013-08-05 22:54:10 by magic magic
I'm wondering if this is a native instruments preset or not. The chord sound I mean. Nevertheless, it's stylish. But nothing I'll remember in 5 years.
added on the 2013-08-06 03:35:35 by jco jco
rulez added on the 2013-08-06 03:53:04 by bitl bitl
jco: well spotted! it's absynth preset, though slightly modded and strongly filtered & effected. whole track was made during a short weekend when legend visited at my place, not counting the acoustic drums which i digged from raw recordings i did last year.
added on the 2013-08-06 09:49:41 by minomus minomus
Might have coder pr0n and the music is k, but I absolutely don't like it as a whole.
added on the 2013-08-06 10:25:04 by raer raer
This was just ok. Many potentially great scenes that are messy and unpolished. I really liked the music and the syncing, it could have been a great demo.

The rendering artifacts also drove me crazy.
added on the 2013-08-06 12:53:03 by algorias algorias
Cool music, well produced, good sync and love the morphy shizzle. Although I agree it does look a bit messy sometimes.
rulez added on the 2013-08-06 14:14:52 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
I like the fact that it's "effect driven" and the music, but visuals are too "contrasted" and make you squint half of the time.
rulez added on the 2013-08-06 19:56:06 by ara ara
Except for a few clipping bugs here and there, and some mezzorizing views this is a well executed demo. Nice soundtrack, nice design, nice effects and yes a nice Adapt production :) Keep it up guys!!
rulez added on the 2013-08-06 21:35:02 by Xiny6581 Xiny6581
good work with fluids, it is crowdpleaser, but scenes can be better and more polished.

good picked music
rulez added on the 2013-08-06 22:13:23 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
This is the demo that I've been waiting from Adapt since forever. I like Concentrate perhaps a bit more for some personal reasons, but this one is finally it.
rulez added on the 2013-08-06 23:16:07 by Preacher Preacher
Great demo
rulez added on the 2013-08-07 01:17:46 by nytrik nytrik
cool effects, ok music
rulez added on the 2013-08-07 09:20:34 by dimouse dimouse
Winner demo for me ^^ great effects and cool music :)
Thnx Adapt
rulez added on the 2013-08-07 10:01:12 by Rafale06 Rafale06
what uncle-x said: nice, but too messy
rulez added on the 2013-08-07 10:55:28 by wullon wullon
really cool design
added on the 2013-08-07 11:45:22 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
FINAL released!
* 1080p support (and other bigger than 720p also
* fxc.exe removed (thanks gargaj)
* speed optimizing (effects off when they're not needed and such)
* endpart particles now reflect ok
* first frame is not garbage
* zip size 45->20MB
Get Final Here
added on the 2013-08-07 12:38:45 by leGend leGend
really nice one
rulez added on the 2013-08-07 16:33:57 by comankh comankh
somehow simple but very very cool..
rulez added on the 2013-08-07 18:15:45 by toxie toxie
heard that the content was partially procedurally generated (= awesome), didn't run smoothly on gtx660+i7+16gb... nice scenes, music and effects but the texts were a bit corny
rulez added on the 2013-08-07 20:22:22 by piksi piksi
This is great. Yeah, a bit too messy in places, but still.. great effects and design. Easily the winner for me :)
rulez added on the 2013-08-08 13:39:40 by psonice psonice
rulez added on the 2013-08-08 13:42:51 by Jcl Jcl
i like some of the fx a lot (the zoomer) and its probably the best of the top 3 at asm2013.

however, even in the final,
- it looks so messy throughout, particularly in realtime.
with screen space reflections, if your depth compare func on the ray march is too sensitive or not sensitive enough then you get little noisy/liney artefacts everywhere. youve got them in abundance.
- in some places theres so much layered stuff going on and then a load of rendering bugs/artefacts on top. add in some badly chosen camera + light angles and it becomes very hard to grasp whats going on. composition needs work.
- its not exactly fast (on my radeon 7970)
- i dont like the way the particles are rendered - it was done a lot better long ago in http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=51114. looks very messy and rough here for some reason, and they dont do all that much of interest either.
added on the 2013-08-08 14:46:40 by smash smash
Loved the music syncs and infinite zooms!
rulez added on the 2013-08-08 14:56:09 by baah baah
a bit much lights used here an there, but overall a nice demo.
rulez added on the 2013-08-09 20:35:49 by Frequent Frequent
Really nice music and nice transitions/colors etc. But it still doesn't really work for me as I got bored in the end. Still not a bad demo though!
added on the 2013-08-09 21:21:56 by StingRay StingRay
Back on form!
rulez added on the 2013-08-09 23:21:31 by Claw Claw
Decent, but it was really choppy on my very old Windows XP Pro. SP3 with ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB; PCIE; 1280x1024). I had to watch it at 320x200 windowed mode. Amazingly it runs (smoothly too). ;) Too bad this demo didn't have other settings to adjust. Its info.txt mentioned FSAA. No way to disable it? :(
added on the 2013-08-10 18:05:48 by AntDude AntDude
kickass music and the visuals were pure eyecandy for me :)
rulez added on the 2013-08-11 01:01:49 by Alpha C Alpha C
Pretty stunning visuals and visual/audio combo, but there's nothing here that couldn't fit 64k. Expected more from a full-blown demo.
added on the 2013-08-11 09:49:19 by lim lim
Improve your camera movements a bit more. Almost as good as Balance(Balance is in my top 10 best demos ever).
rulez added on the 2013-08-11 10:54:06 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
High production value. Great to excellent in every departments. Love the sound track. Final version still hard on the GPU.

Ran "OK" @ 1280X800 on my 600 GTX @ 1.3Ghz (BIOS moded 1.21V, 150% TDP) and 2500K @ 4.7Ghz on driver version 314.22. Still dip to 17FPS in some places, but average 22-30FPS overall.
rulez added on the 2013-08-12 04:56:33 by ramon ramon
Fascinating the detail in each scene. Very compelling to watch.
rulez added on the 2013-08-13 21:32:14 by auld auld
Yes, my favourite. Love it.
rulez added on the 2013-08-14 20:40:12 by ok3anos ok3anos
rulez added on the 2013-08-15 10:52:57 by emha76 emha76
wow, this just blew me away!
should have won!
rulez added on the 2013-08-16 21:04:39 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
this was very enjoyable. good job!
rulez added on the 2013-08-17 14:13:27 by SiR SiR
Dull music, but great visuals! Smooth stuff. More please!
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 20:00:52 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
very cool! BTW: nice trick to mask the slow fps by jerky movement ;-)
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 01:07:54 by RufUsul RufUsul
nice to look at
but above all: great music!
rulez added on the 2013-08-21 17:41:01 by superplek superplek
Certainly great. But for some reason it's the kind of messy that makes my brain shut off the attention at some point.
rulez added on the 2013-08-24 17:00:36 by kb_ kb_
Jep. Bit messy, but nice anyway.
rulez added on the 2013-08-25 16:37:05 by Maissi Maissi
clearly underrated.
added on the 2013-08-29 12:09:48 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
This stuff rocks!
Great demo. Amazing, fresh and beautiful!
rulez added on the 2013-10-03 20:51:59 by yaneq yaneq
very stylish prod.
rulez added on the 2013-10-04 02:33:13 by gentleman gentleman
I love it!
Amazing design, fresh idea!
added on the 2013-11-11 17:19:35 by yaneq yaneq
One of those demos I feel ought to receive a more thorough comment. This is a very special demo. It's a slow burner though and took me a while to realize, even though there was no question I liked it on the first sight. It hit me early too, but I guess it was one of those cases where you hurt yourself badly, yet you don't immediately realize just how serious the impact was. So this really is for me maybe the best demo in the last couple years. Now "the best" of something is a silly category yes, but I'm not looking for circumlocutions instead of emphasis.

This is a powerful demo. It's very visceral and demolike, yet feels fresh. The true genius here is the stream of consciousness element, which plays a heavy role across the board. The way everything falls in their respective places while watching this to me is akin to how people describe Joyce's Ulysses. I think it's an essential state of mind to enjoy this fully, because on the surface everything looks very haphazard. There is a beauty to all of the movement, cues and shots. The standard "event x happens at beat y" is taken too much for granted. The syncing is done at a much more discreet, sub-conscious level. There is no objective calculatable rhyme or reason to it, but it just feels right when you remove the thought of it from your mind. Similar technique was employed earlier last year in the demo Intrinsic (and in some earlier productions as well), but this comes even closer to perfection.

The visuals are fantastic. There is something to be said about reflective primitives and whatnot, but it all boils down to their usage. Reflextion doesn't feel limited in that sense. You forget that these elements get used (too) often in contemporary productions. How each effect is used and presented is happens the same way the direction overall does; if it feels right, do it. The audio side complementary to the visuals and obviously just as good as the rest of the production, a breath of fresh air.

Like the text in the beginning says, "Approaching planet". This is a view to an another world, a glimpse into it. In a way, the demo is still going on somewhere out there. I forget who said it when they said comparing real life and films, "in reality there is no 'the end' ". I apply the same concept to watching this demo. The world depicted here never ceases, only the window presented by the demo closes. And I think that's all I intended to say.
added on the 2014-03-21 01:07:06 by noby noby
Awesome visuals and an even better soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2014-04-03 22:41:51 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
This is a damn fine demo. It also works really well with LizardKing!
rulez added on the 2014-05-03 15:03:09 by cce cce

added on the 2014-05-03 15:06:11 by noby noby
It also works really well with LizardKing!

Amazing sync.
added on the 2014-05-03 15:17:38 by Preacher Preacher
cce: Haha, what the hell, how can this work so ridiculously well :D
holy shit :D
added on the 2014-05-03 15:44:27 by Alpha C Alpha C
Oh god :D
added on the 2014-05-03 16:20:36 by leGend leGend
After many watchings I must admit this is nearly best demo of 2013 scene produiction, final is great. My thumb above.
this is pretty dopeish!
rulez added on the 2014-09-24 09:25:27 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
How could this get past me for a year ?
Excellent tune, nice mixture of codepr0n and visual design with good transitions at just the right length.
Nowadays many productions are reduced to film-trailer lengths, so they pretty much end right after the introduction.
rulez added on the 2014-09-24 14:35:34 by d0DgE d0DgE
I like it.
rulez added on the 2015-08-20 05:09:15 by rock rock
Yep awesome. Great style and cool liquid blobby stuff. Music is amazing, really nice tune and well produced.
rulez added on the 2015-11-27 17:01:01 by drift drift
I don't know why but I just like it so much , every part of it , even though it's not that popular , as it should be .
rulez added on the 2016-05-29 02:07:47 by golem golem
Forgot to thumb this up
rulez added on the 2019-08-09 22:32:53 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
not bad, there was stuff happening all of the time and the music was cool, but didn't feel coherent nor the different elements polished
added on the 2021-11-29 16:10:06 by wrighter wrighter

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