muoto by Traction [web] & Brainstorm [web]
screenshot added by Preacher on 2013-08-18 22:20:20
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release date : august 2013
release party : Evoke 2013
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 69%
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audacious design, deep respects for that
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 22:19:21 by decca decca
First demo in mspaint. Platform thumb up. (:
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 22:22:09 by moqui moqui
Great idea, excellent design!
Quality production !
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 22:25:16 by alkama alkama
this is how Piet Mondriaan would roll if he was in demoscene.
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 22:25:45 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
deserved 2nd place. very cool demo. Piet Mondrian inspired
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 22:33:56 by rudi rudi
so artsy and evoke-ish. love it.
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 22:36:10 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Nicely executed concept, good music also, fit perfectly.
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 23:05:26 by keito keito
what they said
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 23:13:01 by SiR SiR
This looked fantastic. Great idea for theme/style!
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 23:19:18 by ___ ___
My favorite from the party. I was really happy to see how much work you put into this since Break^H^H^H^H^H ReVision.
added on the 2013-08-18 23:19:50 by pixtur pixtur
I like this really really much. Different style and lots of scenes that all fit together.
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 23:20:28 by gaspode gaspode
Artsy in a very interesting manner.
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 23:22:04 by Zplex Zplex
Nice design, nice camera movments, great fitting music.
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 23:36:26 by ok3anos ok3anos
My favorite from the compo. Love the visuals and music. I know what the colors are going towards (Mondrien, de stijl etc...), but a bit if desaturation or a tint would've made them better. Still, ace.
rulez added on the 2013-08-18 23:56:38 by noby noby
I really love this, very artistic, well executed. I tip my hat to your courage for going through with the color scheme.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 00:32:54 by ryx ryx
what ryx said!
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 00:41:57 by bonefish bonefish
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 00:54:03 by kusma kusma
Excelent demo. The bass line makes me think of pet shop boys.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 01:18:50 by xernobyl xernobyl
Beautiful design
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 01:33:04 by front243 front243
traction style. nice tune. i like it.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 02:36:30 by yumeji yumeji
I like the idea, design and of course the good music.


play again .... :O
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 04:09:33 by CHEF-KOCH CHEF-KOCH
lego colors, stylish visuals and fucking great music. really love this (=
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 06:11:28 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
An animated Piet Mondrian painting in 3D. I can dig it.

Direction is a bit lackluster though. There's no tension, just the lazy change-cam-by-beat synching.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 07:17:24 by tomaes tomaes
The lack of development/tension in both music and visuals is not really my cup of tea.

That said, I really love this. Extremely well put together, and you can tell that lots of love went into this. Should have won :)
added on the 2013-08-19 07:41:02 by revival revival
Whoops, thumb.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 07:42:11 by revival revival
Lotsa kewl ideas and coherent, perhaps the direction slips a bit towards the end.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 08:04:53 by Marq Marq
Stylish to say the least. And the pantone background is just pure win
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 08:17:00 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 09:04:59 by Cj Cj
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 09:06:14 by Negostrike Negostrike
I love the music so much I could play it on repeat for few hours straight :)
Visuals were your usual quality and I really liked the unique design. Big thumb!
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 09:17:20 by pommak pommak
Bold visuals! Nice music, too.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 10:19:30 by elend elend
ah, nothing quite like the feeling of looking at the screenshot and thinking "man, I hate this style of art", but absolutely loving the actual demo :D
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 10:21:58 by psonice psonice
flat shading + mondrian colorscheme = <3
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 11:05:47 by rez rez
Pure <3.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 11:09:23 by skan skan
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 11:16:35 by cupe cupe
pure style.
the direction choice fits very well with the great soundtrack.
love it!
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 11:22:41 by wullon wullon
The pace in the animation and the way the sync has been done, seems wrong combined with the music. I adore the music, it has loads of possibilities for a demo, but in my opinion, this doesn't work.
added on the 2013-08-19 11:24:57 by dwarf dwarf
Lovely, but ugly as hell.

Reminded me of those awful commercials from the late 80's or early 90's with the Stu-stu-stu-studio line...

Funky music, nice direction and flow, but colors ruined everything - and for that reason alone I'm not watching it again :(

But colors are not enough to piggie this. So thumbie it is :)
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 11:25:49 by maytz maytz
Classic art colors used in new ways - I like it. A little long, but managable.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 12:05:31 by gloom gloom
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 12:23:46 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
wow great design, something different..
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 12:38:02 by rage rage
probably my favourite traction demo so far. loving the constructivist/avantgarde reminiscences.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 13:01:24 by dipswitch dipswitch
Excellent soundtrack and great syncing work. I wanted this one to go on forever...
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 13:59:33 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
If I could make demos, I'd make em like this!
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 14:13:10 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
love it !
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 14:25:45 by MsK` MsK`
A few lengths here and there, and a lack of progression in general, but a very successful, enjoyable, design.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 15:13:17 by Zavie Zavie
Absolutely massive - the only thing that kinda took away from the experience is that the sync seemed slightly off.

Either way, this is moralhardcandy-level shit right here.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 15:26:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
Fresh! I don't agree that it is moralhardcandy-level shit but it is pretty nice nonetheless :)
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 16:13:01 by Rob Rob
thumbs up for a really refreshing aestethic approach and the elegant soundtrack.
the only minor critics is, that visuals and music do not play together in way that it feels like a unity.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 18:58:06 by a-move a-move
Made me happy.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 19:11:22 by SandLover SandLover
Great music, great visuals. But the music really needs a lead melody.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 19:29:32 by yzi yzi
thumbs for having proper colors! you seem to have forgotten about the green, though :(
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 20:40:44 by blala blala
Any demo referencing Mondriaan's work gets my thumb. Especially when done this well :). My personal compo favourite.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 20:54:41 by Alpha C Alpha C
Also liked the imagery, particularly as I saw some of the work of Mondrians friend, contemporary and reciprocal influence Marlow Moss at the Tate St. Ives only a month ago.
added on the 2013-08-19 21:46:37 by Canopy Canopy
design-wise so damn clean and tidy you could easily skip an overdue shower by simply watching this.
choice of music couldn't be more suitable.
i didn't imagine i could ever enjoy a demo this much again.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 22:14:59 by keith303 keith303
I like this style. Got a bit repetitive after a while, but thumbup overall.
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 22:20:32 by Tjoppen Tjoppen
reversing accidental piggy..!
rulez added on the 2013-08-19 22:21:57 by Canopy Canopy
Just great, perfect match between the visuals and the laidback soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2013-08-20 07:12:10 by break break
rulez added on the 2013-08-20 08:50:20 by provod provod
this color scheme is good
rulez added on the 2013-08-20 15:06:51 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
Pushed *ALL* my buttons. Beautiful! Preacher, please never change (or well, change a lot, i guess :D)
rulez added on the 2013-08-20 15:45:50 by okkie okkie
rulez added on the 2013-08-20 16:21:27 by Clarence Clarence
house music.
rulez added on the 2013-08-20 19:03:52 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Whoa, traction 2010++ !!

For me, this is a very well but executed but strongly different than usual effect demo. At the same time it is a perfect trip to the world of constrained colors (very much nothing wrong with the colors of this demo for me) and very fancy'n'cool animations. Big thanks for bringing us such a quality magic effects show combined with good music and sync!
rulez added on the 2013-08-20 21:07:06 by deepr deepr
I liked what can be best described as "primary color lego brick snake" near the end but a lot of people seem to be really confused about Mondriaan and De Stijl in general. This would be a terrible homage to that and I doubt that's what it is.
added on the 2013-08-21 00:29:24 by Shifter Shifter
rulez added on the 2013-08-21 01:40:34 by blackpawn blackpawn
After watching it a few more times, I have to say...
Direction is a bit lackluster though. There's no tension, just the lazy change-cam-by-beat synching.

It needs more of those!

Oh, and finally a modern demo running at full resolution (1920x1200) and 8x multisampling on my laptop. :) Well okay, it's not technically demanding, but people still manage to make stuff like this to be slow, so kudos for that. :)
what can be best described as "primary color lego brick snake" near the end but a lot of people seem to be really confused about Mondriaan and De Stijl in general.

I'm actually more confused about all the Lego associations, while the link to Mondria[a]n's grid compositions (+ hints of recursion / "sparse texel tree" look) is not exactly subtle and makes more sense to me.
added on the 2013-08-21 08:58:36 by tomaes tomaes
Okay, so I thought I'd pop in to offer some thoughts.

First of all, this demo is not really a tribute to Mondrian per se, the idea was to make a modernist demo with a minimal aesthetic and some form of music with a really repetitive beat. The cube thing is an obvious reference of course, as is the colorscheme somewhat, but aside from that, nothing else is a consciously taken from anywhere. I had two more Mondrianish effects lined up but they were dropped quite early and may appear somewhere in the future. I also had something akin to Malevich's suprematist works that was also dropped. As for other sources of inspiration, the scene with the circles comes from last year's Evoke logo and the original idea for the part with the hexagons is from a poster advertising a Finnish club, though it's quite different from what it was in the beginning.

Secondly, the colors. I realized that going with pure colors instead of tinted ones would be a kind of a hit-or-miss thing, but the simplicity appealed to me, as well as some kind of a "purity" in striving towards the most basic forms and shapes. The constructing sphere has tinted colors though, because the pure yellow didn't look good when alphablended with the others. On my laptop that I wrote this on it looks good to my eyes and it looked good on the big screen, which is the important thing. On my work computer it's a bit too bright.

Thirdly, the direction. I understand that it might not appeal to everyone as it is indeed quite repetitive without much tension. That's also intentional, though every scene does have some subtle development. I wanted to have a kind of a VJ'ish aesthetic that runs with the steady beat and building tension didn't work well with that in my mind. A matter of taste, I guess. I also thought about dropping a few more scenes and then just running each of them for a minute with more development, but I didn't want to drop any of these so I didn't experiment much with that.

Overall, I am really happy how the demo turned out and about the response to it. I've spent more time on this one than most of my works and I think it really shows. It's definitely one of my favorite demos of the ones that I've done, and the growing building thing is in my opinion the finest single effect from me ever.
added on the 2013-08-21 10:22:58 by Preacher Preacher
First of all, i love the Deephouse track - no matter what.

It could have been perfect and spot on if it had a more predictable pace or direction. The change between fast syncs and slower scenes isn't really reflected, especially since the track has a easy mood to it.

Anyway. Thumb up-worthy production!
rulez added on the 2013-08-21 11:39:22 by rp rp
This is one of those demos that I nearly absolutely love but something just doesn't sit right for me.

Love the music. Love the style. Love the scenes. Some great sync and scene development in there. But.. sorry.. that camera work really tired me out. I liked the sync in the spheres + triangles scene (first pic in the screenshot above) more. By the time the greets came I was ready for the break.
added on the 2013-08-21 11:58:23 by evilpaul evilpaul
Pure traction! ^_^
rulez added on the 2013-08-21 12:44:15 by bitl bitl
Yeah! Nice nice!
rulez added on the 2013-08-21 21:07:33 by Frequent Frequent
nice track
rulez added on the 2013-08-21 22:09:20 by blamstrain blamstrain
brilliant! i love it!
rulez added on the 2013-08-22 01:33:06 by RufUsul RufUsul
Like it very much :)
rulez added on the 2013-08-22 02:11:17 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Dutch colorscheme!

...anyway, it was cute, I quite liked the music too, but there was just a bit too much repetition going on. A shorter demo would've been stronger, I guess.
added on the 2013-08-22 11:03:14 by sagacity sagacity
It's different and it's cool. I'va had to look at something green for a while after watching this.

@rpfr - you're right, credits part is a real downturn. Either you stay until the end or press esc then.
rulez added on the 2013-08-22 14:34:40 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
These would be awesome as screensavers!

Still, really hypnotizing and chill demo - Giving it a thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2013-08-22 22:01:40 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
YESS!.. looks soo nice.. clean. and the music fits perfect
rulez added on the 2013-08-23 21:16:46 by _Chucky_ _Chucky_
Awesome stuff!
rulez added on the 2013-08-23 21:38:54 by chromag chromag
great, just great. fantastic music. preacher always delivers, kudos for that!
rulez added on the 2013-08-23 21:59:59 by substrate substrate
Interesting concept, but soooo boring. Not my cup of tea...
added on the 2013-08-24 15:09:40 by Tigrou Tigrou
Wow, awesome. It worked well on my ancient, updated Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine with its ATI Radeon 4870 video card (driver v9.4!). :D
rulez added on the 2013-08-24 18:00:50 by AntDude AntDude
Also, Neo effects were weird. I had to disable them even though I love neon. ;)
added on the 2013-08-24 18:01:32 by AntDude AntDude
one of those demos that made me nod in agreement with every single scene
rulez added on the 2013-08-24 18:19:13 by superplek superplek
refreshing prod, remind me Blasphemy & Purple days. Excellent
rulez added on the 2013-08-24 18:31:08 by u2 u2
Simply excellent
rulez added on the 2013-08-24 22:37:55 by algorias algorias
rulez added on the 2013-08-26 04:42:06 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
Nice, cool Mondriaan influence. He seems to be popping up everywhere these days.
rulez added on the 2013-08-26 23:06:46 by Claw Claw
Not related, and sorry to hijack this, but I just wanted to say I'd really absolutely love to have a new 8 scenes of human life with a any-resolution selector...
Nice cubism :)
rulez added on the 2013-08-27 01:42:07 by ulrick ulrick
HeLLoWorld: mail me :)
added on the 2013-08-27 08:46:50 by Preacher Preacher
Very cool.
rulezcdc added on the 2013-08-27 08:50:32 by Starchaser Starchaser
rulez added on the 2013-08-27 09:59:02 by las las
sorry, i don't liked this color.
but, nice design and soundtracks.
rulez added on the 2013-08-27 15:57:42 by got got
Small file size, fast rendering! That's what modern demos missed.
The style, direction, music - everything done very well and neatly.
A few totally different scenes (stylized the same, though) was the most exciting thing for me.
rulez added on the 2013-08-28 07:15:11 by Manwe Manwe
Arsty for Fartsies.
sucks added on the 2013-08-28 09:39:07 by moredhel moredhel
First things first, I find it brave that you went with this colour scheme - and as you stated it'd be a hit or miss. And the beautiful thing is that you some how manage to not let them look like coder colours at all, it just feels clean - and I can't imagine other colours to fit better. Though in the ball scene I saw some nice one in the back :)

This tune just sticks in my eardrums since Evoke, it's so calm yet so pushing forward - I feel like I could loop it all day and it'd not get boring. Of course it matches well with the visuals and the sync, which I find rather tastefully holding back - like in the "not totally filled cube" with the small rectangles on it's sides.

I love a lot of parts, the first one with the spinning rings, the circle/icosahedron(?), the stacking building (actually the part where it has no colours yet) and the line parts at the end. Also love how I watch your demos and always learn something, like the camera movement this time that planes should have depth (yours have) and much more.

Keep it up, I'd give it a CDC if only they'd not be so rare :\

rulez added on the 2013-08-28 20:38:24 by mog mog
best demo in the compo, shouldve won.
rulez added on the 2013-09-05 18:50:35 by maali maali
I really like the style. It was a lot more entertaining than I thought.
rulez added on the 2013-09-06 19:56:40 by cce cce
artimation. mondrian reloaded ftw!
rulez added on the 2013-09-07 03:16:59 by T$ T$
I would like it better without the sphere, and I don't love the music, but that doesn't make this demo not amazing.
rulez added on the 2013-09-08 15:15:07 by neu / metoikos neu / metoikos
rulezcdc added on the 2013-09-08 17:18:15 by BackSpace BackSpace
Great design for a good demo that would have been great if it had been as entertaining as it was already beautiful.

Also, 10 MB? Really? This should have fit in 1 MB and even less, given the precedents set by Farbrausch and Co.
rulez added on the 2013-09-11 00:46:48 by cngsoft cngsoft
Yeah, with a fabulous 32kbps mp3.
added on the 2013-09-11 00:57:12 by noby noby
Very nice. Stylish, smooth and brilliant.
rulez added on the 2013-09-11 15:14:58 by zerkman zerkman
cngsoft: With a few modifications, the code itself could probably pretty snugly fit in 64k and then there's stuff like the image library and GLEW that's not really used for much here. If you want, I can give you the source and you can spend the time and effort to strip out all that stuff for no artistic merit whatsoever and come up with someone that would use a crappy 64k synth instead of his or her favorite tools to compose the soundtrack. Personally, I don't care one inch.
added on the 2013-09-11 15:17:48 by Preacher Preacher
well designed
rulez added on the 2013-09-11 15:19:52 by norecess norecess
Really lovely
rulez added on the 2013-09-11 15:35:38 by Fell Fell
I like the concept and the effects, but the camera beat-sync in the middle was too nervous for me. The music's nice, but could have been used for more creative syncing (more than camera paths). Also better transitions between the effects would have been nice, because atm it feels like a bunch of disconnected effects with the same color scheme...
added on the 2013-09-11 16:33:54 by raer raer
style, smooth, nice
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 18:28:36 by gopher gopher
Smooth as hell
rulez added on the 2013-09-25 10:34:18 by ponce ponce
Unusual concept, with the very nice music a very entertaining product :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-28 22:53:32 by Sapphire Sapphire
Tune is so sexy it prolly needs a gun license, still enjoying it deeply even after hearing it so often - of course the same applies to the visuals :D
added on the 2013-10-13 01:54:12 by mog mog
Feels, sounds and looks clean and cozy... Nice blends of geometries
rulez added on the 2013-10-13 20:01:32 by bdk bdk
Killer style, excellent concept. I wasn't a massive fan of the music or the bit with the sphere but the rest was more than enough to make up the difference. My favorite demo with a white background in recent memory ;)
rulez added on the 2013-11-08 13:32:17 by DrClaw DrClaw
Loved it, because of the style, because of how clean and relaxed this is, and because it felt a little bit like it was talking to me personally. I am not fully convinced that the chosen colour scheme was the best possible choice (I would have gone for complementaries), but I dig these colours too.
rulez added on the 2013-12-11 01:31:22 by introspec introspec
rulez added on the 2014-04-19 20:52:25 by Maissi Maissi
very cool! love the tune
rulez added on the 2014-07-16 14:29:15 by shadez shadez
added on the 2014-09-07 22:17:26 by mog mog
Nice to see some primary colors in a pc demo for once.
rulez added on the 2014-09-09 17:32:01 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
nice one - i don't dig the colours too much but well.. neon-option was better, albeit a bit too bright at times
rulez added on the 2014-12-14 17:51:46 by v3nom v3nom
Nice to hear that you actually tried one of my silly "almost one and half demos for the price of one" hacks :)
added on the 2014-12-19 14:58:00 by Preacher Preacher
no clue how i had never seen this one before. pretty good! faithful to the traction style while still keeping it fresh.
rulez added on the 2014-12-19 18:01:49 by psenough psenough
Not bad
added on the 2016-08-09 21:46:21 by golem golem
nice colors.
rulez added on the 2017-05-15 20:06:40 by 1in10 1in10
rulez added on the 2018-07-15 23:43:03 by fizzer fizzer
I totally adore this demo. Wonder, how could i miss it.
Gorgeous, brilliant and touching.
rulez added on the 2019-04-09 19:36:30 by sq sq
rulez added on the 2020-04-15 11:36:45 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
rulez added on the 2022-08-16 10:38:49 by wrighter wrighter

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