Apocalypse When by Fairlight [web]
screenshot added by v3nom on 2013-09-15 11:05:37
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release date : september 2013
release party : Function 2013
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 73%
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alltime top: #306
  • smash smash [Code, visuals, smoke manipulation]
  • gloom gloom [Music, 2D graphics]
added on the 2013-09-15 11:05:37 by v3nom v3nom

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With their newest concept-demo FLT takes you on an intense ride to the inavitable climax.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 11:09:44 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 11:09:46 by w00t! w00t!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 11:12:49 by CHEF-KOCH CHEF-KOCH
nice smoke! :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 11:25:20 by ekoli ekoli
Which climax?
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 12:47:12 by las las
Great idea
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 12:55:24 by front243 front243
Something worth glaring at and dropping your jaw to. In many was above everything else in the compo.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 13:08:12 by noby noby
nice mustang ad. :D

- some colors (what is that? contrast?) + ran surprisingly fast on my trash hardware. will wait for a video tho.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 13:08:34 by yumeji yumeji
Somehow this didn't work for me at all. Whenever I see an FLT demo with a car in it, i just cringe. Thumb down for the demo, thumb up for the tech, so a pig.
added on the 2013-09-15 13:13:18 by uncle-x uncle-x
How is this possible on a commodore 64 ? (oh wait a minute!!)
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 13:14:18 by magic magic
cannot be started as d3dx9_43.dll is missing...
added on the 2013-09-15 13:24:38 by whizart whizart
I didn't LOL, but damn did I smile!

Kick ass, and then some more kick ass follow by some awesomeness.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 13:25:44 by maytz maytz
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 13:27:28 by Frequent Frequent
Woah, that was massive! Fill-rate well spent. I'm quite proud that my GPU was able to pull that off while only melting down a handful of CUDA-cores.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 14:10:12 by Duckers Duckers
Youtube or it didn't happen
added on the 2013-09-15 14:10:24 by Optimus Optimus
Én azt is elfelejtettem mondani, hogy autó.
Nice giraffes!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 14:16:07 by slyspy slyspy
didn't work for me at all.
Was quite yawn worthy.
added on the 2013-09-15 14:19:44 by mudlord mudlord
One trick ponies in the dust \o/
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 14:22:00 by zoom zoom
very very nice, BBC had some LOTR rerun straight after top gear, eh? :)
also quite nice desert scape
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 14:39:21 by maali maali
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 15:12:21 by jimmi jimmi
The car didn't fit in the scene, like some pixels were misplaced. Nothing wrong with the care or the scene, I could ven spot some highlight blur but the composition was off.

Besides this and the slow framerate (probably due to the amount of particles used in the smoke) I liked it. Desert, horses,. nice!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 15:40:54 by numtek numtek
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 15:43:05 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Dat Mustang. :D

I had a log of aliasing artifacts on the car, the horses have banding, and the darks looked too dark. Also the climax suffers from a feeling of repetitiveness right before it kicks.

That said, thumb up.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 15:52:27 by Zavie Zavie
The horse-heads are clear evidence that we need to abandon post-processing DoF and adapt stochastic rasterization instead. As for the demo, cool enough. Seems to try to keep the concept simple, but it becomes a bit too rigid for my taste.
added on the 2013-09-15 16:34:49 by kusma kusma
ohyes.. I like.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 17:23:41 by _Chucky_ _Chucky_
too many horses for the apocalypse or a hand :D besides that it builds up pretty well ... but takes too long to drop. good music and it looks great. but as said, too long so it gets boring in the middle. piggie.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 17:35:15 by moqui moqui
I could only watch the video unfortunately - nice mad max vibe (though the car is a bit too shiny for that ;) but the rendering seems to have a lot of artifacts/banding? May just be an issue with the capture, so I'll keep my thumb for now.
added on the 2013-09-15 17:36:06 by stijn stijn
great moment when the horses rise on their hind legs. :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 17:42:09 by pear pear
runs at 10-15 img/s in 1080p on dual SLI Geforce 780M but still impressive to see deferred bobs metaballs like this !
added on the 2013-09-15 17:43:32 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
A matchbox car chased down by smoke ponies. Wat? =)

Very, very silly way of showing off those smoke effects. Decent ending though.
added on the 2013-09-15 17:45:40 by tomaes tomaes
Nice tech and scenes, but the car felt somewhat disconnected from the rest of the scene (lighting? too clean-looking? no idea), music was a bit boring... But still well worth a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 17:50:20 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
new shade bob record!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 17:59:58 by loaderror loaderror
Looks like a boring movie trailer.
added on the 2013-09-15 18:08:10 by Cj Cj
What Saga said
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 18:10:37 by argasek argasek
great one trick pony :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 18:12:51 by gopher gopher
Nice pitch, nice execution, length is perfect :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 18:28:51 by fra fra
Horses looks like they are on Sunday walk, otherwise this prod is amazing. I like mood on it. Music is ace and fits well, dust/smoke is just amazing. Brilliant demo.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 18:34:35 by Rebb Rebb
From watching the vid I sense that a great idea didn't quite work out for me, the tech is amazing and the scene all gels well with the backdrop and the distance of the scene is great to see. The rendering of the dustcloud and the horse heads are just not really good enough. The audio is well executed and direction is pretty good, I dunno maybe a few more camera sweeps required with bumper cam switches or smth? Good idea, good execution with a lot of boom though!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 18:48:27 by dv$ dv$
this is definately great from a technical point of view.

the reasons why i cannot really connect to it:
- the overall look is more like a game trailer
- the horses don't really look like horses (maybe it's the proportion?)
- the soundtrack is solid, but it lacks "flesh" (only beats & basses don't necessarily create an atmosphere)

but i guess, i'm complaining on a high comfort level.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 18:53:28 by a-move a-move
stunning visuals that imho don't connect with the music at all.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 19:19:04 by CONS CONS
Well no.

A noble idea, but with an unnecessary long build up to more or less silly looking horses with cow heads. Also featuring unnecessary slowmotions which even the music can't save.

It's a pity, imho, since this could have been quite awesome.
added on the 2013-09-15 19:20:02 by elend elend
yeah! strong moments of : wtf - which reality is this?!? :-)
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 19:45:46 by wertstahl wertstahl
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 20:05:38 by provod provod
WOW !!!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 20:20:19 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
I just figured out what was bugging me about the horse's animation... you'd expect them to be galloping given the speed the car is moving at, but they're just gently trotting along. Creates something of a dissonance.
added on the 2013-09-15 20:26:49 by stijn stijn
I though I will not see something special this year, however function change my opinion.. very interesting work, it looks simple(of course it is not easy) like one scene, however it has very good feel and it looks finished and fresh.. very good job.. sure I want more actions, however many people couild think this is not cool until they try to make something like that. Me personally want to know how 3d artists made that landscape..
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 20:27:02 by keen keen
I second uncle-x. Also, I personally find the demo irritatingly undeveloping - there's just not much to it apart from the tech which is - as always - inspiring.

Oh, and the distance between smoke and the car is unnaturally large for my tastes :) but that's a minor issue I'd say.
added on the 2013-09-15 20:42:46 by kbi kbi
Very cool, technically impressive. Love the background bokeh effect too as well as the smoke. Shame about the casual horses as stijn said.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 20:46:44 by Claw Claw
ace concept, perfect execution!
splendid job everyone!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 20:57:08 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
congratulations, nice job as always.
when i saw the car, this legendary song came to my mind:
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 21:03:48 by pista pista
The following car will need a good air filter!!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 21:41:13 by Emod Emod
I do like the sound of a racing engine, the sense of volume of the dust, and I do not think it ever gets boring. (btw, in the opening when the car enters and then fades away while the logo shows feels really good.) I do prefer the youtube version over realtime, which is a pity, but the good trumphs the bad with this one.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 22:24:26 by Hyde Hyde
Very very nice looking and sounding stuff!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 22:45:51 by kurli kurli
What Zoom said!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 22:46:28 by p01 p01
soulless music.
sucks added on the 2013-09-15 22:49:08 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
What I saw made my jaw drop, what I heard annoyed the hell out of me. :( Still, great demo!
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 22:53:33 by StingRay StingRay
The car is missing some specular reflections, otherwise good idea, but I guess it was too long for that one single effect.
rulez added on the 2013-09-15 23:34:34 by xTr1m xTr1m
this would have been so better without the car.
added on the 2013-09-16 01:04:13 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 01:10:57 by rudi rudi
Tech-wise looks nice, but cheesy as hell, and I didn't really care for the music either. Forgettable.
added on the 2013-09-16 01:43:25 by visy visy
Not perfect, but definitely good for a one effect show. Fine music too.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 06:45:39 by break break
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 07:58:34 by Marq Marq
uh, style!
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 08:57:03 by orange orange
I agree that the car looks wrong somehow and it could have been a tad bit shorter, but still real coder pr0n.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 09:35:42 by raer raer
kicks ass in many ways!!
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 09:36:21 by tFt tFt
I enjoyed it, brilliant cloud.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 09:43:06 by deathy deathy
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 10:36:11 by ferris ferris
A few additional comments:
- as some pointed out, the car feels detached from the scene
- maybe add more motion to horse heads, to give more impression they're pulling a serious effort
- desynchronize the horses so they look more like a wild herd

I already mentioned it, I can't help but feeling something went terribly wrong with the colors.
added on the 2013-09-16 11:18:48 by Zavie Zavie
Technically it's probably quite great and the smoke looks good and I like the concept, but for some reason it feels silly to me more than anything else. The music and the graphics are disconnected and the part where the horses got on two legs made me laugh.
added on the 2013-09-16 11:25:15 by Preacher Preacher
Some design wouldn't have hurt. Code is excellent on its own, music is excellent on its own, and the 3D models are ok, but they quite don't fit together.

The use of unsynched random slow-motion doesn't add anything at all (works great when synched to the music, looks absolutely random and unnecesary when not).

Cameras are ok, but repetitive.

Deserves a thumbs up for the individual effort of each of its parts, but as a demo, I find it lacking
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 12:20:41 by Jcl Jcl
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 12:26:18 by okkie okkie
uh oh, onescener. but nice one.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 13:21:09 by comankh comankh
awesome fx. i loved the landscape shots at the credits part.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 13:23:10 by teo teo
Pretty unique and fun to watch. I share most of the gripes aired above, but I don't think any of them are too serious. I'm still not sure if the dust is supposed to be coming from the car or chasing it? It appears to be offset to the right of the car at the beginning, which confused me a little.

Great effect as always, definitely worthy of a big old thumb! I liked the music too, it conveyed just the right amount of menace for me.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 13:37:27 by raizor raizor
++ for direction now that I have watched it again.. <3 Now, that hand at the end.. i swear i've seen the geometry somewhere else before :)
added on the 2013-09-16 13:52:58 by dv$ dv$
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 14:04:01 by aha aha
nice elevation of suspense
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 14:08:08 by decca decca
lots of artifacts, bad horse animation and no climax or anything.
ending was okay.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 14:19:00 by cupe cupe
I enjoyed it!
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 14:22:40 by Tess Tess
What Jcl said
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 14:41:00 by xoofx xoofx
So uhhh Gloom has some kind of monopoly on soundtracks for Function eh? Anyways, this is cool.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 14:44:09 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Not a huge fan of vehicles (specifically cars and trains) in demos, but enjoyed this one..!
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 14:51:18 by JvB JvB
djh0ffman: Well, he IS a member of NS. (Norske Scenehorer/Norwegian Scenewhores)

I liked it. There are a few annoying things in it that would require little time to fix, but fuck... I don't except every demo that a group churns out to be exactly as good or as cool as the last one. Life is too short to rank stuff like that.

Kudos for releasing it at a hungarian party and kudos for making it.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 14:51:58 by irvin irvin
Yeah didn't work for me either.

I get the hard work behind it, but ..... nah sorry.
added on the 2013-09-16 15:24:05 by Voltage Voltage
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 15:30:24 by Feryx Feryx
watched it a couple times.

a final would make that worth. scales are a lil off. the terrain style in the beginng looks rather big with small trees. microfication dof. the transition to the car looks wrong size. a tiny lil racer maybe. also the horses are a lil too big. if they're smaller they gotta run faster. looks better. the horse foot collides with the car. a lil more distance wouldn't hurt. the horse heads look weird. need more definition. and some more detail on the horse body would do. and the hit with the hand is timely offset. something feels wrong there. but... this is just a comment and wishful. i'll not remix that myself. and not from scratch.
added on the 2013-09-16 16:56:23 by yumeji yumeji
Hmm.. dunno about this one. There are great bits, and not so great bits.

The massive terrain is really good, but the way it's rendered seems a little glitchy (it shouldn't give flickering bokeh with the DOF effect). The smoke cloud looked great in some shots, glitchy in others.

The horses didn't work for me, they had a slightly cardboard cut-out look, seem to be trotting instead of galloping, and I get the impression the cloud is slightly too low res to render the legs. The hand was great though, rendering glitches aside.

Once again, I'm totally looking forward to the write-up though :) The rendering.. well, somehow the glitches weren't where I expected them. So I'm suspecting there's something interesting going on under the hood, as usual.

Overall: despite the bits that didn't work so well, it's at the top of the pile still. There's no way this should be anything other than a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 17:09:57 by psonice psonice
Horsepower! \o/

Very nice work. The music is boring, though.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 17:18:49 by Mystra Mystra
Smoke is really nice... am I the only one to get the impression that the whole scene is ridiculously small....The car looks like a toy. I can’t really say why …. Maybe the lake of details.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 17:54:41 by nytrik nytrik
Nice idea, a bit so and so execution.
nytrik: it's the strong depth of field on the first scene. It's what's commonly called "tilt shift" photography. In real life you only see this kind of extreme depth of field in very small scenes viewed from a small distance, so when you apply too much DOF to a big scene your brain interprets it as being small, so it looks like a small model of a real place.
added on the 2013-09-16 18:16:25 by psonice psonice
...and followed by even more awesomness
added on the 2013-09-16 18:23:30 by maytz maytz
Very good idea and work
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 19:41:48 by rascy rascy
I mean, it's nice and everything, but... these smash demos start to be a bit predictable, also some parts are just ugly (dat car. dat legs... dat bugs), and I guess you need a power plant to actually run it.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 19:46:37 by blala blala
Technically very impressive. The horse animation could have had more weight in. The dust cloud looks fantastic.
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 20:08:50 by skirk skirk
Technically a killer, but otherwise it's a bit boring...
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 20:41:26 by -SP- -SP-
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rulez added on the 2013-09-16 22:43:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 22:49:25 by PotcFdk PotcFdk
nice as a tech demo
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 23:04:12 by wullon wullon
smash does what smash does, but

the car looks crap and otherwise it's a bit crude and rushed.
added on the 2013-09-16 23:04:40 by superplek superplek
Technically very awesome. Lacks too much variation and design and direction are far away from tech level but overall a very minor thumb up. Surprisingly high resolution voxels or whatever makes my tech heart pound :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-16 23:14:19 by pommak pommak
Oh yeah, crashes my pc every time on exit and horses look like shit but whatever.
added on the 2013-09-16 23:16:10 by pommak pommak
added on the 2013-09-17 00:02:15 by Shifter Shifter
I'm speechless. Not sure if this is a good thing.

I love the ending, though.
rulez added on the 2013-09-17 00:23:51 by pixtur pixtur
Would have loved the rainbow unicorn scene in this demo, maybe there's a chance for an apocalypse when remix by Knoeki & Pixtur.
added on the 2013-09-17 14:51:07 by chromag chromag
I was used to think deferred bobs can do everything, but heightfields works with such a design patterns.
rulez added on the 2013-09-17 15:01:41 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
Cool cloud effect, cool music.

Car, horsies, not so much.
if cars would be build with steel beams instead of suspensions with coil springs, it would've certainly helped to overall impression of this demo and the way the car is presented.
but i don't know.. this way everything looks a bit out of place and too artificial.
music doesn't work too well for this prod either imo.
added on the 2013-09-17 17:02:33 by keith303 keith303
I want a cheat mode / easteregg to turn rainbow unicorns on as well.
Music is a good track per se, but somehow contributes to paint a "japanese car advertisement" layer over the whole prod: made me expect a Toyota rotating logo at the end.
rulez added on the 2013-09-18 07:56:27 by dixan dixan
The concept is there, the technique is there, the music is there.. But this shouldn't have gotten through QC as it is. It breaks my heart to piggy this.
added on the 2013-09-18 09:34:38 by glxblt glxblt
Not very fan of the dub-step techno trend but the scene, cuts, effect i very very powerful!

Elegant execution of the horse entrance, and the hand grabing.

Technically awesome too!
rulez added on the 2013-09-18 12:01:06 by JaK JaK
The idea is nice for a one effect show. I do like the music too.
How in earth my above average system [3,2ghz+480nvidia) runs this like a 15fps?
added on the 2013-09-18 13:27:21 by moredhel moredhel
I like heavy smoke with shadows!! :D

I got at 1024x768 running i5-2500K@4.5 and GTX 480@stock-reference:
Frames: 6541 - Time: 219151ms - Avg: 29.847 - Min: 16 - Max: 56

This scene requires GTX 5xx?!?!? No, it's stupid! loool! But yes it requires any DX 11 hardware (min Radeon HD 5000 with or GF400 with 1GB VRAM). Because my GTX 480 works fine without any problems!!! :D

@moredhel: if you're running maybe 1080p then average 15 fps is normal. What's running your resolution screen?? What's name CPU at 3.2GHz? P4 or i7 960 or...????
rulez added on the 2013-09-18 13:46:36 by nuninho1980 nuninho1980
It's an AMD 3.2 ghz runnin here, but this is gpu based demo. Mebbe my 480 nvidia is not enuff to put particles on screen what the coder wants.

Usually this happens when smash pushing too many particles on screen at once. Then ppl on the parties voted for the effect when on the big screen. Then they go to home. And damn, why this is so slow and watch instead of tube vid and come here "oh nice coding".

Can in for god sake, smash, code an glenz without needed of 2ghz?
added on the 2013-09-18 14:14:17 by moredhel moredhel
@moredhel: Ok but this scene is optimized and not bad code!! AMD X3, X4 or X6? What's your resolution screen, you got avg 15 fps??
good enough
rulez added on the 2013-09-18 19:44:35 by SiR SiR
I really enjoyed this - lovely cinematic feel and a really nicely done high quality (again q. a modern cinematic deep vibe) soundtrack from Gloom...

Also - I thought the car+little touches like the grit spinning up from the wheels was awesome :P + nice to see Nik doing some demo shizzle again :) \o_
rulez added on the 2013-09-18 19:52:01 by ne7 ne7
first watched the youtube then on HD7950.
good code that goes nowhere. same with the music.
the first unsharp background landscape is the hightlight of it.
car looks like a toy, horses look like having only one leg.
-> pig
added on the 2013-09-18 19:54:48 by seppjo seppjo
good trip
rulez added on the 2013-09-18 19:55:44 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
theres actually lot of stuff i dont like in this demo, the general setting, the too long pace, the music feels a bit unconnected (esp in the second half).

anyway, tech is brilliant as always from flt, that gloom knows how to make teh wob is also granted.
now take this thumb.
rulez added on the 2013-09-18 22:02:26 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
The music absolutely doesn't fit to this demo. I love dubstep, but this track is just boring and way too slow paced for such a race. The smoke effect and the idea itself is awesome, but a few more camera tricks and moves would have made it even more enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2013-09-19 02:04:46 by Bobic Bobic
Aliasing and horses with one leg aren't pretty but still a brilliant demo!
rulez added on the 2013-09-19 04:25:48 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Pleasant, funny and alarming. For now. Loved the gfx.
rulez added on the 2013-09-19 13:57:36 by CodeK CodeK
tech seems cool (as always), but apart from that it didn't touch me at all (okay, maybe the first 10 seconds)..
added on the 2013-09-19 15:05:25 by toxie toxie
a car chased by a special effect, isn't it in another fairlight demo ?
added on the 2013-09-19 16:57:11 by u2 u2
rulez added on the 2013-09-20 05:26:36 by imerso imerso
nice tech demo indeed
somehow a bit too long
Bah, XP SP3's DirectX 9.0c is no go to make me watch its YouTube video capture. :P

Not bad.
added on the 2013-09-21 18:03:20 by AntDude AntDude
Oh, and cool smoke horses!
added on the 2013-09-21 18:08:07 by AntDude AntDude
I think your "one trick pony" stayed on screen too long, and doesn´t do his homework today

Great code and music!
rulez added on the 2013-09-22 11:51:44 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Finally, the file size is humanity acceptable! Thumb up for 22 Mb file size!
rulez added on the 2013-09-22 16:44:09 by Manwe Manwe
Great work!
rulez added on the 2013-09-22 19:18:22 by UnRAVeL UnRAVeL
This was *cough* really great *cough* especially the effect *cough* with the smoke *cough*
rulez added on the 2013-09-22 21:12:01 by Tigrou Tigrou
Can't help but notice all the artifacts. Is the capture accurate?
added on the 2013-09-22 22:16:05 by ponce ponce
rulez added on the 2013-09-22 22:24:34 by trc_wm trc_wm
Pretty cool! I like the smoke/dust a lot, but as others have mentioned already there is something about the car that makes it look wrong to me. On my first viewing, I felt that the car didn't have enough weight - it looked too light to be a real car. Anyway, it is all shaded well and there's a concept too.
rulez added on the 2013-09-23 01:59:25 by fizzer fizzer
rulez added on the 2013-09-23 10:56:27 by frag frag
Good one!
rulez added on the 2013-09-23 11:07:29 by KK KK
rulez added on the 2013-09-23 19:37:24 by spritus spritus
Cool idea, my favourite car and epic end. Just the dust sometimes does not follow the car correctly. But anyway this demo rules.
rulez added on the 2013-09-23 19:46:51 by jack-3d jack-3d
rulez added on the 2013-09-23 21:28:42 by dex46... dex46...
it was okay, a bit stale for my taste.
added on the 2013-09-23 21:39:48 by nagz nagz
Somehow this didn't work for me at all. Whenever I see an FLT demo with a car in it, i just cringe. Thumb down for the demo, thumb up for the tech, so a pig.

This, this exactly—down to the car comment. :( Hate to say, but for the most part it looked too glitchy and fake to suspend disbelief, and the relentless build-up in the soundtrack just made the end all the more lackluster.
added on the 2013-09-24 03:29:55 by moozooh moozooh
rulez added on the 2013-09-24 11:21:03 by JustEpyx JustEpyx
Cool, at last a demo with a corvette and unicorns! ;p
rulez added on the 2013-09-24 19:44:59 by baah baah
I really enjoyed the depth of field at the beginning, and the wobwobs.
added on the 2013-09-24 19:46:10 by baah baah
as toxie said....
Technically good for sure but did nothhing to me. The idea is good but it lacks direction. The car seems disconnected, probably because of the dust which was "off" (not sticking to the wheels). Piggie.
added on the 2013-09-24 20:27:09 by ok3anos ok3anos

I totally see what you did there, this is indeed technically interesting, I liked the idea about shapes in smokes (There's this moment in The Lord Of The Ring that suddenly came to my mind) but maybe it's better to let MFX do the one-fx demos.
this is the RUSH HOUR sequel we've been looking for
added on the 2013-09-24 21:12:41 by superplek superplek
Absolutely amazing concept! Just a bit disappointed about the last anim when hand closes on the car - I was waiting for a fluid explosion, and I saw fingers intersecting the ground. But it was just a tiny thing, other than that - RULEZ!
rulez added on the 2013-09-24 22:44:49 by bonzaj bonzaj
It's a nice idea and probably good tech, but it all seems so unintentionally funny. When the horses appeared, I actually laughed. And I seriously dislike the look of the DOF, it should've been used with more subtlety.

Some great things in there, but the whole thing does nothing for me.
added on the 2013-09-24 23:13:08 by chock chock
what toxie said.
added on the 2013-09-24 23:16:22 by decipher decipher
Forgot to thumb up! Definitely gonna try it in realtime when I buy my new desktop soon.
rulez added on the 2013-09-25 14:39:36 by Optimus Optimus
cool concept, didn't completely deliver on execution, but close enough for thumb up. the direction cuts / slowmos were a bit over the top (in a bad way) imho. looking forward to read up on the tech behind it.
rulez added on the 2013-09-26 04:34:37 by psenough psenough
good ads ! )
rulez added on the 2013-09-26 08:25:27 by fyrex fyrex
rulez added on the 2013-09-27 10:25:14 by violator violator
Love it.
a poney version would have been epic :P
rulez added on the 2013-09-27 14:47:07 by Buckethead Buckethead
What Gargaj said.
rulez added on the 2013-09-27 22:38:02 by novel novel
Nice one effect prod!

I didn't especially liked the smoke and the horses (just artistically, the code is awesome!) but the landscape and the final rendering looks really great! :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-28 00:07:51 by rez rez
cool and original. really liked the soundtrack too :)
rulez added on the 2013-09-29 13:35:37 by Gaia Gaia
Someone got inspired by a milk commercial?
rulez added on the 2013-09-29 21:07:43 by Muerto Muerto
lol @ hot multimedia.

anyways, great demo, you should sell it to Ford, they will use it as an advertissement to sell their Mustangs :p

this fog/horse effect is really neat and raises the whole demo (i suppose it's technically complex but overall the demo wasn't the kind of thing i was waiting for) so i give a big thumbs up :D
rulez added on the 2013-09-30 21:47:59 by bull bull
Clop clop clop!
rulez added on the 2013-10-03 16:13:32 by Negostrike Negostrike
added on the 2013-10-04 23:08:48 by Defiance Defiance
+good edia and effect
-but killed by overdoing it way too much
added on the 2013-10-04 23:36:10 by T$ T$
nag nag nag! quality one-scene demo and well executed!
rulez added on the 2013-10-07 21:38:34 by booster booster
rulez added on the 2013-10-08 00:36:48 by soueusou soueusou
Were I glib, I'd say "Umm so everyone is thumbing from the Youtube cap? Direct to video indeed ;)" but I don't KNOW that do I...

Also no reason to assume the .txt is incorrect, so I'll just wait with voting until I have the gfx card that can run it.
added on the 2013-10-09 20:46:09 by Photon Photon
Technically nice but not my cup of tea ! And this sound... Oh yeah, this ugly sound... :)
added on the 2013-10-12 12:35:19 by Hexogen Hexogen
What psonice said
added on the 2013-10-14 19:51:14 by Strider Strider
technical pretty..
rulez added on the 2013-10-15 08:12:56 by sINk sINk
The car is not soo pretty, and there's some glitches with the terrain... :/
I expected a lot from the introduction, but I found the demo a bit... huh.. missing a proper artistic direction.. I love the technical aspect of the smoke, the music isn't bad, but demos aren't only made for their technical aspect ;)
added on the 2013-10-25 22:53:26 by neam neam
Meh, what uncle-x said about flt demos with cars... But in my case the tech doesn't make up for how much it bored me. If it had had rainbow unicorns I woulda given it a thumb ;)
sucks added on the 2013-11-08 13:26:51 by DrClaw DrClaw
cool visuals and attempts on concept, which i don't get fully, because apocalypse has four horsemen, not five. also there were no men at all ) soundtrack is good, but synch isn't. rendering is superb.
rulez added on the 2013-11-08 15:26:09 by elfh elfh
Nice chase.
rulez added on the 2013-12-16 19:50:51 by Maissi Maissi
I loved it, very powerful in its own way.
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 04:44:56 by ramon ramon
Pretty cool for a GPU stress test. Is it capped à 30 fps ?
That's as high as my GTX Titan/i7 2600k@4400 could go on 1920x1200...
Nice single-concept demo, volumetric smoke looks ace and runs very well at 1280x800 on my new GTX780!
rulez added on the 2014-01-12 18:39:02 by Sdw Sdw
It's about one mega scene but still solid one on Gloominator sound system.

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rulez added on the 2014-02-01 13:57:40 by xball xball
reminded me of Spin, which is a good thing
rulez added on the 2014-03-10 21:58:24 by Mithaldu Mithaldu
EyePr0n :) i like it!
rulez added on the 2014-06-01 12:55:58 by Grooby Grooby
Very interesting effect, nice colours. I hope Fairlight will make more like this.
rulez added on the 2014-06-05 19:21:35 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
Technically nice, dont quite like the style of music
added on the 2014-06-05 20:42:03 by leGend leGend
Still one of the best !
rulez added on the 2014-07-12 19:19:56 by Barti Barti
Interesting use of DoF/Bokeh on such a large scene, still keeps the sense of scale and looks cool. Epic smoke effect.
rulez added on the 2014-07-23 02:04:47 by drift drift
incredible smoke!
rulez added on the 2014-08-28 09:32:11 by san_im san_im
The main thing - to make a graphics for 5 years ahead and put in a smaller file. Almost Debris :)
rulez added on the 2015-02-11 15:04:32 by 100bit 100bit
rulez added on the 2015-02-18 23:17:33 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2015-02-23 06:06:10 by mrdoob mrdoob
added on the 2015-03-20 20:36:24 by kaoD kaoD
The Nazgul drive cars now?
Great direction and buildup of an awesome effect. Looks gorgeous!
rulez added on the 2015-05-08 21:11:38 by Kylearan Kylearan
Nvidia Driver 353.06 broke this prod :( The horses are now glitchy.
added on the 2015-06-02 23:54:36 by ramon ramon
yeah, animations broke and there are glitch artefacts
added on the 2015-06-03 01:21:28 by maali maali
Interesting concept, but the visuals are not the best. The music rocks, tough.
rulez added on the 2016-05-28 05:05:01 by golem golem
i remember this demo as a very special for me. first it's remembering me of getting a new computer from some shop, and driving with it those sellers away. then it's also special for "fast discussion" on various websites. i would really like to see some more sharpness/zooms & variations on it! it's a very classical scenario of a chase, but related on internetposts!
rulez added on the 2017-02-09 19:41:49 by tyskviking tyskviking
I don't mind that it spends a lot of time showing off. :) Real HW recommended, especially for the endpart.
rulez added on the 2017-02-11 13:13:05 by cxw cxw
rulez added on the 2017-05-31 18:08:48 by natalia natalia
by the way, it needs d3dcompiler_43.dll
added on the 2017-11-03 19:25:49 by Manwe Manwe
upon re-watching it i didn't get to like it at all, sorry :(
sucks added on the 2018-01-05 11:17:32 by nagz nagz
good tech and visuals, i especially like the landscape, but the music really doesn't do it for me. didn't have a card that could run it at the time, so nice to finally see it in realtime, just a shame the driver updates broke the horses. weak thumb.
rulez added on the 2018-10-22 23:30:22 by mantratronic mantratronic
heavy stuff, while i remember that this was also in "green lands"!
added on the 2018-12-26 14:02:07 by vikingr84 vikingr84

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