discotheque by Deus Ex Machina [web]
screenshot added by robotriot on 2002-05-13 01:10:10
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release date : may 2002
release party : underscore 2002
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 1st
  • 28
  • 16
  • 5
popularity : 62%
  • 0.47
alltime top: #4671
  • ector ector [Code, Graphics (3d scenes, textures), Music]
  • nishin nishin [Graphics (3d girls)]
added on the 2002-05-13 01:10:10 by robotriot robotriot

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argh, this http://www.scene.org/file.php?file=/parties/2002/underscore02/in64/dxm_discothequenew.zip&dummy=1 should work.

this intro features a scene that looks like a video due to all the blur. more colourfull than previous dxm demos, but the music still sucks.
added on the 2002-05-13 01:11:35 by robotriot robotriot
carrion is starting to get active in democoding again.. and his dezin is kicking ass.. just look at that ending ;)

And ector.. hes getting more and more promissing as a fastmusician.. this is promissing... and the colors are so extraordinary mixed with all kind of colors that it really feels gosub over it without hes involved in anyway...
added on the 2002-05-13 01:32:52 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
it's nice to see a dxm prod where stefano isnt involved.. as expected the quality goes up a lot! :) nice code
rulez added on the 2002-05-13 02:26:04 by mac mac
I liked this and the goofy blur it rode in on.
rulez added on the 2002-05-13 02:47:15 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
get a real musician and perhaps a graphician too.
i'm only saying i was a bit disappointed and this troubles me.
added on the 2002-05-13 15:37:46 by raymon raymon
I'm quite satisfied, though there really is too much blur
rulez added on the 2002-05-13 16:09:52 by ravity ravity
of course there's a lot of blur, I didn't have time or imagination to code any new cool effects so I just added rotation and lator-colors to my insanely fast blur and this is what you get :D
and I really need to write a softsynth that musicians actually want to use (this is the reason I did the music myself this time too :D )
added on the 2002-05-13 16:27:43 by ector ector
blah, 80% of the demo is odd colored boxes.. comon do somthing working on my machine.
no thanks
added on the 2002-05-13 16:47:10 by dairos dairos
fast + cool
rulez added on the 2002-05-13 17:12:56 by boik boik
cool stuff
rulez added on the 2002-05-13 19:35:24 by lai lai
this dance act desperately needs more moves
added on the 2002-05-13 20:37:31 by bhead bhead
yeah, pretty cool stuff! worth watching!
rulez added on the 2002-05-13 21:12:52 by nether nether
The blur is ultrafast and ultracool, maybe too blurry. The cameramovements on the dance scene should have been more varied...but anyway the effects are cool.

What the hell is such a good coder doing in DXM? :)
rulez added on the 2002-05-13 23:32:03 by Wain Wain
added on the 2002-05-13 23:45:53 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Shoot, doesnt work here :/
added on the 2002-05-14 00:46:23 by Nezbie Nezbie
n i c e! :-)
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 00:48:09 by Jcl Jcl
funny intro :)
could have skipped the repetition of the movie-like scenes, but except for that this is great.
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 01:06:13 by lug00ber lug00ber
bhead, do you know how difficult it is to make dance moves with my tools? that move took me 45 minutes to get almost ok.. :D
and sure if I had more imagination I could've skipped the repetitions.. but I hadn't
added on the 2002-05-14 17:59:28 by ector ector
By far the best intro released under the DXM label. The blur scenes give the whole thing an interesting touch. The softsynth tune sounds a bit detuned though.
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 18:03:03 by tomaes tomaes
Love that strange atmosphere !! Blur fx is cool ... :p
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 18:18:46 by Sheena` Sheena`
this intro seems to be largely a matter of taste.

i personally happen to like it quite much, congratz :)
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 18:32:13 by ryg ryg
I don't like this. But since this particular DXM doesn't really have lat0r associated with it allow me to explain why:

- The colors look like they were deemed 'too random' for Jizz
- The 'video' blur (as it was called) just uglifies everything and throws away any detail (if any) that was there originally
- The radial blur is simply an overused effect, and it is used here in the most uninventive way possible (ie. take a boring old effect, add blur, done)
- The music is icky, but that's a DXM-staple, so I'll let that slide
- The end-pic
- The total lack of coherency
- Just because you coded skinning doesn't mean it is cool per se.

Positive things:
- It's actually pretty nippy

I guess I'm ranting here just because it's all so damn unimaginative.
sucks added on the 2002-05-14 18:41:47 by sagacity sagacity
The first dxm intro I've liked, from the ones I've seen. The music is pretty bad and the end-pic sux, but otherwise a nice intro.
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 19:58:23 by teel teel
what are you people saying? the music was great! i found it very uplifting :)
the visuals were okayish i guess..
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 21:44:53 by lithis lithis
ector, next time use lator as a dance motion-capture model.. 8)
added on the 2002-05-15 08:39:03 by bhead bhead
music is really ugly and the models looked ugly - even for a 64k intro. but this blur sometimes wiped out that bad colors ;)
sucks added on the 2002-05-15 10:15:07 by prost prost
i like this one.
The music goes well with the title of the prod.
The visuals are stylish, the overall feeling is great.
except the end-pic. :(
rulez added on the 2002-05-15 10:19:55 by FooLman FooLman
bhead, haha that would r0xx :D
sagacity, thanks for your positive criticism about it being "nippy".. i don't even understand that word :P otherwise I guess you're right.. this was another fast-prod by me.. not much effort put into it. the 'video' blur btw is just a radial blur with 0 strength, lots of extra brightness and random colors :D but it was needed, since without it the scenes looked crap :) ya see.. i'm hiding the fact that there is no detail in a cloud of blur :)
added on the 2002-05-15 21:26:03 by ector ector
ector: I meant that it ran at stupidly high framerates. :)

I understand this is a fast-prod, but that's my point. Why not do less releases, and just try to make every production as cool as you can?

And the fact that there are so many thumbs up for a fast-prod made me want to properly critique it. So there.

Additional big words for today: 'cromulent' and 'embiggen'.
added on the 2002-05-15 21:44:06 by sagacity sagacity
why not kromosomkalas
added on the 2002-05-15 22:45:43 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Chromosome party? Is that some sort of veiled reference to question Plek's sexuality?
added on the 2002-05-15 23:20:03 by sagacity sagacity
i like the effects in it, the colors are a bit dutch perhaps, but hey...

This isn't something i'll watch very often (or keep on my hd for more than 1 day :) but it is nice. Get a decent designer and you'll do fine in the future
rulez added on the 2002-05-15 23:23:29 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
the dancing chicks in flames rroocckk!!
added on the 2002-05-16 10:34:37 by fiver fiver
sag: embiggen? that sounds swedish! 8}
added on the 2002-05-16 13:33:03 by bhead bhead
Really fast effects are let down by with everything else around it.

Showing already shown sequences again to stretch out a demo is not a good idea IMO.

As a showcase for your insanely fast effect routines, then it's cool, but taken in the context of a full blown demo, it just doesn't cut it.

Keep going :)
added on the 2002-05-17 00:47:55 by BloodyL BloodyL
This would have been so much better without the overuse of the blur effect and that really, really bad twirl effect. Oh, and it was too repetive too :P
added on the 2002-05-17 20:22:38 by dairos dairos
Ugly colors and soundtrack, but the superblur makes it trippy...
added on the 2002-05-17 21:03:40 by dixan dixan
Very cool watch and smooth (Perhaps the smoothest and coolest blur/feedback routines I have seen? but I don't remember) The blurry screens with rapid lights, are very cool watch, music rules, it was a nice watch for me. All in 64kb...
rulez added on the 2002-05-18 00:38:28 by Optimus Optimus
i guess it's ok, havent watched it yet ;)
but the fact that this prod got so many thumbs up really confuses me.. have the people in dxm really made something that other people actually like?
weird ;)
added on the 2002-05-24 08:39:50 by mind mind
The blur/zoom is cool. music is cool, art is cool. keep up the good work dxm!
rulez added on the 2002-07-09 15:56:14 by mempheria mempheria
okay, i saw this thing, that blur effect is just WAY overused, and the music is driving me nuts.
you guys have a problem with music... anything that doesn't sound like an average demo soundtrack gets thumbed down. the tune in this demo is actually very good (whether you like the style or not).

the blur is a bit overused, but i like it WAY better than the standard 3d-accel looks (in the middle of the demo, the blur is disabled for a while, and you can see the difference - it's like waking up from a pleasant dream).
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 01:38:56 by jazzman jazzman
Tooo blurry, but nice. Oh and the music rules :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 01:44:33 by cyraxx cyraxx
cool !
but i don't like the music.
rulez added on the 2002-07-30 02:22:53 by med med
the music is really nice, and the dance moves have a certain charm too =) disco!
rulez added on the 2002-09-14 00:52:32 by Dalton Dalton
like it
rulez added on the 2004-01-29 17:16:50 by uns3en_ uns3en_
rulez added on the 2004-06-21 14:51:36 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
I hated this at the partyplace, still do
sucks added on the 2006-01-08 12:57:34 by Dubmood Dubmood
rulez added on the 2006-02-12 14:04:31 by Heulanith Heulanith
The 'unfiltered' part looks very rough, otherwise quite nice. Not deeply impressive though.
added on the 2006-02-12 15:59:30 by beavis77 beavis77
not bad
rulez added on the 2006-02-12 19:52:11 by blala blala
good one!
rulez added on the 2006-02-12 20:28:55 by RA RA
blur me beautiful.
sucks added on the 2007-06-19 09:37:10 by v3nom v3nom
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