q(n)=2k15 by Tristar & Red Sector Inc. [web]
screenshot added by anni on 2015-04-07 22:23:36
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release date : april 2015
release party : Revision 2015
compo : pc 8k
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 66%
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alltime top: #1430
added on the 2015-04-07 22:23:36 by anni anni

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Shiny intro - great one man show !

rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:23:45 by anni anni
I didn't like the first scene, which looked like so many other 4k prods in concept (albeit a bit more shiny). But when the arrows appeared, you had me. The rest was lovely!

From what I heard you coded until early morning to finish it - wow. But it was worth it, it seems - congrats on your win!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:29:20 by Kylearan Kylearan
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:32:34 by bitl bitl
Mostly just for the awesome arrows scene.
But a 2 minute flyby of some reflective spheres?
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:43:00 by Harekiet Harekiet
The arrow scene is great!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:49:14 by StingRay StingRay
amazing! everything was great, but you won me over with amazing scrollers. :)))
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:51:41 by bonefish bonefish
stunning! the snare is a bit thin, other than that it's fucking perfect
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:57:54 by HellMood HellMood
beautiful maths.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 22:58:45 by zerkman zerkman
Nice trip. Great visual. Fitting sound track. Good direction. But... :

1- Must turn Aero off in Win7 + Nvidia. Black screen if you don't
2- Seems to be locked at 30FPS for the most part
3- In the flying arrows section, FPS drop to 20 @ only 70% GPU & 5% CPU usage
4- All pretty and shiny, but lack a bit in the soul and personality department

I guess a thumb up is still appropriate considering this has been done solo.
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 23:02:09 by ramon ramon
The first 2 minutes have been nice, but too long and boring because it's just the same scene again and again. But I could feel there will come something more and you caught me right after with the arrow scene an everything else which was following. Really great production and a worthy winner! Congrats!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 23:04:20 by Bobic Bobic
Geiles Teil
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 23:12:03 by SiR SiR
I love the atmosphere, the music, the colors ... everything. gratz!
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 23:47:08 by sINk sINk
The part with arrows is amazing \o
rulez added on the 2015-04-07 23:57:04 by phaazon phaazon
What a Fantabulous trip!
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 00:47:16 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Decently pretty reflections... that I think we've been seeing for the last few years already? Black backgrounds especially in an abstract visual style like this are so cheap, could those be ditched already? And does every single hue need to be on screen at once, or rotated through at least? Very pretty rendering but absolutely no sense in using it. The music was garbage too; boring 4klang presets and other equally bad sounding instruments, and everything drowned hideous reverb. Piggy because there's at least a decent amount of content here, even though it does feel like a mere 4k intro with 2x more (if that) content.
added on the 2015-04-08 00:58:13 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 01:22:33 by karo133ne karo133ne
very nice design and perfect coding ;) !!!!

Thanks for the amzing job ;)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 01:54:08 by Rafale06 Rafale06
didnt like the bubbly scene too much but the wobbling arrows made more than up for it :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 01:56:14 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
great prod, like the music and scenes...just wish there were more of them!
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 04:41:08 by elblanco elblanco
Music is phenomenal. I think art direction and graphics are well done and transitions were smooth. I just feel that the scenes were a bit drawn out too long, especially the bubble scene. Overall, I do feel its deserving of its award. Well done.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 05:47:20 by coplan coplan
Well done!
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 08:54:15 by TheT(ourist) TheT(ourist)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 08:56:31 by g0blinish g0blinish
Very enjoyable visually, music works.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 09:17:01 by visy visy
This was very good, great job and congrats for the 1st place! :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 09:56:40 by xTr1m xTr1m
Liked this one, the music and the gfx fit together very well.
No problems in win7 with Aero on (i also have Nvidia) like others pointed out.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 10:01:17 by Mr-Z Mr-Z
Shiny.. Congrats for win and for one man show where everything is at least fine.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 10:18:24 by Serpent Serpent
Immediate loved it during Revision live stream. And still on replay. :)
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 10:21:40 by JTZ JTZ
good one
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 10:25:13 by seppjo seppjo
Very enjoyable. Loved it during the compo!
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 10:30:51 by chock chock
was nice to watch .. just too much marbles for my taste :)
liked the scrollin part .. the arrow part reminds me of a prod we made
yrs ago .. just without the reflecting cubes :)

and to noby or nooby .. release some kickass, song build with your own
4klang instruments, sounding just as good as sounds from the serum synth,
mindblasting us .. if you can't .. then stop spittin on others about their
4k synth songs!! .. noob!

damn i hate this mr.knowitall-wannabe bullshit talk of non musucians thinkin they know everything about music&sound ..
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 11:03:31 by tEiS tEiS
Hardy did an awesome job here!!! Good that you finished it just before deadline! Mindblasting and shiny production :D
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 11:15:27 by Virgill Virgill
no black screen on this one :D
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 15:14:44 by gopher gopher
pretty decent
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 15:19:12 by psenough psenough
Basically what Virgill said.
Just the moment i thought "Thats it" with the first scene, the intro changes and hits you in the face. Awesomeness.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 16:50:06 by CONS CONS
I caught some very weird illness and are in bed all the time, but now that i started the pc once i wanted to see if this prod is uploaded here yet and so i just read your comments, let me answer some of them:

About the problem with BlackScreen...it´s a known Problem with MultipleMonitorSetups, other prods had it too. The only solution to this is running it on a SingleMonitor and to set your Resolution to the one of the executeable.
(just turn off your other Monitors in your Catalyst/ControlPanel and set the resolution)
The resolution of the executeable in this zip is 720 == 1280*720.
In my case setting the resolution of my primaryMonitor to 720p works, no need here to turn off the other ones, so you might want to try that first.

About low framerate...i coded it on an AMD Radeon HD7970 and all of the scenes run at 60fps here, except the arrows-part which is around 30fps, but never below.

About the first part...it was planned to be shortened, but i didnt find the time anymore, as i ran into weirdest bugs and fixed those until the very last minute.
Also it has reflections, yes, but also refractions, which in my eyes lets it look good. Maybe have another look with this knowledge.

One of the weird bugs had to do with my refractions-code, so maybe my fix destroyed it somwhow, i have to rewatch myself first, but as said i am completely ill and will go back to bed in some minutes.

I want to thank las and gopher for helping with the weird bugs, also everyone who moral-supported me, so i didnt give up at some point.
This was the hardest prod i ever did so far...it misses like 9 parts i wanted to use, as i prototyped em in a new shadertool, and i made the mistake to presume it would render in the resolution i give it, which it doesnt, but i found out only like 3 weeks before the party, so i had to come up with new material. Also running into these weird bugs i never had before in my life, only fixing them some few minutes before the compo started, led to some bugs in the parts there are and i didnt find time to put the planned EndpartBlockOfEffects. The exe is just 6.4kb so you see i had planned to fill the full allowed 8 minutes.
I will do a final of this for sure, with resolution-requester (so you dont have to set the resolution manually in your driver anymore to avoid BlackScreen) and some of the missing stuff and bugfixes etc. etc.
But dont await it to turn up any soon, as i will start a new job next week, also this made more trouble than ever thought already. ;)
Well-deserved winner of the compo.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 17:43:25 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
all the scenes except the arrows-part have refractions btw.

To Annikras: Thanks for your capture once again. :) But i hope you dont mind me exchanging the link to my capture once i uploaded it to youtube. Yours is a bit messy, mine took like 9 hours and yielded 6gb of video-data, but looks like realtime this way ofcoz, no idea yet what youtube will make of this or if it even eats 6gb split into 4 files, so maybe i´ll exchange it maybe not! ;)
my favourite in the compo
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 17:49:34 by nosfe nosfe
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 19:50:47 by Igoronimo Igoronimo
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 20:39:49 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
A pleasure to watch.
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 23:00:49 by Blueberry Blueberry
The black screen problem on multimonitor+aero setups is common to dx9 intros - you just need to reset the device a while after creating it (ie, do the setup, generate music/stuff and then reset device).

I have somewhat mixed feelings about this. Some nice scenes, a decent amount of contents (and doing raymarched text takes some space), but some scenes (especially the first) are clearly running for too long, and the colors (especially the trsi logo scene) can be quite harsh.
Weak thumb
rulez added on the 2015-04-08 23:15:35 by Psycho Psycho
Great quality, but overall weak thumb with deja vu feelings.
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 00:39:18 by noname noname
Lovely. Your best work so far!
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 00:55:33 by Anat Anat
Very nice rendering, and for once there's a size limited intro that looks different from the usual raymarching fare. However, I have a serious problem with the lack of proper camera work. This "tracking an object on the screen, even when the camera has to almost perform a 180-flip across an axis" is really ugly, and it completely destroys the experience for me.
rulez added on the 2015-04-09 10:50:25 by gloom gloom
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 14:08:32 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
hardy's shiny balls! his best release for sure! :D

I really love every scenes, great intro!
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 16:49:12 by rez rez
this prod was my overall fav from revision. and it will get my next cdc when I have enough glöps in a few years. fucking awesome!
rulezcdc added on the 2015-04-10 17:34:58 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
quality all the way, love it!
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 17:39:14 by keito keito
The reflections and refractions look amazing and impressive!!! wow!! <3 :D

This demo has no any framerate limited! :)

Win 8.1 x64 with i5-2500K@4.5GHz and GTX 780 Ti Classified@OC version-stock 347.88WHQL (HQ):

2015-04-11 15:49:29 - TRSi-8k-Revision2015 - 1280x720 - 347.88WHQL-HQ
Frames: 38219 - Time: 309360ms - Avg: 123.542 - Min: 65 - Max: 438

rulez added on the 2015-04-11 18:38:30 by nuninho1980 nuninho1980
About the name:
The sum of digits (checksum, or as formula q(n) ) of 2015 is 8.
q(2k15) = 2+k+1+5 = 2+1+5+k = 8k
Intro-Name should have got "q(2k15)" only maybe...we´ve been in time-pressure and pretty drunk! ;)
rulez added on the 2015-04-12 18:18:11 by Hicks Hicks
looked absolutely fabulous on the bigscreen!!
rulez added on the 2015-04-12 20:50:34 by blala blala
Wonderful show.
rulez added on the 2015-04-13 08:23:53 by slayer slayer
About the name:
The sum of digits (checksum, or as formula q(n) ) of 2015 is 8.
q(2k15) = 2+k+1+5 = 2+1+5+k = 8k

... genius.
rulez added on the 2015-04-15 02:34:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
Fantastic stuff all around.
rulez added on the 2015-04-17 13:44:06 by Preacher Preacher
nice one.
rulez added on the 2015-04-18 14:46:22 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2015-04-19 11:56:52 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2015-04-20 13:39:48 by moqui moqui
Colorful shinies get to me. Well done hardy!
rulez added on the 2015-04-25 19:51:56 by phoenix phoenix
what about "i am a bad musician".. ? :)
this tune fits perfectly.. great 4K intro!
WiNRAR man! <3
rulez added on the 2015-05-01 18:00:56 by gentleman gentleman
8K ofcoz.. it's your discipline m8!
added on the 2015-05-01 18:05:14 by gentleman gentleman
Impressive and immersive... You win!
rulez added on the 2015-05-06 11:43:22 by azerty69 azerty69
also congrats for reaching #1 top of the month; hardy: ich will immer noch ein kind von dir
added on the 2015-05-07 00:51:00 by SiR SiR
Undeniably amazing!
rulez added on the 2015-05-07 19:31:26 by SnC SnC
its getting boring too fast
added on the 2015-05-18 22:36:40 by RA RA
RA: i know, but i never finished it to any level this was supposed to get!
The Problem about making it like it was always supposed to be lies in me having a new Job and not finding time right now!
Thanks for leaving a pig, imma make it as supposed at some point of time and you will upthumb it, i am sure about this! :)
Only thing left to me is: The Timeline to make the proper full version will end if the millenium turns to 3000 and me still alive! For Real: this year or never for the final, there WILL BE! (yours "c0c00n"!, was my nickname since 1992, only learned about a PC-Group with the same "genius" name in 2005 first and resisted to rename (i have been first! :p) and only changed it when i joined the REAL TRSI in 2009 finally!)
Unsubliminal message to las and scenesat:
The mouse-cursor in my intros is hidden by now...also in this one!
But only once all of the precalc is done and the actual intro really starts! ;)
For obvious reasons: Abuser of Intro (damn Addicts out there! ;) ) shall have the chance to do whatever he wants until it´s done...or if not possible, atleast see if the computer is still alive! ;)
(A Computer without MultiCore-CPU would need like what?..2-3 mins to precalc music alone, as it´s 5+ mins long and was planned to get 8mins long!)
I never cared, but atleast you know my code-design-choice now! ;) :p
and i never released any version for non-multicores! ;) dumb me! fut4re will giev!
8k. "Okay" I thought, "let's fire up that youtube video". Then: "woow... shiiinyyy O_O..." then the arrows came... "wow, even a multipart in 8k!" then scene after scene unrolled, all different, all shiny and slick. Thinking about my graphics card I knew better than to download and try to run it. But nevertheless I did it because I wanted to try to have it run on that old mare of mine and - lo and behond - it actually *works* on my old AMD 6950 and not only that, I get a "decent" 20-30 fps!!! O_O Unbelievable! I don't have enough thumbs for this
rulez added on the 2016-02-26 19:55:05 by scooper22 scooper22
Very nice
rulez added on the 2016-06-04 07:14:18 by golem golem
that mirror tunnel
rulez added on the 2016-06-04 09:39:40 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
really nice
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 10:28:58 by krusty krusty
Enjoyable bubles!
rulez added on the 2017-07-21 18:33:43 by Buckethead Buckethead
proper sound, vivid colors & ugly geometry
rulez added on the 2018-02-11 20:43:42 by T$ T$
Very yes
rulez added on the 2018-04-19 12:16:46 by cxw cxw
hue me beautiful
rulez added on the 2019-11-09 08:51:02 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
Great visuals, but the music is a bit too repetitive and not melodic enough for my taste.
rulez added on the 2020-01-16 16:36:28 by Waffemann Waffemann
Great visuals, but the music is a bit too repetitive and not melodic enough for my taste.

"Kauf dich ma´n Mixer, du!" - "Yo, besser is das!"
(2 ma ZuckerEi, du Waffsack!)
Nice one.
rulez added on the 2022-08-15 13:43:57 by wabe wabe

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