Soleu by Collapse [web]
screenshot added by shash on 2016-03-27 11:48:06
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release date : march 2016
release party : Revision 2016
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 1st
  • 60
  • 4
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popularity : 62%
  • 0.94
alltime top: #2137
  • shash shash [code, design, sync, graphics]
  • slack slack [music, sync, add. size optimizations]
added on the 2016-03-27 11:48:06 by shash shash

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Had to kill some optimizations and some polish due to size. Might do a final addressing those issues :)
added on the 2016-03-27 11:49:48 by shash shash
Loved this, really innovative lighting and awesome scene composition. Great stuff :D
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 12:01:33 by ferris ferris
Great 4k!
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 12:16:14 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Very lovely production. I second the bit on the lighting.
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 13:10:58 by Starchaser Starchaser
Nice style and lighting.
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 13:28:48 by gaspode gaspode
Best in the compo. Superb rendering and lighting. The music kinda sucked, sound-wise especially, but for obvious reasons. Another prod that pushes the bar for me. It's getting quite brutal out here (heh).
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 13:47:01 by noby noby
Visually really appealing, but the track was not for me.
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 13:54:32 by visy visy
What noby said!
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 13:59:15 by Kylearan Kylearan
Let there be light!
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 14:24:44 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
very nice rendering!
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 14:32:33 by psenough psenough
very HQ. much shiny. wow ;)
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 14:46:59 by HellMood HellMood
The lightning is convincing! And that says a lot. Thumbs up for that :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 14:57:59 by xTr1m xTr1m
That looked sooo nifty!
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 14:59:58 by Optimus Optimus
I liked the visuals. If you are going to do a final remember to hide the cursor.
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 15:56:55 by drift drift
I get a white screen with music by the way, so I assume the shader didn't compile. Running on Radeon 270.
added on the 2016-03-27 16:04:01 by noby noby
Really enjoyed this small intro with the lightning. Have some YouTube
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 16:09:21 by anni anni
rulez added on the 2016-03-27 17:15:27 by yzi yzi
Got AppHangB1 like noby, also have AMD card, awaiting final / info.
added on the 2016-03-27 20:52:16 by Photon Photon
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 01:21:21 by CONS CONS
Fiat lux!
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 03:01:59 by ham ham
good 4k!
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 07:29:50 by sINk sINk
Had its moments, especially with the daylight scenes. Sound was a bit flat though.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 08:57:34 by maytz maytz
for sense of integrity and for style
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 16:09:39 by frog frog
worthy winner.
what others said about the sound.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 19:38:35 by wullon wullon
белый экран с музыкой. AMD MSI HD 7790 ( Vulkan 16.3 Hotfix )
added on the 2016-03-28 19:49:15 by DIMABOOZ DIMABOOZ
Awesome lighting.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 21:48:08 by Mystra Mystra
amazing lighting with GI feeling. creates a real sense of presence.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 22:06:03 by cupe cupe
Great work again.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 13:42:26 by chock chock
very nice, good work!
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 13:54:18 by arm1n arm1n
nice visuals but it is another proof to me that pc prods nowadays are complete anthitesis of good code and use of brute force methods (like powerful gpu). slow.
added on the 2016-03-29 15:43:52 by comankh comankh
comankh: uh, it's not exactly feasible to implement more efficient solutions into 4 kilobytes. Not that this is brute force anyway, that would imply some kind of naive path tracer which this certainly isn't. I don't know how this works exactly, but I'm sure it's a bag of clever but quite crude approximations that also rely on visual trickery to get the impression right (and with that said I'd be interested in hearing about the tech behind this :)).
added on the 2016-03-29 15:50:21 by noby noby
This was a substantial improvement to the already stunning Stone Pavilion from last year. Don't think I've ever seen such 'natural' colorspace in a 4k. Deserved winner.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 15:56:15 by Trilkk Trilkk
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 15:58:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
First, thanks for the nice comments.

Second, sadly party version won't run on AMD, I had to kill compatibility at the last minute, I'll do a final with that fixed.

And about the lighting/performance. It's actually one bounce of light, computed in lower res, upsamped using a bilateral filter. I could just have computed it full res, which would have given me at least 200 extra bytes, but then it would only run on a top of the line GPU. In the end, this is a 4k, so there's compromises that you have to do :)
added on the 2016-03-29 16:16:18 by shash shash
A pleasure to meet you guys once again.
I hope we'll meet again next year!
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 16:28:45 by las las
This speaks to me. Great architecture and lighting. In the end the music worked well enough even though the patches (and composition!) were very cheap.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 21:45:08 by cce cce
killer & what ferris said!
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 23:23:51 by RufUsul RufUsul
A really nice looking 4k! And I like the music too. :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 23:48:25 by StingRay StingRay
Visuals rocked big time and out stood the music clearly (which I'd love to be more atmospheric, the bass is fine but the pads are improvable). All in all a really nice show though. Hmmm. Would love to do a remix of that tune... :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 11:24:00 by Triace Triace
This is wonderful!
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 11:58:12 by Virgill Virgill
Brilliant lighting, and nice to see some solid geometry again, but the rest was a bit meh.
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 22:08:06 by kb_ kb_
This is really great. I wish there was space for ambient occlusion though. Still a great 4k and a rightful winner.
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 08:36:44 by skomp skomp
Fantastic all the way. Lovely architecture and lighting.
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 13:56:53 by Preacher Preacher
Really loved this architectural prod; should have been shown later IMO and delighted it won. Let down by a couple of ever so slightly weaker scenes, but the majority is first rate. The moment where the skylights open and the blue sky is revealed is really powerful.
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 23:17:19 by Fell Fell
übernice 4k which does not feel like 4k at all.
rulez added on the 2016-04-02 16:40:09 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Amazing rendering
rulez added on the 2016-04-03 18:50:26 by Soundy Soundy
very good looking
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 13:10:56 by gopher gopher
visually really impressive, but the weak sounding music ruins the overall impression significantly. still a good 4k!
rulez added on the 2016-04-05 11:05:19 by a-move a-move
great 4k, good looking lights and shadows :)
rulez added on the 2016-04-05 13:10:49 by rez rez
Stunning tech. It looks like there are polygons again!
rulez added on the 2016-04-06 01:37:08 by mad mad
or atleast boxes...
added on the 2016-04-06 01:39:37 by mad mad
Didn't loose by being watched again, still great and not-so-4k'ish looking. Music is somewhat cheap, and better tonemapping (dunno if you have any post) would have helped on the directly lit surfaces, became a bit flat.
rulez added on the 2016-04-07 01:00:30 by Psycho Psycho
Absolutely fabulous lightning, materials and music! So cool!
rulez added on the 2016-04-09 16:23:14 by rimina rimina
A real demo style down to 4k!!
Sincerely a sweet experience, watching a 4k intro that's not a slide show of shaders!

The music it's ok for a 4k. it fits somehow.
rulez added on the 2016-04-11 11:49:55 by JaK JaK
keep thinking this is an 8K, managed to squeeze so much mileage out of that geometry
rulez added on the 2016-04-14 17:34:44 by juice juice
One of my favs from the party.
rulez added on the 2016-06-02 21:04:20 by Deus Deus
Excellent in all areas. The GI is awesome and is demonstrated in just the right way. It's also quite fresh when compared to the usual set of techniques seen in 4k's these days.
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 19:19:15 by fizzer fizzer
rulez added on the 2016-08-14 19:31:32 by fyrex fyrex
Just uploaded a final version, that has:

  • Fixed synchronization
  • Fade-ins/fade-outs
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Hides mouse cursor
  • 2x faster than the party version
  • Works on AMD GPUs
  • It's 7 bytes smaller than the party version

It's, on the visual side, what I wanted before I had to kill some stuff due to last minute optimizations.
added on the 2016-08-29 23:17:52 by shash shash
ultra nice! congrats!
added on the 2016-08-29 23:25:14 by mad mad
awesome 4k
rulez added on the 2016-11-24 13:41:17 by SiR SiR
...and then the roof opens and the sun is shining! Just beautiful!
rulez added on the 2016-12-12 19:50:39 by Venty Venty
I remember liking this during the compo. But now that I've watched it at home, I realize it's a lot better than I already thought.

The core idea of the roof opening works really well, especially so thanks to the smokin' GI that really sells the natural light feeling. On top of it, the attention to detail: the glow, the marble plates, the shapes laying on the ground; all work together to solidify the prod.

But what really knocks it out of the park is the direction. The perspective is carefully used to build up tension and the music creates the expectation. Then when the climax comes in it completely delivers.

Well done.
rulez added on the 2017-01-01 08:26:07 by Zavie Zavie
The first 50 seconds made my ears bleed and I was getting ready to press escape, but then it got better, and better, and better again. Very impressive visuals.
rulez added on the 2017-05-01 15:17:59 by moozooh moozooh
keen lightning, apart from that a bit dull. thanks for final!
rulez added on the 2017-05-04 02:46:41 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2017-08-24 00:22:11 by bitl bitl
Amazing lightning. Thanks for the final version!
rulez added on the 2017-11-07 13:59:13 by Manwe Manwe
Stunning technical work with great aesthetics. The real-time GI is very impressive. I also like the music. Awesome.
rulez added on the 2019-03-05 20:59:40 by imerso imerso
rulez added on the 2020-10-24 22:34:15 by Volantis Volantis

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