Shapeshift by Cocoon [web]
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release date : march 2016
release party : Revision 2016
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 70%
  • 0.82
alltime top: #540
added on the 2016-03-28 19:09:09 by stijn stijn

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rulez added on the 2016-03-28 19:16:59 by FOSTER FOSTER
so overwhelming ♥ the "chinatown" scene alone deserves a game spin off. phat soundtrack. perfectly executed demo
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 19:28:13 by HellMood HellMood
Revision went off when this came on. Hard earned win!
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 19:33:18 by DarkTrancer DarkTrancer
video stalls right after the "loading" screen... there's some gray noise on screen (single frame). The music keeps looping and I can press "esc" to close, but video won't move.

GTX 660, i7, Win10 x64
added on the 2016-03-28 19:41:26 by Jcl Jcl
great work!
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 19:41:56 by psenough psenough
Great visuals as always expected from Cocoon. Blade Runner vibes.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 19:45:42 by ham ham
Brutal quality!
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 19:53:14 by Bobic Bobic
Am I the only one that spotted this?

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added on the 2016-03-28 19:54:37 by friol friol
That was... damn massive.. totally blew me away while watching on the stream. What for a beautiful piece of Demo-art!
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 20:15:18 by Sapphire Sapphire
Of course !
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 20:27:13 by alkama alkama
same error as jcl
added on the 2016-03-28 20:31:06 by maali maali
Awsome! Slideshow on my PC though. Time for a new graphics card i guess.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 20:35:21 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
A nice solid prod. Still, it somehow feels like a compilation of effects and music has that "one TB-303 pattern" feeling. Rulez overall, but I'm sure you guys can do even better. :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 20:44:34 by KK KK
same as jcl, 660 ti on win10x64
added on the 2016-03-28 20:45:11 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
This seems to make a slight dent in cocoon's comfort zone and I hope that trend continues and we will see more diverse stuff from you in the future. Your tech is probably the most mature in the scene and I'd love to see it applied in new and interesting ways. The part in the screenshot, for example, was extremely well done and unique. I wish you had kept that up for the rest of demo, instead many of the other scenes felt demoish in a generic-unmotivated way and fell back into the cocoon trademark "dark green with some dirty white" color scheme which works well, but is getting a bit old. Another minor thing I disliked was the chromatic aberration which was way too strong for just displacing rgb channels and it shows that there was no real lens causing the color fringes. I painted over a section of a screenshot here to show how I think it should look if you really want it to be that strong.

If this great demo had been done by anybody else, I'd be totally ecstatic, but I know you can still do a bit better :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 20:47:23 by cupe cupe
Intro part is epic! The more "traditional" effects somewhat bored me but there still were so many beautiful scenes I really enjoyed. I also really like the music which fits perfectly.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 20:51:30 by StingRay StingRay
And Cocoon delivered again!
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 20:55:10 by gaspode gaspode
Tried running this a few times, managed to get it to work only once in windowed mode at 1080p. When running fullscreen I have received out of memory errors from Windows even from a clean boot and with hardly anything running, ESC doesnt work, ALT F4 doesnt work, task switching doesnt work and nor does bringing up Task Manager, had to force reboot, twice. It crashes during loading, so I ran it windowed and it crashes with the out of memory issue, for some unknown reason it worked once at 1080p using the same settings which previously did not work, so I tried running it again windowed and it just crashes every time without any error message.

My specs: Win10 x64, GTX980 4GB VRAM, 16GB System RAM.

It's clearly a superb demo, which is why I am dying to see it in realtime :)
added on the 2016-03-28 21:00:47 by keito keito
@keito i7 16gig 970GTX i have the same problems, but found just for now if you window mode 640x480 then it works everytime
Cocoon \o/
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 21:07:55 by Corial Corial
out of memory
crashes every time

win7 64bit
I7 920
6850 HD
6gb ddr3
added on the 2016-03-28 21:45:17 by thomas^sd thomas^sd
little story about the demo : i have to change the soudtrack 2 Days before the party (gemma....). the new music did two minutes longer than the old and in a rather different style . arriving at the party there was a piece of the intro and the stage of the city in the timeline...I let you imagine all the work done to complete 6 minutes. lots 3d scenes where changed...the skull part was done in less 20 mn from scratch^^ lots of synchro are missinng, some color grading znf podt process need more work, camera,transition....
This is really a party version :)

@friol : well seen:) there is also a tyrell logo in the background.

it need a fast gfx card...
added on the 2016-03-28 21:59:05 by ntsc_ ntsc_
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 22:05:29 by bitl bitl
looks and sounds nice, but maybe a bit long for the content?
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 22:10:30 by msqrt msqrt
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 22:36:56 by fyrex fyrex
I get a weird phenomenon when trying to run fullscreen. I have a 2560x1440 16x9 screen, but every 16x9 res I try (1280x720, 1920x1080 etc.) it goes fullscreen, seems to set the correct mode, but then renders everything in a 4x3 area in the middle, but with 16x9 aspect ratio on the rendering, making everything squished together.

Windowed mode works correctly, the windows is opened as a 16x9 window with the selected resolution.
added on the 2016-03-28 22:39:55 by Sdw Sdw
mad wub on dis 1.. choked my system out a bit tho during scene transitions but it ran well for the most part. almost died transitioning to the skull at the end. :D core i7 4770k 16gb ram gtx 780ti
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 22:43:56 by o0avid0o o0avid0o
One of the slaps in the face Revision gave me this year
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 23:01:21 by Soundy Soundy
First place, bravo piment! :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 23:05:20 by leonard leonard
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 23:06:40 by neoneye neoneye
The really well done Blade Runner thing there in the beginning deserves a special mention.
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 23:09:18 by visy visy
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 23:10:35 by u2 u2
rulez added on the 2016-03-28 23:24:27 by seppjo seppjo
Evilbot is in this demo aswell! How sweet :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 00:00:46 by magic magic
truly amazing
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 00:15:04 by ROOT808 ROOT808
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 00:23:15 by DanLemon DanLemon
Does not work on my PC at all, windowed or fullscreen. i5-4670K @ 3.40 GHz, 8GB RAM, Win10 x64, GTX 760. Shows a black (noise) screen, then locks up.
added on the 2016-03-29 02:29:23 by svo svo
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 03:30:09 by xoofx xoofx
Worthy winner
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 04:00:11 by Steel Steel
Wow! Pretty amazing. The city scene from the screenshot was epic and very well done, was hoping for more of it. Rendering quality is wow overall. The only thing I didn't like was the terrain scenes at the end, didn't look as good as the rest of the demo.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 06:15:55 by sohx1 sohx1
Looks pretty awesome to me! no complaints
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 07:16:45 by rloaderro rloaderro
what cupe said :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 07:19:13 by ferris ferris
replicant eye candy rendering and some amazing scenes backed with soaring music, but ehm, is the FPS capped maybe? any resolution I ran it in, the camera path felt quantised and framerates dipped in strange places with a 970 .. don't have to wait for a final to thumb this up at all though, loved the blob with the repulsive red orbs too
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 07:43:20 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Flybyish, very random (e.g. the Blade Runner scene felt completely disconnected from the rest of the demo), not so well fitting soundtrack (which is understandable based on Ntsc's comment above), hurried looking transitions.. But still, one can't deny the impressive quality of the visuals. Not my favourite from Cocoon but easily worth a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 08:29:15 by break break
Wow! Deserved winner. I was expecting exactly this. A polished awesome looking demo with good effects, great graphics and a soundtrack to hold it together. And you delivered. Worthy winner!
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 08:32:46 by CONS CONS
well deserved win, awesome effects, big respect!

The best parts for sure are the shapeshifting cube/sphere cluster scenes. and i like the metamorphing forms with blended materials/emissive a lot (starting at 2:45)

PC demo coding at its best - thank you cocoon.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 10:12:43 by arm1n arm1n
Some parts are absolutely stunning (e.g. the one from the screenshot), but the demo as a whole was just awesome-looking incoherent randomness with re-used color schemes straight out of your comfort zone. :-/
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 10:29:36 by Kylearan Kylearan
Awesome, loved every detail in this :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 10:39:13 by shash shash
Pretty suitable soundtrack
Subtle effects/"history" integration
Nice effects!
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 12:39:48 by JaK JaK
I can say this is one of my favourite demos just for the rendering tech and the quality of visuals.

Unfortunately I can't get it to run very well on my machine (win7 64bit, quad 2.5ghz, 8gb ram, gtx970 364.72 drivers), the visuals pause for a long time on scene transitions which seemed to get worse towards the end of the demo until it pretty much totally locked up and the music started glitching out too. I realise it is a rushed party version so no disrespect, just wanted to give some feedback if you are making a final.

I can see how good it is meant to look in the youtube cap, that must be running on a beast machine though.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 14:13:45 by drift drift
Great overall. Worthy winner.

PS: Doesn't run on my GTX7something.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 14:37:08 by xernobyl xernobyl
Congratulations, fantastic demo (my only complain is visible pauses during transitions between the scenes, even on the compo machine, wth?! :) )
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 15:15:31 by argasek argasek
disappointed :-(
no timing(synchro) between effects, effects have no sense ones between others & the great Blade Runner part is spoiled by a helicopter without any real heavy gravity which looks more than a remote controlled helicopter than a real one. Too bad...
a final version is planned in the coming weeks. there are too much voxels ^^
but guille say me that i can fix that^^ i hope :) we work on titan cards and no time to test it on other card.
added on the 2016-03-29 16:15:15 by ntsc_ ntsc_
shitty music, dull and soulless demo.
sucks added on the 2016-03-29 16:52:23 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Man, I really don't know about this one... The cityscape is spectacular, and dropped my jaw during the compo. What followed was the usual cocoon-fest that left me significantly colder. The landscape looks just ugly, and doesn't have any kind of scale. They brown fractal-ish blob with the red spheres looks excellent thanks to GI, but as far as the other "effects" are concerned I wasn't very excited. This indeed suffers quite a bit from the fact that the soundtrack was changed at the last minute. I'd be very interested to see a director's cut of how this was originally supposed to be. I'm still just left hoping this demo would be just set among the visuals of that city...
added on the 2016-03-29 17:06:15 by noby noby
Also trying to run this, it managed to spectacularly crash my entire desktop, graphics driver and SSH client(?). Possibly ran out of memory but I think I had like 3 gigs of free physical at the time.
added on the 2016-03-29 17:07:35 by noby noby
Oh and pps. what cupe said about the chromabs.
added on the 2016-03-29 17:08:05 by noby noby
What cupe said. Very nice none the less :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 17:11:42 by emoon emoon
The city scene was spectacular, the rest "just" the usual Cocoon demo. Also, dropped frames on the compo machine from hell, really? ;)
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 17:14:03 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
what noby said
added on the 2016-03-29 17:20:59 by maali maali
Nice cityscape. Makes it double sad that it was followed by what noby so aptly named a 'cocoon-fest'. It looks pretty, but it's just effect after effect, without much rhyme or reason. And most of it seems to follow a vague theme of 'pulsating stuff', so there's pulsating cubes first, then pulsating blobs, and then a pulsating landscape, with some metaballs and spinners thrown in for good measure. Some of it is quite pretty, but somehow it's also exceedingly dull to watch.
added on the 2016-03-29 17:51:59 by stijn stijn
Very strong, and I really liked the soundtrack! The only part I didn't like/understand was the distorted mountain-thingies. It felt completely out-of-place, unfortunately.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 17:57:27 by gloom gloom
The Neo Tokyo cityscape made me weep. I just wish the helicopters had had real weight in their animations, that scene would've been just perfect then.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 18:17:04 by cce cce
well done boys! awesome as usual! I love you! :D

people watching the demo can't imagine how much work you did during the party to make it looking so great during the compo :D
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 20:55:22 by rez rez
Great in every aspect, love the blob with emissive material!
I'd really like to see the original version that violated GEMA rules, too.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 20:59:58 by r1g8 r1g8
wow! great visuals. nice soundtrack. far east city and surgy landscape parts are awesome.
rulez added on the 2016-03-29 23:06:41 by spritus spritus
I am unsure about the choice of colors in the blobs scene but everything else was pretty much spot on. Sure, futuristic asian cityscape is not exactly reinventing the wheel but gosh, it looks fantastic! Cocoon once again manage to create that modern demoscene vibe their productions are known for!
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 02:38:01 by SunSpire SunSpire
Looks and feels very nice. Blade Runner-esque scene should have been either expanded on or taken out entirely.
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 04:32:55 by elend elend
Proper Cocoon-fashioned eye-candy!
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 09:06:11 by rp rp
Eye-candy indeed! Last two scenes should have been left out but I understand it had to do with the last minute change of music.
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 16:40:03 by Rob Rob
Love the Blade Runner scene. thanks for this demo quality. ☠
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 17:31:38 by rudi rudi
Mostly what cupe said. Interestingly tho; against all the other carefully orchestrated not-too-many-tricky-ponies in the various compos I found that unapologetic demoishness of it almost refreshing :)
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 19:11:19 by kb_ kb_
rulez added on the 2016-03-30 21:57:43 by Frequent Frequent
Most of the scenes feel very disconnected from each other. Also the city scene looks a bit candyish or glueish(not sure which word best describes it) and does not feel like a real city. But the techniques used were fairly nice and i really dig the logos.
added on the 2016-03-30 22:23:48 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
i was expecting sooo much more from this first scene. apart from that, what cupe said, and really nice show. thank you.
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 04:04:52 by iks iks
we work on titan cards and no time to test it on other card.

This reminded me of a famous Triton demo :-)
added on the 2016-03-31 12:26:56 by Jcl Jcl
This has such an awesome steampunk shading! And fuzzy reflections. Love it <3
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 13:30:33 by xTr1m xTr1m
What's not to like?!! :) Lovely soundtrack. Demo.
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 14:40:18 by maytz maytz
Chinatown scene was instant winner
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 14:53:50 by noname noname
Truly tech porn. The Blade Runner-scene made it all worthwhile.
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 16:22:56 by Preacher Preacher
Some insane scenes, a lot of cool effects, slightly dull mountains.
The experience is marred a lot for me by the performance issues though, in the compo as well as at home (I have a Titan Black).

Will reserve judgment for a final, I think.
added on the 2016-03-31 16:51:19 by lug00ber lug00ber
What noname said
rulez added on the 2016-03-31 22:33:36 by Fell Fell
Decent. :)
added on the 2016-04-01 01:41:06 by AntDude AntDude
No disputing the skills - and the effects are incredibly cool, but the demo did leave me a little cold because all of the parts seem a bit disconnected. Still, (big) thumb up and deserved win! :)
rulez added on the 2016-04-01 13:17:12 by farfar farfar
Really polished and some great moments. Something for everyone.. but it didn't feel disconnected for me
rulez added on the 2016-04-01 14:58:08 by evilpaul evilpaul
rulez added on the 2016-04-01 17:44:46 by ok3anos ok3anos
rulez added on the 2016-04-01 19:04:35 by SiR SiR
Very Cocoon. Worthy winner.
rulez added on the 2016-04-01 20:24:59 by Sesse Sesse
looks great (but is boring). overall thumbs up because the music fits.
rulez added on the 2016-04-02 17:06:33 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
I love Cocoon. Shapeshift showed why!
rulez added on the 2016-04-02 18:17:23 by tbw tbw
Solid. Feels like oldskool but in HD :)
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 00:02:46 by mke mke
music doesn't fit well with visuals
added on the 2016-04-04 01:03:21 by 1in10 1in10
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 07:41:23 by moqui moqui
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 13:00:42 by gopher gopher
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 16:07:27 by tifeco tifeco
It kicks ass ! Lots of work & details, the city part is damn awesome ! As always the visuals are great
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 21:51:31 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
Most high end stuff leaves me cold. This didn't. It had a certain Black Lotus vibe to it.
rulez added on the 2016-04-04 22:09:04 by CiH CiH
Pretty! Needs moar sync though :)
(and less RGB separation, though I suspect it looked great on bigscreen)
rulez added on the 2016-04-05 15:08:00 by hornet hornet
The fantastic city scene is the crown of an overall solid demo, although a lot of it does feel a bit "by the book". Regardless, the 3D and the music were excellent throughout.
rulez added on the 2016-04-06 02:13:12 by Alpha C Alpha C
Great work as always. Nice Evilbot cameo :)
rulez added on the 2016-04-06 02:47:57 by D.Fox D.Fox
very nice; that scene with the spaceship would alone deserve the thumb.
what comes after is a bit of disappointment; still looks nice, but feels a bit rushed.
rulez added on the 2016-04-06 09:13:56 by pista pista
what the above 3 ppl said, but still a solid:
rulez added on the 2016-04-06 14:19:26 by toxie toxie
A bit disconnected, but great looking and inspiring and nice to see cocoon doing it more classical demoish than usual :)
rulez added on the 2016-04-07 00:55:48 by Psycho Psycho
Bit disconnected but but very deserved winner!
rulez added on the 2016-04-07 01:22:15 by rock rock
classical demoish as Psycho said.
no chance for me to torture my machine on it.. had to watch it on yt

and yea.
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[phukk gemma]
rulez added on the 2016-04-08 21:57:36 by gentleman gentleman
Crashes here, memory allocation it seems. Awaiting final then.
added on the 2016-04-08 22:19:53 by Photon Photon
Decent PC demo i guess but nothing special for me, still it is a thumb up for the work behind it.
rulez added on the 2016-04-10 01:59:31 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
Great city scene.
rulez added on the 2016-04-11 15:11:27 by sheriff sheriff
rulez added on the 2016-04-11 20:59:17 by blackpawn blackpawn
Moar of this city!!
rulez added on the 2016-04-12 16:37:01 by BackSpace BackSpace
a delicious demo effect-menu :-)
rulez added on the 2016-04-16 22:15:14 by a-move a-move
Cant wait for a final version to stress my Nvidia GTX970 with this nice prod! :)
rulez added on the 2016-04-18 16:33:09 by nojoe nojoe
this demo is like coffee with milk and I mostly drink pure black one.. but still enjoyable, terrain part is redudant imo... one real criticism generally to your prods Cocoon: it's unfortunate your works aren't working on clean installed Windows.. not so good for general scene promotion
rulez added on the 2016-04-19 13:43:44 by zden zden
this production is truly amazing ...
Unfortunately she stutters a lot on my computer

A final version coming soon ??

GTX 980, I7 4930 K @ 4,4GHZ
16 go DDR3 @ 2133 9 cases
7 64bit .....
rulez added on the 2016-04-25 00:30:21 by Rafale06 Rafale06
Was interesting. Not my Type, but a good one. Respect for it. And in some way refreshing.
rulez added on the 2016-04-26 21:46:15 by chs chs
Buggy as hell. Did weird stuff and then nearly crashed my entire PC. Win7 64, 2500K @ 4.7Ghz, 16GB RAM, GTX 660.
added on the 2016-05-02 02:38:52 by ramon ramon
It crash immedialtely at loading. Win7 64, I5 2500 GTX970 8GB RAM
added on the 2016-05-15 00:22:45 by Tigrou Tigrou
Cool , but not first place .
rulez added on the 2016-05-29 09:27:45 by golem golem
Some very nice scenes here, but disconnected from each other. Start was best. Music is a bit soulless and bordering on distorting in the mid-midhigh region :(

How did this won? :)
added on the 2016-05-29 09:43:02 by leGend leGend
rulez added on the 2016-09-18 00:56:04 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
doesn't work here. i5, Win7, GTX980.
added on the 2016-10-01 10:28:29 by arm1n arm1n
rulez added on the 2016-12-19 14:31:53 by bytemaniak bytemaniak
The final clearly improves over the party version. The comments some have made on the Blade Runner scene vs demoish shapes stand, although the possibilities offered by your GI are really cool. In this one I especially like the hot shapes.
rulez added on the 2016-12-30 13:27:51 by Zavie Zavie
doesn't work here. i7 2600K @4.5Ghz, Win10 64, GTX970.
added on the 2017-01-20 11:22:45 by EviL EviL
I somehow felt quite aggressive yet very encouraging message towards your fellow sceners.. and I liked that.
rulez added on the 2017-02-05 09:22:46 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
oh! OH!
rulez added on the 2017-02-09 18:24:54 by nagz nagz
Blade Runner + various bumpy shapes :)
rulez added on the 2017-02-15 03:12:12 by cxw cxw
little story about the demo : i have to change the soudtrack 2 Days before the party (gemma....). the new music did two minutes longer than the old and in a rather different style

Whoaaaaa! Good job too! After lurking here for 20 years, finally something worth registering for so I can comment!! WHAT A FAAARKING AWWRRRSOME SOUNDTRACK!!!!!! Please tell us more about the tracker and composer please!
rulez added on the 2017-02-22 14:14:47 by dagelf dagelf
Bladerunner or Shanghai! Great!
rulez added on the 2017-08-23 18:56:33 by JackPearse JackPearse
Great Krautfreuer §D
rulez added on the 2019-01-09 00:48:36 by T$ T$
The visual fidelity though.
rulez added on the 2020-05-23 17:05:09 by Gargaj Gargaj
absolutely killer demo.
rulez added on the 2021-02-26 17:09:59 by wrighter wrighter
the chromab in the party version is nasty though
added on the 2021-02-26 17:14:41 by wrighter wrighter

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