fr-085: Let there be light by Farbrausch [web]
screenshot added by BeRo on 2016-12-28 23:00:08
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release date : december 2016
release party : Under Construction 2016
compo : combined demo/intro
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 63%
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Really cool one. Your best so far in my opinion.
rulez added on the 2016-12-28 23:01:04 by gaspode gaspode
Big improvement because of slower pacing and athmosphere. And what Gaspode said, great work!
rulez added on the 2016-12-28 23:09:48 by Triace Triace
rulez added on the 2016-12-28 23:10:37 by HellMood HellMood
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rulez added on the 2016-12-28 23:20:55 by gentleman gentleman
Awesome tech -- the cathedral scene was especially impressive with the colorful rays of light. Also nice slow pacing and athmosphere.
Geometry was kinda bland though and the scenes overstayed their welcome after a while -- half the amount of flybys on both the cathedral and bridge would have been plenty imho.
For some reason, the bridge scene sometimes became an eyesore on the compo machine due to low framerate and strange motion blur -- guess that wasn't intended ;)
Nits aside, nice idea and technically impressive execution!
rulez added on the 2016-12-28 23:56:08 by dojoe dojoe
Really nice 64k, completely enjoyed it. Nice visuals, fitting soundtrack, some of the camera motions could be a bit better though but it's just a minor detail. Great work, your best release so far.
rulez added on the 2016-12-29 00:00:45 by StingRay StingRay
I love the tech, the concept, and the music. The scenes are just a tiny bit slow, but despite that I think the pacing builds up the atmosphere really well. Still, I'm impressed by the amount of content and also your versatility as a demo-director, being able to pull off both boom-boom flashy demos and slow-placed reflective works.

Just one nitpick: I would probably have not used the afterimage motion blur because it kinda fell apart a bit in the compo due to framerate drops in some places.
rulez added on the 2016-12-29 00:02:32 by fizzer fizzer
Impressive and really enjoyable demo. Rulez!
rulez added on the 2016-12-29 01:08:40 by Buckethead Buckethead
Best BeRo demo for sure. Some nice volumetric light effects. Shame the rollercoaster camera paths are still there but the scenes are nice and the music fits well. Great stuff from one person.
rulez added on the 2016-12-29 02:54:31 by drift drift
Cathedral in fr08 was waaay better) The demo itself is boring. So piggie
added on the 2016-12-29 05:22:59 by zeebr zeebr
Very cool, I liked that very much, especially the scenes at church.
rulez added on the 2016-12-29 14:38:53 by Dascon Dascon
rulez added on the 2016-12-29 15:59:34 by EviL EviL
синии экран смерти. windows 7 AMD HD 7790 (16.2.1)
added on the 2016-12-29 22:39:19 by DIMABOOZ DIMABOOZ
Wonderful little gem! BeRo, for me it´s your best intro so far!
rulez added on the 2016-12-29 22:45:17 by Virgill Virgill
This is being reported as Trojan.Win32/Detplock by Windows Defender AV. :(
added on the 2016-12-30 02:09:43 by Kolano Kolano
beautiful demo! thank you for putting this out, seems that there was much love flowin into!
rulez added on the 2016-12-30 02:18:16 by mad mad
Absolutely what StingRay said. Let there be Lichtrausch.
rulez added on the 2016-12-30 11:56:45 by SiR SiR
Really, really gorgeous production! Visually, this is extremely nice, and I really like the shift to the winter-scene. The colored-glass is perhaps a bit outdated by now, but it sure as hell looked good :) On the music side, I must compliment the composition. It's really a catchy and moody track you've managed to pull off here. The synth, on the other hand, doesn't quite do it justice. I would so want for someone to somehow introduce a new synth to the tool. I know you've put great effort into the instrument design (it really pays off!) but the quiality of the synth is simply not on par and to be honest, somewhat undermines the massive achievement you did with especially the piano and the guitar. The string instruments sound way too metallic/synthetic and they could probably benefit from being slightly reduced in amplitude compared to the other instruments. Of course, that's all just minor details, but I really think the composition is so wonderful, that it deserves great instruments as well.
However, it doesn't change the fact, that this is a truly fantastic intro and to see this much content and detail in a 64k is usually only reserved for the largest parties. Amazing job, BeRo!
rulez added on the 2016-12-30 13:05:04 by Punqtured Punqtured
oh this actually tells a story and is not a technical boom boom boom loop.

really, this is your BEST one so far.
rulez added on the 2016-12-31 01:05:35 by neoman neoman
rulez added on the 2016-12-31 01:33:40 by bitl bitl
What the rest said, your best intro so far.

Constructive criticism: Demos are for humans, and humans define "up" as the normal vector of the earth where the human is standing on. Cameras are for humans, too. Try to align the definition of "up" for humans and cameras, please.

"Roller coaster camera" is a funny and fitting description. I would suggest that you at least try to imagine the actual machinery required to move a physical camera in such a way so that your scenes get shot that way... it's crazy.
rulez added on the 2016-12-31 12:58:58 by xTr1m xTr1m
If you mean the two last extreme camera paths from the bridge scene, they are based on the concepts amongst other things from "HM105 Bigger And Better Part III - Keyframes Etc" from the "Hollywood Camera Work" series on the "Extreme keyframe"-topic. Most all my camera paths in this intro (except two camera paths in the workroom scenes, the one camera path below from the chair to the book and the one camera path out from the book to the candle) are based on this "Hollywood Camera Work" series.

And as additional funfact info:

This 64k originally had only this one church scene, but some previewer said that this would be too few scenes for this circa 5min long soundtrack (or respectively that the soundtrack should be shortened otherwise), so I've added the two other scenes in the 2-3 days before the UNC2016. And with regard to the camera paths, the previewers have told me nothing negative. But in turn, I got productive criticism feedback from these previewers only in terms of colors (for example in term of too colorful a ka coder colors), optical global illumination quality, that there are (or now were) too few scenes, etc.
added on the 2016-12-31 14:38:30 by BeRo BeRo
It's alright.
added on the 2016-12-31 18:09:29 by AntDude AntDude
Just wanna say that BeRo should never stop making such nice releases..

Any chance you team up with the old FR gang and do a demo ? :D
rulez added on the 2016-12-31 20:39:40 by magic magic
"Boring flyby" describes it pretty well...
added on the 2017-01-01 19:06:18 by raer raer
A welcome contrast to your fast-paced demos, BeRo. Liked it very much, especially the music!
rulez added on the 2017-01-04 03:24:17 by SunSpire SunSpire
Any chance you team up with the old FR gang and do a demo ? :D

Maybe if you finally suck them old FR gang cocks, fanboy?
added on the 2017-01-04 04:45:16 by SiR SiR
Your best intro so far, however please stick to the code leaving music/artwork/3d to someone else. Lots of potential flushed in this boring AF flyby something.
sucks added on the 2017-01-05 21:17:17 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
visuals are ok, music is ok, but the prod is so damn boring :\ 64k piggie
Only a weak thumb-up.

Here is why:
++ Instruments are great! Physical modelling pays off nicely here. So, good job on this front,
+ Interesting rendering techniques - great to see some experimenting. Abberations, soft shadows, volumetric lights, all works nicely. I'm so not sure about physically based lighting/shading - everything is a bit too pastel, maybe it's a matter of parameters though,
- camera work (as mentioned by others) drags everything down, based some tutorial or not it still sucks (objectively I guess ;l)),
- not much going on besides fly-by (although I feel ur pain, it's usually my problem as well),
+- religious content, this is highly subjective, so shouldn't affect my score, but I'm not a big fan of this kind of (probably unintended) propaganda. It would be ok to me if not taken so seriously though.

Overall, it's hard not to thumb this up. Also it's always good to see somebody active and really into it! :)
rulez added on the 2017-01-08 15:10:05 by tomkh tomkh
Light shafts and nicely done 64k piano sound thumb!

Is that Klingon writing in the book at the beginning?
rulez added on the 2017-01-09 12:21:29 by rloaderro rloaderro
What StingRay said.
rulez added on the 2017-01-10 21:17:34 by Kylearan Kylearan
dto. + the music saves the rather boring/lengthy camera flight
rulez added on the 2017-01-11 12:21:27 by toxie toxie
added on the 2017-01-11 16:48:42 by emha76 emha76
Very good. I really like that ambient sound-like music ;-)
rulez added on the 2017-01-17 15:18:21 by TBit TBit
Currently detected as malware by Windows Defender :(
added on the 2017-03-22 05:57:11 by Kolano Kolano
Very nice
rulez added on the 2017-07-29 20:16:42 by golem golem
left me cold

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