Searching through the Voids by Musk
screenshot added by musk on 2019-02-09 00:30:21
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release date : february 2019
release party : Demobit 2019
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 63%
  • 0.83
alltime top: #2305
  • musk musk [Code, graphics, music]
added on the 2019-02-09 00:30:21 by musk musk

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Sorry for the long wait. I had some time today so I cleaned up my sources and made a downloadable release. If you feel like taking a look through the source code, that's also possible: https://github.com/peterekepeter/vulkan/tree/60ec18de70fe3f6fa16681bb833bd20e31dd5b56 this links you to commit where I considered this demo to be finished. Since then I've renamed some files since then because the project also contains the sources to my previous demo https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=78101
added on the 2019-02-09 00:44:15 by musk musk
You're so good when playing with particles! What a lovely and colorful experience.
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 01:34:07 by Bobic Bobic
should have won
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 02:42:17 by maali maali
great particle effects on this one. good work!
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 06:33:06 by psenough psenough
This is awesome. One of two my favourite prods from Demobit. Oh and thx for sources! :)
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 08:59:15 by lipek lipek
One trick pony.
But you once again showed off what you are able to do.
Especially the transitions make this a splendid demo.
Should have won! ;)
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 09:32:55 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
favorite from the compo
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 09:45:48 by skarab skarab
Nice space
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 12:46:09 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Lovely transitions!
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 13:43:48 by ratz ratz
nice work! stunning particles, fitting well together with the music. nice transitions. me likes
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 17:38:16 by slator slator
Wonderful! Those triplets <3! Fantastic journey.
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 18:41:38 by Virgill Virgill
Great job!
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 19:21:08 by argasek argasek
One of the best pure particle demos! Really smooth, good emitters and transitions. Not happy with the music really but it's also cool you made everything yourself =)
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 19:49:42 by noby noby
I like the individual scenes/effects, but the direction doesn't quite manage to make the demo flow like a continuous piece.
Music is nice, I like a lot of the ideas and themes. The beats felt unnecessary to me and could have been dropped.
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 22:26:52 by lug00ber lug00ber
Wowwwww Musk

Yo, YouTube compressed the crap out of these particles. Tried the executable, but I got something like this "Could not find procedure start address in setprocessdpiawarnesscontext in user32.dll". How to resolve? Windows 7 64 dx11.
added on the 2019-02-09 23:10:04 by d-swi d-swi
what a nice surprise!
rulez added on the 2019-02-09 23:42:33 by evills evills
It's pretty, but doesn't really connect for me. A bit more of mfx wouldn't hurt.
added on the 2019-02-09 23:43:30 by Preacher Preacher
my favourite prod from the party. mad props musk, this is amazing!
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 00:43:09 by nagz nagz
(°o° ) It's sooooo pretty!!! <3
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 00:53:33 by slerpy slerpy
easily my party favorite - raises the bar for particle demos I think
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 01:00:49 by yx yx
Beautiful and impressive, loved it!
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 01:12:20 by imerso imerso
amazing particules, but very forgettable music, the show could have been better
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 01:40:53 by wullon wullon
Song, particles rotating. Pleasant stuff, but not super fresh or interesting. Not sure if I listened to the same soundtrack as others commenting, as this one seemed just fine.
added on the 2019-02-10 03:17:41 by break break
Nice flow!
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 06:33:17 by slyspy slyspy
Wow! So beautiful!
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 08:32:37 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 09:20:03 by fyrex fyrex
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 11:55:50 by Frequent Frequent
tokaji furmint! :)
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 16:39:57 by viti viti
Wow. I liked this one a lot.
rulez added on the 2019-02-10 23:01:03 by jimmi jimmi
One of the best particle-demos of recent times.
rulez added on the 2019-02-11 01:01:38 by fizzer fizzer
Tried the executable, but I got something like this "Could not find procedure start address in setprocessdpiawarnesscontext in user32.dll". How to resolve? Windows 7 64 dx11.

Right, that function is unfortunately only compatible with Windows 10, version 1703. I'm planning to fix this issue. @d-swi (and anybody else who has the same issue) if you send me an email to muuuusk (at) gmail.com I can send you new versions to test.
added on the 2019-02-11 12:48:36 by musk musk
I've managed to fix up a theoretically win7 compatible release but I don't have a win7 machine lying around to test.

And thank you all! It was a really nice experience to make this, I dedicated a weekend and a day to making it. I've even ended cutting out content that did not fit. In contrast the usual demo-making experience is to work on last minute hacks and party-coding to finish something that's presentable.

But this time I uploaded the release on Friday and then enjoyed all the things Demobit had to offer. The last time when I did this was with my first release.

I've gotten so many congratulations that I fear I have raised the bar by which my next prod will be judged.

About the music, well this time I wrote it especially for the visuals. Usually it's the other way around. I managed to make it sound the way I wanted at the party place, but it might sound differenly based on type of speakers you have, I think this can be a valid explanation of why it seems that people are talking about different versions of the soundtrack.
added on the 2019-02-12 12:18:25 by musk musk
What a GREAT particle adventure.
rulez added on the 2019-02-12 13:25:33 by 100bit 100bit
I can see why it got 2nd place = lack of appeal to general public, but from technical point of view this one is more interesting than the 1st place.

Lots of cool transition effects with particles - I can imagine the hard-work that went into tuning and polishing those.
And the result is interesting and fun to watch!

Music was ok. A little too generic for my taste. Nevertheless, not bad for one man production.
rulez added on the 2019-02-14 22:33:31 by tomkh tomkh
Smooth ride!
rulez added on the 2019-02-14 22:53:51 by Zplex Zplex
"If you really want to make the crowd go wild, morph the dots into a sphere."
added on the 2019-02-14 22:57:44 by Gargaj Gargaj
I like. ;)
added on the 2019-02-15 23:51:48 by AntDude AntDude
Om nom.
rulez added on the 2019-02-16 00:50:12 by ccr ccr
Wow maybe the best particle demo so far, beautiful, varied and the music is awesome too. Mad props man!
rulez added on the 2019-02-16 17:59:35 by reptile reptile
search.exe - System Error
The code execution cannot proceed because vulkan-1.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
added on the 2019-02-17 09:41:28 by Zavie Zavie
rulez added on the 2019-02-17 09:45:07 by tifeco tifeco
The problem solved itself by updating the graphics driver.

Very enjoyable experience, and what fizzer said. Can we have a VR version of it? :)
rulez added on the 2019-02-17 10:04:23 by Zavie Zavie
VR would kill this! ;)
Demos should not and can not be watched from different angles to be what they are! ;) (except they are made for this experience explicitly...but this is a tunnel-demo, so Z++, no rotation on X/Y!)

--> here´s how you could make even more out of this concept: rotate Z...variating on Z-depth of course! ;) (cant await not seeing you doing this at all! ;) )
Holy moly! This is the best demo I've seen for years! It's stunning, beautiful, hypnotizing and simply just freakin' awesome! Extremely well executed with lots of attention to details! I LOVE IT!
rulez added on the 2019-02-18 02:14:20 by Daniel Daniel
rulez added on the 2019-02-18 05:06:02 by zeebr zeebr
rulez added on the 2019-02-19 23:32:11 by Hyde Hyde
screenshot VOTE!^
rulez added on the 2019-02-20 01:02:30 by gentleman gentleman
sil vouix plait!!
added on the 2019-02-20 01:12:06 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2019-02-21 14:23:55 by Anat Anat
Good particle usage, but it still feels like a quite "demoish" demo.
added on the 2019-02-24 01:30:06 by Alpha C Alpha C
SetProcessDpiAwarenessContext in USER32.DLL not found :P
added on the 2019-03-05 22:11:19 by T$ T$
I enjoyed this. The music I had to mute though, sorry.
added on the 2019-03-05 22:24:45 by gloom gloom
This is lovely. And I liked the music too. Congratulations
rulez added on the 2019-03-07 11:43:03 by Dali Dali
Very beautiful visuals. Music a bit too generic for my taste, tho'.
rulez added on the 2019-03-09 00:05:58 by wertstahl wertstahl
looks pretty - but tried the windows 7 version and get the following error:

Fail: Required extension vk_ext_)debug_utils not found

win7 / geforce gtx960

Out of date gfx card?
rulez added on the 2019-03-10 15:43:54 by caffeine_demon caffeine_demon
@T$ SetProcessDpiAwarenessContext issues should be fixed with v1.1

@caffeine_demon your GPU is good enough, min requirements are win 7 and nvidia 600 series for vulkan, it looks like I left some debug layers in the win7 build, see if this one v1.2 works any better.
added on the 2019-03-10 23:36:48 by musk musk
Oooh - so close now, but a bit of glitching:

Happens in fullscreen and window mode
Yay - New drivers fixed it!
rulez added on the 2019-03-19 17:58:38 by cxw cxw
Solid graphics which was enjoyable throughout the demo. Really nice to see that you committed to the style. Loved the intro folding the universe out of a spiraling line, mind blown.
rulez added on the 2019-04-10 12:58:47 by run run
I get this error:

>search.exe fullscreen
Starting application!
Reading configurationfile config.ini
Fail: Required extension VK_EXT_debug_utils not found!

Am I missing something?
Nevermind, latest drivers fixed it!
we want youtube
added on the 2019-07-30 11:44:19 by nagz nagz
we need more particles!
rulez added on the 2019-08-17 22:41:27 by RufUsul RufUsul
rulez added on the 2019-11-10 17:01:26 by yrambler2001 yrambler2001
Super trip!
rulez added on the 2019-11-10 19:08:54 by ok3anos ok3anos
Lovely particles.
rulez added on the 2020-01-07 11:44:25 by Rob Rob
A bit short, but very nice :)
rulez added on the 2020-03-07 21:26:56 by TomCatAbaddon TomCatAbaddon
rulez added on the 2020-03-08 00:01:14 by gaspode gaspode
I'm watching this again. This is the king of starfields, isn't it.

Very nice direction and transitions, with a super sweet motion blur too.
added on the 2020-04-20 12:54:27 by Zavie Zavie
omg it's full of stars
rulez added on the 2021-02-17 23:21:22 by Soundy Soundy
nice one
rulez added on the 2021-03-03 11:20:14 by wrighter wrighter
Awesome stuff man. I really liked all the transitions (even the sphere Gargaj had to semi-bash :P )

Music is neat, but imagine how a Xerxes track and this demo could've been :O

Nice work, keep on impressing us mate :)
rulez added on the 2021-04-15 12:33:06 by tFt tFt
I am getting
Fail: Required layer VK_LAYER_LUNARG_standard_validation not found!

according to google, this was deprecated and VK_LAYER_KHRONOS_validation should be used instead

fortunately youtube version works ;)
rulez added on the 2023-06-02 11:55:48 by selmi selmi
missing thumb! Quite memorable from the (really nice) party, great stuff
rulez added on the 2023-06-02 13:01:04 by ferris ferris

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