HBC-00020: VIRGO 1302 by ½-bit Cheese [web] & mfx [web] & Spinning Kids [web]
screenshot added by Bercon on 2020-10-17 09:14:00
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release date : october 2020
release party : Assembly 2020
compo : pc 4k
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 59%
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added on the 2020-10-17 09:14:00 by Bercon Bercon

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We need colors and it was nice.
rulez added on the 2020-10-17 09:28:25 by TomCatAbaddon TomCatAbaddon
rulez added on the 2020-10-17 11:52:17 by toms toms
this looks so nice. unfortunately the music ruins it for me completely :(
sucks added on the 2020-10-17 12:05:55 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Cool concept and impressive visuals! The color palette clashes a bit but that might just enhance the otherworldliness.
rulez added on the 2020-10-17 14:33:12 by sndels sndels
nice clouds
rulez added on the 2020-10-17 17:51:46 by psenough psenough
Cool gravitational lensing.

About the music: it's ok, just would be nice to have something like 4klang in js finally.
rulez added on the 2020-10-17 20:26:36 by tomkh tomkh
rulez added on the 2020-10-17 21:01:45 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
@Tomkh: I wish I had something like that! Soundbox is great to have but definitely loses the comparison... Plus size limitations are crazy in js, we had to tweak synth parameters and pattern notes until they compressed well enough :)
added on the 2020-10-17 22:19:39 by dixan dixan
Would be curious to hear about your work flow, how long it takes to pack and whether you check the heat map of the deflate stream. For 1kb prods, it takes 2-3s to pack and get the heatmap. I work with 2 groups in VSCode, one showing the code the other showing the heatmap
rulez added on the 2020-10-17 23:38:15 by p01 p01
Very nice intro! I love the idea of two black holes :)
The music is great composition-wise, but could have benefitted from more instrument work.
rulez added on the 2020-10-18 01:31:13 by xTr1m xTr1m
Now i am 6164 years old
rulez added on the 2020-10-18 02:47:57 by Patu Patu
the visuals are gorgeous, but yeah the synth does not keep up sadly
added on the 2020-10-18 12:10:25 by wullon wullon
Nice and authmospheric 4k demo in WebGL 2
I always get too greedy with the graphics, so I think the space for music is a lot smaller than in your average 4k intro.

SoundBox could definitely use some upgrades, or it would be nice to see a totally new synth for JS. I'll probably have a look at what it would take to accomplish this, but I'm not really a musician myself and my understanding of the theory and math behind is rather limited :)

@p01: I like to automate the whole minification process as much as possible at the cost of some space, so I can continue working with something human readable and easily editable. The glsl shader minification and js closure compilation definitely takes a bit more time with 4k. You could parallelize to make it faster. Since I used zopfli for compression, I just had very small iteration numbers while testing and only rampped it up for the final versions. I think with 4k the thermal view isn't as useful, except for checking the parts you know to contain repetition compress well.

I added source codes to Github, including the compression pipeline. I stripped some stats/heatmap generation from this one to make it a bit cleaner to read.
rulez added on the 2020-10-18 17:10:21 by Bercon Bercon
it blew me away - killer
rulez added on the 2020-10-18 18:43:09 by chlumpie chlumpie
I'm not the right person to talk about taste, but IMO the music should not have used the hideous drum sounds, which spoiled the minimalistic illusion. After that I re-considered the visuals as well and thought that the whole thing was just too long.
rulez added on the 2020-10-18 19:05:31 by yzi yzi
Nice visuals.
rulez added on the 2020-10-18 19:07:25 by gaspode gaspode
The raytrace actually bending near the black holes blew me away. It was a good decision to just flaunt the effect. There was some frameskip, but given the context, it probably has to be accepted.
rulez added on the 2020-10-19 09:13:57 by Trilkk Trilkk
Nice work
rulez added on the 2020-10-19 21:40:44 by Frequent Frequent
How did you do that ? <3
rulez added on the 2020-10-19 21:43:50 by Virgill Virgill
i will never not find black holes creepy and scary, even when it's only a shader, i am still terrified of falling in and being gone forever. the mere idea of them is disturbing. but also at the some time so compelling. and this is so beautifully rendered.
rulez added on the 2020-10-20 21:09:53 by MrsBeanbag MrsBeanbag
Nice visuals. it took some PhD's and lots of computing to make that celebrated black-hole simulation in Interstellar, but we know all it takes is just a few hundred bytes of code.

The intro felt a bit too long, but not that I have an idea of what else could have been done with the given size limitation anyways.
rulez added on the 2020-10-21 11:04:11 by iq iq
Now i am 6164 years old

in contrast to most, i think sound and visuals are equally good. i like the overdrive and the general mood, and am not that blown away visually. Cool intro =)
rulez added on the 2020-10-21 11:33:27 by HellMood HellMood
Oh so pretty.
rulez added on the 2020-10-21 11:40:18 by Daddy Freddy Daddy Freddy
So so.
added on the 2020-11-06 22:56:30 by AntDude AntDude
Excellent visuals for JS 4k! You did some interesting minification of the music too (though going full mono hurts the experience somewhat).
rulez added on the 2020-11-12 10:29:00 by marcus256 marcus256
Cool. Reminds of those weird double tunnels from the 90s...
rulez added on the 2020-11-12 13:10:55 by xernobyl xernobyl
Marcus: damn, someone noticed... We had to go mono to save some extra bytes, it makes no difference in a party environment. And then it became an online event... :)
added on the 2020-11-14 07:49:33 by dixan dixan
nice one
rulez added on the 2020-12-18 12:29:55 by Blast! Blast!
Sweetest clouds ever!
rulez added on the 2021-01-03 00:59:33 by Bobic Bobic
Gorgeous visuals!
rulez added on the 2021-01-31 12:39:51 by ham ham
rulez added on the 2021-02-04 08:34:09 by RRROAR RRROAR

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