Electrocat by Church of the Spinning Cube
screenshot added by alia on 2021-04-05 09:19:21
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release date : april 2021
release party : Revision 2021
compo : pc 8k
ranked : 5th
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popularity : 56%
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alltime top: #8176
  • alia alia [Code, graphics, music]
added on the 2021-04-05 09:19:21 by alia alia

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Some notes on this thing:
- It's realtime path traced, with animated SDFs, motion blur and DoF
- The weird dither is an acceleration technique. This is replaces the noise you'd normally see, but runs 20-40% faster (and imo it looks better too :)
- It runs on both intel and arm, and is heavily optimised for M1 (since that's what I made most of it on), run it on Medium quality on that hardware
- It's a bit unfinished - I moved house in the last week and had no computer for most of the week
- Colours are broken in the party version and it requires Big Sur
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added on the 2021-04-05 09:26:51 by alia alia
Shit, still time to upgrade my stars, missed the important bit here :D
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 09:49:45 by pestis pestis
yeessssssss!!!!!!! great stuff
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 09:52:17 by wrighter wrighter
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 10:22:30 by SiR SiR
meeeeoooowww :D awesome and big props for first (?) apple m1 native prod :)
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 10:25:31 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
Ok I tried showing Still/There to my kids. They demanded to see this one again instead
added on the 2021-04-05 10:31:48 by pestis pestis
added on the 2021-04-05 10:53:39 by Xyl2k Xyl2k
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 11:37:36 by Mystra Mystra
Which are the specific optimizations for the M1 ?
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 11:57:01 by AlienTech AlienTech
seems like you used a lot of interesting techniques here. any possibility to explain or release the source?
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 13:12:29 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
Nice cat playing synth on the Mac
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 14:09:50 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
nice one Alia! runs great in medium on my mac mini. interesting notes on the dither pattern
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 20:53:40 by blackpawn blackpawn
That was pretty fun, especially the piano cat
rulez added on the 2021-04-05 22:52:05 by Optimus Optimus
Cute realtime animation, interesting tech behind it, fun tune. I'm all in.
rulez added on the 2021-04-06 17:40:40 by Bossman Bossman
Absolutely love the rendering, the direction (the spinning vinyl!) and the content. The filter makes it.
rulez added on the 2021-04-09 10:40:26 by Preacher Preacher
Technically impressive and i really loved the show :) that dither pattern is a cool idea, even though it looked like very heavy compression artefacts and felt like an anim player in 8k during the compo. But even that would've been impressive.
rulez added on the 2021-04-09 11:26:38 by prost prost
rulez added on the 2021-04-09 12:02:11 by psenough psenough
ow my ears ow ow ow and kinda my eyes too ow.
added on the 2021-04-10 16:19:35 by Gargaj Gargaj
It's ok, but motivational thumb for some of the tech used :)
rulez added on the 2021-04-10 23:21:02 by gopher gopher
rulez added on the 2021-04-12 16:23:11 by Frequent Frequent
fun stuff here, turned out well!
rulez added on the 2021-04-12 16:36:20 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2021-04-14 18:05:01 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
it have a cat !! and a cute one.

i laughed when the cat start maowing

It's amazing what've done with only 8k, great work !
rulez added on the 2021-04-16 11:02:22 by med med
Meow :D
rulez added on the 2021-04-17 12:04:15 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
This was fun
rulez added on the 2021-04-17 22:27:01 by grip grip
Cat content is the best content.
rulez added on the 2021-04-17 23:00:32 by gaspode gaspode
rulez added on the 2021-04-17 23:04:10 by bitl bitl
rulez added on the 2021-04-23 21:30:34 by chlumpie chlumpie
what gargaj said, bit of an assault on senses, and the repeating ultrawide angle camera movement lerps don't help. also not a fan of the artifacts caused by the sampling pattern at all. a decent coding showcase, but doesn't work for me as a demo
added on the 2021-07-14 16:20:33 by noby noby
mew :)
rulez added on the 2021-08-19 22:28:45 by Manwe Manwe
мяу, мля!
added on the 2021-09-07 12:50:48 by aGGreSSor aGGreSSor
cute! small nitpick: how can the turntable and the record spin at the same time, when the camera spins?
rulez added on the 2022-03-07 19:18:09 by v3nom v3nom
Meow! :]
rulez added on the 2022-06-27 07:50:56 by ham ham
rulez added on the 2024-04-08 23:36:45 by p01 p01

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