DRD5 by Still [web]
screenshot added by pixtur on 2021-08-15 10:04:35
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release date : august 2021
release party : névoke 2021
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
invitation for : Deadline (Berlin) 2021
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popularity : 61%
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alltime top: #2755
added on the 2021-08-15 10:04:35 by pixtur pixtur

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rulez added on the 2021-08-15 10:11:12 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 10:40:49 by ham ham
Very nice
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 10:42:01 by Frequent Frequent
Stylish! Great concept. Reminds me HPlus by Halcyon.
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 11:09:06 by Manwe Manwe
awesome trip
Lovely demo held up with a brilliant soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 11:24:07 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 12:48:35 by fizzer fizzer
Loved this! Super shiny!
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 13:36:33 by MrsBeanbag MrsBeanbag
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 13:56:37 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Ends a bit abruptly and I wish the soundtrack mix was a bit more polished (could've used a bit more low end on the triplet bass - then again maybe that's a bit too psytrancy), but those are just nitpicks really.
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 14:01:17 by Gargaj Gargaj
some sexy transitions in here
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 14:35:00 by maali maali
so good and that soundtrack is fantastic
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 15:12:19 by okkie okkie
a combination of understated and breathtaking. wow
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 15:19:41 by aldroid aldroid
Nice minimalistic demo with awesome break/dnb music and a sneaky invite for Deadline Berlin in the end
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 16:19:00 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
immersive experience. killer soundtrack. awesome style. didn't get the point about the statue, but apart from that this demo blew my socks off!
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 16:19:34 by jeenio jeenio
for the sound and making somthing intense only with simple geometry
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 17:03:49 by Kuemmel Kuemmel
breathtaking stuff
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 18:29:18 by raztaman raztaman
Menacing atmosphere and awesome soundtrack by lucid.
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 18:53:19 by gaspode gaspode
Clean design. Strong direction. Bold, menacing soundtrack. Love it.
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 19:15:54 by fugl fugl
So beautiful!
rulez added on the 2021-08-15 20:55:57 by Mystra Mystra
Great built-up. A bit too short maybe? I was expecting threads to form bigger threads and so on.. to create thread fractal-like structure for some reason : P
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 00:12:50 by tomkh tomkh
The first half of this demo is a brilliant show of masterful direction.

The random gridlines that form a disk, the disk that hides a spiral, the spiral that reveals a tunnel, that tunnel that turns into a roaring line, the line that's part of a front... and the ominous soundtrack: this buildup is near perfect. Watching the mystery unfold at each step feels rewarding.
(my only nitpicks would be that for one instant we see the end of the spiral, and a few cases where bloom artifacts at the edges of the render target get a bit distracting)

The second half feels less focused. It is still does its job, but feels weaker than the first.

When all previous transitions built the story further, the curl noise-ish transformation leads to nothing in particular: the story would work just as well without it. The sphere has the potential to look great, with those triangle shells flipping patterns, but I was distracted by several details: the square shape of the glow on the incoming lines as they reach the sphere, the lines clipping with the shells, then the cheap look of the light spikes that come out of the sphere (linear interpolation look and saturate to white), the 180 rule broken for no clear reason, the spikes of light clipped by the camera several times, and finally as others have pointed out the statue is unexpected...

If I were to guess, I'd imagine you spent the time you needed on the first half, but didn't have that luxury for the second one. Still a solid thumb, no question asked.

PS.: as a weird artifact, apparently every time I launch the demo my taskbar size changes.
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 03:07:50 by Zavie Zavie
horrible "music".
sucks added on the 2021-08-16 04:16:00 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Absolutely amazing music.
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 04:54:49 by dipswitch dipswitch
I just got mesmerized
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 06:51:52 by zeebr zeebr
really awesome soundtrack and visual design .. flawless!
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 07:34:49 by farfar farfar
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 09:17:41 by wrighter wrighter
good demo, with a great building indeed
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 14:10:45 by wullon wullon
Now I can see what those compute shader discussions on Discord a while ago were about. My favorite moment was when the straight "wavefront" of lines broke down into chaos. They were splines all along!
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 16:21:55 by cce cce
wow wow wow megafett! fantastic design fantastic music i love it!
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 21:44:03 by orange orange
Wow. Thanks for all this kind words. I wouldn't have expected this response. In fact, although I am happy with the result (which is rare for me), I'm aware that I only had a couple of evenings to work on it. So it lacks refinement and polishing.

@manwe: Ohhh hplus. I totally forget about that one. But you're completely correct.
@garg: I totally agree. I was fighting with the end. I had the idea of turning it into an invite just very late. Cheap trick.
@jeenio: The statue is actually Tooll's default 3d-object. (Like Blender's Suzan or Hundini's Pighead): The Marble Player. But indeed I wanted do something with "man" and "animals". Couldn't pull it off :D
@kuemmel: Thanks. I take that one.
@tomkh: I totally agree. So much potential. So little time.
@zavie: Totally agree with the edge bloom artifacts. I need to fix that. I also agree with the messy inner sphere part. I was struggling with that. I had something in mind but couldn't pull it off (that is not even because a lack of time). I have to think about how to do this reflecting light properly. And yes, the storyboard sketches only cover the first part of the demo.
@kimi: Oh, you're still alive! I totally forgot that I wanted to make a demo about you. 🤔
@cce: Damn! I forgot to credit guillaume for ripping off his spatial hash map algorithm. And yes -- I the spline transition is also my favorite part. Sadly I can only see the glitch on the left side :/
added on the 2021-08-16 23:01:43 by pixtur pixtur
Great prod!
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 23:06:44 by Soundy Soundy
what cce said, the spline warp was the distinctive moment of genius here, just that makes worth it alone

i liked the music while watching the demo in the living room during the compo, but afterwards checking it on headphones the mix definitely has some room for improvement… still a fine track tho :)
rulez added on the 2021-08-16 23:18:20 by noby noby
Low sperm count, high person growth rate.
rulez added on the 2021-08-17 00:51:39 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
I've been procrastinating thumbing this up because I couldn't decide whether to first point out the stunning visuals, or the beautiful, haunting soundtrack. Overall, watching this made me happy, and calm - and I really needed that.

Thank you so much for bringing this to névoke - I'm speaking for all of us when I say that we feel very honored <3
rulez added on the 2021-08-17 10:31:52 by darya darya
rulez added on the 2021-08-17 10:52:04 by hollowone hollowone
Nice invi and cool track!
rulez added on the 2021-08-17 20:20:11 by TMA TMA
rulez added on the 2021-08-18 08:21:48 by Leander Leander
pure awesomness :)
rulez added on the 2021-08-18 13:44:49 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
rulez added on the 2021-08-18 15:53:03 by dq dq
Nice intro, I look forward to the demo!
added on the 2021-08-18 18:57:50 by java java
Visually nice, but I didn't like its soundtrack much.
added on the 2021-08-20 04:07:06 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2021-08-21 01:49:58 by NR4 NR4
belongs to another level. woah.
rulez added on the 2021-08-21 23:38:08 by iks iks
Absolutely blew my mind! Once again, Still delivers on a whole new level. The aesthetics are just absolutely unrivalled.
rulez added on the 2021-08-24 08:54:37 by Axel Axel
I'm constantly amazed how much you manage to do with monochrome.
rulez added on the 2021-08-24 15:30:13 by jonnyram jonnyram
really liked the "wavefront" part and the scene directly after
rulez added on the 2021-08-25 14:11:38 by shuffle2 shuffle2
still ruling
rulez added on the 2021-08-29 14:51:42 by decca decca
rulez added on the 2021-09-03 09:14:23 by Blueberry Blueberry
love the vibe of this, totally epic, sharp lines waving out looked sick!
rulez added on the 2021-10-12 06:10:55 by spacedog spacedog
I liked the end of the demo, it reminded me of the Rorschach test. Piggy.
added on the 2021-12-10 16:41:34 by Adok Adok
I will repeat my usual plea for this kind of production: If you are making a demo that relies so much on antialiased lines, your antialiasing needs to actually work. :-) Specifically, you'll need to make it gamma-correct (render in linear space and convert to sRGB at the end), or you'll have weird shimmering and jaggies when things move around; look at 1:41 and/or 1:54 in the YouTube video.
added on the 2022-03-26 11:34:09 by Sesse Sesse
nice style, looks like coronoid v2. meh music tho
rulez added on the 2022-04-01 13:17:51 by 100bit 100bit

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