Dream Machine by Altair & Alcatraz [web]
screenshot added by KK on 2022-08-28 23:21:37
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release date : august 2022
release party : Xenium 2022
compo : pc intro
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 58%
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alltime top: #5713
added on the 2022-08-28 18:43:23 by hitchhikr hitchhikr

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1a braid cables & cool machines :) beautiful tunnel. Also track kicks ass.
rulez added on the 2022-08-28 21:12:17 by NR4 NR4
White screen here on AMD RX580.
added on the 2022-08-28 21:14:04 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Doesn't work on AMD indeed, but great demo never the less!
rulez added on the 2022-08-29 10:02:49 by hollowone hollowone
rulez added on the 2022-08-29 19:37:19 by mop mop
rulez added on the 2022-08-29 21:12:11 by HellMood HellMood
wow, so very nice
rulez added on the 2022-08-29 22:26:52 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Very impressive architecture! I really need to buy a faster GPU though...

patch for people with AMD cards:
<!-- DreamMachine -->
<Application Name="DreamMachine__640x480.exe" Name0="DreamMachine__800x600.exe" Name1="DreamMachine__1024x768.exe" Name2="DreamMachine__1280x720.exe" Name3="DreamMachine__1920x1080.exe">
<StringReplacer Src="uniform ivec4 m;" Dst="uniform ivec4 m2;ivec4 m=m2;"/>
rulez added on the 2022-08-29 23:29:42 by Seven Seven
YouTube 4k / 6-Hz video is available. :)

The download working on AMD GPUs should be available soon.
added on the 2022-08-30 00:18:11 by KK KK
rulez added on the 2022-08-30 01:15:21 by bitl bitl
not really feeling it this time, feels like a second rate knock off of the beeple zero day video but also lacking the visual fidelity that it'd require. funnily enough somehow the progression made me think about the unfinished state of the level design in kkrieger where you mostly just walk from room to room linearly on a straight path. the machine SDF geometry is nice enough though i suppose.

the music is just nice enough, i'd honestly have left the drums out entirely and just explored the pads and textures more, but i guess that's not really something i can complain about per se. nice to see Chaser giving a shot with 4klang though :)

on the technical front, i'm just wondering why there's no antialiasing? i mean there's the frame blending already, so you could jitter the pixels or the camera matrix a bit for some cheap TAA? would help quite a bit with the fidelity already, but also to that end the youtube video above i don't think is fully representative since it appears much smoother than the highest 1080p resolution exe, but oh well, at least it's nice to see a version of the visuals in that form i guess. the frame blending is far too strong here considering the movement though, starts to look way too messy imo…
added on the 2022-08-30 01:40:36 by noby noby
Something I suspect it was only lack of time that made it impossible to squeeze it into 4kb ;) And the production itself sensational!
rulez added on the 2022-08-30 02:21:36 by Dalthon Dalthon
Like traveling through the guts of optimus prime
rulez added on the 2022-08-30 05:15:02 by rloaderro rloaderro
what noby said
added on the 2022-08-30 09:01:38 by ferris ferris
Very impressive visuals for its size! Also decent music.
rulez added on the 2022-08-30 10:11:41 by Adok Adok
Updated exe fixed to work on AMDs

Thank you for all the kind comments! :)
Including Noby & Ferris, for trying to judge this rushed (and failed) 4k compofiller by the top 64k standards. :)

I'm still tempted to remix this prod into another, proper and polished 4k one day.
added on the 2022-08-30 11:44:48 by KK KK
a flyby which might have benefited from some change of direction to break things up. looks impressive nonetheless! and what Dalthon said.
rulez added on the 2022-08-30 11:49:51 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Nice visuals and track was nice until that terrible snaredrum came along.
rulez added on the 2022-08-30 14:10:23 by tFt tFt
The snare is a little distracting IMHO, but the demo rules ofcourse.
rulez added on the 2022-08-30 17:47:20 by gaspode gaspode
look mommy, i drew a Beeple! (so basically what noby said :P)
added on the 2022-08-30 17:59:40 by maali maali
Just awesome!
rulez added on the 2022-08-30 18:59:35 by TMA TMA
Yeah, the concept isnt original (but what is in the demoscene?), but this is well executed either way.
rulez added on the 2022-08-30 19:36:40 by java java
rulez added on the 2022-08-31 11:15:20 by gopher gopher
rulez added on the 2022-08-31 18:24:40 by Mystra Mystra
recycled idea but well executed. the snare sound was kind of annoying, everything else was top.
rulez added on the 2022-09-01 00:25:17 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2022-09-01 21:37:16 by Frequent Frequent
technically impressive. penetrant snare drum was penetrant
worx on AMD here
rulez added on the 2022-09-05 21:54:02 by gentleman gentleman
Thank you for all the kind comments! :)
Including Noby & Ferris, for trying to judge this rushed (and failed) 4k compofiller by the top 64k standards. :)
Maybe if you lot weren’t so god damn consistently excellent on all fronts we wouldn’t have to! <3
rulez added on the 2022-09-07 20:42:43 by ferris ferris
Another awesome job by KK & team!
rulez added on the 2022-09-08 00:26:06 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
OK. Just OK.
Does not impress me visually, to be honest. Might be, cause crafted in the rush... ;)
added on the 2022-09-15 13:32:47 by sim sim
Even as it is now it's def.more than compo-filler, but yeah, this snare and flow issues, sometimes camera movement too simple...once again shows that polishing is key...but otherwise still technically impressive, non-trivial SDFs and clean rendering (well at least at 4k video).
rulez added on the 2022-09-16 00:22:55 by tomkh tomkh
added on the 2022-09-19 23:08:40 by AntDude AntDude
shame you could not make it 4k >:(

yeah I feel I can point out parts which can be visually improved with little effort but is still definitely my favorite kind of intro!
rulez added on the 2022-09-24 06:03:36 by 0b5vr 0b5vr
I wonder how hard to introduce proper denoiser and bloom by making it an 8k
added on the 2022-09-24 06:05:13 by 0b5vr 0b5vr
Cool! It's a nice prod.

Instead of trying to fit in 4kB, have you considered expanding it to 8kB? You could get a richer soundtrack and add more variations in the content and camera work. I think it has a good potential.
rulez added on the 2023-02-08 00:45:40 by LLB LLB
I love this one. Ray tracing... In 4kB.

But I wish there was an officially captured soundtrack in FLAC :D
I love how it sounds.
rulez added on the 2023-06-15 22:54:40 by Seacat17 Seacat17
rulez added on the 2023-06-16 08:07:37 by tjahzi(aka Jimi) tjahzi(aka Jimi)
great stuff!
rulez added on the 2023-06-22 01:48:25 by RufUsul RufUsul
8KB ? KK, you are getting fat.
rulez added on the 2023-08-22 20:36:15 by Lovely Hanibal Lovely Hanibal

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