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Author Topic: The NVScene 2008 Demo Competition Entrants - Beautiful Graphics In Tiny Exes  (Read 3687 times)

mouser

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The demo scene is all about making beautiful graphics (and often music) in a very small executable, using clever tricks to generate graphics programmatically on the fly.

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The point is, with the correct flow, you can make almost anything from scratch. But another timely question nowadays is... why, and who will care? Isn't the final product the equivalent of putting a model ship in a bottle - a big 'how did they do that' impressed moment, but no real takeaway?

Well, I do care, because it's art, and it's beautiful, and because wringing that kind of performance out of your PC in real-time is breathtaking.


Read the article for links to the individual entries, but you can also jump right in to view video of:





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Since we're talking about demoscene, I have to throw the obligatory pouet URL :)

NVScene... would that, by any chances, be an event sponsored by nvidia? :)
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Very impressive !  Thanks for reporting this event.
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those guys in the demoscene are magicians methinks. what they can accomplish is just supergreat. they are truly beyond average :)