Category Archives: Techniques

Demoscene session at SIGGRAPH 2018

Tomasz Bednarsz has been trying to increase the presence of demoscene at the major graphics community conference, SIGGRAPH, for a few years now, through so called “Birds of a Feather” sessions. This year I had the unexpected opportunity to attend … Continue reading

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Texturing in a 64kB intro

This article is the second part of our series on the making of H – Immersion. You can read the first part here: A dive into the making of Immersion. When making an animation within only 64kB, using images is … Continue reading

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A dive into the making of Immersion

At last. Last December, we finally finished it. This video here is our last production, a 4 minute animation called “Immersion”. To be more precise, it’s a capture of what is usually referred to as a 64k intro. But more … Continue reading

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Making floating point numbers smaller

When the goal is to make a 64kB executable (or less!), many unexpected issues arise. Floating point numbers are found everywhere: position of objects in the world, position of the camera, constants for the effets, colors in the texture generator, … Continue reading

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How can demoscene productions be so small?

People not familiar with the demoscene often ask us how it works. How is it possible that a 64kB file contain so much? It can seem magical, since a typical music compressed as mp3 can be 1,000 times as big as our animations – not to mention the graphics. Continue reading

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Blurry things

Our last production, E – Departure, is completely music driven and provides some fast camera moves. To make those visually more interesting we use a motion blur, that we happen to be fairly happy with. This article will be about … Continue reading

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