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Twisting Machine   [2008]

Twisting Machine Released by :
Wrath Designs [web]

Release Date :
17 January 2008

Type :
C64 Graphics  (MultiColor)

AKA :
5 Colored Postcard

User rating:*********_  8.6/10 (16 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  8.9/10 (10 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... Joe of Vandalism News Staff, Wrath Designs

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/53215/Twisting_Machine_by_Joe_of_Wrath_Designs.d64 (downloads: 830)

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User Comment
Submitted by bea/sfa on 8 October 2013
BAUHAUS HANDJOB is clearly a rock band.
User Comment
Submitted by bepp on 8 October 2013
Most amusing discussion :)
User Comment
Submitted by Jucke on 18 May 2009
Thanks for making turning torso for the commodore 64.
User Comment
Submitted by UL-Tomten on 21 January 2008
@DK: Try plugging a Joystick in Port 2, and you'll never want Port 1 again! (Who needs Mouse?)
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 20 January 2008
Interesting, but not my cuppa tea. The diagonal layout and the twisting just make the lines seem all wrong! ;-)

Is there anyone preferring a mouse to Joystick & Keyboard? I know I do whenever possible (otherwise Joystick)...
User Comment
Submitted by UL-Tomten on 20 January 2008
conrad: It IS a space satellite orbiting the earth! But it landed here in town. Lucky for us, the aliens came in peace.
User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 20 January 2008
I suppose the original building is impressive when standing close to it, the picture doesn't appeal to me much. Technically it's good, but the subject doesn't fill my heart with warmth. (And that's what I need, buckets with love, not concrete)
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 19 January 2008
Oh! And: INSTINCT and a whole lot more. Where is FatFrost, I miss him ;P
User Comment
Submitted by JackAsser on 19 January 2008
@J.S: As if I quitted... ;D
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Submitted by Deev on 19 January 2008
my favourite twister so far :)

and Jailbird, I use the joystick too.
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless Steel on 18 January 2008
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
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Submitted by dalezy on 18 January 2008
i'm probably the wrong guy to judge on the technical part behind this one; and just like with the pic of kali - from which i know that harryhausen's creation has been too much of an inspiration for james' version :) - i couldn't savely tell whether it's wired or a handmade duplicate. all i can say is that is that i like the outcome, in my world that's what counts.
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 18 January 2008
I personally think you should produce more for this scene.

Thanks goes to the brave ones still: WD + FOCUS + VISION + K2 + CHORUS + TRIAD + PANDA DESIGN + RESOURCE + BOOZE + STYLE + ONSLAUGHT + OXYRON.
Good night.
User Comment
Submitted by Ed on 18 January 2008
"It's just a converted pic of The Boris Vallejo Dragon in Fantasy world! what has this to do with scene ?"

Yes.... That is THE TWIST! ;D

Now... U all go work on your hands, and do some wire-works...
2008 and everything is possible still.

<edit> cable-works </edit>
User Comment
Submitted by Radiant on 18 January 2008
Jailbird: Nah, you're not. I've seen Twoflower handle his stick as well. He does a fine handjob.
User Comment
Submitted by Jailbird on 18 January 2008
Nah, it's wired. I can tell by some of the pixels, and from having seen quite a few converts in my time.

By the way, Joe also pixels with the keyboard? The horror!
I am starting to think I might be the only one who pixels on C64 with a joystick. :D
User Comment
Submitted by SIDWAVE on 18 January 2008
Anyone can say a wired pic is a handjob, but there are ways to tell!
User Comment
Submitted by Archmage on 18 January 2008
Radiantx: "Archmage: The point lies not in the end result, but in the craft"

I'm not sure that I fully agree. Speaking of the end result, my initial comment still stands - its nice and interesting to look at, and the pixels and texturing adds to it.

However, I do think the craft is important and relevant when it comes to gfx on the c64. According to E.S.' remark, there is no lack of skill here, so I have no problems accepting that it is a handjob.

But the question remains: why copy a photo by hand when there are more efficient ways of doing it? Why go all photorealistic when you are not using the photo itself? Unless its an art project with some thoughts behind it, in which case I would love to have the artist share these thoughts.

I have no beef here, I'm just curious.

User Comment
Submitted by Ed on 18 January 2008
@Leon: hehe that one was cool ;)

@Archmage + others: when you can draw stuff like this & this using just a keyboard and a c64,
I think there is something else at stake. Don't you?
But sure, a normal wirejob (a handjob with a lot of wires ;) ) would probably have made it all go faster ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Leon on 18 January 2008
handjob :_DDD ahhh, ahhhhh, aaahhhhhh yeah baby, yeaaah! ;_)
User Comment
Submitted by Facade on 18 January 2008
"Archmage: The point lies not in the end result, but in the craft"

Which is true for every handjob if you think about it.
User Comment
Submitted by Radiant on 18 January 2008
Archmage: The point lies not in the end result, but in the craft.
User Comment
Submitted by Archmage on 18 January 2008
Well, I do like the picture in itself when speaking of composition, texturing, colour use and so on - except for the horrible signature.

What I don't get is why you did it as a handjob (!) like you said you did. You should have wired it and cleaned it up and you would have had the exact same result. Much more time efficient. ;)

I hope I won't have to spell out my point here.
User Comment
Submitted by Radiant on 18 January 2008
Joe is the master of texture.
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Submitted by Jazzcat on 18 January 2008
Be careful with the profane ideas, you will be considered to have a weird twisted mind if you do! So do you dare step outside that small square?

Thumbs up James!
User Comment
Submitted by Mace on 18 January 2008
@Rambones: Joe says it's a hand job. What the definition of that is, I leave undiscussed here ;-)

@Chico: by definition, artists express themselves more than engineers. So your tool is probably cheered at as much as this picture, but it's not expressed... or just believe so, as a consolation ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by SIDWAVE on 18 January 2008
It's just a converted pic of The Turning Torso building in Malmö! what has this to do with scene ?
User Comment
Submitted by saehn on 18 January 2008
Yeah, why do rock stars get all the girls when engineers sit at home? ;) It's all about glamour and emotional response, Chico. I'm sure your tool is appreciated, but people are just less likely to get worked up about utilities.

Good work, Joe, btw. ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Chico on 18 January 2008
lol ... it´s always funny 4 me .... I work weeks on a tool and there´s no enthusiasm for it ... and (it´s only one of a lot of examples) s.o. made sth like this here and there are lots of positive comments ! but what, please, is this so great with this gfx? I can give no account of it.
User Comment
Submitted by LordNikon on 17 January 2008
and now someone should do this as realtime effect \o/
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 17 January 2008
bauhaus handjob? vanja?

pervert!
User Comment
Submitted by Ed on 17 January 2008
Bauhaus handjob !!!!!

(what a cool fake name that would be ;)
Thumbs up for another stunner, James.

Now Vanja! Pleazzzze Can't wait anylonger ...
User Comment
Submitted by Skate on 17 January 2008
@J.S.: Is it a handjob? It looks like a building to me :D jk. Nice work.
User Comment
Submitted by Tim on 17 January 2008
Wow.. thanks to the photo I can actually recognize what it is supposed to look like
User Comment
Submitted by Motion on 17 January 2008
Nice work - has that spooky Bauhaus feel to it - ok different era, but similar feel.
User Comment
Submitted by JackAsser on 17 January 2008
Yeah I forgot to mention that I do like the picture as well. Turning Torso is one ruling building.
User Comment
Submitted by Leon on 17 January 2008
joe rulez! ;_) coool!
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Submitted by Oswald on 17 January 2008
simply wonderful.
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Submitted by Cruzer on 17 January 2008
Turning Torso with a twist ;_;
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless Steel on 17 January 2008
I find that hard to believe, it looks just too real.

But if you say its handmade i will not call you a liar.

Being a hand job i must say kudos for the accuracy and realism.
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 17 January 2008
@Stainless Steel: It's a handjob.

@Jailbird: Thanks!
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless Steel on 17 January 2008
Im sorry i have to ask, but is it actually
handpixeled or a partly / complete wirejob ?

User Comment
Submitted by Jailbird on 17 January 2008
Well, I think that the subject of the source is well known without additional emphasise...
The unusual angle, the reduced brightness, the high contrast and the monochrome colorscheme makes it calm, slowly dynamic and deep for me. Whereas the building itself radiates an agile, poppy style with an accent on modernism.
Always loved Joe's C64ish interpretation of different exteriors.
User Comment
Submitted by Yazoo on 17 January 2008
forget it... i deleted my posts just like sledge did with his... whatever. nice pic... and J.S. sry for not knowing where you live ... nothing more to add
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 17 January 2008
@yazoo: "yeah seems to be some part of EXACTLY that photo (rotated in photoshop?)"

Well obviously you tell me why I should use EXACTLY that photo to reproduce something I live close by and could photograph myself?
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 17 January 2008
@yazoo: Erh? I happen to live in the same town, and do I have a camera of my own?
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Submitted by JackAsser on 17 January 2008
Somehow reminds me of http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turning_Torso
User Comment
Submitted by Britelite on 17 January 2008
Cool one, I'd really like a pic like this for my next demo =)
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