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Starball Effect   [2012]

Starball Effect Released by :

Release Date :
13 November 2012

Type :
C64 Intro


User rating:*********_  9.4/10 (16 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.8/10 (7 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Mixer of Origo Dreamline, Side B

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Submitted by ChristopherJam on 17 January 2019
Nicely done!
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Submitted by Jammer on 17 January 2019
Fantastic and almost 3d without glasses! <3
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Submitted by PAL on 16 December 2012
I am so greatful for you giving out these things so I can see them... Love that! Thanx and bring more of them little gems... It is truly amazing that you are able to capture so much in so small releases... wonderful!
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 16 December 2012
This is one of the most wonderful demo effects I have ever seen. What a waste to throw it out like this, with no proper presentation. Still a 10 from me.
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Submitted by BHF on 18 November 2012
Brilliant effects, love em! Borders be gone, btw blank screen, no badlines ?
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Submitted by Viscid on 15 November 2012
Those ideas are on our disks for the next demo(s), but the bastards from Neoplasia are too lazy to do something serious ;) Damn.

Greets [vscd]

P.S. To the Starball Effect: ACE!
User Comment
Submitted by Karoshier on 14 November 2012
Really clever idea. Thumbs up!
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Submitted by Cruzer on 14 November 2012
Single sprite? Had to rewatch to convince myself that was true. Best single sprite effect ever!
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Submitted by Ed on 14 November 2012
Very nice!
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Submitted by Mixer on 14 November 2012
I've always fancied the SSS demos and Kjers helix scroller in Why Think. Though it may not be completely all border, it is memorable, and it was 1988.
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Submitted by Danzig on 14 November 2012
Quoting Oswald
coolest allborder effect ever or what?

Shut up, bestest allborder vector effect still (and forever) to be found here The Legacy FULLSCREEN VECTORBOBS FTW!!!
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Submitted by daison on 14 November 2012
Schweet! I'd love to try this myself soon!
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Submitted by Frantic on 14 November 2012
In a way I think this is a superior approach to represent three dimensional form than vector stuff, which -- to be honest -- doesn't look very good on the C64 anyway. But this stuff is actually aestethically pleasing (although still a bit rough in this particular implementation and could be perfected).

I also come to think of the notion of "biological motion", which is the fact that people easily recognize movement from humans and animals, and often even particular kinds of actions, even if it is represented only by a few dots rather than a full colored image:

Would be possible to combine this with something like motion capture data, as in the clip above, to create smoothly moving 3d characters for a full screen fighting game. ;) From psychological research it is known that movement (e.g. Gibsonian optical flow) is indeed much more important than form features (including color) for the recognition of action, and to some extent even form (and predators often have poor color vision, but very good vision for motion). I've actually been thinking about creating a game like that (we have mocap equipment at work), but I doubt that will happen. Too many other projects... :)

I also come to think of games like Powerdrift, that represented 3d only using sprites rather than vectors:

Of course there is not the same massive amount of sprites on the C64 as compared to those arcade machines (or the Sega Saturn) but I am rather referring to the general idea.

I think it would be nice to explore hybrid approaches like this (motion representation of form, but not just with simple dots or dot-like things) for the commodore.
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Submitted by Cresh on 14 November 2012
Impressive, I must admit!!
Too bad it has not been used in a bigger production.
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Submitted by Yogibear on 14 November 2012
Again cool!
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Submitted by Digger on 13 November 2012
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Submitted by Oswald on 13 November 2012
coolest allborder effect ever or what?
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Submitted by Mixer on 13 November 2012
iAN, anything for you luv... hammertime?
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 13 November 2012
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Submitted by Dr.j on 13 November 2012
Absolutely fantastic. impressive work
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 13 November 2012
This looks fantastic!
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Submitted by Peacemaker on 13 November 2012
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Submitted by Perplex on 13 November 2012
Thumbs up!
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Submitted by Joe on 13 November 2012
Very cool! Thank you for showing the sneak-preview along with the Vicious Sid 2. I should have suspected that one could alter it a lot. Looks great, especially in the glowing blue.
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Submitted by hedning on 13 November 2012
Wow! Cool!
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Submitted by bepp on 13 November 2012
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Submitted by Shine on 13 November 2012
I like it very much too. Need some sound to get higher... :)
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