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Are you familiar with demoscene artwork and if so does it influence you?

Demo-what??!?
I have seen some stuff people have posted here, but that's it.
I know it, but it does not really float my boat, i'd rather do sprites.
I know and like it, but never attempted anything like it.
I know it and I try to use demoscene stylings in my work.
I know it and I aspire to make big pictures like Amiga 500 stuff for example.
I am in the Demoscene.
I used to be in the Scene, but not anymore.

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Re: Demoscene Poll

Reply #20 on: November 20, 2006, 10:03:38 am
Yeah, the C64 was more or less the start of the demoscene. And as Baccaman says, back then we mostly tried to break the limits of the machine - showing more than the 8 hardware sprites supported, creating graphics modes like FLI that went far beyond the limits of the original C64 modes etc.

Ptoing - funny that you should mention calculators, I've done some demos for the Texas instruments TI-83 calculator actually (see http://sdw.webhop.net/prods.html?prodplatform=6) :D

I'm working on a new demo for it at the moment, and I'm looking for a graphics artist. Hard to find a good artist who can work with the imits of a 96x64 monochrome system though!

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Re: Demoscene Poll

Reply #21 on: November 20, 2006, 11:15:58 am
haha nice, just 2 colour screen i guess, black and white, I would be interested :D 1bit gfx don't take too long normally :)
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Reply #22 on: November 20, 2006, 11:19:00 am
Okay, I kinda understand. I'm like, half way there now. lol
Demoscene is hard to explain in few words. It's about art all around: pixelling, coding, music making, etc. I guess that the quickest way to learn about it is looking at a demo... if you want, have a look at the video of the demo called "Arte" (heh), which sports wonderful pixelwork, awesome tunes, great code and lots of stuff in just a double-density floppy disk being chewed by an Amiga 500 ;)

Here are some demoscene-related sites: http://www.pouet.net, http://www.scene.org, http://ada.untergrund.net .

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Re: Demoscene Poll

Reply #23 on: November 20, 2006, 11:24:12 am
C64 Scene Database :V

csdb.c64.org
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Reply #24 on: November 20, 2006, 11:41:40 am
C64 Scene Database :V

csdb.c64.org
Very nice place :)
Gotta check out some of those demos!

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Reply #25 on: November 20, 2006, 11:58:18 am
I have an old Atari 800XE, so can I do demoscene on this if I want too? And it's all done by code?
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Re: Demoscene Poll

Reply #26 on: November 20, 2006, 12:18:01 pm
I sent you a PM ptoing!

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Reply #27 on: November 20, 2006, 01:08:07 pm
I have an old Atari 800XE, so can I do demoscene on this if I want too?

You can do demos, slideshows, musicdisks, etc. on whatever hardware you please. The only "problem" is that not necessarily the hardware of your choice has a demoscene movement connected to it.
Anyway, I guess Atari machines do have an active demoscene.

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And it's all done by code?
What do you mean? Code is just one of the key elements ;)

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Reply #28 on: November 20, 2006, 01:40:52 pm
cool, maybe I give it a try in the future when I understand my Atari  :-\. And ofcourse when I have a better understanding of the demoscene in general!
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Reply #29 on: November 20, 2006, 01:54:11 pm
cool, maybe I give it a try in the future when I understand my Atari  :-\.
So, I take it you are interested in coding as well (besides pixelling, I mean).
If not, you could just join a demogroup...
... or, you could just join *me* in this project :D :P

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And ofcourse when I have a better understanding of the demoscene in general!
Just watch demos/slideshows/musicdisks/demomags until your head blows :crazy:

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