Sunday, November 6, 2011

#"elevated" demo explained

at Breakpoint 2009 (a demoscene convention), two groups RGBA and TBC released a demo, called "Elevated", which won the 4k (4 kilobytes) competition. the demo consisted of a terrain generation algorithm with shading, texturing, camera manipulation, synth based music and more. this demo is considered "the-best-ever" in this category by many people...

youtube video

i'm quite late, but apparently, one of the people involved in the project - Inigo "IQ" Quilez, the same year did a presentation on some of the techniques used for the demo. here is the PDF file for his presentation:

very impressive stuff, a portion of which is clearly for GFX gurus only.