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GENERAL => Challenges & Competitions => Topic started by: benny! on July 04, 2008

Title: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 04, 2008
Hi,

here is my little entry for this cool competition. It's called
GrassVein and shows some growing grass on some
dirty background.

Requires an InternetBrowser with an installed Java1.6! Hope
all of you have installed the latest JavaVersion.

Check it out here :

http://labs.weltenkonstrukteur.de/grassveins (http://labs.weltenkonstrukteur.de/grassveins)

Because I am very late and the deadline is near - there are
some bugs left and some functions which I actually wanted
to implement are missing  :-\

Anyway, thanks to shockwave for this very interesting
competition - I found a lot of cool things on the net while
googling around and searching for inspirations!
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: Shockwave on July 04, 2008
That's a really nice idea there Benny, well done :)
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: stormbringer on July 04, 2008
Nice one!

For the music it's a remake of the intro tune for the game Goldrunner, originally compised by Rob Hubbard. Very few people love it, I adore it!

However I do not know the author of the version you have used
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: rain_storm on July 05, 2008
Excellent demo Benny  ;D Really cool and great idea to do something like this, the longer you leave this run the better it looks. This fits in perfectly with the plant life theme. Great music too. I look at this and somehow I am thinking of the www and the signal bouncing from server to server looking for some information. Maybe I have been watching it too long. Oh and btw the deadline is midnight saturday night just incase you were thinking it was tonight
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 05, 2008
@Shocky:
Thanks mate.

@Stormbringer:
Thanks for the additional info. I love this tune, too. Unfortunately
I was not able to find out the author of this version though.
The actual modfile is located here:
http://labs.weltenkonstrukteur.de/popup/GrassVeins/data/ldrunner.mod (http://labs.weltenkonstrukteur.de/popup/GrassVeins/data/ldrunner.mod)
If someone find out the name of the author I would be happy to
add him to the credits.

@rain_storm:
Excellent demo Benny  ;D Really cool and great idea to do something like this, the
longer you leave this run the better it looks. This fits in perfectly with the plant life
theme. Great music too. I look at this and somehow I am thinking of the www and
the signal bouncing from server to server looking for some information. Maybe I have
been watching it too long. Oh and btw the deadline is midnight saturday night just
incase you were thinking it was tonight

Thanks rain_storm. Indeed it also somehow looks like a net and this is actually a
nice idea of data visualization - like visualizing a trace-route of a ping.
About the deadline - yup, you are right. Actually some hours are left - but today
I have no time left to work on this - that's why my personal deadline was yester-
day midnight ;-)
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 05, 2008
Btw, sources are available here:

http://dbfinteractive.com/index.php?topic=3268.0 (http://dbfinteractive.com/index.php?topic=3268.0)
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: Xalthorn on July 05, 2008
Very nicely done.  The 'dirty' background really adds something to it, as does the gentle scrolling to keep up with the root.

It's also very watchable, very.... mesmerising :)
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 05, 2008
@Xalthorn:
Thanks for your nice words and glad you like it!
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: Pixel_Outlaw on July 05, 2008
Very nice job!

I like how it has sort of a painted effect. Looks very natural too.
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 05, 2008
Thanks, PO!
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: Shockwave on July 05, 2008
K+ for releasing this source Benny
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: Clyde on July 05, 2008
Im sure it's wicked, but for some reason it keeps making IE not work. Any cures?

Cheers,
Clyde.
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 05, 2008
@Shocky:
Thanks for K, man!

@Clyde, dude:

Im sure it's wicked, but for some reason it keeps making IE not work.
Any cures?

Hmm ... do you have the latest Java RTE installed and enabled ? It
requires at least JRE1.6 (have a look in IE unter EXTRAS-> Sun Java
Console
. I have no problems running it in IE.

Or check your java rte here:
http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp (http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp)

If it is enable, please post the ERROR/Exception which the Java Console
says (if any).


@all:
Any others which cannot get this applet to work ?
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: Clyde on July 05, 2008
Thanks Benny, I had to install a newer version of Java.
And as I thought, it is wicked. Welldone dude, nice tune too.

Cheers and all the very best,
Clyde.
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: Rbz on July 06, 2008
Nice work benny!
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 06, 2008
@Clyde dude:
Good to know that it works now. Thanks.

@rbz:
Thanks, mate!
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: Praecor on July 06, 2008
simply one of the best. great choice of music combined with stylish coding. I mean what else you need?  :clap:
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 06, 2008
simply one of the best. great choice of music combined with stylish coding. I mean what else you need?  :clap:

WOW... thanks a lot for nice words!
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: combatking0 on July 07, 2008
I couldn't get this working in IE7. I'll try FF2...
...not working in there either. I'll try installing the latest version of Java...
...silly me - I didn't have it installed at all! Just a minute...
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 07, 2008
@ck0:
lol ... please let me know if it runs with latest java version!
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: combatking0 on July 07, 2008
Yup, it runs very well under Java 6 Update 6 on IE 7.

Great work - I like the way the view tracks the fast moving line.
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 07, 2008
Yup, it runs very well under Java 6 Update 6 on IE 7.

Glad to hear that it works now.

Great work - I like the way the view tracks the fast moving line.

Thanks, mate!
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: Optimus on July 09, 2008
Cool! Another nice java applet intro with great classic tune.
Title: Re: [PLANTLIFE] GrassVeins
Post by: benny! on July 09, 2008
Cool! Another nice java applet intro with great classic tune.

Thanks mate. Nice to see you back online. How is it going, optimus ?