The series about VVVV Users continues. This time we want to feature microdee aka David Mórász from Hungary (http://www.mcro.de/ – side note: This page is made with VVVVJS). David is a developer of real-time graphics and interactive media applications. Among others he works for companies like Uberact in London or Kitchen Budapest. The post will showcase first of all the brand new game and tech-demo ‘The Bunny Prank’ – one of the first stand-alone DirectX11 games with VVVV – and furthermore we will have a closer look on other really amazing and jaw dropping stuff, you will see.
‘The Bunny Prank’ is a game that sets you in control of a handful of space ship probes with the objective to search for a lost beacon in a giant asteroid. In order to do so you follow the signal intensity. If the probes run out of fuel you can switch to another one and follow the traces of the previous ones. The game is a fully featured program, coming with an .exe installer, high-end graphics, sound, advanced game mechanics and support for the XBox controller and the Razer Hydra. So visit on microdee’s page or click here for The Bunny Prank instant download.
As you might realize, the technology behind it is extremely amazing. It has pretty much everything what modern commercial games use and even more. Especially have a look on the environment. It is generated using distance fields and marching cubes methods. Pretty powerful for all kind of stuff, like – yea, generative terrain, clouds, 3d modelling and so on. Then the effects are absolutely high-end. The multi pass rendering engine that is used is the latest version of microdee’s VVVV MRE port to DirectX11 mre.mdmod.2-pack which is now continued on GitHub under the new project name Emeshe (make sure to follow David on GitHub).
microdee is a name for everyone in the VVVV scene when it comes to Visuals and VJing. Previously, in 2012, he made a big contribution which was basically a full featured VJ application called md.vis. The application is based on DX9, which might be already the past for some hardcore VVVV users, but md.vis it is still one of the most advanced open source programs that you find in the contributions and covers a lot of great algorithms, interesting custom plugins and an overall neat multi-core architecture. Absolutely worth diving into those patches!
David Mórász did also advances into the field of film, having also here a very techy and sci-fi inspired way of producing and directing. So let’s fade over to a film-ish music video, which doesn’t lack anything in beauty and style compared to the previous pure real-time graphic videos:
At last we want to present a project that is outstanding in many ways. ‘Kaya’ is actually a campaign video for the book ‘S.N.U.F.F.’. Interestingly you see a girl interacting with holograms. This scene is produced using VVVV (AGAIN!) and Aftereffects. Interested followers and friends might guess what the inspiration for the genome part was. However, this is clearly the right direction and that kind of screenplay that could give a bigger sci-fi production exactly that look that it needs. Who knows what happens in the future, but at least we can expect more MINDBLOWING stuff from microdee.