Saturday, November 3, 2007

Luxo 4k

"Luxo 4k" - a 4096 bytes Windows executable that displays the Pixar intro animation in realtime.

The people who attended our talk at Pixar got to see this first, but now it is available for you as well. It was our little "special gift" to Rick at Pixar for inviting us in the first place (plus, he just had a birthday as well :) and was show for the very first time at the main cinema in the Pixar Animation Studios in front of somewhere around 50 people (many of them working at Pixar we might add) to great applause. :)

It is a 4k intro (a demo that cannot be bigger than 4096 bytes) that runs on any reasonably new Windows based computer, and you can download it by clicking here. It is, of course, absolutely free!

Credits:
  • Sound: Gargaj / Conspiracy
  • The rest: IQ / RGBA
(if you are really lazy and don't appreciate code magic, you can go to YouTube - but then you are seriously missing the whole point :)

10 comments:

Gargaj said...

The credits should be "IQ did everything except the sound." :)

Ham/Software Failure said...

Great! How many free bytes did IQ left to you?

Gil said...

i can't watch this .. i keep getting an Error that says d3dx9_33

Any help?

Gloom said...

Your DirectX installation looks broken, just add this DLL-file to your Windows-directory and you should be fine:

http://rgba.scenesp.org/prods/d3dx9_33_dll.zip

Gargaj said...

You need the latest DirectX end-user runtime:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb7397f3-0949-487b-9247-8fee451bf952&displaylang=en

Gil said...

thx guys. that worked like a charm.

the demo scene looks live n well... finally got to see that pixar logo anim in 4k ... wow

looking for some other good stuff. wat do u recommend?

Nicolas said...

gil, a good start would be the scene.org awards:

http://awards.scene.org

panreyes said...

It runs perfect in my PC, which has a 800mhz amd cpu, 384 dimm ram and an Nvidia FX5200 :D

Anonymous said...

My antivirus seems to think this intro is a "compromised". Did you guys also find space to sneak a virus in the 4K? :)

Gargaj said...

The antivirus scanner dislikes the 4k because it is self-extracting and does all sorts of esoteric tricks to squeeze itself down to that small... I guess that's the problem.