Demonstration Of Computer Animation Software From 1971


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This retro video shows a demonstration of the animation software Key Frame, which was created by Marceli Wein and Nestor Burtnyk from the National Research Council of Canada.

The program, and the computer they're using, may look archaic by today's standards, but at the time they were the absolute cutting edge in computer animation.

And Key Frame played a pioneering role in the creation of vector art and animation programs, like Adobe Flash and Google SketchUp, that we know and love today.

--via Cartoon Brew

 

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In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world's first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed's left hand. This is the film that they produced. It includes some "making of" footage (around 1:30) and some other early experiments

https://vimeo.com/16292363

don't miss that video.
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very cool video... I'd love to see some logo video... I remember using that langauge in elementary school in the 80s when they rolled in new computers into the schools.
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