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Computer Aided Animation

How did it all start?

Ever wonder how early computer animations was created? This video from 1971, complete with spacey synthetic music, demonstrates not only one of the first interactive computer systems for animation, one used for production, it was also an outstanding example of early user-centered design, including one of the first computer mice.

The system was developed by Marceli Wein and Nestor Burtnyk, both of whom won Academy Awards for this influential work.

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  • http://twitter.com/ChriSobieniak Chris Sobieniak

    It’s certainly something to look back on with pride and how far we’ve come in that respect.