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A 3D-Rendered Film from 1972

Ed Catmull (later a Pixar founder) and Fred Parke (later a professor) made a remarkable film in 1972. They made a 3D model of Ed’s hand, then animated the hand moving in 3D space, including clenching into a fist. There are also other models, including a very primitive human face. While it [...]

Pixar Film from 1972

(Video Link) Ed Catmull and Fred Parke made this film demonstrating early computer generated animation way back in 1972. It shows an animated hand derived from a physical model and then digitized, as well as facial movements based on mathematical formulas. Catmull went on to start Pixar, so in a sense this is the first Pixar [...]