of 3D ANIMATION
COMPUTER ART Computer
art was introduced
-Since the 1950's, the esthetic
use of computers has been
increasingly evident in animation.
Computer graphics has been
the most developed area, with
the "paint-box" computer, liberating
artists from the confines of
the canvas. It is now possible to program
computers in advance to generate
graphics, music, and sculpture,
according to "instructions"
which may include a pre-programmed
element of unpredictability
ROBERT ZEMECKIS JR.
Robert Zemeckis was born
-A US Film director and screenwriter,
responsible for commercially
successful films of the 1980's
such as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
and "Death Becomes Her".
Morphing was introduced
-Morphing was introduced. The
metamorphosis of one shape object into another
by computer-generated animation.
First used in filmmaking in 1990, morphing enables the
creation of three-dimensional
(1982) SILICON GRAPHICS INC.
SGI was formed
-American manufacturer of high-performance
supercomputers, and advanced
graphics software with headquarters in
Mountain View, California.
(1982) JAMES CLARK
-an electrical-engineering professor
at Stanford University who had
identified a need for desktop
computers to be able to display graphic
images quickly and in three-dimensional
possible only on multimillion-dollar
(1984) SGI WORKSTATION
First Protoype launched
-The first prototype of SGI's
computer workstation was given free of
charge in 1984 to , George Lucas
the creator of the Star Wars series of movies.
Pixar's Imaging Software launched
-The software used by Pixar on
their projects. Below are films produced
and relied on Pixar's RenderMan.
Star Quest Film
The Abyss Film
Jetsons: the Movie Film
Terminator II Film
Star Trek VI Film
Death Becomes Her Film
Gummi Lifesavers 3D Commercial
Free Willy Film
Demolition Man Film
Jurassic Park Film
The Mask Film
Listerine 3D Commercial
TOY STORY First Feature-length animated movie
-The first feature-length
animated movie to be entirely computer-generated,
Walt Disney Co.'s Toy Story, was created with SGI's computers. It took
a total of 4 years to finish.
Levis Jeans 3D Commercial
Park: The Lost World Film
In Black Film
Babe: A Pig in the City Film
What Dreams May Come Film
The Mummy Film
A Bug's Life Film
Bicentennial Man Film
The Matrix Film
Stuart Little Film(1999) The World is not Enough Film
Sleepy Hollow Film
Inspector Gadget Film
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Film
PIXARVISION February release of new software
-Pixar developed "Pixarvision",
a laser recording system for films.
RENDERMAN UPGRADES August upgrades for Pixar's RenderMan
-Pixar releases Photorealsitic
RenderMan v3.9 along with RenderMan
Artist Tools v4.0 for added effects.
Fantasia 2000 Film
-2D and 3D Animation combined
in the sequece, "Pines of Rome".
Fantasia showcased whole 3D Animation
in "The Nutcracker"
Dinosaurs Feature-length CG-Film
For the Birds Film
-Another Computer-generated film
by Pixar premiered on June.