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Newly Digitized Film Shows Ed Catmull's 3D Graphics From 1972 95 95

Posted by timothy
from the wasn't-even-conceived dept.
AlejoHausner writes "In 1972, Ed Catmull, then at the University of Utah, put together a film showcasing many of the 3D computer graphics techniques he and others had developed while working as students in Ivan Sutherland's lab. That film has been digitized and is available. All kinds of modern techniques like Gouraud shading, deformed meshes, and z-buffering are shown in the film. There is a segment showing Catmull digitizing a plaster model of his hand. Catmull later founded Pixar, but at the time the Utah lab pioneered many of the graphics techniques we take for granted today." I'm just sorry I missed when this film was first made available online earlier this year.
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Newly Digitized Film Shows Ed Catmull's 3D Graphics From 1972

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