The Magic Egg

State-of-the-art CGI--in 1984, that is!
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 03, 2019
     Category: Movies | Special Effects | 1980s

For those young whipper-snappers out there who assume that personal computers have always existed, these films were generated on machines that filled a moderate sized room, required the room be air-conditioned to remove the heat from operations and took many hours to generate even a minute of animation. The sponsors of the animation, Control Data Corporation and Cray, were the giants of the day. This actually makes for good advertising for their machines. But, hey, you gotta start somewhere.
Posted by KDP on 12/03/19 at 05:05 PM
Don't forget Dicomed. I remember the name from a brief stint in computer graphics in the early '80s.
Posted by ges on 12/03/19 at 07:55 PM
ges, to tell you the truth the name Dicomed is not familiar. But sponsoring a short animation demonstration film does get your name out there.
Posted by KDP on 12/04/19 at 08:44 AM
I had a computer in 1984. This video was a proper achievement on the equipment of the day. It may look dated now, but that just shows you how far we've come in a couple of decades.
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/08/19 at 02:42 PM
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