1976, Futureworld - World'S First 3D Animation In A Movie

 
Published on Sept. 30, 2011
Channel: Corvax79
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Notice the rotating palm and face made of polygons. It's a world's first 3D animation rendered in 1972 by Ed Catmull and Fred Parke -- at that time young scientists at the University of Utah. 4 years later this animation was eventually discovered by some Hollywood exec and included into the 1976 sci-fi movie Futureworld. Today Ed Catmull is known as a co-founded and president of Pixar Studios.