Wednesday, November 01, 2006

It was 20 years ago today...

Behold, the juggler!



Twenty years ago this month Eric Graham created the first 3D character animation ever rendered on a personal computer. It was such a surprising leap that Commodore, the manufacturer of the AMIGA 1000 he used, intially didn't believe he had rendered it with one of their machines.

But he did, and when you first saw this demo running on your own AMIGA it was one of those "OMG" moments that made you believe anything was now possible.

Actual ray-traced character animation on a 7MHz computer with only half a meg of memory and not even a hard drive. No multi-million dollar mainframe needed!

Read more about Eric Graham and The Juggler

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i remember that fellow! my amiga was rad!
-jon