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September 10, 2013 AT 4:00 am

Early Computer Animation from the Electronic Visualization Lab

The Electronic Visualization Lab produced some ground breaking technology in the field of computer graphics, animation and, Virtual Reality. Here are examples of what people were up to starting with Colorful Colorado (above) created with pioneering video synthesist, Dan Sandin’s Sandin Image Processor:

Colorful Colorado (1974) This is a example of early video art using the color capability of the Sandin Analogue Image Processor – the “Color IP”. producer/director: Phil Morton

“Two Boxes at Once, 1979, is an example of early computer graphics animation on the Datamax UV-1, developed by students at the Electronic Visualization Lab. This animation was created by Mark McKernin“.

VR avatar work 1999 – (1999) This is an informational video dealing with real-time video chromakey avatars. The video shows examples of early computer graphics animation developed by students at the Electronic Visualization Lab.

Read more about the Datamax UV-1, Sandin Image Processor and the Electronic Visualization Lab.


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