The history of 3D animation

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  • 1. The History of 3D animation
    By: Bashir D-K
  • 2. William Fetter
    • 3D animation often attributed to him
    • 3. Worked for Boeing in 1960s using computers to animate and design certain models
    • 4. “The Boeing Man” – 3D representation of human
  • 3D models
    Frederic Parke created 3D human face model in 1972
    Edwin Catmull created digitized hand in 1973
  • 5. Futureworld
    Edwin Catmull and Frederic Parke worked on movie called Futureworld in 1976
    First major feature film to use computer generated images (CGI)
    Featured 3D human face and hand
  • 6. Edwin Catmull
    Computer scientist – contributed to many important developments in computer graphics
    2001 - became president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
    • One of the founders of Pixar
  • Star Wars
    1977, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    George Lucas used 3D graphics to enhance film
    Success of film helped heighten 3D animation in cinema
  • 7. Tron
    Development began in 1976
    Released in 1982, contained live action and computer animation
    Tron one of first movies made extensive use of computer animation
  • 8. Terminator 2 (1991)
    Revolutionized special effects industry
    Ground-breaking computer graphics and visual images
  • 9. Jurassic Park (1993)
    Realistic 3D dinosaurs
    George Lucas inspired to work on Star Wars again
  • 10. Toy Story
    • First feature-length 3D animated movie in 1995
    • 11. Considered to be first animated feature generated completely on computers
  • Toy Story
    From storyboard to final render, the many steps in creation of digital imagery
  • 12. Star Wars
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom of the Menace in 1999
    Almost every shot enhanced with 3D animation
    Feature's realistic aliens and backgrounds
  • 13. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
    First animated feature to attempt photorealistic CGI humans
  • 14. Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
    First photorealistic motion captured for film
  • 15. 3D Today
    3D animation can be seen everywhere
    Big in movie industry, video games, ads
    Anyone can make it with available software