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Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation

Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation

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Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation

by Tom Sito

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* Inscribed and SIGNED by author on title page. * First printing (number line contains "1"). * Book cover near new, slight edge wear - pages clean, bright and unmarked spine like new. * Jacket like new, light shelf wear, small smudge. * Proceeds benefit Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library. * "Honest and reliable service - every book hand-packaged with care." Computer graphics (or CG) has changed the way we experience the art of moving images. Computer graphics is the difference between Steamboat Willie and Buzz Lightyear, between ping pong and PONG. It began in 1963 when an MIT graduate student named Ivan Sutherland created Sketchpad, the first true computer animation program. Sutherland noted: "Since motion can be put into Sketchpad drawings, it might be exciting to try making cartoons." This book, the first full-length history of CG, shows us how Sutherland's seemingly offhand idea grew into a multibillion dollar industry. In Moving Innovation, Tom Sito -- himself an animator and industry insider for more than thirty years -- describes the evolution of CG. His story features a memorable cast of characters -- math nerds, avant-garde artists, cold warriors, hippies, video game enthusiasts, and studio executives: disparate types united by a common vision. Sito shows us how fifty years of work by this motley crew made movies like Toy Story and Avatar possible.

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Title
Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation
Author
Tom Sito
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ISBN 10
0262019094
ISBN 13
9780262019095
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Date Published
2013-04
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