Time for action – meeting Ivan Sutherland and Sketchpad

The video Ivan Sutherland : Sketchpad Demo is not an animation. It's a look at the interactive computer graphics program that was the prototype for all others, including Blender, and it gives you an idea of what primitive computer graphics were like. Follow these steps to watch the video and observe the variety of graphics that are being produced. While they may not look like modern animation, they have the same fundamental elements.

  1. Search on the Web for the terms Ivan Sutherland + Sketchpad Demo (2/2). YouTube, archive.org, or some other site should have the video.
  2. Watch it now. This is the beginning of modern computer graphics.
  3. What kind of graphics do you see? What kind of 3D animation is ...

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