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MAGI

Mathematical Applications Group, Inc Early computer graphics pioneer. Supported by military contracts for projects simulating equipment behavior. They created 15 of the 20 minutes of CGI in the move Tron, including the light cycles, tanks, and Recognizers. From ‘TRON,’ Revisited in VFX Pro, October 09, 2000 MAGI used a modeling system called Synthavision, which built […]

Tron

Produced by Disney’s Buenavista Pictures in 1981, Tron was the first feature film to use extensive computer generated (CG) animation. It’s plot is a gnostic allegory of the structure of the universe, and a parable on the perversity of postmodern epistemology in a networked information environment. An early scene in the video game arcade: Flynn: […]