In this section we provide a little history of how animation started in the 1800s and the origins of computer animation.

The main sections are:

  • Animation History: traces some of the early history of conventional animation from the 1800's to 1940
  • Computers and Animation: describes the SC4020 microfilm recorder upon which most of the early computer animation was produced (1962-1975)
  • Computer Image: the origins of analogue animation system with Computer Image Corporation of Denver
  • Animation Systems: brief descriptions of some of the early animation systems
  • Further Examples: further examples of computer animation in the period to 1975