Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Analog approaches, non-linear editing, and compositing

interesting site here

"Perhaps one of the earliest pioneers of this analog computer animation approach was Lee Harrison III. In the early 1960s, he experimented with animating figures using analog circuits and a cathode ray tube. Ahead of his time, he rigged up a body suit with potentiometers and created the first working motion capture rig, animating 3D figures in real-time on his CRT screen. He made several short films with this system, called ANIMAC."

image taken from here 
and now with xbox kinect this technology sits atop the family television 


  1. Animac is one of the key precursors to the scanimate which was very influential in realtime video effects and video editing history

    but I'm sure you have seen that :)