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R0b1Billion
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8/23/2012 6:18:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" was one of the very first uses of computer animation. I remember watching this when I was very little and I had no idea graphics would progress to the point where they are now, with it being so smooth that sometimes you can mistake it for real footage. At the time it seemed that these boxy characters were what computer animation was ALWAYS going to look like!

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9/4/2012 4:27:12 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
The movie Tron was released in mid-1982 and was about the state-of-the-art for computer graphics then.

I remember at the time that the producers said they could have made the graphics more realistic, but they wanted to keep the geeky world inside the computer distinct from the real world. Sure.