Animated movies made by computer

Excerpt from the May 2, 1964, issue of Science News Letter

By Science News Staff, 13:15 PM April 16, 2014

A 17-minute animated movie has been produced, using a cathode ray tube and a movie camera, both controlled automatically by an electronic computer…. The film took two months of research and programming, four hours of computer time, and 2,000 hours of film processing, [at] a cost of about $600 per minute…. The picture is formed on a grid … 184 spots long by 252 spots high. Each spot can be any of several degrees of brightness…. The computer might be told to draw certain objects. Then it would ...

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