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Hollywood has gone digital and the old ways of doing things are dying Animation and special effects created with computers have been embraced by television networks advertisers and movie studios alike Film editors who for decades worked by painstakingly cutting and gluing film segments together are now sitting in front of computer screens There they edit entire features while adding sound that is not only stored digitally but also has been created and manipulated with computers Viewers are witnessing the results of all this in the form of stories and experiences that they never dreamed of before Perhaps the most surprising aspect of all this however is that the entire digital effects and animation industry is still in its infancy The future looks brightIn the beginning computer graphics were as cumbersome and as hard to control as dinosaurs must have been in their own time Like dinosaurs the hardware systems or muscles of early computer graphics were huge and ungainly The machines often filled entire buildings Also like dinosaurs the software programs or brains of computer graphics were hopelessly underdeveloped Fortunately for the visual arts the evolution of both brains and brawn of computer graphics did not take eons to develop It has instead taken only three decades to move from science fiction to current technological trends With computers out of the stone age we have moved into the leading edge of the silicon era Imagine sitting at a computer without any visual feedback on a monitor There would be no spreadsheets no word processors not even simple games like solitaire This is what it was like in the early days of computers The only way to interact with a computer at that time was through toggle switches flashing lights punchcards and Teletype printoutsIn 1962 all this began to change In that year Ivan Sutherland a PhD student at MIT created the science of computer graphics For his dissertation he wrote a program called Sketchpad
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