Flying Cube (1973)

Flying Cube (1973)


First polygonal rotating object computer animation, first color poligonal animation


Silent film



A sequence made by Alan Kitching in 1973 at the Atlas Laboratory, essentially as a demo for what his newly-completed "Antics" software could do. It featured a rotating 3-D cube with animated images on each face emerging from a geometric array of smaller cubes, eventually coming to rest in a landscape (from a design by John Wells), and metamorphosing into a sequence of abstract patterns ending with the early form of "Antics" logo.