Rendering of a planned highway (1961)

Rendering of a planned highway (1961)


First realistic computer animation, first digital computer animation


Silent, black and white film


1) 30-second vector animation of a car traveling down a planned highway at 110 km/h was created at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology on the BESK computer. The short animation was broadcast on November 9, 1961 on national television.

2) Vector graphics use 2D point located polygons to represent images in computer graphics. Each of these points has a definite position on the x- and y-axes of the work plane and determines the direction of the path; further, each path may be assigned various attributes, including such values as stroke color, shape, curve, thickness, and fill.

3) First video game with realistic 3d road was Nurburgring 1 (1976).