Simulation of a Two Gyro-Gravity Gradient Attitude Control System (1963)
First physics calculations by computer animation, first perfect round 3D object animation
Black and white film
Edward Zajac directed and produced one of the first computer generated films at Bell Labs in 1963, which demonstrated that a satellite could be stabilized to always have a side facing the Earth as it orbited.
The frames were programmed in FORTRAN and generated by a mainframe computer IBM 7090 (since 1959). A Stromberg-Carlson 4020 Microfilm Recorder (made by General Dynamics/Electrics, San Diego/California, since 1959) presented and stored results.