Look Back: Pencil Test (Video)

Apple MacII Pencil Test

Apple MacII Pencil Test
Here is the classical 3D animation, Pencil Test. The animation is created on an Apple Macintosh II with Super3D software. Watch the video after the jump.

In 1988, Apple was eager to show off the graphics power of its Macintosh II line of computers. Using a program called Super3D, a group of talented artists produced “Pencil Test,” an animated short created entirely on the Macintosh. Keep in mind that QuickTime did not exist in 1988; the movie was output frame by frame to an imagesetter, and then recorded to film.

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