Archive for March 23rd, 2010

Soviet-Era Computer-Animated ASCII Cat

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

This computer animation was made in the Soviet Union in 1968. A group of Russian physicists and mathematicians with N. Konstantinov at the head, created mathematic models of the cat and its movement and programmed those models for the computer “BESM-4”. The computer printed hundreds of frames on paper using alphabet symbols and then they were converted to the cinefilm. Found at YouTube from avatarlemon via Julio Ojeda-Zapata.


Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

This is dryly described by Renaud HallĂ©e at Vimeo as “Rhythmic cycle w/ abstract animation” but it really is electronic music set to some cook keyframe animation.

How A Dog Drinks

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Ever wondered what a dog’s tongue does when it’s vorcaiously drinking water on a hot summer day? This slow-motion video demonstrates just that. Found at YouTube from DiscoveryNetworks.