Remember CAD in the old days? Pepperidge farm remembers

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#23

was that one of those? :smirk:


#24

Actual 35mm slides for a presentation.


#25

Yes, 35mm slides where ‘the thing’…Everyone shot them of their hand drawings before.

I remember having slides of renderings out of the first desktop rendering application, Stratvision 3D. And when a sheet of them were held up to the light, because they were so small, fooling some ‘Suits’ into thinking they where looking at prototypes. (“Who authorized these prototypes”…:grinning:)

Stratavision 3d was amazing stuff at the time - late '80s. Strata is still in biz. They had a blockbuster association with the game Myst, then morphed more towards illustration.

https://books.google.com/books?id=rjAEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT39&lpg=PT39&dq=stratavision+3d&source=bl&ots=MbYJHBGwTw&sig=y6AlnzEOy5SLzKXM7STfUnbI66I&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwqu6n1-XVAhWFx4MKHcr5AxU4ChDoAQg8MAM#v=onepage&q=stratavision%203d&f=false


#26

Sketch?
You are kidding, ain’t you?


(David Rutten) #28

I can’t even find screenshots of the first 3D programs I used. Euclid and Da Vinci on Acorn RiscOS. Did I imagine all of it?


#29

Huh … very nice machine at that time.
Was it about 1990 …1995 ?
… my memory is worse than an old 360Kb floppy …
( but maybe not as bad as QL’s microdrives … )
:slight_smile:


(Chris Kuether ) #30

Well, I started with VersaCad back in 84 after figuring out how to install DOS from 5" floppies. At least they weren’t 8"…


#31

Moi 3D, AutoCAD, SolidThinking Evolve, SolidWorks, Alias,… there are quite a few, but none of them is as flexible, versatile, and easy to use as Rhino.


#32

Most design studios worked with professional slide film shots on 6 x 9 (cm), which here in Europe were standard in the 80s and still for some time in the 90s - the great thing about mail and fax was that everything happened at a human pace; today everyone wants everything next day, or better yesterday ; )

When the our first Tektronix dye-sublimation colour printer arrived (£10k), everyone was excited… for a day… before the whiplash from instant process acceleration sat in : )


(Marc Gibeault) #33

Not your imagination, I used Euclid for a few weeks. It got merged into CATIA under the Dassault portefolio but I think its geometry library is still available as OpenCascade.
The surface modeler to go with Euclid was Cisigraph’s Strim100. That was good…!


#34

i think we should rename this thread history of cad since it completely got hijacked :wink:


(David Rutten) #35

Done. It was spam anyway.


#36

“Pepperidge farm remembers”…FUNNY!

I swear that guy is not me…I swear…really…believe me…:grinning:

(Context for those disconnected to American pop culture…)


#37

Ahh, the good old AutoCAD with screen menus on a monochrome display! Now you’re talkin’!


#38

Myst. Sigh. Best. Game. Ever!


#39

I remember Bryce! I took a computer graphics class in middle school where we learned Bryce and Poser. Had so much fun with both of them…between rounds of playing the snuck-in copies of Escape Velocity. I remember trying to do animations on our halfway-decent Apple machines (can’t remember the model, but they were pre-iMac). I got ambitious one day and tried to make a fly-through of a city (it was really just boxes with a “building” texture on them) but the render was projected to take several days! I asked the graphics teacher if I could run it over spring break - he let me, I came back the following Monday only to find that I had flown through one of my building boxes and the whole animation was useless.

Ah, those were the days.


#40

The warning dialog when you enabled radiosity on strata went like “Are you sure? radiosity is know to bring the most powerful macs to their knees.”


#41

Real 3d on Amiga 500 (1MB ram, CPU 7 Mhz) - my first 3D soft ;), 1992


#42

CAD-3D released in 1986 in the days when we had dial-up BBS ; )

The architect’s construction set bonus floppies…


(John Brock) #43

AutoCAD on a NEC APC with twin 8" floppy drives, a Numonics digitizer, and an Hewlett Packard pen plotter.