Dec 23 2008, 08:40 PM
I found my v3 installation disk and got curious about some of the old characters that came with it.
I used to know my way around v3 but i could just barely figure out how to load a file in it now. Some of the familiar keyboard shortcuts still work. Here's what A:M looked like 13 years ago:Click to view attachment
Each body part on a character was a different file and somehow you would butt them together to make a whole rigged character.
Dec 23 2008, 10:48 PM
Oh GOOD-GOD! That's painfull!
Thank-You for that historical/hysterical trip down memory lane.
Dec 23 2008, 11:51 PM
Yes, as awkward as it was, it was very exciting to have that program and see the possibilities.
Then V5 was even more exciting. That was very much like the A:M we know today.
Dec 24 2008, 04:05 AM
That's kind of how I looked 13 years ago as well... but with more hair.
Dec 24 2008, 04:22 AM
Thanks for that Robert.
I not sure if I've ever seen a screenshot of v3.
Around that timeframe I was still messing around trying to figure out what parameters to type into POV to get something useful out of its renderer. Would I want to go back? NO WAY!
...and there was A:M setting the stage.
Revolutionary even back in those days.
Dec 24 2008, 07:59 AM
Yeah... meanwhile I was using an 8bit paint/animation program called 'Deluxe Paint' from Electronic Arts... thinking 'this animation on computers stuff might actually have a future!' I would see the Hash ads in the back of trade magazines (Playmation) but never bit until V8.
Dec 24 2008, 08:57 AM
Yikes! And just imagine what it'll look like 13 years from now...because I can't!
V8 was my first too, bought late in '99 I think.
Dec 24 2008, 10:19 AM
Just think of that and I have problems now lol.Good to see that Rob
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