Foonly

Foonly was a short-lived American computer company formed by Dave Poole, one of the principal Super Foonly designers as well as one of hackerdom's more colourful personalities. The company produced a series of DEC PDP-10 compatible computers, first the high-performance F-1, and later a series of smaller and less expensive designs. The first Foonly machine, the F-1, was the computational engine used to create some of the graphics in the 1982 film Tron.
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  • Visual Maths: A Brief History of CGI

    …. The company used a separate machine, a Foonly F1, to render the film. The Foonley F1 working on Flight of the Navigator – source The Foonly only had enough disk space to store one frame at a time, which meant that for for 30 seconds of film, 720 images had to be computed. With each frame taking 20 minutes to compute and render, that single 30…

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