Two events on the subject of computer graphics were held recently in London: the Time Multimedia exhibition, and Computer Graphics 1991 – a two day conference on computer animation. Report by Ken Clark.

“If asked four years ago about the future of computer animation,” said Jan Carlee of Don Bluth Entertainment, “I couldn’t see where it was going. It seemed to be concentrating on flying company logos. Great imagery, of course, but now there are many films in production using computer imagery, at Bluth, Amblin and Disney.”

The concentration on flying words, symbols and logos was much in evidence right up to 1990, but examples of current work are a clear indication of the many reasons why the film and computer animation genres are merging.