40 Year Old 3D Computer Graphics (Pixar, 1972) by Robby Ingebretsen. In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world's first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed's left hand. This is the film that they produced. It includes some "making of" footage (around 1:30) and some other early experiments. Read more at http://nerdplusart.com/?p=1106.
first ever 3d animation (40 year old 3d computer graphics pixar 1972) This historical video was recently re-discovered after being lost for many years. It was produced in 1972 and is believed to be the world's first computer-generated 3D animation. It was created by Ed Catmull, a true pioneer of 3D technology, who was a computer scientist at the University of Utah (birthplace of the famous Utah teapot.)