Writings

Books

Basics of Gyroscopes (1960) – A classic that combined lucid scientific description with witty hand-drawn cartoons intended initially for the sales force at Norden, where Carl Machover was then employed.

C4 Handbook (1989)

CAD/CAM Handbook (1996) “Carl Machover is one of the pioneers of computer graphics and CAD/CAM. In this book, he pulls together chapters on a wide range of CAD subjects, with something for just about anyone interested in the field. Give this book to a neophyte, and they’ll learn more about CAD/CAM in a week than most folks who’ve worked in the field have learned in years.”

Computer Graphics Handbook (1999) – Unavailable

SIGGRAPH Newsletter

Looking Back to SIGGRAPH’s Beginnings (February 1998)

Women in Computer Graphics (May 1998)

SIGGRAPH 98 History Project

CG Pioneers – The Story of Computer Graphics Carl Machover, Co-Executive Producer.

[This film] premiered at SIGGRAPH 99 (on Sunday night August 8), with additional two-a-day showings through August 13. The film is the culmination of a three-year effort conceived by Walt Bransford, SIGGRAPH 98 Chair and carried through by the efforts of the production team…The story opens in 1954 when the government first used graphics on a radar screen to identify incoming aircraft into U.S. airspace. It follows the evolution of technology from college campus labs and research centers to industry and the studios of Hollywood. The documentary uses computer footage from the 1950s, some of which has never been shown publicly.

To add the human element to astounding graphics and visual elements, the film features behind-the-scene interviews with more than 50 pioneers in the industry. These interviews show the intense determination, the mind-bending challenges and the intrinsic thrill the graphics and animation pioneers experienced bringing digital technology into our lives, said Silas. Its an intensely inspiring story.

Among those interviewed for the film are Star Wars creator George Lucas, Bell Labs Ken Knowlton, Pixars Ed Catmull, Jim Morris from ILM, television computer graphics pioneer Robert Abel, and early film animator Richard Taylor.

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