Mattisse 1988-90 Paintbox system running on Cambridge based Spaceward Graphics Ltd. An early competitor of the more famous Quantel Paintbox which won a legal battle against them killing them in 1990. Quantel also sued Photoshop on similar grounds but lost the case later in '97.
Avid Media Illusion - One of the first high end node based compositing systems
Avid Matador - Great 2d animation package / paintbox RIP 1998
5D Cyborg - 2001 - very fast online compositing software to give Flame a run for its money- only lasted a year or two
Shake 1997-2006 - boo hoo - I'll have to go and learn Nuke
15 Dec 2010
The Iris Indigo from Silicon Graphics was made in 1991. We got one at Liquid that cost about £20,000 or something like that with the software. As I remember we used 3d animation package called Acrobat ( no relation to Adobe product ). Alias and Wavefront products were also available.
- Silicon Graphics Iris Indigo:
CPU: 33MHz Mips R3000A processor with R3010A FPU, 32KB instruction cache, 32KB data cache RAM: 16MB Ram (8-96MB available) Storage: 426MB Scsi fixed disk (see text) 1024 x 768 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate Input: Software: Irix system R4.0; 4Dwm OSF/Motif-compliant window manager; Iris Workspace desktop; Anvil 5000 R2.1