ARPA’s interest in computer graphics lay in the ability to create simulations. This would be an inexpensive and safe way to train soldiers and airplane pilots. Simulation technologies are now a major aspect of training pilots, allowing them to practice dealing with potentially fatal situations. This has led directly to a reduction in airplane crashes. Other graphics of the time were devoted to computer-assisted design (CAD), scientific visualizations, and medical imaging.
- Chapter 1 A HISTORY OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND SPECIAL EFFECTS
- from 3D Art Essentials
- Publisher: Focal Press
- Released: August 2012
Early military interest in creating computer Graphics was based around what would become virtual reality simulations.
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