1982 was a time when computers were seemingly on the verge of making lots of jobs obsolete and possibly even taking control of humanity in some very sinister ways. Luckily, today we’re totally past that!
Even though it’s still full of practical effects, Tron was one of the first movies to lean heavily into computer-generated graphics — in turn requiring an unprecedented amount of computing power.
Those Light Cycles ain’t gonna render themselves. And the FX team used cutting-edge equipment to get it done.
But just how much computing power did it take? The answer (if you don’t know it already), may intrigue you.
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