Pixar Goes Commercial…

An article from Computer Graphics World, circa June 1986.

$125K for the entry level, in mid-1980’s dollars. You still needed a host (Sun-2 at the time was a good choice) and, if I recall, a display device. There’s some nice stuff in here, including the architecture, the medical stuff I worked on when I got there, and some references at the end of some classic work that led to this beast.

A few years later, we introduced the Pixar II, which was about ½ the price, came in its own enclosure (that I have seen used as a coffee table!) and came with a monitor, all speckle painted to look like granite!