Originally posted by robinmthomas
moocow - Are you sure that Pixar made Photoshop? I think that Photoshop was Adobe's original brainchild.
Sorry folks, a little bit o' PS history here:
The original program "Liquify" that we now know as "Photoshop", was originally written by John Knoll (VFX supervisor at ILM) and his brother Thomas Knoll for the 2d "liquid" textures on the Psudopod creature for the movie "The Abyss".
It only had 4 features to start with:
- Polar Coordinates
- Lens Flare (now part of the aptly titled "Knoll Lens Flare" plugin available for most 2d compositing apps.
Thomas Knoll is still listed on the Photoshop start-up screen.
He's the first name if you look closely
Ironicly, Adobe recently added a "Liquify" feature to PS, that has nothing to do with the first program name. Weird.
John Knoll still writes a LOT of ILM plugins for "CARY", short for Caricature, ILM's proprietary character animation software.
Which, btw, is, in itself, a plugin for Maya and Softimage.
Just thought I would pass that info along.
...end of history lesson for today
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS