Adam Powers, The Juggler

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Adam Powers, The Juggler (also known as The Juggler) is a 1981 computer animation created by Richard Taylor and Gary Demos and released by Information International Inc. (Triple I).[1] It was one of the earliest CGI animated anthropomorphic characters ever.[2] The character was motion captured from Ken Rosenthal, a real juggler.[3]


The film opens with a juggler juggling a pack of shapes (circle, square, cones, etc.) and showing the computer animation film the shapes and objects around the scene. [3] A Mercedes-Benz logo is seen inside the green ball. The film ends with the juggler vanishing the scene.


  1. ^ Thalmann, Madia Magnenat; Thalmann, Daniel. "Virtual Humans: Back to the Future". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ Tapley, Kristopher; Debruge, Peter (16 December 2016). "'Rogue One': What Peter Cushing's Digital Resurrection Means for the Industry". Variety. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b Sito, Tom (2013). Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation. MIT Press. p. 171. ISBN 978-0262019095.

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