Tom Hudson begins working at ANALOG full time, having written various articles freelance since ANALOG issue #2.
Tom’s article and type-in 3D program, Solid States, appears in ANALOG.
Tom sends “HUDRAW” (later DEGAS) program to Batteries Included to see if they'd be interested.
Tom makes verbal agreement with Gary Yost for 3D program.
Tom signs contract with BI for DEGAS (7/30).
Tom resigns from ANALOG Computing.
Tom completes DEGAS 1.0; released by Batteries Included.
Tom starts coding 3D viewer demo (became CAD-3D later) for Gary Yost and showed it to him at COMDEX show in Vegas later that month.
Boris Tsikanovsky forms Trio Engineering with brothers Boris and Michael Elman in Boston. Begins work on Spectrum 512.
Trio Engineering contacts Gary Yost; agreement to publish Spectrum 512.
CAD-3D 1.0 released ($49.95).
Darrel Anderson wins Antic’s art competition.
Mark Kimball (Tektronix) contacts Tom about his prototype liquid-crystal 3D goggles. In addition to proceeding with built-in support for the 3D glasses (to be marketed as StereoTek glasses and sold by Antic), discussion between Mark, Tom and Gary regarding the animation problem leads Mark to develop the Cybersmash desk accessory and his delta-animation format for CAD-3D 2.0. If that wasn't enough, Gary contracts Mark to develop a system for scripting animation presentations; the result is Cybermate.
Tom begins DEGAS Elite for Batteries Included.
Gary meets Jim Kent testing his Aegis Animator software for the ST at a local computer store; secures Flicker for START magazine; later Jim sees Cyber Studio’s delta compression scheme on a visit to Antic, which leads to the expansion of Flicker into Cyber Paint.
3D Fonts I [w/Super Extruder] released ($24.95).
Plotter and Printer Drivers released ($24.95).
Batteries Included ships DEGAS Elite.
Cyber Studio: Stereo CAD-3D 2.0 & Cybermate released ($89.95).
StereoTek 3D Glasses released ($149.95).
Future Design Disk released ($24.95).
Cyberscape demo released ($10.00).
Batteries Included sells rights for DEGAS and DEGAS Elite to Electronic Arts.
Tom creates and begins selling The Antialiaser.
Gary sees Sony CTL-L interface on their new consumer video hardware at the Atlanta COMDEX.
Jim Kent’s Flicker released in START magazine.
Tom begins work on Cyber Control.
Genesis 3D Molecular Modeler released ($79.95).
3D Developer’s Disk released ($29.95).
Human Design Disk released ($29.95).
Architectural Design Disk released ($29.95).
Tom creates “Spider Patrol” Cybermate presentation.
Tom starts work on Cyber VCR.
Tom begins work on Cyber Sculpt.
Gary meets Maurice Molyneaux and Andy Eddy at the Worcester Atari Fair (Massachusetts), contracts with them for the Cartoon Design Disk and Video Titling Design Disk; Gary personally meets Boris Tsikanovsky for the first time.
Spectrum 512 released ($69.95).
Cyber Control released ($59.95).
Cyber Paint 1.0 released ($69.95).
Gary leaves Antic to begin negotiations in earnest with Autodesk to make 3D software for the PC.
Trio Engineering releases DigiSpec and UniSpec products.
Gary signs contract with Autodesk, forms Yost Group, Inc.
Tom signs contract with Gary Yost to develop 3D products for the PC.
Cyber Sculpt released ($89.95).
Cyber Texture released ($49.95).
Cyber VCR released ($69.95).
Cyber Paint 2.0 released ($79.95).
3D Fonts II released ($29.95).
Cartoon Design Disk released ($29.95).
Video Titling Disk released ($29.95).
Microbot Design Disk released ($29.95).
Interior Design Disk released ($29.95).
Tom begins planning for 3D Studio 1.0 with Gary.
Jack Powell leaves Antic to join Yost Group; replaced by Charles Cherry.