The computer readouts seen in “2001: a space odyssey” are iconic, and have influenced film design - and computer display design! - for half a century.
There are four files included with the download:
1. Screen saver installer for Windows 10
2. Screen saver zip file for Mac OSX 10.9 through 10.13
3. Screen saver zip file for Mac OSX 10.4 through 10.8.5
4. Hi-res movie file to enjoy on any device
5. Instructions to install the screen saver on Windows 10
Pioneering visual effects artist Douglas Trumbull and animator Bruce Logan created HAL 9000’s computer displays for the film. Charts from scientific journals were photographed onto film, sandwiched together in front of a diffuse light source to be re-photographed by an animation camera.
To re-create these displays, Master Replicas Group’s graphics manager Karl Tate contributed research, graphic design and programming, as well as much of the animation. Video editor Mike Goobic animated several prominent sequences.
Our source material was “2001” itself. Sequences that were featured prominently in the film were studied carefully, frame by frame in some cases. Every effort was made to reproduce these displays as faithfully as possible. More than 30 sequences were animated for this project.
Our product “2001: Computer Art” includes two formats: one, a Windows 10 and Mac screensaver that includes randomization of the order in which the sequences play (a new experience every time you play it!)
In addition, a video format is included (MP4) that is playable on any computer or display device.
Here are some highlights! The full product includes more than ten minutes of animation, with randomization that enhances the screen-saver version of the product!!