MATLAB: The Viking Ship

Minted on Apr 16, 2021
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The classic piece of Internet Art from 1995.

The Viking Ship is a set of animated cubic Bézier curves, mathematical functions describing three-dimensional shapes moving through space, an early form of CGI. The Viking Ship was created in MATLAB 4 on a Sun SPARCstation.

The story as told by MATLAB creators MathWorks:

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