okay so I don't exactly have a proper intro planned for here but this is a topic that has fascinated me ever since I learned about it as a child. so throughout the 80s, 90s, and to a extent the 2000s computer graphics have essentially blown up from "just a thing that appears from movies" to "a whole ass thing where you don't really think about it much". a medium stretched so far from its original roots that it's become this weird expression of sorts of "bad visuals" whenever you hop on to a internet forum talking about special effects. but video games had a thing with computer graphics too! you've heard it over and over from time to time: games were once 2D but gradually began to jump to 3D with the technology mutating to bring prettier visuals. one of the things computer graphics had a hand in with video games were illustrations or promo stuff, and this is what's now known as "pre-rendered computer graphics". once a subject that wasn't given much thought until the later half of the 2010s thanks to reexaminations of "aesthetics" and this article, pre rendered computer graphics has been a staple of the 90s up until the 2010s where it kinda fizzled out in favour of "real time stuff", now pre rendered graphics is mainly a movie thing. sega's had a thing with pre rendered graphics with sonic 3 and sonic 3d blast being quite the helluva examples. while its been talked before here, the scope was slightly limited by only focusing on sega, which while they had a huge hand is overlooking the massive amount of strange but cool stuff out there in the world of prerendered graphics. stuff like crazy frog, gambys, moxy, BARBARIAN, late 90s ads in some countries, sonic ride, the namco films logo, the amiga juggler... thing, the dkc tv show, beast wars, GARAGE, whatever the hell pixar pre-1992 had going on, the Hand, that THING from young sherlock holmes, megalopolis, the worms cutscenes, the classic inside out sphere, this thang, lawnmower man, the nights cutscenes, and finally the spanish sonic 2 cryptid. there's a whole strange world out there, and i'd love to see other examples from sega, sony, and the like. what's your favourite pre-rendered clip/illustration? mine's the sonic adventure FMVs. UPDATE, 29 JUNE 2023: There already is a thread for Sonic's CGI movies/cutscenes, and someone's been curating them in a archive! Go here for that thread.