Saturday, April 23, 2016

Titanic sinks in real time

Got three hours to kill?
Or just feel like being sad for a long time?
Then watch this CGI model of the Titanic sink in real time…yikes.

This is our full-length animation of the Titanic sinking, beginning with the iceberg collision and ending with its disappearance.
The point of collision is at 1:06 in the video.
This is a complete animation; not a short animation that was slowed down to match real time.
This is also highly accurate, though we have already documented improvements we plan to make for the final game.
The animation includes text frequently appearing with what is happening on board the ship.
This also includes visuals of various interior rooms flooding, lifeboats launching, rockets firing, and the Californian on the horizon.
This animation is, however, a bit rough around the edges.
Some details, like guy wires and boat falls, are not rendered, and a few other things might appear glitchy, incomplete, or animations a little bumpy.
In order to release this video in time for the 2016 anniversary (April 14/15), we needed to hastily render this.
It's not easy working with a nearly 3 hour video file!

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