Technology: 3D Animation
Focus on speed and costs
Rob Assink, Studio Manager at C4Real: "Speed, reliability and costs are very important to the Royal Navy. It is therefore the goal to communicate as well as possible how Babcock can meet this objective. And they can. They can make the Thales Tacticos Combat Management Systeem and a radar mast on an existing frigate. Everything will be exactly as the Royal Navy wants. Because it is adaptation on an existing platform, things can be done very quickly. The delivery is planned from 2023. Proven, capable and adaptable is the message that is central to Team 31 communication.
An additional challenge was that it was a pressure cooker production. Under high pressure, something had to be delivered in a short time that was of high quality. Bottleneck thereby was the rendering. Computers must calculate each image separately in a 3D animation. With 25 frames per second it can take quite a while. Especially if you work with simulations of water, as we have done here.”
“In the animation you see images of the existing Iver Huitfeldt, which merge into a 3D model. We have adapted this to a Royal Navy-ready model. After that, the navy can still fully adapt it as they want and we show examples of this. This visualization was central in the bid Team 31 make for the five frigates.”
“An upgrade of our render farms has enabled us to manage the rendering to customer expectations in the short production time. As a result, the animation looks top notch and we have delivered it in time. With realistic water simulations.”
“The beauty of this production is that we have really worked in co-creation with Thales and Babcock. We knew each other well of course, but we have never worked so closely together. That worked well, especially when you see what the common end result looks like.”