Engineering

Engineering, Just for fun, Space, Uncategorized

3D printed Solar Orbiter


Our 3D printed prototype of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft, made in plastic at 1:32 scale (main body is approx 6cm cube). Lots of great detail, it’s made from the polygon model we animated in our video for ESA, which in turn was made from CAD data, with some additions (such as MLI wrapping and mirror

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Animation, Engineering, Space

UKube-1 cubesat payload animation


UKube-1 is a UK designed and built cubesat (30x10x10 cm), funded by UKSA and built by Clyde Space.  The on-board payloads are a variety of technology testbeds from collaborators in industry and academia to demonstrate their feasibility in space in a cost-efficient manner.  It’s small enough to piggy-back on other satellites for launch. The animation

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Animation, Engineering, Space

Satcom product video


Our latest video for Satcom Systems and Solutions to promotes their range of satcom terminals.  We crafted an operational scenario to highlight how they can help to link everyone together for better communication and awareness.  Currently on display at the Global MilSatCom exhibition in London. 

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Animation, Engineering, Physics, Space

ESA’s Solar Orbiter, Evolved


An update of our animation of ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission, to reflect the new configuration as it is officially contracted to satellite builders Astrium.  We’ve also taken the opportunity to improve the quality of our animation, using tools and techniques developed since our previous release. Supplied with an updated CAD file and a list of

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Animation, Engineering, Space

Naval Satcoms product video


We’ve produced another satcom video, this one is more of a product features video for a naval terminal.  We’ve tried to avoid the cheesy corporate style (don’t blame us for the music), and it features an animated naval scenario with full simulated ocean and lots of pretty motion graphics to link it all together. 

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Animation, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering

Synthetic Biology Documentary – Creating Life (50 minutes)


Here’s the synthetic biology documentary we had the pleasure of working on.  The documentary titled “Creating Life – The Ultimate Engineering Challenge,” by Kelly Neaves and Dominic Rees-Roberts, follows the Imperial College IGEM team (International Genetically Engineered Machine), as they discover how to engineer bacteria to perform specific tasks, and consider the implications of their work.

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Engineering, Illustration, In the press, Physics

Quantum Computing Illustrations


Illustrating quantum computing is always a challenge.  Information theory, optic benches and quantum weirdness don’t lend themselves easily to beautiful illustrations.  But that was the task given to us by the “Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation” at the University of Vienna, for their paper which has been accepted into Science. Their paper describes a method

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