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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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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Animation, Chemistry, In the press, Physics

SPL’s Clip of the Week

Our animation/simulation of convective mixing in a liquid has just been chosen as Science Photo Library‘s clip of the week.  Well, it IS quite pretty…. SPL’s Clip of the Week Our stock images at SPL Our stock animations at SPL – part 1 Our stock animations at SPL – part 2

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Animation, Engineering, Physics

IMechE animation – How Nuclear Works

We’ve just completed a rush project for the IMechE to illustrate how a second generation nuclear reactor works.  It’s a pressurised water reactor (PWR). Not bad, considering the brief was “Show how a second generation nuclear reactor works, aimed at a Guardian reader”.  Read the IMechE’s guide to Nuclear Power here.

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