Space

Naval Satcoms product video

Animation, Engineering, Space

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.

UAV helicopter animation – Secure Satcom Systems

Animation, Engineering, Space

We produced a short animated sequence highlighting some innovations from Secure Satcom Systems (part of the Astrium group). Not only can they establish a secure, stable satellite broadband connection from a moving helicopter, but they also get around the major issue of whirling pieces of metal scattering the signal, by pulsing the signal to pass through the gaps (similar to old-school propeller planes, where machine guns were timed to fire between the props).
We created this story to show how having all of your assets linked-up in realtime allows decisions to be made better and faster, with all the information to hand.


Watch out for an extended version coming up (once it’s finished processing at HD!)
(no baddies were harmed in the making of this production)
Secure Satcom Systems

ESA’s Solar Orbiter, Reloaded

Animation, Engineering, Space

An update of the Solar Orbiter mission animation, to reflect the new configuration as it competes with other high profile ESA missions for the final commissioning decision.  Go go gadget orbiter!!!
Supplied with an updated CAD file and a list of changes to materials and instrument configurations, we were able to re-make the animation in record time for less than 20% of the original cost.  We even threw in some improvements to the graphics (including an extra ambient occlusion pass and extensive retexturing), and added some stock video clips to replace stills in the previous incarnation.  And recorded the new voiceover.  I guess that’s why our customers keep coming back….


View more about the Solar Orbiter mission.

Equinox Graphics at the Space IGS launch

Animation, Engineering, Space

We produced a series of short animations illustrating the applicability of space and satellite technology to everyday life, showing the abundance of space-related industry and academia in the UK, and a method of control for trains to improve their service – by using variable stantions (i.e. the space between the trains is controlled, but can vary, rather than using fixed geographical sections of the track). Also improves fuel efficiency, as drivers tend to treat the accelerator like a digital device – on or off!


Check out Space IGS website and Nottingham Scientific, who are developing the asset tracking and control system.

Solar Orbiter epic animation – Astrium/ESA

Animation, Engineering, Space

Astrium were looking to present their new Solar Orbiter project to an audience with a general interest in space exploration, and needed a way of bridging the knowledge gap between their cutting-edge scientific project and the layman’s general understanding. They provided us with a rough storyboard and approximately ten minutes of narrative text. Following this, it was important for us to work closely with Astrium over the course of the next two months to produce a polished, slick product, while ensuring that the facts of the science were accurate and the visuals precise. The final product was six minutes of high definition animation, complete with voiceover.


View more about the Solar Orbiter mission.