WW2 Liberty Ship Salvage

During May 2011 my business DC Graphics was hired by Ballard Diving and Salvage to create animated sequences of some of the operations involved in removing this derelict vessel from the banks of the Columbia River just east of Vancouver, WA.  The owner of the Davy Crockett had tried to salvage the vessel when it buckled and spilled contaminants into the Columbia River.  The U.S. Coast Guard stepped in and removed the owners from the vessel.  They then hired Ballard to remove the hulk on site when it was decided that it was to hazardous to move it to a local drydock facility.  All 3D modeling, animation and rendering took place in 3DS Max 2011.  After rendering using Mental Ray, all HD-1080p frames (4,000+) were assembled in After Effects CS5 and each scene delivered to the client as un-compressed AVI’s to be edited in with video and still footage.

One Response to WW2 Liberty Ship Salvage

  1. Mike murphy says:

    Used to take leave there 1984 when leave was exausted? Well theres no place like PI so we’d get leave papers typed up on tues or wed sigh em ourselves get name s on mac flight leaving from kadena to clark afb on fri afternoon return on sunday take bus to OC should have married a girl from there ? Want to retire there get out of liberal north-east full of know it alls and snots who never served! Going there in oct for 2 wks tryin to hold on to yesteryears happiness? Married 2wice here both gave ultitamins? Both fast i used to think Usmc”s were nuts requesting marriage papers i should have followed! Want to retire there in AC orOC

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