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||The RMS Titanic - The 3D Titanic
THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC was rendered using a 3D modeling program called 3D Studio Max. The Titanic's hull, decks, funnels, and other components were each painstakingly modeled using a variety of tools within the program, and are all accurate to the original ship. We looked at pictures of the ship during construction as to get a sense of how the ship was built. Once a wireframe of the ship was created, the process of texturing each of the individual components was accomplished. Next came the animation. After a suitable iceberg environment (ocean, stars, iceberg, etc.) was created, we started the process of animating the sinking of the Titanic. This proved to be a difficult process, but we did accomplish it after several months of intense work and debugging, we have the finished product below.
The movie of the sinking of the Titanic has been encoded in RealVideo, as to shorten download time. Although the original movie with uncompressed frames (the best possible quality) was upwards of 500 megabytes, the streamed RealVideo 56k edition is as small as 430 kilobytes.
Because of this, you will be required to download and install the RealVideo Player, available for all operating systems. After installing the player, simply click on the correct link below to see the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic.
*Note: Due to network problems, the stream files (both 56k and 350k) may be unavailable from time to time. We hope to resolve this problem, but if you do by chance encounter a problem like this, please use the appropriate download version. Thank you!
If you have a 56k modem, you can download a streaming (live) version by clicking on "56k stream". Other users can download the 56k version by clicking on "56k download". The 56k versions are optimized for quickest delivery with maximum quality. However, if you wish to download a high quality version of the sinking, click on "350k download". Also, if you use a Dual ISDN, T1, cable, or high bandwith modem, you can stream the 350k version by clicking on "350k stream".
The Sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic (complete movie) (1 minute, 25 sec.)
[ 56k stream | 56k download (430 kb) | 350k stream | 350k download ( 3.51 mb) ]
Titanic Strikes the Iceberg (21.7 sec.)
[ 56k stream | 56k download (125 kb) | 350k stream | 350k download (966 kb) ]
The Bow Plunges Underwater (27.3 sec.)
[ 56k stream | 56k download (144 kb) | 350k stream | 350k download (1178 kb) ]
The Bridge and First Funnel Submerge (8.3 sec.)
[ 56k stream | 56k download (47 kb) | 350k stream | 350k download (355 kb) ]
Titanic's Final Descent (25.1 sec.)
[ 56k stream | 56k download (122 kb) | 350k stream | 350k download (1003 kb) ]