I made this test animation while working at Foreign Office Design. The idea was to see how much movement we could add to a still photograph - in this case a famous archive image from Scott's doomed Antarctic Expedition.

You can see the original here:


The process involved creating a 3D model of the ice cliffs and the ice and sea around them. The image is then projected onto the 3D model, similar to frontal projection as used films. With some adjustments to the texture and the way it's applied to the model it's possible to move the camera off axis and even up over the ice cliffs. I also added some reflection and surface movement to the water.

Foreign Office animator Matteo Manzini created the looping skier animations.

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