The Earth Explorer Centre in Oostende (Belgium), dedicated to the first Belgian astronaut Dirk Frimout, features a lot of themed experiences. All themes are scientific, and every experience has its own. For the Ocean Theme a Submarine Ride was conceived. Producer Codim Interactive Media asked Anitime to do the 3D animation.
This couldn’t be a fantasy ride, as Blackbeard was. Everything had to be scientifically correct, although some artistic license was allowed in order to create a pleasing image. Studying Blue Whales, dolphins, King Penguins, and giant squids preceded production of about 4 minutes of realistic but artistic underwater animation.
Client: Merlin Entertainment
Developer: P&P Projects, Asten
Producer: Codim Interactive Media BV, Eindhoven