||the rms titanic
some online reactions to our recent preview of the 3d virtual titanic and other info
3dcolab's virtual 3d rms titanic being used in the innovative program by missionv to include opensimulator in the Irish schools curriculum
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titanic comes home to belfast blog
Interview with Stiofain MacTomais in the OS Gazette
download HQ pics of the build
online tv feature on "designing worlds"
we are featured at around 20 mins and again at 48
additional information on virtual belfast doc
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The Titanic returns to Belfast the city of its birth - Virtually
click to visit the virtual RMS Titanic
Location; Belfast Ireland
Dateline; 02 april 2012
For more information video clips hq pictures and interviews www.3dcolab.com/titanic
100 years ago Harland and Wolff, then the largest shipyard in the world used the latest cutting edge technology to build what was the l argest moving man-made object in the world , The Titanic. Now a century later another Belfast based company has again used cutting edge technology to rebuild the ship in all its glory with the added twist that it incorporates its current situation in that the ruined hulk is situated in a virtual 3d seascape while the opulence of the interiors is retained.
www.3dcolab.com have used the experimental opensource software "opensimulator" to recreate the titanic in all its glory in the online immersive interactive environment of "Virtual Belfast"
While there are many 3d models of the Titanic this is original in many aspects
1. it is set within the context of Belfast , the city of its birth with many buildings that existed at the time it was built recreated there
2. it is available online to anyone with a mid range computer and internet access
3. users can interact with not only the model but also with other users from around the world with text chat, quality voice chat and other online activities
The titanic quarter of virtual Belfast consists of the drawing office containing the original plans , the Thompson graving dock where the ship was built and the pumphouse containing the machinery that first floated the ship. These are the only 3 structures that still survive in Belfast with a direct connection to the ship. After exploring these areas and the multi-media contained within the user in the form of an "avatar" can dive into the harbour and a stunning seascape featuring realistic flora and fauna to be presented with the awe inspiring vista of the sunken hulk of the great ship , ruined now and covered in seaweed there are more surprises to come. As the avatar enters the ship they are struck by the sharp contrast of the luxurious interior reflecting the lost glory and opulence of the original liner. Dressed in the style of the day as one of several characters the user can interact with the fabric of the ship and a variety of pre programmed characters eg dine at the captains table dance in the grand ballroom, promenade the decks or visit the Edwardian splendour of the tea rooms and marvel at the engineering feat of the engine rooms.
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