Innovative Subsea 3D animation for Magma Global

Innovative Subsea 3D animation for Magma Global

We recently developed an animation for Magma Global to showcase the company’s new m-pipe® carbon fibre composite pipe technology – a flexible subsea pipe that uses advanced materials and an automated 3D printing process in order to reduce cost and risk for subsea risers, jumpers and intervention.

We were challenged both technically and creatively to produce an aesthetically pleasing visual to highlight the product’s key benefits of light weight, strength and corrosion resistance – so we took time at the beginning of the project to study and fully understand its technical functionality, which proved vital in creating an accurate representation of the behaviour of m-pipe® in the offshore sea conditions shown in the animation.

Storm clouds and rough seas provided a contrast with the vibrant colours that usually define one of our animations, so we needed to develop some alternate rendering and post-production workflows that were effective in allowing Magma to demonstrate the product’s ability to operate safely in harsh offshore environments.

The Magma m-pipe® animation turned out to be one of the most challenging but rewarding projects that we have worked on in recent months and we are confident that it will prove to be a successful explanation of the benefits and subsea applications of m-pipe®!