This 3D CGI marine animation is the second in a series depicting an Akula Class Russian Submarine. This sequence shows the vessel travelling across the surface in wintery conditions. How do we achieve this? First of all, we create a detailed and realistic undulating ocean surface. The foam on the waves adds further realism. Another visual effect used is the weather conditions, the type of sky and of course the snow falling. As the Submarine passes the sea is disturbed creating a wake and bow wave.
A buoy bobs on the ocean surface. This is just one of a selection of possible scene actors whether it’s an island, a shipwreck or a coastline. Subsequently, all of these elements increase the realism of the animation. Studio Mitchell’s attention to detail is apparent in their 3D CGI marine animation.