In this example of 3D marine animation, an Akula Class Russian Submarine demonstrates briefly the submerged vessel technique. How did we achieve this? First of all, we create a detailed and realistic undulating ocean surface. This is complemented by the depths of the ocean beneath. Also, columns of light from the surface penetrate into its depths. The passing submarine and comes into focus as it moves forward into the frame.
A shoal of fish dart beneath the Submarine as it approaches. This is just one of a selection of possible scene actors whether it’s fish, a shipwreck or sea kelp moving with the tide. 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.