Scapa Flow wrecks in 3D

Fourth Element launches interactive wreck guide online

Author: Pat
25th June 2012
 

Picture of a 3D Scapa Flow wreck

Fourth Element’s latest project sees the German wrecks of Scapa Flow brought to life via 3D animation.

Produced by sister company 3deep Media, Scapa Flow Wrecks is an impressive online resource.

animated ‘fly pasts’

It covers in great detail the significant shipwrecks of the Flow, which are a considerable Mecca for wreck divers from around the world.

At the end of World War 1, with the German High Seas fleet at anchor in the huge natural harbour, the order went out to scuttle. 52 of 74 ships wearing the flag of the Imperial Navy went to the bottom.

Some were salvaged and not all of them remain there today. However, some of those that do are an impressive underwater monument to the once powerful navy.

Using the website, visitors are first given an overview of the history of Scapa Flow. A map with the various wrecks listed is clickable, presenting the history of each vessel.

3deep’s graphical expertise has been put to good use making animated ‘fly pasts’ of the ships on the bottom.

There are words, photos and handy visuals to explore and advise on getting the best from the area.

So if you’re planning a trip to dive at Scapa Flow – or even if you aren’t – check out the Scapa Flow Wrecks website now.

 
 
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