We deal with most mining software packages such as Vulcan, Surpac, Gemcom, Datamine and Micromine. We also deal with a host of GIS and Raster based packages such as MapInfo, ArcGIS and ERMapper. We can of course deal with 2D and 3D AutoCAD and Micostation drawing files. Importing and visualising client data is generally not an issue.
Our modelling and animation tool of choice is MAYA, the industry standard for feature films and special effects. We import client data, add our own environments such as oceans and sky, and then proceed to navigate through this scene with a "virtual" camera. The result is a sequence of frames (we produce 25 frames to encode one second of animation) . From there we import the frames into Adobe Premiere for compositing and exporting to a variety of formats. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects are used to enhance the quality of the exported product. Our final product can be a Windows Media Movie, a DVD or anything else required.
As the majority of our movies are embedded into Microsoft PowerPoint we have put together a "Tip Sheet" containing the commonly asked questions and issues concerned with embedding and playback of movies in Microsoft PowerPoint. Please click the link at the bottom of this page to download and view the pdf document.
Microsoft PowerPoint tips and tricks