Real-Time Empress Of Ireland Sinking


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Think everything with the lights and how the two ships react are done, all thats left is lifeboats in which order they go. Iv been reading lots but cannot find any info on a concrete order sequence (much like the Lusitania) if not il do my best guess as there is even less info out there than the Lusitania and will just put a disclaimer in the beginning like usual. Fire away ideas for a Lifeboat sequence if you want
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Nice! Was reading the book Fourteen Minutes: The Last voyage Of The Empress Of Ireland and it seems to indicate that the ship rolled over around 2:06, not 2:09, which one should i go with?
 

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Very unscientific opinion, but I'd go with 2:09. There was a lot of air escaping from the ship, and I'd like to believe the vessel gave them three minutes more time. I know it sounds dumb, but three minute is nothing in such a situation. Who could believe an ocean liner disappearing in 14 minutes? It seems impossible.
 
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Okay, maybe i should take make the ship rolling over at around 2:08 to make it more of a balance between the two?
Il see if i can upload a draft of the animation soon for you guys to see
 

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Well, it certainly sounds dumb, but even Estonia, a far smaller cruiseferry by enclosed volume, took five times as long as Empress of Ireland for it to capsize.
 

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Whatever the timing is, it's all too short in the darkness, with sloping passageways, sliding furniture, and cold water bubbling up in feet-per-minute increments.
Regarding "Estonia", the difference is the modern construction and leaking around bulkheads, rather than free-flowing. A much longer sinking, but somewhat similar in disasterous proportions would be the "Sewol" ferry in S. Korea.
 

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Well, given the choice of going down in Estonia (or for that matter Sewol) or Titanic, I'll take going down right-way-up every day and twice on Sundays.
 
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Well the Empress did have (not including dozens of port holes) 60,000 gallons of water a minutes entering her in the start, that most likely doubled and then tripled as time went on
 
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Just finished the first test rendering, il most likely will not have time to upload it for a while but here are some screen shots
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I really hope that in the future, TV studios and Directors will come to you for these simulations. Their so good!
 
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The only issue I see is the visibility of the ship, being too clear, clean, and vibrant. Your rendering of the capsize is brilliant.
 

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Looks outstanding, if a bit rough. I agree with Pennsy here-a little foam and some debris and it'll look downright eerie.

Outstanding job.
 
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Thanks everyone! I actually hit the wrong setting when i hit to render (i left for a few hours to let it do its thing) and never noticed i hit epic graphic settings and it screwed up all the lighting settings. I plan to have a wake as well for when the ship goes under and il try again to get fog working but i have yet to have any luck on that. Cant wait to show of the draft of this, it looks nice in motion!
 
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