National Parks Centennial

Google

Client -

Google

Agency -

Stink Studios

Role -

Animation / Modeling / Compositing

Project Summary

In the summer of 2016 I was approached to create a section of Google's The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks. The task was to create an artistic CG render of the Kenai Glacier in Alaska. This 360° interactive piece would let users explore how the once mammoth glacier has receded over a twelve year period.

Design
& Animation

To illustrate the recession of the glacier we stratified the model into over 20 layers. As the user progresses through time each layer slowly sinks into the ground. In order blend our version of the glacier with the 360° video, it was necessary to construct a 3D version of the valley left in the glaciers wake.