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Fram Museum, Oslo

Moonraker were commissioned by Visitor Attraction Design and Installation company, Sarner International, to help transform the dramatic and exciting exhibition at the Fram Museum in Oslo.

The outcome of the project brings to life Norway’s most famous ship, the Fram, whilst telling the incredible stories of the famous Arctic and Antarctic explorers that sailed her.

Moonraker had the challenge of creating a new 60 fps 15 minute fully CG film for the immense 18k, 280-degree field of view projection space viewed from the deck of the ship.

They achieved this by optimising Maya rendering in Redshift to help with the sheer volume of rendering 27,000 frames at 18k. They also wrote tools to create a QC process that allowed them to review the film in sections on a 4k projector to cope with the usual aspect ratio.

The CG included an epic ocean storm sequence (created in Houdini) and photoreal ice fields and flows as well as highly detailed CG recreation of the Fram ship. This was accompanied by a series of interactive shots for projection onto a half dome recreating the journeys through the Arctic and Antarctic taken by the Fram explorers.

The finished product has received extremely positive reviews from visitors and the wider attraction community.

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