Engineering Animations

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

(Quecreek Mine: July 24, 2002) Nine Pennsylvania miners were trapped in an underground chamber on Wednesday when they accidentally broke through into an adjacent abandoned mining shaft. The miners were excavating bituminous coal in the Quecreek mine. At the time of the accident they were a mile and a half from the mine entrance.The shaft […]

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

(Trial Graphics) A fire erupts in the Kings Cross Underground Station in London, England, 31 people are killed and dozens are injured. Arson investigators were able to pinpoint the cause of the fire, but it would take state-of-the-art computer technology and experts in the field of fluid dynamics to analyze accident recreations to explain why […]

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

On September 22, Amtrak’s eastbound Sunset Limited en route from Los Angeles to Miami, carrying 220 persons on board, roared across the Big Bayou Canot Bridge near Mobile, Alabama and derailed. Three locomotive units, the baggage and dormitory cars, and two of the six passenger cars were catapulted into the water.It was the worst train […]

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

TMBA was PSYCHED to be invited to create 3D animations for “EARTH: The Sequel” which aired on Discovery Channel. TMBA’s 3D animations explain the science behind some of the new ideas being developed to address our energy problems. These renewable energy sources include: ethanol, bio mass, biofuels, solar power, geothermal energy and wave power.TMBA’s 3D […]

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

“Water’s Journey,” is a documentary about a government agency committed to saving a national treasure–the Florida Everglades. A conservation effort of this magnitude is extremely complex. TMBA was asked to provide 3D animations that would clarify the scientific thinking behind their sometimes controversial methods.A more important goal, however, was to show the amazing, rare beauty […]

Friday, March 10th, 2006

With the increasing threat of bio terrorism and chemical warfare, STERIS Corp. was looking to promote its new decontamination technology and emergency response services. Their innovative, detailed processes and services are a challenge to explain without visual aids, so they wisely called TMBA. Our CGI brought clarity to the forefront and gave them an invaluable […]

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

FAA Investigation: USAir Flight 427 TMBA created a series of 3D animations illustrating the final incident data for USAir flight 427. The animations were created for the TV series “Extreme Evidence”. These 3D animations are based on the FAA and NTSB final accident data.These graphics conceptually illustrate the failure of the servo valve. This valve […]

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

FAA Investigation: ValuJet Flight 592 ValuJet Flight 592 crashed on May 11 en route from Miami International Airport in Miami to the Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.TMBA created these 3D animations based on the findings of the FAA and the NTSB for the Tru TV series Extreme Evidence.The crash was a large factor in […]

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Oil Pipeline Failure: Trial Graphics TMBA created this series of 3d animations based on the final NTSB incident report.On June 10, at about 3:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), a 16-inch diameter pipeline owned by Olympic Pipe Line Company ruptured, and gasoline leaked into the Hanna and Whatcom Creeks in Whatcom Falls Park within the […]

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Trial Graphics: Bright Field Maritime Investigation TMBA created this series of 3d animations about the maritime investigation of the Bright Field accident.The 763-foot, 70,000-ton Liberian-registered freighter Bright Field was loaded with 64,000 tons of grain and heading down the Mississippi River when the main engine suddenly lost power while navigating a sharp bend. The pilot […]

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Trial Graphics: Miss Majestic Miss Majestic, a World War II-vintage duck boat was on a regular excursion tour with an operator and 20 passengers on board. 7 minutes after entering Lake Hamilton, water started to flood the hull. In less than 30 seconds, the boat sank in 60 feet of water. One passenger escaped before […]