Trial Graphics: Litigation Exhibits

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

While gruesome, there is something fascinating about the science behind a crime.The pattern of blood spatters, a body falling down a stairwell, the trajectory of a bullet…these can be important cluesthat determine crime versus accident.Our 100% accurate, 100% photo-realistic 3D animations are the best and sometimes only way for Forensic Files producers to explain the […]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Any courtroom trial involves a steep learning curve for most jurors. There is evidence to suggest that people retain more information when is is presented with some kind of visual support. In fact, Studies have shown that between 61 and 65 percent of the general public are visual learners, which would indicate that at least […]

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 […]

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Milwaukee, Wisconsin suffered the largest waterborne disease outbreak in U.S. history – 100 people died and 403,000 were sickened. When people started complaining about the odor and taste of their tap water, calls began flooding the Milwaukee Health Department.The water treatment plants had just passed inspection and tests for bacteria and viruses came up blank. […]

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

A couple are viciously attacked, and one person survives. She identifies the killer but later retracts her statement, so the investigators rely on DNA found on an unlikely source to solve the crime. TMBA was asked to recreate this crime scene for tru TV’s television program “Forensic Files”.Relying on expert testimony, blood spatter analysis, and […]

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 […]

Monday, May 24th, 2010

For the past several years we have been working with the producers of truTV’s long running series- “Forensic Files”. Many of these animations illustrate important forensic details that are the key to understanding these grizzly homicide investigations. For the story “Step by Step” we worked with photographs and police sketches to recreate the stairs and […]

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 […]