Bringing Water to Alberta’s Farmlands.
3D Animated Short Film
The Saint Mary’s Valve Replacement
In 2018 the Albertan government set out on a massive project to replace failing seventy year old valves beneath a dam that supplies essential irrigation to the entire southern Alberta agriculture industry. The replacing of the valves took years, millions of dollars, and two robot submarines.
Output Media was brought on to create a 3D animated short film to tell the story of the project and educate the public.
Setting the Scene
Introducing the cast
Telling the Story
The entire renovation and valve replacement process was animated shot-by-shot, and physically realistic water simulations were calculated and rendered to illustrate the effects of the water in the pipes during the renovation.