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A Golden Finish: IAMGOLD

September 27, 2012 | Client projects | by Silverpoint

Featuring the new “golden” look standard of a mineral resource.

IAMGOLD project provided a great opportunity for the Silverpoint animation team to make new advancements in the techniques we use in mining animations. Our biggest target was to create a detailed yet easily digestible diagram that conveyed the value of resources more accurately. To do this, we changed our entire process of creating the underground deposit.

IAMGOLD ore body

First we collaborated with geologists, and, together, we were able to translate their information into a colour-coded resource model that represents the drilling results (grades). Furthermore, by spinning the diagram-model 360 degrees, the viewer is able to have an all around and in depth perspective of the detailed deposit of mineral resources. This added feature strengthens the realism of the animation and organizes the information in a visually intuitive manner.

Resource model

The animation also features the new “golden” look standard of the mineral resource. With this new look, we fashioned a golden logo sculpture featured at the end by applying the same techniques. This was our final finishing touch, which gave the animation a truly golden edge.

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