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3Dm.network Announcement

Houston, TX – September 15, 2015 – 3Dmotif launches 3Dm.network, a suite of interactive cloud-based applications to support the oil and gas industry.

3Dm.network combines three product offerings through one secure portal, enabling operators to achieve Commissioning & Start-up, Operations Maintenance, and Operations Logistics activities in a 3D environment.

The offshore industry is building larger and complex facilities every year. 3Dm Commissioning & Start-up produces models of system tests to add an extra layer of safety, and more clarity than relying on isometrics and P&ID's. 3Dm Operations Maintenance enables EPC and operator companies to mitigate unplanned maintenance risks by simulating material handling and maintenance activities in advance. 3Dm Operations Logistics can simulate different sizes and shapes more accurately, resulting in an efficient and effective load-out plan.

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About 3Dmotif

Since 2008, 3Dmotif has supplied high quality presentation graphics and animations to our many clients in the Oil and Gas Industry. We have extensive experience with illustrating subsea, deep water, arctic, fab-yard scenarios and more, highlighting a wide range of offshore facilities: FPSOs, TLPs, Semi-Submersibles, GBSs, drilling rigs, anchor handlers, work boats and subsea installations. Depending on your need, the look of the final images can be anything from illustration to photo-realistic. We have on-site “boots on” experience with the real thing, and we leverage that experience to give our work an authentic feel.

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James Barnette examines the Well Bay mural

On October 31, 2014, 3Dmotif, at the invitation of Wink Miller, stopped by the offices of Houston Offshore Engineering to see HOE’s new offices which include three massive murals created by 3Dmotif. James Barnette, Project Lead for 3Dmotif, was there to explain the processes used to create the massive renders.

SPAR Hull Interior

Of the three images, two were completely computer generated. The “Well Bay” and the “SPAR Hull Interior” both started as PDMS models which were then taken into Autodesk Maya for additional modeling, lighting and texturing before being rendered in V-Ray for Maya. In the case of the “Well Bay”, workers, in appropriate PPE, were added to help give a sense of scale. When printed and mounted on the wall, the renderings were up to 10 feet tall and 36 feet across!

Houston Offshore Engineering Lobby - Mars B and Mars A

The third image, which shows Mars A (background) and Mars B (foreground), was from actual photographs taken during sail out. Since the flare boom was not installed until after Mars B was on location, 3Dmotif added a digital flare boom to complete the image.

We look forward to going back when the next round of murals have been installed!

3DRV and Rex Hiebert at Reality Computing On October 20, 2014, 3Dmotif attended an Autodesk-sponsored MeetUp in Houston on the topic of Reality Computing as part of the 3DRV tour. A number of hardware and software vendors were onhand to demonstrate their technology and discuss how it is utilized in the field. Of particular interest were the Faro tripod-mounted laser scanners and the DotProduct handheld scanners, two products that are very helpful in speeding up the data acquisition process. Autodesk also showed their ReCap products which are used to create models from laser scans or photogrammetry ReCap360.

When we started 3Dmotif, we focused primarily on creating presentation graphics and animation. As our customers experienced our high-quality models, they requested that the same models be actioned for logistical use. The value in being able to manipulate an object in a 3D space to help solve complex problems became even more clear. Since that time, we have been moving into Reality Computing - building tools to allow our customers to solve problems in a virtual environment built from real-world data.

HP Compressor model from photos to high poly to low poly for simulation For one of our recent projects, we started by taking maximal photographs of a compressor. We then used Autodesk ReCap360 to create a mesh from these photos. Our artists then brought this mesh into Autodesk Maya to reduce the number of polygons, build out the rest of the model, and rig for simulation. This model was then incorporated into a simulation that allowed the client to work in a 3D environment to test numerous solutions for removing the compressor for maintenance. This testing would be cost-prohibitive and time-consuming to conduct in the real environment.

As hardware and software improve and become more affordable, Reality Computing will progress into compelling new areas. 3Dmotif is excited to be part of this dynamic, growing field.

Rex Hiebert presenting 'Software Development for 3D Graphics and Animation'

On October 9, 2014, 3Dmotif had the honor of presenting "Software Development for 3D Graphics and Animation” to the Artificial Intelligence Technology Club of San Jacinto College, at the request of Reyna Ploch. We greatly appreciate the students and faculty that attended the event and the interest that was shown in the topic. It was very exciting to see how higher education is embracing solid software development methodology and the field of game/simulation design.

Presenting at San Jacinto College

The presentation started with a brief introduction of 3Dmotif, followed by samples of our work. This included animations and still images of FPSOs, TLPs, deep water production platform concepts, subsea production equipment, and project overview models from our Oil and Gas portfolio. We then discussed the end-to-end workflow, looking for those areas where software development could potentially streamline the process.

Read more: Presentation at San Jacinto College 10/09/2014


Since 2008, 3Dmotif has supplied high quality presentation graphics and animations to our many clients in the Oil and Gas Industry. We have extensive experience with illustrating subsea, deep water, arctic, fab-yard scenarios and more, highlighting a wide range of offshore facilities: FPSOs, TLPs, Semi-Submersibles, GBSs, drilling rigs, anchor handlers, work boats and subsea installations. Depending on your need, the look of the final images can be anything from illustration to photo-realistic. We have on-site “boots on” experience with the real thing, and we leverage that experience to give our work an authentic feel.

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Production Stills

Many of the still images we create end up in presentations, as posters, or published alongside an article in a trade magazine like Offshore and Offshore Engineer. A single image can convey more understanding at a glance than a full page of text.
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Animation & Video

Show, don’t tell. Let us build a custom animation that tells your story. You can explain the inner workings of your latest design or show things below the surface that can’t be captured by video footage. Our animations have been used to pitch new concepts around the world and have been utilized in television news reports.
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Real-Time Interaction

Some problems need to be examined in 3D for the solution to be found. 3Dmotif has created custom real-time interactive applications for our clients which allowed them to explore a variety of solutions in a cost-efficient manner.
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3Dmotif can provide contract staff for engineers and designers to support many Oil & Gas projects.
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