3D ANIMATED CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS
Mining | Engineering | Processing

Aarons CGI is a specialised technical 3D animation studio in Melbourne, Australia for corporate technology customers. We have a knack for taking complex technical ideas and turning them into easy-to-understand and compelling animated presentations that audiences will understand. Our visualisations are ideal for engineers, inventors, and entrepreneurs seeking high-quality 3D presentations for potential investors, promotions, staff training, stakeholders, and the general public. Everything looks better in 3D!

We are a full-service 3D animation and video editing studio and can help you with every stage of your project from concept to the screen. Don’t know how or where to start? No problem, visit our production guide, or call for a chat about your project here.

“Imagine the possibilities with 3D animation!”

Roger Aarons,
Director of Aarons CGI.
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RIO TINTO mining processes/ marketing 

AARONS CGI produced a series of 3D animated corporate technology videos for the global mining giant Rio Tinto with the key role of simplifying challenging technical concepts within the organization and bringing them to life with eye-catching realism. The animations were developed for the Rio Tinto Innovation team and their associated researchers at Imperial College London. The presentations have been shown around the world demonstrating the company’s claims, achievements, and evolving technologies to investors, stakeholders, researchers, politicians, and members of the public.

Images below show the process of froth flotation that uses air bubbles to selectively separate valuable minerals from solution.

Animated froth flotation process
(Edited version 2m 18s)

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Still image from animated chart

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Froth flotation array
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Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Single flotation tank

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Particle animation process
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The development of Rio Tinto’s eXDS™ Copper NuWave™ technologies that sort low and high-grade copper sulphide ore required several simplified animations to show their progress. The animations showcased machines in various configurations from a belt-driven system to a High Capacity Sorting Platform shown below, and the MicroHammer™ that uses a process of microwaves to pre-crack ore, a ball crusher stage, and finally sulphide leaching.

Animation of the eXDS™ Copper NuWave™ machine in operation
(Edited version 1m 32s)

Copper NuWave™ High Capacity Sorting platform
(Edited version 1min)

The Rio Tinto MicroHammer™
(Edited version 1m 23)

Effect of adding circular chokes to the MicroHammer™ ore tube
(Edited version 36secs)

Other projects included an animation of the location and simplified operations of the eXDS™ Copper NuWave™ plant at the KUC Kennecott Mine in Utah, USA. Also, Rio Tinto iron ore commissioned AARONS CGI to create an easy-to-understand animation of their proprietary bulk sorting of iron ore technology, or BSi, shown below.

Simplified operations at the eXDS™ Copper NuWave™ plant
(Edited version 1m 37s)

Animation of Rio Tinto’s BSi – Bulk sorting of iron ore technology
(Edited version 2min 14s)

AARONS CGI produced Rio Tinto’s first instalment of the Mine of the Future™ corporate technology video in early 2010. The production was designed for a global audience and was in the public domain for several years targeting stakeholders, investors, and the general public, and translated into multiple languages. AARONS CGI is credited with scripting, video editing, and 3D animations, as well as organizing and directing voice talent. Various animated presentations were also created for specific mining sites, including the massive Kennecott Copper Mine in Salt Lake County, Utah in the USA. (aka, Rio Tinto Bingham Canyon Mine)

Mine of the Future™ PREVIEW
(edited version 1m 30s)

Watch the full-length version of Mine of the Future™ here (~7m): https://youtu.be/c0vta1siieo

Corporate video by Aarons CGI

Still image from the intro sequence

Chris Goodes, the General Manager of Recovery, Technology and Innovation at Rio Tinto summed up his response to the work:

“…a fantastic piece of work that has received compliments at the highest levels in the organisation. From our perspective, a most useful communication tool which saves a ‘thousand words’ and many PowerPoint slides…”

As you can see, working with a small studio you can achieve BIG results – with the added benefit of keeping your sensitive projects as confidential as possible. Call today and discover why AARONS CGI is the leading technical 3D animation studio in Melbourne for engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and other technology customers.

 

 

Aarons CGI turns your complex ideas into memorable presentations


OUTOTEC Smelting furnace operations

Outotec commissioned AARONS CGI to produce a compelling 3D animated corporate technology presentation of their Top Submerged Lance or TSL Smelting Furnace complete with realistic 3D computer-generated molten liquid metal behaving as accurately as possible in the hellish environment of an industrial furnace. The big challenge was making sure the animated liquid metal realistically adhered to the lance, a major feature of the technology, allowing it to stay cooler and thus last longer.

 

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Complex fluid simulation >Click for larger image

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Single furnace

 

 

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Single and dual furnace
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Animated molten material
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Chinese version. Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Chinese version
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Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Outotec TSL Furnace –
corporate video animation

The final work featured at the Outotec display stand for the 2012 mining expo in Perth, Western Australia.

“Turn words into memorable images with 3D animated corporate videos.”

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THERMAL BATTERY Energy storage investor video

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Showcase your next innovation with exciting eye-catching graphics

AARONS CGI was commissioned to create a 3D animated corporate video demonstrating the process of storing renewable energy as heat, which is then harnessed as electricity on demand. The process is built on innovations in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology – a complex subject that needed to be conveyed to investors as simply as possible. The project required the creation of a realistic outdoor environment, as well as an easy-to-understand animated process of how the thermal battery system works. The animation was so well received that the company’s partner also uses their branding on the animation – a complement to the quality of our work! – one version is aimed at investors with prior technical knowledge, and the other is laypersons.

Paul Keen, CEO & Managing Director at Green Thermal Energy Technologies (gTET) summed up his response to the final work:

“Roger embarked upon our Thermal Battery animation video with scant-engineering level data files and descriptions, and the result has been a highly intuitive and easily understood marketing tool that has proved invaluable in communicating our new technology to potential investors and clients. The result exceeded our expectations.”

Call today and discover why AARONS CGI is the leading technical 3D animation studio in Melbourne for engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and other technology customers.

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Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

The animation runs continuously on the client’s home page above

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Set your scene with large detailed 3D environments
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Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Animation showing thermal flows

Watch the full animations below:

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Thermal battery animation version 1
(Technical language)

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Thermal battery animation version 2
(Laypersons)

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

One of several wind turbines
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Aarons CGI turns your complex ideas into memorable presentations


POWER STATION Public awareness campaign

AARONS CGI created a 3D animated corporate technology presentation for the proposed TNG Eastern Creek Power Station currently under development in Sydney, NSW, Australia. The multi-million dollar project recycles waste products into green energy, building on technology currently used in Europe.

The animations were incorporated into the client’s own live-action video aimed at informing local councils and residents of the plans. The animations continue to feature on various Australian national news networks.

 

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

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The recycling facility - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

The recycling facility
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Waste material not suitable for recycling is stored in a giant disused landfill.

Landfill site - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

The landfill site – a former quarry
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TNG Power plant - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

TNG Power plant animation
(Excludes client’s video footage)

The planned project has been featured in several news networks

“Discover the communication power of 3D animation.”

I’m Roger Aarons, Director of Aarons CGI, ready to help you create a compelling presentation
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PARTICLE SIMULATION (NCIMP) Exfoliation of Vermiculite

The National Centre for Industrial Microwave Processing (NCIMP) based at Nottingham in UK, commissioned AARONS CGI to create a 3D animated corporate video of the company’s development of a prototype machine that expands Vermiculite particles ten times their original size, ideal for use in heat proofing products.

Exfoliation process - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Simulated exfoliation process
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Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

NCIMP particle animation


NORWOOD INDUSTRIES Printed marketing materials

AARONS CGI produced a 3D animated corporate video for Norwood Industries to introduce their exciting new website. The company manufactures printed products on both paper and advanced plastics for just about every industry – an animated folding airplane fitted the bill perfectly.

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Norwood folding plane animation

norwood storyboard - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Norwood plane storyboard 
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SUPREME HEATING Solar/ Hydronics process

AARONS CGI produced a variety of 3D animated corporate videos for Supreme Heating to simplify the concepts behind their solar and hydronic systems to potential buyers.

Heat flow - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Heat flow comparison 
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Demo Solar tube array - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Demo Solar tube array

Animated heat flow - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Animated heat flow 

Armed with clear and powerful 3D animations that visually explain every process from start to finish, Rebecca Productions was able to deliver a powerful selling tool for their client.

(Directed by Rebecca Productions)
Thermostat control valve - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Thermostat control valve 
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Aarons CGI turns your complex ideas into memorable presentations


GROVE HOMES Architectural presentation

AARONS CGI can also create 3D architectural renderings like this one for Grove Homes. This school building project for a government client had to be designed to exact specifications – with realistic sunlight to foresee the effect of heat on student classrooms at the hottest time of the day in summer-time Melbourne, Australia.

Design suggestion by Aarons CGI  - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Design by Aarons CGI
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Final design - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

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COURTROOM VIDEO Accident reconstructionThe Australian Government required a forensic 3D animation to recreate the infamous Lismore train accident in country Victoria, 2006. The 3D animation was used in court and helped determine whether fog, the lack of crossing signals, or even the train’s colour played a role in the crash.

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI


PACIFIC DUNLOP Acoustic foam panels 

Pacific Dunlop produces specialized acoustic foam panels designed to improve sound quality, and AARONS CGI was commissioned to create a realistic home theatre and recording studio to demonstrate its benefits.

Dunlop sound foam - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

The main scene set up

Dunlop sound proofing foam - Animated corporate video by Aarons CGI

Dunlop soundproofing foam – 3D animation

As the primary target market was home theatre owners, an idea was devised to explain the use of the acoustic panels in simple terms – an analogy between sunlight hitting a projection screen spoiling the view, and sound echoing around a room colouring the sound. Call today and discover why AARONS CGI is the leading technical 3D animation studio in Melbourne for engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs and other technology customers.


ARBORCO Tree relocation

Perhaps our most unusual request for a 3D animated corporate video was for a tree relocation process for ARBORCO.

Arborco tree removal - corporate video animation

Arborco tree removal – 3D animation

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