Video model ‘roars to life’ at Kelham Island

A talented games artist from Sheffield has painstakingly created a computer generated 3-D model of the mighty River Don Engine at Kelham Island Museum.'' ''The fully animated model reveals for the first time the complex workings of the historic machine and how it was once used to roll Sheffield steel. '' ''The project, which has taken a staggering 12 years to complete, will go on display to visitors at the museum later this month (TBC) and is the painstaking work of Greg Harris from Beauchief, Sheffield.
A talented games artist from Sheffield has painstakingly created a computer generated 3-D model of the mighty River Don Engine at Kelham Island Museum.'' ''The fully animated model reveals for the first time the complex workings of the historic machine and how it was once used to roll Sheffield steel. '' ''The project, which has taken a staggering 12 years to complete, will go on display to visitors at the museum later this month (TBC) and is the painstaking work of Greg Harris from Beauchief, Sheffield.
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A computer-generated model of the mighty River Don Engine has been unveiled at Kelham Island Museum.

The animated 3D model, pictured right, which was painstakingly created by Sheffield games artist Greg Harris, has been a whopping 12 years in the making.

The video reveals the complex workings of the historic machine and how it was once used to roll Sheffield steel.

Greg told The Star: “The first time I saw the engine was on a school trip to the museum. I didn’t know what to expect and nothing could prepare me for the enormous steam engine that I encountered. From that day on I was fascinated by it.”

Greg created the video using 3Ds Max, the same software used to make PlayStation and Xbox games and for creating special effects in films.

John Hamshere, of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, said: “This is a phenomenal achievement and we’re delighted to have it on show.”