Heartwood’s 3D animations and interactive environments allow companies to make the invisible visible. This sample video capture of a real time 3D environment shows how 3D simulations can make complex subsurface details comprehensible. Soil experts had identified that underground contaminants were approaching the water table by flowing underground through permeable soils.
Since these events were happening below a busy street, it was impossible for city officials or even the public to visualize the problem. Heartwood’s client requested a 3D immersive environment which would illustrate the contaminants and soil types. Then, it would introduce a solution of permeable reactive barriers.
This 3D virtual solution allowed engineers to explain complex data to non-specialists (the city council and the public).