Mining 3D Animation Services

ImageMaker Inc. is a design firm with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Amsterdam. We specialize in creating high impact 3d animation video presentations for the mining sector. Our unique team is comprised of engineers, visual artists, multilingual voice-over artists, and writers.

With over 22 years of experience producing dynamic mining 3D animation videos, our team has an in depth understanding of the needs of the mining industry and the benefits of visualization. Our high-impact, technically accurate 3D visualizations are the best in the industry. We portray highly photorealistic mine site layouts, flyovers, complex mining methods and technical processes as well as underground tours and ore body visualizations.

Our diverse portfolio includes Fortune 500 companies, large cap North American companies, and many mid-tier and junior companies. Our mining 3D animation videos have assisted our clients in government negotiations, community negotiations, environmental permitting applications, investor relations as well as public relations. Our clients have used our productions at Annual General Meetings, Trade Shows, as well as websites and social media for promotional purposes. They have been translated in French, German, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese and many more languages.

Clear benefits of visualization and 3D animation.

  • Assist non-technical individuals in seeing the unseen.

  • The most powerful way of illustrating future designs.

  • High impact with an engaging presence.

Partial Client List

ArcelorMittal, Cliffs Natural Resources, Samancor Chrome, Hycroft Mining, Pretium Resources, Osisko Mining, Silver Standard Resources, Uranium One, Hudbay Minerals, KGHM Ajax Mining, Anglo American, New Gold, Teck Resources, Bayswater Uranium, Roxgold, Lithium Americas, Lundin Mining, Yamana, Antofagasta PLC

Pretium Resources Inc.
Trevali Mining Corporation
Rockwell Automation - Mining Division

Mining 3D Flyovers

Our team has an extensive experience in creating photorealistic mining 3D flyover animations.

We help our client in producing accurate 3D walkthrough and 3D flyovers to showcase a realistic vision of their mining projects.

Utilizing actual satellite and aerial imagery of the earth that will be overlaid on actual digital elevation models (DEM), we will create a realistic landscape environment.

After the landscape and surrounding environment is built, our animators will model and texture the building and other mining and engineering structures in the landscape.

After the initial landscape and buildings are modeled and textured, our 3D animators will set up the camera work, animated characters, and the moving vehicles in the scene. After that, the animator will render the final 3D movie based on client’s requirement and story line.

3D walkthrough and 3D flyover animations are very effective for the companies that want to show their developments and projects in an accurate, photorealistic and eye catching manner.

Mining Orebody 3D Visualization

Although the geological software can visualize the shape of the ore body and create different cross sections, it is not designed to create a smooth running 3D animation.

Our technical 3D animation team can work with this technical and geological information from the various geological software and import the data in 3D animation software such as Maya and 3D Max, and adding texturing and details to the ore body and the drill holes can create a smooth running technical 3D animation showing the underground ore body with as much accurate detail as possible.

For more 3D mining animation samples, please view the mining section in our portfolio.