Hollywood Supercomputers Recreate Titanic’s Last Moments

This weekend’s 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s final moments has led to a large collection of new Titanic digital goodies including stunning 3D images and a Google Earth 3-D model of the wreck. Now, courtesy of James Cameron , is new 3D CGI footage of the Titanic sinking.

Using advanced CGI supercomputers to recreate the tragic event, Cameron’s Hollywood team used physics and the pure mechanics of ship incidents to recreate the sinking. National Geographic Channel ran the footage during the showing of a 46-minute feature film, titled The Titanic: The Final Word With James Cameron.

National Geograpic tells us that Cameron, who has made more than 30 dives to explore the Titanic, brings together a team of engineers, naval architects, artists, and historians to solve the lingering mysteries of why and how an “unsinkable” ship sank. With their combined expertise, they examined the feature film and determined what technology has revealed since its release. An investigation of this magnitude has never been attempted before, and the director is hoping that some of the revelations may alter the fundamental interpretation of what happened to the Titanic on April 14, 1912.