COMPASSA

Creating 3D Virtual Worlds for health and safety training

THE CLIENT

COMPASSA LTD

Compassa Ltd are a company specialising in unique eLearning resources for health and safety. The training delivered by Compassa has been described as making health and safety training "more engaging than it has any right to be", and that couldn't be more true with the level of content Compassa produce. Driven by the charismatic Will Taylor, the IOSH approved eLearning courses incorporate interactive video technology to bolster the engagement it receives from its customers, and break away from the reputation eLearning has generated over the years.

 

THE BRIEF

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

The idea was to create a 3D office environment, allowing users to investigate "an accident" by navigating around and gathering evidence. The first step was to create a floorplan that would work with the narrative of the investigation. 
A simple office space of 5 rooms was agreed, and work could commence.

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THE BUILD

THE OFFICE

The process began with designing each of the office components separately, including sourcing of textures and shaders, using photographs as reference. Wall sockets, pencils, books, Filing cabinets - everything needed to be created from scratch. Sometimes to add the look of realism, you need to add a sense of chaos to a scene, so desks were made individualised with picture frames and stationary varying each one. Despite knowing a lot of the finer details will be missed by the users, I believe in "future proofing" my work, so just in case that "close up" shot needs getting, the models are ready to go.

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Will often includes pop culture references in his eLearning courses, and this project was no exception - the whole thing took on a Jurassic Park theme, with references in every direction. I also added various other objects to the scene that would become "Easter eggs" for the users navigating the course.

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COMPLETION

COURSE READY

After painstakingly adjusting settings for rendering, and 110 hours of graphics card burning later, I had the complete 360° images ready to send. 

The course itself, if not available now, will be soon ready to purchase through 
compassa.co.uk.

I'd also like to thank Adam from morrowmotion.
Adam created all of the artworks and motivational posters, plus most of the health and safety signage and some image textures scattered throughout the office, not to mention a few 3d models too! Adam is a talented designer and animator, and you should check out his website (above).

THE FUTURE

STAY TUNED

Compassa will continue to push the boundaries as to what health and safety training can be, and Raven Creative will be there to bring those visions to life. With more projects in the pipeline, I look forward to sharing the next stage with you.