3D aircraft carrier lands prize

08:58, December 16, 2009      

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For 25-year-old Wang Hui, a mechanical engineering senior at Jinan University, Shandong Province, watching the Chinese naval exhibition of the coast of Qingdao during the 60th National Day celebrations was missing one thing: an aircraft carrier, a vessel yet to be introduced into the Chinese Navy.

"I feel so strongly about China having an aircraft carrier. So I decided to use what I know about 3D design to make one," he told the Global Times Tuesday.

Encouraged and supported by his grandfather, a retired veteran pilot with 17-year's experience, Wang and his four-member design team took three months, nine different professional 3D programs and consulting a Qingdao Dockyard shipbuilder to complete the 1.13 minute animation of his true-spec carrier, affectionately named Mao Zedong.

"It takes long time to put together an animation. Make the slightest change and it takes three days," Wang explained.

In June, Fisteam's animation was completed and their hard work paid off, taking first place in the Shandong Regionals of the Xinrui Cup National 3D Design Competition in September. Fisteam's video is currently posted on youku.com.
By Wen Ya

For 25-year-old Wang Hui, a mechanical engineering senior at Jinan University, Shandong Province, watching the Chinese naval exhibition of the coast of Qingdao during the 60th National Day celebrations was missing one thing: an aircraft carrier, a vessel yet to be introduced into the Chinese Navy.

"I feel so strongly about China having an aircraft carrier. So I decided to use what I know about 3D design to make one," he told the Global Times Tuesday.

Encouraged and supported by his grandfather, a retired veteran pilot with 17-year's experience, Wang and his four-member design team took three months, nine different professional 3D programs and consulting a Qingdao Dockyard shipbuilder to complete the 1.13 minute animation of his true-spec carrier, affectionately named Mao Zedong.

"It takes long time to put together an animation. Make the slightest change and it takes three days," Wang explained.

In June, Fisteam's animation was completed and their hard work paid off, taking first place in the Shandong Regionals of the Xinrui Cup National 3D Design Competition in September. Fisteam's video is currently posted on youku.com.

Source: Global Times
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