Animations for the Multimedia Museum on the Cliff in Trzesacz, Poland

Trzesacz is a small village situated on Polish West coast, near Rewal. Its main place of interest are ruins of a gothic church built at the turn of XIV and XV century, about 2 kilometers from the seashore. Erosion process caused the cliff to deteriorate and the shore got closer and closer to the church. Last mass was held on 2nd March 1874. In 1901 first wall collapsed. Further parts of the church were succesively destroyed in later years. Today, only a fragment of its southern wall remained. In 2001, in order to protect it, an artificial cliff was built.

These ruins are one of a kind in Europe.

In 2000 the Multimedia Museum on the Cliff was opened. In May 2014 it will be reopened in completely new version. For this occasion, in cooperation with New Amsterdam agency, we have created two animations, that will be an essential part of the new exposition in two of four new multimedia chambers. Below we present a series of static shots from both of the animations. Obviously, full animations are available only in the Museum.

Museum’s website

First animation illustrates the process of erosion at the seashore since XV century until present time. The most difficult part was to create coastline with realistic waves crashing the shore, as well as showing various weather conditions (from calm sea to a storm). We also didn’t forget about some neat details, such as swinging trees or realisticaly moving clouds. The animation also shows collapsing of the cliff due to waves activity. In its last part, we show the building of the artificial cliff and the observation deck.

klif 1klif 2klif 3klif 4klif 5klif 6klif 7klif 8klif 9klif 10klif 11klif 12klif 13klif 14klif 15klif 16klif 17klif 18klif 19klif 20klif 21klif 22klif 23klif 24

The second animation refers to a legend, in which the first wall of the church collapsed during an evening mass. This exact moment is shown in the animation. One can see shimmering light of candles, rain pouring and bouncing off the window panes and darkness being lit by lightnings. Meanwhile, the cliff under the wall is gradually collapsing. In the culmination the wall doesn’t stand the pressure – glass shatters, wooden frames are turned into splinters, finally the whole brick wall collapses into the sea, showing its raging waves. This all creates very dramatic mood. The main part of this animation was to simulate the wall collapse according to the laws of physics, as well as showing furious Baltic Sea.

sciana 1sciana 2sciana 3sciana 4sciana 5sciana 6sciana 7sciana 8sciana 9sciana 10sciana 11sciana 12sciana 13sciana 14sciana 15sciana 16sciana 17sciana 18sciana 19sciana 20sciana 21sciana 22sciana 23sciana 24sciana 25sciana 26sciana 27sciana 28sciana 29sciana 30sciana 31sciana 32

Check similar projects:
Animations for Kielce Technology Park, Poland