I noticed that if those links are viewed in a smart phone that it is Google Cardboard ready. I highly suggest going to Walmart (etc) and picking one up ($5 or so) because the experience of physically looking around is unique.
Like many/all of us here, I've had a technical fascination about the Olympic class ships since a kid. I've never been in any marine engine spaces except quick tours of naval vessel exhibits. Therefore the level of detail wouldn't be there without this community's guidance.
There's errors I'm aware of (Such as the HP cylinder exhaust port shape, general pipe dimensions, missing and odd size pipe joints etc) and many more inconsistencies. I think, for example all the pipes would be wrapped in asbestos & painted white. So much more which could be done. Maybe I'll revisit this project in the future.
Like many here, I was hoping these spaces portrayed in Cameron's movie would have been more historically accurate. That was a big inspiration for this project. I am in turn hoping that there's another 3D person with much more talent/knowledge than I can see what I've done and do something better.
As mentioned, there are levels of detail which are hidden. But they are still important. Think of your favorite music with an obscured instrument playing in the background. It may never be noticed until it stops playing. The camera may catch a corner of something- Or even just rods or connecting piping that provide the detail. All the little things contribute to the whole.
I'm working on a video to try to show the position within the ship of Scotland Road, the tour of BR1 and the reciprocating room, up the casing and out on the Boat deck. Little fun facts along the way as to point out the function of certain valves, what the pumps in view do, engine controls etc to try and keep it interesting.
I plan to isolate different things at the end, such as the reciprocating engine and associated parts such as drain cocks, the governor, reversing mechanism, the major piping systems etc.
It will end up longer than a person's usual attention span so I think it will appeal mainly to the die-hard Titanic fans. I think it may be pretty boring for most others.
My reason for building this model/video is also a selfish one. I'll be retiring in about 4 years. It will be posted on my YouTube page, in hope of generating some post retirement work.
Time-wise, the video release is still a long way off. I'm still working out the story board for what will likely be a 40,000 to 60,000 frame movie. If I recall each frame takes about 30 minutes on average to render. Three computers share the load... Then onto editing, producing etc so you can see it will take a while.
Once that's all done and out of the way then I hope to produce a 360 stereo version. Those frames take more than an hour to render. Wow!
Well, I'm rambling on- sorry about that. Thank you for looking.