The Queen of Sweden Web Tour

Client – Douglas McElvogue (TrenDive)

Sponser – Historic Scotland and Shetland Museums

CGI – Grant Cox (ArtasMedia)

Software – 3DS Max/Vray/Photoshop

The Drottningen af Swerige, or ‘Queen of Sweden’, is a Swedish East Indiaman wrecked in 1745. The ship had left Gothenberg in Sweden and was on route to China when it hit a rock at the southern entrance to Lerwick harbour, Shetland and sank. The wreck was partially salvaged at the time of its wrecking and subsequently in the 1970’s, 90’s and more recently in 2016. The site is a well-known dive site enjoyed by local and visiting divers. It is arguably the best-preserved known wreck of a vessel of the Swedish East Indiaman in Scottish waters.

The model was built in 3DS Max and rendered with Vray. Panoramic shots from under the water and large high resolution tiles were rendered to form the base of the online web tour experience. Photogrammetry was also assembled to create an interactive assemblage that can be navigated through by a new boundary feature developed for this project.

Explore the virtual dive site here!