Havok technology helps Poseidon get Oscar nomination

Dublin software firm Havok provided the technology behind disaster movie Poseidon, which has been nominated for an Oscar for special effects.

17th February, 2007

The Motion Picture Company used Havok’s software to make crowd scenes and fire and water simulations in Poseidon more realistic. It has been nominated for an Academy Award for visual effects in the film, which is based on the sinking of a cruise liner.

A spokeswoman for Havok said that the software was used in several of the main scenes in Poseidon, included one where the ballroom on the ship is turned upside...

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