S&S Power Switchgear Limited is a leading manufacturer and exporter of high voltage disconnecting switches. These disconnectors are installedÂ by their customers using an installation guide. Till recently, this guide used to be printed instructions which often resulted in incorrectÂ assembling and testing, leading to delays. This is when S&S Power contacted Nextwave Multimedia to produce a video installation guide for twoÂ of their disconnector products – 123kV and 245kV.
The video was shot in HD with two cameras at their Pondicherry factory, covering the entire process – from unpacking the parts to assemblingÂ the various components and finally, testing. Voice-over and graphics aid in the communication. There are many activities during installationÂ which are critical, and these needed to be explained in detail and with utmost clarity. 3D animation is used extensively for such areas andÂ also for explaining the installation sequence and testing, etc. The 3D animation was developed using ‘Blender’, the Open Source software.
The final product is an interactive DVD with options to view theÂ installation guide as a single video, explaining the process from start to finish in a linear flow, or to view videos of specific activities.