Simulation and 3D Visualisation of the 1994 Sydney Bushfires

Lance Leslie, Kim Lester and Bernard Pailthorpe

This still is from an animation showing the extreme weather conditions in southeast Australia during the January 1994 bushfires. The balls and ribbons are animated to indicate wind, which was being tunnelled down the Hunter Valley, thus exacerbating the fires.

This work was featured in the Governor-General's Australia Day Speech, on ABC-TV, 26th January, 1995.

This visualisation was done at Sydney VisLab with AVS by Kim Lester, Sydney VisLab.