Rising is a virtual reality experience by performance artist Marina Abramović that seeks to raise consciousness about the dangers of climate change. In part of the experience, the viewer is transported to a glacier wall that begins to calve and disintegrate. For this effect, a simulation was created based on the physics of glacier collapse.

The glacier shelves and debris were procedurally generated to create an organic, natural appearance.

3D mesh view of the wall collapse simulation.

View inside the HTC Vive headset with mist and splash simulations added.

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