In the earliest stages of animation, when moving figures were created with paper (2D Animation), the art form seemed restricted to drawings and cartoons. Fast forward to today, and animation has changed to flashy, photo-realistic, or cartoonish productions for web games, movies, video games, and more.
Animation is no longer restricted to entertainment but can be used as a medium of expression or communication. For instance, animation can be used in education to explain theories and concepts to students in a way that is more engaging than a standard textbook.
What can animation do?
Animation gives you the ability to do many things.
- Provide a quick and easy visual summary
- Create attention, interest, desire, and action
- Show things from different angles that generally cannot be shown through photography
- Create models of the structure of architectural projects
What are the advantages and uses?
3D animation provides many benefits for businesses, as it can be used in marketing, advertising, and communication.
- Expression or communication is quicker and simpler
- Details are brought to the forefront
- Use it to designing products and services
- Enhances business image
- Saves time and money
- Creates a lasting impression on viewers
What industries use 3D videos?
3D animation has found its way into many industries, including infrastructure, transportation, interior design, architecture, stage shows, medicine and health care, gaming, business, and, of course, filmmaking.
A medical animation is a short educational film, usually based around a physiological or surgical topic, rendered using 3D computer graphics. It is utilized as an instructional tool for medical professionals or their patients.
Architectural animation provides a 3D view of an architectural building, along with landscaping and even moving people and vehicles.
Using computer modeling and animation to create virtual models of products and mechanical designs can save companies thousands to millions of dollars in development costs.
Forensic animation involves the animated recreation of incidents to aid investigators and help solve cases.
Animation in Education
Animation has recently become a popular tool in the classroom. Animation can increase interest and motivation in learning. Many companies and production houses have also begun to produce training content in the form of animation.