Recent Tech Advancements & Use Cases of 3D Animation

Shiju George, Founder & Partner, Kyeesha Techno Solutions Kyeesha Techno Solutions is a Bangalore-based Mechanical & Industrial Engineering solutions company providing end-to-end services in Product Development, Reverse engineering,3D Printing, Sales& Marketing for CAD, CAM, & CAE softwares, and 3D printers.

How best to describe the industry of animation, in the last twenty years? Turbulent and ever changing. Animation, from the inside, is all about life and art this is what we tell ourselves as artists, anyway but from the outside, animation is led by technology. Advanced technology itself has evolved faster in the last ten years than it had for a hundred years beforehand. Just as iPhones, nano-technology, computers and internet have launched our everyday lives into the very techy, very digital future, it has also taken with it the art of animation.

One quite spectacular tool,(which,as a self-proclaimed traditional artist, I very much approve of) is the 3D printer. The 3D printer is,in my opinion, among the very peaks of our current technological feats. A 3D printer allows us to recreate 3dimensional computer models - of any form - into scaled, plastic models, all with a slightly complicated, currently expensive, but none-the-less miraculous push of a button.

3D printer can be questionable in the wrong hands. It has become one of the fastest ways to produce weapons from scratch - but on the very same hand, is at the forefront of medical technology, creating bodily organs the same way. What I love best about the 3D printer, however - aside the fact that it can create anything - is that it is revolutionizing the way studios can produce stop-motion animation.

Animation is all about generating a chain of drawings or pictures taken by way of a simulation procedure for creating movement. It is a type of optical illusion through which we are able to see still images or drawings moving. The procedure involves the manifestation of motion as a result of displaying still pictures or photographs one after the other at the rate of 24 pictures per second. A video program or motion
picture is considered one of the most common methods of presenting animation. However, there are various other forms that can be used for presenting animation.

Animations greatest strength is its flexibility. If you wanted to film on a mountaintop, you’d have to hire film crews, helicopter units and a large team to bring all that film gear up the mountain. With animation, you can animate that scene for a fraction of the cost. Your imagination is your only limitation. Animated marketing videos are also a fantastic way to communicate a message that may be difficult to explain other than by using conceptual animation.

It is important that the progress is closely monitored at each and every stage throughout the project cycle to rule-out any scope for imperfections

3D Animation has come a long way in recent years. In his research work 'The Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine’, author Tim Vernon lists the benefits of 3D Modelling and animation in the medical field. Research shows that when Video is combined with animation, this synergistic pairing can vastly extend the visual capability of 2D images or live-action video. With 3D animation, the view can often see inside, in and around any anatomical or cellular structure.

The 3D animations services consist of different features such as 3D Media, Web Media, Marketing Media, Mobile Media and Outsourcing Media. For Example the 3D modelling animations displays different effects such as the movement of the lips and physical body that can deliver great entertainment to the viewers. The use of 3D animation can not only attract the viewers for the particular product or service but also can showcase the overall standard and vision of your business. The 3D animation services are one of the amazing methods not only for a specific product or service but also for an organization.

One of the greatest challenges faced by today’s medical and healthcare industry is in finding an easy way to communicate essential information. As more and more secrets are being discovered about the human body, there is an increasing need to convey those discoveries to wider audiences, which includes both medical professionals and common people. 3D animation has successfully fulfilled this need with the use of advanced technology. With the arrival of 2D and 3D animation, medical and healthcare industry has witnessed a significant improvement and growth.

Mechanical product 3D animation techniques need to be of the highest quality to ensure that the end-result is realistic and error-free. Also, it is pretty important that the progress is closely monitored at each and every stage throughout the project cycle to rule-out any scope for imperfections.

In most cases, 3D animation procedures commence with an input from the client that may include animation narration or a story board. At times, these inputs may also be accompanied by hand drawings and/or 2D CAD models. The animation team first creates 3D models as per the client's preference, following which they apply the material properties to these 3D models. In the next stage, the animation team defines all the camera angles and sets the lightning. The completed composite is then dispatched to the client for approval. If approved, the team along with the design engineers renders final 3D product animation.