About 3D

There is a vast difference between 3D animation and traditional and 2D animation. The technical skills required for 3D animation are also different from those required for traditional or 2D animation.

 In traditional animation, one is required to have drawing skillsand these are not really necessary to be a 3D animator. However, all of them require a good understanding of the principles of composition and movement.

 3D animation is also called CGI or computer generated images. The frames of the animation are a series of images that have been generated using computers.It is possible to create extremely realistic objects and scenes by using 3D animation.

 Here is how it works:

  • Posing the models on specific key frames is the first step of getting started with 3D animation. Then the computer would calculate and use the interpolation method between the frames in order to create movement.
  • Once this is done, each frame would need to be rendered individually. This process may take a lot of time and would depend on the quality of the images being used.
  • It is important to note that unlike traditional animation, the animator needs to be aware of the entire character at all times even if certain body parts are not visible.

 The frame rate is another factor that sets 3D animation apart. Traditional animations work on 2's and would need a new drawing every 2 frames. On the other hand, 3D animations are smooth always.