Variations In 2D & 3D Video Animations


Video animation is a complex process. When you come across any sort of animation on a large or small scale, you would think about how much time and effortshave been involved in producing the final product. Animators have to undergo a rigorous process to achieve the desired result that fulfills their clients’ demands. The distinct techniques used to produce animations are generally classified under the type of video being developed. Nevertheless, animation is broadly classified into 2D and 3D Video animation. The procedure and techniques required for each of these vary drastically.Here, I provide a more elaborate explanation regarding the differences between the two.

The major difference between both types

Most people considerthat 3D animations might refer to those videos which require you to wear 3D glasses. However, it is entirely a misconception. In a3D animation,the character or theobject has a greater range of motion once it has been completed, i.e., a three dimensional perspective. In contrast, the 2D animation is plain and does not depict a wide variety of actions.

How a 2D video is created?2d video animation

2D animations have been in use since ages. Initially, 2D referred to pencil drawings made by an artist for various scenes which were then compiled into a film. These were painted on clear plastic sheets which would later be compiled and made to run as a film. Traditional cartoon were usually created in this manner. (Do you remember old versions of Tom and Jerry?)

Nowadays, the entire 2D animation is created using computer softwares. Whether it is about drawing the object or to color it, you just need access to computer. The software makes frames to define all sequences of events and then make them run together at the desired speed.

How to develop a 3D video?

3d video animation

This form of animation is more futuristic and adds more depth to the production. The softwares for developing 3D animations are more complex, thus you need to have an advanced knowledge to operate them. But once you know the operating procedures, you will be quickly producing the desired results in a much lesser time.

For 3D animations, it is essential to pay great attention to every small detail,since the appearance need to be as realistic as possible. The way living beings breathe, move, blink and react, the 3D animations must be able to mimic the same. The final product needs a lot of tweaking to make sure there are no deficiencies in the animation. Lastly, the software used for 3D animation can be more costly than the 2D ones as they provide you with additional features and options.

Which one is more suitable?

In 3D modeling, you have the opportunity to look at it from various angles and adjust the lighting and shadows. This option is never available to you if you opt for 2D animation. Thus the major advantage of 3D is the ability to construct real-time characters with whom the audience can relate more easily. On the other hand, despite having fewer angles, 2D can work perfectly well to give the presentation a more sophisticated appearance.Although the 3D animation is being used more frequently, 2D animation is also important at various stages and is still being used in presentations, videos, cartoons and other forms of media. Thus, the suitability of 2D or 3D animation purely depends on the type of product you are going to produce!

Author Bio: Hilary Addison is a software developer and Animated Video Maker from USA having own business. My hobby is reading comics book as well as love to spend time at home.