Super Mario in 2D, 3D and Stereoscopy. Copyright© Nintendo. Can you see the difference?
Each project is uniquely different and can be very time consuming and complicated. Below are the general steps taken during an average 3D project.
- Concept and Storyboarding - The process of drawing out the idea through a series of 2D pictures to help tell the story.
- Modeling - The process in which the 2D idea is converted into a 3D mesh.
- Texturing - When the colors, materials and designs are added to the finished model.
- Rigging and Skinning - Rigging is where the underlying skeleton and controls are created in order to move the subject. Skinning is the process of attaching the model to the rig so that the subject can be manipulated by the controls.
- Animation - The process of moving the subject like actors or puppeteers.
- Lighting - The process of of enhancing the mood and emotion to each scene by illuminating the subject.
- Camera Setup and Animation - The point of view of the artist to the audience for maximum storytelling effect.
- Special FX - The really fun process of blowing something up, melting, morphing, etc.
- Rendering - The most important step, which is where the graphics are made and exported.
- Compositing - Where the final renders are brought into compositing programs to edit and touch up.
- Editing and Final Output - The final step. This is where the composited renders and music are compiled together to make sure everything is in synchronization.
HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?
In a nutshell, 3D will make you stand out from your competitors by utilizing new technology, while giving your brand a modern and fresh look. 3D is hard to create, and not everyone can create nice, clean and inspiring 3D. This technology isn't relevant for every project, but is a lot of fun to create and work with.
Be sure to contact us to find out if 3D is right for you!