The Entire Workflow Of Creating A 3d Cartoon Animation

Posted on June 2, 2017 By

We were all amazed by fantastic storylines, the heartwarming stories and surprising twists on cartoon films nowadays. Throughout the years, animated films and series have experienced an overhaul taking the simple 2D design into a surrealistic 3D world where things come into life and they have all the attributes that make them unique. 3D Cartoon Animation is the trend for most films right now. Be it a fully animated film or a mixture of real and animated, Computer Generated Interface graphics has become the standard for high quality films that both children and their parents will love. How does 3D Cartoon Animation begin?

Before you can even begin with the highly technical aspects of 3D Cartoon Animation, you need to have all the basic elements done. First and foremost, the structure or the basic illustration of the character is needed. This is the basic 2D model. This 2D model will be analyzed, edited and reedited before the creation of the 3D animation.

From the structures that make the model to the finest details, everything needs to be considered. Once the flat model is analyzed, a prototype of the model is created with the help of a workshop. This is the prototype 3D model of that character. Why is it important to have a 3D model before the 3D Cartoon Animation? Many big budget companies have this because it helps in creating the smoothest movements, the perfect 3D angles and designs and it makes the creation of the 3D structure easier.

What is next? Once the design has been finalized, an expert 3D modeler will create the structure. Most of the time there is a team handling 1-2 characters in 3D Cartoon Animation and in that team, there are experts handling fine details of the design. Once created, the structure will be subject to the story board which has been done prior to this process. The story board will provide the flow of the story and the shots. Programs for 3D animation are quite pricey. Aside from these aspects, additional effects are also created with individual software. From the simplest drop of water to the concept of gravity on the body and the whole scene, all are created to make it look hyper realistic. The design will all depend on the storyline.

The 3D Cartoon Animation will then undergo sound design, SFX, VFX, dubbing and rendering. All elements from the movement of the hair to the twinkle in the eyes are considered to create a real ambience in the 3D Cartoon Animation and not just a flat image that talks or moves.

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