2D or 3D Animation – Confrontation or Co-existence?
People who are in search of getting animations made usually struggle between the 2 options – 2D or 3D. looking it up on internet is not all fun and games for them; as it is a war zone between 2D and 3D developers – supporting one while opposing the other or highlighting advantages and disadvantages of each other.
What are these animations?
Imagine a dragon in your mind, does it look like a colorful cartoon character from Disney or is it a monster similar to the one in game of thrones. These 2D and 3D animations are practically found everywhere, capturing our imagination and depicting things in fictional and real life.
2D and 3D refer to dimensions in the computer space; 2D is flat as they are designed on horizontal x-axis and vertical y-axis which is turned to form a line while 3D also uses the depth z-axis.
How are they different than each other? Why choose one and ignore the other? And most importantly, do you want to portray your concept through fiction or reality? Let us help you by answering these questions through their comparison of pros and cons in detail for you.
Here are some pros and cons of 2D and 3D animation
This is the oldest form of animation; many people still prefer cartoonish nature of 2Ds over other animations imitating real life.
Easy and convenient to create
Low production cost aka pocket friendly
Zero or next to none complexity
Motion communication / superior movements
Long time leads
Having put forth the advantages and disadvantages of both types of animations, it can safely be said that the two animations can co-exist. Their co-existence solely depends on the nature of the project. What really matters is choosing the option that best fits your creative vision. If you are still unable to choose between two, Multi Tech Solutions has Motion Graphics experts who can help you in this regard.
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- Anon., 2019. Animation in 2D vs. 3D – The Pros and Cons of These Two Animation Techniques, s.l.: Tresd.com.
- Morris, A., 2020. The gremlin in our head distorting 3D reality, Johns Hopkins Study, s.l.: Forbes.