The animation process-start to finish

One question that I’m frequently asked by animation clients relates to the process used to create the piece from start to finish. In other words, clients want to know how the animation progresses from initial concept, to the final completed animation. The first step is always...

Heart stents

A recent project related to creating 3D illustrations (or, photos) of heart stents for one of the leading firms developing this medical technology. Different then many of the projects I work on, this client actually had manufactured heart stents already. That is, I didn’t have to...

Adding realistic people 2

This post continues the discussion from the previous article, relating to things to consider when adding realistic 3D people to illustrations and animations. There is a broadcast commercial currently running on the major networks for an allergy medication that you may have seen....

Adding realistic people to 3D illustrations and animations

One question that comes up fairly often relates to the challenge of including realistic people in 3D illustrations and animations. Because of this, I’m going to make this a three part post, starting off with a discussion of the challenges of including people, and then moving on...

The 3D proofing process: use of white models

When I have a really complex 3D illustration or animation project I frequently start the process with what is known as a “white model”. A white model is exactly what the name implies: a 3D model that is all in white. Actually, it is all in gray tones but it appears to the eye to...

Animations in Powerpoint

Many of my 3D animations are deployed in PowerPoint by my clients. They are usually used in marketing presentations but also used for training and education. In fact, many times the same animation is used for both purposes within a company, but that is another blog post. Recently...