We love excitement and it is the use of 3D animation in movies that adds that extra zing to the concept of watching films. To put in simple words, 3D animation is the art of creating moving images with the use of computers. Initially there was no such concept. Movies used to be boring and animation used to be done using the concept of 2D or two dimensional pictures. As technology evolved this concept came into being. The use of this technology makes movie watching a pleasurable experience. It makes the movies more appealing and interesting to the audience. It was in 1976 with the movie called “Future World” that 3D technology was used first. The term was first coined by, William Fetter, an employee at Boeing Co. It was with the release of “Toy Story” in 1996 that the concept of 3D was taken onto another level.
It is fascinating to see a 3D flick but the hard work is in creating it. Professionals dedicate months and years to create one movie. An interesting fact is that for us to perceive a complete animated film the pictures should be played at a minimum of 12 frames per second. However, it should not be faster than 70 frames per second because the human brain cannot perceive it.
Creating a computer 3D animation is not an easy task. It requires enormous expertise and technical support. For creating specialized computer animated graphics it is advisable that you contact professionals. Not only expertise in this domain but also proper technology is required. In creating 3D animation the animator is initially required to create a skeletal framework of the character, this is known as avars or animated variables.
You can try to create 3Danimations from your home PC but it will take ages for you to attain perfection. To create a skilled and perfect computer 3D animation one requires highly powered technologically advanced expensive work stations. Operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux are the most commonly used. Other equipments like motion capture, movie capture, performance capture, blue screen etc are also used for attaining perfection.