Architectural animation brings your thoughts near reality.
3D animation is also used in the simulation for architectural designs or manufacturing new products. A computer-generated building is created along with landscaping and sometimes, even with moving people and vehicles. Unlike an architectural rendering, which is a single image from a single point of view, an architectural animation is generally a series of hundreds or even thousands of still images played simultaneously in order to produce a video. This can all be done before the project is built giving designers and stakeholders a realistic view of the completed project. Architectural renderings are often used along with architectural animation.
The process of creating an architectural animation is generally standard across the industry:
– A storyboard will be created showing the path of the animation, this allows for the project to have a clear scope of work and an estimation of how much time it is going to take.
– Once completed, the general 3D structure of the animation sequence is created and textures, materials & details are applied. Single still frame images are usually presented to the client at this stage and tweaks are made to the design so the structure, materials, and colors are correct.
– Once accepted by the client, the images that form the sequence are created and stitched together, edited, and presented.