It is the process of generating three-dimensional moving images in a digital environment. Careful manipulation of 3D models or objects is carried out within the 3D software for exporting picture sequences giving them the illusion of animation or movement. However, this is completely based on the technique used for manipulating the objects. The procedure of generating 3D is sequentially categorized into three main sections and these are modeling, layout and animation and rendering. Modeling is the phase that describes the procedure of generating 3D objects within a certain scene. Layout and animation phase describes the process followed for positioning and animating the objects within a certain scene.
Lastly, rendering described the end result or output of completed computer graphics. The process of production is successfully completed with the careful combination of the sections mentioned above and also some other sub-sections. The market is filled with several software used for the creation of 3D Animation and these range from the professional high-end ones to the affordable low-end versions.
There are different types of techniques used for creating 2D and 3D animated objects and this is another major difference between 2D and 3D Animation. Rotoscopy, Anime, onion skimming, twining, and morphing are the main techniques used in 2D Animation.
On the other hand, 3D Animation involves the use of techniques like appearance sketching, arena building, appearance modeling, abating, camera setup, texturing, alteration and bond and rendering.