Like most other fields, use of 3D animations is growing in popularity propelled by advances in digital technologies and software development. For a long time the preserve of the entertainment industry, 3D engineering animations now bring to life mechanical objects and machines, showing how they actually work, making it simple to explain the concepts on the one hand, but more importantly, also facilitating the process of bringing concepts to life by the same medium. There are many types of 3D engineering animations or product animations, each type suitable for specific purposes and applications.
All this is fine. But what are the key benefits of 3D animation?
Well, there are several benefits and one can start right from the beginning – at the concept stage.
Having listed all the advantages, one must also examine if there are any disadvantages. While there do not appear to be many, one key disadvantage is that it lacks the ability to touch and feel like a real model or mock-up which anyways costs higher than the 3D animation of the same.
To sum up, 3D engineering animations offer many advantages keeping in step with emerging technologies. This is certainly the way forward.