Animated Video Types
2D Animated Videos
2D animated videos are considered the original type of animation. As the name suggests, we create video content on a two-dimensional canvas with only length and width. Most basic animation and motion graphics videos also fall under this category and are made using traditional animation techniques like frame-by-frame drawing, scene development, and image compositing.
3D Animated Videos
3D video has three-dimensional objects existing in a three-dimensional world. This animation style is widely used in advertising and entertainment videos like those from Disney. Making 3D animation videos requires storyboard, 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. The 3D animations can range from simple motion videos to life-like animations.
2D in 3D Space Animated Video
In this type of video, 2D visuals exist in a 3D space. For instance, the character can walk towards you or into the screen, or they can turn around 360 degrees within the 3D space. This type of video is useful when a sense of depth is needed in a video but while retaining simple 2D graphics.
Basic Animation Videos
We understand that animation is sometimes considered a sub-process of the broader animation process. However, its distinction comes from the fact that it brings animations to life outside of the script and wider video production process. During animation, we will create visuals that can then be “cast” into different animation videos.
Live Action Composition
Live-action compositing is a type of animated video that adds graphics to live-action footage. For example, we can film a person speaking, then insert graphics related to the topic next to them. Similarly, we can also add animation, whether 2D or 3D, to appear to interact with a live actor, object, or environment.
Photo animation uses animation techniques to add motion to still pictures. For example, we can take an image of a logo and animate it so that the logo appears to move. This type of video is used when you want to add a sense of motion and depth to still photos that may otherwise lack a sense of distinctiveness
Stop Motion Animation
Stop motion animation uses a time-intensive process of physically manipulating objects to create a sense of motion. Each time the object is moved, it is photographed. The object can be moved and shot this way hundreds or even thousands of times. We then combine and edit these photos to create a sense of continuous animated motion.
Motion graphics animation techniques to add motion to static graphics. These graphics can be words, shapes, or any other simple graphics. The concept focuses on animating graphics in a way that creates an engaging and interactive viewing experience. An example of motion graphics is the opening and closing credits that most videos have.
Whiteboard Video Animation
Whiteboard videos are an intuitive animation style that uses hand drawn illustrations which are animated on a white board. This versatile style is very popular with non-profits and small business looking for a cheaper way to make animated videos. Creamy Animation is one of the top animation makers in the industry, and our portfolio speaks for itself.