Animated Video Types
2D Animated Videos
2D animated videos are considered the original type of animation. As the name suggests, we create the videos on a two-dimensional canvas with only length and width. Most basic cartoons and animated 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 characters and objects existing in a three-dimensional world. This animation style is widely used in entertainment videos like those from Disney. Making 3D animation video can also include complex 3D diagramming like demonstrating the inner workings of a car engine. The 3D animated videos we can make for you range from simple object motion videos to lifelike animated videos.
2D in 3D Space Animated Video
In this type of video, 2D characters 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 characters.
Cartoon Animated Videos
Character animation is sometimes considered a sub-process of the broader animation process. However, its distinction comes from the fact that it brings characters to life outside of the script and wider video production process. During character animation, we will create an animated “actor or actress” who can then be “cast” into different animated videos.
Live Action Composition
Live-action compositing is a type of animated video that adds animated characters and objects to live-action footage. For example, we can film a person speaking then insert facts and figures related to the topic next to them on the screen. Similarly, we can also add animated characters, 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 animated video 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 whiteboard animation makers in the industry, and our portfolio speaks for itself.