What is 3D product video & animation
3D product video and animation are the perfect way to bring your product to life. Whether you’re looking for an outstanding, interactive website banner or videos for your social media, 3D animation will ensure your product rises above the competition, catapulting your brand to success.
How To Prepare Your Project
Do your researchCarrying out effective research is the first vital step that will allow us to get your project off to a great start, executing your vision to perfection. There are a range of platforms that may be useful in your research and when browsing, keep the following questions in mind.
- What is the primary purpose of your product animation?
- Do you need a voiceover for your animation?
- Where is your animation going to be used?
- What style and mood would you like to convey?
YouTube & Vimeo
YouTube is perhaps the best platform to turn to for video and animation inspiration. Take a look at a range of ads and videos both within and outside of your niche. Brainstorm ideas until you have a good idea of what you would like your video to look like and how it will stand out within your industry.
Equally, social media is a powerful tool home to an abundance of information and ideas. Sites like Facebook and Twitter, and especially visual platforms such as Instagram can be a great source of inspiration. Send us your bookmarks or links to help us understand your vision fully.
Create a briefCreating a brief for your 3D product animation project is important to ensure effective communication throughout the process. A well set out brief allows us to get a more accurate idea of the vision you have in mind, ensuring the project will be executed efficiently and correctly.
Start your project
Submit your briefOnce your brief is completed in whichever format you prefer, the next step is to send it across for review. During this stage, I will take a detailed look through your brief and familiarize myself with your project’s unique needs, before providing an estimate for your bespoke 3D product animation.
Receive price estimateYour detailed estimate will clearly define not only the approximate overall price for your project, but a proposed timeframe for the work to be completed within. Your estimate will be carefully broken down into sections to help you understand exactly what you will be paying for. If you’re happy, you will be able to approve your quote with the click of a button. Take a look at our sample estimate if you’d like to familiarize yourself with this stage further.
Meet us onlineMeeting us online could not be easier. We are available to talk to you from 8 AM – 6 PM, Mon. – Fri. You can schedule your video meeting with us depending on where you are calling from and we can meet online to go through details of your project. All calls are recorded for your convenience and you can review the information we will go through after the call is finished. See below what time would worked best for you.
Deposit invoiceDue to the complex nature of our work, we only consider jobs where a deposit is agreed upon and received. The deposit required will typically be 50-100% of your job’s total price, depending on how you want to exchange the files, through out the project. Deposits can be paid via wire payment or bank transfer. We also accept PayPal payment; however this option requires an additional transaction fee which you will find detailed on your invoice.
Our 3D product animation process
Reference imagesGood reference images will lay the foundations for any successful 3D product animation project. Taking proper reference images does not need to be difficult, and can easily be achieved by snapping some shots of your product from a variety of angles. Although it is important that your reference images are of a good quality, there’s no need to worry about perfection; reference images can easily be taken using your smartphone.
3D model as referenceYour manufacturer may already have existing 3D models used in the process of manufacturing your project. Requesting these 3D files can effectively speed up the process of your project; depending on their suitability, we may be able to use these existing 3D models for your project. Alternatively, they can serve as a great reference for us when creating new ones. Most common 3D files are the following: .3DM .FBX .STL .OBJ .STP or we can also consider any 3D files they can provide us with.
Send us your productAlternatively, you may prefer to ship us your products. With 3D product video aninimation, having a physical product is not essential, but is always a bonus. If you would like to send us your product, please use a reputable courier company and send us the tracking number to ensure your product arrives safely. Please also include your return address so we can send your products back to you.
Keep in mind
- Pack your product well to avoid damage
- Use a reputable shipping company
- Send us your tracking number
- Include your return address