Product Animation and Virtual Reality

Virtual reality for product renderings

Virtual Reality or “VR” is not a very new technology but due to recent technology advancements it is available and affordable to anyone!

For as little as $10, someone can simply turn their smartphone into a VR headset and view any 3D file in virtual reality.

How does Virtual Reality work?

Virtual reality headsets basically create 2 images of the same scene at a slightly different view angle for each. This tricks your eyes into thinking that what they are viewing is real.

view inside vr headset
virtual reality part view
what virtual reality looks like

Why is virtual reality important?

Over the years we’ve found that a lot of our clients find it difficult to visualize their design because they are not 3D designers like we are. Sometimes when we design something for a client, they receive the part and realize that they forgot to inform us about an important design aspect. We then need to change the design and 3D print another one. With VR, clients can view their design from any angle before we send it to 3D print. They can point out any concern they have before 3D printing or mold making and manufacturing. Obviously, this saves a lot of time and money for our clients because we avoid 3D printing parts with design errors.

Some examples of the virtual reality files for our product renderings are below. Add an affordable VR headset from Google Cardboard and a smartphone to explore them in immersive 3D.

There are heaps more on our sketchfab account you can browse through!

We also help our clients with crowdfunding campaigns to help them fund their projects. Imagine how engaged potential investors would be in your product if they can view it in 3D virtual reality!

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Some examples of our interactive virtual renderings

Product animation services offered at J-CAD Inc.

JCAD can create all sorts of product animations. Just some of the projects we’ve worked on in the past include; 3D product animations, 3D renderings, 3D fly-throughs, architectural visualizations, 3D virtual tours for interior design, 3D character animations, Multimedia visual presentations including voice-over, titles and music, medical animations and 3D walk-throughs.

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Why are animations of your products so important?

Improves understanding

Photo realistic 3D visualizations and animations help to provide insight into how the product would appear in real life. When created during the design phase, it makes it easier to the display the designs’ texture and other critical appearances of the product. When it comes to architectural buildings, it helps to show every floor, the landscape, the elevations and other critical areas of the structure before building it.

This is very instrumental in helping your potential investors understand the functionality and appearance of your product. This makes convincing them a lot easier than it would be if you only used a 2D drawing.

Improves functionality

Photo realistic visualizations and animations help you to identify all the flaws that might exist in your current design before making any parts. You can use the product animation to get feedback on the current design and apply the feedback you get to a re-design. This saves a lot of time and money because you can remedy the flaws before going to production.

Improves understanding

Photo realistic 3D visualizations and animations help to provide insight into how the product would appear in real life. When created during the design phase, it makes it easier to the display the designs’ texture and other critical appearances of the product. When it comes to architectural buildings, it helps to show every floor, the landscape, the elevations and other critical areas of the structure before building it.

Product Renderings and Animation

Our clients love 3D product renderings and animations as they’re generally cheaper than 3D printing parts. If you are unable to afford to 3D print or prototype your part or product idea then making an animation or 3D still image rendering might be the better option. With an animation and/or rendering you can attract investors to help you pay for the 3D printing, prototyping & manufacturing mass production. Product animations and visualization renders aim to help them understand how your new product will benefit consumers and the functionality and intended use of the product.

Even with a small budget you can still turn their idea into reality. Now with our latest virtual reality offerings, 3D renderings are the next best thing to holding a prototype of your product in your hands.

Call us today to speak to our rendering and animation experts regarding your animation project. They will be able to answer all of your questions and quote your project.

Some examples of our product renderings and animations are below:

Animated Product Demo Videos

What are animated product videos?

Product Design VS Animation

Product Exploded View Animation

Now here is where we take things to the next level with exploded view animation, and it is exactly what it sounds like.

It’s making an animation super active and giving it multiple functions instead of a flowing singular image.

It offers the viewer capabilities of rotating items or products 360 degrees, changing color, opening and closing doors, and so on, or taking an item apart and putting it back together to view internal structures during the animation to show off its functionality.

It really is super cool to see, and just takes your animation to a new dimension.

You can know for sure it’ll place your business at a level above your competitors.

Product Animation Examples

Product Videos for Marketing

How to Make 3D Product Animations (And Why You Should Use an Expert Instead of Doing It Yourself)

Numerous tools can be used to make your 3D animations such as Autodesk 3D Max, After Effects and Aurora 3D to mention a few.

It’s not a simple task and the very basic steps are as follows:

  1. Ensure your Model/ image/clip is ready
  2. (images are best when they have flat surfaces and are high resolution)
  3. Create a main composition with solid background
  4. Install your model
  5. Transform and fit your image/ model to the screen size
  6. Add light and shadows
  7. Change positions of light and image to add depth
  8. Drop your element effect or grid on the solid
  9. Add features one at a time
  10. Add and edit the environment
  11. Animate the model by using rotation, slow pins and movement- be careful not to duplicate in one roll.
  12. Render to complete.

Why Use a Professional?