In 3D Graphics, 3D Modeling is a process whereby 3D Mesh objects are shaped in an 3D environment (environment containing x, y and z space) by a mathematical coordinate placement system which defines a the Mesh Object via points in the 3D space.
The product is known as 3D Mesh Object. It can be Rendered out to a 2D Image by complex rendering engines in 3D Software, this process is known as 3D Rendering. The Modeling process of manipulating and constructing geometric data for 3D Modeling is similar classic art sculpting, in a virtual space.
Time is one of the biggest challenges in today’s market place, the time it takes to market your product– getting your special product to the end user before your competitors does is of essence, and one of the chief defining factors of your product’s success . 3D Modeling will cut the development time and will enable you to pitch your idea to the market first.
3D Modeling radically shortens the development time and can be used either to illustrate or showcase the product while sign off on the concept from top management.
3D Animation allows us to render imaginary, virtual worlds where anything is possible, inanimate objects can move and talk with humanlike characteristics, movies like “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Ratatouille” are good examples of this. These movies are entirely made possible through 3D Animation software and computers, 3D Animation is truly at the pinnacle of creative design.
3D Production is however not just limited to Hollywood Corporations like Pixar and DreamWorks, there are countless small application from simple Logo Stings, Product Simulation, Architectural Visualization Fly-throughs to excitable animated characters, where 3D animation is both a convenient and cost effective tool for storytelling and to sell or market products.
When 3D Production is mixed with camera footage by using 3D Compositing Techniques we dive into the realm of 3D CGI Effects. “The Matrix” was one of the first movies that entirely hinged on these Effects. Through the use of 3D Animation we can combine real and 3D Production Footage in ways that are impossible or would be unpractical due to budget constraints. A giant Company Logo for instance can now be placed on a skyscraper with a squadron of “Rooivalk” helicopters flying by; this is all made possible by 3D Animation, 3D Modeling and Compositing without costing a fortune.