The what and why of 2.5D animation / explainer videos
Animation is a process of creating motion and shape change in art. There are various animation styles, and 2.5D animation is one of them. In 2.5D animation, 3D objects are combined with 2D objects to create the illusion of 3D space. This animation style is halfway between 2D and 3D animation, hence the name “2.5D” or aka “Isometric”.
2.5 D animation is a great way to add depth and realism to your videos without having to go through the trouble of creating an entirely 3D animation. By using 2.5 D techniques, you can give your videos a more polished and professional look without having to spend a fortune on special effects. So, if you’re looking to add a little bit of extra polish to your videos, be sure to check out 2.5 D animation!
With this animation style, you can make 2D objects look like they’re in 3D. Through the clever application of shadowing, layering, and perspective adjustments, among many other techniques, an animator can add volume to a 2D object and completely change how it looks.
The result is a cool illusion that makes your characters and objects look like they’re in 3D. This style of animation comes in handy when you want to create more visually engaging content but don’t have the option of animating in 3D because of time or budgetary constraints
What’s the Difference Between 2D, 2.5D, and 3D Animation?
2D animation is the oldest and most basic form of animation. In this style, you have a flat background and flat characters who communicate your message. Although it may seem simple, 2D animation is highly effective for storytelling and capturing an audience’s attention.
2.5D or Isometric animation is a blend of 2D and 3D animation techniques. You still have a flat background, but your characters and objects look like they are three-dimensional. This gives the 3D elements more focus and visual appeal.
3D animation is the most complex, time-consuming form & costly form of animation. It involves many more steps in the production process than the other two types of animation. However, it also offers the greatest character and background depth.
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Clapstick Media - One of the pioneers in 2.5D animation videos.
Clapstick Media was one of the few pioneers to have adopted this isometric explainer video style very early on. From 2015 we are designing top notch isometric animation videos for clients like Chevrolet, ISUZU, IBM and more. This carefully crafted style requires high standard of planning, visualization, illustration and very complex animation techniques. The time required to design this style of videos are hence relatively more than their frequented motion graphics counterparts.
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