Animation Services, 2D and 3D animations
Bring your video to life through customized animation. MVT Productions offers creative direction and in-house production for Animation services, 2D and 3D animations. We can design effects and animations for film and video titles, element toolkits, and information graphics such as maps and diagrams.
Our expert animators use state-of-the-art design tools to create stunning animations. We can produce storyboards, create the animation and deliver the final product on videotape or electronic files.
Learn more about some of the Animation techniques
Animation techniques are incredibly varied and difficult to categorize. Techniques are often related or combined. But read on to learn about some of the many different types of animation offered by MVT Productions.
Also called cel animation, the frames of a traditionally animated movie are hand-drawn. The drawings are traced or copied onto transparent acetate sheets called cels, which are then placed over a painted background and photographed one by one on a rostrum camera. Nowadays, the use of cels (and cameras) is mostly obsolete, since the drawings are scanned into computers, and digitally transferred directly to 35 mm film. The “look” of traditional cel animation is still preserved, and the character animator’s work has remained essentially the same over the past 70 years. Because of the digital influence over modern cel animation, it is also known as tradigital animation.
Example: The Lion King
Full animation is the most widely-known style in animation, known for its realistic and often very detailed art.
Example: The Iron Giant
Limited animation is a cheaper process of making animated cartoons that does not follow a “realistic” approach.
Example: The Flintstones
The characters are usually very “cartoony”, and the animators have a lot of artistic freedom as rubber hose doesn’t have to follow the laws of physics and anatomy to the same degree as the other main styles of animation.
Example: Ren and Stimpy
A technique where animators trace live action movement, frame by frame, either by directly copying an actors outlines into an animated drawing, or use rotoscoped material as a basis and inspiration for a more fluid and expressive animation
Example: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Stop-motion animation is any type of animation which requires the animator to physically alter the scene, shoot a frame, again alter the scene and shoot a frame and so on, to create the animation. There are many different types of stop-motion animation. Some notable examples are listed below.
Example: Robot Chinken
Often abbreviated to claymation, this is a type of stop-motion animation using figures made of clay or a similar malleable material. The figures may have an armature or wire frame inside of them, similar to puppet animation (below). Alternatively, the figures may be made entirely of clay, such as in the films of Bruce Bickford where clay creatures morph into a variety of different shapes.
Example: Wallace and Gromit
A type of stop-motion animation formed by moving 2-dimensional pieces of material such as paper or cloth.
Example: South Park
Puppet animation typically involves puppet figures interacting with each other in a constructed environment, in contrast to the real-world interaction in model animation.The puppets generally have an armature inside of them to keep them still and steady as well as constraining them to move at particular joints.
Example: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Like stop motion, computer animation encompasses a variety of techniques, the unifying idea being that the animation is created digitally on a computer.
Figures are created and/or edited on the computer using 2D bitmap graphics or created and edited using 2D vector graphics. This includes automated computerized versions of traditional animation techniques such as of tweening, morphing, onion skinning and interpolated rotoscoping.
Analog computer animation
Figures are created in the computer using polygons. To allow these meshes to move they are given a digital armature (sculpture). This process is called rigging. Various other techniques can be applied, such as mathematical functions (gravity), simulated fur or hair, effects such as fire and water and the use of motion capture to name but a few.
Morph target animation