3D Animation Pricing Guide

This guide’s goal is to help you understand a common question-What should an animation cost?

Pricing Components of an Animation, Animated Explainer Videos, and 3D Flythroughs

Creating an animation can be a very complex process. The number of variables that each project contains can cause the prices to fluctuate drastically. Here are just a few of the variables which can play into the total cost of an animation.

    • The inclusion of moving parts, people and vehicles
    • The Length of the animation
    • Complexity of the models and scene involved in the animation
    • The style of animation
    • Render Time

    Moving Parts, People, and Vehicles

    Animations are generally made up of a moving 3D camera, moving people, moving vehicles with a stationary set.  The more complex the moving parts become the more you can expect to pay for a render.  Even when sets are stationary there is a great deal of thought and effort which has to go into the setup and execution of each scene.

    Complexity of Models:

    The creation of the 3D sets as well as the moving 3D models is a time consuming process.  Generally, the difference between creating a complex set and creating a basic set will incur moderate price increases.  Contrarily, creating a detailed, realistic human animation will be far more costly than the animation of something much simpler, for example, an automobile.

    Length of Animation

    The length of an animation is a very important factor in the price of 3D animations.  Across the board as an animation becomes longer the price will increase, this is caused by a couple of factors.  Number 1 is the longer an animation is the more detail will generally be required.  Beyond that render time is impacted drastically.

    Render Time

    Each animation has a frame rate of around 30 frames per second.  If each from requires 10 minutes to render adding just one second of animation can require an additional 5 hours of rendering. If you were to extrapolate this to adding a minute of animation you are now looking at an additional 12 and a half days of rendering time.

    Picking a Company

    When picking a 3D animation company make sure you do your research.  It is important to find a company with a good track record and lots of examples to show.  One of the complaints we have heard over and over is that it ended up costing more trying to go the cheap route.  Outsourcing over seas can be a great way to save money, however in the long run, you often face communication challenges and an overall lesser product as a result.

    RealSpace 3D Animation Services

    RealSpace 3D is a full-service animation company which has been around for 9 years.  We offer high resolution, realistic rendering for real estate marketing, instructional videos, and animated explanations.  Check out our 3D Animation and Flythrough Services page for more details.

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    RealSpace 3D Architectural Animation Services and Video Production

    We offer top quality HD video production services, drone videos composited with CG renders, and marketing level 3D animated flythroughs which we have become renowned for across the industry.

    What is a 3D animation

    3D animation is the use of computer software to create fluid, computer generated videos.  One of the most well-known examples of 3d animation would be the work Pixar has done for their movies.  What we do is based on the same principles however applied for showcasing various marketing applications, using animation to explain complicated concepts.  Animations are great learning aids and can quickly and effectively tell a story which words or pictures can not.  RealSpace’s specialty is undoubtedly our ability to create architectural animations, we are one of the industry leaders in the creation of animations thanks in part to our rendering technology which allows us improved rendering time over other companies.  In addition to our animations, we often create drone videos containing superimposed animations of future developments and professional filming to showcase surrounding neighborhoods

    3D animations also referred to as fly throughs or walk throughs are one of the best ways to communicate the excitement of an architectural project, product, invention, or idea. Whether guiding potential buyers through a new development or showcasing a new franchise opportunity, 3D animations are a great way to bring your project to life.

    RealSpace offers extremely high quality 3D animations with optional scriptwriting and narration. We offer all our animations in 720p HD format with the possibility of going to full 1080p HD.

    Virtual Reality Services for Real Estate Development

    What is Virtual Reality for Real Estate?

    Virtual Reality is an interactive viewing experience allowing the user the freedom to look around a virtual space.  This is technology is extremely useful in video games and more recently the implications of it’s usefulness are being felt in Real Estate.

    Virtual Reality Rendering Services for Real Estate have gone mainstream and if you aren’t using it you may be needing to play catch up.  We believe that the future of new construction real estate is soon going to depend on the use of Virtual Reality.

    Production Process

      1. You send any plans, sketches, or reference materials.
      2. We complete the 3D model and provide you a storyboard of the animation.
      3. You provide any feedback on the 3D model and storyboard.
      4. We provide you a low-resolution first draft of the animation.
      5. You provide feedback.
      6. We provide you the full quality final animation.

    What affects animation costs?

    Animations are one of the most complex aspects of 3d rendering, a single image can be modified fairly easily using photoshop; however, creating an animation can take weeks and render times can be astronomical.  Find out more about what affects the cost of animations with this animation pricing guide.

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