Ready to make an animated video but not sure what style of production is right for you? In this article, we explore the advantages of 2D animation. You’ll learn about all the production reasons why people decide to create 2D animated videos instead of 3D animation or live action videos.
What are the advantages of making 2D animation?
2D Animated Videos Are Fast To Produce
When you compare the production timelines for 2D animation and 3D animation, 2D animated videos have a big advantage because they are much quicker to produce. Simple 2D animated videos can be produced in a few days or weeks.
3D animated videos have more steps in the production process and require a lot more time to accurately create details, add motion design, and render out the final animation. 3D animation can take weeks, months, a year or longer to produce.
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2D Animated Videos Are Easy To Change
As long as someone has all of the original project files, any video animator or designer can help you make the edits. That’s a huge advantage 2D animation has over 3D animated projects (or live action videos).
On the other hand, if you filmed a video and want to make changes, you would need to book the same location, hire the same actors & film crew to come in to re-film your scenes. This is not nearly as quick, easy and cost effective as hiring an animator to make a few edits from their laptop.
Faster Production = Lower Production Cost
One of the biggest advantages of 2D animation is that 2D animated videos can be made by individuals or small teams in just a few weeks. This helps keep keep your video production costs low.
3D animated videos can take months or years to produce and requires a large, expensive team.
Live action videos can be quick to produce. However, assembling a professional team on site with all their equipment quickly surpasses the production costs associated with 2D animation.
Still have questions about the advantages of 2D animation?
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Want to learn more about 2D animated videos?
We have a comprehensive guide that answers all the questions we receive about 2D animated videos. The guide answers popular questions like:
- How do you make a 2d animated video?
- How long does it take to make a 2d animated video?
- Why do businesses make 2D animated videos?
- And more!
Check out the 2D animated video guide here!
What is Video Igniter Animation?
Video Igniter Animation is an online animated video production service. By working with our team online, you can get your custom animated video produced faster and for less than hiring a brick and mortar animation studio.
Now that you understand the advantages of 2D animation, check out our animated video portfolio of 2D animated videos!
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2D Animation Success Stories & Testimonials
“Video Igniter offered us the critical combination of creative value, clear communication, and patience with stakeholder feedback. We ended up with truly high-quality design assets for our video series largely due to the extra level of commitment — and the right balance of efficiencies with flexibility in the process when called for.”
Larry Schlessinger – Sr. Creative Program Manager, Amazon Web Services
“Video Igniter came to us with a number of creative and engaging ideas and were able to create an exciting, impactful video in a short period of time. And the best part was that it cost much less than other options of similar quality. The video they made is a great marketing tool for us.”
Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems
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