3D graphics are three-dimensional and as opposed to 2D graphics, they display volume.
A good example would be that 2D graphics resemble paintings while 3D graphics look more like sculptures.
We have become familiar with both types of graphics thanks to Walt Disney and Pixar movies, among others.
The first 3D movie shown in a theater was Toy Story which was a huge deal because for the first time animated stories came with textures, lighting, shadows and volumes. And this really caught the attention of the spectator.
Making 3D graphics is a complex process, but it can be summed up in the following steps:
To create the animated character (as in the example of the sculpture)
- Modeling: we shape it using modeling clay.
- exturing: we use paint brushes to color and add texture with each stroke.
- Rigging: we create a skeleton for the 3D model to move.
- Animation: the next step is adding movement and facial expressions. Our character comes to life.
As you can tell, it all started with the common objective of entertaining, but nowadays we take it a step further. At Smile and Learn we make good use of this, in order to improve education quality for the little ones. This tool can contribute in them having a clearer vision of what they’re learning.
Our games offer learners the chance to view a 3D heart from every angle; to peer into cell types in order to understand their components and to look closely at the process of photosynthesis in great detail.
These are just few examples of what is featured on our platform, but there’s a lot more.
Plenty of fascinating projects keep coming up, to help children learn while enjoying themselves.