Shades and Motion - FAQ

2D Animation

2D animation creates art that creates the illusion of movements for the characters and objects within two-dimensional space.
A basic animation does not require coding, but if you want to become a great coder, you need to learn coding as well.
The level of difficulty depends on your skill set. Both have equal difficulties and comfort zones. You need to find out in which you are comfortable.
2D animation is rather time-consuming. So, if the designer is pro in the field then he/she can do the task easily.
Drawing is an important part of 2D animation, it can help you to brush up your skill.
Yes. If you have basic knowledge of design and commitment.
Usually, many 2D animators have college degrees in computer animation, media arts, or other visual design subjects.

3D Animation

It is the process of creating moving images in a three-dimensional space. It gives an illusion that these digital objects are moving through a 3D space.
Visme, Maya, Blender, Cinema 4D, Unity, Clip Studio Paint,, Autodesk Motion Builder, K-3D, iClone 8, Cascadeur, and Akeystu are the software used for 3D animation.
It is the process of creating digital objects and making them come to life by giving the illusion that they are moving through a three-dimensional world.
It is the concept of creating 3D models and textures, rigging, and skinning them and animating them to come to life.
C++ and Java are the best languages for 3D animations.
3D animation is easy and quicker because in this there is no need to animate every frame as you do with 2D animation.

Motion Graphics

3 types of motion graphics videos- emotive videos, explainer’s videos, and promotional videos.
Motion graphics is the animated graphic design, while VFX joins the footage with the computer-generated imagery to create realistic scenarios.
These are the two styles of moving images but motion graphics is the movement given to static images while animation is the series of moving images.
Usually, motion graphics are 2D in nature.
GIFs are the most famous form of motion graphic design.
It is the way to communicate with the viewer and add value to the story.
Motion graphic language ranges from infographics to highly conceptual work that draws you in.


VFX stands for visual effects.
VFX creates photoreal. It is the process of generating imagery digitally.
Yes, VFX is a good career as this field is growing and has a bright future.
No, VFX does not require coding but coding allows the artists to automate repetitive tasks and streamline the workflow.
VFX is a challenging field to work in. It requires a blend of technical expertise and creative skills.
No, In VFX, the designs are taken from the concept artist and illustrators, and then the VFX artist animates them using some specialised software.

2.5D Animation

2.5D animation is the blend of 2D and 3D animation techniques. The background will be flat, but the characters and objects look like they are in a three-dimensional space.
It is the finite element method which is used in various geophysical applications where the goal is to solve a 3D problem by a set of 2D models.
The art of a combination of 2D and 3D techniques is called 2.5D animated movies. In a 2.5D movie, you will see flat images in a three-dimensional space.
Yes, it allows the creators to create visually striking, complex images without needing detailed modelling or rigging techniques found in 3D animation.
In 2.5D animation, the artists combine 3D objects with 2D objects to create the illusion of 3D space. This animation is the halfway between both animations. Therefore, it is called 2.5D or Isometric animation.
Cutting a part of having multiple flat features at a different depth. During the 2 half-drawing process, the Z axis positions itself to the depth where the X and Y axes incorporate to cut any feature.
2.5D is the process of layering animation over a static view where there is no need to change the base images.

Mixed Media

The experimental range of digital work features different styles and methods. This includes collage, digital paintings, and illustration.
Assemblages, collages, and sculptures are the types of mixed media.
Videos, articles, advertisements, music, podcasts, audiobooks, virtual reality, and much more.
It involves two or more digital techniques like digital painting, vector, vexel, 3D, photomanipulation, fractals, etc.
It is a type of visual art that mixes various mediums in one piece of artwork.
Mixed media is important because it allows artists to push creative boundaries and give interesting texture and unique 3D elements.
Mixed media allows the artists to be flexible with the newer materials in conjunction with the older materials to be explored.