3 Reasons 3D Animation Will Bring Your Next Engineering Project to Life

by Jon | 6 years ago

Whether it be the creation of a simple city street, thundering overpass or an innovative, state-of-the-art bridge, engineering is an art form. 

But unlike sculpting, painting or composing music, instead of dealing with a small-form medium for self-expression, engineering carves out a canvas in society’s busiest, most populated locations. 

Needless to say, this complicates things a bit.

Fortunately, this is where Industrial Visualizations steps in to make life easier for engineers, large-scale construction firms and city planners. 

Using the latest 3D technology, I’m helping build out straightforward, yet incredibly intricate animations to bring our clients’ most considerable projects to life. 

The reasons for doing so are many—the following are three of the most popular:

1) Widespread Education

Taxpayers, investors, engineers and construction workers—the number of people you’ll be speaking with about your company’s next feat of structural engineering is a lengthy one. 

And while your team might be well-versed in your industry’s jargon, metrics and techniques, those on the outside looking in won’t be. 

Just as college professors uses textbooks, slide-driven presentations and video content to instruct their students, so too should you use the best instruments at your disposal.

Make 3D animation a cornerstone of your everyday educational materials to keep your listeners alert, attentive and interested in the task at hand.

2) Simplifying Complex Concepts

It was world-renowned economist Ernst “Fritz” Schumacher who once famously said, “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” 

Though it’s unlikely Schumacher’s words were originally intended for the 3D animation sector, they still apply. 

Going along with the first point on our list, when looking to plan, build and implement any kind of substantial structure, you’ll spend a great deal of time interacting with those who have little to no experience with engineering.

Our 3D animations serve as a necessary tool for taking complex concepts, and making them easy to understand, approachable and engaging.

Better yet, with a sound 3D animation on your side, there’s no longer a need for dull PowerPoint presentations, confusing deliverables and traditional, copy-and-paste project outlines.

3) PR & Community Outreach

Though by no means an all-encompassing truth, as far as civil engineering is concerned, the greater public will often interact on a daily, weekly or monthly basis with your project’s end outcome. 

Roads, bridges, dams, canals and buildings—upon completion, they’ll all be used by those who had little to no knowledge of the finer, more subtle points of your project during the planning period.

Because of this, to gain both the confidence and support of each end user, call upon the powers of 3D animation to create bonds of understanding between your team and those whose lives your project will ultimately impact the most.

Parting Thoughts

The best part of all of this, though? 

Take it from me—not only are 3D animations incredibly effective for the engineers who use them, they’re fun to make, too. 

But enough about what I think—now that you’ve read through this post, what are your thoughts?

Seriously, can you see the value high-quality 3D animations provide for the forward-thinking contractors, engineers and government-funded agencies who use them? 

As always, make your opinions known in the comments section below or through the official Industrial Visualizations website. In no time at all, I’ll be back to respond to each of them. 

Until then, thanks for reading, and have a great day!

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