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How 3D Web Publishing Can Save Time (and Your Nerves)

Web publishing has seen extensive use in multiple industries, especially IT. By uploading and maintaining work online, the accessibility and functionality of your work increases. But when it comes to 3D animation, it also offers a slew of other benefits including time savings, team coordination, and much more. 

Since the creation of WebGL (a Javascript API developed to render interactive 2D and 3D graphics on any compatible web browser without the use of plug-ins), a slew of web solutions (including libraries, middleware, and apps) have been developed to promote the use of 3D data as an online content medium.

As a 3D animator, your responsibilities will vary depending on the sort of video production work. For every new project, a certain degree of planning and research must be completed. Technical work can only begin once all information about the topic matter, company, and general purpose of the assignment has been obtained by the animator.

Technical work begins with tasks like keyframing and posing. As each scene goes through phases of completion, the animator will need to have it reviewed by supervisors or clients. This feedback will help them make sure the project is turning out exactly as envisioned.

However, one of the major challenges 3D animators face is job flexibility. Previously, 3D animators had no option but to move around to get access to working opportunities, but now there is much more flexibility in the industry.

Remote employment is becoming more common as a result of the worldwide COVID – 19 pandemic. And there has been a higher demand for freelance 3D animators, from a wide range of industries like Real Estate, Medicine, and of course, entertainment. Check out our list of the top 5 uses of animation for a more in-depth look at its many applications.

But even with this advantage of flexibility, there are other issues that affect efficiency in the 3D Animation world. 

Challenges of the 3D Rendering Process

Picture this scenario: You, a competent and experienced 3D animator, secure a contract for a 3D animation project with the deadline coming up in five days. You complete all of your modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, and animation in just over two days. When you start to render the final product, you check the progress status bar and see that the 3D animation you spent only two days making will take four days to fully render.

Rendering can take a considerable amount of time. The entire process is entirely dependent on your computer’s hardware, primarily the graphics card (GPU) and processor (CPU). The rendering process requires the computer to process thousands of different calculations to bring your characters to life. And with increased detail, this process can get even longer.

Some of the most resource-intensive processes include:

  • Reflections -Calculating how light behaves within a scene can take a considerable amount of time and computation resources.
  • Shadows – Another process similar to reflections, shadows can add significant time to your rendering process.
  • Resolutions and pixel counts – As people expect to see higher resolutions, the demand for more pixels increases. This just adds more pixels to render, hence increasing the time it takes.

The rendering process can take up a considerable amount of time, especially when work revisions and changes are required. Traditionally, you’d have to wait for the render, send it to your team supervisor or a client, wait for the feedback and go back to the drawing board. That’s where simple and instant sharing via any internet browser comes in hand, hence web publishing.

Web-based publish

With a 3D animation editor that runs entirely in the browser like Pixcap, animators can manage and save all of their work on the cloud without needing to download or render anything. Instead, everything is done online in the cloud, and your project can be shared with a simple URL. See it for yourself HERE.

Animators are creatives at their core, and they are prone to spontaneous bouts of ideas. But, when an idea is generated and quickly executed while a project is in process, a deviation from the proposed vision might occur. Unfortunately, deviating from the standard design generally results in friction and rework. With a service like Pixcap, web-published projects can be shared instantly, meaning you can collect feedback right away.

So if you’re looking for a way to save you countless hours, Pixcap might just be the right tool for you. Pixcap provides animators numerous tools to cut down on the time demands that come with animation. Whether it’s using the AI motion capture tool, or the web publishing feature, Pixcap will save time (and your nerves).

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