Computer graphics and animations can be either two dimensional
or three dimensional. Images that only have height and width dimensions
are referred to as 2D images. Whereas images that in addition to
height and width give an illusion of having a dimension of depth
are referred to as 3D images. Unlike 2D images, 3D images can be
viewed from any angle.
Traditionally, most of the graphics and animations
were created using 2D images. Nowadays with the improvements in
the capabilities and technologies of graphics engines and accelerators,
the creation and rendering of three dimensional graphics and animations
have become easier.
Advantages of 3D graphics and animations
The advantages that 3D graphics and animations have to offer include
- 3D images are more realistic. Complex concepts and ideas can
be easily showcased.
- High quality PC and console based games can be developed using
of 2D graphics and animations
The use of 2D graphics and animations offer the following advantages:
Both 3D and 2D graphics have their own advantages. In some case the
use of 2D graphics and animations are more appropriate and vice versa.
- 2D graphics animations are rendered faster as compared to 3D.
This makes it the ideal choice for developing games meant for
- Games such as card and board games where the degree of realism
required is not high can be created using 2D graphics.
- The GUI’s of operating systems such as Windows, Mac etc
are based on 2D graphics.
A slew of commercial and free software applications
that aid in the creation of both 3D and 2D graphics and animations
have led to an increase in their popularity. Icreon has the facilities
to accomplish very demanding 2D / 3D productions. With state of
the art animation workstations and software, high quality 2D / 3D
animation for film, television and various multimedia projects are