3D animations are the current craze in visual communication technology. Loads of research and developments are being made in the ways of creating and displaying better 3D visuals. Ranging from anaglyph glasses to 3D screens, all efforts are being made to make 3D viewing more pleasing and more accessible to every person. People like to manipulate visuals. Interactive 3D visuals are attracting more and more audiences. Being of the latest visual communication technology which gives a deeper ANIME 168 sense of realism, interactive visuals and animations, as the term implies, allows the audience to interact with the animations or the visuals through clicks on the mouse, tracking, keyboard buttons, joysticks, etc. The audiences are able to control the visuals, develop a way of communicating with them and as result, these 3D visuals and animations enrich their experience.
There are different types of 3D visuals. Computer generated imagery is very popular and is used to create virtual characters and worlds for animated films, video games and cartoons. One example is the 3D animated film Monsters versus Aliens. Such visuals do not need glasses or any other special accessories for viewing. These types of visuals are called 3D visuals or 3D graphics because they have been created using a 3-dimensional representation of data through 3 processes: 3D modeling, Layout and Animation, and Rendering. These 3D animations require creating a mesh and giving it a digital skeletal structure which can be modeled and manipulated by an animator. Such 3D animations can be highly interactive in the form of video games. 3D visuals in video games allow the players to control each of their character’s movements and see the result of their actions. Fans and lovers of video games find 3D video games more pleasant to play as the actions resemble real life more closely than 2D video games.