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3D Animation Video & Video Editing in Kansas City

The 3D Animation Video above is the result of our desire to include two new skills in our list of services – 3D Animation and Video Editing.

The robotics 3D animation was created with Blender 3D Software, and we did the Video Editing with Adobe Premiere. We’ve had some experience in the past with video editing and 3d animation, but we’re primarily Mac users, and most of the higher quality programs like 3D Studio Max are written for the PC. Blender is free open source software that works great on either platform, it has a lively community of online users, and it’s powerful enough to develop video games.

We’ve been getting up to speed with Blender by going through tutorials online. There are many to choose from, and some of the best are on the tutor4u channel,

In a 3D modeling exercise, we created pool balls representing our two different website theme colors for and

3D Animation Video Editing - JDL Studio

In another 3D animation project, we wanted to model a new seven sided geometry called the Chestahedron.

This shape was discovered fairly recently by a man named Frank Chester, and we have more information about it in our blog at JDL Studio Online. It’s a fascinating geometry, and the story behind it’s discovery is interesting as well.

Chestahedron 3D Animation:

Then finally, it’s always nice to have a 3D animation introducing your company and logo. Something like this could be used as an opening for other videos, and it’s easy to cut one of these in with Premiere.

Much less challenging than 3D animation is video editing, at least in our opinion. If you’re familiar with other Adobe programs, you’ll pick up Adobe Premiere in no time. Just a couple of good tutorials is all you need to familiarize yourself with the basic settings and interface. Here is a good one we found,

After that we were off and running, and we’ll be posting more projects on this page soon.

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