In this post, we are going to see the advantages of each and interesting aspects of 2D & 3D Design.
First you should understand that choosing between 2D or 3D design depends on the needs of the target of your project and although the 3D rules in the new generation of graphics and other media. Whereas, 2D design will retain their place in this era, being within larger trends like flat Design (construction).
The 2D design is a necessity even in 3D projects. Information about your project such as Price, how it works, what are the advantages over other similar) is sometime becomes necessary to provide to users. In such a case, the text may falls within the 2D design, said that “A picture is worth a thousand words”, but written words are also two-dimensional images. All that we can see or imagine, is an image, the 2D design are not just mere caricature or cartoon strips of corporate colors, also photographs and even 3D images created are converted to 2D, once they are printed or remain static. This type of design is used in 99% of the Logos and this has its psychological reasons in matters of marketing. So, the 2D design is present and will continue to depend on for all kinds of projects.
Common Use of 2D Design
- Printed or embroidered T-shirts and uniforms
- Creating logos
- Web Design
- Editorials (magazines, newspapers, books)
- Corporate Identity
- Stationery (flyers, brochures, catalogs, folders, etc)
- Architectural drawings of electrical installations or machinery
- Flat Design
- Power Point Presentations
- Corporate Videos
The personality of 2D design
When we know a person, usually we give 3 personality choices, (i.e. we love even accept, reject or we are indifferent). When designing anything you must see the project as an individual designer, that will impose a personality, convenient and acceptable to the audience aimed and reflect the essence of the product.
The 2D design has personality, take it. It is very clear and straightforward and it is the easiest way to assimilate to the public viewing, without complicated image textures or gradients. With a single color or a simple way we can transmit a message to the viewer. This is the reason why professional logos are almost all made in 2D, a simple logo is easier to remember. So to create logos we design them as simple as possible, like the font, the more elaborate; harder it is to read. So if you hire a 2D Designer, do something very simple at first glance that reflects corporate essence in these cases is on the right path, not to be lazy.
What personality does your project have?
To take advantage of the moment when the public gaze crossing your project, you should find what they are looking for. That is, if you sell technology, your product must denote this with a glance. Even go beyond that and also show advantages in that look. For example, it is the most sophisticated and the most luxurious or the most economical contrary, according to the objective set. Concentrating all the messages in a simple form is very difficult, however does not take much physical work. If it requires a great mental effort and takes time to incubate the idea itself, then a Logo is the most valuable thing.
Check out some of the examples where 2D is the best choice.
Ancient, traditional, Historical, Gothic or Medieval Themes like old wine or vintage. The classic image seeking these projects, get a 2D design, for the first led humankind graphics were done in 2D. Even, if it is to create the atmosphere of ancient times, it must be created similar to these old times, the time when there were no 3D graphics.
Topics of Terror, Horror, Gore or any bizarre topic. These issues are similar to the previous example, the fear in people is increased if you experience something that is not entirely accustomed. That is, the imperfection, a mutant monster or imperfect, misshapen thing tends to generate these feelings of discomfort and uncertainty predisposes the public to panic. We may predispose this emotion from a scene of an interior of imperfect, dirty, broken home, while not presenting a ghost or any character, must be infused emotion is sought from any scene or from any advertising or packaging or logo.
While 3D design can achieve this, graphics of this nature tend to extreme perfection, very counterproductive to these issues, which is why it is harder to get, well imagine a scenario like the one above and all clean Luxury, new furniture, well-lighted everything perfect, where do you think you are in more dangers? It’s obvious.
Esoteric, religious, spiritual and social awareness issues. All these issues are very old and even if they are social problems, always tend to solve some of the past to live better in the present. If you noticed, the 2D supports enhance these emotions in ancient times, it is not about magic or anything inexplicable, if not logically, using common sense, it is easy to decide which image is the most appropriate for your project.
Topics of cleaning, banking institutions, or elegance. I mentioned that the 2D is very simple and it denotes cleanliness, professionalism and elegance. The latter can be evoked with very simple elements, that is widely used in various trends of strong design and minimalism, even in the same Flat Design, to Ultimately the aim is for the user to see without distraction the message we want to give, so the fewer elements have a better composition, because nothing will distract public.
Advantages of 2D Design
- It is plain and simple, why see a chart of this nature, it shows clearer ideas to express complex concepts, such as location on maps, graphs or pictures that seek to illustrate a complicated issue in the simplest way.
- It is cheaper for the technical side, not always but most of the cases the 2D is faster and easier to create, and most convenient if your project is on a budget, without sacrificing quality.
- It’s easier to hold in the mind of the viewer, you can check the memory or make any existing brand logos, 2D graphics used most for this reason. The simpler, the easier it is to remember.
- It is lighter when processing and rendering formats like SVG, is easier to program and create interactivity in your project. An example is the evolution of the game industry, which started with the limited resources began to slowly use 2D and 3D, but low quality upto high definition today. The more advance computer history, computers, consoles and other equipment that can work with larger files, including digital cameras and cell phones are now much more powerful and accessible than 10 years. It tends to show, still remains a speed rendering problem and is more convenient to use 2D graphics, especially if you visualize who have an older computer or poor mobile device, problem gradually eradicated.
- It is present in current design trends including the most popular “Flat Design” showing Top views of a flat or floor.
Let’s have a look at 3D Design
3D Design are not only to be found in recent movies or next generation video games. Its terrain is huge, much like the 2D design, because everything we see around us in the physical world have 3D dimensions, i.e., everything that man can designed such as kitchen utensils, tools, houses, mobile phones, cars etc…
Common Use of 3D Design:
- 3D infographics
- Animated films
- Interactive presentations such as CL3VER
- Holographic Advertising
- Augmented and Virtual Reality
- Virtual Tours
- Photorealistic 3D renderings
- Video Games
In the physical world we have:
- Interior Design
- Industrial and architectural design
- Stand Rental
3D Design is the Present & Future
While the 2D design represents the past, the 3D design represents the present and future, we can see examples of this in the technology industries, such as antivirus, spiders, drones, etc.
But this is only in the sense of the image, 3D is a representation of our physical world because in the digital world. However, recently not only can see its manifestation in advertising or industrial sense, but also in technological breakthroughs that make it seem that this is the age of science fiction. With amazing creations, like biological 3D printer that can create pieces of the human body as a replacement. The house 3D printer that can print a dozen fighters in fully habitable day without labor costs and cheaper with recyclable materials. Even Avatar 2045 project proposal that goes beyond this.
In the sense of graphic design, I can say that 3D design is not taken into account directly, but as a fundamental illustrative support, such as pictures. So if your project requires 3D design it does not mean that everything in will be made with the 3D graphics, but simply used to illustrate, display, or create structures. For example, if your project attempts to explain the scene of a murder, a 3D presentation can better illustrate and that scene can be viewed from any angle and all key points to generate the atmosphere of a professional investigation, serious, scientifically perfect.
Check out some of the examples, where the 3D is certainly the best option.
High technology, even futuristic, surely even you agree that your logo is 3D, or at least have a 3D version for special occasions.
Video games of new generation, except for exceptions must use 3D design to denote these in the new generation. Shuns the idea of living in the past and this will you be showing your audience that your game is not for the elderly, so it will probably be something new, fun and trendy, because video games are not exclusively young. The generation of players who wore pioneer consoles in the industry still remain attracted. But if you want to grab the largest public, you should not focus on older people if not younger.
Exact Sciences, Medicine, Forensic Studies, Computer Knowledge, Hacking, etc. Similarly, if we talk about perfection, accuracy, technical knowledge or the digital world, we refer to the future, so it is the 3D terrain.
Advantages of 3D Design
- The 3D has a strongly marked personality, just see a 3D chart you can see that it is the technology of the latest generation, graphics technology in most cases.
- Their interaction leads to an almost real world as we live, you can experience the feeling of being in a certain place without actually being in even speculate what would happen in certain situations, such as the demolition of a house or car accident without sacrificing lives and material losses.
- His sense of hyperrealism is certainly far superior to 2D as this can be animated much more easily than the animation, however, 2D would be needed to do this frame-by-frame.
- You can apply for product photography, taking a lower cost in most cases compared with the photograph, and if you hire a good 3D Rendering Services, the result would be real, useful for when you do not yet have created product and need to file.
- The people of this age gamer has been enthralled by 3D and their great contributions to film and medical education.
- The 3D design allows a product to be viewed from every angle, however, care must be taken when designing 3D everything should be perfect for the curious user can review everywhere.
- 3D is the future and represents not only the graphics, but of humanity itself coexisting 2D and 3D. As you have already noticed the 2D design will always be present, for all project needs, as well as representing the past, in many cases in which humanity has an instinct not to lose traditions and re-contemporary fashion as the Flat Design.
- The 3D also, being a three-dimensional world in which we live, there will always be among us and represents the future and it is growing.
If your project requires it, do not have to be at war in decision between 2D and 3D. You can make use of both, sometimes it is the best choice to enrich your draft. Illustrative & informative 2D and 3D graphics or 3D structures with printing or mapped graphics give a greater presence than just a piece of paper with 2D graphics. Certainly, we see this in many products, including appliances that are 3D designs with labels containing 2D design can even be used as artistic works, which in the 2D environment appears a 3D element or the reverse and form a strategy point of tension visual, very effective and does not go unnoticed by the user.
Opt for the Psychological Design over 2D or 3D
Worth having these aspects into account before deciding on one of these or both. If you are thinking of hiring 3D Solutions for your project, you should have knowledge of both 2D not only technical and 3D design. A true professional can do more than master the tools, this is what separates a professional technician; the ability to think objectively, considering it is not designed for a machine if not for the needs of humanity.