2D Animation

2D animation is a relatively inexpensive way to convey paths of motion. They allow the viewer to understand pre-impact and post-impact movement in a two dimensional environment. Most commonly the viewer sees the incident location through a bird’s eye view. 2D animations are best used to illustrate motion in multi-vehicle collisions. They are usually the most cost-effective form of forensic animation.  DELTA |v| often refers to 2D Animations as “Dynamic Drawings” because they add movement to AutoCAD drawings. View our videos on YouTube.

Best Used In

  • Projects with small budgets or approaching deadlines
  • Cases that require top-down perspective
  • Multi-vehicle collisions

3D Animation

3D Animation is a digital medium where an event or situation is represented in a three-dimensional space.  These animations are typically used when you are trying to illustrate parts of a collision that cannot be easily communicated.  3D animations can also show the audience different perspectives of the same incident.

Best Used In

  • Cases with larger budgets and distant deadlines
  • Complex, highly-involved incidents
  • Projects where the audience must understand multiple perspectives