Animations are fun, both to their creators and to the viewers. Be that as it may, there is one side of the group that goes through woes that the other never notices. Creating animations is not necessarily an easy process. There are various stages involved in creating a beautiful animation that everyone will love. There is the creative process where the artist has to come up with an idea; and the idea has to be something worth working on. Then there is the challenge of having the equipment that will enable the smooth rendering of the animation. More often than not, the equipment is expensive. Furthermore, creating a long animated movie will often require support from other animators, as well as experts from other fields who will help in bringing together the different aspects of the movie. You see, it’s a long process, one that those on the other side of the animation (the viewers) never realize.
Cloud technology has been around for some time now. It was initially essentially used in providing storage. Most people are familiar with Google drive and alternative cloud services that provide large amounts of digital storage for interested parties like businesses and other individuals who would like a secure and universal location for storing their sensitive data. Eventually, cloud technology advanced to provide even more services like the ability to use daily office software online. Microsoft’s Office 360 is a good example of such a software. In this article, we are going to discuss another significant advancement in cloud technology; cloud animation.
As discoursed earlier, the animating process is a long one and often requires assistance from other professionals. Cloud technology has advanced to the level of allowing even animators to animate in the cloud. This comes with various significant advantages.
The cloud is essentially a collection of various powerful computer resources networked together to provide the cloud services we generally refer to as the cloud. Naturally, these resources are accessible from anywhere in the world; that’s one of the most powerful and respected features of cloud technology. Due to this quality, cloud technology easily facilitates collaboration.
Considering that creating good animations will usually involve a team, cloud technology is perfect in this regard. The members of the team don’t have to be within the same location to work together. They can just create a studio in the cloud and then collaborate on an animation project through the cloud services. Sometimes the professionals involved in a project are separated by significant geographical distances. Cloud technology makes this issue insignificant. Moreover, the leader of the project will be able to access the project in the cloud and check on its progress from wherever he is.
Animation cloud is secure. If you are concerned about the safety of your project, you don’t need to worry much. In fact, of all the internet security technologies available, cloud technology is the most secure. It’s so powerful that it allows those involved in a project to access the project and make any necessary modifications, but it doesn’t enable them to download the project unless explicit permissions are granted. All these are settings that are allowed using cloud technology. Moreover, cloud technology is one of the most difficult to hack. That means only those with explicit permissions to access the project will be allowed to access it and make modifications. Anyone without proper permissions to the project will not be granted access. You feel safe now don’t you? That’s cloud technology for you.
Rendering animations not only consumes a lot of resources in terms of processing power and RAM, but it also demands a lot of storage for the rendering. This is mostly true during the rendering process because once an animation movie is ready, the file can be converted to other formats to reduce its size. The beautiful thing about the cloud is that you’ll never have to worry about space. All cloud platforms provide almost unlimited storage space for whatever activity.
Cloud technology is powered by really powerful hardware. Most cloud technology hardware are mainframe computers and even supercomputers. These are very powerful machines considering the kind of processors being used in computers today. And the advancement of quantum processors is going to revolutionize the way computers perform, and this will significantly change the power of cloud technology. Rendering animations takes time if one is using a slow computer. Sometimes you may even think that the computer you are using is powerful enough to work on your project, but when it comes to doing the task, it fails miserably. Cloud animation will eliminate this problem because of the powerful machines powering the cloud.
Cloud animation is an ideal way of doing an animation project, especially if the professionals involved are separated by significant geographical distances. Furthermore, if one is looking for a reliable means of doing an animation project but lacks the necessary resources, cloud animation is the answer.