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Industrial Animation Case Study: Schneider Electric

Industrial animations can provide a high-level overview of your products and solutions that are easy for the non-technical audience to understand. It can be a delicate balance between accuracy and clear communication.

Clean Power Graphics

One of the biggest challenges in marketing & communications is striking the right balance between accuracy and the ability to easily explain something without confusing your audience. Clean power Graphics from CraneDigital illustrates your message using simple visuals to clarify complex ideas.

3D Explainer Videos

The benefits of combining 3D animation and graphics with the web/internet to distribute compelling marketing material world-wide, are well established. If you’re not doing so, you’re missing opportunity.

John Deere Maximum Life Undercarriage Product Video

3D industrial animation explainer videos showcase features and benefits in a comprehensive but succinct on-line media presentation. The John Deere Maximum Life Undercarriage project is a great example of using animation to explain your value proposition.

Industrial Animation Product Video of Clean Water Process

Industrial animation, product Videos: Recently we had the opportunity to work with long time client Milton Roy on a fun and challenging project. The goal was to create comprehensive but as short as possible animation showing the major steps in the process of cleaning...

Optimizing 3D CAD Data Sets for Animation

Optimizing 3D CAD Data Sets for Animation takes time and attention to detail, and is a core competency at CraneDigital. It is absolutely necessary to ensure a high-quality project is delivered. Once complete, the model is then ready for any assignment required by the client.

Cleaning the Air in a Pandemic With GPS

Still from animated video explaining how needlepoint bipolar ionization is used to clean the air in the covid pandemic. One of the greatest things about what CraneDigital does - industrial and technical animation - is learning about new technologies. When a new...

3D Modeling for Graphic Design

3D Modeling for Graphic Design is a cornerstone technique used to visualize anything by creating believable content. CraneDigital began doing this before the internet was born, using airbrushing techniques learned in art school.

Industrial Animation Case Study: Cahill Heating

Not long ago we had the privilege of working with Cahill Heating to introduce their revolutionary flameless, portable heating technology. It’s pretty impressive: essentially they figured out how to put a jet engine in a trailer, then transport it trailer to the coldest places on earth to warm job sites.

3D Cut-Away Illustration

3D Cut-away illustration is an excellent way to showcase your products by controlling what you want to reveal and protecting what you don’t. Those who haven’t yet considered 3D Cut-Away Illustration and Animation for potential marketing solutions – and instead rely simply on video or photography – will benefit from considering this solution to your next graphic design project or marketing effort.

3D Product Animation

3d product renderings from CAD .STEP files

CraneDigital is a leading 3D product animation and video marketing company with 30 years experience located in Fort Collins, Colorado U.S.A. We create 3D product videos, product animations, industrial animations and 3D animated engineering videos turning your CAD data sets into digital marketing content, social media, web site graphics and trade show videos. Our client list is our testimony; serving some of the largest names in industry for 30 years.

Precision Graphic Design

Land diagrams and plot maps.

30 years experience as a Graphic Design Specialist combining technical discipline with artistic creativity equips us to understand the in’s and out’s of any graphic design and 3d product animation project. CraneDigital creates more than artist’s interpretations. We communicate through precision, easily understood, visually arresting imagery.

3D Product Rendering

3d rendering of CAD translated pumps from Milton Roy, by CraneDigital.

With 30 years experience in 3D rendering/animation and product rendering CraneDigital turns your CAD files into marketing assets by creating photo-realistic 3D renderings. Using virtual studio photography and advanced lighting techniques we turn either .STEP files exported from your CAD software – or native SolidWorks files – into perfect images to display in any digital marketing campaign.

Quality-Focused, Committed

We live in a crazy world, especially since the global pandemic. Sometimes it seems customer service, commitment, expertise, reliability and good old-fashioned hard work have all but disappeared from the business world. You’re reluctant. Gun shy. We get it. You never know who’s on the other end of the keyboard. Whether the sales guy is actually going to do what they promise – or throw you over the wall and ghost you. We’ve been there too; experienced the same thing. And yeh, it leaves a pretty bad taste in the mouth.

Then there’s CraneDigital. When we agree to your project our commitment is absolute. No surprises, no exceptions. We’re the small, quality-focused shop 100% committed to knocking your socks off, blowing your expectations out of the water and making you skip all the way home to a good night’s sleep knowing your project is in great hands.

No One Knows Everything.

If they say they do–run. Even though we’ve been at this for a while we’re always learning. It’s one of the greatest things about this line of work. Why else would we be doing it as long as we have if we didn’t truly enjoy it?

Every project is a little different. So we ask a lot of questions to understand what it will take to not just satisfy mission-critical objectives – but to knock it out of the park. We won’t agree to your job unless we know it can be done well; unless we’re confident we can exceed your gun-shy, fool-me-once, already high expectations.
But talk is cheap. We haven’t stayed in business for 30 years by dropping the ball. Let us show you what someone who truly cares about doing a great job means to your business. Give us a call. We can help.

We've been at this for a while...

and still loving what we do. We’re just gettin’ warmed up, ready for your project.  We strive for excellence in everything; whether creating the 3d product animation you’ve waited years to finally tackle, or helping design a simple logo animation for your web site. Our mission: help portray your products and solutions as accurately, excellently, simply and cost-effectively as possible – on time, on budget. Give us a call.
We can help.
Animation Company, Fort Collins, Colorado
• Explainer Videos, Fort Collins, Colorado
• Animated Video Production, Fort Collins, Colorado

"...an ordinary fellow from another town."

Mark Twain defined an expert as “an ordinary fellow from another town.” I suppose that could be true – unless of course you’re from Fort Collins, Colorado. Then an expert would be an ordinary fellow from your town. Or your state. While CraneDigital serves a National and International Clientele, we LOVE (!) to work with local yocal’s trying to get something off the ground – or take your established global brand to infinity and beyond.
Product Animation Fort Collins, Colorado
• Graphic Design, Fort Collins, Colorado
• Animator, Fort Collins, Colorado