3D Graphics Specialist

CraneDigital is a 3D graphics specialist located in Fort Collins, Colorado with 30 years experience creating unique, targeted imagery – both still and moving – to visually communicate your value proposition to your target audience.

Clean Power Graphics: 3D Modeling for Graphic Design: Munters VariMax® IFRG Process Graphic. Explaining the principles behind heat exchange technology.
Munters VariMax® IFRG Process Graphic. Explaining the principles behind heat exchange technology. Created for Munters.

With a solid education and training in commercial and fine art, we entered the work force years ago through the door of advertising. Advertising and graphic design led to publishing, marketing, computer graphics, and more illustration using conventional techniques such as airbrush. After several years of this, 3D computer graphics became more accessible, and the rest is history. 30 years later we’re still at it. Creating compelling imagery and design for one-of-a-kind applications for clients around the globe.

3D Cut-away illustration: Hustler Turf's Super Z riding mower.
3D Cut-away illustration: Hustler Turf’s Super Z riding mower, created for Excel Industries’ Hustler Turf of Hesston, Kansas.
Fort Collins Graphic Design
3D illustration of HACH’s DR2500 Spectrometer, created for HACH

3D graphics requires a certain way of thinking and a certain skill set to implement well. The skilled 3D artist is able to create virtually anything with today’s modern software and insanely fast computers. As AI becomes increasing popular, techniques to actually produce creative ideas will become even more powerful. But it requires the ideas themselves – creative human thinking – to implement.

3D graphics specialist, Fort Collins, Colorado
3D renderings of industrial power plugs.
Data Center 3D Model: two-story, 48MW ITE data center is a complex image to digest. Using visualization techniques like before and after we're able to provide a better look at what's going on under the roof.Data Center 3D Model: two-story, 48MW ITE data center is a complex image to digest. Using visualization techniques like before and after we're able to provide a better look at what's going on under the roof.
Two Story 48MW ITE Data Center divided into 8 x 6MW Suites, Created for Munters.
Motion Graphics: a still frame from animation of U.S. grower yield map created for Nutrien Ag Solutions.
Motion Graphics: a still frame from animation of U.S. grower yield map created for Nutrien Ag Solutions.

AI and its Role

BioCycle-D from Enviromix: Optimized Aerobic Digestion for waste water technology explained
3D Model of Wastewater Aeration tank with fine bubble diffusers, created for Enviromix’s BioCycle D Optimized Aerobic Digestion.

AI can take what’s already there and re-shuffle it. But the uniquely human skill of listening to a client’s needs, understanding goals, then actually creating specific imagery precisely illustrating a client’s message can never be replaced.

Graphic illustration showing notional warehouse layout for Interstate Restoration.
Graphic illustration showing notional warehouse layout, created for Interstate Restoration.
3D graphic using computational fluid dynamics to visualize liquid flow through pipes with various angles, and how those angles impact turbidity.
3D graphic using computational fluid dynamics to visualize liquid flow through pipes with various angles, and how those angles impact volume flow and turbidity. Created for Flexim.
3D graphics specialist
3D rendering of mammogram machine CAD assembly created for Fisher Imaging.

Trying to be all things to all people is never successful. With 30 years of experience CraneDigital has a solid understanding of who we are and what we offer; consistent quality, unique creativity, and that little ‘something extra’ propelling your marketing efforts to stand out in a crowded landscape. With this in mind, allow CraneDigital the privilege of helping you visualize your products and services to your target audience. We join existing creative teams as a 3D graphics specialist to consult, imagine, create. Give us a call at (970) 213-1828. We can help.

3D for Graphic Design: thinking out of the box to visually communicate.
3D for Graphic Design: thinking out of the box to visually communicate. Created for Blendification.