Translucent letters, on a beautiful logo, overlay creating colorful effects. Highlights glint off the surface of a 3D Android tablet. A coffee pot explodes.
A number of animations were generated with code or a combination of programming and graphics. When that's the case, the animation Web page usually includes a link to the original project. For example the animated Butterfly Fish page links to an interactive swimming fish. The fish swims as you swipe.
Some animation was created with WebGL features such as interactive 3D models, highlights, blend parameters, points, morphing, animated vertex colors, post processing, displacement maps, stencils, lightmaps, and other stunning visual effects. Some animation was prepared with HTML5 techniques such as sprite sheets, gradients, alpha transparency, and global composite operations.
Most animated sequences were composed with either Photoshop, After Effects,
or both. Most 3D models were prepared with 3ds Max, converted
with Seven Thunder Software's free
for online interactive rendering with WebGL. Final animations were often prepared
from screen shots of the interactive renderings.