Technical Animation

Beautiful and descriptive, Trinity's 3D technical animation and renderings demonstrate your process.

Technical Animation

Discover gorgeous and complex technical animation films from Kansas City's Premier 3D Animation Company.
Technical Animation Image Map Full Sketch of Zentech Arctic Oil Rig. Wireframe rendering of Zentech Arctic Oil Rig. Solid rendering of Zentech Arctic Oil Rig. Finished rendering of Zentech Arctic Oil Rig.


We Focus on Your Needs

Trinity Animation Studio's top priority is always to take care of our customers and meet their goals. We deliver top-notch animation within your project time and budget. We show you our work in progress to guide the final result and we make sure you are satisfied with our 3D computer animation services.


A Synergy of Art and Technology

Working in the Midwestern United States since 1994, Trinity Animation leverages technology and the skills of many talented artists to provide top-notch visuals to almost every industry. Technology allows our computer animation studio to go beyond the ordinary and create stunning, cinematic results.


The Best Imagery and Animation

Trinity Animation creates beautiful imagery: Moving or still, 2D or 3D or other media, technical or imaginative. If you need to tell a story, market a product, explain a procedure, or just show people a beautiful image of what could be – count on Trinity Animation as your animation studio.


By using the animation prepared by Trinity in a step by step process, we were able to see how the ROV interfaced with our system. By doing this, we were able to go back and redesign tooling and processes to streamline the operation. This saves a huge amount of money related to ROV costs, support vessels, manpower, time, etc. It even helped us redesign some features to streamline the manufacturing process.

Larry Carlisle Oil States

I’ve been working with Trinity Animation for the past 15 years, and have always walked away in amazement at the level of work they do. Top notch visualizations from a top notch team.

Dave Willard - BLACK & VEATCH

Technical Animation Gallery

Trinity Animation's technical animation gallery showcases a sampling of our best client work.
Aerial animation displaying the Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Site.
Wastewater Treatment Technical Animation
Renowned engineering firm Black & Veatch turned to Trinity Animation to create this technical animation for a newly constructed wastewater treatment facility. Utilizing aerial photographs, we were able to show the exact path where water will be routed between the pumping house and the main facility. The camera path also leads into the facilities, lingering on the complex pumping machinery built from CAD models provided by the client. Trinity Animation ensured the client's goal to achieve the most accurate representation of the site post-construction was accomplished.
Technical cutaway animation showing the operation of the SpillX fueling system.
Fueling System Technical Animation
A genius solution to a problem plaguing the locomotive industry for years, the SpillX fueling system removes difficulties faced by fueling technicians. Designed so that only one operator is required, the intelligent nozzle can sense when the tank is almost full, and automatically cut off the fuel supply. To illustrate this, Trinity Animation created a descriptive industrial animation strongly focused on X-ray views that show the details of the mechanism.
Industrial Flour Sifter by Trinity Animation - Kansas City's Top 3D Animation Company. Project completed for Kansas-based Great Western Manufacturing
Industrial Flour Sifter Technical Animation
The process of sifting flour has been around for hundreds of years and is a staple to early food production. Showcasing this process in never-before-seen detail was the task for our animation team in this Industrial Flour Sifter animation. Working with the legendary Kansas-based Great Western Manufacturing, Trinity's team of talented animators brought the age-old process to life with modern technology.
Explore Trinity Animation's Technical Demo reel and see some of our best videos and animation projects.
Technical Animation Demo Reel
With a well-earned reputation built over 25 + years of industry experience, Trinity Animation is a professional 3D animation studio located in the heart of the Midwest in Kansas City. Featuring a team of exceptional 3D artists, Trinity Animation continues to bring a diverse array of projects from concept to completion, all while offering outstanding, world-class client service. Explore our technical demo reel and see why Trinity Animation is a trusted animation partner for clients across the globe.

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Image Gallery

Still images to compliment the technical animation.
3d visualization of a jackup rig with helipad, traveling out to sea with full ocean visible in the background.
Machinery Technical Animation
The Zentech Zenlock technical animation describes in great detail how their proprietary system smoothly elevates an entire jackup oil rig. The animation also features an X-ray effect highlighting the most important parts of the system.
Three quarter view of sea floor equipment with submersible robot arm completing assembly.
Underwater Technical Animation
The striking imagery in this underwater technical animation demands attention with its detailed view of an underwater clamp system. Capturing live video of this process would be difficult, if not impossible, as the depths in which this system is installed drastically restrict visibility. Instead, Trinity’s animators replicated both light dispersion and wave pattern for a body of water, illuminating this underwater world.
Aerial overview rendering of wastewater facility with surrounding area visible in background.
Wastewater Facility Technical Animation
Black & Veatch was contracted to design an expansion to the Tomahawk Wastewater Treatment Facility. To illustrate this, Trinity created a technical animation that began by giving an aerial view of the existing site that swiftly morphed into the proposed design. The camera then moved around the perimeter of the facility, alternating from aerial shots to ground views that displayed what the sight lines would be from the highway. Great care was taken to show that the facility expansion would not interfere with the general aesthetic of the area.
A still from the animation of the solar panel assembly illustrating the wire crimping process.
Solar Panel Technical Animation
Banyan wanted Trinity Animation to create a technical animation that would show the construction steps of their concentrated photovoltaic solar panels. The technical animation shows the cells being arranged into an array, with concentrating mirrors overlaid on top to focus the rays of the sun. The main benefit of this process is that it allows greater energy collection than current methods, while also employing fewer cells.
An aerial rendering of the central roundabout, illustrating the common recreational center of the solar powered neighborhood.
Technical Neighborhood Layout
The Neighborhood of the Future is a concept created by Southern Company. This self-contained neighborhood proposes a hub and spoke system to create a more organic layout than the typical square grid offers. Each neighborhood is capable of sustaining itself, with enough solar energy to power all of the local amenities. The Trinity team utilzed our extensive stock model libary to maximize both project schedule and budget for this technical animation.
A rendering of the full solar array installed on the desert floor.
Solar Array Installation Animation
Solfocus wanted to demonstrate to prospective customers that installation of their concentrated photovoltaic arrays is fast and easy. Having made live installation videos in the past, they wanted to present an installation area appearaing less like a chaotic construction site and more like a clean and liveable property. A digital animation also ensures updates to the install process or the product could be quickly applied in the future. To that end, Trinity Animation created technical animation showing the installation process in a simple, clean environment, accelerated to enhance the perception that speed was paramount.
Panoramic aerial rendering of the facility including fully detailed surrounding areas all the way to the horizon.
Facility Upgrade Technical Animation
Utilizing aerial photographs and deft technical animation, the IWRD Solids Processing Facility is displayed fully integrated into the geographical area that it will occupy.
A detailed realistic aerial rendering of the bridge installation area including trees, parking lots, watercraft and ships and all surrounding buildings.
Bridge Improvement Technical Animation
The Barletta Fall River bridge construction animation was created for an outreach campaign, demonstrating to the public how traffic would remain undisturbed during the new bridge's construction. In this technical animation, each stage of work is outlined and color coded for easy understanding. Animated traffic patterns were fully simulated and provide a realistic overview of potential conditions.
A rendered illustration of the lubrication injector system schematic, including the central feed and 14 unique injectors.
Injector Array Technical Animation
A beautiful example of a burn-away animated technique, the Lincoln SKF valve system visuals are for both informative and marketing purposes. This technical animation shows the outside of one valve being slowly burned away to reveal the inner workings.
A cutaway side view illustration that depicts the various ground strata and the underground installation of a connecting tunnel.
Civil Engineering Cutaway Technical Animation
Civil engineering construction projects can be trying under the best circumstances, but they become exponentially more difficult to complete when large bodies of water are involved. Hatch Mott wanted to illustrate to the public what the finished tunnel under the river would look like, so they turned to Trinity to create a descriptive industrial animation. A series of technical animations were created, peeling away layers of the earth to show the path that the tunnel would take.
An illustration of a square slice of ocean and land to figuratively demonstrate how cable may be laid on the ocean floor for many purposes.
Cable Installation Technical Animation
Sometimes it's impossible to show your clients exactly what your product does. That was the case with Makai Lay, a software solution that adjusts the feed rate of underwater cable. If cable is fed too quickly, or too slowly, problems arise and lead to further maintenance. Makai Lay leverages computational power to optimize distribution. Trinity's animated seqences drive the point home, proving that Makai Lay is the best option on the market.
An aerial rendering showing all the various sources of electrical power in a single idealized illustration, including coal power, gas power, wind power, solar power, and nuclear power.
Power Plant Technical Animation
A fully rendered power plant. The areas of construction in the technical animation are highlighted in a subtle blue to draw the viewer’s eye, including the solar fields and wind farm in the distance.

How will your solution solve your client's problem?
Show, don't tell. Animation will demonstrate your idea with precise clarity.

How we Work

We have an organized and efficient workflow to get your project done.
  • Goals
  • Reference
  • Construction
  • Beauty
  • Action
  • Finalize

The first priority is the goals you have set for your technical animation project. Usually it is to explain something clearly, or to depict an upcoming project's final result in an accurate way for others to review. Sometimes you need "beauty shots" that can do double duty as marketing imagery along with its original use - explaining a product or process with a descriptive industrial animation. Trinity has experience with many options for the best way to show a complex process, including cutaway, x-ray, exploded view, 2D/3D techniques, camera travel or cutting/transitioning, movement via flow paths and many more.

Based on your goals and project plans (including your budget and deadline) our project coordinator can help develop a proposal that is perfect for your needs.


Often there is existing imagery or movies that have some elements that you wish to use as a starting point for your technical animation. Such reference imagery is very helpful in communicating to our artists the look and style they should be working toward. Often a client will have many references for the industrial animation, with each defining the appearance or movement of a single element (i.e., how a rusted panel should appear, how an electric signal in a wire should be depicted visually, etc.).

If you are unsure of this, it's no problem - our artists are excellent at considering options and developing a look that is appealing and that also serves your needs for the project.

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The animators begin building the 3D virtual models that make up all the elements that will be seen in the technical animation. If you have provided CAD or similar 2D or 3D drawings for your project, these will be imported and the "hero" 3D model will be constructed over this to keep it perfectly accurate. If you need rather generic environmental elements such as a suburban neighborhood or a power substation, we already have a large library with detailed models that will likely suffice, reducing the cost of your descriptive technical animation significantly.

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With the models built and accuracy confirmed, the next step is to light and color the scene. Our artists factor in accuracy, beauty and clarity for the viewer so that the process being explained is always optimal. For example, in underwater scenes we often include sunlight dappling on the seafloor, distance fog, light beams and floaters, but never in a way that distracts or diminishes from the actual process or product that is at the center of your industrial animation.

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With everything built, lit and colored, the technical animation can be set up. The mindset of the animator is just like a director - where should we put the viewpoint (camera) to best explain it? How fast should it move? Should we travel to a new spot, or just dissolve or cut to that point? Much of this is approximated from an industrial animation script that starts the project off, but many fine points are tuned in by the artist as the industrial animation is built.

Often your project will require narration and we offer a dozen experienced voice talents as one option. You may choose to select a voice talent and have them send their audio files. We also frequently coordinates foreign translation and narration services (by native speakers) for virtually any language.

For evaluation of the near-final result, an evaluation package is provided to you containing full HD renders from sample points in your project (typically every 30 or 60 frames). We also create a full animatic (a kind of preview movie file) that allows you to fully judge the movement and timing.

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Next you'll review and revise the work in progress. We always budget for a major and a minor review phase for our technical animation. Our project coordinator will note all the needed changes and confirm these in writing via email. Usually the final edits are fairly quick and then the full industrial animation is computed (rendered) on our computational "farm." The finished movie file is sent to you in the format you have selected.

In addition, many clients request large resolution printable images from various points within the technical animation. These can be used for all manner of additional marketing, including print, trade show banner, web, or even coffee cups and t-shirts.

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