While animation consists of giving life to those objects that do not have it, in 3D animation, in addition to this, these objects can be rotated and moved in a three-dimensional space. The way it is done is different from traditional animation, since it uses software that allows modeling and sculpting digitally. In this way, designers give a character or object a personality of its own, whose mission is to convey emotions or tell stories.

Unlike traditional 2D animation, in 3D animation the frames must undergo a rendering process once the model is finalized.