2D Animation - Explainer Videos

Animation Studios in Mumbai

ZoomMantra is one of the leading 2D and 3D Animation Studio in Mumbai. We here at ZoomMantra understand that making 2D animation video requires creative and technological skills, and we have animation professionals who specialize at doing just that.


Our animation makers create 2 dimensional artistic spaces, which is a complex and time consuming process. For an animation movie maker the main focus in on creating characters and storyboards in a 2D environment. 2D animation uses bitmap and vector graphics, which are created using computers and animation software programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and Encore. These animations, which are made at the animation studio here at ZoomMantra, are used in advertisements, films, television shows, computer games, or websites. 

2D animation

As tedious as creating 2D animation can be, they largely involve four steps. 

  • Storyboard- The script for the 2D animation is written out and the animation maker sketches the rough drawings of the scenes out. The script of the compute animation is timed to each drawing, and they form a complete scene. The complete storyboard looks very similar to comics.

  • Audio- Next step is recording the dialogues. Various voice artists whose voice would suit the animation characters do the dialogues recording.

  • Animatic- The animators draw out each character in different poses and angles and make changes to the character. The end result is the final character design that is used in the animation. 

  • Layout- The artist will then draw the characters in every necessary pose. These drawings are then combined with the storyboards and audio to create a second Animatic.

Making a 2D animation video has various advantages:

  • It saves time and money and also saves the production cost.

  • It has basic controls, which makes it easy in handling without any tutorials.

There are some disadvantages of 2D animation:

  • 2D animation can sometimes come across as boring.

  • With the introduction of 3D animation demands for 2D animation has decreased.