Recent technical animation projects have had project costs totaling between $1,000 and $8,000 per animation. This wide price range speaks to the vastly different requirements of each project. Each animation project is unique in its content and requirements, so the best way to get an accurate estimate on your project would be to contact us to discuss your plans in detail.
Our animation costs can be matched to a predefined budget, with a proposal provided as a not-to-exceed figure with a fixed project scope. Alternatively, a storyboard can be created as a standalone initial project and a fixed quote provided for the production of the animation based on that storyboard. We don't quote a fixed price per minute/second of animation, as we find the client pays far too much for a simple animation, or receives a low quality result because the necessary shots were beyond the specified budget.
So what specifically affects the cost of a product animation, forensic animation, or animated explainer video? In each of these cases, we have to balance additional cost with the value of the visuals that are driving that cost.
Our animation project proposals typically offer a base configuration and price along with optional components and their additional cost. Using this technique, you can decide what visuals you include for a given budget, delivering maximum value and return on your investment.