2D vs 3D
Updated: 12/29/2016
2D vs 3D
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Storyboarding Tips on Perspective

by Sarah Laroche

Incorporating a three-dimensional property like depth into a two-dimensional plane (a storyboard for example) can be difficult, but there are some tips and tricks to help create the illusion of depth. Depth is always illusory in a 2-D space (photos, drawings), which are flat. Our brains are built for 3-D environments though. They take cues from lighting, shadows size, and angles in order to interpret our distance to objects, and we can apply these tricks to a 2-D medium with perspective, thereby tricking our brains into seeing distance and depth in a storyboard.


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Storyboard Description

2D vs 3D in a storyboard, graphic organizer or comic strip creator

Storyboard Text

  • 2 DIMENSIONS
  • On a 2D plane like this storyboard, an image can have 2 dimensions: Length and Width
  • Length
  • Width
  • 3 DIMENSIONS (on a 2D plane)
  • By adding angled lines and using some shading, it is possible to give the illusion of depth.
  • Length
  • "Depth"
  • Width