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Hidden Meanings in 3D Animations - Secrets and Messages

Frequently, films and animations hold hidden information within them. It is the filmmaker's job to figure out how to do this - so long as they don't ruin the story while they do it.

Hidden information in animations can take many forms. For example, an animator might put in a reference to another work of fiction - something that only people who are familiar with that other work will get.

Or, an animator might use a visual pun to communicate a message. If you don't get it the first time, don't worry! These often take multiple viewings to catch.

Finally, some messages may be more political or social in nature. An artist might use their work to say something about the world they live in, without explicitly coming out and saying it.

Whatever the case may be, there's more to 3D animations than providing entertainment. If you know where to look, you might just find a whole other level of meaning hidden within them!

In this example, the animation titled "Outside the Box" demonstrates a person who flies outside the box he is in to find that he was inside a floating computer chip amongst hundreds of others, and then the drama ensues:

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