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We provide premium quality, reliable and cost-effective outsource animation services for internal design teams and marketing agencies

The white label outsource animation services we provide give you access to our specialist range of skills, elite hardware, in-house rendering services and vast and ever expanding range of animation software. This makes it possible for your business to take on more work, provide new services and expand your in-house capabilities.

Watch our video or continue reading to find out more about our specialist range of white label outsource capabilities.

Why you need our Outsource Animation Services

Producing 3D animation and CGI can be complex, time consuming and costly. It also requires specialist expertise, hardware and software packages that your business might not have available on-site or be able to justify purchasing. By outsourcing your specialist 3D requirements to Thunderstorm FX® instead, you don’t have to worry about these things because we’ve got it covered.

About the Outsource Animation Services we provide

We’ve invested heavily in the latest computer hardware and have our own in-house render farm. This means we can open and work with even the biggest 3D scene files containing millions of polygons, dozens of CAD assemblies or hundreds of texture files should the need arise. We also use a huge range of the very best 3D packages and plugins for modelling, texturing and rendering.

Virtual 3D representations of your product that can be visualised and animated in any way imaginable

Virtual photography solutions for visualising the appearance of your products without limitations

Animated film solutions for visualising what your product is, what it does and how to use it

Interactive content that makes it possible for audiences to engage with your product in new ways

Thunderstorm FX® Animation Outsource Benefits

Thunderstorm FX® specialise in the production of hard surface, mechanical 3D visualisation content.

We act as an invisible, virtual extension of your own business

UK-Based Location

Thunderstorm FX is located in Macclesfield, Cheshire. This is in close proximity to Wilmslow, Didsbury, Alderley Edge and Congleton. Our super-fast broadband (200MB+) also makes it possible to work remotely with businesses anywhere in this country or around the world.

Communication

We understand the importance of good communication and will provide you with a production schedule and regular updates throughout the course of each project. We can also be reached by phone, email, Skype and Discord.

2D & 3D Rendering

We manage this aspect of the production for you and give you a choice between using our very own in-house render farm or one of the popular online rendering services. This provides you with more control over data and costs.

Confidentiality

You can rest assured that white label partnerships & outsource projects are completely confidential. We do not disclose any details about the work we produce or who we produce it for.

Experience

Thunderstorm FX have been producing 2D and 3D content for businesses since 2011. The director of the business also has industry experience dating back nearly two decades, so we really know our stuff!

Software & Plugins

We invest heavily in technology and software so you don't have to. We have a vast selection of popular, industry-standard software and plugins at our disposal. Which means you will too.

Privacy

We take your data seriously and store data in accordance with GDPR guidelines. All our servers and workstations are also protected by business-class security software. Find out more by reading our privacy policy.

Backups & Redundancy

Client data is stored in multiple online and offline locations. Our servers are also connected to uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units to ensure that important data is not lost in the event of a power outage.

Personal Service

When you work with us you communicate directly with the person actually doing the work. Jason is available to suit individual client requirements and can also be reached via email, phone, Discord or Skype. It doesn't get much more personal than that.

FAQ's

All of the services found here on our website are available as part of the white label, outsource service.


The following items and services are not included as part of our white label outsource packages.

  • Stock graphics, photographs and templates.
  • Project files – unless agreed otherwise as part of an ongoing contract.
  • Voice Over Narrations
  • Storyboards
  • Copywriting Services
The first step is to get in touch, which you can do by using the contact form opposite or calling Jason on: 01625 265932. We’ll then want to know all about your business and your individual requirements so we can provide you with the very best solution and level of service. This will typically involve:
  • Communication Preferences
  • Project Budgets
  • Content Requirements
  • Scheduling
  • Turnaround Times
  • Production Volume

Time = money, so efficient communication and project management is very important. Over the years we’ve tried and tested many of the most popular tools and found that a combination of KanbanFlow, Dropbox and Skype work best for us. However, we’re also happy to consider other solutions to suit individual requirements.

This exact process will vary depending on the type of content that may be required.  However, this will typically include the following different phases.

Brief You provide a detailed creative brief and storyboard. We then discuss (and where necessary) refine these requirements before agreeing on a deadline and moving onto the next phase.

Assets Supply Assets will need to be fully approved and signed off by all parties.
  • Branding: Logos, fonts, guidelines etc
  • Reference Materials [3D projects only) such as photographs and drawings
  • General Content: Any content that will either be used within the final animation or affect the production of it.


Production This will vary significantly depending on whether the content being produced is an animation or series of images and whether this is 2D or 3D. 3D projects will involve different phases for modelling, texturing, illumination and animation for example.

Feedback We will give you the opportunity to provide feedback at every opportunity in accordance with agreed terms.

Post Production This is when we add the finishing touches to your content. Special effects, colour grading, compositing effects and background audio. We can also supply a rough edit so you can commission a voice over narration if required.

Final Signoff

Thunderstorm FX® is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire. We work from an extremely well equipped, home-based studio. This is the “only” reason why we do not publish our full address. If you still feel like you need a little more reassurance then take a look at the following facts about us.

  • Thunderstorm FX® has now been trading more than 8 years.
  • We have dozens of extremely happy, long-term clients. Just take a look at the some of the testimonials that have been left for us.
  • You can still come and visit the studio. Just get in touch to make an appointment.
  • Working from a home-based studio makes it possible to invest more money into things that really count, like hardware and software. It’s also far more environmentally friendly too.
  • You can get in touch with the director of the business outside of normal working hours as standard, as he’s never far away from the studio. Need an urgent task completing at weekend or late night on a Friday? No problem, just get in touch.

Yes, we can also be contracted to work on a retained basis that provides you with a specific amount of production time to allocate as required each month. The cost for this service will vary from one business to another depending on specific content requirements, so please get in touch to find out more. Retained creative services are paid for on a monthly basis and subject to a minimum contract period of 6 months.

The fact that we work from a home-based studio makes it possible for the director of the business (Jason) to provide service to clients between the hours of 8am-11pm (UK time) Monday – Friday. This has frequently made it possible for us to provide late night support on pitches and presentations and help clients who may have otherwise missed important deadlines. Additionally, this level of flexibility has also allowed us to collaborate with and produce work for businesses in both the USA and Australia to date.

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+44 (0)1625 265932

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