3D assembly film roof tile photovoltaic solar

Universally and flexibly animated in 3D

How do you install a photovoltaic or solar system on the roof? Special roof hooks hold the substructure of the system on the pitched roof. Our client’s product now makes this much easier. And to show this to his customers, we professionally animated the assembly of his universal metal roof tile in this 3D assembly film. Let's go!

3D assembly film of the roof tile on a pitched roof

In an existing tiled roof, roof tiles are removed from the desired locations and the universal metal roof tile is inserted. This is so flexible that it can be pressed into the existing roof tile contour. This was the biggest challenge in creating the animation. Not only did the wave contour of the old roof tiles have to be harmoniously adapted, but the embossed surface structure of the metal plate also had to continue to be visible.

After installing the metallic universal roof tile, a roof hook and a seal are installed and the existing roof is covered again.

Implementation of video production - 2024

From the illustrated storyboard to the finished montage film

At the beginning of the animation creation there is always a consultation with the customer. What should be shown and how? Which assembly steps are important? What should be explained and visualized in detail? All of these questions flow into an initial, rough, bullet-point description of the process. Based on this, an illustrated storyboard is then created. In this storyboard, all the important assembly steps are shown as they can be seen in the later animation. As a customer, you can see in advance what the later video will look like and, if necessary, incorporate correction requests.

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Example storyboard for a 3D assembly film of a metallic roof tile

Excerpt from a storyboard of a roof tile for photovoltaics and solar systems

Editable CAD model of the roof tile

There was a finished CAD model of the metal roof tile, but it could not be used for such a flexible animation. A CAD model looks like a rigid block that can only be bent to a very limited extent. Whenever you want something to be transformed individually, it is better to recreate the 3D model yourself in the animation program. The roof tile was modeled with only 8 surrounding splines (lines), which can be individually adjusted point by point. This means that other wave structures or bends can be created at the top like at the bottom of the roof tile. A kind of tension sheet is stretched over the splines, which then becomes the outer skin. And this outer skin gets the embossed structural look thanks to a special texture. Et voilà - a 100% flexible roof tile in 3D is ready and looks deceptively real after the rendering.

Editable 3D model in the animation program

Editable 3D model in the animation program

Editable 3D model finally rendered

Editable 3D model finally rendered

Consulting for 3D assembly film

Free initial consultation for your 3D assembly film

Are you also looking for a 3D agency that also presents your products and articles with a 3D assembly film? But you don't know yet whether this will work for you and your articles? The Animations-Maschine offers you a free initial consultation. Let's just talk about your product and project. Together we will work out an ideal solution for your project. You then decide at your leisure whether you ultimately want to have a 3D assembly film or a 3D product rendering produced.

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Image gallery of 3D animations of a universal roof tile

A small excerpt of implemented animations from the area of roof fastening for solar and photovoltaic systems.

Have your own 3D assembly film created by a professional

Do you also have products from the area of roofing, photovoltic systems, solar, fastening systems or generally interesting technical products? If you also want to have your products explained and are looking for a 3D animation agency, then we are your partner and will be happy to help you. Please contact us and together we will create suitable assembly films or product videos for you. Tailored precisely to your needs and requirements.

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Services provided in the creation of the assembly film

  • 3D animation services - CAD construction

    CAD construction

  • 3D animation services - CAD model creation

    CAD model creation

  • 3D animation services - Texturing


  • 3D animation services - Storyboard creation

    Storyboard creation

  • 3D animation services - Animation creation

    Animation creation

  • 3D animation services - Rendering


  • 3D animation services - Text overlays

    Text overlays

  • 3D animation services - Music integration

    Music integration

  • 3D animation services - Post production

    Post production

  • 3D animation services - Provision in various video formats

    Provision in various video formats