Attorneys and expert witnesses use computer animation in legal arguments for visual reenactment or reconstruction. This can substantially strengthen arguments to either juries or judges. We work closely with attorneys to design animations that summarize rich 3-Dimensional perspectives.
Forensic animations help make presentations clear and compelling, and can be used in both civil and criminal litigation. Many cases can benefit from animation. We also believe that if animation evidence is determined to be appropriate, its evidentiary value depends on accurate 3-d information that is rendered into an accessible and intuitive story. We base our animations on precise spatial modeling with CAD and GIS software.
Because we work closely and directly with attorneys, there is no "middle man" that results in increased costs. Likewise, no time is expended on meetings between animation contractors and expert witnesses. Often, "still" exhibits can be produced at minimal costs by clipping frames directly from an animation and adding visual components such as bullet paths.
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Vol. 10, No. 7, pp 28-33. Advanstar Communications, Eugene, OR, July 2000.