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About Animax Designs


 Created in November of 1989, Animax Designs began with a simple mission: to bring a higher level of precision and technology to 3D character design and fabrication. We cater to very demanding clients who demand exceptional quality and IP integrity. Twenty-five years later our commitment to our clients has remained our highest priority.

Animax Designs takes your ideas and creates dynamic, engaging characters that delight your audience. Our work is seen throughout the live entertainment, themed attractions, commercial, film, and television industries.

We provide unparalleled design and engineering in every aspect of our products. Our work ranges from intelligent animatronics, hybrid performance characters, animated costumes, to mechanized and traditional puppets. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality product on time and on budget.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our work and range of capabilities. Let us put our experience to work for you!

What We Do

Concept & Development

We provide full service concept design to bring your vision to life. Already know how you want your character to look and to operate? We’ll use our expertise in sculpting, patterning, costuming, and fabricating to match. Vague on the details? We’ll develop concepts until you get exactly what you want. With our experience, we know how to blend character and operation seamlessly.

Design & Engineering

We believe that a character’s interior design should be as perfect as the outside. That’s why every Animax character is specifically engineered for optimum functionality and durability. Our team excels at creative mechanical design; from CAD modelling, to 3D printing maquettes, CNC tooling, and quality control testing, you can feel comfortable knowing you are receiving a world-class product.

Sculpting & Fabrication

Your characters are safe in our artists’ hands. Whether it’s a digital or traditional sculpture, a pattern with invisible seams, or hand-punched hair and fur, you will be blown away at how well your characters have been realized. We are meticulous in fabricating our characters; with Animax, you know that we will attend to every detail.

Our Process

We are not content to sit still and do things the same way for years on end. Instead, we are continuously improving our products, pushing the limits of technology, materials, methods, and designs because we know that yesterday’s tools are not enough for today’s entertainment needs.

 

  • CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

    CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS

    PROJECT PLANS & SCHEMATICS

    TECHNICAL, MECHANICAL, & ELECTRICAL DESIGN

    MAQUETTES & PROTOTYPES

    DIGITAL ANIMATICS

    FABRIC & MATERIAL EXPERTISE

     

  • MECHANICAL/STRUCTURAL DESIGN

    COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (SOLIDWORKS, ZBRUSH, CAD)

    OPTIMIZATION FOR STRENGTH & WEIGHT REDUCTION

    ELECTRICAL & PNEUMATIC/HYDRAULIC SYSTEM DESIGN

    MULTIPLE PLATFORM INTEGRATION/COLLABORATION

    QUALITY ASSURANCE/CONTROL

    FACTORY/ON-SITE CYCLE TESTING

    STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY/SAFETY DOCUMENTATION

     

  • LIFE-LIKE, INTELLIGENT ANIMATRONICS

    HIGH PRECISION ASSEMBLIES

    3D PRINTING/RAPID PROTOTYPING

    THREE- & FIVE-AXIS CNC MACHINING

    DIGITAL/TRADITIONAL SCULPTURE

    MOLD MAKING/MATERIAL CASTING

    PAINT & FIGURING FINISHING

    SOFT FOAM PATTERNING

    COSTUME CHARACTER DESIGN

    REHAB/REFURBISHMENT

     

  • SCHEDULING

    BUDGETING

    STRATEGY & IMPLEMENTATION

    SPECIFICATIONS & TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS

    QUALITY CONTROL/OVERSIGHT

    FULL FAT/SAT TESTING

    O&M DOCUMENTATION & TRAINING

    ON-SITE TRAINING

     

  • Animax has an amazing staff that delivers a truly professional product every time

    Tom Judd, Technical Director,
    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment

Our Work

Diagon Alley – Universal Studios Florida

Diagon Alley – Universal Studios Florida

Animatronics, Design, Engineering
Rat

Rat

Design
Dragon

Dragon

Design
Baby Looney Tunes

Baby Looney Tunes

Design, Puppetry
Alien

Alien

Design
Virtually Puppeteered Human Animatronic

Virtually Puppeteered Human Animatronic

Animatronics, Design, Engineering
Snuggle

Snuggle

Design, Puppetry
Princess

Princess

Design
Viacom
SeaWorld
Disney Parks
Nickelodeon
WDI
Warner Brothers
Pixar
Universal
Disney Cruise Line
Sesame Workshop

Join Our Team

Animax Designs is always on the lookout for bright, eager talent to join us here in Nashville! While we do not have any open positions at this time, we are always willing to accept résumés and links to demo reels. We only accept submissions via email.

Mailed submissions will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Please email all materials to:

HR@animaxdesigns.com

Thank you for your interest in Animax Designs.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about our work and range of capabilities.

Let us put our experience to work for you!

Animax Designs
210 Venture Circle
Nashville, TN 37228


t 615.889.1248
f 615.889.2692


info@animaxdesigns.com