Looking for a top 3D animation company in San Francisco?

3D Animation companies can be particularly challenging to find, and making sure a firm is the right fit for your company can cause even more stress.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top 3D animation studios in San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best San Francisco 3D Animation Studios

  • 1
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Walnut Creek CA

    BX Films is a concept-to-consumer video agency based in Walnut Creek, Calif. founded in 2010. With a team of 12 professionals, they offer assistance in video production to clients from startups to enterprises, with a focus on advertising and marketing. They produce various video types, including commercial videos, brand videos, and explainers.

    Clients
    Cisco
    VSCO
    JBL
    Fellow Products
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A private equity firm commissioned BX Films to produce a video for recruitment purposes aimed at undergrad students. The video ended up being of higher quality than previous projects done by the firm, and it made candidates more interested in the firm than before.

    "From a project management standpoint, their team was awesome. The team at BX Films is organized, collaborative, and flexible. With video production, there are a lot of pieces and people involved. We really appreciated that they were willing to work with everyone’s schedules by getting different teams to participate. They were well-organized throughout the entire process." - VP of Marketing, Private Equity Firm

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Berkeley CA

    Studio B Films Inc. is a creative and video production agency based in Berkeley, Calif. With a team of 20 employees, they have provided video production, broadcast video, and advertising for midmarket and enterprise businesses since 1992. They work with clients in the IT, consumer products, and advertising industries.
     

    Clients
    Facebook
    Adobe
    Grammarly
    Publicis Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Studio B Films Inc. created a video series for a public science center. They created drafts of the project during pre-production, filmed the video, and finished all of the editing and graphics work. Internal stakeholders were pleased with the final project, and the video series has already been used by over a million children across the United States.

    “We got a lot of positive feedback internally from the publisher; they were so happy with the work. We also got a lot of positive feedback from review panels and school districts on the quality of the videos and what they brought to the curriculum. The level of polish and engagement in the videos helped the curriculum stand out and sell as well as it has.” – Senior Producer, Science Center
     

  • 3
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Fog Coast Productions is a San Francisco-based video production company that was founded in 2017. They employ a small team of 3 that works mostly in video production but also provides advertising, branding, and a variety of marketing services.

    Clients
    San Francisco 49ers
    Foster Farms
    Pacific Park
    T3 Advisors
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An e-learning company wanted to create, improve, and promote their content online. Fog Coast Productions filmed, edited, and produced 50+ videos, interviewing customers about how to better use the e-learning platform. The videos promoted the brand on social media to encourage new users and increase the activity of existing users. 

    "Their work’s had a huge impact on how we’re able to interact with our followers on social media. Fog Coast provided a great product that functions as our best resource when advertising the company’s capabilities." — Director of Digital Engagement, E-Learning Company

  • 4
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Cowan Agency is a San Francisco based creative agency. They were founded in 2013 and have a team of three employees who specialize in video production, advertising, and branding.

    Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Koniku
    Shadow
    Notable Project

    Cowan Agency created an explainer video for a health technology provider. The video was split into three parts, explaining the product generally, then how it works, and finally showing some user testimonials. The client used this video to explain their product at conferences and said that it has received a lot of praise.  

    “Since Cowan Agency and I worked on the project together, the end product is strong. It’s a high-quality, professional set of clips.” – Co-Founder, Health Technology Provider
     

  • 5
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Palo Alto CA

    Prolific Studio is a marketing firm based in Palo Alto, Calif. with over 50 members. Founded in 2018, they specialize in social media marketing, email marketing, and SEO solutions for clients that work in various industries, including real estate, arts, and business services.

    Clients
    Toyota
    Techcrunch
    Suzuki
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prolific Studio worked on multiple design projects with a digital marketing company. Prolific Studio provided the company’s clients with logo services, web development, and more. The clients are very satisfied with Prolific Studio’s work.

    “So far, my experience has been terrific with them.” - Owner, Digital Marketing Company

  • 6
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    A video production company based in San Francisco, Rocketwheel was founded in 2007. Their team of fewer than 10 employees primarily services enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as health care and medical, advertising and marketing, and business services.

    Clients
    Amazon
    Salesforce
    Bloomberg
    Dell
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rocketwheel created an animated explainer video for a financial services company’s newest product. The video served to educate customers on the benefits and uses of the product. The team’s final product was visually appealing and effective.

    “The videos were extremely successful in the launch of our product. They allowed for much faster and greater adoption and were used extensively during the sales and implementation processes.” — Vice President of Marketing, Financial Services Company

  • 7
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Colormatics is a studio founded in 2014 in Jersey City, N.J. with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in video production, advertising, and content marketing services for clients in the fields of consumer products and business services.

    Clients
    H&M
    The Macallan
    Fiverr
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Colormatics produced TV ads for a freelancer marketplace platform. The platform needed direct response TV ads for their product. So far the metrics are incomplete but the platform is satisfied with Colormatics’ work.

    “I didn’t need to tell Colormatics exactly what we needed; they already had a basic understanding of our product and our objectives.” - Director of Brand, Freelancer Marketplace Platform

  • 8
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Novato CA

    Explainly is an animation company headquartered in Novato, Calif. and founded in 2018. The team of fewer than 10 employees provides video production services, with a specific focus on explainer videos. Their clientele is composed of enterprises, midmarket businesses, and small businesses in the advertising and marketing and arts, entertainment, and music industries.

    Clients
    Visa
    HubSpot
    Stanford
    Morning Brew
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Explainly produced an animated explainer video to generate leads. Their work involved writing the scripts and creating the visual design, and the deliverable led to an increase in both inquiries and revenue.

    "We have had numerous prospective customer and active customers tell us they were interested in evaluating [us] based on the Explainly video." – Sr. Sales Manager, Influencer Marketing Company

  • 9
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Novaby is a 3D/AR creative technologies studio based in Seattle and founded in 2018. Their team of more than 10 specializes in video production and AR/VR development solutions for clients in the fields of arts, advertising, and gaming.

    Clients
    TOTO USA
    AirTerra
    Swire Hotels
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Novaby created a promotional game video for an educational gaming company. The video was to be published on both Google Play and the Apple App Store to advertise the game. The client was satisfied with the results.

    We found the workflow very effective.” - President, Educational Gaming Company

  • 10
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Mountain View CA

    Picturelab is a video production company located in Mountain View, Calif. Founded in 2009, they comprise four employees specializing in storytelling, design, motion graphics, and live action video. They work with innovative clients, including global brands and startups.

    Clients
    Google
    NASA
    Apple
    Facebook
    Notable Project

    Picturelab produced two videos for a facilities services company. One video was straightforward, describing the company's services, and the second was an attention-grabbing advertisement. The videos received positive feedback from both the internal sales team and clients.

    “The team at Picturelab is great! All interaction was professional and very easy. We found Picturelab to be extremely fast and creative! We are in the process of launching these videos. So far, we have received great feedback from our sales team and a few clients we have shown.” – Director of Marketing, Facilities Services Company

  • 11
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Rafael CA

    Zero One Digital Media is an entertainment company based in San Rafael, California that was founded in 2012. Their team of around five employees works with mostly enterprise companies, as well as some mid-market businesses, in the advertising, media, and arts industries. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Working with a software company, Zero One Digital Media provides ongoing video production, delivering everything from full-length documentaries to promotional clips for social media. The client praises their creativity and collaboration, as well as their deft narrative hand. 

  • 12
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Founded in 2006, Clutch Creative House is a video production and graphic design agency based in New York, New York. They also provide web design, advertising, branding, and UX/UI design services. 

    Clients
    Be All
    ERVE
    eToro
    Bancor
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Clutch Creative House produced a promotional video for a gaming company to promote a new product. The client was pleased with the end result. 

    "We were very pleased with how professional they were." – Creative Manager, Gaming Company

     

  • 13
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Midsize logo company Citrus Animations Inc, is located in San Jose, California. They offer logo, video production, and other design and were launched in 2012.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A production company hired Citrus Animations Inc for animated video. The goal is to deliver a high-quality 60-second animated video within the end client’s creative vision.

    "They have met the deadlines."

  • 14
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Based in San Francisco, California, Bonfire Labs is a video production company. The small company was launched in 1991. Their team provides video production, broadcast video, branding, and marketing strategy.
  • 15
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    Advertising company Across the Pond was founded in 2008. Their small team is located in London, United Kingdom; San Francisco, California and Singapore, Singapore. Their services include advertising, branding, video production, content marketing, and more.
    Industries
  • 18
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Berkeley CA
    Neoscape is a branding agency. The Boston, Massachusetts-based company was launched in 1995. The midsize team focuses on branding, graphic design, video production, email marketing, and more.
    Industries
  • 19
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Clara CA
    Located in Santa Clara, California, Spiral Moon Media is a video production agency. The small team specializes in video production. The firm was founded in 2010.
    Industries
  • 20
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    San Jose CA
    IMediaBay is a midsize video production agency. Based in San Jose, California and Chennai, India, the company was established in 2013. Their team offers video production, ux/ui design, graphic design, print design, and more.
  • 22
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Rafael CA
    Based in San Rafael, California, L.inc Design is a small video production agency. Their services include video production, broadcast video, graphic design, and logo.
  • 24
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    Kaneshige Design Associates

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    2 - 9 Employees
    Hayward CA
    Established in 1991, Kaneshige Design Associates is an advertising company. They are headquartered in Hayward, California and have a small team. The agency offers advertising, graphic design, print design, video production, and more.
  • 25
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA
    The Circle is an advertising company. Established in 2015, the team provides advertising, video production, and branding. Their small agency is located in New York, New York; Kyiv, Ukraine; London, United Kingdom and San Francisco, California.
    Industries
  • 26
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Richmond CA
    Skycar Creative is a small graphic design company and video production company launched in 2014. Their team provides graphic design and video production. The company is headquartered in Richmond, California.
  • 27
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Oakland CA
    Pixel Valley Studio is a small branding company and video production agency. Established in 1998, the firm is located in Oakland, California. Their services include branding and video production.
  • 28
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brentwood CA
    Weblative is a content marketing company. Their small team is based in Brentwood, California. Their team focuses on content marketing, search engine optimization, video production, and web development.
  • 29
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    Cox eLearning Consulting

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    10 - 49 Employees
    Livermore CA
    Cox eLearning Consulting is a small email marketing company. Based in Livermore, California, the agency was established in 2006. Their team focuses on email marketing, business consulting, market research, public relations, and more.
  • 30
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    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA
    The Parker-Lambert Agency is a branding agency. In San Jose, California, their small team provides branding, graphic design, marketing strategy, other design, and more. The firm was founded in 2016.
    Industries
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