ATA's 3D Animation YouTube Channel

ATA Aquires FARO 3D Scanner

"Nighttime Photography" - issues and equipment
"Doing it in the Dark" - Night Imaging Techniques

Download ATA's Accident Scene Photograph Shot List

Animation Clips -
US Air Force Emergency Response Training Programs
produced by ATA.


Our graphics production capability is built on current technology hardware running the latest in graphics support software that allows fast, smooth development, assembly and editing of 3D animation, video and DVD format productions, as well as static demonstrative graphics. Whether the production is built around animated models and sequences, digital video, still frame digital photographs or an integrated mix, our staff provides complete services to support the client's needs for litigation, marketing, training or whatever application they may require.

FARO 3D Scanner:

Since the beginning of 2012, ATA Associates has been utilizing one of the latest models of the FARO 3D scanner in creating truly life-like vehicle and site images to assist us in our forensic investigations.
One of the advantages in using the 3D scanner is that one person can capture a large, heavily damaged object with a high degree of accuracy in a relatively small time frame. Using photos would place limitations on how large an area one could view with any particular image, and you would be restricted to only the views that the photographer used. Developing a 3D model from photographs would be quite difficult and time consuming and the modeler would never be able to reproduce all the damage patterns accurately. The output from the 3D scanner allows you to view an object from any angle at any scale and every nuance of the complicated damage patterns are recreated digitally.
For a sampling - Check out these images developed during case work we have performed using this technology.

FARO Zone 3D Forensic Animations:

ATA utilizes the 3D animation software program FARO Zone 3D. It is the latest version of this comprehensive, easy-to-use 3 dimensional forensic animation package that quickly and effectively generates crash scenarios.
Here is a playlist featuring Reality animations our staff has developed:
FARO Zone 3D Sample Playlist

3D Animations:

Few elements of an effective presentation can make a more immediate impression on your target audience than a well executed 3D graphic animation. In many cases, animations tell the story much better to allow the viewer to visualize sequences, configurations, operational flows and assembly.
For over 20 years, ATA has been providing clients with high quality graphic animations to fit a variety of applications from courtroom presentations to product & systems demonstrations.
3D Animation Samples

Demonstrative Graphics:

Sometimes, a verbal presentation, no matter how well planned and thought out, will not fully connect your story with the audience. ATA's demonstrative graphics can expedite understanding and drive home the points your are trying to make.
These are particularly useful when presenting highly technical issues or topics that an audience may not be familiar with. Our staff can create printed graphics in various formats from notebook style to large-scale poster printouts. You will work with our staff to decide the most impactful content, scale and method for presenting your story, evidence or testimony.

Full Production Video:

We can create quality corporate training videos, product promotional videos as well as informative programs to suit your needs.

Our professional video producers offer services such as:

  • Script writing
  • Professional voiceovers
  • Location and studio production
  • Post-production digital video and audio editing and royalty-free
    background music

Additionally, we can construct and produce technical and demonstrative video geared towards the purposes of forensic and litigation analyses, courtroom presentation, or concerning whatever application you may require.

Full Production Training Programs

Derived from the body of forensic and accident reconstruction work that we have done over the years, ATA has produced a variety of training and educational programs concerning driver and operator safety, awareness and best practices on the road, on the water or in the work place. We have the background, staff and equipment to produce fully authored DVD programs in either HD or Standard Definition.


ATA knows the value of quality photographic images. Poor photos can hurt your project as much as good photos can help it.

ATA puts the latest equipment in the hands of trained professional photographers to produce clear, concise photos, which can be the focal point of a case or investigation.

Our photographers specialize in:

  • Close-up (macro) photography
  • Precision night photographs as well as night video images
  • Photogrammetry
  • Photo documentation
  • Stop-action photography
  • Forensic documentation
  • Medium and small format film
  • Digital format

Additionally, we can perform technical and demonstrative photography geared towards the purposes of forensic and litigation analyses, or concerning whatever application you may require.

Whether they are close-ups, night photographs or stop action; in conventional film or the latest digital formats; ATA’s photographic professionals have the experience and expertise to capture the quality images you need and expect for your project.