The possibilities of a 3D animation are widely dispersed. With such a 3D movie new medical products can be presented, mechanisms of action (moa) declared or it can be used in patient education. Such a 3D animation can be used in any media, such as PowerPoint presentation, YouTube video, exhibition canvas etc.

To describe the common project phases of a medical animation production, we are using the example of a 3D animation on the topic of "esophagectomy". The steps are divided chronologically into: concept development, graphic storyboard, creation of organs and devices, pre-visualization, rendering and compositing of the final film.