It is no lie that technology has been advancing at an exponential rate in every possible field. Similarly, whenever there is a chance of any field becoming obsolete, something ‘new’ and ‘advanced’ pops up.

Although presentations will always be an indispensable part of any field, there was a need for them to be upgraded towards something bigger. Therefore, when the public demanded something better, the demand was well taken care of when the concept of 3D Presentations evolved.

Any new technology creates new opportunities. However, to make full use of such a technology, there is a need to understand the concept in depth. We are simplifying this daunting task by enlisting the pros and cons of 3D presentations so that you can make better decisions.

Pros of 3D Presentations

1. Holds the Audience 

As 3D designs and elements are more retentive than 2D elements, 3D presentations can help grab the attention of the audience. It can be used as a tool to surprise the audience, and keep them interested, even after the presentation. One of the key advantages of 3D elements is that they build such a visual appeal that enhances the quality and effect of the presentation. 

2. Fosters Better Visualization

Delivering complex sets of information by the presenter and retaining or comprehending such sets of information by the audience are challenging tasks. These tasks can become even more complex if the presentation is bombarded with intimidating statistics, data, etc. 3D presentations can help the audience easily process complex data as they compress and deliver tough bits of information into retainable pieces of information. This is because, by means of 3D elements, visualization has become a hundred times easier and better. It can turn a presentation into an ‘experience’ for the audience if used correctly.

3. Acts as a Dynamic Mechanism 

As its name suggests, 3D presentations operate in a 3-dimensional space, which includes more opportunities and ways of visual and versatile presentations. Because of its dynamic scope, 3D presentations can be repurposed by adding interactive elements. 

3D Presentations allow the presenter to enjoy a sense of flexibility, range, and dynamism that is essential to channel the creative inputs of the presenter. It adds a sense of ‘realism,’ and makes the presentation more convincing and believable. 


1. Gives Low Return

Due to its high cost and unsteady usage, the returns received on 3D presentations might not be desirable. Creating 3D presentations is more time-consuming than a regular presentation. For a beginner, the hours can double up as it would call for extra learning and practice. While creating 3D presentations can take up an incessant amount of time, manpower, and money, they haven’t been proven to bring significant returns. 

2. Mostly Unwarranted and Insignificant 

Since they are still quite uncommon, using 3D elements can go wrong. This is also because regular presentations serve almost all purposes, and the addition of 3D presentations is most likely unnecessary, redundant, and extra. 

3. Chances of Being Low Quality 

Since it is not one of the most used forms of presentations, not a lot of presenters opt for it. Therefore, most presenters are not trained or aware of the nuances of 3D presentations. If they choose to learn, it will take a significant amount of time for the content to be at par with the quality standards of a presentation. Therefore, most work can be of low quality, as it is still not universally common and accepted. In an advanced ecosystem, low quality can instantly lead to low or no credibility, which defeats the purpose of adding a technological innovation to the presentation. 


Now, the picture is pretty clear. The usage of 3D presentation or elements has to be decided by the presenter based on its need, utility, effectiveness, and return. By keeping a note of both sides of the coin, a presenter can easily navigate and utilize such technological advancement while preparing for the challenges that come with it. Websites like Collidu offer creative 3D Presentation templates for business, social, and educational purposes that are compatible with PowerPoint and Google Slides.

About the Author

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Mirko Humbert

Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic designer and the founder of WP Expert.