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injacphi
01-11-2013, 10:12 AM
Hi Everyone,

I'm seeking your imagination with asking you some ideas for my 3D design studio company name. I'm trying to fin something since many weeks but unfortunately I'm not finding anything that I like. Please share some ideas with me.

I have already thought of some ideas like: cre8 studio, zoomin studio, pigment studio,

The mission of the company is all about CGI, 3D models for animation, logos, design visualisation....

Svenart
01-11-2013, 10:24 AM
Finding a good name is often hard. Have you considered to use a name generator?

3DGFXStudios
01-11-2013, 10:44 AM
NO NAME FX ;)

Something silly works..... Like double negative etc
or something that makes the abbreviation sound cool like ILM

RebelHill
01-11-2013, 10:54 AM
Name of your first pet, plus the town you grew up in...

No, wait... that's something else.

Ignore me!

m.d.
01-11-2013, 11:52 AM
Something that stands out could go a long way....
I always remember the guys that did the FX for 300 because of their name....

SCREAMING DEATH MONKEY

Nicolas Jordan
01-11-2013, 11:58 AM
I kinda like the cre8 studio name you listed. Sometimes a name lends itself well to making a good logo. You could have cre8 fairly large and wrap the letters for "studio" around the top of the number 8. Lots of ideas for a logo with that one. There is a architect that has a company here that spells their name "Kreate Architecture".

injacphi
01-11-2013, 12:32 PM
What do you think of:

Creozone
L'Óle Lusion
Terminus
Octan Bull
Youri Mage

I think the one I prefer is creozone... Not sure

injacphi
01-11-2013, 12:42 PM
Cre8 studio already exist...

JoePoe
01-11-2013, 12:43 PM
crea8e

JoePoe
01-11-2013, 12:50 PM
Cre8 studio already exist...

whoops, you were posting while I was typing.
Does a different interpretation work...... or does taken mean taken, in all it's forms? I guess so.

injacphi
01-11-2013, 12:56 PM
I don't know but I want to be unique so ultimately I will choose something that do not exist in any form :)

Dexter2999
01-11-2013, 01:08 PM
How about Cog-native? A simple siholuette of a persons head with gears (cogs) where the brain should be? Possible the gear is slightly off axis so it appears 3D while the head is 2D?

Just spitballing.

JoePoe
01-11-2013, 01:14 PM
crea7e

:D

JoePoe
01-11-2013, 02:08 PM
eyeObject
s t u d i o s

OnlineRender
01-11-2013, 02:29 PM
geeeezURMoney!

50one
01-11-2013, 02:31 PM
It's friday, so.......BLURRY VISION !

On a sidenote :

I always admired Dutch DNB Trio with genius name 'NOISIA', you rotate it and voila "VISION" - their record house name.

geeezURMoney is great too:D

kopperdrake
01-11-2013, 02:38 PM
I used an old gaming name, from the days when white spikey hair was reasonably fashionable...

It's good to have a name that people want to know what it means, a bit of an ice-breaker, something with a bit of a story behind it is more interesting, in my mind, than just something that sounds different.

But then the humour route is always good - geezaURMoney - classic :thumbsup:

shrox
01-11-2013, 02:40 PM
slag muffin studio

JoePoe
01-11-2013, 03:07 PM
:D.... and here I thought "geeezURMoney!" was referring to my idea! ;D

jeric_synergy
01-11-2013, 06:24 PM
cre9

DrStrik9
01-11-2013, 07:35 PM
It's an old-school thing to do, but you could always use your own name ... followed by or "3D" or "3D Studio"

Dexter2999
01-11-2013, 07:59 PM
I see you. And raise...

Crea10.


(I added the "a" to make it "creatin" and because Cre10 "cretin" is just a bad idea for a business name.)

JoePoe
01-11-2013, 08:40 PM
Okay, so .... seriously.
I don't know where you are, but around my parts DrStrik9 point is well taken. Doing business (here) under your own name + "design" or "3D Studio" or whatever requires no official setup. Just start workin'. But if you use an original name..... red tape..... You have to register it, pay fees get an e.i.n. (employer identification number) etc etc.

That being said....
I was looking at the "O" in my original eye - O - bject ....and, really liked what 50one said about "NOISIA".... and, you want to do original objects.... and, usually that begins at the object origin!

Object Origin
Design Studio
(but done something like this.....)

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s395/joepoe1/ObOriginlogo2.jpg

djwaterman
01-11-2013, 10:48 PM
Seriously, if I had a name like "Philippe Jacques" I'd be using that.

kopperdrake
01-12-2013, 05:09 AM
Okay, so .... seriously.
I don't know where you are, but around my parts DrStrik9 point is well taken. Doing business (here) under your own name + "design" or "3D Studio" or whatever requires no official setup. Just start workin'. But if you use an original name..... red tape..... You have to register it, pay fees get an e.i.n. (employer identification number) etc etc.

Not in the UK, not sure about where Philippe is. Here you just make up a name, stick it on a business card, and it's called 'Trading as', if you're a sole trader. It gets a bit messier if you become a limited company, but even then you don't have to register a name, as long as you don't use a name that can be confused with another company in the same or similar industry.

Your own name is a good idea, you'll no doubt be targetting clients with work, so it'll be obvious what you do when you approach them. However, a less personal company name is useful if you may want to grow larger than a freelance or sole trader business. Using your own name, over here at least, makes it look like you're a freelancer or one-man band. I'm not suggesting using a name other than your own name in orer to appear larger - that can only bite you in the arse some day. But it is useful if you feel your business may grow one day - you won't outgrow your name, and then have to go to the trouble of rebranding.

injacphi
01-12-2013, 08:34 AM
Thanks for all your comments, the reason I was not thinking using my name is because I want to be more original, more creative. I want to register the name, and maybe making it grow in the future.

Dexter2999
01-12-2013, 09:00 AM
Don't sell the name idea short, it worked pretty well for Ralph Lauren, Versace, and many other designers. The key can be in the overall image you project, not just the name. It depends on the type of shop you intend to run, boutique or straight forward work based.

Your work based house is a no frills joint where "$#!t" gets done". But boutique style places concentrate on the client over the work. It is a place where the client comes in and sort of gets pampered and that and the atmosphere make them feel like a success. People like that stuff. They will come back. (That is if you have the up front capital to lay out for ostentatious offices and amenities.) Boutiques, to me, are more like shops that act like people and follow the saying "dress for the success you want to be".

What I'm getting at is that your name and a posh environment, along with high standards of work, project an image of success that can be one and the same in your clients mind.

Also, if you are a work based environment...and a one man show...people will believe they can take advantage of you more easily. Make sure your professionalism is evident in your contracts. All work and payment schedules should be laid out clearly. The client should understand what constitutes a "change order" and additional costs. If your environment isn't impressive, like you work out of the dining room of your house, you might want to consider putting extra money into web site design and hold meetings in nice upscale public establishments.

Not sure where I really wanted to go with this, just to point out that your name and logo aren't the "end-all-be-all".

Good luck.

shrox
01-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Don't sell the name idea short, it worked pretty well for Ralph Lauren, Versace, and many other designers. The key can be in the overall image you project, not just the name. It depends on the type of shop you intend to run, boutique or straight forward work based...

Play with your name a bit.

I took my name Shrock, and replaced the "ck" with an "x" and made Shrox. But that's so 90's now, I think I am going with Shrock 'n Roll.

injacphi
01-12-2013, 04:02 PM
Interesting concept to change your name, with Shrock the possibilities of cool names were easier :P With my name I can go with:

Flip Jack
Feel Hip Jack

:)

I really do like the suggestion of Noisia Vision and Origin Object

LW_Will
01-12-2013, 05:37 PM
What about "FlapJack Animation" (or productions)?

You can make a really cool logo with pancakes!

No, really, you can...

shrox
01-12-2013, 05:40 PM
Pixel Phil's Animation Roadhouse.

Dexter2999
01-12-2013, 06:49 PM
Jaques becomes Jockey? Pixel Jockey?

VictoryX
01-13-2013, 08:22 AM
"Nigh 3D" As in, The Future Is Nigh.

JoePoe
01-13-2013, 09:55 AM
Pivot Point Productions......... (P3 logo)

If u can come up with three words starting with "O" you could play with 0,0,0.
(oy, all of a sudden I'm back to the object origin....)

LW_Will
01-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Origin Point... wait, I want that one...

Never mind...

Dexter2999
01-13-2013, 05:24 PM
HΩ=Hohm=Home

probiner
01-13-2013, 07:41 PM
http://i.imgur.com/KQCVo.gif

There's a lot you can do with "pixel"

Pixel Circus
Dashing Pixel
Pixel&U
Epix'el
Pixelorama
Le Pixel
Pixels Beach


And if you're really in a non-inspired mood I would really enjoy seeing a company with the name of what we REALLY are to many industries: Render Monkeys!

Good luck!

injacphi
01-13-2013, 09:35 PM
What about Pure Fiction Studio...

injacphi
01-14-2013, 01:34 PM
Or just McPhee Studio

injacphi
01-15-2013, 06:16 AM
Lost Color

I like this one, what do you think ??

injacphi
01-15-2013, 06:35 AM
Pigment Lab

I really like this one :)

50one
01-15-2013, 07:30 AM
H5N1 studio...you'll get a lot of direct traffic online;)

injacphi
01-15-2013, 11:28 AM
But what people think about pure fiction studio or lost color, my favorite !!!!

Not an influenza virus...... ;)

Titus
01-15-2013, 11:49 AM
Dead pixels.

Dexter2999
01-15-2013, 12:14 PM
But what people think about pure fiction studio or lost color, my favorite !!!!

Not an influenza virus...... ;)

Not a big fan of either of these.

PURE FICTION
Meaning entirely unreal or made up. The same could be said about a lie. It conjures uncertainty in the person looking for a company to hire.

LOST COLOR
The word "lost" is a negative. The only product or service where it is a positive is weight loss. No one wants to think they are getting less for their money. And for 3D work? I don't think it is relevant. On the very outside I might consider it if your studio specialized in black and white photography and portraiture.

injacphi
01-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Dexter any other suggestions?

shrox
01-15-2013, 01:20 PM
I got nothing...

probiner
01-15-2013, 01:46 PM
ManBearPixel!

Cheap-Shops!

Job-is-Done!

Stickie Pictures!

Exclamation!

(all terrible :D)

injacphi
01-15-2013, 02:10 PM
What about
Visual Nation Studio
Counter Wise Studio
Pixel coloni

DrStrik9
01-15-2013, 02:18 PM
OK, all this is fun and games, but we're really talking about brand here.

Basically, "brand" is the promises the people inside your company make to the people outside your company. The value of your brand will be determined by how well you KEEP those promises. What you DO (on the positive side) and DON'T DO (on the negative side) as a company, assuming you are consistent and stay alive as a company, will over time put the MEANING into your brand, no matter what the company name is (as long as it doesn't change.) This meaning has value, called "brand equity," and if done well, over time it will become the company's most valuable asset. This was true 150 years ago, and continues to be true today, simply because the concept of "brand" assails a basic vulnerability in human nature: we tend to buy what we trust (right or wrong). And over time, humans may learn which brands are consistently meeting their needs, but mostly, we just trust what others buy and recommend.

Regarding what you DO and DON'T DO, I learned that paying bills on time, for instance, can enrich a company's brand as much or more than the quality of their work. It turns out that most small companies DON'T pay their bills on time. My own company was referred to several global clients, because on a local level, suppliers liked us best because we paid our bills on time. Turned out that we were the only company in our category that did. These kinds of things become part of the company "voice," which is a large part of brand.

injacphi
01-15-2013, 02:27 PM
Euhhhhh it's just a kind of brainstorm to find a company name that punch and that is original. It's not about reducing the importance of the brand reputation or history.

Serling
01-15-2013, 03:13 PM
Pixel Phil's Animation Roadhouse.

If he doesn't take that one I will! LOL!!! Love it!

Serling
01-15-2013, 03:27 PM
Jumpin Jaques Animation
Poly Perfection
Poly Perfect
Advance Animation (Says how you would like to be paid, too! :))
Kinetic Kapers
Motion Ocean
Eclectic Edge
Energetic Eye

If I come up with anymore, I'll drop back in and post them.

Serling
01-15-2013, 03:44 PM
Twitchy Pixels
Poly Paradise
Point Perfect
Zaxis Studios
Model Movers
Model Mavens
Village Pillagers (just like the sound of that one! :))

Dexter2999
01-15-2013, 04:08 PM
Point Perfect


This.

RudySchneider
01-15-2013, 07:16 PM
Meshin' Possible, or
Meshin' Accomplished, or
Mesh In Time

Serling
01-15-2013, 09:38 PM
Mesh Makers
Makin' a Mesh of Things
Mind Over Mesh
Meshed Potatoes
Mesh-a-Matic
Widget Warrior
Crystal Mesh
Rolly-Polly Polys
Poly Playa
Square Peg Productions

JoePoe
01-15-2013, 09:51 PM
Somebody seems to have some time on his hands now that he has retired :hey::D .....(and awaiting the start of school).

Crystal Mesh ..... :ohmy:

Serling
01-15-2013, 11:47 PM
Oh, yeah! :)

I kinda' like Twitchy Pixels myself. :)

50one
01-16-2013, 01:36 AM
Itchy tricky pixelz graphiks

injacphi
01-16-2013, 06:36 AM
SOAP (Studio of Animated Pixels)

50one
01-16-2013, 07:36 AM
Digital Domain....since they're out of business you can safely assume that no one will kick your bottom for borrowing their name haha

Hail
01-16-2013, 08:57 AM
How about something lightwavish? like... Lite&Waves :D

injacphi
01-16-2013, 10:16 AM
the SOAP idea...110425

50one
01-16-2013, 12:59 PM
"Don't drop the soap" :>

Ryste3d
01-16-2013, 03:37 PM
Pixel Phil's Animation Roadhouse.

+1 ( I was actually thinking "Roadhouse Animation Studio" when I first saw this tread). Yours is better...

JoePoe
01-17-2013, 11:29 AM
Ya know what.... I kinda like SOAP.
I'm not sure why...., but I do!
From my own personal little perspective that's a good thing. It's got something...... intangible.
Without the acronym it says nothing about 3D or design, but neither does Screaming Death Monkey.
It's playful yet has meaning.

What I don't like..... the liberal... uh.... "borrowing" of the Fight Club imagery as a main icon. (Maybe that would be a fun thing to use somewhere in a marketing piece or something.)

... just playin' around.....

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s395/joepoe1/soap.jpg

injacphi
01-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Hey JoePoe,

Thanks for your comments and your very nice logo. The image of the fight club was only to demonstrate my idea, I didn't have the intention to take something created by someone else, especially for a company logo. I really like the Soap name, I don't know why either but it sounds good to me and it has a meaning. I prefer the logo on the right side, because of square transition from square to cercle, brilliant!! If you give me permission to use it I think I will adopt it.

injacphi
01-17-2013, 01:37 PM
JoePoe look at your PM

Mitja
02-15-2013, 05:01 AM
Hello there! I'm reviving this thread.
What do you think about this name: blurrypix?

sadkkf
02-15-2013, 11:57 AM
Caffeinated Nights has always been special to me. :)

jeric_synergy
02-15-2013, 12:07 PM
IMO "Blurrypix" is the opposite of what most clients want.

Mitja
02-16-2013, 05:00 AM
IMO "Blurrypix" is the opposite of what most clients want.

They don't want a screaming dead monkey neither... ;)
So hard to find a name. Laso you have to take in account I'm in Italy, many would lough if they heard a too "exotic" name.

ksm357
02-16-2013, 03:32 PM
giant cube studio :P

Hail
02-17-2013, 05:00 AM
How about..
IcyPolys
Hands on points :P
Secluded Pixels!
:)?