There's so many method to make a 3D Graphic animation for movie such as using a 3D maker software, but now with the advanced of technology, we can make a 3D Graphic animation easier by using QUMA a 3D action Figure Animator. With this stuff we can make a smooth 3D Graphic animation. QUMA has shape of a doll that comes with many sensors in it and can connect to a PC wirelessly.
On the traditional way to making any move, you have to play the mouse to make the body of the animated figure moves, with QUMA, you simply move the QUMA and animated characters will automatically move with the movement that made by QUMA.
Check out the Video below about How QUMA will helps you make a better 3D graphic Animation.