Computer generated imagery (CGI for short) is a part of computer graphics used to create realistic visual effects. The state-of-the-art software tools involving CGI can produce virtual objects, photorealistic textures, realistic visual effects, dynamic or static two-dimensional or three-dimensional scenes. These apps can make it today nearly impossible to distinguish the real from the photorealistic appearance in computer-generated images.
It is not very difficult now to precisely create a realistic digital image of an object that is physically non-existent at the moment. This may help in the design process of various products: components of industrial equipment, vehicles, gadgets and devices, packing items, glass objects, footwear, clothes and many other. Complex photorealistic textures, such as human skin, hair, plumage, vegetal surfaces and more, can also be generated in such a way.
These artificial images tend to spread rapidly into web sites, catalogue pages, posters, banners or other advertising material. Can be observed now a strong trend to replace product photography with CGI.
We are able to design photorealistic images in a raster or vector format. Just send us a few relevant instructions and a reference image, which may even be sketched by hand. Within 24 hours, you will receive a free quote and an estimated lead time.
Any professional photographer knows very well how difficult is to catch the image of a transparent object, especially a glass one. The effects of reflections and refraction on the curved glass surfaces require special lighting and ambient controls. Capturing clean images of these kind of objects is not easily achieved, even with a professional camera in a very well-equipped photo studio. In many cases, a photo image requires removing the unwanted effects and replacing them with something artfully created instead, which can involve complicated and time consuming procedures. Moreover, removing the background from a photo image of a glass object is almost an impossible task.
In such situations, CGI becomes a valuable alternative.
See here a photorealistic image. The image of a wine decanter has been generated from scratch. Move mouse over image to compare it with the photo of a similar glass object.
The Photoshop action used to create the computer-generated version can be downloaded here for free. The virtual object created in such a way retains glass transparency and reflection effects and can be easily placed into an other scene like this below.
See here some of our photorealistic images. Click (or tap) on the next image to view all gallery behind it.
These images are not photos. All of them are generated from scratch using Photshop and/or Illustrator along with complementary software tools we have developed for this purpose.
For complex projects, we use specialized applications such as Modo, Maya, 3ds Max or KeyShots.