Computer Generated Imagery
Anyone who has seen an modern animated movie, video game, or the latest sci-fi thriller has seen the power of CGI or Computer Generated Imagery. Each frame in an animated film is rendered as an individual image. Every object and surface in the scene is colorized, textured and lit so that virtual camera in the virtual scene captures just the right image. A 90 minute movie is made up up around 10 million frames.
What people may be less familiar with is that CGI is used to create still imagery as well. Just like a frame can be rendered for a movie, so too can a still image be rendered to represent an object that may only be a concept.
Renderings and animations are a great way for a sculptor to represent his work in various scales, materials and finishes without the costly investment of making the real thing.
Renderings can be of complete scenes such as Architectural Renderings with a sculpture placed in the image, or a rendering can be a compilation of an actual photograph with a rendered object placed into the photo. Both conceptual renderings or professional marketing materials can be achieved once we have a good 3D model.
Interactive Animations and Environments
4D is used to describe 3D objects in motion or change. A video game which empowers the user to control the characters and environment in an interactive virtual environment for entertainment purposes. We have used the same concept to provide visual representations of processes that change objects over time. We have even worked on virtual puppets!
Animations and Fly-Throughs
When we talk about animating a digital object, that typically means that the object itself becomes animated, like a person walking. While this is a capability that is often employed in the movies and video game world, it is not our specialty. Our animations are typically low budget fly-throughs or walk throughs that demonstrate an object or space is if a movie camera were moving around and showing the complete form and context of sculpture or scene. These are excellent ways to easily share the complete form in an online environment or in sculpture proposals.
Replicas and Editions
Enlargements and Reductions
Crating and Exhibits
Research and Analysis
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