CGI stands for computer-generated imagery computer graphics in the arts and media. These can be 2D or 3D animations, objects, or renderings; Art or media type can be a movie, television program, video game, or simulation. CGI can be used in films ranging from science fiction epics to silent, intimate plays. CGI is used for everything from animating entire locations to subtle work on characters and surroundings. In recent years, CGI has become a visual effect for most significant images, whether its use is subtle or obvious.
Roles and divisions in CGI
Everyone plays a crucial role in creating the best visual effects for their clients. Some of the most creative and technical works in CGI creation are:
- Art Department
The art department translates the director’s vision and script into scenes that share the whole team to understand the creative and technical challenges.
- Property Department
Virtual assets are required to match real-world objects or create new objects that are not in the real world or are too expensive to create.
- Research and development
It creates new software and tools to complete tasks that cannot be done, or artists take longer to complete again and again manually. Therefore, the character needs a solid background in computer science and a passion for problem-solving.
- Animation team
In a movie, everything that moves has to be animated.
- Match Move
Without it, it would not be possible to include 3D data in live-action footage.
- FX simulation
It is responsible for recreating the behavior of real-world elements such as fire, water, cloth, explosions, hair, and more, which many people do not even realize.
Here, the goal is to see that both VFX and live-action elements blend seamlessly into the same domain.
- Matte paint
It uses digital or traditional painting techniques to represent a scene that filmmakers have not given in real life.
- Rotoscoping and Composting
Rotoscoping is used to make an object invisible in a different background, change colors, or create a matte or mask for any other reason. Composing is the act of moving all the elements in a shot: live-action, mats, 3D lighting, multiple CG passes, animation, and particle effects. Then, it combines them all perfectly to create a photorealistic final shot.