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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Investing In Our Software To Save You Money

Set Visions Technical Director has invested in cutting edge, next generation server technology to maximise our team’s production output. We’ve expanded the capacity of our CGI virtualisation by putting 20 processing cores to good use. Our new storage array has been specifically designed for heavy access from multiple users while still providing strong resilience against hardware failure.

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The team constantly keep ahead with security employing encryptions and firewalls. In addition to protecting the network from intrusion they also provide excellent monitoring and reporting tools, allowing you to see things that are otherwise invisible. Our firewall helped us spot a bottleneck on the LAN that was costing us precious hours of slower production.

Our new storage array is now performing at 4 times faster than any single drive on its own meaning a less stressed Production Manager, faster saves, shorter production times, a happier CGI team and more importantly, happier clients.

If you’d like to know more about our CG cost saving strategies get in touch with Paul on 01274 610600.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Age of AR

AR can deliver near photographic 3d visuals to scale in your own home. The recent converge of technologies makes AR a commercially successful proposition, from a huge improvement of broadband and recent strives in live rendering. With the introduction of Apple’s new operation software and soon to be launched Google App demonstrates AR is viable and here to stay.

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This technology will soon be built into every smart phone and tablet offering a virtual reality experience which can be exploited by e-commerce retailers to visualise any home or DIY product in a shopper’s home. It only requires those retailers to make the quality 3D content available in their customer’s journey to deliver this amazing shopping experience to the prospective customer.

If you’d like a demo or to just like to find out more don’t hesitate to give Chris Leonard a call on 01274 610600.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Digital showrooms with Set Visions

The UK’s shopping habits are changing. Whilst Black Friday used to mean 3am store openings and stampedes on the High Street; this year showed an 18% increase in digital sales from smartphones and tablets. With more people shopping from home, how do retailers increase their online interactivity to sell a product?

Digital Showrooms are an innovative answer to changing customer shopping habits. With a host of platforms now utilising more powerful hardware in our everyday technology, customers can showcase products in their own home with AR apps, Visualisers and 360 rotations.

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At Set Visions we can create photorealistic 3D models of your product and provide Visualiser solutions to enable your customers to explore and buy with confidence from the comfort of their armchair - maximizing your sales potential and flexibility for every customer at a fraction of the cost of real showrooms.

With global brands such as Audi taking the bold step of opening digital showrooms using CGI to increase their product library while decreasing the physical space needed to display, we see this trend gaining strength. Customers can design, customise and visualise their car in a 3D environment. The photorealistic CGI images are presented with a full size interactive 360s - a 3D version of their final choice before committing a penny to the purchase.

Take a look at our Visualise website for more information or get in touch with our team to see how our AR apps, Visualisers and 360 rotations can help build your virtual showroom.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Trend lead concept renders

These photorealistic CGI kitchen renders utilize the latest interior design trends for 2017. The collaboration with a national DIY chain communicate the store’s core message whilst inspiring interior designers and design consultants.

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Our Head of Creative consulted on the trend analysis creating Pinterest worthy images that have longevity and commercial appeal. Our extensive product knowledge combines materials, style and innovative design layouts. The series of shots have dramatically increased Wickes’ Pinterest profile, opening up a new audience and potential new sales.

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From sophisticated muted greys with sleek key designer props to blush pink, mixed metallics to a clean industrial look-we've got it covered. Trend predictions is just one of the in-house services we offer at Set Visions. Visit pix.setvisions.co.uk for more info.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Photographic Stylist Required

Set Visions has an exciting opportunity for a Photographic Stylist to join the team based in Bradford. You will be on a full time permanent contract with a highly competitive salary.

Set Visions is one of the country's leading Photographic and CGI Studios, we are currently looking to appoint a Photographic Stylist to join our Capture team to work on some of our national home décor accounts.

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As our Photographic Stylist you will have experience of styling interiors or have an interior design background and have a well presented portfolio in order to support your abilities. You will also be able to present your designs both verbally and visually with the support of style/mood boards, we are looking for a person who can hit the ground running and be able to keep up with rest of the team.

In addition, you will have worked well within a team environment and show initiative when liaising and working with clients

Our ideal Photographic Stylist must be self motivated and have good communication skills, be able to use excel spreadsheets, work to deadlines and budgets.

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as our Photographic Stylist then please send a select portfolio PDF and CV to charlotte.rhodes@setvisions.co.uk

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Welcome to the Set Visions Family!

Set Visions is taking great strides in 2017 and launching our homepage is the highlight so far. Our rebrand has been an invigorating experience, devising new websites for each specialist service our creative imagery agency offers.

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We produce outstanding visual content for our clients to use across multiple marketing platforms. We shone the light on ourselves with all concepts, renders and photography being produced in-house, it’s incredible to have such a strong pool of talented staff to call upon who are passionate and proud to create our strong visual content and brand identity.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed the journey as much as we have. Visit our homepage setvisions.co.uk and our family sites Capture, Pix, Motion, Razor and Visualise and let us know your favourite!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Freelancers CGI Artists Required

Freelance CGI artists needed for team SV! Due to a large influx of work we're looking for good freelance CGI artists who are experienced in Max and V-ray to work out of our studio in the Leeds/Bradford area. Contact sales@setvisions.co.uk.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Creative product renders

Do you need creative images of your product but don’t have physical samples? Set Visions CGI is the answer.

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One of our long standing CGI clients recently challenged our Pix department to create striking concept renders that sit within their brand guidelines.

The product designs have very precise technical specifications which our 3D modelling team were able to recreate perfectly in CGI. In this case physical samples of the product were unavailable so the team modelled from technical drawings and used specific fabrics from our vast library.

Another benefit of CGI for this project is the ability to update a fabric or finish with the click of a button, allowing us to create numerous iterations without the added expense of manufacture and shipping.

The images support Bluespot’s Seating Collection targeted marketing campaign and are successfully being used across print and media platforms.

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For more photorealistic renders visit our CGI portfolio page, with offices in the north and the south we can easily drop in for a chat wherever you are.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Do you have an Eye for Design?

How do you give customers confidence when buying online? By allowing them to visualise what it is they want to buy in a context of their choosing.

iDesign is Set Vision’s CGI Visualiser, developed with a national tile supplier to enable their customers to visualise tile selections and design layouts online. This gives customers greater confidence when purchasing because the colour combinations, styles and patterns can all be visualised, risk free and in the comfort of their own home.

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Let’s get technical for a second… Our Visualise team accurately process each individual tile to generate 3D CGI file that is loaded into our 3D Visualiser software. This accurately re-creates texture, hue and reflectivity to give a true photorealistic representation of the tile which is shown in a virtual living space. This means online customers can bring their design ideas to life thanks to our specialist CGI visualisation techniques…voila!

Tile Giant remain ahead of the competition with customer confidence boosted by the interactive design choices and product selection that the Set Visions Visualiser provides.

Try our Visualiser at tilegiant.co.uk/idesign and show off your design talents. Don’t forget to share your ideas on Facebook and Twitter!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CGI has never looked so real!

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In 2009 Set Visions embarked on an adventure into the world of CGI. We created our brand “Pix”, which delivered undisputed photorealistic images. 8 years on and we’re delivering incredibly emotive imagery using our Pix technology, CGI has never looked so real, so lifestyle, so daylight.

Pix can also offer tremendous logistical benefits over traditional photography, and using techniques we’ve honed over the years, we deliver consistent quality and speed at the most competitive rates. Take a look at our all new CGI website to see some of our latest work - prepare to be amazed! pix.setvisions.co.uk


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The Age of AR

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Robin Mills
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