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Friday, December 19, 2014

A woolly great day!

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Here at Set Visions/Pix we donned our greatest festive jumpers all in the name of charity for ‘Save the children’, and of course for an all round giggle at each others woolen wonders!

A little kind-hearted charity at Christmas time goes a long way, even just a few pounds helps educate, safeguard, stabilise, support & transform a child’s life from our own backyards in England to the rest of the world.

With this being ‘Save the children’s’ third year of Christmas Jumper day we wanted to show our support and keep that target to beat last years in mind!

Of course in true Set Visions/Pix style we always have to put that extra effort in, check out our very ‘flexible’ staff who wish you well this festive season, let the countdown begin!

You can also donate just £2 to our save the children charity too if you found this little picture to have brightened up your day!

Your SMS code is TEAMSETV1 – just text this code to 70050 to donate £2 towards your team total.

For more information about the day and the charity visit them here:

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/about-us

Friday, December 12, 2014

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year

From all at Set Visions

Friday, December 5, 2014

Who's a pretty boy then?

This week our Chairman Graham has been strutting his funky stuff in aid of Huddersfield Town Foundation Charity who raise money to supply children in and around Huddersfield with free school breakfasts.

The event raised over £10k! Graham swears it was down to his appearance but we're not convinced.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Tile Giant iDesign Tile Visualiser goes live!

Set visions PIX CGI department have certainly been busy over the last few months producing everything to deliver the iDesign Tile Visualiser. The PIX department have been painstakingly and meticulously producing the thousands of textures and sets needed to deliver the photorealistic final product.

3D has definitely taken off over the last few years but it wouldn't be where it is today without the backing of our skilled photographers who not only photograph the textures but also help light the CG sets.

Make sure you visit Tile Giant to see the final result!

The future of home decor shopping has arrived. You can't afford to ignore it

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Out with the old, in with the new

It’s been a while so we thought we’d have a bit of a refresh. Our portfolio has been completely cleared and now showcases over 100 of our latest images and animations.

We now publish weekly on Behance, Flickr and Pinterest. If you want to stay up to date with the latest projects we’ve been working on make sure to follow us.

Click here to see whats new

Friday, November 7, 2014

What is CGI?

One of the most asked questions on Google

What is CGI? ... Computer Generated Image ‘CGI’ are images created within 3D software with no need for photographic involvement. These software solutions have been used for many years as architectural visual and design tools and within the special effects industry for film and television.

More recently with software improvements and the introduction of ever faster computer processes it is now possible create true photo-realistic images using these CGI technologies. These software packages are no different to any other creative tool; the quality of the results depends on the creative skills of the users, just as you expect with a traditional photographic camera or design software.

CGI offers several advantages over photography. Space is no longer an issue, a set can be any size or design so standard restrictions like studio space/height aren’t an issue. Repeatability is also a major benefit. Because everything is in a virtual space, going back to old shots and making changes is a simple task. If you wanted to do this photographically the set would have to be rebuilt, usually costing the same as the original shot. Being able to re-render an existing set takes a matter of hours as opposed to days at a fraction of the cost.

Every Item within the images needs to be created in 3D; sometime these 3D models are created for the manufacturing process and therefore may exist in some form.

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These 3D models will then have textures applied, this is the term used for all the elements of the items surface finish, colour, sheen, texture and reflective properties.

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The 3D models just as in real life need to be ‘photographed’ in a virtual photographic studio where all the skills required in the real world photography are used here. Camera compotation, studio lighting, styling and art direction.

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This all now exists in a 3D virtual world and can be re-visited at any point of time to make alteration such as colour, camera angles and even to create web videos or to produce TV advertisements.

Click here to see the animation

What is PIX? ... all the above with the reassurance of consistent photorealistic lighting and textures ever image ever project with full project management support and creative art direction.

Click here to see the CGI process

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween has descended upon us here at Set Visions HQ

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Photography stylist Nina uses current trend colours…deep moody blues and coppers,
set against subtle whites and creams.

Rob our studio photographer draws inspiration from Italian baroque master Michelangelo Caravaggio.
A prolific painter who used dramatic, moody lighting techniques to enhance his subject matter.

Steve Almond is an American short story writer, whose words flow seamlessly
with our elegant halloween scene.

Happy Halloween from everyone at Set Visions.

You can see more of Set Visions latest photography images at setvisions.co.uk

Monday, October 20, 2014

Interior Trends

Catwalk fashion leads the way for interior trend forecasting, just as it does for high street clothing. The colours, patterns and textures from the catwalk can be translated into interior decoration, creating a synergy across both disciplines. Our interior stylists believe in staying ahead of the game and translating this seasons hot key trends as soon as they hit the catwalk.
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Pastel Pleasure
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Monochrome
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Geometric Hues
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Monday, October 13, 2014

The PIX team is growing

Robbie Lo

Robbie has many years of photographic experience working in photography studios all over the country including working on many high profile projects and has always been an avid fan of traditional film. We are pleased to say he’s now joined our Pix team as a cgi photographer; he’ll now be putting that old fashioned knowhow to use in a very mush futuristic environment.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Summertime... Feeling Refreshed

Are you back from your holidays feeling all refreshed but still looking at the same old tired images. Let us breathe life back into them. We use the latest photorealistic CGI techniques, allowing you to create brand new or simply refresh your existing images.

Refreshing CGI Renders

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