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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

AR is mainstream on your mobile

Augmented Reality is one step closer to integrating with our daily lives and Set Visions can take you there, virtually. With the release of the Apple ARKit 3.0 as standard on new Apple products, the flexible software improves the customer journey that is currently on offer.

Visualise, our interactive service, is mid way through converting one of our client’s CGI product files specifically for ecommerce. By uploading the files to compatible retail sites our client will be able to showcase their electronics in their customer’s home simply via their browser.

Appealing to shoppers contemplating those bulky high ticket items Set Visions white label AR app allows customers to test and visualise products in their home before committing to any price tag. The success of IKEA’s and Wayfair’s apps are a testament to the demand of the technology; streamlining the customer journey whilst building consumer confidence.

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These two interactive tools have immense potential - currently making waves in the car, education and navigation industry. This technology has been created to assist and improve our lives, with AI integration on the horizon we’re excited to see the benefits AR brings to us all. To discuss our full range of interactive services contact the studio for an informal discussion on 01274 610600.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Is Augmented Reality ecommerce ready?... We say: Yes.

There’s been a substantial shift over the past year from software app driven AR to hardware supported solutions. AR technology is now built into Apple and the big-name Android devices removing the requirement for expensive app development. Augmented reality files can now be embedded directly into a retailer’s product page just as any image or video. AR gives the shopper an in-home virtual reality experience without leaving the house avoiding a timely journey to the shops and the need for any specialist headset or hardware.

This in-browser augmented reality option is cheap and easy to implement. We simply create and optimize a 3D file in an AR format for you to upload onto your existing website. This allows the customer to engage with the product from the comfort of their armchair.

A brilliant by-product of this format is that 360 degree images appear on both new and older devices, including laptops and PCs for no extra effort. The product won’t have the full interactive AR benefits, but shoppers can still see a full 360 of the product.

If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch and we’d be more than happy to show you a demo and discuss opportunities.

Friday, October 5, 2018

AR for retail

Set Visions offer AR apps which are perfect for retail. Gone are the days of clunky handsets and awkward QR codes - a simple download to a smart device and your customer is away. The interactive technology has finally found solid footing with retailers, allowing potential consumers to interact and experience product without leaving home.

This is a great tool to enhance your customer’s journey to satisfy their ever-growing expectations. Within minutes, your customer can understand your product gaining useful information, building confidence in the purchasing process.

To discuss how this can become part of your digital strategy contact our Sales Team on sales@setvisions.co.uk or contact the Studio on 01274 610600 for a personal demonstration.

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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