Next, CGI can control animation in the gaming sector, which is widely used in the gaming industry. It enables the user to do fine detailing such as controlling speed, zoom in or out, the spatial relationship between objects, etc. This process is termed control animation. In short, there wouldn’t be gaming if it weren’t for CGI.
Even though the word seems unfamiliar to many of us, we are using this feature on a day-to-day basis through Google Maps, Facebook.
The 360* view feature available on our smartphones which is available on various apps, is one of the features of CGI. This enables the user to visualize entire surroundings without being on the spot.
The user can visualize when the surroundings are moving and while the user is stagnant. Map apps use motion dynamics, where the user and surroundings move, and the exact location is understood (also with the help of GPS).
Motion dynamics has found its way into real estate, where the 360* interior and exterior view of a newly furnished apartment or independent house is uploaded to attract potential buyers.
Another feature that is being used daily. Any photo editing app has this feature. It enables you to change the shape, size, color of the object. In photography, the surrounding, skin tone, cheek, chin, hair are altered to create a picture-perfect portfolio. Without CGI, your wedding photos wouldn’t be as perfect as you expect.
Have you ever thought about how your favorite superheroes fly, teleport themselves to the moon and even smash buildings.
Virtualization is the technique used to create 2D and 3D visuals, even if they are not present in the real world. With the correct equipment, the user can include or remove an object, person into a frame.
Audio feedback is included in the stimulating content to make it more realistic. This is possible due to the development in the field of digital signal processing and audio synthesis chips.
You might have understood from all the advantages mentioned above and features that computer graphics are used due to their simplicity, precision, flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and availability.
Fun fact: Composting is the technical term for green screen used in movies, also part of CGI. It is a technique of overlapping various visuals into a single frame.
Common Applications of Computer Graphics & CGI
Computer graphics have proven to be worthy in all fields; it has proven to be cost-effective in certain fields. Here are a few applications of computer graphics.
The film industry is a field where CGI has proven to be cost-effective. They are used to create huge crowds, airplane explosions, building destruction, and natural calamities, which can incur huge costs, CGI helps in reducing such costs. Other than that, creating miniature, monster creation and used when humanly impossible tasks have to be performed on screen.
Fun fact: Due to the sudden death of Paul Walker, the Fast and Furious team used VFX to recreate the face of Walker for Fast and Furious 7. The VFX team used the superimposition of Walker’s face onto his brothers’ body.
Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD): Earlier, all the structures required for construction, manufacturing were drawn by hand. This was a time-consuming job that could incur huge costs as well. Human error factors can compromise the precision required. With CGI, 3D-4D graphical images of buildings, automobiles, airplanes, jewelry, fashion designing, furniture. The fine detail in the visuals can provide the craft man a clear picture and deliver the best output. Any 2D layout can be converted into 3D or 4D models.
CGI can be used to create logos that help the customers to remember a company. For example, If we hear the word Apple, the logo pops up in our mind or the other way around. CAD is also used to create logos.
Presentation: Reports, surveys, studies, analysis can be best communicated with proper graphical charts. Powerpoint presentation which, we have been using, is a product of CGI.
Education: Computer graphics is a huge help for tutors. It is used to teach huge concepts which are otherwise difficult to comprehend. Not only does it help the students to understand the concept better, but it also helps to create an interest in students on subjects. Visual representation also aids in the long-term memory of the concept. Byjus the learning app, lasagu are few graphical applications which are currently available in the market.
Image processing: Photos need editing; this is also possible because of CGI. Used not only in the photo and advertisement industry but also on smartphones.
Machine drawing: Computer graphics are used to modify, design, and develop a machine or part of it for accurate precision.
So these are the few applications of Computer Graphics.
A few computer graphics interfaces are GNOME shell, KDE Plasma 5, UNITY.
Updates on Computer Graphics
3D printers are the future with CGI. Now scientists are trying to integrate sensing capabilities into the printed objects to understand the user interaction with them.
A new gaming graphics card has been developed, which is faster and more precise, which can also be used in prototype fusion reactors.
The above are a few updates in the graphics world.
Hope you have got a clear picture of computer graphics and hope this article has helped you.
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