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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Grrrrrreetings!

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Set Visions would like to wish you all an extremely Merry Christmas and cheers to a fantastic New Year. We couldn’t resist using Huey, our studio mascot, as the face of this year’s Christmas card in his very own CGI snow globe.

We are hugely excited for 2017. The next instalment of our Interior Trend Video Blog will kick us off in January, followed by the launch last of our Set Visions websites, completing our rebrand.

Our offices will be closing on Friday 23rd of December with the full team returning on Tuesday 3rd of January 2017. To keep update with all the news and goings on at HQ simply add your details to our mailing list. We’re now off to embrace the Hygge lifestyle- Although, we must remember; if we make CGI mince pies, we can’t eat them!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Visualise your online potential

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Check out our new Visualise website, the dedicated interactive web and showroom solution from the Set Visions family.

See how we can increase online customer engagement with Visualise product customisation. Together we can create purchasing confidence as well as giving an enhanced customer journey.

Everything from 360 images, Room Visualisers, Product Configurators to Augmented Reality. Everyone’s racing to improve their customer journey both in store and on line and we have the perfect Virtual Reality tools to help…The future has arrived you only need the Vision!…Visualise.setvisions.co.uk


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

‘Hygge’ Home: the Danish art of living cosily

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As the nation falls in love with the Danish ‘Hygge’ home movement - if you have not heard of it yet well you will now - after all, Denmark was voted one of the happiest places to live, and with this philosophy in life we totally agree.

In essence ‘Hygge’ means creating a cosy, homely, warm atmosphere whilst enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. Sit back and take in our trending guide whilst enjoying a warming cup of tea, the perfect Scandinavian way.


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As the nights close in for these wintry months it’s time to cozy up in thick, cable knit throws, add plenty of rustic charm with baskets to store and accessorize - perfect for the cozy, rustic look.

Plenty of candles should adorn your ‘Hygge’ home, creating a warm friendly feel. Lanterns are perfect, style them up in sizes to create depth. Mix woods and chromes to get a modern/rustic feel.

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The living room is a social space that welcomes the family and friends in for an evening of relaxation and quality times. It’s key to echo that friendly feel with layered up cushions and throws for guests to snuggle up on the sofa. Create a welcoming space with scented candles and a good selection of coffee table books.

After an evening spent enjoying simple life pleasures in your beautiful home, why not take a calming retreat to your bedroom? Making this space ease you in to rest with its deep atmospheric walls and subtle choice in lighting will create a perfect space to snuggle up and read a book.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

CGI kitchens with Set Visions

Set Visions photorealistic CGI is unique. We offer emotive, accurate and persuasive imagery, giving your customer an aspirational glimpse of a desirable lifestyle. Reliance of CG visuals in the kitchen industry is ever increasing. Pix is Set Visions’ CGI department and we relish the challenge and in an oversaturated market, it is time to offer your customers something different.
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Understanding the bigger picture

We understand the importance of customer trust and we understand products by building relationships with clients. The kitchen facia is always at the forefront of any kitchen design. Our creative team construct the image using trend research, architectural references and realistic set design. They produce an entire story based around the facia and develop customer personas to ensure your target market can relate to the imagery on a social, economic or geographical level. Engaging with your customer through true photorealistic imagery will sway the purchase decision. Detail shots and cameos are perfect to illustrate the craftsmanship of your product design.

Our set design and prop choices are carefully considered with an extensive library to choose from, creating a bespoke look is easy. Detailed mood boards are created directing the design, trend and art direction. We relish the small details to make the bigger picture.

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To get us started we just require a facia sample or drawings and a colour swatch.

Supplier costs are dramatically reduced as production is no longer delayed waiting for expensive samples to be imported. The impact on the environment is minimal as wastage is slashed which cannot be said for traditional set build and deconstruction.

The Set Visions CGI team is made up of a great pool of talent from trained studio photographers, interior design trend spotters to self-taught CGI masters. Our combined history and industry knowledge is key to the consistency and precision of our renders.

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trend Alert-Mixed Materials in the Kitchen

We've been championing the Mixed Materials Trend during 2016 in a lot of our Kitchen images and we believe this trend will only grow in strength during 2017. By bringing natural materials into our home we add a connection to a lifestyle that celebrates and embraces nature and its unique imperfections. Below are some of our favourite examples.

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Surface design that mimics nature
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The Stone Blue facia utilises the latest technology in surface design. The textured surface of the wood grain effect makes it a great solid wood replica with all the benefits of a laminate. This has been layered with tonal marble and cool greys for an elegant and refined look.

By using the textured Walnut facia in the industrial style kitchen, warmth has been added to the palette. The tactile mix of textured Walnut, embossed tin wall tiles with textured slate lends personality to the clutter free kitchen.

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The skylight in the Oak Shaker kitchen is divided by textured wooden beams and exposed sandstone, creating contrasts with the slick finish of the painted plaster. What we choose to expose and hide creates an interesting commentary for any contemporary kitchen.

Mixing materials doesn’t always require contrasting textures. The matt doors, matt walls and semi-matt floor tiles combine the same texture but still allow to stand out in the kitchen. The use of one grey hue ties the look together.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Deep Seated Imagery

Pix has the solution to effectively marketing your sofas online - CGI. Choices are now made with persuasive photorealistic imagery, lifestyle brands like Ikea and Sofology are already making the change. It’s time to consider how Pix CGI can benefit eCommerce retailers and consumers. Although it might be comfortable, can you afford to be left sitting still?
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Low cost does not mean low quality

Set Visions only require fabric samples with drawings/snap shots or an isolated sample product to start production. Our software lets us adapt and multiply renders from a single model giving the flexibility to easily illustrate every sofa combination within a range. Using an automated rendering solution we also deliver images at the highest quality at a competitive cost.

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Aspirational lifestyle shots are easily produced in CGI if you know how

Your consumers need to be able to trust what they see as the purchase is not only a financial commitment but emotional one. Sofas are key to family life, social gatherings and movie nights with a lot people to keep comfortable! Using poor quality imagery reliant on photoshop mock ups can have a negative effect on the buying decision, persuading people to search out competitors who have a range of photorealistic images for every sofa.

If they can see it, they can buy it

Another great benefit is seeing your product within a living room gives scale and context, enabling consumers to buy into the lifestyle not just the product. Detail shots of tassel and tuft provide additional inspiration of the product design features.

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Pix ensures your images are future proof as they can be updated with the latest fabric or scatter cushion - keeping you on top of developing trends and retain your competitive edge. For more info go to our CGI website Pix or give us a call on 01274 610600 for an informal chat to see how our CGI can benefit you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

First Impressions

Making an entrance is key to anyone with a sense of style. Let the front door offer a warm welcome to your stylish home. Set Visions CGI department recently worked on these beautiful doorways in three distinct styles to inspire your style statement

1. Reflect the architecture
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2. Show your personality
3214 Aug14 Classic Half Glaze v5 (DOF) DISTIn this 1930s suburb setting our Interior Stylist focused on individual details to personalise this render. The daring pistachio green, polished brass and red stained glass detail sit perfectly together contrasting the white painted brickwork. We styled a mix of CGI foliage and studio photography to maintain the photorealism in the imagery.


3. Perfect fit

3214 Aug14 Renown Small Top (MAIN) v4 (DOF) DISTLess is more with this classic country cottage. The subtle style of the wood grained T&G door and bevelled glass lend an authentic crafted feel giving the shot added depth and persona working together to create the classic country look.

Have a chat with one of our CG project managers or go to our website to see how our interior stylists and CGI illustrators can help develop your bespoke product range into great visual selling tools.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jeepers Creepers

Here is a real-life horror story, team Set Vision’s transformation is eerily…normal. This terror of tails was created by our very own retouching department who took true delight in transforming our MDs! Quite a side step of their daily tasks of retouching our lifestyle photography and bespoke CGI designs. This family of true terrors wish you all a screamin’ Halloweeeeeeen!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Food for thought

A recent technical challenge was set to our CG department…Can we demonstrate the feasibility of showcasing a frozen ice lolly product in a variety of images? Traditional photography methods would have meant placing the frozen lolly in direct lighting for extended periods leaving a frustratingly narrow window for capturing the shot before the product had to be replaced.

The idea of using Pix CGI meant our unparalleled photorealism would allow the client to show the construction and quality of the product whilst keeping the image looking refreshing and appetising. The ability to deconstruct and re construct the product could simply not be done without the use of CGI.

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After a delicious study of the behaviour of the ice lolly…the surface, reflection, lighting reaction we recreate the materials in layers, addressing each physical aspect of the reference based on direct observation. We digitally sculpted the finished result with the lighting and art direction integral to the feel of a shot, allowing us to create a striking editorial image. The beauty of CGI is allowing us push and develop aesthetics for a strong campaign.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The green scene VLOG

Welcome to our first Trend VLOG! Our lovely Head Photographic Stylist Nina chats through all things green, which is one of the big colour contenders over the last few seasons, from vibrant flashes to deep and moody hues.
Over the past year greens have been interpreted through the Botanical and Tropical Jungle trends, which have strongly rooted their way across interior and homeware design, fusing from contemporary to classic styling.

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