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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Get The Look-Bringing the inside out

With summer knocking on the door it’s time to focus on your outdoor space. Make the most of the alfresco season by bringing the inside out. Whatever the size be creative and make the most of your space by creating an outdoor living area with comfy seating, rugs and cushions. By adding cosy lighting and layers of warm blankets you can enjoy being outside late into those summer evenings.

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How to style up this look.

• Simple colour palette with mixed fabrics.
• Add classic nautical touches.
• Dine alfresco and enjoy!


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Fresh New Year. Fresh CGI Portfolio

2017 was a fantastic year for Pix. Our talented in-house team delivered hundreds of stylish visual solutions for our clients, and we’re incredibly proud of the results. Here's a sneak peek of some of our favourite CG imagery covering kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms.

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From commercial scenes, to international environments and product shots our updated portfolio demonstrates our adaptive path in each project. Tricky deadlines and challenging briefs excite our team, and our flexible cost saving approach to CGI imagery is always the number one priority.

The team would like to say a BIG Thank You to all our clients for the opportunity to work with you, old and new. With a packed production schedule ready to go we can’t wait to get started on 2018’s creations.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Signature Brand Interior Design

Our inhouse stylists are always keen to establish trend lead styling on any project. With the recent launch of a new glass splashbacks range our stylists were challenged to design images that sit within Laura Ashley’s signature brand look that have a tangible lifestyle feel.

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Each splashback image had to sit within specific style houses that appeal to their key core customers. Our team of CGI artists worked closely with our designers to create photorealistic textures and props such as rustic exposed brickwork, even CGI bread! Our designs were critiqued and signed off by Laura Ashley ensuring our images hit the creative lifestyle brief.

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The images are now being used in both print and across multiplatform social media sites. For more Pinterest worthy portfolio work visit our CGI portfolio.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cost effective CGI style

A CGI project offers both flexibility and consistency to any client. A simple change of wall colour or styling update can create a fresh new feel to any pre-existing image. Perfect for product comparisons allowing simple, uncluttered brochure layouts.

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We take pride in our R&D department, constantly striving to create fantastic photorealistic CGI images whilst reducing our production time to deliver cost effective results to clients. An example of this is we now work exclusively with CGI bedding and rugs for all bedroom shots.

This enables us to update materials and patterns at a click of a button without the timely wait for dressing beds and reshoots. Our in-house stylists keep a keen eye on the details, ensuring our images are perfectly not perfect from a wrinkle in a bed sheet to a magazine curl.


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Create a Perfect British Summer with our CGI Gardens

The flexibility CGI offers for exterior garden design and build is endless. Solid materials such as slate, wood and concrete are easily created to a photorealistic standard, with our R&D department perfecting our product creation skills every time.

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Our skilled designers treat garden design exactly the same as any interior project with flexibility and function being key to the lifestyle designs. Another benefit is our CGI gardens are everlasting, meaning we’re not subject to the temperamental British Summer. We can revisit and update your product at any point in the year - perfect for any last-minute promotions via POS or brochure.

Logistically saving time and money our CG team can work with sample materials, altering texture variations to immediately increase your CGI asset list. Our eco-friendly summer hats also come on with the use of lifelike plants and greenery saving real plants the harsh conditions of studio photography and the wastage associated. Check out some of our latest lifestyle landscape designs and checkout our architecture portfolio to see the fantastic work our CGI team are creating.


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

#nationaltileday

Set Visions knows tiles. We work with national tile suppliers across the country and beyond creating aspirational imagery for print, brochure and media campaigns. As a creative image supplier for kitchens and bathrooms companies we incorporate tiles in the majority of our set designs. Essentially, tiles are our bread and butter.

Pix CGI is a perfect fit for tiles. Our CGI artists expertly mirror the shape, texture and lustre in our renders. With just a couple of samples we can create images without the restriction of scale, environment or costly product deliveries.

Capture, our photography studio also specialises in lifestyle tile shots, developing trends with our clients to deliver images that have a great commercial quality. Here’s a selection of our favourite shots illustrating the beauty of ceramic, glass and stone surface design.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sophisticated muted metallic mix

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This trending look is all about the muted metallic, mixing in a calm sophisticated way. Last year, strong, bold copper took the high street by storm, but this year we’ll see blush, muted copper mixing with calming golds. This look is all about mixing metallics and harmoniously integrating with the interior design as trend accent.

Mixing metallics as a focal point

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Every room needs a focal point and within the bathroom which has to be the statement bath. Why not get ahead of the rest with a brushed copper or gold bathtub. Offset it with a muted blush pink or grey colour scheme to create a calming look.

Here is an example of the overall trend, with blush pinks and light grey walls adding a softer approach to golds and copper propping. Here mixing metallics in a subtle way can be seen with the tile choice complementing the metallic propping.


Metallic accent in the home

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Within kitchens it’s not just the accessories which hint metallics. The big trend coming through uses metallic splashbacks which we will see more of in 2017. It’s a bold look we’ve seen in bespoke kitchens, but look out for some new year contenders who are getting in on the action with more affordable versions!

If large statement metallics are too much for your sense of style why not try simple accessories of the mixed muted metallic trend? A subtle way to add metallics to your home is by adding metals to parts of the room always left until last for decorating, such as curtain poles. See how these muted metals work together in complementary tones, work these across the home.



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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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.

Exposing and unifying the look
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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.

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10th Jul 2018

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Robin Mills
Leeds Road, Greengates
Bradford, West Yorkshire
BD10 9TE

Tel: 01274 610 600
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