Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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.
How to style up this look.
• Simple colour palette with mixed fabrics.
• Add classic nautical touches.
• Dine alfresco and enjoy!
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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
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.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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
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
Thursday, February 16, 2017
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
metallics as a focal point
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.
accent in the home
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
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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
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.
To get us started we just require a facia sample or drawings and a
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
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
Surface design that
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
and unifying the look
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
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
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?
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.
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.
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.