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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

2021 What a Year!

Here’s to a somewhat smoother year than recent. As ever, we are thankful for the resilience and dedication of our team. Without them, we wouldn’t have had such a successful year.

As brands are looking to build an authentic connection with their customers, we’ve seen a continuing rise in AR and online interactive projects. It’s been a pleasure to recruit additional CGI staff to meet the demand of this engaging service.

This year’s new client wins mean our order book is quickly filling up for a strong start to 2022.

Set Visions offices will be closing at 5pm on Thursday 23rd of December, reopening and production ready on Tuesday the 4th of January.

Our thoughts turn to those customers who have made our success possible. From all our staff you chat to, to my colleagues behind the scenes we’d all like to wish our customers a Happy Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we enjoy.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Enhance renders with CGI liquids

CG visualisations have long been an alternative choice for interior designers and product marketers. As an established photorealistic studio, we’ve seen an increase in requests for running water in our imagery. The tactile material adds another level of realism in CGI visualisations.

Our CG team challenged the creative use of this technique, combining the organic fluid to our own festive contest; what is your take on a Set Visions Christmas?

Our team put a merry twist on the Set Visions logo, using the phoenixFD plugin to simulate the fluid for a well known classic Christmas pud’. Rendered using V-Ray, our animation short is a great demo of our team’s creativeness and technical abilities.

CGI liquid wire render Set Visions

No food waste and an engaging story to tell!

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Festive challenge

To let off some creative steam, we gave our CG team an open Christmas brief; simply show us your take on Christmas! Keep your eyes peeled over December on our blogs and social media to see the unique entries. Some design focused, some whimsical and some slightly sinister…!

Here's a selection of entries from the team.

christmas campaign product photography

Christmas 3D illustration snowmen CGI

Our in-house R&D team is tasked with testing the latest CGI, AR and animation software. As a visualisation studio, we continuously push expectations to remain at the forefront of photorealistic renders.

Here’s a great example of our Studio Lead putting his technical skills to the test, rendering a technical festive treat.

"I created the animation to test the exciting recent release of Blender 3.0. Using Pixar's USD format to transfer assets over from 3ds Max, I used the new cycles X render engine, and the GPU to provide a much more interactive, artistic process. With huge speed increase, taking just a couple of hours to deliver the end frames for this animation on a single machine"



Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Calling All Photographers

Set Visions are industry leaders in photorealistic CGI. We have successfully retrained many of our in-house photographers, using their creative lighting and composition skillsets within our 3d rendering software.

During the pandemic marketeers have been turning to CG imaging due to the ease of remote working and the lack of creative restriction, this has created growth in our CG department and the need to expand our team.

We are interested in hearing from any established commercial studio photographers who are feeling insecure in the photography industry. This role is specifically for those who can take the opportunity to retrain and use their skills in the virtual world, and in doing so, future proof their career.

An interest in architecture, interiors, and design would be greatly beneficial.

Set Visions CGI visualisations portflio

If you are interested, please send a brief employment/skills bio along with a few examples of your photography work to jobs@setvisions.co.uk. We will be in touch if we feel your skill set matches our requirements.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Freelance Retouchers Required

The Set Visions production team is opening their books to expand their freelance network.

We have a unique brand of photorealistic CGI. Our studio combines traditional photography techniques with the latest CGI technologies to create the most realistic alternative to traditional photography in the marketplace.

Alongside the CGI team, our photography studio focuses on volume product packaging shots and quick turnaround projects.

REQUIREMENTS
-Expert level in photoshop
-A real eye for photography, understanding lighting, tone, and composition
-Experience in CGI and photography retouching for commercial projects
-Remote workers are welcome but must be available to work from our Bradford studio if needed
-Remote workers must use the latest version of photoshop
-Ability to produce accurate clipping paths
- You will be working as part of a team so good communication and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines is essential
-Ability to adapt to our workflow including colour profiles and naming conventions
-An understanding of Adobe Premiere and After Effects would be beneficial but not essential

Our client list ranges from blue-chip companies to independent retailers and global marketing agencies, not one brief is the same.

We expect all of our team to have a creative flair, a real interest in architecture, interiors, photography, video, and design. Otherwise, we are not the right agency for you.

If you’re interested in joining our freelance network contact
jobs@setvisions.co.uk with your CV and up-to-date portfolio along with your day rate expectations.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Commercial Interior Visualisations

Set Visions commercial renders provide our clients with a quick and easy way to visualise their product in large scale environments. CGI room sets save time on location scouting, expensive hire fees and coordinating a crew of freelancers.

We regularly work with architects, property developers and product designers producing precise visualisations for marketing and development pitches.

Tensioned Staircase render set visions

Our team can work from a sketch on a napkin or detailed elevations. With our own in-house team of art directors and interior designers, Set Visions are able to make sure your CGI visuals deliver that ‘wow’ factor to your customers.

Commercial hotel visualisation CGI

Our room set renders can be taken one step further, transforming a 3D render into an interactive 360-degree space, giving the user a fuller understanding of a property layout from the comfort of their device.

Impressed by our portfolio? Contact sales@setvisions.co.uk to discuss our cost-effective pricing structure.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Welcome to the family!

The last year has been a challenge for everyone, with Set Visions being no exception.

Thankfully we’ve managed to maintain a full order book, seeing an increase in demand for AR and interactive online content. Set Visions are pleased to introduce our two new Senior members of the CGI team who will help manage our growing production demands.

Set Visions CGI artists

Owen has a background in interactive design, leading his own team of developers and CG artists.

Kyle’s creative experience in photorealism is already proving an asset to our client by taking the creative lead in one of our newest accounts.

As a company Set Visions have been very fortunate to maintain and expand our CGI production team.

With a positive outlook for the rest of the year we are looking forward to delivering even more creative content for our clients!


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Get The Look: Inspirational entrance

With 2021 ahead of us, why not take the opportunity to get through that DIY ‘to do’ list or even redecorate a space! With 2021 ahead of us, An area of the home that often gets overlooked is the hallway, a strong colour palette with lots of foliage and accessories can make the space look considered and welcoming.

Make sure the space is functional with plenty of hooks for coats and bags to avoid it becoming a dumping ground. A half-painted wall is a clever design choice, it keeps the space light and airy whilst preventing the lower half getting grubby from pets shaking off the rain or kids coming through in muddy sports kits.

Hallway ideas CGI interior design

Mood board modern tropical hallway
How to style up this look
Decorate with a strong inviting colour palette
Ensure the space remains functional with plenty of hooks
Choose accessories and planting to style up the space
Paint the walls half height to hide every day grubby wear and tear

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Business As Usual

New year, new lockdown but it's #businessasusual for Set Visions. As a technology-based company, our CGI production team is working remotely allowing us to keep delivering our CG, animation and AR projects.

Some of our supportive staff are also manning the studio, with our doors open for quick photography turn around jobs from packaging to 360 cutouts. This flexible service can sustain the change in the market, with the nation side-stepping the highstreet in favour of online shopping. Home appliances and decorative accessories are ideal content for ecommerce quick wins.

We’d also like to thank our loyal staff that have been so considerate towards their colleagues and our company through these fluctuating times. With their dedication, we can in turn, support and strengthen your business in this time of uncertainty.

CGI artist Set Visions

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