We all have heard of computer generated pictures and the most common explanation we have heard is of 3-D computer graphics that are used for creating characters, scenes and special effects in films and television. But what if I told you there is more of explanations and computer generated content we all know about.
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What is CGP?
Computer generated pictures commonly known as computer generated images is the application of computer graphics that is used to create images in print media, video games, art, computer animation and VFX in films. This was first used in 1986 in Flight of the Navigator. After this, the usage took an upward curve with the emergence of virtual cinematography.
The availability of this software has enabled individual artists and small companies in producing professional-grade films, games and fine art at the comfort of their own homes. The computer generated pictures consists of natural looking landscapes, animated images and fractal landscapes. It can be produced easily using different methods like use of algorithms, 2D pixel based images, 3D graphics and many more.
Video games often use CGI in pre-rendered cut scenes and intro movies typical to the CGI application. It is used for visual effects because the quality is higher and the effects are controllable and can be customized according to one’s needs. The scenes like constructing miniatures, extras for crowd scenes and creation of images all is possible with this.
CGP allows you to shoot and create content without the involvement of actors, expensive set pieces or props saving you time and money required to cater a large crowd. Therefore, this is how small businesses and individual artists are able to produce content of high quality. With time many new websites and applications have also started providing pre made CGP that can be easily downloaded and used for various purposes.
Generated photos are created by scratch for any purpose but the issue becomes that people start worrying about copyrights, distribution rights, infringement claims and royalties and that needs to be solved out before you use someone else’s photos. But what is exciting is getting into layered digital film footage by composting.
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