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Computer Generated Images (CGI) and Visual Effects (VFX)

Technology | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

What is CGI?

First, an actor is filmed, with a green screen background.

Later, a different background is added.

Challenge in Computer Generated Images (CGI)

A CGI animal for instance, must

  1. Look real
  2. Move in a realistic manner
  3. Seem like it is reacting like an actual animal to events.

How to make a tiger?

  • First, the structure of the tiger is created.
  • Then, texture is added.
  • This is followed by lighting.
  • To make the tiger move realistically, artists need to know physics- where he puts his weight while walking.

Can you tell if this image is real or fake?

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