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Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:34 pm
by Racleborg
The sofa in this image looks very real to me, but the room looks a bit CGI. Can anyone tell me whether it's a photo or CGI? (I'm trying to establish how much I need to learn!)

Thanks

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:46 pm
by lacilaci
Racleborg wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:34 pm
The sofa in this image looks very real to me, but the room looks a bit CGI. Can anyone tell me whether it's a photo or CGI? (I'm trying to establish how much I need to learn!)

Thanks
If you tried really hard and work on a particular view for long enought you could pull this off probably. But usually it's not very practical and rarely people really need that ultra realism with slightest imperfections.

I believe this is a photo, the cgi-ish look comes from the fact that this is a composite of 1 or more flashes being used to help illuminate the scene properly, so the lighting isn't very natural.

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:56 pm
by Racleborg
@lacilaci Thank you for your knowledgeable response.

It does look more like a photo(s) to me too, so that's a relief! ;)

I've since been to the site where the're selling the sofa, and when you click on the image, there, an obvious CGI image comes up that has no materials on it. So I guess they take a real photo so show how good the sofa can look, then create a CGI for customers to consider different fabric options.

Thanks again - much appreciated. :)

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:09 pm
by B.Y.O.B.
I agree with lacilaci. There are slight imperfections and usually people don't bother making these for 3D product shots.

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:23 pm
by lacilaci
Racleborg wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:56 pm
@lacilaci Thank you for your knowledgeable response.

It does look more like a photo(s) to me too, so that's a relief! ;)

I've since been to the site where the're selling the sofa, and when you click on the image, there, an obvious CGI image comes up that has no materials on it. So I guess they take a real photo so show how good the sofa can look, then create a CGI for customers to consider different fabric options.

Thanks again - much appreciated. :)
Yes I've worked in past for a furniture maker that does this too.
They do a photoshoot of a furniture set up in place and then individual pieces with different colors are done using rendering.

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:12 pm
by Racleborg
@lacilaci

Thank you for the further info.

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:13 am
by Mango3
Most of the images in the IKEA catalogues are rendered.
Much more cost effective than building up the furniture and getting it photographed.
Software is VRAY and 3ds Max, for special effects (fire, water, smoke) Phoenix FD for Max.

More info: https://architizer.com/blog/practice/de ... -catalogs/
and https://www.chaosgroup.com/blog/putting ... fect-homes

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:33 pm
by FarbigeWelt
Mango3 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:13 am
Most of the images in the IKEA catalogues are rendered.
Much more cost effective than building up the furniture and getting it photographed.
Software is VRAY and 3ds Max, for special effects (fire, water, smoke) Phoenix FD for Max.
Very interesting information and linked articles! Thank you Mango3.

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:02 am
by Racleborg
Thank you all for all the feedback. :)

Re: Is this CGI or a photo?

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:26 pm
by Ahr0n
Hi guys, got interested into this topic but from another side. How can I acheive this nice kind of 'bloom' or light dispersion from window with bluish fringe? Should I use bloom from camera effects in Lux or maybe in Compositor or even in PS? This can add a nice realism to renders.
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