September 23rd, 2014
Many of us were taken by surprise when it emerged that 75% of IKEA's catalog is computer generated imagery. All those times you were wondering how a kitchen can be so pristine or a bedroom so stylishly and compactly arranged...there is your answer right here - they are not real! The truth is, it's not only IKEA that turned to digital furniture in a hope to save money. Computer-generated images are changing the look of advertising, fashion and design. They're everywhere, but they're so good we don't see the difference. We don't notice.
Can you beat this mind trickery? This time we are challenging you to look very close and tell us which of these images of sheek, modern interiors are real photographs and which - computer-generated.
May 19th, 2014
Look, it's a Superman! No, it's a bird! No, it's a plane!
Planes are something that always attracts people attention, as it is always fascinating to see a huge steel machine flying. Since the period of Renaissance and incredible inventions of Leonardo da Vinci, people tried to find out how they could fly. You know the rest - The Wright Brothers, their experiments, the beginning of the aviation and it went just in a snap.
Aircraft will always be something amazing as people are not meant to fly naturally. When something incredible like ability to put man in the air is created by human, it is always a win for the whole humanity against the nature. And what about the future? Well, we can only guess how the aircraft will look later. However, there are ways to express the imagination in a very realistic form. Yes, we are back with photorealism again.
This time we present you 25 photorealistic renderings of aircraft from past, present and future. Don't forget that you may create this magic yourself with models offered by great designers on CGTrader, such as Dreamscape and others. Enjoy!
April 24th, 2014
After freezing cold winter finally came long waited spring. Just several steps separate us from the summertime all of us are dreaming about. Summer season for some of us means laying at the beach on the seaside, for others – riding a bike to work, going to the village for a rest, gathering berries in the forest, travelling abroad: climbing the mountains or maybe visiting exotic places.
Unfortunately, those several steps are still separating us from the warmest season through the year. Therefore, today one of the options what can be done is watching pictures of the extraordinary or maybe just simple, but extremely cozy places. Those places, which we will guide you through, are created by computer graphics artists. They cannot be found on our planet, but who says that traveling in your dreams is not traveling?
February 24th, 2014
Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings. Nonbuilding structures are considered as architecture as well. You probably know that, right? Since the very beginning of the professional architecture a lot of magnificent projects were fulfilled. It always amazes to see a structure which could be called a masterpiece. To see the astonishing structures by themselves – this is one of the reasons why tourists travel around the world and take thousands of pictures of churches, palaces or skyscrapers.
This is where all the fun begins. It is way more different to have a picture in front of your eyes than it is to look at a building itself. Have you ever though for yourself – does everything that you can see in a picture really exist? Of course, you did – nobody can be sure about what they see in this age when almost everything could be edited with Photoshop or any other software for image editing.
Well, hold yourselves – we have some architectural views which you will hardly believe to be not real. These are some of the most photorealistic architectural 3D renderings on the planet. Fasten your seatbelts, open your eyes and let’s take a ride through this digital and artificial reality!
December 9th, 2013
As I was a little boy, I liked to watch old pictures of my relatives at my grandparents' house. Scrolling all that dusty photo paper - there was something mystical and spiritual in that. Looking into the eyes of my ancestors was so surreal. I knew that they have lived decades ago, but I was still hard to perceive the archived depiction of a moment. A moment which had happened long time ago, but that seemed to happen right now. Just frozen. Frozen emotions and depicted souls.
Photography was invented in the 19th century and it became a very popular way to immortalize the image of a person or a family. Later, the art of the portrait photography was refined throughout the 20th century. Remember those famous photos of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King and so on, and so on, and so on... There are so many magnificent pictures which gained popularity and now are worldwide-known.
Nowadays photography is a very popular hobby and an affordable activity for a lot of us. So making a portrait needed to reach higher heights to keep that miraculous effect of capturing a soul. 3D modeling is the new form of photography. That is why we decided to review the best of new 3D renderings of human beings.