The CGI Production Process

The following information briefly explains all the different phases of a typical CGI production. What it involves, how long it might take, how it’s done and what certain processes actually look like.

The 3D Modelling Process

The type of modelling being referred to here has nothing do with the fashion industry or the catwalk. Instead, it refers to the process of creating a virtual representation (3D model or computer graphic) of either a concept or physical product using advanced computer software. 3D Models can be either be built from scratch using a variety of reference materials or created from existing CAD models.

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We produce 
3D Visualisations 
CAD Retopology
3D Advertisements
Interactive 3D Models
360 Degree Product Images
3D Animations
Industries:
  • ENGINEERING
  • HEAVY MACHINERY
  • MANUFACTURING
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • PRODUCT DESIGN
  • RAIL
  • MARINE
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  • B2B SPECIALISTS
  • EMAIL RESPONSES WITHIN 1 HOUR
  • LATEST TECHNOLOGY
  • IN-HOUSE 3D RENDERING
  • CUTTING-EDGE TEXTURING TOOLS
  • UNRIVALLED SUPPORT
  • TRANSPARENT PROCESS AND PRICING
3D Visualisations:

WHAT OUR CLIENT SAY

Customised Ltd

" Jason’s work ethic and integrity are beyond compare. We recently engaged the services of Thunderstorm FX and were blown away by the results and realism of the CG."

Dion
Director / Owner
Maksol Control Ltd

" Thunderstorm FX produced some outstanding rendered images for our automation HMI project. Jason's enthusiasm and attention to detail is most impressive. We are more than pleased with the results and look forward to working together on future projects."

Mark
Director
ResponseTap

" I have worked with Thunderstorm FX on multiple projects and they always exceed expectations."

Rhea
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Northern Light Marketing

" The service from Thunderstorm was beyond my expectations. They interpreted our brief creatively to take it to another level, showed immense attention to detail and were super-helpful throughout. They’re a real hidden gem."

Susie
Director
Tenmat Ltd

" Jason has produced numerous animations, videos and websites for us. His attention to detail, work ethic and responsiveness are outstanding. We are very happy with the results and will continue working with Jason in the future."

Marco
Marketing Director
Control Group International

" We shall continue to work with Thunderstorm FX, as a key member of our marketing team and I am very happy to recommend them to those who may require high-quality digital video production."

Stuart
Managing Director
Sequestration.net

" Jason is an amazingly talented video producer. He took our very vague brief and turned it into something which was a nothing short of a masterpiece! He is an excellent communicator and can interpret even the vaguest of instructions and has the ability to understand the clients requirements and come up with suggestions to ensure the highest quality is achieved."

Dave
Managing Director
Elderflower Solutions

" Jason’s attention to detail is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble to get the right result for the client. The team was great fun to work with too. Thoroughly recommend the services of Thunderstorm FX."

Mark
Director
J.A.Harrison

" From start to finish our project was handled in a professional manner. Here at JA Harrison we had an idea for the promotional video but when we got Thunderstorm FX involved they went the extra mile and produced a video that makes us proud to show it."

Paul
PTFE Manager

The 3D Texturing / Texture Mapping Process

Ok, so by the time we arrive at this phase we’ll have created a great looking model (3D graphic remember?) of your amazing product. It’s now time to add some colour and surface detail by assigning a material to it. In a nutshell, that’s what the term “texturing” refers to here.

WHAT OUR CLIENT SAY

Customised Ltd

" Jason’s work ethic and integrity are beyond compare. We recently engaged the services of Thunderstorm FX and were blown away by the results and realism of the CG."

Dion
Director / Owner
Maksol Control Ltd

" Thunderstorm FX produced some outstanding rendered images for our automation HMI project. Jason's enthusiasm and attention to detail is most impressive. We are more than pleased with the results and look forward to working together on future projects."

Mark
Director
ResponseTap

" I have worked with Thunderstorm FX on multiple projects and they always exceed expectations."

Rhea
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Northern Light Marketing

" The service from Thunderstorm was beyond my expectations. They interpreted our brief creatively to take it to another level, showed immense attention to detail and were super-helpful throughout. They’re a real hidden gem."

Susie
Director
Tenmat Ltd

" Jason has produced numerous animations, videos and websites for us. His attention to detail, work ethic and responsiveness are outstanding. We are very happy with the results and will continue working with Jason in the future."

Marco
Marketing Director
Control Group International

" We shall continue to work with Thunderstorm FX, as a key member of our marketing team and I am very happy to recommend them to those who may require high-quality digital video production."

Stuart
Managing Director
Sequestration.net

" Jason is an amazingly talented video producer. He took our very vague brief and turned it into something which was a nothing short of a masterpiece! He is an excellent communicator and can interpret even the vaguest of instructions and has the ability to understand the clients requirements and come up with suggestions to ensure the highest quality is achieved."

Dave
Managing Director
Elderflower Solutions

" Jason’s attention to detail is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble to get the right result for the client. The team was great fun to work with too. Thoroughly recommend the services of Thunderstorm FX."

Mark
Director
J.A.Harrison

" From start to finish our project was handled in a professional manner. Here at JA Harrison we had an idea for the promotional video but when we got Thunderstorm FX involved they went the extra mile and produced a video that makes us proud to show it."

Paul
PTFE Manager

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Customised Ltd

" Jason’s work ethic and integrity are beyond compare. We recently engaged the services of Thunderstorm FX and were blown away by the results and realism of the CG."

Dion
Director / Owner
Maksol Control Ltd

" Thunderstorm FX produced some outstanding rendered images for our automation HMI project. Jason's enthusiasm and attention to detail is most impressive. We are more than pleased with the results and look forward to working together on future projects."

Mark
Director
ResponseTap

" I have worked with Thunderstorm FX on multiple projects and they always exceed expectations."

Rhea
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Northern Light Marketing

" The service from Thunderstorm was beyond my expectations. They interpreted our brief creatively to take it to another level, showed immense attention to detail and were super-helpful throughout. They’re a real hidden gem."

Susie
Director
Tenmat Ltd

" Jason has produced numerous animations, videos and websites for us. His attention to detail, work ethic and responsiveness are outstanding. We are very happy with the results and will continue working with Jason in the future."

Marco
Marketing Director
Control Group International

" We shall continue to work with Thunderstorm FX, as a key member of our marketing team and I am very happy to recommend them to those who may require high-quality digital video production."

Stuart
Managing Director
Sequestration.net

" Jason is an amazingly talented video producer. He took our very vague brief and turned it into something which was a nothing short of a masterpiece! He is an excellent communicator and can interpret even the vaguest of instructions and has the ability to understand the clients requirements and come up with suggestions to ensure the highest quality is achieved."

Dave
Managing Director
Elderflower Solutions

" Jason’s attention to detail is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble to get the right result for the client. The team was great fun to work with too. Thoroughly recommend the services of Thunderstorm FX."

Mark
Director
J.A.Harrison

" From start to finish our project was handled in a professional manner. Here at JA Harrison we had an idea for the promotional video but when we got Thunderstorm FX involved they went the extra mile and produced a video that makes us proud to show it."

Paul
PTFE Manager

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Customised Ltd

" Jason’s work ethic and integrity are beyond compare. We recently engaged the services of Thunderstorm FX and were blown away by the results and realism of the CG."

Dion
Director / Owner
Maksol Control Ltd

" Thunderstorm FX produced some outstanding rendered images for our automation HMI project. Jason's enthusiasm and attention to detail is most impressive. We are more than pleased with the results and look forward to working together on future projects."

Mark
Director
ResponseTap

" I have worked with Thunderstorm FX on multiple projects and they always exceed expectations."

Rhea
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Northern Light Marketing

" The service from Thunderstorm was beyond my expectations. They interpreted our brief creatively to take it to another level, showed immense attention to detail and were super-helpful throughout. They’re a real hidden gem."

Susie
Director
Tenmat Ltd

" Jason has produced numerous animations, videos and websites for us. His attention to detail, work ethic and responsiveness are outstanding. We are very happy with the results and will continue working with Jason in the future."

Marco
Marketing Director
Control Group International

" We shall continue to work with Thunderstorm FX, as a key member of our marketing team and I am very happy to recommend them to those who may require high-quality digital video production."

Stuart
Managing Director
Sequestration.net

" Jason is an amazingly talented video producer. He took our very vague brief and turned it into something which was a nothing short of a masterpiece! He is an excellent communicator and can interpret even the vaguest of instructions and has the ability to understand the clients requirements and come up with suggestions to ensure the highest quality is achieved."

Dave
Managing Director
Elderflower Solutions

" Jason’s attention to detail is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble to get the right result for the client. The team was great fun to work with too. Thoroughly recommend the services of Thunderstorm FX."

Mark
Director
J.A.Harrison

" From start to finish our project was handled in a professional manner. Here at JA Harrison we had an idea for the promotional video but when we got Thunderstorm FX involved they went the extra mile and produced a video that makes us proud to show it."

Paul
PTFE Manager

The 3D Illumination Process

It’s now time to frame the shot and bring your fantastic product out of the shadows. The ultimate goal here is to show your product in the best possible light so that your audience can clearly see what it looks like and what it’s made from.

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The 3D Rendering Process

By this stage we’ll have a full 3D scene that includes textured models, illumination and cameras. We now need a way of exporting all this data to a format that can be used outside of the software package where it currently exists and this is where rendering comes in. Technically, rendering can be thought of as the process of creating the final image or animation by converting all the data from the 3D scene into a useable 2D format.