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Adaptability: A CGI Artist’s Skill

A blog by Filipe Rocha (CGI Artist at Trident Marketing)

We know that CGI artists’ skills range from 3D modelling to animation and photography, amongst others. However, one of the most important skills of a CGI artist is adaptability – the ability to adapt and to keep learning.

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As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it is crucial for CGI artists to stay on top of the latest tools and techniques in order to remain competitive in the industry. This means not only being familiar with the latest software and hardware but also being able to adapt to new technologies and workflows as they emerge.

Staying Up-To-Date With CGI Technology

One of the most important aspects of adapting to these new technologies as a CGI artist is staying up to date with the latest software and tools. This not only includes the major industry-standard software, such as Autodesk and Adobe software, but also emerging tools like Unreal Engine and real-time raytracing render engines. It is important to not only be familiar with these tools but also to have a good understanding of their capabilities and limitations, as well as how they can be used in conjunction with other tools to achieve specific effects or results.

One example of how technology is changing the field of CGI is the increasing use of real-time rendering. This technology allows for the creation of highly detailed and realistic 3D environments that can be rendered in real-time, rather than the traditional method of rendering a scene or image, which could take hours or days. This will benefit many industries, from gaming and VR to film and television.

To adapt to new technologies, it’s important to stay informed about the latest trends and techniques in the industry. This can include following industry leaders and experts on social media, attending conferences and workshops, and participating in online forums and communities. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming increasingly relevant in the field. For example, machine learning algorithms can now be used to create highly realistic 3D animations and simulations, and to create photorealistic images and videos or to be used in the design process to achieve concept designs faster.

A CGI artist explaining his processes to the team

A CGI artist must stay adaptable and open-minded as new technologies and techniques are constantly emerging. This means being willing to experiment with new tools and techniques and to embrace change and new ways of working. You can also see what everyone’s talking about in the world of CGI – we like this thread from Wired.

In conclusion, as a CGI artist, staying on top of the latest technologies and techniques is crucial in order to remain competitive in the industry. This means staying up to date with the latest software and tools, staying informed about the latest trends and techniques, and being adaptable and open-minded to new ways of working. By doing so, you will be able to create high-quality, cutting-edge work that stands out in the industry.

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