Thursday, June 30, 2016
Following last month’s success in the Design Connected Bar Stools Competition Set Visions have entered more of our CGI interior images into
another visualisation competition. This month is it for CGarchitect. The
CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards are the largest awards event for the
architectural visualization industry. Now in its 13th year, the awards attract
entries from top studios, freelancers and students from around the world. Here
at Set Visions we pride ourselves on the architectural composition and
consideration of all our CGI images in addition to the quality of realism and
styling. This competition is a great way to showcase this.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Inspired by Wimbledon, one of our senior CGI artists has
served up this ace piece of abstract design. Although, we pride ourselves on
creating photorealistic computer generated images we love to challenge the team
to let their creative and design skills to effervesce. We have found this allows
the CGI artists to look at their computer generated photography from a
different perspective which ultimately gives us more knowledge and a better
understanding of all things CGI…
Keep a hawke-eye out for the Euro 2016 blog coming soon!
Monday, June 20, 2016
Over at Set Visions HQ we've curated some of
our favourite summertime garden photography shots in the spirit of creating our
very own Summer Solstice retreat. We not only have vast
photographic experience of location photography shoots in beautiful homes
across Europe, but we also have the photographic styling expertise to create
that picture perfect setting fit for any Summer Soirée. We can dream of
that warm summer's evening, sitting outside with a long, cold drink and a
summertime feast to last the night through.
From on-location, to our in-house custom
designed exterior studio sets, through to our Photorealistic CGI set design -
we've gathered some delightful summertime home shots – be inspired...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Our intrepid PIX CGI artist Kyle Jagger recently
tackled a gruelling, two day, 145 mile charity cycle ride from Barnsley to
Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer. When asked why he undertook the
challenge he explained: "It helped to raise money and awareness of a great
cause. My brother and his fiancée have done it for the past two years
representing Oldham Athletic FC and said it was a great challenge."
Kyle returned to the office feeling fitter and
healthier, but complained the seat was "absolute agony" as he hasn’t
ridden a bike for 15 years! The team helped to raise over £425,000.
(From left to right: Bryan Lawton, Jenny Warburton, Rick Wallis, Kyle Jagger,
Scott Jagger, Rob (teddy bear) Stockford)
Monday, June 6, 2016
This week at Set Visions our head of creative Jal has been feeding back inspiration and design news to fellow SV stylists (and now you) about her recent jaunt to Clerkenwell Design week. Clerkenwell Design Week showcases the best in past, present and future works of leading designers and architects. For 3 days the area of Clerkenwell is transformed into a cleverly curated, buzzing hive of design.
Heres Jal's lowdown and highlights from her visit.
This is Clerkenwell Design Week’s 7th year and I am delighted to have caught a glimpse of the future of design. I started my day at the, ‘Icon House of Culture’. This unusual industrial renovated space is the award winning club ‘Fabric.’ With its underground appeal and lack of natural light it was the perfect spot to play host to lighting design studios which includes EBB & FLOW, Bert Frank, Di Classe, Dare Studio and Haberdashery to name but a few.
As I walk through the buzzing streets full of creative eyes trying to find the ‘Detail’ zone, I am greeted by a 4.5 metre high structure nestled inside the historic, St John’s Gate. This structure was designed by ‘Flea Folly Architects’ collaborating with Dutch floorboard manufactures ‘Hakwood’ designed to create a moment of calm. Through the gate I entered a modern slated structure named, ‘Museum of Making,’ pavilion by ‘White Arkitekter,’ where a workshop of pendant punching was taking place.
I walked around to Clerkenwell Close and entered St James Church I could hear the soft sound of classical music echoing through the structure. British Designer Tom Dixon curated the space as co working space and restaurant. The beautiful stain-glass windows and traditional features of the church set against the perfect atmosphere to worship great design.
In my short time at the design week I had the pleasure of listening to a seminar, ‘Digital in design: exploring new possibilities’. The discussion was about how 3D printing is transforming the way brands produce design and what future effects it will have. Being from Set Visions this was something that is pivotal to our future.
I saw and absorbed as much as I could on my jaunt. The great thing about this festival is that is has over 100 designer show rooms in 2.5sq miles. It is a warm inviting event that opens its doors to normally off limit areas and welcomes the viewers to see the studios and workshops where great designs have taken place.