• Question: Is it the concept of CGi (animation) that doesn't make it look quite real, or is it any lighting issues that may occur?

    Asked by ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一 to Ed, Hugh, Stef on 19 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Ed Rial

      Ed Rial answered on 19 Mar 2015:

      Hi there ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一

      This image is a cgi picture.

      I couldn’t tell you it wasn’t real! The reason that games and films don’t look quite this realistic is that it takes an artist a lot of time to make the model, and then it takes a lot of time on a very powerful computer to get the lighting to behave properly on a computer model as the model moves around.

      One of the most difficult problems in computing is finding out when a ray of light intersects with a plane (i.e. so the computer knows it shouldn’t show us a building through a soldier in a computer game). It sounds really simple but it really isn’t!

      There is a lot of physics in animation and computer games, so if you want to work at making films and games studying maths and physics is not a bad place to start!

      Stay awesome


      #VoteEd 😉