CG was coined during the 1960s. It stands for computer graphics that pertains to pictures and movies created by a computer hardware and software. There are vast discussions that can pertain to computer graphics ranging from vector graphics to 3D modeling. In its core, the underlying science behind every CG movie or image is based on geometry, optics and physics.
What are the different fields that made it possible for CG to advance to what it is now? You have animation, movies, advertising, and the gaming industry to name a few.
Pushing the limits of visual arts
Advanced computer graphics are now used in pushing the limits of art. In the past, only authors, painters and sculptors can use their imaginations extensively in order to picture things that are abstract. Today, all you need to have is a computer and some knowledge in CG using software and you can create different works of art. Movies are now heavily reliant towards CG especially when it is a high budget film that is expected to become a hit.
But of course, keep in mind that it isn’t always applicable in so many scenarios. For instance, do you think movies such as Space Odyssey or the recent Interstellar would’ve been the same if movie makers simply relied on CG? This is where practical effects are still relevant even today.
Animation and story telling
If you’ve been watching Pixar movies such as Up, though these things could be made using cartoons, the realistic CG animation changed the way the story is delivered to its audience. When coupled with superb script that follows themes relatable to both adults and young audiences, you have the perfect formula for a great hit. It wouldn’t be the same when you make use of other platforms other than CG.
Create things using 3D printers
3D printer has a number of things to offer in different industries. 3D printing is being used in the medical field and even by startup companies because it doesn’t cost a lot of money to make different objects. CG can be used hand in hand with 3D printing technology in order to create different products just a fraction of the cost.
If you are going to look at how advanced the CG technology we have today compared to before, you’ll realize that there software and hardware advanced so much over the years. It has also become a promising career for many individuals to do computer graphics.