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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Volume renders at a reduced cost

Set Visions render automation service produces endless product visualisations quickly and cost-effectively. Our bespoke service provides essential content for e-commerce retailers and product configurators. Colours and finishes can be quickly changed, with interior design updates to match.

1000s of product combinations are rendered automatically driven by our bespoke production code. The software uses spreadsheet data when connecting to our render manager, distributing the tasks to our render farm. By removing manual input, we can reduce the unit costs for our customers.

Ecommerce is a highly competitive market. Savvy online shoppers are turned off by low-res swatch shots, and the infamous phrase "also comes in..." Our service helps convert your online shoppers to purchase with our high-resolution product images. 

The volume rendering service is a brilliant solution for product configurators or creating an 'asset bank' for multi-channel marketing campaigns, with fresh visuals every time. 

To discuss how our batch rendering and configurator service can improve your eCommerce offering, contact sales@setvisions.co.uk to arrange a friendly, informal call or in-person meeting. 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Get The Look - Alfresco Living

Our love of botanicals has seen the biophilic trend influence all aspects of our life. Here we see the trend blur the lines of the ever-popular indoor and outdoor living.

Suiting family and social life, the trend sees our patios and gardens dressed with sofas, rugs, and atmospheric lighting. The rising popularity of fire pits and outside kitchen and dining has seen a surge of all weather-friendly products.

Here we used the look for one of our garden furniture clients. This stylish outdoor living shot is complete with a bespoke pergola, rug, and fire pit. Such an inviting space!

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How to style up this look

• Layer up comfy textiles with cushions and throws on your outdoor sofa.
• Hang lanterns or lights to extend your summer evenings.
• Invest in a chimenea or firepit for an atmospheric focal point.
• An outdoor rug is soft underfoot and zones your seating area.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Creative Producer required

Can you coordinate multiple projects, organise creative teams, and manage a tight deadline with a smile on your face? We're seeking a creative Producer that is both an agile and creative thinker where achieving the impossible is second nature!

This position is client-facing. You will need to understand our client's end goals, develop relationships, and upsell our creative services. You will be responsible for quotations and budgeting, delivering projects that satisfy our client's needs whilst cost-effectively managing your projects.

The ideal Producer must have three years of industry experience working in a busy creative environment, either in-house or agency.

Our client list ranges from blue-chip companies to independent retailers and global marketing agencies. Not one brief is the same. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to contribute to exciting works and develop professionally.

We have a unique brand of photorealistic CGI. We combine traditional photography techniques with the latest CGI technologies to create the most realistic alternative to traditional photography in the marketplace. The position will include the production management of CGI, animation and AR projects.

Our studio is open to all our staff that wish to work on-site. Alternatively, day-to-day remote working is fine with us. However, you will be required to work from our studio in Bradford from time to time and attend key strategy meetings.

If you have at least three years of industry experience and are living in the North of England, please send a short introduction and your CV to jobs@setvisions.co.uk.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Get the Look - Biome living

Based on the concept of bringing the outside in, Biome Living is about mixing textures and key materials to create a natural and balanced environment.

Here we created the look in this compact bathroom, utilising the walk-in shower to double up as a functional seating after a good steam. Smaller bathrooms benefit from wall hung furniture, hiding away unsightly beauty products and clutter.

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How to Style up this look

-Experiment with tile layout. Bricked, herringbone and basketweave all give different looks.

-Utilise wall mounted shower controls to keep a small space tidy.

-Brush brass adds a touch of luxe.

-Utilise open shelving to show off your succulent collection.

-Add a personal touch with artwork that picks out key colours in the room.

Friday, May 20, 2022

CGI’s green credentials

The green credentials of CGI visualisations are often overlooked. It is a more sustainable production service compared to a traditional studio photography shoot.

There is no need to send the physical products to the studio, cutting transportation costs and reducing production delays - 3D product files or tech drawings suit us just fine! Our room sets are designed and built digitally, with no redundant build materials post-shoot!

Along with the reduced environmental impact, our clients are saved the logistical headache of approvals in person. All CGI projects are efficiently managed remotely via their dedicated Project Manager.

To discuss the additional benefits that our CGI services offer contact sales@setviosns.co.uk to arrange an informal callback.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Visualise 1000s Of Product Combinations

Set Visions automation service can visualise endless product combinations quickly and cost-effectively.

Ecommerce is a highly competitive market. Savvy online shoppers are turned off by low res swatch shots and ‘also comes in..’ They demand to see the product before making an informed purchase; our batch rendering service is the perfect solution.

Our client JB Kind wanted to engage with the online customers and show the endless possibilities of their product combinations. They asked us to generate the content for their online configurator to demonstrate the wide variety of their product designs in relatable homely environments.

We created one core room set for consistency and adapted this for a hall, kitchen, and living room. We then generated a huge number of individual CGI renders, doors in every single available finish, with alternative floors and handle choices.

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To produce this volume of content cost-effectively, our team automated the process. The bespoke method uses a spreadsheet to drive the renders automatically. Product colours, finishes, handle options, and even the floor and wall choice were all pre-specified by our client. The software uses this information and connects to our render manager, distributing the tasks to our render farm. By removing manual input, we can reduce the unit costs for our customers.

On this occasion, we worked with our client’s existing digital provider. Alternatively, our in-house team can fully manage the configurator content and build, delivering the entire project through our agency.

Check out the finished visualiser here.

For an informal chat to discuss our batch rendering and configurator service can improve your eCommerce offering, contact sales@setvisions.co.uk to arrange a call.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

3D Modeller Required

Set Visions is actively recruiting a 3D Modeller based in the North of England. We require someone with at least 2 years of industry experience who can hit the ground running.

Candidates should have experience in producing photo-real, detailed and accurate 3D models. Good communication and the ability to think on your feet is essential.

We have a unique brand of photorealistic CGI. We combine traditional photography techniques with the latest CGI technologies to create the most realistic alternative to traditional photography in the marketplace.

Our client list ranges from blue-chip companies to independent retailers and global marketing agencies. Not one brief is the same.

We expect our entire team to have a creative flair and a genuine interest in architecture, interiors, photography, video, and design. Otherwise, we are not the right agency for you.

Required skillset:

• Assess, optimize, refine and correct supplied client 3D files.

• Create and manipulate 3d models from drawings or samples.

• Follow our guidelines, asset naming conventions and other technical constraints.

• Management of our digital assets library.

We also expect you to share your expertise and support the production team to meet deadlines.

This position is a hybrid working role. We have embraced home working, but you will be expected to work from the studio to manage delivered samples, model client products, and attend staff meetings. This is not negotiable. The ideal candidate will be from the Leeds or Bradford area.

For more information about Set Visions, check our CGI website.

Salary negotiable on experience.

If you are interested in the role, send a short introduction, your CV and your portfolio of examples of excellent visual and technical ability to jobs@setvisions.co.uk, and we will be in touch if we feel your skill set matches our requirements.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Senior CGI Artist required

Set Visions is actively recruiting a Senior CGI Artist based in the North of England. We require someone with at least 5 years of industry experience who can hit the ground running.

This will be a production role, and you will be supporting our Lead CGI Artist on technical projects. Good communication and the ability to think on your feet is essential.

We have a unique brand of photorealistic CGI. We combine traditional photography techniques with the latest CGI technologies to create the most realistic alternative to traditional photography in the marketplace.

Our client list ranges from blue-chip companies to independent retailers and global marketing agencies. Not one brief is the same.

We expect our entire team to have a creative flair and a genuine interest in architecture, interiors, photography, video, and design. Otherwise, we are not the right agency for you.

Software skillset:

  • 3Ds Max
  • Vray
  • Unreal Engine
  • Maya
  • Max script/Python coding skills for large scale and complex automation rendering
  • AR processing and optimization

We also expect you to share your expertise with others in the team, and mentor junior artists to help develop and push the department creatively and technically.

This position is a hybrid working role. We have embraced home working, but you will be required to travel to the studio to model client products and attend staff meetings. This is not negotiable.

For more information about Set Visions, check our CGI website.

Salary negotiable on experience.

If you are interested in the role, send a short introduction, your CV and your portfolio of examples of excellent visual and technical ability to jobs@setvisions.co.uk, and we will be in touch if we feel your skill set matches our requirements.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Interior Trend Focus - Sustainability Minded

More of a movement than a trend, sustainability and the use of organic materials have become prominent in interior design. Key pieces are carefully considered investments, the design aesthetic is as important as the origins of the materials used. Sustainable design incorporates reclaimed wood, recycled glass, and organic textiles.

These design values are intrinsic to our client’s organic wool-based bedding. Here we used a neutral colour palette and the use of natural materials are combined to create a relaxing, mindful space that is a perfect backdrop to showcase their products.

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How to style up this look

  • Keep your colour palette earthy and neutral
  • Use furniture and accessories that are made from sustainable materials
  • Choose textiles made from organic or recycled materials
  • Display dried pampas and palm leaves to complete the look

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Eco Product Launch

Brand focused imagery is key to communicating the ethos behind a product concept and design. For this project our client had an original brief; to create a series of CGI renders to showcase the launch of their new luxury baths and coordinating basins. The product range is manufactured from a unique material, which is a 100% sustainable eco-friendly alternative to stone.

Our team took an editorial approach to the project, pushing the creative boundaries to catch the eye of PR journalists. It was also important to create a set of marketing images that conveyed the aesthetic of the product and appeal to eco-conscious customers.

By combining bespoke CGI and stock photography the final images have a real tangible feel. The result is a ‘photobash’ that is a carefully layered image combining multiple layers of visual information to convey the unique product design.

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Photomontage or ‘photobashing’ gives greater flexibility and creativity. Our team can use various stock imagery to build any location. By reducing the amount of CGI build, our team can deliver complex images cost-effectively.

Our team love a creative challenge. If you have a concept in mind, please arrange a confidential call back to discuss the many scenarios that a photomontage project can create.

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3rd Aug 2022

Volume renders at a reduced cost

Set Visions render automation service produces endless product visualisations quickly and...

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15th Jul 2022

Get The Look - Alfresco Living

Our love of botanicals has seen the biophilic trend influence all aspects of our life. Here we...

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