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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

2021 What a Year!

Here’s to a somewhat smoother year than recent. As ever, we are thankful for the resilience and dedication of our team. Without them, we wouldn’t have had such a successful year.

As brands are looking to build an authentic connection with their customers, we’ve seen a continuing rise in AR and online interactive projects. It’s been a pleasure to recruit additional CGI staff to meet the demand of this engaging service.

This year’s new client wins mean our order book is quickly filling up for a strong start to 2022.

Set Visions offices will be closing at 5pm on Thursday 23rd of December, reopening and production ready on Tuesday the 4th of January.

Our thoughts turn to those customers who have made our success possible. From all our staff you chat to, to my colleagues behind the scenes we’d all like to wish our customers a Happy Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we enjoy.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Enhance Renders With CGI Liquids

CG visualisations have long been an alternative choice for interior designers and product marketers. As an established photorealistic studio, we’ve seen an increase in requests for running water in our imagery. The tactile material adds another level of realism in CGI visualisations.

Our CG team challenged the creative use of this technique, combining the organic fluid to our own festive contest; what is your take on a Set Visions Christmas?

Our team put a merry twist on the Set Visions logo, using the phoenixFD plugin to simulate the fluid for a well known classic Christmas pud’. Rendered using V-Ray, our animation short is a great demo of our team’s creativeness and technical abilities.

CGI liquid wire render Set Visions

No food waste and an engaging story to tell!

Friday, December 17, 2021

Festive challenge

To let off some creative steam, we gave our CG team an open Christmas brief; simply show us your take on Christmas! Keep your eyes peeled over December on our blogs and social media to see the unique entries. Some design focused, some whimsical and some slightly sinister…!

Here's a selection of entries from the team.

christmas campaign product photography

Christmas 3D illustration snowmen CGI

Our in-house R&D team is tasked with testing the latest CGI, AR and animation software. As a visualisation studio, we continuously push expectations to remain at the forefront of photorealistic renders.

Here’s a great example of our Studio Lead putting his technical skills to the test, rendering a technical festive treat.

"I created the animation to test the exciting recent release of Blender 3.0. Using Pixar's USD format to transfer assets over from 3ds Max, I used the new cycles X render engine, and the GPU to provide a much more interactive, artistic process. With huge speed increase, taking just a couple of hours to deliver the end frames for this animation on a single machine"

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Animated Product Videos

A recent project has seen one of our clients benefit from the ongoing cost savings of CGI visualisations. By adapting their existing CG imagery, our client has expanded their marketing assets to include both lifestyle stills and social media videos.

Our interior designers set the brand look, ensuring a product that is often overlooked, is key to the interior design scheme.

It was important to our client to communicate the features and benefits of the product whilst demonstrating the contemporary design. The ongoing series of animations follow a cost-effective format, so our production team can deliver the animations quickly and efficiently.

Contact our team to discuss the best strategy for your social media touch points

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Calling all photographers

Set Visions are industry leaders in photorealistic CGI. We have successfully retrained many of our in-house photographers, using their creative lighting and composition skillsets within our 3d rendering software.

During the pandemic marketeers have been turning to CG imaging due to the ease of remote working and the lack of creative restriction, this has created growth in our CG department and the need to expand our team.

We are interested in hearing from any established commercial studio photographers who are feeling insecure in the photography industry. This role is specifically for those who can take the opportunity to retrain and use their skills in the virtual world, and in doing so, future proof their career.

An interest in architecture, interiors, and design would be greatly beneficial.

Set Visions CGI visualisations portflio

If you are interested, please send a brief employment/skills bio along with a few examples of your photography work to jobs@setvisions.co.uk. We will be in touch if we feel your skill set matches our requirements.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Freelance retouchers required

The Set Visions production team is opening their books to expand their freelance network.

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

Alongside the CGI team, our photography studio focuses on volume product packaging shots and quick turnaround projects.

REQUIREMENTS
-Expert level in photoshop
-A real eye for photography, understanding lighting, tone, and composition
-Experience in CGI and photography retouching for commercial projects
-Remote workers are welcome but must be available to work from our Bradford studio if needed
-Remote workers must use the latest version of photoshop
-Ability to produce accurate clipping paths
- You will be working as part of a team so good communication and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines is essential
-Ability to adapt to our workflow including colour profiles and naming conventions
-An understanding of Adobe Premiere and After Effects would be beneficial but not essential

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

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

If you’re interested in joining our freelance network contact
jobs@setvisions.co.uk with your CV and up-to-date portfolio along with your day rate expectations.


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Position Your Brand As An Innovator

Position your brand as an innovator with Augmented Reality.

Smartphones have changed the way we shop for furniture with AR allowing consumers to safely visualise your product in their home without having to commit to purchase. This virtual ‘try before you buy’ boosts customer confidence in that big-ticket item and reduces return rates.

With a record boom in eCommerce, now is the time to invest. Research has shown that 75% of customers expect retailers to offer an AR solution when shopping online.

Our creative studio delivers both online AR and downloadable content for our clients.
-Immersive through browser AR
-Mobile apps with a bespoke design
-Online 360 spins

Let us help you to further engage with new and existing customers.

Contact sales@setvisions.co.uk for more information and a demonstration.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Welcome To The Family!

The last year has been a challenge for everyone, with Set Visions being no exception.

Thankfully we’ve managed to maintain a full order book, seeing an increase in demand for AR and interactive online content. Set Visions are pleased to introduce our two new Senior members of the CGI team who will help manage our growing production demands.

Set Visions CGI artists

Owen has a background in interactive design, leading his own team of developers and CG artists.

Kyle’s creative experience in photorealism is already proving an asset to our client by taking the creative lead in one of our newest accounts.

As a company Set Visions have been very fortunate to maintain and expand our CGI production team.

With a positive outlook for the rest of the year we are looking forward to delivering even more creative content for our clients!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Get The Look : From boring to Boho

Spring is here and it’s a perfect time to update your home office and get creative. Boho is an ideal style for your workspace, incorporating an eclectic mix of colours, patterns, and textures to bring a balance to the room.

The relaxed, global-inspired aesthetic bends traditional design rules to create a layered, personalised look.

Here we introduced subtle earth tones with a mix of natural and organic materials that bring the space to life without it being too distracting.

CGI home office render studio

hhhome office Boho trend design studio

How to style up this look.

• Mix natural materials alongside warm and cool colours.
• Low maintenance plants in a decorative terrarium work well.
• Macramé wall hangings add softness and texture.
• Blush and nude tones tie the space together without feeling too enclosed.
• A large pattern rug will help soften hard surfaces.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Creative Production Coordinator required

Due to new client wins, a new role has been created for a Creative Production Coordinator/Manager to join a very busy photo-realistic CGI production company. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return receive a competitive salary of £28000 to £35000 per annum depending on experience.

Set Visions is a highly respected CGI studio in Leeds/Bradford, we have a unique brand of photorealistic CGI and combine photography techniques with the latest CGI technologies to create the most realistic alternative to traditional imagery and video in the marketplace.

You will manage the day-to-day production of a key client including direct account management. Managing resources, producing project estimates and schedules, ensuring production processes are adhered to – particularly quality standards – are the prime areas of focus for this role. With experience of working in a creative environment, you will support production and technical staff, there are often tight deadlines, so you will be well versed in juggling multiple projects.


What you will be doing as our Creative Production Coordinator:

- Day to day management of creative projects through the studio

- Management of internal and third-party resource according to schedules

- Internal team communication

- Project estimates, with input from the wider team as needed.

- Scheduling and timeline management, including liaison with other studio departments and shifting priorities

- Managing the successful delivery of all projects assigned to you, to client deadlines and within budgeted hours.

- Managing the flow of data and information between clients and production team, understanding & communicating all timings, deliverables, and specifications.

- Policing the project scope and managing client requests to protect the production team’s ability to keep within budgeted hours and charging overages where appropriate.

- Managing internal progress relative to production milestones.

- Be involved in all relevant PPM and creative briefings of projects assigned to you, to fully understand and plan the delivery of goals set by the client and SB leads.

- Communicate all progress and review rounds within the SB process to manage client expectations and schedule their required review times.

- Contributing to the smooth running of the studio and pitching in on tasks to that end.

- Acknowledge and respond to all client communications within a quick timeframe.

- Ensuring client satisfaction with all the projects you are assigned to.


What we are looking for in our Creative Production Coordinator:

- Significant experience in a similar role gained within a creative design and production environment, ideally within an CGI setting.

- Positive can-do attitude and ability to use initiative.

- Ability to manage multiple projects and resources at a time.

- Experience of quality control processes

- Excellent communication skills

- Excellent command of Microsoft 365

- To be able to show a portfolio of work produced.


Set Visions have a unique brand of photorealistic CGI and combine photography techniques with the latest CGI technologies to create the most realistic alternative to traditional imagery and video in the marketplace. If you have the above requirements, knowledge and energy please apply now with your CV and coverling letter to jobs@setvisions.co.uk.

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Set Visions Ltd
Robin Mills
Leeds Road, Greengates
Bradford, West Yorkshire
BD10 9TE

Tel: 01274 610 600
sales@setvisions.co.uk