CGI Course (Online)

Thanks to new technologies, photography is experiencing a fascinating time with constant innovations and the opening of new horizons that are forcing photographers to pursue a more continuous style of learning.

In some areas, such as those of car advertisements, architecture and interior design, change has already been implemented, and the hyper-realistic images that are shown to us are, in most cases, computer generated images from designers, engineers or architects. They are the already familiar, CGI, used both for still as well as animated photography, seen in movies and television.

This revolution, whose only limits are set by the artists themselves, is currently shaping the advertising world. Its use, though not applicable in all areas, continues to be increasingly necessary as a source of new imagery and as a way to integrate these CGI images in real photographic situations.

The CGI Course offered by Grisart International School of Photography thrives on the huge creative possibilities inherent in 3D imagery, but it does so in a selective way, considering the needs and knowledge of photographers. Students discover the most direct connection between this technology and conventional photography, as well as their compatibilities and potential. In order to achieve that, the course develops aspects such as the placement of the camera, perspective, lighting and applying textures or rendering.

The chosen software for the course is MAXON Cinema 4D, a computer program that, unlike other comparable products, is defined by its user-friendliness and easy to handle interface. The high degree of quality of its Advance Render (C4D’s proprietary rendering engine) make it the most sought after tool for professionals seeking to venture out into this field.

Furthermore, taking the demands of the market into consideration, the course also teaches the process of working with V-RAY, one of the best renderers available.

The approach of the course is highly practical. This way, students become familiar with resolving assignments in a way that deepens their understanding and improves their handling of the tools while teaching them to develop their own intuition.

The students will be given the opportunity to choose the language in which they will attend this course: either English or Spanish. Most of the activities extra classes (guided visits to exhibitions and conferences) will be in Spanish.