Illustration is the art of conveying ideas with images, from charts, maps to mechanical drawings to high detail photo realistic illustrations. We can create anything and everything that might call for support graphics to help you express any idea or visualize any product or concept. From high detailed infographics to instruction illustrations for manuals. You can find samples of our work here.
To achieve the best level of quality, it’s not enough to be creative or talented. It is also important to have a deep level of understanding of the software being utilized and its capabilities, and to understand the process and final intent of said art. As mentioned earlier, resolution, file format, color management and software features are all essential ingredients in the creation and execution of digital art.
3D Illustration Services In Katy Texas
3D, although often thought of as a single discipline in reality, is composed of several intertwined disciplines. It all starts with modeling. Once the model is created, it is often textured. After being completed, then the model must be set up and composed, adjusting camera, lighting, effects and other elements. In the case of animation, story boarding, scripting, rigging and animating are additional steps that are required. All this taken into account, it is easy to say that as far as computer graphics are concerned, it is the most challenging of disciplines because it encompasses several multidisciplinary skill sets that have to be mastered to be able to achieve any level of quality output. In a way, sculpting, painting, photography, engineering, rigging and acting are true parallels to the required skill set needed for the creation of a 3D animation.
Polygonal modeling is the best suited type of modeling for animation and product visualization. Particularly paired with subdivision surfaces. The basic premise of this type of modeling is that it is structured by vertex points that once joined form lines, that subsequently create polygons. These polygons then are subdivided to create smooth surfaces that represent the objects to be rendered.
Texturing encompasses two distinct disciplines, the use of procedural shaders and the creation of painted textures. All 3D software comes with built in texturing capabilities built in, but they also accommodate external images that can be used to define the color, the bump, displacement and other characteristics of a given surface. This is the part that equates to painting a model.
Lighting and Composition
This is where the photographic aspects of 3D art come in to play. It is the positioning of backgrounds, objects and lights as to the type and feature of each component. 3D essentially is a computer representation of reality, so real world experience in lighting, composition and direction are essential requirements for this process.
Rigging and Animation
In the 3D world, this is the art of bringing things to life with movement. To achieve movement, special planning must take place early on in the process. Part of this planning is the rigging portion of the project. Rigging essentially is building kinetic functionality to the 3D models. Be it character animation or mechanical animation, certain things must be constrained and move in a particular way. Rigging facilitates this process by adding controls to the 3D objects to facilitate the control of said movements within the animation process. This is very much the engineering part of the animation process.
Animation is the coordination of movement through time. With a very well rigged model, the process of animation is simplified, but its complexity and subtlety make a discipline hard to master and since movement has its own expression, it becomes an art form in its own right.
This is the final step in any 3D project, be it a still image or a complex composited animation. It must be rendered into a final output file or sequence of files. This aspect requires a deep understanding of the rendering process and the features built in to the rendering engine used. Particular care must be taken to optimize the process so that a balance between rendering speed and quality are achieved.
At Grapho Studio, we have undertaken the complex task of mastering all these skill sets to be able to offer you this kind of service. We have years of experience and we continually keep up with new techniques and technologies that help facilitate the production process of 3D assets.
At Grapho Studio, we have years of experience dealing with any type of illustration challenge. Knowledge of file formats, resolutions, color spaces can enable us to deliver graphics for print, video or web.