In visualization, data is graphically presented in order to communicate and improve understanding. Vision is the dominant sense, as 50% of all information is taken in visually.
2D or 3D CAD data (DXF, DWG, STP, PDF) are supplied by the client.
Import and processing of the data. Modeling of the wireframe model. Plants, people, cars, and decorations are added.
Illumination of the scene. Addition of colors and material properties.
Rendering: Powerful PCs calculate physical properties such as shadows and reflections.
Image editing / video post-processing: Addition of further objects, music, sound, and special effects.
The finished image/film data is handed over to the customer.
An artificial reality generated by a powerful computer in real-time. For the viewer, it is possible to move freely in the simulated space and interact with objects.
The images and films created at the end of a production represent things that do not yet exist, such as a new building or a product. The goal is to represent these objects as realistically as possible. An artificial camera looks into a virtual space and produces an image that is indistinguishable from a real photograph.
To animate means to bring something to life. In traditional animation, many artists created thousands of images that, when shown in rapid succession, gave the impression of being alive. Today, current animation programs are used to achieve the same effect.
When 3D is mentioned, it refers to the creation of artificial 3D worlds using software. This does not necessarily mean that the viewer needs special equipment, such as 3D glasses or a 3D TV, as is the case with stereoscopic film. However, if a stereoscopic film is the result of a 3D animation, two virtual cameras are installed during rendering. Both cameras (one for each eye) produce a film, which is then played in parallel on suitable devices.
The process of image calculation is called rendering. Surface information (textures, colors, reflections) and framework conditions (light and camera) are added to a virtual wireframe model. Using powerful hardware and sophisticated calculation algorithms, a photorealistic image is generated. This image is also called rendering.