Aug 19, 2013

15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

 

At the intersection of art and technology you will find the incredible work of CGI artists. These artists are blurring the lines of reality with 3D renderings that look so realistic they are near impossible to distinguish from a photograph. As computer processing power grows exponentially, ground-breaking software is constantly evolving to harness it.

This is allowing artists to push the limits of what is possible in computer-generated imagery. Below you will find a showcase of some of the most talented CGI artists in the industry today. Online communities such as CG Society and CG Hub are great places to discover emerging talents in this exciting field. Be sure to click through to each artist’s profile to see more of their impressive work.

[h/t CGTrader article 1, article 2]

 

1. Artwork by Marco Di Lucca

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MARCO DI LUCCA
Facebook | CG Hub | CG Society

 

“One thing that I always tell someone who asks me about becoming a digital artist is, first of all, believe in yourself, in your capabilities and that dreams can indeed become true. Having that mindset doesn’t mean it will happen on its own though! You have to work your way through it and you have to be extremely determined and passionate about it. Eventually, that passion and determination will show up through your work. Be sure, it will be recognized by others. Always challenge yourself, never be happy with the work you have done and always seek ways to improve your skills and your work by spending time on it. It is only through that, that you can make the difference.” – Interview with keyshot.com

 

2. Artwork by Marcin Gruszczyk

Marcin-Gruszczyk-cgi-lufthansa-airplanes

MARCIN GRUSZCZYK
Website | CG Society

 

Above the Alps. 3DS Max, Brazil r/s, Photoshop, Terragen. November 2012.

 

3. Artwork by Dan Roarty

cgi artwork by dan roarty

 

Happy Birthday Nana. Modeled in Maya, sculpted/textured in Mudbox, hair in Shave and a Haircut and rendered in Vray. Spec maps created using Knald.

 

4. Artwork by Andrey Kobushenko

Andrey-Kobushenko-cgi-artwork

ANDREY KOBUSHENKO
CG Society | RE:Vision | Behance

 

Raspberry day. 3DS Max, After Effects, VRay.

 

5. Artwork by Chengbin Du

Chengbin-Du-cgi-artwork

CHENGBIN DU
CG Society

 

Flowers in full bloom. Zbrush for model sculpture, Maya mental ray for rendering, DeeX shaders pack for material process, nuke for compositing.

 

6. Artwork by Denis Osmanbegovic

industrial loft 2 by denis vema 15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

DENIS OSMANBEGOVIC
Website | deviantART | Linkedin

 

Interior Loft. 3DS Max and Mental Ray.

 

7. Artwork by Marcelo Souza

Marcelo-Souza-cgi-artwork

MARCELO SOUZA
Website | Twitter | IMDB | Linkedin | CG Society

 

Old Corona Typewriter. 3DS Max, After Effects.

 

8. Artwork by Marco Di Lucca

marco di lucca cgi artist 15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

MARCO DI LUCCA
Facebook | CG Hub | CG Society

 

Self-portrait. Maya Softimage, ZBrush, Mudbox, Keyshot.

 

9. Artwork by Luxion KeyShot

luxion cgi artwork 15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

LUXION KEYSHOT
Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+

 

 

10. Artwork by Dabarti CGI Studio

dabarti studio 15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

 

 

11. Artwork by Benjamin Brosdau

benjamin brosdau cgi artwork 15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

BENJAMIN BROSDAU
Website | CG Society | Shutterstock

 

 

12. Artwork by Metro Cúbico Digital

metro cubico digital 15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

METRO CUBICO DIGITAL
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Vimeo

 

 

13. Artwork by Denis Tolkishevsky

denis tolkishevsky cgi artwork 15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

DENIS TOLKISHEVSKY
Website | CG Society | Raph.com

 

Apricus Acini. 3DS Max, VRay, Photoshop for textures and post production.

 

14. Artwork by Albert Farrahov

faceted glass albert farrahov 15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

ALBERT FARRAHOV
Website

 

 

15. Artwork by Dan Roarty

digital artwork by dan roarty 15 CGI Artworks That Look Like Photographs

 

 

 

 

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