Visualization – a virtual reconstruction of reality or creating it from scratch
At a time of momentous technological leaps and advances which involved the popularization of personal computers, the demand for specialists in a completely new field of computer science had emerged – that is, computer graphics. This field was quickly adapted and used in science, various industries and entertainment. Its essence lies in the creation of artistic visualizations or the visualization of reality by computer. Visualizations consist of creating a 3d element or a whole 3d model by using suitable 3d modeling software. A computer graphic designer usually doesn’t base its work on algorithms and calculations, but rather their skills depend largely on their knowledge about reality. For example:
- knowledge of how light affects an object,
- knowledge of how the object (eg car, airplane, bike, or man) behaves during movement,
- knowledge of how atmospheric conditions (eg wind, rain, snow) affect the object.