CGI Graphics: Redefining a Picture-Perfect World in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy

CGI Graphics: Redefining a Picture-Perfect World in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy

Impressive Photorealistic CGI in Modern Video Games

CGI Graphics: Redefining a Picture-Perfect World in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy
The computer-generated graphics, or often referred to as “CGI”, in modern video games that I play such as Battlefield 4, Skyrim and Crysis 3 are almost realistic that I cannot even tell if I am really playing a video game or controlling a character in a live-action movie. The CGIs in today’s video games have even been this awesome compared to the ones more than ten years ago. The term “photorealism” describes to the almost realistic effects of the CGIs. Photorealism makes the CGIs appear to be photographic. Photorealistic CGIs are delivered by well-known game engines such as Cry Engine 3, Frostbite 3 and Fox Engine. The photorealism in CGIs further make our gaming even better than before. Seventh-generation consoles such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 can deliver photorealistic CGIs in video games, so as their respective successors, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, that can deliver even more impressive CGI content. I tried to play Killzone Shadowfall on the PlayStation 4 and its CGI animation is truly fantastic and appealing to my eyes. The CGI is almost real and has improved than its predecessor games. The CGIs in Metal Gear Solid 5 for the PS4 and Xbox One are almost realistic thanks to the Fox Engine. I cannot even wait for Square Enix’s newest game, Final Fantasy XV, which comes with improved and almost realistic CGIs thanks to its game engine, Crystal Tools. However, high-end graphics card for desktop computers particularly built for gaming are very powerful compared to the mentioned video game consoles. These powerful graphics card can make the CGI animations run smoothly in ultra-high resolution. With the help of modifications provided by gaming enthusiasts online, they can even make the CGIs appear more photorealistic than before. I tried to play Skyrim on a gaming computer and its CGI is more beautiful than the console version of the game. The CGI scenery in the game is almost realistic and only viewing at it relaxes me. As a matter of fact, the first game that introduced photorealistic CGIs is none other than Crysis which was released on 2007. Crysis is one of the first-person shooter games that I really loved playing. The secret behind the CGI’s photorealism is the volumetric lighting effects in the game. Let’s try to keep in mind that the beauty of CGIs does not make a game great, but the gameplay itself.