How Did CGI Get Started?

CGI or Computer-Generated Images enhance and make realistic resemblances in the field of graphic arts. We tend to recognize movies when producers use CGI; primarily, it creates characters, scenes, and special effects in films, television shows, and even games. CGI makes the audience fascinated when it’s an added layer into digital film footage. Because the technology is advancing at incredible speeds, many digital computer graphics produced a different method to enhance the quality of every scene in the film.

We get used to entertaining ourselves by watching different shows. Up to now, we always observe the excellent quality of whatever we watch. That’s why sometimes we get disappointed when the film’s visual graphics are underwhelming, especially when it comes to digital arts. CGI established many successful movies, which undoubtedly changed the film industry because CGI reached people’s standards about having a professional and high quality of making films.

How Did It Start?

In 1950, the mechanical computer established patterns to the animation that integrates to the featured film. When film producers started using CGI, the first movie was in 1958, during Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo scene. The film became profitable because of having high definition scenes with digital effects; that’s why it became a masterpiece. But CGI came to be famous from the cartoon series; Toy Story, And get the title to be the first full-length CG feature that becomes everyone’s favorite.

After releasing these successful movies created from it, CGI was continuously utilized and often used in the film industry. CGI gives us the quality we’re expecting when it comes to digital graphics. But it is cheaper than what we know. It has a lower price than the other physical method that is not commonly safe or humanly feasible to build the visuals.

Movie That Has The Most CGI

These films made with CGI effects were intense, horror, action, and other exciting scenes. That’s why CGI was and still is the top choice by film producers. Here are the top ten list of films that has the most CGI effect.

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

This movie features creating the visual dinosaurs by making it more precise than the usual animated videos. The movie scene came about to the lively outdoors forest.

2. Alice In Wonderland (2010) 

Aside from having captivating makeup and expensive details of the movie, CGI allowed it to look more realistic and even made it hard to see where are the real ones and not.

3. King Kong (2005)

The movie King Kong is quite expensive because of the need to create the giant gorilla using full CGI. It also has other effects and other graphics scenes to give more intensity to the stage.

4. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

It has many CGI effects, including transforming robots, transforming machines, and images fighting against one another.

5. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

The budget of this movie is most useful for CGI effects because of having a lot of scenes that need visual impact to give an outstanding and justice for the film to create a masterpiece. And all of this hard work ends in an excellent job because of the successful outcome of the movie.

6. Avatar (2009)

It is striking that it was entirely from the CGI because of the whole scene and cast of the movie. It is also the most high-priced movie when it comes to CGI forms. But aside from having the most expensive film, it already paid off everything and became the highest-grossing movie worldwide. 

7. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Having many characters involved in this kind of movie requires a lot of CGI effects because the film happens in the ocean with a big wave on the big screen. It has to look more realistic to agree with people’s watching it with exceeding reaction from the movie.

8. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

The movie title is a spider that throws its web and acts like one of them. The CGI performs with the image to be natural and has a different character at the same time.

9. Superman Returns (2006)

Superheroes characters are CGI most used because it is from fantasy made that need more to have a creative idea in the digital graphics field, like a superhero flying in outer space racks in this movie.

10. The Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Who doesn’t even know this movie that everyone is talking about in this era? The Avengers consist of superheroes visually created and performed using a lot of CGI effects. Most of the scenes in this movie are from digital graphics.

As we observed, CGI created a significant contribution in the film industry that still amazes us. These digital graphics manifest our creativity to make a more unique and special effect in this field.