Nowadays, Computer Graphics (CG) has become an inevitable element for making movies. Today, almost all films are utilizing Computer Graphics in different forms, for different purpose.
There are many successful movies which became big hit because Computer Graphics work. For example, lets take the epic film "Titanic" which was popular throughout the world for its magnificent scenes that involved the Titanic ship and sea. There are many outstanding scenes in this film that captivated the mind of the viewers very strongly. For example, the scene where the two characters Rose and Jack standing on the tip of the Titanic as the ship moves forward very fast - is one of spell bounding scenes in Titanic Film.
Another scene that made the audience feel struck is the climax scene where the Titanic ship sinks and making thousands of people to get drowned in the sea. Most of the magnificent scenes that involved with ship and sea were totally realistic that people didnt think that it was film, but something happened in real.
Here, we should never forget to credit the Computer Graphics as it helped to have such magnificent scenes in the movie. What many people dont know is that most of the scenes are shot inside a small room of the studio. It was with help of Computer Graphics all the scenes were converted into what it was showed in the film.
Titanic film is just one example, but there are many movies that utilized/utilizing the Computer Graphics to the core.
There are two major computer graphics software 3ds Max and Maya, that helps Computer Graphic artist to render graphics with less effort, in lesser time. Both the software has been used by the CG artists making realistic graphics scenes in the movies.
However, Maya is used extensively in movies owing to certain advantages. This software is highly scalable and it can be used for projects that involve huge workflow and bigger pipeline. Moreover, maya software has many user friendly tools which help the CG artist to develop and render graphics much easily and faster.
The 3ds Max software, although not used extensively as Maya, is also one of the important software for rendering graphics for movies. This is very suitable for making models and characters; hence it is often employed for making video games.
For a CG studio, irrespective to software, it should have render farm so that CG studio could render the CG very fast. For those who are unaware about render farm: It is nothing but a high-performance computer made by inter-connecting various high-configuration computers. Such construction helps the CG artist to render, even advanced graphics so effortlessly.
There are render farm designed specifically for graphics software. For example, 3ds max render farm is intended for CG studio that uses 3ds Max software while maya render farm is designed for those who are using Maya software.