What is Photorealism or Photometric Rendering?

Photorealism or photometric rendering is the process of creating 3D visualizations that accurately represent the physical properties of an object. This includes its shape, size, color, and texture. Photorealism can be used to create both still images and animations.

To create a photorealistic visualization, artists first create a 3D model of the object they wish to represent. They then use specialized software to apply the correct lighting, shading, and texture to the model. The resulting image or animation will look as realistic as possible, making it ideal for use in advertising, product design, and scientific visualization. While photorealism takes longer to achieve than other styles of 3D rendering, it can be incredibly effective.