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CGI may mean:

  • Computer-generated imagery, a film-making technology
  • Common Gateway Interface, a technology used in web servers
    • CGI.pm, a Perl module used for dealing with it
  • CGI Group, a Canadian headquartered information management company (formerly Conseillers en Gestion et Informatique C.G.I. Inc.)
  • Computer graphics interface, a low-level interface between the Graphical Kernel System and the hardware
  • Clinical Global Impression, a scale to assess treatment response associated with mental disorders
  • Clinton Global Initiative, a forum created by former President Bill Clinton to discuss global problems
  • Corrugated Galvanised Iron, molded sheet-metal
  • Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (IATA airport code: CGI) in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
  • Cuerpo Guardia de Infantería, an Argentine police riot control service
  • Stratified Charged Gasoline Injection, a gasoline direct injection by the German automobile and truck manufacturer DaimlerChrysler for Spark-ignition-Engines
  • Championship Gaming Invitational, a Video Game tournament themed show shown on DirecTV
  • Cell Global Identify, unique identifier of a cell site in cellular networks such as GSM and UMTS

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Computer-generated imagery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1429 words)
CGI is used in movies, television programs and commercials, and in printed media.
CGI is used for visual effects because it is higher quality and more controllable than other more physically based processes, such as constructing miniatures for effects shots or hiring extras for crowd scenes, and because it allows the creation of images that would not be feasible using any other technology.
CGI then took a central role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), when the T-1000 Terminator villain wowed audiences with liquid metal and morphing effects fully integrated into action sequences throughout the film.
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