CGI stands for "Computer Generated Imagery". In principle, this also describes the closely linked and partly interchangeable concepts of motion design, motion graphics, 3D design, 3D animation, 3D rendering, and 2D visualization. These are always virtual representations, which are created entirely on a computer.
- "Motion" and "animation" always means motion picture.
- There is no difference between motion graphics and design.
- The term "rendering" is often used as a substitute when talking about 3D objects. But it actually means the computing process when the computer is completing the 3D object with all its programmed properties.