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Image Creation

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In the dynamic world of product development, the ability to visually communicate your product’s potential is paramount. D2M’s Image Creation service is crafted to transform your conceptual designs into visually compelling images. This service is pivotal for entrepreneurs, innovators, and businesses looking to present their product ideas persuasively to internal stake-holders, retail buyers, investors, or target customers.

Our Process

The first step in D2M’s Image Creation process is about understanding your vision and planning how best to represent it. Here, we delve deep into your product’s features, unique selling points, and intended market. Our team collaborates closely with you to conceptualise the types of images that will most effectively showcase your product. This includes discussing the preferred style, context, and the story you want to convey. Whether it’s emphasising a particular feature or portraying the product in a specific environment, this phase is all about setting the groundwork for creating images that resonate with your target audience. We also plan the technical aspects, such as angles, lighting, and composition, to ensure every image aligns perfectly with your marketing strategy. Often we involve a sales agent in planning what images will best convey your product. Also often we combine this with the promotion pack / brochure stage to help ensure that the output is exactly what is needed to efficiently complete that work as well.

Once we have a clear plan, the next step is the creation of photorealistic renders from your product’s CAD models. Using state-of-the-art rendering software, our skilled designers craft detailed and lifelike images. This phase involves meticulous attention to textures, colours, and lighting to make the renders as close to reality as possible. The focus is on achieving a balance between aesthetic appeal and accurate representation of your product. During this stage, we also integrate the product into various contextual backgrounds if required, enhancing the visual storytelling aspect. These renders will serve as powerful tools for your marketing and promotional efforts, offering a glimpse of the product before it even exists in physical form. Sometimes we suggest buying particular stock images but this will always be agreed in advance with you.

The final step revolves around reviewing and refining the images. We present the initial drafts to you for feedback, ensuring every render meets your expectations. This collaborative review process allows for adjustments and fine-tuning. We might alter perspectives, adjust lighting, or refine textures to ensure the highest quality and impact. Once you’re completely satisfied, we finalise the images. This stage is crucial as it ensures the final output not only looks impressive but also accurately communicates your product’s story and appeal to your target audience. The end result? A set of compelling, high-quality images ready to make a mark in your marketing campaigns, website, investor presentations or pitch deck for retailers.

Rapid Market Engagement

The Image Creation service at D2M accelerates your journey to market engagement by providing high-quality, photorealistic images of your product. You don’t have to wait for the final prototype to start engaging with your audience. These compelling visuals enable you to attract retail buyers, investors, and customers, giving you a head start in marketing and promotion. By using advanced rendering techniques, we bring your product concept to life, showcasing it in various contexts and settings. This approach not only saves time but also offers a significant cost advantage over traditional product photography, especially when prototypes are not yet physically available. Remember to ensure that your Intellectual Property is protected before revealing your concept – we can help with that.

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Visual Storytelling

Our Image Creation service elevates your product’s presentation to stakeholders. The ability to visualise the product in high detail and within realistic scenarios enhances your pitches, crowdfunding campaigns, and investor meetings. These images go beyond mere representation, they tell a story, encapsulate the product’s essence, and convey its potential impact. This benefit is crucial for entrepreneurs looking to secure funding, partnerships, or early interest from potential customers. It’s not just about showing a product; it’s about selling a vision. These images can also be hugely helpful in getting internal stakeholders onboard with a project.

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Opting for Image Creation is a financially savvy move for startups and entrepreneurs. By circumventing the need for expensive prototypes or elaborate photoshoots, you can allocate your resources more effectively. The service provides a cost-efficient way to generate promotional content that is versatile for use across various digital and print platforms. Whether for your website, social media, or print brochures, these images offer a professional and polished look, enhancing your product’s perceived value and appeal without the hefty price tag of traditional photography.

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What is image creation in product development?

Image Creation involves crafting photorealistic images from your product’s final concept design. These images are perfect for marketing purposes – showcasing your product to retail buyers, investors, or other stakeholders. Instead of relying on physical prototypes, often advanced rendering techniques and photoshop expertise is used instead to create lifelike and context-rich visuals of your product.

Opting for Image Creation is particularly advantageous for early-stage marketing. You can have visually compelling, high-quality images for promotional materials without waiting for a final prototype. It’s a swift and efficient way to start building interest and buzz around your product, enabling you to pitch to investors, buyers, or launch a crowdfunding campaign effectively.

At D2M, accuracy is paramount. Our team of designers works closely with you to understand every detail of your product’s design. We use the latest software like Keyshot and Photoshop to ensure that every render accurately reflects your product’s dimensions, textures, colors, and overall aesthetic. Our attention to detail ensures that the images are not only visually appealing but also true to your product’s design.

Part of our Image Creation service often includes storyboarding and creating in-context images. These visuals help convey your product’s scale, functionality, and potential environment, bringing the concept to life in a way that resonates with your audience. It’s an excellent way to provide a more immersive and realistic glimpse of how the product will be used in real life.

Part of our Image Creation service often includes storyboarding and creating in-context images. These visuals help convey your product’s scale, functionality, and potential environment, bringing the concept to life in a way that resonates with your audience. It’s an excellent way to provide a more immersive and realistic glimpse of how the product will be used in real life.

Overview of Image Creation

A picture indeed is worth a thousand words. Our photorealistic images do more than just show; they tell a story. They rapidly convey the key benefits and uses of your product, making the concept immediately understandable and desirable to viewers. This approach not only captures attention but also drives home the value proposition of your product in a single glance, making it an indispensable tool for marketing and communication strategies.

Imagine seeing your product not just as a standalone item but as part of a larger narrative – whether it’s a new kitchen gadget being used in a bustling, modern kitchen or an innovative gardening tool being employed to weed a beautiful garden. This contextual visualisation plays a vital role in conveying the product’s benefits and applications in a visually impactful manner.


Before embarking on the Image Creation stage, a few key elements are necessary:

  1. Final Concept Design: A well-defined and finalised concept design of your product, in the form of a detailed CAD model.
  2. Clear Vision and Goals: Understanding of what you wish to achieve through these images – be it attracting an investor, market research and feedback, or pre-launch promotional activity.
  3. Target Audience Insights: Knowledge of your target market to tailor the imagery accordingly.

What Comes Next After Delivery?

Post-delivery of the Image Creation service, the next steps typically involve:

  1. Marketing and Promotion: Utilising the images in various marketing materials, digital platforms, and presentations to potential investors or buyers.
  2. Product Development and Prototyping: For some clients, these images serve as a prelude to the next stages of product development, including prototyping and eventual production.

Why Choose D2M for Image Creation?

Opting for D2M for Image Creation offers several advantages:

  1. Expertise in Photorealistic Rendering: Our team’s proficiency in creating high-quality, realistic images ensures your product is showcased at its best.
  2. Marketing Insight: We understand the importance of aligning these images with your broader marketing strategy, ensuring they resonate with your target audience.
  3. Cost-Effective Solution: Our service offers a budget-friendly alternative to expensive prototypes and photoshoots, providing high-impact visual content without the high costs.

Limitations of the Service

While our Image Creation service offers numerous benefits, it’s important to recognise its limitations:

  1. No Physical Prototypes: This service does not involve creating physical prototypes; it’s focused on digital renders based on CAD models.
  2. Dependence on CAD Models: The quality and detail of the final images are heavily reliant on the quality of the CAD models provided.
  3. Scope of Representation: While we strive for accuracy, these images are representations and may not capture every minute detail of the final product.

In conclusion, D2M’s Image Creation service is an invaluable tool for anyone looking to bring their product concept to life before it physically exists. It bridges the gap between ideation and market presentation, offering a visually stunning and cost-effective solution to showcase your product. Whether you’re preparing for a product launch, seeking investment, or aiming to captivate your target market, our service ensures your product is seen, understood, and desired.

While the service has its limitations, its benefits in terms of market readiness, cost-effectiveness, and promotional impact are undeniable. With D2M, your journey from concept to market-ready imagery is in skilled hands, paving the way for your product’s success.

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