What are CGI avatars?

Social media influencers often receive flak for presenting an artificial, glossy view of things.

They often blur the lines between real and fake.

CGI avatars take this notion a notch higher by being real yet fake, animated yet alive, almost human yet computerised.

CGI avatars are characters created by using computer-generated imagery.

We know what you’re thinking—if it looks, swims, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

But this is where things get tricky.

While CGI avatars act and look like real people, they are just digital images created by individual developers, companies, or collectives.

These can be entirely fictional or just avatars of real people designed to be their representatives.