[Request] Need Rendering Done in Graphics & Writer's Pad Posted January 31, 2009 .... That isn't called rendering.... That is cutting out. Is it? I thought rendering was when you take a pic, or graphic and remove the background and stuff. Don't you call something a render when its just a certain object, person, or graphic taken out of a different image? Actually, no. That's a common misconception. Rendering is when the machine produces/creates an image or something in the image. In Photoshop, rendering takes place when applying any filter. However, where the confusion probably comes from is the term "render", in the sense of a 3D image. When you turn your 3D model into a 2D image, that's called rendering. And there are "renders" of video game characters all over the web((they aren't promotional art or screenshots, just the character modeled and posed, then rendered)). People would cut out these renders, and say they had a "render". Apparently the process of cutting out the character became known as "rendering". Hopefully I didn't go to far on that description. Actually that's a very nice explanation, that's why I said rendering since I was thinking it would be called a render so I thought to get it it would be called rendering, lol.