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For example, in the movie Star Wars Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia, but because she was not as young as she used to be, they used a CGI version of her. What do you call the CGI version of an actor? Is there a particular word for it?

Here's an example sentence:

Disney used a ___ of Carrie Fisher in 10 other Star Wars movies.

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  • Perhaps a virtual image? Apr 28 '19 at 13:15
  • Yes, what you just used. Disney used a CGI version of Carrie Fisher in 10 other Star Wars movies . . . Apr 28 '19 at 18:22
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CGI can be used as a noun adjunct like this:

Disney used a CGI Carrie Fisher in 10 other Star Wars movies.

It's short, specific, and it's something people definitely say. Here are some examples:

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The phrase that you use in your question is correct and clear

Disney used a CGI version of ...

You could also use "virtual"

A virtual Carrie Fisher

But this is less explicit and perhaps less clear.

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