No one will discuss the new destruction system below.
Besides, if you'd be involved in project budgeting you would be aware that the costs are growing and using cheap alternatives is inevitable. This is the business. first of all.
If you hate people that can make your life easier and see the threat in everything related to AI then you can hardly call yourself an artist. Rather than a kid who likes to be in a comfort zone.
Paul Dave Malla has released an awesome set of mech alphas on Gumroad. The pack includes 110 different pieces for all kinds of sci-fi projects.
Here is an overview of the pack:
The collection will cost you just $5 and you’ll also get a tutorial on using the alphas.
You can find more details on the pack and ask the artist a question here.