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My motivation wasn't to knock Cem, not as a person nor as a developer. As I said, "this is cool, no doubt about that". I was sharing my personal opinion about the price-point for a material that is so expensive (performance-wise), and pointing out the fact that the same look can be achieved for cheaper (both performance and wallet-wise). I personally find it hard to budget 10s of dollars for a single material, a single effect, etc., but that's me. Other people have money pouring out of their ears and can afford to play like that. The internet is getting less friendly as far as opening dialogues like this. People should be able to have opinions and share them, debate them, without being told to hush up and move along. I hope others buy and use this asset- I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to alternatives out there (again, as I said "I love options"). As far as making my own assets and releasing articles here? It's in the works. And if somebody came along and started a dialogue about issues, opinions they had, or whatever- I would be happy to engage them!
Take a look at an experiment by Chris Rodley, who used a deep learning algorithm to mix a book of dinosaurs with a book of flower art. The results look like marvelous artworks and you don’t want to miss that. Chris used a website called Deepart.io, powered by an algorithm from Leon Gatys and a team from the University of Tübingen.
I used deep learning to cross a book of dinosaurs X a book of flowers pic.twitter.com/xT7kjkOL9E
— ᶜʰʳⁱˢ ʳᵒᵈˡᵉʸ (@chrisrodley) June 15, 2017
The algorithm is said to apply features of an artist’s visual style to another image, preserving recognizable details and features and uses them to rebuild the target image from scratch.
The talent has also tried merging paintings of fruits and vegetables with dinosaurs. Prehistoric beasts have never looked healthier:
It appears that mixing dinosaurs with tall ships isn’t such a good idea. A stegosaurus look nice, but the other beasts are quite strange:
Fans of M.C. Escher’s art might also like the artist’s experiment featuring random staircases. This next strange mix looks awesome:
Want something fancy? Here’s what you get if you mix beasts with with crowns and other royal jewels:
People want high-res copies and Chris will be turning some of his artworks into prints that can be ordered from his website.