Doesn't they say the same thing about photography when it was emerging? ;)
Agreed. This is just depressing and is a detriment to society. If this keeps advancing at its current rate, good art will be so trivial to generate that it won't be special anymore. Art will slowly morph into a banal distraction, with creating an original piece being as easy as applying an Instagram filter. The role of the human artist will change from a craftsperson to someone who picks a bunch of parameters, gives it to the AI, and chooses the best output. This type of technology is a threat to the very existence of art as a craft, will completely devalue artwork, and will make the journey of training to become an artist obsolete. I hate these researchers for what they're doing to a field that I love.
I disagree. There will always be demand for real artists. Like any other digital software, this is just a tool with the possibility to help artists create compelling worlds faster and add realism that would otherwise have taken days to make using other methods. As a 3D character artist, I would love to use this to create quick backdrops to place my characters in to enhance final renders.
Have you seen this video of a well-known android walking up a driveway? It’s actually funny how Maxim Sullivan managed to freak out a lot of people online with his little video set up Unity. Well, it’s still pretty damn awesome!
Glitchy test of Adam from the @oatsstudios Unity film, going for a walk. Not posted much for a while as been busy with client work. More soon though. #c4d #octane #otoy #mdcommunity #mograph #animation #ae #cameratrack #octanerender #robot #adam #vfx #unity @unitytechnologies pic.twitter.com/7hYwjkwsDD
— Maxim Sullivan (@M_X_M) August 12, 2018
The whole thing was created with the help of OctaneRender, Unity, C4D and talented hand of Mr. Sullivan. The artist took the background footage with his phone, put the character and used an HDRI lighting setup he has made. The thing is that the video has gone viral.
A version of the animated character has previously appeared in a short by District 9 director Neill Blomkamp and Oats Studios created with the Unity engine. The robot, however (free-to-download!) was made by Unity’s Swedish demo team for the short film ‘Adam.’
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