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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.

Advanced Interactive Foliage System for UE4
13 September, 2018
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Check out a purely shader-based interaction system for realistic looking foliage interaction with the player in UE4. The Advanced Foliage Interaction System uses the Pivot Painter 2 tools and custom functions to fake physically accurate collisions with grass and plants using Vertex Animation. The system features 3 Foliage Archetypes (Short Grass, Tall Grass, and Advanced Hierarchical Plant), also bringing 6 example Foliage Types.

Check out the documentation to learn more about the system.

Coming Soon:

  • More example plants
  • Interactive Tree Foliage Type
  • Mobile support

Features:

  • Advanced character-foliage interaction
  • No physics calculations
  • Vertex animation to fake physics
  • No mesh stretching/warping
  • 3 Foliage types (Short, Tall and Advanced)
  • 6 Example foliage meshes
  • Modular shader to work with custom foliage meshes

Number of Blueprints: 1 Component, 3 Materials, 6 Material Instances, 6 Static Meshes

Network Replicated: No

Supported Development Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux

Supported Target Build Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4, XBOX

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Very nice work! Would love to see a tutorial on the vertex animation and some more info about the hierarchical plants.

I think the price is fine.

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Share some links with these techniques, plz.

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Very expensive really. You can make pretty good shaders for this just by browsing the forums or youtube. Not quite as accurate, but pretty good for free lol

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