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.
The Digital Production is now accepting submissions for this year’s 20th annual digital art contest. Both professional artists and beginners can take a part in this competition. Animago Award is about 3D animation, visual effects and visualization of artists, film studios, freelancers and students around the globe.
Anyone can submit his work for Animago until June 30, the only rule is for your art to be created after January 1st, 2013. The number of works you can submit is unlimited. Last year, artists from 58 countries have entered Animago Award.
Here is the full list of categories for this year:
- Best Still
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Game Cinematic
- Best Short Film
- Best Advertising Production
- Best Character
- Best Visualization
- Best Young Production
- Jury’s Prize
- Best Motion Design
- Architecture Prize presented by DETAIL
- Anniversary Prize
Best authors will get an access to official ceremony, which will be held from 27th to 28th of October, 2016. Winner of Best Young Production category will get a prize of 3000 Euro. You can get more info on this contest here.