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.
A new mentorship program from Berker Siino will help you become a 3d artist.
There seems to be a real flood of personalized one-on-one courses coming. Just yesterday we’ve announced Mentorship Collective, and today we have Donpolygon.
Donpolygon is a learning platform with online courses for becoming a 3D artist for games, commercials or movies. You can meet instructors and get friends with us and hopefully be one of our next colleagues in the games industry. Furthermore, we do 3D art services for games and applications of any kind using any real-time engine out there.
So far there are only two courses available: Stylized Character in UE4 from Bao Vu and Stylized Environment in UE4. We’ve actually done a big interview with Berker about the environment, so you’re welcomed to read it before you purchase the course. We also did an interview with Bao Vu, who’s an amazing artist. He talked a bit about his techniques there.
We see no information about the pricing for now.