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.
Guillaume Mahieu shared a free male base mesh he created to speed up the sculpting process. Yes, the model is free and you can also use for commercial projects.
I made this model in order to get my own Male BaseMesh for my characters. It’s a great asset to speed up my sculpt Pipeline.
- Geometry Model in .obj / .ZTL (Quads – 1296 Faces)
The model is free and you can use it for commercial projects if you mention my name.
Enjoy and have fun with it!
You can learn more here.