Besides, if you'd be involved in project budgeting you would be aware that the costs are growing and using cheap alternatives is inevitable. This is the business. first of all.
If you hate people that can make your life easier and see the threat in everything related to AI then you can hardly call yourself an artist. Rather than a kid who likes to be in a comfort zone.
This is sad only for cheap projects and artists having no desire to grow. This technology in particular will make life easier for those who often use photostock services.
Tomasz Lechociński has shared a free sample shader from his liquid collection. You can try experimenting with it in apps like C4D, 3DSMax, or other.
The pack features .lxp and .orbx files.
You can use .orbx files in C4D. In order to do that, open Octane Render window in C4D, press File, then Import ORBX, and ready shader will be loaded into material window.
You can also check out other shaders from the artist here.