Medieval Fantasy City Generator: Build Your Own Town
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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.

Medieval Fantasy City Generator: Build Your Own Town
25 May, 2017
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Check out a nice application by watabou that generates a random medieval city layout of a requested size. A little is known about the method behind this app. The goal of the project is to instantly produce a nice-looking map, not an accurate model of a city. 

Just click one of the buttons and get a new city map of a desired size. Hover the mouse pointer over a building to see the type of the ward it belongs to.

The first version of the app was created for the monthly challenge #17 of the proceduralgeneration subreddit.

Build your medieval city

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Probably a Castle.

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Is there a downloadable version of this app?

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Whats that little segregated area on the bottom?