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.
Daniel Thiger has released the third part of his Substance Fundamentals series. The new one focuses on generating a variety of Voronoi cell patterns which will help you build better organic materials.
Tutorials in my Fundamentals series are resource videos that demonstrate how to learn SD from the ground up. They show the core lessons that I have learned in my own journey. Each tutorial contains multiple examples, where I’ll be building from scratch, and narrating each step along the way.
We will look in-depth into how to generate a variety of Voronoi cell patterns. We’ll learn how to utilize these patterns with several essential nodes, including the powerful Flood Fill node. Understanding how to create these patterns is extremely useful when building organic materials. Combined with the Flood Fill node, you will learn how to build natural shapes efficiently. We’ll also learn how to create utility nodes to speed up your workflow. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to build natural looking rock formations.
- 60+ minutes
- 1080 Resolution
You can get more details here.