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.
Yamatoworks CG animation studio has released a trailer for L.S – an animated short that will be a part of the “Force of Will the Movie” 6-part anthology. The project is based on the Force of Will trading card game. Each segment will be 15 minutes long.
L.S is a short inspired by the work of H. P. Lovecraft and particularly, his Cthulhu mythos. The film will follow a young woman who lives in London and is haunted by nightmares in which she encounters strange creatures. Her worst dreams seem to be coming to life and are threatening the population of the entire world. The creators are using 3D animation and modeling. Director Shuhei Morita, designer Tatsuyuki Tanaka and composer Yutaka Yamada are working on L.S.
Morita is a Japanese anime filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for the 2013 “Possessions” short animated film. He also directed the first and second season of Tokyo Ghoul anime series. Tatsuyuki Tanaka works as an animator with Studio 4°C. He is also a scenery and character designer, considered to be one of the best illustrators in the world. Tanaka is responsible for giving a modern twist to the Cthulhu myth. Yutaka Yamada’s most famous project is the soundtrack for “Tokyo Ghoul” animated series. He will also right the score for an upcoming “Death Note” Japanese movie.
Cthulhu was first mentioned in “The Call of Cthulhu” – a short story published in 1928. Lovecraft portrayed him as a cosmic entity that was one of the main figures in the Old Ones pantheon. Cthulhu is described looking like a mix of an octopus, dragon and human.
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