I’m excited to see my Adobe friends continuing to make on-the-go sketching & illustrating richer & more delightful. Check out a brief demo of some of the latest:
Grainy & surreal, this film demanded “elaborate but pointless effort” (in the words of creator Soetkin Verstegen) to animate puppets encased in transient ice. I found it mesmerizing.
Stay cozy, friends.
Apropos of nothing, check out 60 lovingly rendered seconds commissioned by YouTube:
Maciej Kuciara writes,
MECHA – the love letter to our youth. Watching anime classics as kids left a mark that stayed with us to this day. So we felt it’s due to time to celebrate our love to mecha and pay proper homage with this piece we did for YouTube.
What happens if you train an ML model from hundreds of thousands of 2D renders of 3D creature models? Glad you asked!
Today, we present Chimera Painter, a trained machine learning (ML) model that automatically creates a fully fleshed out rendering from a user-supplied creature outline. Employed as a demo application, Chimera Painter adds features and textures to a creature outline segmented with body part labels, such as “wings” or “claws”, when the user clicks the “transform” button.
Enjoy some mouthwatering Uncanny Valley Ranch:
Using an AI-based framework called Pixel2Style2Pixel and searching for faces in a dataset harvested from Flickr, Nathan Shipley made some more photorealistic faces for Pixar characters.
Kottke goes on to say,
In response to a reader suggestion, Shipley fed the generated image for Dash back into the system and this happened:
My longstanding dream (dating back to the Bush Administration!) to have face relighting in Photoshop has finally come true—and then some. In case you missed it last week, check out Conan O’Brien meeting machine learning via Photoshop:
— scott belsky (@scottbelsky) October 21, 2020
On PetaPixel, Allen Murabayashi from PhotoShelter shows what it can do on a portrait of Joe Biden—presenting this power as a potential cautionary tale:
I love the fact that the Neural Filters plug-in provides a playground within Photoshop for integrating experimental new tech. Who knows what else might spring from Adobe-NVIDIA collaboration—maybe scribbling to create a realistic landscape, or even swapping expressions among pets (!?):
New York magazine commissioned dozens of artists to create “I Voted” stickers, and you can see them in their Oct. 26 issue. I like the Shepard Fairey one enough to make into my Twitter avatar.