- Arun Kumar Rajaraman
Blockchain and AI revolutionizing Animation
The animation industry is embracing blockchain and AI to revolutionize the way animations are created and produced, resulting in greater efficiency and security.
One such project is called the “CryptoKaiju” which is a collectible vinyl toy that is 3D printed and sold as a limited edition. The collectibles are tied to a unique blockchain-based certificate of authenticity, which is stored on the Ethereum blockchain. The certificate tracks the entire lifecycle of the collectible, from design to production and delivery, ensuring that it is a one-of-a-kind piece.
Here is the link to their website: https://cryptokaiju.io
As for AI and ML, they can be used in various ways in the animation industry, such as automating repetitive tasks, improving the accuracy of animation and VFX, and creating more realistic and natural movements for characters.
Digital Domain used AI and machine learning to create a young version of the actor Will Smith in the movie “Gemini Man.” They used a technique called “facial performance capture,” which involved capturing Smith’s facial expressions and movements and then mapping them onto a digital version of his younger self. The AI algorithms were used to make the younger version of Smith’s face look more realistic and natural.
Here is a link to a video explaining the process:
It can also be used to assist in the creation of 3D models and textures by automating repetitive tasks such as generating textures, creating terrain, and populating scenes with objects.
Here is a link to a sample video:
In post-production, AI and ML can be utilized to improve the speed and accuracy of tasks such as color grading and image restoration, reducing the time and resources required for these tasks.
One example of how AI and ML can be utilized in post-production for color grading is with the use of the software called Colorlab AI. Colorlab AI uses machine learning to analyze footage and automatically apply color grading adjustments to create a more polished and professional look.
Here is a link to a video showcasing the Colorlab AI software in action:
Here is a link to a blog post from Colorlab AI that explains how they use machine learning algorithms to create more accurate and consistent color grading:
Colourlab Ai — Color Grading with Artificial Intelligence — Colourlab.ai
In motion graphics and design, AI and ML can be utilized to automate tasks such as creating visual effects, generating 3D objects, and creating animations, allowing designers to focus on more creative tasks.
Artomatix makes it easy to create realistic, immersive 3D worlds by developing the first creative artificial intelligence that automatically generates 3D content. Their flagship product, ArtEngine, is an artist-friendly, 3D content creation tool that uses Creative AI for scan- and example-based material-creation workflows. The benefits of the technology can be applied in any industry creating 3D content.
Unity Technologies has acquired Artomatix to enable AI-assisted 3D design
Here are a link that give more details on Artomatix AI tool
Unity acquires Artomatix to enable AI-assisted 3D design. https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/unity-acquires-artomatix-to-enable-ai-assisted-3d-design-170600/.
Overall, the application of blockchain, AI, and ML in these areas can help to streamline the process, reduce costs, and improve the quality of the final product.
Are you excited about the possibilities of blockchain and AI in the animation industry? Stay up to date with the latest developments and consider incorporating these cutting-edge technologies in your own animation projects to enhance their quality and efficiency.