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By Ricardo Eloy

Autodesk's Project Bernini

Autodesk announced in its X account their new project, dubbed "Research Project Bernini" after the great italian artist from the 1600's.

Project Bernini is a generative AI model designed to quickly create functional 3D shapes from inputs like 2D images, text, and point clouds. This AI aims to enhance 3D modeling accuracy and productivity across architecture, product design, entertainment, and more. Trained on a diverse dataset of 10 million shapes, Bernini's generative approach offers multiple design variations, aiding creativity and functionality. While still experimental, Autodesk plans to refine the technology and explore partnerships to enhance its application in real-world design and manufacturing processes.
Backlash
Trained on a dataset of 10 million shapes, Bernini offers multiple design variations. However, the introduction of Bernini has sparked backlash from the 3D artist community, as pointed out by a recent article by 80.lv. Concerns include job security, the impact on creative processes, and legal aspects regarding the training dataset, as AD did not make clear how it will train this new AI (the project's page cites only "publicly available data"). Critics argue that while the technology offers productivity gains, it might devalue the artistry involved in 3D modeling.
Impact on the Archviz Industry
For architectural visualization (archviz) professionals, Bernini could offer significant benefits, including faster turnaround times for generating realistic models and exploring multiple design variations. However, it also raises questions about the balance between automation and the nuanced expertise that archviz artists bring to projects.
For more details, visit the Autodesk News page and the 80.lv article.
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