Whether it's animated shorts, an animated series, or the animations in a video game; AI-generated animation is generating a lot of buzz! But AI-generated animations are not quite close to the magic of a real animators hard work and passion. Well not yet, and who knows, maybe not ever!
However, over time, this new technology will advance and be beneficial in many ways for animators and non-animators. In this blog, we'll dive into a few reasons why AI-generated can be one of the most beneficial and revolutionary things for the animation industry!
AI-Generated Animation Isn't As Labour Intensive
Traditional animation is a time-consuming and laborious process. A traditional production pipeline may take ages when you consider how many processes and people an animated body of work has to go through. But AI-generated animations can be created in a fraction of the time it takes to go through even a few steps in your traditional production processes.
Not only does this save time, but money on production costs. It allows one more freedom over an animation because there's no need to wait for work to be completed before one can move onto the next stage in the pipeline or even their next project entirely.
AI-Generated Animation Saves Money And Resources
AI-generated animation is not only cheaper than traditional animation, but it also requires fewer resources. Since AI-generated animations can be done without an animator, they don't require any human resources and therefore cost less money to create.
In addition to being more cost-effective than traditional methods of creating animation, AI has the potential to revolutionize the industry by making it accessible to people who previously weren't able to make their own videos or animated shorts due to lack of technical knowledge or experience with computers or software programs.
With the help of AI, even people who lack technical skills or experience in animation can create their own moving pictures and "animate" on their own.
AI-Generated Animation Is Easy And Quick To Create
AI-generated animation is easy to create. It can be done by anyone with basic computer skills and a willingness to learn about AI and computer graphics.
It's also an excellent way for artists and designers who are new to the field of 3D animation, but want to get started learning how it works.
AI-generated animation is also a great way for professionals in the field to experiment with new ideas and techniques. It can be used as a starting point for more detailed work or as a way of experimenting with different styles and techniques.
AI-Generated Animation Can Mimic Any Animation Style
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AI can mimic any animation style. It's no secret that animators have their own unique styles, but AI-generated animations can be made with just an idea. This means that you don't need to hire a team of animators and artists with different styles to create your project--you can do it all yourself!
AI also allows you to mimic the style of a famous animator, cartoonist or director. You might want to make a parody of a famous movie scene or TV show intro sequence (like South Park does). Or maybe your favorite cartoonist has created some amazing artwork that inspires you so much that you want use something similar or inspired in your own work? Through AI-generated animation, you can do exactly that and more!
AI-generated animation can be used for many things, but the most common use is to create effects and motion graphics. This means that you could use AI to make a movie poster with your own face on it, or an intro sequence for a YouTube video. You could also animate logos or even an entire cartoon series!
The Downsides of AI-Generated Animation
There are downsides to AI-generated animation. While it can be used to create convincing and lifelike animations, there are some things that humans do better than computers. For example, if you want to make an animation of a human talking or laughing, then you need a person who knows how the human body moves and acts in these situations.
If you use an AI program instead of hiring someone who knows what they're doing, then your animation may look unnatural or stiff when compared to the work of an actual animator with experience. No matter what, the human element in animation has a charm that just can't be matched.
AI-Generated Animation Can't Replace Real Animators
AI-generated animation is not a replacement for real animators. The truth is that there are many things that AI can't do, and animation is one of them. AI-generated animation can only be used in the early stages of creating an animated film or video game; it cannot create the final product on its own.
The reason why this technology hasn't replaced human animators yet is because they require so much skill and experience to master their craft. There are plenty of talented artists out there who have been working as cartoonists or storyboard artists for years--and they still use pencils and paper instead of digital drawing tablets because they believe that traditional methods give them better results!
The real goal of AI-generated animation is to free up the time of human animators so that they can focus on creating more complex and detailed scenes. This technology could also be used to create animations for games and apps, where it's much easier to control every aspect of what happens on screen.
Why AI-Generated Animation Is Not A Bad Thing!
AI-generated animation is a great tool for animators, but it's not a replacement for the real thing. AI-generated animation can still be used in conjunction with regular hand-drawn or computer-animated animation to increase efficiency and save time and money. Plus, it has its own benefits that regular animation doesn't have--like being able to mimic any style!
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