Scandy Pro + Digital Doubles from Reallusion with Headshot 2
The Internet is abuzz with AI-generated artwork. I've seen some great images. I have created some dud ones with my copy-and-paste prompts. I am not an artist (digital or otherwise). However, I can certainly appreciate the level of skill that goes into creating a digital image or 3D model. And while it is cool to see artwork from prompts, I still prefer the human touch.
Watching a digital artist work on a 2D image or a 3D model is pretty magical. The question I have - who is going to be the 3D artist equivalent of Bob Ross? What will the 2020's version of "happy little accidents" be in the digital realm of 3D creation?
I would be willing to bet that it will be someone using tools from Reallusion. They have a suite of fantastic digital imaging software products. It is hard not to be blown away when looking at their tools. Applying lifelike movements to 2D and 3D characters seems like a daunting task to me, but their software makes it easy.
Reallusion has just launched their Headshot 2 application for 'Digital Double Creation'. All of us at Scandy have long believed that Scandy Pro would be a great tool for creating avatars. Finally, there is a workflow that helps digital artists take a raw scan of a face or head and turn it into something magical. To see a character that started with a Scandy Pro scan in a movie or video game would be fantastic. I expect that with the tools available now, it won't be long before that happens.
For you digital artists out there (and those that aspire to be), please check out their blog post which introduces the features of Headshot 2 and contains demos using Scandy Pro. Like what you see? Please let us know!