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New Artificial Intelligence Frontier of VFX

March 20, 2019

If there’s a buzz phrase right now in visual effects, it’s “machine learning.” In fact, there are three: machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence (A.I.). Each phrase tends to be used interchangeably to mean the new wave of smart software solutions in VFX, computer graphics and animation that lean on A.I. techniques.

Already, research in machine and deep learning has helped introduce both automation and more physically-based results in computer graphics, mostly in areas such as camera tracking, simulations, rendering, motion capture, character animation, image processing, rotoscoping and compositing.

VFX Voice asked several key players – including ICT’s Hao Li – about the areas of the industry that will likely be impacted by this new world of A.I.