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Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« on: June 29, 2021, 01:05:14 am »

The other day I read about NVIDIA Canvas (beta) and having an interest in 3D-generated landscapes (luminous ones, of course…), I was quite excited to try it.

Problem is you need a beefy PC with a high end NVIDIA RTX GPU video card and I am on Mac. Thankfully we had such a PC in the office and I remoted to it, had my fun and shared the files back home via Dropbox.

The image of the arch was the first I did, and the arch itself was a mistake. I had the eraser tool chosen and popped a hole in the mountain, but it worked! This result was Gigapixeled 6X from the original 512 x 512 px render and then treated in Studio 2 (AI Clear) for additional sharpness.

The rest are presented as-is, with some quick Photoshop color correction.

In the Canvas app, once you have something started, you can click presets to change the mood. I’ll include examples of that (next post).

Very enjoyable.
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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2021, 01:06:01 am »

More examples
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2021, 01:42:07 am »

It appears you can play with some early online version here and download the results (I just did this image). And you can use the presets online as well.
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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2021, 01:43:47 pm »

We're doomed!
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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021, 02:00:14 pm »

Now you can sleep late instead of getting up for the sunrise.

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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2021, 02:27:09 pm »

Arrive without traveling...
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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2021, 07:40:05 pm »

Travel without arriving….. ;D
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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2021, 07:57:36 pm »

Either way we're saving gas!
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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2021, 12:17:01 am »

Having more fun
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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2021, 11:37:46 pm »

Did this one of the cave last night, the others a couple days ago.
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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2021, 07:34:10 pm »

And then you can just clone stamp whatever you want into your actual image... as if that isn't already done by most of the "great" landscapers.

It's digital art these days. But the point is still not lost on some of us... in that the experience of being there is the important factor. Not the result.

I've often found the result - to me - is amazing... then I show others and realize they don't have an anchor, an experience, a feeling of being there... and an image can't inject that feeling into someone, UNLESS they've seen/experienced it themselves as well. Those are the photos I sell most... the ones where others have been. They relate, it's relevant, and my image speaks to THEIR experience. Some of my best work, never sells. It's just a spectacular image in a remote location no one has seen but me...
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2021, 07:41:19 pm »

Thanks Maddog, that's an interesting and valid perspective!

While we're at it, one I made yesterday.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2021, 09:59:37 am »

And then you can just clone stamp whatever you want into your actual image... as if that isn't already done by most of the "great" landscapers.

It's digital art these days. But the point is still not lost on some of us... in that the experience of being there is the important factor. Not the result.

I've often found the result - to me - is amazing... then I show others and realize they don't have an anchor, an experience, a feeling of being there... and an image can't inject that feeling into someone, UNLESS they've seen/experienced it themselves as well. Those are the photos I sell most... the ones where others have been. They relate, it's relevant, and my image speaks to THEIR experience. Some of my best work, never sells. It's just a spectacular image in a remote location no one has seen but me...

Absolutely perfectly put..!

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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2021, 10:11:41 am »

And then you can just clone stamp whatever you want into your actual image... as if that isn't already done by most of the "great" landscapers.

It's digital art these days. But the point is still not lost on some of us... in that the experience of being there is the important factor. Not the result.

I've often found the result - to me - is amazing... then I show others and realize they don't have an anchor, an experience, a feeling of being there... and an image can't inject that feeling into someone, UNLESS they've seen/experienced it themselves as well. Those are the photos I sell most... the ones where others have been. They relate, it's relevant, and my image speaks to THEIR experience. Some of my best work, never sells. It's just a spectacular image in a remote location no one has seen but me...
I agree completely.    None of the greatest pictures I've seen taken from Inspiration Point in Yosemite can duplicate the actual experience of getting out of your car in that parking lot for the first time and looking upon the valley. 

When I was younger, I always was attracted to the rather standard fare of pictures you'd see in travel magazines.  They had to be well done.  But a nice picture, even BW, showing what's there to take you away as if you're vacationing there was what made them attractive unlike an overdone photo that almost looks unreal. 

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2021, 11:16:25 am »

I agree completely.    None of the greatest pictures I've seen taken from Inspiration Point in Yosemite can duplicate the actual experience of getting out of your car in that parking lot for the first time and looking upon the valley. 

When I was younger, I always was attracted to the rather standard fare of pictures you'd see in travel magazines.  They had to be well done.  But a nice picture, even BW, showing what's there to take you away as if you're vacationing there was what made them attractive unlike an overdone photo that almost looks unreal.

Again I totally agree.

Creating images like this feels to me, like the difference between me going on holiday to somewhere amazing and that actually exists. Then becoming completely absorbed into the feel of the place by photographing it and trying to capture its essence as best as I can. To looking at pictures of someone else on an acid trip who doesn't actually exist and on holiday, in a surreal location that doesn't exist either.

The first is really enjoyable, interesting, fulfilling and life enhancing, the second is just meh and leaves me cold, but oh man look at the colours...

So as you may have gathered, this kind of stuff is not for me and I much prefer reality these days, as my acid tripping days are long, long gone, like about 50 years long gone.

Now where did I put my crystal meth pipe, Mmm, I wonder if H borrowed it again for his afternoon nap photo shoot?  ;D

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Re: Fake fake fake NVIDIA AI fake landscapes...
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2021, 01:07:15 pm »

For this particular group I understand the preference for reality-based landscape shooting.

That said, how many of you are back to normal travel these days?

And speaking of magical (real) places, here is a scene I stumbled upon in SoCal over a year ago on the way home from work, chasing the sunset into an area I'd never been before.
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2021, 08:12:16 am »

Arrive without traveling...

A fellow George Harrison fan?
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2021, 12:33:36 pm »

A fellow George Harrison fan?

Oh yes! And speaking of Beatles and AI and the latest splitting/demixing efforts, see here.

And also speaking of places you've been and like to recall with photos afterwards, surely you've been here! No?

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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2021, 05:05:06 pm »

I like "river.jpg," but "river36.jpg" looks little too much like my back yard.
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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2021, 05:07:18 pm »

Eric, you just have to see the potential in your yard! Try squinting... ;-)
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