Unreal Engine 5.1 goes wild: what’s new from foliage to generated sound

In an epic year for Epic, November does it again. Unreal Fest 2022 brought a bunch of sessions on the latest from Unreal Engine, from sound to visuals. And it’s worth making sure that doesn’t fly under the radar of creative musicians, composers, and visualists, especially because there are some updates in their unique audio engine, too.

Train AI on images, and GET3D populates your world with 3D objects and characters

The latest from NVIDIA Research is an AI-powered machine that spits out 3D models – in standard formats. Code is inbound shortly. And that opens up some possibilities for virtual worlds, especially for solo artists.

Peter Kirn - September 23, 2022

Locally sourced: you can now run Stable Diffusion AI art generation on your M1 Mac

It’s got a one-click installer, runs locally, requires “no dependencies or technical knowledge,” and crucially, doesn’t talk to the cloud. Diffusion Bee is a simple way of running all that AI art stuff on your M1 (or M2) Mac.

Peter Kirn - September 13, 2022

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