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Nvidia Canvas uses GauGAN2 AI model to achieve 4x resolution boost

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Nvidia has updated its Canvas real-time painting tool with a new AI model based on GauGAN2 research to achieve a 4x resolution boost. Canvas enables artists to turn simple brushstrokes into realistic landscapes filled with materials including water, grass, snow, mountains, and more. The idea is that concepts can be turned into final versions far quicker than ever before. The free software, which is still in beta, is the perfect example of how AI complements and enhances human abilities rather than replaces. Canvas' latest update achieves close to photorealism with greater definition and fewer artifacts: The software delivers images in up to 1K pixel resolution and the results can be exported to apps like Adobe Photoshop to integrate with an artist's existing workflow. GauGAN2 combines segmentation mapping, inpainting, and text-to-image generation in a single model.


GauGAN Turns Doodles into Stunning, Realistic Landscapes NVIDIA Blog

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A novice painter might set brush to canvas aiming to create a stunning sunset landscape -- craggy, snow-covered peaks reflected in a glassy lake -- only to end up with something that looks more like a multi-colored inkblot. But a deep learning model developed by NVIDIA Research can do just the opposite: it turns rough doodles into photorealistic masterpieces with breathtaking ease. The tool leverages generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images. The interactive app using the model, in a lighthearted nod to the post-Impressionist painter, has been christened GauGAN. GauGAN could offer a powerful tool for creating virtual worlds to everyone from architects and urban planners to landscape designers and game developers.


GauGAN Turns Doodles into Stunning, Realistic Landscapes NVIDIA Blog

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A novice painter might set brush to canvas aiming to create a stunning sunset landscape -- craggy, snow-covered peaks reflected in a glassy lake -- only to end up with something that looks more like a multi-colored inkblot. But a deep learning model developed by NVIDIA Research can do just the opposite: it turns rough doodles into photorealistic masterpieces with breathtaking ease. The tool leverages generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to convert segmentation maps into lifelike images. The interactive app using the model, in a lighthearted nod to the post-Impressionist painter, has been christened GauGAN. GauGAN could offer a powerful tool for creating virtual worlds to everyone from architects and urban planners to landscape designers and game developers.


Nvidia's latest AI tech translates text into landscape images

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Nvidia today detailed an AI system called GauGAN2, the successor to its GauGAN model, that lets users create lifelike landscape images that don't exist. Combining techniques like segmentation mapping, inpainting, and text-to-image generation in a single tool, GauGAN2 is designed to create photorealistic art with a mix of words and drawings. "Compared to state-of-the-art models specifically for text-to-image or segmentation map-to-image applications, the neural network behind GauGAN2 produces a greater variety and higher-quality of images," Isha Salian, a member of Nvidia's corporate communications team, wrote in a blog post. "Rather than needing to draw out every element of an imagined scene, users can enter a brief phrase to quickly generate the key features and theme of an image, such as a snow-capped mountain range. This starting point can then be customized with sketches to make a specific mountain taller or add a couple of trees in the foreground, or clouds in the sky."


Amazing site uses AI to turn your scribbles into lovely landscapes

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With a little help from AI, you can now create a Bob Ross-style landscape in seconds. In March, researchers from NVIDIA unveiled GauGAN, a system that uses AI to transform images scribbled onto a Microsoft Paint-like canvas into photorealistic landscapes -- just choose a label such as "water," "tree," or "mountain" the same way you'd normally choose a color, and the AI takes care of the rest. At the time, they described GauGAN as a "smart paintbrush" -- and now, they've released an online beta demo so you can try it out for yourself. The level of detail included in NVIDIA's system is remarkable. Draw a vertical line with a circle at the top using the "tree" label, for example, and the AI knows to make the bottom part the trunk and the top part the leaves.