Nvidia, a GPU manufacturer, has announced Magic3D, a generative AI that can produce 3D models from a text prompt.

Generative AI for 3D modeling aids in the conceptualization of components with complex, and organic shapes. 

Whereas, 3D printing, is an ideal technology for bringing these shapes to life because it is capable of producing complex structures while also being cost-effective.

The results from the annual 3D Printing Industry Executive Survey, show that the automatic generation of 3D models using AI is a hot topic.

Magic3D creates a 3D mesh model with colored texture within 40 minutes. This comes right after the company entered a prompt like “A blue poison-dart frog sitting on a water lily.”

The result obtained, with improvements, can be utilized in CGI art scenes or video games.

Nvidia outlines Magic3D in its academic paper as a response to DreamFusion, a text-to-3D model released by Google researchers in September 2022. In other news, Physna Inc.

created a generative AI prototype for 3D models and scenes in two weeks using 8,000 models.

The researchers in the paper explained how this technology will allow anyone to create 3D models without the need for special training.

“Once refined, the resulting technology could speed up video game (and VR) development and perhaps eventually find applications in special effects for film and TV.

We hope with Magic3D, we can democratize 3D synthesis and open up everyone’s creativity in 3D content creation.”

Nvidia is well-placed to progress AI. The company’s GPUs can create lifelike graphics using shaders, which instruct each pixel in an image on how to display in a specific light.

The shader is calculated for each pixel, a repetitive calculation across numerous pixels. Nvidia GPUs can quickly render images due to their design for conducting multiple simple calculations, like shading pixels, at once, unlike Intel microprocessors or general-purpose CPUs.

Nvidia sees AI applications as a critical growth driver, Bloomberg has attributed a $4.6 billion increase in the wealth of Nvidia founder Jensen Huang to the popularity of ChatGPT – an AI chatbot.