Meet Neuralangelo, the Nvidia AI that turns 2D video into 3D scenes

Nvidia AI Neuralangelo; Michelangelo statue rendered in 3D
(Image credit: Nvidia)

Just when you thought the wild world of AI couldn't surprise any more, Nvidia unveils its new Neuralangelo AI, which can turn 2D video clips into 3D structures and scenes. It literally generates detailed replicas of buildings, sculptures and real objects from video clips taken on a mobile or camera. 

The idea behind Neuralangelo, which 'sculpts' life-like 3D scenes from video, like a modern-day Michelangelo (geddit), is that these 3D scenes can then be imported into other software. The Neuralangelo assets can be edited for use in video games, arch-viz, web 3 projects, well, anything really, including aiding digital artists to define light sources.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.