This 3D model was made by AI, and I'm impressed

Generative AI 3D model; a rotating bunny
(Image credit: HiFA)

Text-to-3D AI is getting better by the day, or so it feels. While 2D generative AI such as Midjourney and Stable Diffusion have grabbed the headlines, 3D modelling has gone under the radar. But now researchers Junzhe Zhu and Peiye Zhuang have created HiFA, and it's an impressive 3D AI generator, even at this early stage.

HiFA can create high-definition 3D models for use in video games, 3D scenes and animation. Some may debate what games can use these assets, but this AI is offering good results. The controversy around using AI is still ongoing, with artist Greg Rutkowski recently telling me it was "terrifying" to have his work used in an AI without permission. But the technology is advancing fast.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.