The year 2024 marks a milestone in digital imagery evolution as groundbreaking technologies redefine visual expression. Generative AI revolutionizes visual content, while Extended Reality (XR) and Neural Radiance Fields (NeRF) reshape 3D modeling. These innovations permeate every aspect of our visually-driven society, promising a future where physical and digital realities merge in unprecedented ways.
As the world obsesses with generative AI, new developments in other parts of visual tech are also pushing the boundaries of visual content creation. One such development is Instant NeRF, a breakthrough technology that is transforming the way we understand and interact with 3D scenes. Instant NeRF, or Neural Radiance
Within its half-open, half-closed status, 2021 will be remembered as a transition year: A melting pot between ending lockdowns, rising vaccines and masks mandates, new variants, ending and restarting restrictions. But if anything, it did nothing to slow down the pace of online innovation—quite the opposite. If visual tech experienced
Shutterstock’s acquisition of 3D marketplace Turbo Squid is significant for a few reasons, some of which might not be obvious. The first and well-understood purchase trigger is that the microstock company is under pressure to expand its offering horizontally. There is a known ceiling to the paid licensed still images
2020 has made screens our primary interface to the world. While pre-pandemic, we were mostly physically interacting with the world, using all of our six senses, the past year has been essentially just visual. Except for our immediate family, it is via a digital representation, text, photos, or video that
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