Readers might wonder about the title. Well, let me mansplain.
For them who don’t often read my posts (the overwhelming majority of the Known Universe), I posted a few AI Generated graphics back at the end of last month. Appropriately enough, they were all about Halloween (HERE).
But I left out the Dream by WOMBO offerings. Not intentionally, mind you. I just hadn’t run them yet.
“So why show them now? And you still haven’t told us about the title.”
Impatient, a bit, Bob? Well, let me finish mansplaining.
This post has been scheduled ahead of time since my internet presence will be sporadic over the next ten days or so . . . and, yes, more AI Art Generators creations . . . of spaceships! Maybe even one we might recognize.
Here are some of the terms I used in these prompts, although the prompts were not exactly the same for the different AI Art Generators (DALL-E, Dream, MidJourney, and NightCafe):
Steampunk, spaceship, in space, in city, 3d shading, hyperrealistic, 4K uhd, hyperdetailed, photorealism, copper, crystal.
So, let’s begin with DALL-E. I asked for spaceships in space, because, apparently, if you don’t specify space, there’s nothing to indicate these ships are in space. Heck, even when you ask, you can’t always determine we’re in space . . . we might be underwater, for all I know.
As near as I can tell, this is an early Borg design, before they figured out cubes — green cubes — are all the rage. The DALL-E generator has a definite look to its creations . . . but then, so do the other AI Generators. Anyway, to continue . . .
So, rather than writing my story for the challenge, working on my photos, or doing anything productive, I occasionally return to playing with AI Art Generators.
I’m old, you see, so I don’t feel the push (or pull) to achieve anything in particular. After all, it’s all I can do just to put on my pants in the morning without falling over . . . most mornings, at least.
So, when the mood strikes, I do what the mood wants, and today, I wanted to share balls; crystal balls.
For these AI Art Generators renderings, the prompts contained words like crystal ball (occasionally misspelled as balll), dystopian, realistic, copper, detailed, and so on. I ran those with both cyberpunk and steampunk qualifiers, and I’ll begin with the cyberpunk renderings.
As I’ve been doing in these posts, I open with the renderings from Dream by WOMBO.
Yes, more AI-Generated art. For the few who might not know what is meant by Steampunk . . . well, you can click on THIS LINK. Basically, imagine no electricity and everything powered by steam. So, for instance, you could still have computers (HERE) but not run by electricity.
I ran a number of prompts on all four AI Art Generators (DALL-E, Dream by WOMBO, MidJourney, and NightCafe). Understand, there may be more AI Art Generators, but these are the ones I’m currently playing with.
The prompts ran from simple to more complex, and some incorporated other stuff besides ‘Steampunk Computers’ such as: drawn by Michelangelo, in the desert, made of copper, and some I currently don’t remember.
For instance, this was Dream’s concept of a steampunk computer as drawn by Michelangelo.
As we’ll see later, quite a different interpretation from MidJourney.
Yesterday I sort of dissed NightCafe . . . and, it’s true that trying to make something that looks realistic is a near-impossible task . . . so the answer is to not worry about realism and just go for broke, which is what I did . . .
but first, three offerings by Dream by WOMBO. I’m posting them because I find the engine fun to work with, and there are still many options I’ve not explored.
As mentioned before, the same prompt and style will not generate the same graphic because there’s also a random number generator that picks a seed photo. Of course, you can provide your own, but I’ve yet to try doing that.
I’ve not tried it because there are still many styles to try.
I wish they would be more consistent with their looks . . . the fact that two identical prompts and styles can give you drastically different results makes it difficult to plan out something specific.
In that regard, it’s fun to play with, but frustrating to create with.
Yesterday’s post covered three AI Art Generators, and the easiest site to play with — and it’s free — is Dream by WOMBO. Click on the link, enter a few words, pick a style, and you’re in business. And that’s what my sister AnnMarie and me did this afternoon over the phone.
Obviously, the same prompt and style choice doesn’t generate the same graphic, and that makes sense otherwise, we would have a finite number of possible results.
I mean, there probably is a finite number unless they have a quantum random number generator . . . but I could be wrong.
From here on, my trading cards have a title, whereas hers just say “Dream” for the title.
Anyway, we tried different prompts where we used the same words and styles . . .
Some, like this next pair, were closer than others . . .
Some might remember when I played with Deep Dream Generator a few years ago. If you need a refresher, read THIS post, and, if you are a masochist, links to all related posts are HERE. The SmugMug Gallery collecting all those images is at this LINK. Warning: there are 382 images, and while many are (in my opinion) very good, there are many where I was trying out stuff and learning.
What is Deep Dream Generator? Well, it’s a bit like what I do with Topaz Studio when I artsify my images. Essentially, it blends the content, style, and colors of one image with the style of another to generate a mishmash with elements of both.
For the sake of this post, here are a few images to give you a flavor of what Deep Dream could generate:
Some of the photos are small because you ‘earned’ abilities and options the more you used the app. By the way, the site is still active; it’s just that I lost interest in it and moved on; however, my account is still active (HERE).