After months of hard work, we are pleased to announce that we have finally released the beta version of our VFX demo platform where you can try out our state-of-the-art, AI-based VFX tools. All modules were created in cooperation with worldwide VFX companies in order to assure the best quality and usefulness for anyone dealing with video post production. To check our platform you need to visit our website at vfx.comixify.ai and apply for a free demo account. Afterwards, you will get access to all currently available modules which are: Style Transfer, Rotoscoping and Super Slow Motion. You will also get full access to all the future tools that we are about to add soon like Super Resolution. Knowing the general concept, let’s dive into the details!
In a few recent years we observed outstanding progress in the Deep Learning area. The number of research papers regarding Deep Learning published on arxiv.org each year grows exponentially what can be seen in the figure below. This would not have been possible without a similar increase in computing power of modern GPUs that are crucial to train all state-of-the art AI models. Particularly interesting from the VFX industry perspective is the possibility of using AI in Computer Vision and a significant number of visual effects problems that can be solved. One could venture that we are witnessing a transformation that has not been seen since the CGI revolution.
I have been in the visual effects and technology space since college, which means that I’ve been doing it for 25 years at this point. Big picture my motivation comes down to a general fascination in applying science while creating popular art. More recently, we’ve been focusing on various ways of recreating digital versions of our world. It was about 10 years ago that I started ZERO VFX. It felt like a natural progression for me – you start learning the industry and technologies, then you start being able to look forward and see where everything is headed (or so you think). That’s the transition point of becoming primarily an entrepreneur versus a visual effects producer. Plus, spinning off a tech company which I sold to Google was a helping hand in this direction.