Plotting AI-generated artwork onto paper
February seventh, 2023—
AI-generated artwork is all the fashion proper now, because of widespread sharing on social media. The attraction is apparent: anybody can make the most of an internet service to create a singular (and sometimes hilarious) piece of artwork based mostly on a easy immediate. To show that artwork, one can make the most of a high-quality printer or a digital photograph body. Or they will observe the lead of Eric Oaks, who constructed this pen plotter named “Drew” that attracts AI-generated artwork onto paper.
This pen plotter works with DALL-E 2, which is a well-liked AI artwork generator mannequin from OpenAI. Like most AI artwork fashions, DALL-E 2 prices cash to make use of. However OpenAI provides customers 50 free credit to start out and one other 15 free credit every month. Oaks makes use of the DALL-E 2 API to generate a brand new piece of artwork utilizing the credit he has obtainable, then plots that picture onto paper.
The pen plotter in query is a DIY machine that Oaks constructed utilizing linear rails, stepper motors, and an Arduino Uno board with a CNC Defend that runs Grbl firmware. The pc related to the Arduino takes the DALL-E 2-generated artwork in bitmap format and converts it to vector artwork, which accommodates line paths. It then interprets these line paths into g-code that the Grbl firmware can perceive, so the plotter can draw the traces.
This works rather well for artwork items that look good as line artwork. Oaks even created a one-player Pictionary mode, wherein the participant can attempt to guess the randomly chosen immediate used to generate a bit of artwork.
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