“Streamlined Avatar and 3D Model Creation: Roblox’s Revolutionary AI Upgrades”

Roblox is introducing two new AI technologies to reduce the time it takes to create avatars and 3D models, the company announced on Monday. Once a creator select the new feature, Roblox will run a number of tests over an asset and automatically rig, cage, segment and skin 3D models. The second feature is called “Texture Generator,” and enables creators to quickly change the look of 3D objects using plain language text prompts. For example, you can enter a text prompt to create texture for a 3D wooden treasure chest. With Texture Generator, Roblox is enabling creators to do the same thing within 15 to 30 seconds.

“Fluent Metal Makes a Bold Entrance into the World of 3D Printing for Metal”

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Almost a decade ago, Desktop Metal was one of the early darlings in accessible 3D printing in metal. Last year, Stratasys tried to merge with Desktop Metal in a $1.8 billion deal, but the deal fell through, and these days, Desktop Metal is worth less than $210 million. In June 2020, he split off and started his own thing — Fluent Metal — which is taking a different technology path than Desktop Metal’s technology. It accomplishes this through liquid metal printing technology, which it hopes will set a new standard in additive manufacturing. “In the near term, Fluent Metal will spark the imagination of designers, engineers, and technologists to consider how rapid, on-demand production of custom metal parts could transform their capabilities.

“Alleged Hacking Incident Leaves AnyCubic 3D Printer Owners Vulnerable to Security Breach, According to Reports by Users”

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Anycubic users say their 3D printers were hacked to warn of a security flawAnycubic customers are reporting that their 3D printers have been hacked and now display a message warning of an alleged security flaw in the company’s systems. Feel free to disconnect your printer from the internet if you don’t wanna get hacked by a bad actor! You have not been harmed in any way.”The text file described an unspecified vulnerability in Anycubic’s MQTT service, which allegedly allows the ability to “connect and control” customer 3D printers that are connected to the internet. The person who authored the text file claimed they sent the message to 2.9 million Anycubic 3D printers. “Disconnect your printer from the internet until anycubic patches this issue,” the text file reads.

Harnessing AI: Luma Secures $43M to Revolutionize 3D Modeling

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The next will be developing “next gen” generative AI models that address what Yu characterizes as the “uncanny valley” problem in current-gen GenAI. To go beyond language models, the next unlock will come from vision,” Yu told TechCrunch in an email interview. Luma’s current focus — launching 3D model-creating AI models — is an increasingly competitive space. Even incumbents like Autodesk and Nvidia are beginning to dip their toes in the sector with apps like Get3D, which converts images to 3D models, and ClipForge, which generates models from text descriptions. An improved version of Genie launches today, but future, more capable generative AI models are a ways away.