Recently we closed the galleries and forums on Renderosity dedicated to generative AI images. This was partially due to concerns about AI algorithms that train on copyrighted works without compensation for the artists. It was also partially due to community factors where we assign Render Rewards to members for posting to the galleries. Since it is possible to create many AI images and post them in the galleries with little or no artistic effort, this lead to the galleries being flooded with AI images and unhappy 3D artists whose work was buried.
Also, at the same time we announced a broad ban on AI generated images in all of the galleries. In retrospect, this was short-sighted as the AI wave is much bigger than Renderosity and the use of AI as part of a digital artist’s toolset is just a reality in today’s world.
So, we have decided to leave the AI Art galleries and forums closed. Instead, our moderators will allow AI images in the galleries where the appropriate sections/genres are provided, and AI is one part of the artist’s creative process. Note this will often require the artist to post a note with their image explaining their process and toolset. AI images posted without explanation will be removed by our moderation team.
Our thanks to the community for all your feedback on this. It always makes us better.