Why Use AI?
It’s fast. And by fast, we mean “done in seconds” fast. We have found that it delivers excellent fidelity for conceptual designs without the knowledge traditionally needed to produce the same quality images in 3D or a photo manipulation software (i.e. Photoshop).
It’s also more affordable than 3D which allows a user to create many variations. These variations have led to new ways of thinking how architecture and design could look. And since it’s fast, both the client and design professional can meet together to collaborate on ideas in real-time. With AI, it’s now possible to remove those pesky “design clarification” follow-up emails, phone calls and meetings.
(1) Screenshot from Revit, (2) AI Line Detection, (3) AI-Generated Rendering
(1) Extending / Outpainting with AI (2) Elements Added with AI
What are the Drawbacks of AI Generative Images?
While AI generated images are getting better and better every day, they are not perfect. They are usually more suitable for conceptual designs than for final presentations. They may not be very accurate or detailed, and they may have some glitches or artifacts. The examples below show issues with an exterior roof and 4 issues from a kitchen section drawing: (1) missing sconces, (2) artifacts, (3) missing stove control knobs and (4) missing its tempered glass.
(1) Roof Issue (2) Sketchup Screenshot (3) AI-Generated Rendering (4) AI Render Issues