Roblox & AI

Roblox is introducing two new AI technologies to reduce the time it takes to create avatars and 3D models, the company announced. The technologies, which were built on Roblox artificial intelligence, are designed to help creators eliminate time-consuming avatar setup and texturing steps when building content on the Roblox platform. The first feature is called “Avatar Auto Setup” and simplifies the process of creating avatars by automatically converting a 3D body mesh into a live, animated avatar that is ready for users to adopt. 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 auto setup maps where the avatar’s different body parts are to add clothing, and then maps its facial features to add facial animation. The avatar can then begin animating and interacting with the environment around it. Roblox says the Avatar Auto Setup will enable creators to complete a process that traditionally takes days in just a few minutes. The second feature is called “Texture Generator,” and it enables creators to quickly change the look of 3D objects using plain language text prompts. Creators can use the feature to quickly prototype new looks and bring new textures to life. It maps the object and adds a three dimensional texture on top of it that matches the geometry of the object.