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Why AI Image Generation Tools Fall Short in Technical 3D Visualizations


The Images in this Blog were not created by artist Max Kulich, but AI (Artificial Intelligence).



In recent years, AI image generation tools have made impressive strides in producing realistic images. Especially tools like Midjourney or Dall-E have made significant and highly impressive advances. However, when it comes to technical 3D visualizations like machinery, industrial products, engines, and similar highly technical objects, however these AI-generated images are not yet good enough for professional usage in these cases. There are several reasons for this.



AI Images created with Midjourney v4, Prompt: technical 3d visualization showing the interior components of a wind turbine


Firstly, technical 3D visualizations often have a lot of complex details that need to be shown correctly. These details can include precise measurements, intricate geometries, and unique features that are essential to the functionality of the object being depicted. AI image generation tools may struggle to accurately capture and represent these details, leading to inaccuracies and errors in the generated images.


Secondly, AI image generation tools have a tendency to imagine elements, or "hallucinations," that are not actually present in the original design. This is particularly problematic for technical 3D visualizations, where accuracy and precision are crucial. Even minor errors or inconsistencies in the generated images can lead to misunderstandings or misinterpretations of the object being depicted, potentially leading to costly mistakes or even safety hazards.


Thirdly, technical 3D visualizations often require specialized knowledge and expertise in order to produce accurate and high-quality images. This includes an understanding of the design principles, materials, and manufacturing processes used in the creation of the object being depicted. AI image-generation tools may not have access to this specialized knowledge, leading to limitations in their ability to generate accurate and realistic images.



AI Image created with Midjourney v4, Prompt: technical 3d visualization showing the interior components of a wind turbine


In summary, while AI image generation tools have made significant progress in recent years, they are not (yet) capable of creating images for technical 3D visualizations like machinery, industrial products, engines, and similar highly technical objects. The complexity and precision required for these types of visualizations, combined with the tendency of AI image generation tools to imagine elements that are not actually present in the original design, make it difficult for these tools to produce accurate and high-quality images.


While AI may eventually be able to overcome these challenges, for now, technical 3D visualizations remain best left to human experts with specialized knowledge and expertise.


So, if you need a human :) expert in the visualization of technical components, industrial products and technical objects, please contact me at any time: studio@maxkulich.com


The Images in this Blog were not created by artist Max Kulich, but AI (Artificial Intelligence).


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