AI is here to stay and seeping into every aspect of digital art, CGI and VFX. Visualisation and rendering is no different, and leading software developer Chaos recently revealed its approach to AI and how it will be used in key apps such as V-Ray, Corona, Cylindo, asset library Chaos Cosmos and more.

Chaos has setup Chaos Next, an AI lab, to focus on how this new technology can be implemented. Chaos set out three principles to work within: ‘accelerating creativity’, tools should empower artists not replace them; ‘fully interconnected solutions’, working with AI should be seamless; and ‘being available everywhere’, AI workflows should be accessible across every platform a CG artists uses, from desktops and browsers to mobile devices and virtual reality.