Moonshine Studio’s AI-Powered Receptionist Avatar


Editor’s be aware: This publish is a part of our weekly Within the NVIDIA Studio sequence, which celebrates featured artists, affords inventive suggestions and methods, and demonstrates how NVIDIA Studio know-how improves inventive workflows. We’re additionally deep diving on new GeForce RTX 40 Collection GPU options, applied sciences and sources, and the way they dramatically speed up content material creation.

The inventive staff at Moonshine Studio — an artist-focused visible results (VFX) studio specializing in animation and movement design — was tasked to unravel an issue.

At their Taiwan workplace, receptionists have been always engaged in assembly and greeting company, stopping them from finishing different necessary administrative work. To make issues worse, the automated kiosk greeting system wasn’t working as anticipated.

Senior Moonshine Studio 3D artist and this week’s Within the NVIDIA Studio creator Eric Chiang stepped as much as the problem. He created a sensible, interactive 3D mannequin that may function the inspiration of a brand new AI-powered digital assistant — NANA. The avatar can welcome company and supply primary firm data, easing the pressure on the receptionist staff.

Chiang constructed NANA utilizing GPU-accelerated options in his favourite inventive apps — powered by his NVIDIA Studio-badged MSI MEG Trident X2 PC, which is provided with a GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.

His inventive workflow was enhanced by the Tensor Cores in his GPU, which supercharged AI-specific duties — saving him time and elevating the standard of his work. RTX and AI additionally enhance efficiency in gaming, enhance productiveness and extra.

These superior options are supported by NVIDIA Studio Drivers, — free for RTX GPU homeowners — which add efficiency and reliability. The December Studio Driver gives assist for the Reallusion iClone AccuFACE plugin, GPU audio enhancements, AV1 in HandBrake and extra — and is now prepared for obtain.

Contests and Challenges Calling All Creators

Inventive neighborhood The Rookies is internet hosting Meet Mat 3 — the 3D digital portray contest. Open to college students and professionals with not more than a 12 months of business expertise, it challenges contestants to make use of Adobe Substance 3D Painter to texture a clean character, MAT, in their very own distinctive type. Prizes embody GeForce RTX GPUs, Wacom Cintiq shows and extra. Register right this moment — entries shut Jan. 5, 2024.

MAT, textured by artist Cino Lai in Adobe Substance 3D Painter.

And although temperatures proceed to drop, the #WinterArtChallenge is heating up with un-brrrrrr-lievable entries like this extraordinary #InstantNeRF by @RadianceFields.

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An AI on the Future

Chiang started in Blender, sculpting intricate 3D fashions that served because the constructing blocks for NANA. Blender Cycles’ RTX-accelerated OptiX ray tracing within the viewport unlocked interactive, photorealistic modeling.


He then used the Marvelous Designer software program for making, enhancing and reusing 3D garments to create real looking clothes for NANA. This streamlined the design and simulation course of, making certain that the avatar just isn’t solely structurally sound however impeccably dressed.

NANA’s informal day outfit.

Chiang deployed Quixel Mixer and Adobe Substance 3D Painter for shading, including depth, texture and realism to the 3D fashions.


He then used the Blender plug-in AccuRIG to effectively create exact, adaptable character rigs.


Chiang put every thing collectively in Unreal Engine, the place he seamlessly built-in 3D objects into the scene, leveraging real-time rendering to create visually beautiful outcomes.


NVIDIA DLSS additional elevated viewport interactivity by utilizing AI to upscale frames rendered at decrease decision whereas nonetheless retaining high-fidelity element. All of this was powered by his GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

The NVIDIA Studio-badged MSI MEG Trident X2 PC, geared up with a GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.

Chiang is happy about what AI can do for creators and society at giant.

“What was as soon as science fiction is now turning into actuality, opening the door to an entire new stage of scientific and technological improvement,” he mentioned. “We’re lucky to take part in and witness this new stage.”

Moonshine Studio digital 3D artist Eric Chiang.

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