AI Image Generation is part of our Professional subscription plan.
We see AI as a way of supporting and augmenting your design processes. AI is a great way to explore ideas and get some design inspiration.
At this stage every time you generate an image a different seed will be used so the system isn't designed to be a rendering tool (where you would need the same results for all images) but more to iterate, explore and have some fun.
To get started with AI Image Generation:
Set up the 3d View point to your desired viewpoint
Click on Explore AI in the File Menu
You'll be presented with the AI View:
The prompt is used to describe the building, as you experiment you'll find the longer the better! Function, style (both architectural and drawing) environment etc are all great things to explain.
Number of Images
This controls the number of variations the AI will return. We've limited this to six, see the information on Image Credits below.
This controls how much impact the AI has on the original Codesign image. Low strength means you'll get results very similar to the source image, while high strength will provide results that are mostly AI base.
Here is an example of Low Strength - very close to the Codesign model
And the same input image at High Strength - doesn't resemble the model at all!
Allows you to configure a background colour with a gradient.
Once ready to go click Process, and you'll see the AI images returned:
Tapping an image will show a Full Size view:
A long press on the image will give you the option to either save the image to the Sketchbook or to use the image as the source for the next Process.
You can hit reset to go back to the original Codesign image.
Part of the fun surrounding AI for us is the experimentation factor. Through simply "playing around" we've come up with some tips that may help:
- Be descriptive regarding your design and the architectural style of the project in the text prompt
- Zoom into your project as much as you can to have it fill the image
- If you've imported Context, try with these switched off via Display Settings
AI Generation is using Cloud Services which have a cost associated.
At this stage we provide every Pro Subscription 200 credits per month (annual subscribers receive their full annual allocation upfront)
200 Credits currently translates to approx 100 Processes with 4 samples. (eg you can try 200 process with samples set to 2)