Diogo Kalil and LOBO Open the 2023 Ciclope Festival

Enhancing 3D animation with AI, director Diogo Kalil and the LOBO crew opened the 2023 Ciclope Festival in Berlin with this trippy sequence the director describes as “an instigator piece that brings more questions than answers.”

From the team at LOBO: “The process began with the creation of 3D models using Maya. LOBO then employed a technique known as stable diffusion, which facilitated a smooth and refined fusion of artistic ideas into the 3D animations, ensuring a harmonized visual presentation.

“At the core of this innovative process was the use of LORA, a method known for its efficiency in adapting large neural network models for specific tasks. In this project, LORA was implemented to learn from unique and original artworks created by LOBO’s artists.
 

“It’s a trip through a new world, as it is to use new technology. I think it’s an instigator piece that brings more questions than answers.”

 
“This method allowed the AI to capture the creative essence and stylistic details of these pieces, effectively utilizing these insights to refine and enhance the 3D models. Through LORA, the team was able to integrate artistic nuances into the animation, ensuring a seamless blend of art and technology.

“Following the use of LORA, ControlNet played a pivotal role as a precision-guiding tool, overseeing the translation of artistic vision into the animated models and ensuring each nuance was accurately reflected. This system was key in aligning the final animations with the intended aesthetic objectives, enabling a faithful and resonant representation of the artists’ original concepts.”

Diogo Kalil’s previous adventures with AI include this brand film for Dublin Simon Community and in this music video for Polish hardcore band Węże.

 
 
Diogo Kalil and LOBO Open 2023 Ciclope Festival | STASH MAGAZINE

Diogo Kalil and LOBO Open 2023 Ciclope Festival | STASH MAGAZINE

Diogo Kalil and LOBO Open 2023 Ciclope Festival | STASH MAGAZINE
 
Client: Ciclope Festival

Production: LOBO
CDs: Mateus Santos, Diogo Kalil, Fabio Acorsi, Fabiano Broki
Director: Diogo Kalil
AI CD: Diogo Kalil
Storyboard Artist: Rafael Fernandes, Wilson Panassi
Head of Post Production: Diogo Kalil
Post Coordinator: Marcelo Barbosa
Post Producer: Melina Prior
Producer: Jules Loyola
3D Modeler: Wilson Panassi, Marcel Yuji Tsuruda
Motion Graphic Artist: Ricardo Filomeno
2D Animator: Árthemis Iannuzzi, Francis Viveiros

Music/Sound Design: Pauo Beto

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