Stability AI, the artificial intelligence company, has announced Stability for Blender, a free and easy way to use Stable Diffusion inside the open-source 3D computer graphics software. With this new tool, users can generate textures, videos and more.
As the officially supported way to use the Stability SDK inside Blender, and with no dependencies to install and no GPU required, it allows users to add AI post-processing effects to renders with just an internet connection. This is something that previously required owning powerful and often expensive hardware.
Stability for Blender will enable users to transform creations with Stable Diffusion based on post-processing effects. Users will also be able to generate textures and images for any purpose with the image editor integration. In addition, Stability for Blender will also enable people to keyframe all properties for image generation, meaning users can create animations that use Blender’s built-in animation system to automate properties in Stable Diffusion.
Stable Diffusion describes the popular and evolving method of translating text prompts into detailed images. In August last year, Stability AI co-launched its first release of Stable Diffusion and later released Stable Diffusion 2.0 in November 2022. Now with these new features for Blender, users can streamline their workflows, reduce context, switch between different software and tools and find customisable assets that reduce both time and cost.
Stability AI is currently caught up in a lawsuit with Getty Images, after Getty filed a second lawsuit against the AI company claiming that Stability AI had accessed the platform’s images without permission and duplicated its intellectual property.