Luma AI is on a mission to change the 3D scene game for good! After launching a phenomenal text-to-3D tool, this ambitious startup has now graced us with an API that magically transforms images and videos into 3D models.
Just imagine, creating a 3D model can cost you anywhere between $50 and $2,000, not to mention a painstaking two to ten weeks of waiting time. But guess what? Luma AI is set on making this process not only faster but also a whole lot cheaper! We’re talking about 3D models that take just half an hour and cost as little as $1. Yes, you read that right!
Having recently raised an impressive $20 million in Series A funding, Luma AI is ready to unveil its incredible video-to-3D API. With its team of 14 masterminds working out of Palo Alto, California, the startup’s goal is crystal clear: “Our mission is to democratize 3D. Hollywood quality, photorealistic 3D for everyone.”
As Luma AI eloquently says, “We live in a three-dimensional world. Our perception and memories are of three-dimensional beings. Yet there is no way to capture and revisit those moments like you are there. All we have to show for it are these 2D slices we call photos. It’s time for that to change.” And change it shall!
To craft a stunning 3D model from images or videos, developers can take advantage of the new API. But hold your horses, end users – you haven’t been left out! You can also access a user-friendly web interface. To achieve the best possible results, Luma offers a few handy guidelines.
Luma AI tips for Crafting the Ultimate 3D Scene:
- Walk around the scene or object in a circle, going as slow as possible to avoid blurring. Make sure HDR mode is off.
- Capture shots from three different heights: chest height looking forward, above the head looking slightly down into the center of the scene, and at knee height looking slightly up.
- Optionally, you can use a wide-angle or fisheye (ultra wide-angle) lens. Just remember to specify this when you upload.
The maximum file size for uploading a video or zip archive of images is 5 GB. Using the video or images, Luma AI creates a NeRF – a neurally learned 3D scene.
Once the server processes your masterpiece, the 3D scene can be downloaded as an object (GLTF, USDZ, OBJ) or mesh scene (PLY), shared via a link, or embedded as an iframe. Here’s an example with a simple chair to give you an idea of how it works.
Get Your Hands on Some Free Credits to Kickstart Your 3D Adventure
To dive into this new 3D tool, all you need to do is register for free. You’ll get ten credits – equal to ten 3D scenes – for testing. And the best part? Luma AI plans to make further improvements in quality and processing time in the near future!
Transform your precious memories from flat, lifeless 2D images into vibrant, immersive 3D models – all without breaking the bank. This innovative technology is truly a game-changer, bringing the magic of Hollywood-quality 3D to everyone, right at their fingertips. It’s time to bid farewell to the days of limited 2D photos and embrace the dazzling world of 3D. Step into this exciting new era with Luma AI, and let your imagination run wild!