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5 More Render Styles & A Plan To Get Artists Paid
The first stop when visualizing your story using Lore Machine is the Create page. Here you can enter your script, lyrics, short story or article. Once your text is exactly how you want it, just click Visualize!
The next stop is the Style Presets page. The Style Presets page contains an evolving collection of visual configurations for your Storyscape. We call these Presets! Just pick one and that style will remain consistent across all your story outputs!
We opened Lore Machine’s doors with three classic styles. Today, we launched five more and an opportunity for artists to get involved and get paid.
Welcome to the Style Preset Castle!
Base Three Presets
We launched the Style Presets page with three storyboarding styles. Each is a tried, tested and true staple of sequential art. Splish (Watercolor), Storyboard (Line Art) and Pulp (Comic Book) were thousands of prompts and multiple months in the making. We deployed these styles into graphic novel prototypes to measure their consistency and impact. Here are some samples:
Even in these early days, the results were better than we could have imagined. Each Preset has its own unique strengths. Splish bestows an outsized sense of drama on to each board. Pulp drops the viewer into an immersive graphic novel. And Storyboard feels procedural like a traditional pre-visualization treatment for a film.
Here is a Generative Storyscape built with the Pulp Preset:
These three classic styles are just the beginning of Lore Machine’s Preset collection. Ultimately, we are building a multimedia story synthesizer that enables writers to bring their stories to life using hundreds of Presets to then render to infinite permutations.
These next five Presets are the beginning of that!
Like the classic three, the expanded Presets come from deep experimentation. We gave them fun names, because we’re fun:
Kanji directly translates to ‘Supernatural Beast City’ and renders to 90s sci-fi anime;
Excalibur is inspired by air-brushed 1970s fantasy book cover illustrations;
Mesh Mode renders stories to high-poly video game realism;
Nightwarez renders to cyberpunk illustration;
Aperture is a photorealistic style with cinematic tone and depth.
Below are a collection of Storyscapes from users, featuring Lore Machine’s new Style Presets. You can click each image’s caption link to visit their respective Permalinks.
Over the coming weeks, we will release a lot more styles, and the opportunity to build your own!
Artist Partner Program
All this Preset development got us thinking about how we might build a solution to help artists participate in the Lore Machine experience. We believe that forward-thinking artists can get a huge lift from generative. Our answer is an artist-powered Lore Machine Preset Marketplace.
Over the course of the next 3 months, Lore Machine will be working with some of our favorite visual artists to carefully train custom styles on their work. These styles will be owned entirely by the artist, and will only be usable on Lore Machine. Each artist can naturally license their model however they would like.
Writers can purchase these styles for their Storyscapes for between $1 and $50, much the same way you might buy an exciting new typeface. Upon purchase 100% of proceeds then go back to the respective artist.
This is merely one effort to support artists and protect IP at Lore Machine, but we think it’s a powerful one.
If you are a visual artist and would like to work with Lore Machine to build your own Style Preset, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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