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An update is now available for NVIDIA Canvasa free beta app that uses the power of AI to help artists quickly transform simple brushstrokes into realistic landscapes.

This v1.4 update includes a new panorama mode that 3D artist Dan “Greenskull” Hammill explores this week In the NVIDIA studio.

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The panorama appears on the canvas

NVIDIA Canvas 1.4 adds a Panorama mode that allows you to create equirectangular 4K landscapes for 3D workflows. Graphic designers will be able to apply Canvas AI-generated scenes to their workflow, enabling fast and easy iterations.

Users can choose between the Standard or Panorama workspace every time they open or create a new file.

For 3D artist and AI aficionado Dan “Greenskull” Hammill, the Canvas technology is a deliberate change of tone.

“The therapeutic nature of landscape painting asks me to slow down and give free rein to my inner artist,” Greenskull said. “The legendary Bob Ross is a clear inspiration for the way I speak in my videos. I want the viewer to be enchanted by the technology and relaxed by the content.”

For a recent piece titled “Cove,” Greenskull took a few minutes to create a favorite landscape—an ocean view with hills, leaves, sand, and a dark sky on an overcast day—with a few swipes of a digital pen in Canvas. , accelerated by its GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

“The Cove” was created in NVIDIA Canvas and completed in minutes.

The artist has refined his landscape in even more detail with the expanded brush size selection included in the Canvas 1.4 release. Satisfied with the background, Greenskull looked over his creation. “I can look at the 3D view, review, see what it looks like, and it looks pretty good, pretty cool,” he said.

Grinskull then loaded his landscape into a video game on Unreal Engine 5 as a skybox or closed world. Now its Canvas texture is the background.

“It really opens up a lot of opportunities for game designers, especially indie developers who want to create something quickly and have it look really unique and great,” Greenskull said.

“NVIDIA has inspired my everyday and professional life for many years. For me, NVIDIA is a reliable, powerful and state-of-the-art system. If I’m going to be at the top of my game, I have to have the hardware to keep up and move forward.” — Dan “Greenskull” Hammill

With his new virtual world complete, Greenskull prepared to create videos for his social media platforms.

“I hit record, run my digital camera through the capture card, record the dialogue through Adobe Audition, and take a second screenshot using a separate PC,” Greenskull explained.

Greenskull then pulled it all together by syncing the main video, secondary PC footage and audio files. He reviewed the clips, made minor edits and exported the final videos.

Using his favorite video editing application, Adobe Premiere Pro, Greenskull connected his NVIDIA RTX 4090 GPU’s dual AV1 video encoders via the Voukoder plugin, cutting the export time in half with improved video quality.

Download Canvas beta version, free for owners of NVIDIA and GeForce RTX video cards.


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Dan “Greenskull” Hammill.

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