Roblox, the popular online gaming platform, has released two AI tools, Code Assist and Material Generator, to make game creation easier for its users. These tools are currently in beta, and while they may not be able to generate fully playable Roblox experiences from text descriptions, they can generate useful code snippets and object textures based on short prompts.
According to the Head of Roblox Studio, Stef Corazza, these AI tools can help automate basic coding tasks so that users can focus more on creative work. With Code Assist, users can generate functional code snippets by providing short prompts, while the Material Generator can create realistic textures for objects based on similar prompts.
While these tools are still in their early stages and may not be perfect, Corazza is confident that they represent the first step towards making every user on the Roblox platform a creator. He believes that it may only be a matter of a few years before these tools can generate fully playable, interactive 3D scenes from simple prompts.
Code Assist and Material Generator may sound familiar to those who have experimented with AI chatbots, as GPT-3 can already create functional code snippets based on prompts. However, Roblox is careful to state that Code Assist is imperfect and may generate incorrect or misleading information. It is still up to the user to review, test, and determine if the code suggestion is contextually appropriate.
Despite their imperfections, these AI tools have great potential to make game creation more accessible to a wider audience on the Roblox platform. By automating basic coding tasks and generating useful object textures, users can focus more on creative work and bring their ideas to life more quickly and easily.