Elon Musk can not crediting an artist, but no question shameful image of Nier: Automata 2B is not he. The giant consumer electronics of China, Xiaomi, on the other hand, appears to have evidently stolen and combined no one or two, but three pieces of art from both 3D artists to help support its devices in Spain.
What you see at the top of this post is the image of the hero from the website of Xiaomi Spain – the first thing you see when you get to the Xiaomi homepage.
Now, check out this piece of art. There is a similarity?
3D artist Peter Tarka The Verge says he created it in May 2018 as part of his collection of Installations, as you can see here in his Behance portfolio. It seems that Xiaomi's actors have changed a bit – just replace the ramps and balls to render the company's products.
Oh, but it gets better. See the green chair on the left, and the hanging lamp on the right? They are from two of Tarka's other illustrations – his statements were commissioned by giant LG Electronics of Korea, one of Xiaomi's competitors. See below:
Here is the LG-commissioned video that Tarka's drawings appear in:
And here's a GIF from Tarka itself to show how all the pieces fit.
Tarka says that no one from Xiaomi about licensing or commissioning his art. "I'm 100 percent sure they used my pieces to be perfectly everything, they just changed the saturation and retouched [a] of some elements to make it clear," he says The Verge .
Xiaomi has played relatively fast and passive intellectual property in the past, so it's not too much of a surprise to hear the company has done it again – in fact, we are surprised at least twice over the year when the company did not take a chance to reproduce. Here's a recent example of the company's Mi 9 that is startling on the signature of Apple's sand tunnel from MacOS Mojave.
We've reached Xiaomi for comment, and we'll let you know what we hear.