In this RunDiffusion Tutorial video, use ControlNet and Run Diffusion to create vivid AI art animation. ControlNet, combined with stable diffusion servers in the cloud, offers an incredible platform for unleashing the potential of AI-generated art. By the end of this guide, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to create captivating and surreal animations that will leave your audience in awe.
Understanding ControlNet and Run Diffusion
ControlNet is a powerful tool that allows you to recreate the arrangement of objects or human positions in a picture or video.
Run Diffusion is a cloud service that allows you to run with pre-installed AI software like Automatic1111 and Invoke AI, with various stable diffusion checkpoints and pre-trained models. for creating custom animations.
In this tutorial, we’ll be using Run Diffusion’s stable diffusion servers hosted in the cloud.
Why Use Run Diffusion?
Renting these servers by the hour offers incredible flexibility and convenience. The cost varies, typically ranging from 50 cents to $2.50 per hour, depending on the server’s specifications. Moreover, Run Diffusion significantly accelerates the generation of images and videos, making the process more efficient, especially when working with limited computational power.
RunDiffusion Tutorial: Getting Started with ControlNet
Once you have your Run Diffusion server set up, the first step is selecting the stable diffusion checkpoint you want to use. This choice heavily influences the style and appearance of your animation. With numerous checkpoints available, it’s a good idea to experiment with different options until you find the one that suits your creative vision.
The Creative Process
To illustrate the power of ControlNet in this RunDiffusion tutorial, let’s take an example of applying it to a video of a woman dancing in her living room. The stock video we’ll use is available in the desired orientation and size. Once you have the video ready, the magic begins.
Step-by-Step Animation Process
- Click on the “Deform” option after loading your Run Diffusion server.
- Choose the stable diffusion checkpoint that aligns with your desired animation style. For this example, let’s select “Ink Punk Diffusion.”
- Configure the parameters for the animation process:
- Set the width and height to match the dimensions of the video.
- Adjust the seed value to control the level of randomness in the animation.
- Proceed to the “Keyframes” section:
- Select 3D since we’re working with a video.
- Choose the appropriate border mode (replicate or wrap) to handle image resizing.
- Determine the number of in-between frames (Cadence) to be directly diffused.
- Set the maximum number of frames to determine the length of the animation.
- Adjust the strength schedule to influence the presence of the previous frame on the next frame.
- Skip other settings for this particular animation.
The Magic of Prompts
Now comes a crucial part of the creative process – the prompts. Prompts guide ControlNet to produce the desired output. For this example, we’ll utilize prompts from the Ink Punk checkpoint. Incorporate both positive and negative prompts to achieve the intended effect.
Initiating the Animation
In the “Init” tab, upload the path to your stock video using the “Video Init” option. Ensure the video is properly hosted on the Run Diffusion server as per the provided guidelines.
Now, enable the ControlNet models – C and Model 1. Choose the appropriate preprocessors, such as Canny, OpenPose, or OpenPose Face, depending on your requirements. Be cautious with untested preprocessors, as they might yield unexpected results.
Next, set the video path for both ControlNet models and configure the control mode’s weightage to achieve the desired level of influence.
Generating the Animation
With all settings in place, click on “Generate” and let the AI work its magic. The animation will be ready in a matter of minutes, revealing fascinating transformations and artistic expressions.
Fine-Tuning and Comparing Results
Experimentation is key to obtaining unique and mesmerizing animations. By making minor adjustments to the prompts, seed, control mode, and preprocessors, you can create vastly different outcomes. Feel free to compare various iterations to witness the creative possibilities ControlNet offers.
ControlNet, combined with Run Diffusion’s stable diffusion servers, opens up a world of artistic exploration and creativity. From surreal transformations to captivating animations, the possibilities are endless. So go ahead, embark on your AI-powered creative journey, and witness the magic of ControlNet unfold before your eyes.