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Alibaba Open Sources EMO: Make Your Avatar Videos Sing Naturally
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Alibaba Open Sources EMO: Make Your Avatar Videos Sing Naturally

Last Updated on February 29, 2024 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Meng Li

Originally published on Towards AI.


https://humanaigc.github.io/emote-portrait-alive/

For us, generating a single 2D image with technologies like Stable Diffusion or Midjourney is no longer a challenge.

However, the complexity arises when we attempt to stitch these consecutively generated 2D images together to create a smooth video.

In the realm of 3D generation technology, avatar technology has always been a focal point.

This technology can be broadly divided into two main directions: creation and animation of digital avatars.

Today, we’re delving into a new advancement in the animation of digital avatars.

Recently, Alibaba has open-sourced a project named EMO: Emote Portrait Alive.

Traditionally, avatar videos generated appear stiff and unnatural, resembling a simple compilation of static facial expressions.

However, the advent of EMO technology has changed this narrative.

EMO has successfully produced singing avatar videos, achieving a natural and lively effect.

So, how does EMO technology accomplish this?

And what is the quality of the avatar videos it generates?

Let’s explore together.

https://humanaigc.github.io/emote-portrait-alive/

To create lifelike talking head videos, the EMO framework takes a unique approach by adopting a direct audio-to-video synthesis strategy.

Unlike traditional, cumbersome processes that rely on 3D models or facial landmarks, EMO’s simplicity raises the question: can such simplicity truly achieve the desired outcome?

At the core of the EMO framework is a text-to-image model known as Stable Diffusion… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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