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Waifu Synthesis

credits Kyle McLean

Waifu Synthesis- real time generative anime

Bit of a playful project investigating real-time generation of singing anime characters, a neural mashup if you will.

All of the animation is made in real-time using a StyleGan neural network trained on the Danbooru2018 dataset, a large scale anime image database with 3.33m+ images annotated with 99.7m+ tags.

Lyrics were produced with GPT-2, a large scale language model trained on 40GB of internet text. I used the recently released 345 million parameter version- the full model has 1.5 billion parameters, and has currently not been released due to concerns about malicious use (think fake news).

Music was made in part using models from Magenta, a research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music.

Setup is using vvvv, Python and Ableton Live.
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StyleGan, Danbooru2018, GPT-2 and Magenta were developed by Nvidia,gwern.net/Danbooru2018, OpenAI and Google respectively.

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everyoneishappy, Monday, Jul 1st 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 1 comments  
sinao 01/07/2019 - 15:35

Awesome. I’ve been following your project since you created an Instagram post and try to recreate it a bit.

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~5d ago

Joanie_AntiVJ: I have an issue with some reflection calculations, any vector expert may know the secret of mirrors ? :) https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/help-to-mirror-a-vector/20523/4

~5d ago

Joanie_AntiVJ: I have an issue with some reflection calculations, any vector expert may know the secret of mirrors ? :) https://discourse.vvvv.org/t/help-to-mirror-a-vector/20523/4

~16d ago

joreg: @LCA remember that we also provide custom support for commercial projects: https://visualprogramming.net/#Support

~17d ago

LCA: where to ask about hardware setups: VL application over 26 1080p displays. maybe also with FUSE

~23d ago

tonfilm: @tobyk there is also this, who wants to win: https://bottosson.github.io/posts/oklab/

~1mth ago

tobyk: LCH is the best color space, all the other color spaces are now big losers. https://atmos.style/blog/lch-color-space

~1mth ago

schlonzo: "HowTo Work with Children" somehow I expected something else :D

~2mth ago

fleg: This Tuesday, Cologne: exhibition opening of "interwoven", textile disinformation patterns created with vvvv. https://fleg.de/news/exhibition-interwoven