Avatarify App: Face Animation App – Android App And iPhone Ios App

Avatarify App Face Animation App – Android App And iPhone Ios App. Avatarify allows you to create living avatars that mimic your actions typing experience, so long as you are OK with the minimalist setup.

What you need to know

  • Avatarify enables you to design living avatars that mimic your actions.
  • You can use the avatars in video calls, such as on Skype or Zoom.
  • Its developers just released a video explaining how to install and calibrate Avatarify.

An incredible tool called Avatarify popped on social media today. It allows you to convert images into moveable avatars of your face that you can use in video calls. The program integrates your facial movements into the image, making it appear as if the image comes to life. In the program’s tutorial video, you can see one of its developers, Ali Aliev, convert Einstein, the Mona Lisa, and other images into living avatars.

Avatarify launched on April 12, 2020, but a tutorial for Windows installation came out today, making it accessible to many more users. Avatarify allows you to calibrate images to fit your facial movements better. For example, if the source image is smiling, you can smile, calibrate the image, then make a straight face. Doing this makes the image have a straight face as well. You can use the same process to line your head with images at an angle, such as the Mona Lisa.

The how-to video goes into great detail to ensure you can install the program on your PC, assuming your setup meets the minimum requirements. If you want to see the program in action, jump to around the 9:45 mark. That’s the point Aliev uses Einstein as an avatar, followed by calibrating the setup for the Mona Lisa.

To use Avatarify, you need to have a PC that meets the program’s minimum requirements. Its Github page says you can hit 33FPS with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti, 15FPS with an NVIDIA GTX 1070, and only 1FPS with a 2018 MacBook Pro without a GPU. That last entry helps illustrate the main point that you need a CUDA-enabled (NVIDIA) video card, or else it will use your PC’s processor and run slowly.

The GitHub page has sections walking you through using Avatarify on Skype, Zoom, and Slack, though you could potentially use it on other programs as well.

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Install And Use Avatarify On Windows 7,8,10

System Requirements

In order to run Avatarify smoothly, you need a CUDA-enabled (NVIDIA) video card. Otherwise, it will fall back to the central processor and run very slowly. These are performance metrics for some hardware:

  • GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: 33 fps
  • GeForce GTX 1070: 15 fps

Of course, you also need a webcam!

Avatarify requires a CUDA-enabled NVIDIA GPU to perform heavy tasks. Macbooks don’t have such GPUs, and for processing use CPU, which has much less computing power to run Avatarify smoothly, so we haven’t included it in this blog.

Installation Process

  • First, you need to download the latest version of your Nvidia driver. Click here to visit the Nvidia site, select your graphics card model from the list, and press Search.
    Select your graphics card model and download the latest version
    If the latest driver is available, Download and Install it.install the downloaded file
  • Next, Install Miniconda Python 3.7. While installing no need to change any options, just press Next.Download the Python 3.7 from the link
  • Download and Install Git(It is used for fetching the source code). While installing no need to change any options, just press Next.Download the Git, it will be useful for fetching source code
  • Press the Windows button and type “miniconda“. Run suggested Anaconda Prompt.
  • Type Miniconda in windows search bar and run the commands
  • To install Avatarify, copy-paste these 3 commands and don’t change them. The 3rd command will take some time. Don’t close this window till the end.
    git clone https://github.com/alievk/avatarify.git
    cd avatarify
    scripts\install_windows.bat

copy and paste the code and press enter.

Copy and paste the 2nd code and press Enter

  • Download the model’s weights from any of the below-mentioned mediums as per your wish. DropboxMegaYandex.Disk or Google Drive. The file size is 716 MB.
  • Once you have downloaded it, without unzipping the file, place vox-adv-cpk.pth.tar file in the avatarify directory. This location can be found on the miniconda prompt page you opened previously.the location of the file can be found on the command prompt
  • Once you are at the location, copy and paste the download file(716MB) on the Avatarify folder.copy and paste the downloaded folder in the location shown in the picture
  • Run run_windows.bat. If the installation is successful, two windows “cam” and “avatarify” will appear. That is, one is your face and another is Einstein’s face will appear. Leave these windows open, you will need it for the next installation steps. If there are multiple cameras (including virtual ones) in the system, you may need to select which camera you want. Open scripts/settings_windows.bat and edit CAMID variable. CAMID is an index number of cameras like 0, 1, 2, …run the code given and press Enter
  • Next, Download and Install OBS Studio for capturing Avatarify output. This will help to stream the avatarified face to video conferencing applications like Zoom, Google meet, Skype and many others.
  • Now, Download and Install VirtualCam plugin. Choose Install and register only 1 virtual camera.Press the go to downloads to download the filePress the Go to download to install it. Also while installing, select “Install plugin and register only 1 virtual camera option”.
  • Run the OBS Studio application. In the Sources section, press “+” option, select Windows Capture, and press OK. In the window that is appearing next, choose “[python.exe]: avatarify” in Window drop-down menu and then press OK. Now select Edit -> Transform -> Fit to screen.Press the + button and select windows capture option
  • In OBS Studio, go to Tools -> VirtualCam. Make sure AutoStart option is checked, set Buffered Frames to 0 and press Start.
  • Now OBS-Camerawill be available on video-conferencing applications.

Add New Avatars?

This software comes with few avatars as default and if you wish to add new avatars, it is very simple, Go to Avatarify folder, select the Avatars file and paste the .jpg or .png file of the avatar that you wish to look like in your video-conferencing applications.

Simply paste the image of the avatar on the avatar folder

How To Setup OBS Studio To Various Video-Conferencing Applications

Zoom

Start the Zoom application, go to Settings, select Video and in the camera option select OBS camera.

Select the OBS camera in the camera option in settings

Skype

Go to Settings -> Audio & Video, choose OBS-Camera camera.

Go to settings and choose OBS camera

Microsoft Teams

Go to your profile picture -> Settings -> Devices and choose OBS-Camera from Camera drop-down menu.

select the OBS camera option from settings

Slack

Make a call, allow browser using cameras, click on Settings icon, choose OBS-Camera in Video settings drop-down menu.

Choose OBS camera from settings

Basic Controls On Avatarify

Keys Controls
1-9 These will immediately switch between the first 9 avatars.
Q Turns on StyleGAN-generated avatar. Every time you push the button – a new avatar is sampled.
0 Toggles avatar display on and off.
A/D Previous/next avatar in the folder.
W/S Zoom camera in/out.
U/H/J/K Translate camera. H – left, K – right, U – up, J – Down by 5 pixels. Add Shift to adjust by 1 pixel.
Shift-Z Reset camera zoom and translation
Z/C Adjust avatar target overlay opacity.
X Reset reference frame.
F Toggle reference frame search mode.
R Mirror reference window.
T Mirror output window.
I Show FPS
ESC Quit

SOURCE => Aditya Ravishankar

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