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ComfyUI Extension: ComfyUI-MotionCtrl

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How to Install ComfyUI-MotionCtrl

Install this extension via the ComfyUI Manager by searching for  ComfyUI-MotionCtrl
  • 1. Click the Manager button in the main menu
  • 2. Select Custom Nodes Manager button
  • 3. Enter ComfyUI-MotionCtrl in the search bar
After installation, click the  Restart button to restart ComfyUI. Then, manually refresh your browser to clear the cache and access the updated list of nodes.

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ComfyUI-MotionCtrl Description

ComfyUI-MotionCtrl enables motion control in ComfyUI by integrating specific weights. Users must download the MotionCtrl weights and place them in the ComfyUI models checkpoints directory to activate this functionality.

ComfyUI-MotionCtrl Introduction

ComfyUI-MotionCtrl is an extension designed to enhance the capabilities of ComfyUI by integrating MotionCtrl, a powerful tool for video generation. MotionCtrl allows you to independently control complex camera movements and object motions within generated videos using a unified model. This extension is particularly useful for AI artists who want to create dynamic and visually appealing video content without needing extensive technical knowledge.

By using ComfyUI-MotionCtrl, you can easily generate videos with sophisticated motion effects, making your creative projects more engaging and professional. Whether you're working on animations, video art, or any other form of digital media, this extension provides the tools you need to bring your ideas to life.

How ComfyUI-MotionCtrl Works

ComfyUI-MotionCtrl operates by leveraging the MotionCtrl model to manage and manipulate motion within video frames. Here's a simplified explanation of how it works:

  1. Motion Control: The extension allows you to define and control both camera and object motions. This means you can specify how the camera moves around the scene and how objects within the scene move.
  2. Unified Model: MotionCtrl uses a single, unified model to handle both types of motion, making it easier to create cohesive and synchronized video effects.
  3. Preset Tools: The extension includes tools for generating motion trajectories and camera points, which can be used to create predefined motion paths for your videos. Imagine you are directing a virtual camera in a 3D space. You can set the camera to move along a specific path while also animating objects within the scene to follow their own paths. ComfyUI-MotionCtrl simplifies this process by providing intuitive tools and presets.

ComfyUI-MotionCtrl Features

ComfyUI-MotionCtrl comes with several features designed to give you control over video motion:

  1. Load MotionCtrl Checkpoint: This node allows you to load the pre-trained MotionCtrl model, which is essential for generating motion effects.
  2. MotionCtrl Cond: This node lets you set conditions for the motion, such as specifying whether you want to control camera motion, object motion, or both.
  3. MotionCtrl Sample Simple: This node provides a simplified way to sample motion effects, making it easier to apply basic motion controls.
  4. Load Motion Camera Preset: This tool helps you load predefined camera motion paths, saving you time and effort in setting up complex camera movements.
  5. Load Motion Traj Preset: Similar to the camera preset, this tool allows you to load predefined object motion paths.
  6. Select Image Indices: This node helps you select specific frames or images to apply motion effects, giving you precise control over the timing and sequence of motions.
  7. MotionCtrl Sample: This node offers more advanced sampling options for creating detailed and customized motion effects. Each of these features can be customized to suit your specific needs. For example, you can adjust the speed and direction of camera movements or the complexity of object motions to achieve the desired visual effect.

ComfyUI-MotionCtrl Models

ComfyUI-MotionCtrl utilizes the MotionCtrl model, which is versatile and capable of handling various types of motion control. Here are the main models you can use:

  1. Camera Motion Model: This model focuses on controlling the movement of the camera within the video scene. Use this when you want to create dynamic camera angles and perspectives.
  2. Object Motion Model: This model is designed to control the movement of objects within the scene. It's ideal for animating characters, props, or any other elements in your video.
  3. Combined Motion Model: This model allows you to control both camera and object motions simultaneously, providing a comprehensive solution for complex video animations. By choosing the appropriate model, you can tailor the motion effects to match your creative vision and project requirements.

What's New with ComfyUI-MotionCtrl

The extension is continuously updated to improve functionality and user experience. Here are some of the latest updates:

  • 20231225: Released MotionCtrl deployed on LVDM/VideoCrafter, providing enhanced video generation capabilities.
  • 20231225: Gradio demo available, allowing users to test MotionCtrl features interactively.
  • 20231228: Local Gradio demo provided for convenience, making it easier to experiment with motion controls on your own machine.
  • 20240115: More camera poses added for testing, expanding the range of available motion presets.
  • 20240115: Released MotionCtrl deployed on SVD, with codes available in the SVD branch and a Gradio demo for hands-on experience. These updates bring new features and improvements that can help you create even more impressive video content.

Troubleshooting ComfyUI-MotionCtrl

If you encounter any issues while using ComfyUI-MotionCtrl, here are some common problems and their solutions:

  1. Model Not Loading: Ensure that you have downloaded the MotionCtrl weights and placed them in the correct directory (ComfyUI/models/checkpoints). Double-check the file path and try reloading the model.
  2. Motion Effects Not Applying: Verify that you have correctly set the motion conditions using the MotionCtrl Cond node. Make sure you have selected the appropriate motion type (camera, object, or both).
  3. Unexpected Motion Behavior: If the motion effects are not behaving as expected, review the settings in the MotionCtrl Sample node. Adjust the parameters to fine-tune the motion effects. For more detailed troubleshooting, refer to the official documentation or community forums where you can ask questions and get support from other users.

Learn More about ComfyUI-MotionCtrl

To further enhance your understanding and skills with ComfyUI-MotionCtrl, here are some additional resources:

  • : Generate motion trajectories for your videos.
  • : Create motion camera points to define camera paths.
  • : Explore more about the MotionCtrl model and its capabilities.
  • : Read the research paper for an in-depth understanding of the technology behind MotionCtrl. By exploring these resources, you can gain a deeper insight into how ComfyUI-MotionCtrl works and how to make the most of its features in your creative projects.

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