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ComfyUI Extension: V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation

Repo Name

ComfyUI-V-Express

Author
tiankuan93 (Account age: 2948 days)
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Latest Updated
6/17/2024
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How to Install V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation

Install this extension via the ComfyUI Manager by searching for  V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation
  • 1. Click the Manager button in the main menu
  • 2. Select Custom Nodes Manager button
  • 3. Enter V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation 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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V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation Description

V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation balances control signals like pose, image, and audio in portrait video generation. It uses progressive dropout to enhance weak signals, ensuring effective convergence and controlled generation.

V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation Introduction

ComfyUI-V-Express is an extension designed to enhance the capabilities of AI artists by enabling the generation of portrait videos from single images. This extension leverages advanced generative models to balance various control signals such as text, audio, image reference, pose, and depth map. One of the key challenges in portrait video generation is the effective use of weaker control signals, like audio, which often get overshadowed by stronger signals. ComfyUI-V-Express addresses this issue through a method called progressive dropout, which gradually balances these signals, allowing for more effective control and better video generation results.

How V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation Works

ComfyUI-V-Express operates on the principle of conditional dropout, a technique that progressively drops certain control signals during training to balance their influence. Imagine trying to balance multiple spinning plates on sticks; some plates (control signals) spin faster and are easier to keep balanced, while others are slower and more challenging. By occasionally removing the influence of the faster-spinning plates, the slower ones get a chance to stabilize. This analogy helps explain how ComfyUI-V-Express ensures that weaker signals like audio can effectively contribute to the final video generation.

V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation Features

Progressive Dropout

This feature allows the model to balance different control signals by progressively dropping stronger signals during training. This ensures that weaker signals, such as audio, can effectively influence the video generation process.

Multi-Modal Control

ComfyUI-V-Express supports various control signals including text, audio, image reference, pose, and depth map. This multi-modal approach allows for more nuanced and controlled video generation.

Customizable Parameters

Users can adjust parameters like reference_attention_weight and audio_attention_weight to fine-tune the influence of different control signals. For example, setting a higher audio_attention_weight can make the generated video more responsive to audio cues.

Video Post-Processing

The extension includes video post-processing capabilities to mitigate common issues like flickering, ensuring smoother and more visually appealing results.

V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation Models

ComfyUI-V-Express utilizes several models to achieve its functionality. Here are the key models and their roles:

  • audio_projection.bin: Projects audio signals into a format that the generative model can use.
  • denoising_unet.bin: Aids in the denoising process during video generation.
  • motion_module.bin: Handles the motion aspects of the generated video.
  • reference_net.bin: Manages the reference image input.
  • v_kps_guider.bin: Guides the keypoint sequences for facial movements. These models work together to ensure that the generated videos are coherent and responsive to the provided control signals.

What's New with V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation

Recent Updates

  • 2024/06/15: Optimized memory usage, now supporting the generation of longer videos.
  • 2024/06/05: Released the technique report on .
  • 2024/06/03: Added support for ComfyUI with the release of ComfyUI-V-Express.
  • 2024/05/29: Introduced video post-processing to reduce flickering.
  • 2024/05/23: Released the code and models for public use. These updates bring significant improvements in performance and usability, making it easier for AI artists to create high-quality portrait videos.

Troubleshooting V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation

Common Issues and Solutions

  1. Installation Errors:
  • Ensure that all dependencies are correctly installed. Follow the installation instructions carefully, especially for specific Python packages.
  • If you encounter issues with insightface, download the .whl file from and install it manually.
  1. Model Loading Issues:
  • Verify that all model files are placed in the correct directories as specified in the installation guide.
  • Ensure that the model_ckpts folder structure matches the required format.
  1. Output Video Not Displaying:
  • Make sure to set the output_path correctly in the ComfyUI settings. The path should end with .mp4 to ensure the video is saved and displayed properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Can I use ComfyUI-V-Express with other generative models?
  • A: Yes, ComfyUI-V-Express is designed to be compatible with various generative models, allowing for flexible integration.
  • Q: How do I adjust the influence of different control signals?
  • A: You can adjust the reference_attention_weight and audio_attention_weight parameters to fine-tune the influence of different control signals.

Learn More about V-Express: Conditional Dropout for Progressive Training of Portrait Video Generation

For additional resources, tutorials, and community support, you can visit the following links:

  • These resources provide comprehensive information and support to help you get the most out of ComfyUI-V-Express.

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