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ComfyUI Node: Sliding Window Options

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Animate Diff
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How to Install AnimateDiff

Install this extension via the ComfyUI Manager by searching for  AnimateDiff
  • 1. Click the Manager button in the main menu
  • 2. Select Custom Nodes Manager button
  • 3. Enter AnimateDiff in the search bar
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Sliding Window Options Description

Facilitates configuration of sliding window parameters for video processing in Animate Diff framework, enhancing animation quality.

Sliding Window Options:

The AnimateDiffSlidingWindowOptions node is designed to facilitate the configuration of sliding window parameters for video processing in the Animate Diff framework. This node allows you to define how frames are sampled and processed in a sliding window manner, which is crucial for generating smooth and coherent animations. By adjusting parameters such as context length, stride, overlap, and schedule, you can control the granularity and overlap of the context windows used during the animation generation process. This flexibility helps in achieving better temporal consistency and visual quality in the resulting animations. The node also supports a closed-loop option, which can be used to create seamless looping animations.

Sliding Window Options Input Parameters:


context_length determines the number of frames included in each context window. This parameter directly impacts the amount of temporal information available for processing each segment of the video. A longer context length can provide more context but may increase computational complexity. The value ranges from 2 to 32, with a default of 16.


context_stride specifies the step size between the starting points of consecutive context windows. A smaller stride results in more overlap between windows, which can enhance temporal coherence but also increases the number of windows to process. The value ranges from 1 to 32, with a default of 1.


context_overlap defines the number of frames that overlap between consecutive context windows. This parameter helps in maintaining continuity between windows by sharing frames, which can be crucial for smooth transitions. The value ranges from 0 to 32, with a default of 4.


context_schedule determines the scheduling strategy for the context windows. It defines how the windows are distributed across the video frames. The available options are defined in ContextSchedules.CONTEXT_SCHEDULE_LIST, with the default being ContextSchedules.UNIFORM. This parameter allows for different sampling strategies to be applied, which can affect the animation's temporal dynamics.


closed_loop is a boolean parameter that, when set to True, enables the creation of looping animations by connecting the end of the video back to the beginning. This is useful for generating seamless loops. The default value is False.

Sliding Window Options Output Parameters:


The SLIDING_WINDOW_OPTS output parameter encapsulates the configured sliding window options. This output is used by other nodes in the Animate Diff framework to apply the specified sliding window parameters during the animation generation process. It ensures that the context windows are sampled and processed according to the defined configuration, thereby influencing the temporal coherence and quality of the final animation.

Sliding Window Options Usage Tips:

  • Adjust the context_length to balance between temporal context and computational load. A longer context length provides more information but requires more processing power.
  • Use a smaller context_stride to increase the overlap between context windows, which can help in achieving smoother transitions between frames.
  • Experiment with different context_schedule options to find the best scheduling strategy for your specific animation needs. The UNIFORM schedule is a good starting point.
  • Enable closed_loop if you need to create seamless looping animations, ensuring that the end of the video connects smoothly back to the beginning.

Sliding Window Options Common Errors and Solutions:

"ValueError: Control type may not support required features for sliding context window"

  • Explanation: This error occurs when the control object used in the sliding context window does not support the necessary features.
  • Solution: Ensure that you are using control objects from the Kosinkadink/Advanced-ControlNet nodes, which are compatible with the sliding context window requirements.

"Invalid context length"

  • Explanation: This error is raised when the context_length parameter is set outside the allowed range of 2 to 32. - Solution: Adjust the context_length parameter to be within the valid range.

"Invalid context stride"

  • Explanation: This error occurs when the context_stride parameter is set outside the allowed range of 1 to 32. - Solution: Adjust the context_stride parameter to be within the valid range.

"Invalid context overlap"

  • Explanation: This error is raised when the context_overlap parameter is set outside the allowed range of 0 to 32. - Solution: Adjust the context_overlap parameter to be within the valid range.

"Invalid context schedule"

  • Explanation: This error occurs when an unsupported value is set for the context_schedule parameter.
  • Solution: Ensure that the context_schedule parameter is set to one of the values defined in ContextSchedules.CONTEXT_SCHEDULE_LIST.

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