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ComfyUI Extension: comfyui-liveportrait

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How to Install comfyui-liveportrait

Install this extension via the ComfyUI Manager by searching for  comfyui-liveportrait
  • 1. Click the Manager button in the main menu
  • 2. Select Custom Nodes Manager button
  • 3. Enter comfyui-liveportrait 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-liveportrait Description

ComfyUI-liveportrait integrates the LivePortrait functionality into the ComfyUI framework, enabling users to create dynamic, animated portraits with ease. This extension enhances user experience by providing seamless animation capabilities within the ComfyUI environment.

comfyui-liveportrait Introduction

The comfyui-liveportrait extension is a powerful tool designed to bring static portraits to life through animation. This extension integrates seamlessly with ComfyUI, allowing AI artists to create dynamic and engaging animated portraits from still images. By leveraging advanced techniques in stitching and retargeting control, comfyui-liveportrait can generate realistic and expressive animations, solving the problem of static and lifeless portraits. This tool is particularly useful for artists looking to add a new dimension to their digital artwork, making their creations more interactive and captivating.

How comfyui-liveportrait Works

At its core, comfyui-liveportrait works by analyzing a static portrait and applying motion patterns to create an animated version. The process involves several key steps:

  1. Feature Extraction: The extension extracts facial features from the static image using pre-trained models.
  2. Motion Application: It then applies predefined motion patterns to these features, simulating natural movements such as blinking, smiling, or talking.
  3. Stitching and Retargeting: The final step involves stitching the animated features back onto the original portrait and adjusting them to ensure smooth and realistic motion. Think of it as a digital puppeteer, where the static portrait is the puppet, and the extension provides the strings and movements to bring it to life.

comfyui-liveportrait Features

1. Realistic Animations

  • Facial Expressions: Create a variety of facial expressions, from subtle smiles to exaggerated emotions.
  • Eye Movements: Simulate natural eye movements, including blinking and looking around.
  • Lip Syncing: Sync lip movements with audio to create talking animations.

2. Customization Options

  • Motion Patterns: Choose from a library of motion patterns or create your own.
  • Animation Speed: Adjust the speed of the animations to match your desired effect.
  • Expression Intensity: Control the intensity of facial expressions to suit different artistic styles.

3. Integration with ComfyUI

  • Workflow Compatibility: Works seamlessly with other ComfyUI nodes and workflows.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Easy-to-use interface designed for artists, with minimal technical setup required.

comfyui-liveportrait Models

The extension uses several pre-trained models to achieve its effects. These models need to be placed in specific directories within the ComfyUI setup:

  • LivePortrait Models: Download from or and place them in Comfyui/models/liveportrait.
  • InsightFace Models: These models are used for face detection and should be placed in Comfyui/models/insightface. Each model serves a specific purpose, such as feature extraction or motion application, and they work together to create the final animated portrait.

Troubleshooting comfyui-liveportrait

Here are some common issues you might encounter while using comfyui-liveportrait and how to solve them:

Issue: Models Not Loading

  • Solution: Ensure that the models are placed in the correct directories (Comfyui/models/liveportrait and Comfyui/models/insightface). Double-check the file paths and names.

Issue: Animation Looks Unnatural

  • Solution: Adjust the motion patterns and animation speed settings. Sometimes, tweaking these parameters can significantly improve the realism of the animations.

Issue: Extension Not Working with Other ComfyUI Nodes

  • Solution: Make sure you are using compatible versions of ComfyUI and other nodes. Check for updates and ensure all components are up-to-date.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Can I use my own motion patterns?
  • A: Yes, you can create and import your own motion patterns to customize the animations further.
  • Q: Is there a limit to the length of the animations?
  • A: The length of the animations can be adjusted based on your needs, but longer animations may require more processing power.

Learn More about comfyui-liveportrait

For additional resources and support, consider exploring the following:

  • : Visit the official homepage for more examples and detailed documentation.
  • : Read the technical report for an in-depth understanding of the underlying technology.
  • : Join the community forums to ask questions, share your work, and get support from other users and developers. By leveraging these resources, you can enhance your understanding and make the most out of the comfyui-liveportrait extension. Happy animating!

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