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ComfyUI Node: AnimalPose Estimator (AP10K)

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ControlNet Preprocessors/Faces and Poses Estimators
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AnimalPose Estimator (AP10K) Description

Specialized node for estimating and processing animal poses using advanced algorithms for keypoint detection in images.

AnimalPose Estimator (AP10K):

The AnimalPosePreprocessor is a specialized node designed to estimate and process the poses of animals within images. This node leverages advanced pose detection algorithms to identify key points on animal bodies, enabling detailed analysis and manipulation of animal poses. It is particularly useful for AI artists and developers working on projects that involve animal motion capture, animation, or behavior analysis. By providing accurate keypoint detection, the AnimalPosePreprocessor helps in creating more realistic and dynamic representations of animals in various digital art and animation projects.

AnimalPose Estimator (AP10K) Input Parameters:


This parameter determines whether the preprocessor should detect hand keypoints in the image. It accepts two options: "enable" and "disable", with the default value being "enable". Enabling this option allows the node to include hand keypoints in the pose estimation, which can be useful for detailed animations or studies involving animal limbs.


This parameter controls whether the preprocessor should detect body keypoints. It also accepts "enable" and "disable" as options, with "enable" being the default. When enabled, the node will identify keypoints on the animal's body, which is essential for capturing the overall posture and movement of the animal.


This parameter specifies whether the preprocessor should detect facial keypoints. The options are "enable" and "disable", with the default set to "enable". Enabling this option allows the node to capture detailed facial expressions and movements, which can be crucial for projects focusing on animal facial behavior.


This parameter sets the resolution for the pose estimation process. The default value is 512. Higher resolutions can lead to more accurate keypoint detection but may require more computational resources. Adjusting this parameter allows you to balance between accuracy and performance based on your project's needs.

AnimalPose Estimator (AP10K) Output Parameters:


This output parameter provides the processed image with the detected keypoints overlaid. It visually represents the identified poses, making it easier to understand and verify the accuracy of the pose estimation.


This output parameter contains the keypoint data for the detected poses. It includes the coordinates of each keypoint, which can be used for further analysis, animation, or integration into other digital art projects. This data is essential for creating detailed and dynamic representations of animal movements.

AnimalPose Estimator (AP10K) Usage Tips:

  • Ensure that the input images are clear and of good quality to improve the accuracy of pose detection.
  • Adjust the resolution parameter based on the complexity of the image and the level of detail required for your project.
  • Enable or disable specific keypoint detections (hand, body, face) based on the focus of your project to optimize performance and accuracy.

AnimalPose Estimator (AP10K) Common Errors and Solutions:

"Model loading failed"

  • Explanation: This error occurs when the preprocessor is unable to load the pose detection model.
  • Solution: Ensure that the model files are correctly placed in the expected directory and that the file paths are correctly specified.

"Invalid input image"

  • Explanation: This error indicates that the provided image is not in a supported format or is corrupted.
  • Solution: Verify that the input image is in a supported format (e.g., JPEG, PNG) and is not corrupted. Try using a different image to see if the issue persists.

"Insufficient memory"

  • Explanation: This error occurs when the system does not have enough memory to process the image at the specified resolution.
  • Solution: Reduce the resolution parameter or close other applications to free up memory. If the problem continues, consider upgrading your system's memory.

"Keypoint detection failed"

  • Explanation: This error indicates that the preprocessor was unable to detect keypoints in the image.
  • Solution: Ensure that the image contains clear and distinguishable animal features. Adjust the lighting and contrast of the image if necessary.

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