Animated Drawings, an AI-based open-source project developed by Meta, which was previously known as Facebook, was recently unveiled. Anyone can quickly and easily transform their basic doodles into animated characters thanks to this project. By making Animated Drawings an open-source tool, the goal is to inspire developers to come up with new ideas and provide users with more varied and immersive experiences.
The Fundamental AI Research (FAIR) team released this web-based tool in 2021. A single human-like character drawing must be uploaded by users or a demo figure must be chosen. Meta gives users who upload their own doodles the option to grant permission for the tool’s models to be trained with their drawings. However, consent is not required to utilize the tool.
Users must resize a capture box to fit their creation after uploading a drawing. Before adjusting the positions of the joints, they can then make any necessary adjustments with a pen and eraser. The tool then creates an animated version of the sketch with a selection of pre-set animations from four categories, including dancing, funny, jumping, and walking, after completion.
To capture and animate a drawing, animated drawings make use of a variety of methods, including pose estimation models, object detection models, and image processing-based segmentation methods. Additionally, it uses standard computer graphics techniques to deform and animate the image.
Despite the tool’s requirement for only human figures, users granted Meta permission to use over 1.6 million images for training purposes, including company logos, anime characters, fish, and stuffed animals, within months of the demo’s release. Sound effects and text overlays were requested for a more comprehensive toolset due to the tool’s popularity and the variety of uploaded images. Meta chose to deliver the undertaking as an open-source device alongside a dataset containing around 180,000 drawings because of the broad interest in more complete attracting to-movement encounters.