FaceComposer: A Unified Model for Versatile Facial Content Creation

Published: 21 Sept 2023, Last Modified: 02 Nov 2023NeurIPS 2023 posterEveryoneRevisionsBibTeX
Keywords: diffusion model; talking face generation; face generation
Abstract: This work presents FaceComposer, a unified generative model that accomplishes a variety of facial content creation tasks, including text-conditioned face synthesis, text-guided face editing, face animation etc. Based on the latent diffusion framework, FaceComposer follows the paradigm of compositional generation and employs diverse face-specific conditions, e.g., Identity Feature and Projected Normalized Coordinate Code, to release the model creativity at all possible. To support text control and animation, we clean up some existing face image datasets and collect around 500 hours of talking-face videos, forming a high-quality large-scale multi-modal face database. A temporal self-attention module is incorporated into the U-Net structure, which allows learning the denoising process on the mixture of images and videos. Extensive experiments suggest that our approach not only achieves comparable or even better performance than state-of-the-arts on each single task, but also facilitates some combined tasks with one-time forward, demonstrating its potential in serving as a foundation generative model in face domain. We further develop an interface such that users can enjoy our one-step service to create, edit, and animate their own characters. Code, dataset, model, and interface will be made publicly available.
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Submission Number: 2146