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Generating Faces with Deconvolution Networks

Example generations

This repo contains code to train and interface with a deconvolution network adapted from this paper to generate faces using data from the Radboud Faces Database. Requires Keras, NumPy, SciPy, and tqdm with Python 3 to use.

A blog post describing this project can be found here.

Training New Models

To train a new model, simply run:

python3 faces.py train path/to/data

You can specify the number of deconvolution layers with -d to generate larger images, assuming your GPU has the memory for it. You can play with the batch size and the number of kernels per layer (using -b and -k respectively) until it fits in memory, although this may result in worse results or longer training.

Using 6 deconvolution layers with a batch size of 8 and the default number of kernels per layer, a model was trained on an Nvidia Titan X card (12 GB) to generate 512x640 images in a little over a day.

Generating Images

To generate images using a trained model, you can specify parameters in a yaml file and run:

python3 faces.py generate -m path/to/model -o output/directory -f path/to/params.yaml

There are four different modes you can use to generate images:

  • single, produce a single image.
  • random, produce a set of random images.
  • drunk, similar to random, but produces a more contiguous sequence of images.
  • interpolate, animate between a set of specified keyframes.

You can find examples of these files in the params directory, which should give you a good idea of how to format these and what's available.

Examples

Interpolating between identities and emotions:

Interpolating between identities and emotions

Interpolating between orientations: (which the model is unable to learn)

Interpolating between orientation

Random generations (using "drunk" mode):

Random generations