experimental morphing of facial expressions with Deforum/Stable Diffusion

AI based animation tools like Deforum/A1111 make it possible to morph in between typical facial expression with a simple frame by frame manner. Beyond that, it is possible to vary inbetween gender or age which offers an exciting toolset to design interactions or visualizations.

Morphing facial emotional expressions

The feelings circle is one diagram that attempts to pinpoint the percievable range of human facial emotions through sheer sight. This is a very complex psychological territory, because of it’s cognitive overlaps from different disciplines. Nonetheless, we can experiement with the diagram in out prompt matrix and use it as a guide for a facial animation through it’s range of emotions.

Deforum setup aligned with the circular diagram of emotions