Partnership to Launch AI-Powered Avatar Generation Tool

Krikey.ai partnered up with Stability AI to launch an animation tool.

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Krikey.ai, a provider of developer tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI), has announced an AI animation partnership with Stability AI, a provider of open-source AI tools, to launch an AI animation tool that enables users to generate interactive 3D characters and animated avatars.

Users can submit a text phrase as a prompt to make avatar animations using Krikey's AI-powered "Text to Animation" tool in just a few minutes. A video file or fbx file can then be exported by users to their preferred 3D gaming engine, video editing program, or social networking site. Moreover, users can generate an AI animation for their 3D avatar using Krikey's tool. Krikey launched the AI Animation tool on its website this week and stated that more avatar customization features will be launching this quarter, reports Sam Sprigg at Auganix.

According to the company, creating these kinds of animations often requires more than five business days, but with Krikey's AI tool, creating an avatar animation just takes a few minutes. Animations are immediately useable in augmented reality (AR) experiences and are mobile-optimized. By democratizing the content creation process, Krikey believes that its AI-to-AR pipeline will empower creators and developers. The AI platform is not able to endow characters with emotions though, therefore the function of artists and animators stays the same in the production process, according to the company. Krikey's approach assists in streamlining these positions' procedures as opposed to replacing them.

“Stability is always seeking out AI innovators and the Krikey team has put together one of the best tools to democratize creative expression. Now anyone can animate a 3D character with a few words in a text box,” said Emad Mostaque, CEO of Stability AI. “We are excited to support the Krikey AI team and work together to empower the next generation of AI creators and developers.”

Krikey’s AI tools allow users to explore and try out a set of basic motion prompts, including variations on “walk,” “run,” “jump,” “wave,” “climb” and more. However, more complex prompts like“moonwalk,” “zombie march” and “tai chi” can also lead to engaging results. The company has also created a prompt guide to help instruct users on how best to enter and experiment in the world of AI Animation.

The platform's animation tool enables users to alter the camera angle, add or remove shadows, backdrops, change the animation speed, and edit their Avatar before exporting to share with others once an animation has been made based on a prompt. Animations that have been generated can be viewed in a user's account's dashboard.

“This is the beginning of a revolution in how 3D content will be created,” said Ketaki Shriram, Co-founder and CTO at Krikey.ai. “Generative AI Animations have applications in numerous industries including film, gaming, Metaverse avatars, social media, and cloud computing. AIAnimation could be the foundation of the next creator economy.”

Sam Draper
March 13, 2023

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