Plask launches Plask Generative AI
Originally posted on 7 April 2023. Plask later renamed the service Plask Comix, then discontinued it on 15 September 2023.
AI motion-capture firm Plask has launched Plask Generative AI: a new online service that generates 2D character images matching the pose of a 3D character.
The browser-based service, which is available free in beta, lets users pose a 3D mannequin then enter text prompts to guide the style of the images generated.
Pose a 3D character, then generate detailed 2D illustrations or concept art matching the pose
Although Plask is best known for its browser-based AI mocap system, now renamed Plask Motion, the new service is its first move into generative AI.
It lets users generate 2D character images for illustrations or concept art work, and to do so with the characters in specific poses, matching those of a 3D mannequin in Plask Generative AI’s user interface.
Both male and female mannequins are available, and can be posed in ways that will be familiar to users of DCC software, with position and rotation gizmos for each joint in the character’s skeleton.
It’s also possible to upload a source photo, and have Plask Generative AI match the pose from it.
Once a pose has been established, users can guide the visual style of the image generated by entering text prompts, or picking from a range of presets: there are options for both realistic and anime-style images.
Users can also adjust a small set of control parameters, including picking from the samplers currently available in Stable Diffusion, the open-source AI model used,
Currently available free in beta
Generating images using Plask Generative AI currently takes a minute or two per prompt, although the service generates four variant images at a time.
As with other generative AI services, the quality of the results depends on the prompts you use, and on chance: it has some familiar problems with fingers, as you can see from the image above.
The service is in public beta, and can currently be used for free, although generating images will eventually consume online credits.
Price, system requirements and release date
Plask Generative AI is currently available free in public beta. It should run in any standard desktop web browser. Plask hasn’t announced a commercial release date or pricing yet.